Unique New York

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Sunday, September 17, 2006

No Murder

Although Russ and I have only been married for three weeks, I have a few milestones to report. We have accomplished three things without committing homicide (either killing each other or innocent bystanders).

1). We completed a home decorating project that required hardware we didn't have
2). We vacationed together
3). We navigated our way around Queens

Out of all of the harrowing events, driving through Queens was the worst. Our favorite Blockbuster just closed, and we have an online membership which entitles us to two free rentals a month. Being broke, we are all about the coupons. Following the instructions of the previous Blockbuster employee, we schlepped out to Long Island City. I just want to point this out very clearly and succinctly:

I hate Queens.

The roads make no sense, I have no sense of where I am, and the drivers suck. I have no business being there. I barely make it to work, and I take the subway.

Anyway, we finally found the damn store after we stopped the car and hopped in a subway station to see if they had a city street map. I quickly hightailed it back to the car after an unidentified object hopped in my hair, and two rats scampered across my toes. Okay, they were a few feet in front of me, but they were the only things running the station. This station was the worst station ever. It's like the stereotype of a subway station. Grafitti everywhere, no station manager, poorly lit, and the like.

Anyway, we finally got to the new Blockbuster, but I don't think it will stick. It's far away and there is a closer one in Brooklyn.

Anyway, we accomplished that goal, and on top of it, made it back home and completed our decorating project. And we didn't fight once!

Also, if you want to do something fun in New York, walk into any bodega and ask the clerk what a stud finder is. Even Radio Shacks. Then just watch as the confusion sets in.

2 Comments:

  • At 10:40 PM , Blogger Mizzou379 said...

    I love the word bodega. Watch any Law & Order rerun & they say it twenty times. What is it - a 7-11 but in NYC?

     
  • At 1:54 PM , Blogger Jessica said...

    Yeah, it's like a combination of a dollar store, small grocer, and 7-11. They rule.

     

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