This is amazing!
I finally saw “What’s Your Number?” over the weekend. It was cute and predictable like most romantic comedies. It was pretty funny though and I enjoyed it! I mean, what’s not to enjoy about this?
Ladies, am I right? Plus I like Anna Farris. I think she’s adorable. The only thing that sucked was the fact I had to see it at the craptasic theater because it’s no longer playing at the good one. I was the only person in the room. Seriously. Plus the sound was acting up and I had to go out and tell someone to fix it. I honestly have no idea how the location is still open. They don’t even staff the ticket booth. Instead you purchase your movie tickets at the concession stand! It’s a hot mess really.
I still need to see “Ides of March.” Maybe I’ll aim for next weekend to see that. And I’m annoyed that “Puncture” isn’t playing near me.
Did you see any movies this weekend?
That’s how much I owe on my Jeep! I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! I can’t wait to pay Dexter (Yes, that’s his name) off. Then I can start using that money to pay off credit cards and start saving more for a house. I can’t wait!
I expect to have it paid off by early 2012. This could change but I’m hoping Amazon sales pick up with the Holidays approaching. If you shop via Amazon, please consider using my link. I earn a small percentage of each sale. It really does add up and it’s how I’ve been able to make extra and larger payments on the Jeep.
Are any of you working toward any financial goals?
We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn Times Square which provided an amazing view of the Empire State Building from our window and was an easy walk to the hustle and bustle of Times Square. We didn’t really see much of the city until Saturday night after a long day of Coning. After dropping our stuff off at our room we checked out a little bit of NYC.
While walking around TS, we witnessed a gay wedding! There was a crowd and my friend thought maybe a street performer was in the center of it but when I managed to sneak a peak I saw a bride in a wedding dress and the other bride in a uniform of some sort. It wasn’t military/police but maybe Transit Authority? Of course it could have been something from a SciFi show for all I know. It was really sweet though. Just goes to show you never know what you might come across in New York City. After wandering around and taking our typical tourist pictures we grabbed a slice (or two) of pizza from Ray’s Pizza. It was pretty good but honestly at that point I could’ve been eating tree bark and I would’ve been happy. After chowing down we made the walk past Radio City Music Hall and made our way down to Rockefeller Center. Believe it or not they have the ice rink set up already! It wasn’t open of course but it’s being installed. Since it was getting pretty late and we had been up since 6am, we headed back to the hotel.
Earlier we had noticed a very large police presence in Times Square. It actually made us feel unsafe if that makes any sense. Well, when we got back to the hotel we found out what was up. It turns out we had just missed the Occupy Wall Street protesters by a few minutes! It was all over the news. We had actually seen a few lone protesters walking around but didn’t think anything of it really.
Sunday we wanted to check out NYCC again but first we stopped by Donna Bell’s Bake Shop which is owned partly by Pauley Perrette who stars as “Abby” on NCIS. It was amazing! It’s very small and if you weren’t looking for it you’d probably walk right past it. It was very hard to choose but I ended up having a Candied Peach w/ Streusel Muffin and a Southern Sweet Tea. They were both fantastic! Plus the prices were beyond reasonable! My muffin was only $3.75 and it was a good size muffin! My medium tea was $2.75 I think? It was really shocked at how low the prices were to be honest but in a good way of course! The two guys who were working the counter were extremely nice and friendly. They answered any questions people had and even made some recommendations when they saw I was having a hard time picking what I wanted. If you’re ever in NYC I highly recommend checking this place out!
Sadly, that was pretty much it for NYC. We didn’t really have the time to check out anything else since we were in town for a reason. Here are a few pictures though of stuff I did see!
I’m going to be all over the place on this most likely. I was in NYC for New York Comic Con (NYCC) over the weekend. It’s a huge east coast comic/entertainment convention in case you’re wondering. This post is going to talk about that chaos and the following post will talk about other NYC stuff. Sound good? Awesome.
One of the best things about attending NYCC this year was the fact I finally got to meet my online friend Irma! I’ve known her for years through blogging and it was great to finally meet her! She has a webcomic and was attending the event to promote it. Of course I picked up a book of her work! I stopped by pretty much every day (except Saturday) to see how her sales were doing and to chat. I couldn’t imagine having to pretty much look happy an entire weekend and talk up strangers about my work. It had to be exhausting for her!
Another totally awesome person I got to chat with was Peter S. Beagle. You know him as the man behind The Last Unicorn. I loved the movie as a kid and my sister actually bought the blu-ray version for me as a present a few years ago. He was extremely nice and asked for my business card when he saw I was “Press!” That was a bit of a thrill for me to be honest. I explained what my blog (When Nerds Attack) was about and he offered a few of his own Convention tips! It was great! I ended up buying a copy of The Last Unicorn Graphic Novel (which is beyond beautiful) which he signed for me.
That all happened on Friday! I wasn’t even in NYC for a whole day and I had all of that happen. That was just the warm up to Saturday though which was “Avengers” Day. The whole reason I was attending was for this movie:
I won’t bore you with minor details. I will tell you I was at the convention center by 7:15am for a panel that didn’t start until 6:00pm-ish. Yes, I sat in a room all day. No, I never left. Not even to use the bathroom. That’s just how I roll at crazy ass conventions. The highlight of the panel for me was seeing Chris Evans up close and personal. Well, I guess I wouldn’t call it personal but I doubt I’ll ever get closer to the guy. He’s adorable. I think he must be shy to some extent because he wore a hat the entire time and seemed maybe a little uncomfortable about the whole thing. I mean, he was great! He answered questions and joked around but I think he might be getting use to this whole big ass movie star thing. After the panel ended Mark Ruffalo (He’ll be playing Hulk/Bruce Banner) did a quick little signing and I was able to get my badge signed. I didn’t have anything else on me!
Here are a few pictures from the Avengers panel:
Not too shabby eh? I wish my pictures were a little better but it’s my own fault. I’m still learning my “fancy” camera but I’m happy with what I have. After the panel though I was interviewed by ABCNews Radio but I haven’t been able to find it anywhere. I sent them a Tweet but no response!
The rest of New York Comic Con was uneventful for the most part. I picked up an adorable Captain America print by Ann Cain. I love it because he’s not wearing a helmet. Yes, I’m shallow. He has a pretty face and I want to see it. I received a few compliments on my Captain America shield hair clip which was nice. Plus I was hit on by some random kid. I’m not sure how old he was but I couldn’t imagine he was older than 20/21. That was a Con first. All in all it was a good Con though. I saw everything I wanted to see for the most part and didn’t run into any major issues. Here are a few more random pictures from New York Comic Con!
You can find all my NYCC photos here! Expect my NYC post later this week!