Friday, August 1, 2008

ouch, new york!

my legs hurt a lot from walking. i think i'm going to have to get used to it since i am selling my car and moving. but before i peace out of the country, i had one last hurrah on the other coast.

i've been walking because i'm in new york. yesterday i walked around in flatiron, chinatown, and little italy before heading through noho & soho to the village where i walked up and down bleecker street looking for the infamous magnolia only to find, after meeting up with jdang, that their cupcakes were dense and DRY. this would have been unacceptable if not for the light and fluffy frosting that really was superior as was the banana pudding laurie recommended. then we walked some more through meatpacking district to chelsea pier and ended up at pier 66 where we drank beer on a barge called "Frying Pan" and ate amazing garlic fries--the garlic fries craze extended to today when we made them by ourselves at home in the "frydaddy" deep fryer/(ice) bucket.

our gracious hosts jess & z

you can also see new jersey from the frying pan. i didn't think it'd be so lit up.


there was also apparently a waterfall by the brooklyn bridge
actually, it's just part of the nyc waterfalls project by Olafur Eliasson. I'm not sure exactly what it's supposed to do, but my guess (after first dissing the idea as a sort of expensive landscaping project) might be something about oxygenating the water so that it's more friendly to aquatic life. pretty cool right?

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