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#27. See The Addams Family

I may have given the impression that my NYC trip was all about the candy. It wasn’t. The primary purpose of the trip was to see The Addams Family and cross it off my 35 Before 35 list.

They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious, and spooky….

This pic would be so much cooler if I hadn't cut off the "Starring Brooke Shields" part of the sign.

When we got to the theater, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Brooke Shields was playing Morticia. I’ve seen a lot of shows on Broadway but never with someone famous in it.

The show itself was…ok. Parts of it were hilarious. The actors who played Gomez and Lurch were amazing. The set was interesting, but I was a little disappointed in the technical side of the show.

With a spooky house like that, I was hoping for amazing special effects. That said, I’m a little biased. I’d be totally happy with a musical that had an awful storyline as long as the music and special effects were good.

What musicals have you seen? What show should I see next?


Skate the East: Broadway Bomb

You know what I love about New York? There’s always something going on. I went up to see The Addams Family and have some girly time, and as an added bonus, I got to see Broadway Bomb.

First, I saw this…

That seems unsafe....

Then I saw this…

There's more!

Then I saw an old guy take his life into his own hands….

Look both ways before crossing the street!

Then I saw this…

What’s in the old guy’s bag?

Then I thought, Oh my god…what do the skateboarders know that I don’t? I should start running. Maybe the Statue of Liberty is about to fall on me, and I’m just standing here snapping pics.

But nothing bad happened.

Over 1,000 skateboarders skated down Broadway on October 8. Now I wanna do it. Who knows how to skateboard?


My Weekend Diet

It’s the end of an era.

Remember when I told you I was quitting Pop-Tarts? I, Thoughtsie, the Pop-Tart Queen, haven’t eaten a Pop-Tart in over 2 months.

So when Princess and my college roomie went to NYC this weekend, I was really looking forward to crossing off #8 on my 35 Before 35 List: Visit the Pop-Tart Store in NYC.

Only the Pop-Tart store closed…for good. (::sniffle::)

Please observe a moment of silence.

However, Princess suggested a substitution: Dylan’s Candy Store.

It…was…AWESOME. I was like a kid in a candy store. Literally. A kid on crack in a candy store. It was glorious.

Here’s my loot:

  • Red Velvet Cake Candy Bar
  • Smores Candy Bar
  • Cookies and Cream Caramel Popcorn
  • Chocolate Pop Rocks
  • Angry Birds Gummies
  • Werewolf Fur Cotton Candy
  • Boo Berry Chapstick

I know what you’re thinking.

You: That’s all you bought? Pathetic…. Amateur….

Me: SHUUUUUUT UP! I’m going back to NYC for work in a couple days. And then I’ll be buying out the entire store. So hmph.

In other words, you’d better get your candy soon. (They have zombie candy!)

I had to limit myself in the candy store because I was saving room for cupcakes. It’s called pacing yourself.

 Look at these minicupcakes from Baked by Melissa. I hadda have ’em.

I recommend the cinnamon ones. Those were the best. (Which was weird because usually I’m an all chocolate kinda gal.)

I love NYC. Desserts are everywhere. And I can eat ALL of them without a guilty conscience because I walked about 100 or more blocks this weekend.


Taking a Tiny Bite Out of the Big Apple

The Big Apple. I love it. One of the first times I went, a pigeon crapped on my friend’s head. Ahh the memories….

This weekend my friend, who we shall call Princess, and I ventured up to NYC. Every year we drive up and see a show and do some shopping. It’s a tradition. (Cue Tevye.)

We knew last year’s trip would be hard to beat. A future rapper stopped us on the street trying to get us to buy his CD. I didn’t buy his CD, but Princess took our picture together, so I’ll have it when he makes it big. Unfortunately, after the picture, he planted a big wet kiss on my cheek. Ewwww!!!

Half of the people in the city were walking around with Swine Flu masks on, so I didn’t feel bad about dousing my cheek in antibacterial soap as soon as we rounded the corner.

We also saw The Little Mermaid. Little girls everywhere we dressed up as Disney princesses. I’m so taking my daughter (when I get around to actually having one).

Anyways, when Ursula tries to convince Ariel to give up her voice, the cutest-random-little-girl-voice ever shouted, “Don’t do it, Ariel!” And cuteness overfloweth…

This year I didn’t meet a rapper, and Princess and I actually saw a show I had seen before: Phantom of the Opera. I saw it over 10 years ago on Broadway, but it was still great. Great to watch Princess’s face when she saw some of the special effects. And there were even a few surprises for me. I swear they added an electric guitar to a song and a saxophone to another. Whatever they did, it sounded really cool.

I’ve seen Phantom (twice), Les Mis, Wicked (3 times), The Lion King, Miss Saigon, Avenue Q, and Jekyll and Hyde. I’ve been to the Empire State Building (twice), FAO Schwartz (too many times to count), Mars 2112, the Jekyll and Hyde Club, Greenwich Village, Astoria, and Central Park.

I’ve seen the Gay Pride Parade and been in NYC on St. Patty’s Day.

And I’ve even ridden the subway. Against my will every time. I’m the one sporting the deer-in-headlights look and clinging to a pole like it’s a life raft. All that and there’s still much more I need to do.

I love visiting NYC, and I can’t wait for my next trip there. Hopefully it will be to see The Addams Family or Mary Poppins. I’ve got Boo and Radley working on Kiefer Sutherland as we speak.

Look, it’s me on a Chococat Pez Sugar High.