Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Can you feel the love tonight

It’s been a great couple of days full of family, holiday and New York activities. I knew it was going to be a fun Christmas when Granny and Grandpa walked in the front door on Saturday and Granny announced to Katie, “my medicine has LSD in it, want some LSD?” Laughs continued for the rest of the weekend, plus a healthy dose of Christmas cookies thrown in for good measure. We had our traditional Greek Christmas meal (spinach pie, grape leaves, Greek salad) on Monday and welcomed Dave, Lisa and Ellie to town later in the day.

We all headed into NYC on Tuesday—first to see my apartment and have dinner in Brooklyn Heights. I got lots of good decorating ideas from Granny and space maximization ideas from Grandpa. We didn’t have a ton of time for dinner, so we headed down the street to Sea Asian. While not sheshe Asian fusion, it was a definite "go back to" local restaurant.

Our second stop was Times Square, where we had tickets to see the Lion King musical. What a show!! The costume design was remarkable. Some actors were dressed in giant animal suits while others, like those who played the lions, looked like people but moved like animals and had lion masks that could be moved in front of their faces. Even the grass had actors behind it. The musical was more than two hours long but it kept my attention and smiling throughout. Hakuna Matata!!

The train ride back to PA was capped off by a bunch of drunken idiots who kept screaming like Howard Dean, talking about their “Buttery Nipples” and “Jager Bombs” and yelling “who had a merry Christmas.” The ring leader kept saying he was the fire chief of Hamilton Township. Let’s hope such a loser isn’t really in charge of public safety! The conductor was ready to kick them off the train but their stop came up before he had the chance. In a bit of sweet justice, one of them left her cell phone on the train. Yours truly thought it would be funny to send inappropriate text messages to everyone in her phonebook. But I chickened out in the end and settled on curtly answering the phone when she called and telling her that she and her drunk friends annoyed me and that maybe she would find her phone at lost and found the next day and maybe not. Can you feel the love tonight?! (Of course I handed the phone to the conductor)

Back to work and Brooklyn Heights tomorrow.



Anonymous Niki said...

Looks like the Pennsylvania Christmas was tons of fun! Can't wait to rendezvous up with all of you in Williamsburg. The Next Generation condo is going to be rockin'!

9:32 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

Can't wait to see everyone soon! I should also add that Katie taught G&G how to shake the junk in the trunk...LOL!!

10:01 AM  
Blogger Pritilata said...

Oh my, it sounds like it was a fun Christmas with the Taylors! You are SO lucky to have your relatives close by. I can't wait to see your place in early Jan with the rest of the GW girls (sans Jennie . . . let's try to talk her into coming up!). My Christmas was lovely . . . I went home and spent the weekend watching movies, cooking and generally relaxing with the family :)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

11:11 AM  
Anonymous Steph said...

Wow! Sounds like the pre-partying is in full swing before New Years! Glad to see and hear you had a great Christmas! Will Katie teach those of us in the NG condo to shake the junk in the trunk?

1:59 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

It won't take much to convince her... she can give us all lessons:-)

10:05 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Pritilata, glad you had a good Xmas. Can't wait for a girls weekend in NYC in a couple of weeks! GW Girls Gone Wild...yeah right... LOL:-)

10:06 PM  
Anonymous jp said...

It's a bit late, but glad you had a merry Christmas. Hope the fun continues through the new year!!

2:34 AM  

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