NYC Adventure Part II: Naked Men, Celebrities and A Good Smelling Husband!
the husband and i were able to spend another day in NYC-although this time we took the train in from NJ, which was full of it’s own adventures of figuring out the right train and it still costing a ridiculous amount of but when in the east coast….
even though my soulfriend Lindsey had to work, i said i still must see her because we are in the same dang city and i want to soak up every minute of being near her. thankfully my husband understands this and he helped get us back to alice’s tea cup so we could surprise attack her!
we told the hostess to tell her there was a customer that wanted to see her immediately and then it was us! her face was awesome and she hooked us up with some of the moistest, most delicious chocolate cake and scones for us to munch on in central park-thanks Linds!
it was actually quite nice to have the previous day apart from my husband because we have literally been around each other 24/7 nonstop for the past 2 weeks. that is a lot of quality time together and when he wasn’t sitting next to me i noticed his lack of presence, which made me appreciate him more. i had a chance to miss him, which i had missed.
we had a lovely time in central park overloading on sugar and trying to talk through what our future would look like. we talked about kids (and the pros and cons of having them), where we want to put down roots and what our careers involved. when we sat down to enjoy the scenery neither of knew that it would turn into a life talk but it did.
life talks can be challenging particularly when you aren’t both exactly on the same page but they are vital to have so you can understand where one another is coming from and work towards common ground.
we walked the streets of new york city, hand in hand (except when hands were needed to cover our noses because some smells of the city are atrocious). you find some neat things to watch on streets-like young kids jumping over people and then break dancing!
we walked towards time square and passed Saks Fifth Avenue and decided to venture in because we have been looking for a new cologne fro Ravery since they discontinued his. we have been on a mission for this for months and haven’t found one we both like. i feel like as his wife i get a say in how he smells, and likewise (although i don’t wear any purfume). we smelled over 20 colognes but feel in love with none.
we walked passed Estee Lauder to ask if they had anything similar to his old smell and then i complained for a minute that they had discontinued his. then something magical happened and she said “wait, what! no we didn’t discontinue that-i think we have some in the back!”
turns out macy’s (where he used to get it) discontinued selling it but they had it! we both jumped up and down and now my husband can smell delicious again!
we made it to time square- which is essentially a public display of how anxiety feels inside of my body. holy-too-much-going-on-at-all-times.
as we rounded the corner….we found naked men. like naked naked. naturally, we had to go talk to them and ask why they were doing this and how they weren’t being arrested. it turns out if you are naked and painted (or some sort of artistic expression) it is part of free speech and allowable. they were doing it to show that bodies are not just sexual but works of art. i can get behind that. it is pretty neat that our laws protect free expression but it turns out…i still don’t want to see penises painted publicly.
as i was uploading this picture i noticed that we are holding our hands in the exact same position and that made me laugh. oh and well i’m clothed. you are welcome for shielding your eyes from this.
as we rounded yet another corner we saw a crowd of people and as i learned when driving through wyoming earlier this year…if you see a herd of people crowded around- there is probably something worth looking at.
i inched carefully closer (you never know what the crowd might be blocking) and sure enough…something to take a photo of…mr. orlando bloom himself (pirates of the caribbean, anyone?) look how excited that one woman is! yay for her!
i might have been more excited if my destination had been something other than NY pizza i had been salivating over since i found out we were going through new york on our travels. this cost around $3 was extremely delicious and was from patzerias perfect pizza NYC. Ravery lucked out because i didn’t notice the massive tomatoes covered by cheese so he got to add those to his pizza.
we absolutely love sitting up high and looking out so we walked past a roof top bar called “the perfect pint” near the pizza place and we luckily grabbed a sit right on the ledge. because we love intentional irony…my husband had to order a manhattan while in manhattan. yes, we asked for a larger saks fifth avenue bag so we could put our coats in it and look cooler than the small bag that would have fit the cologne. tricky tricky.
it was fun to reminisce how we were in new york city together more than 6 years ago when we first started dating. Ravery had a layover here for a day before he took off for studying abroad in Prague so i met him there and we had our first new york experience together. now 6 years later we have made a life commitment to one another and are on this crazy north american tour together. and have lost weight and have better hair cuts and glasses.
who would have known this guy with a bad ‘mohawk’ and his chubby girlfriend wearing contacts would be who we are today. crazy how time flies.
(i love comments so feel free to answer any/all of the questions below or leave a comment!)
1) craziest thing you’ve seen in NYC or another city?
2) does your significant other get a say in what fragrance you wear?
3) do you find that when you have some time apart from your parter, you appreciate him/her more?