In the next couple months I'm going to be planning a vacation to NYC with my 2 older sisters. I wanted to solicit any suggestions on 2 things ( and I may post this again as I get closer to making a purchase). hotel and then what streets or stores for good shopping for my sisters. they are middle class moms with kid in school and mostly out of school. so i was thinking what great interesting boutiques would be good places for them to find fun different stuff at good prices. (that question sounds dumb now that I typed it but maybe someone knows a place). For hotel I'm looking at Expedia and if I book the Edison Hotel near broadway I can get a suite with a queen bed in a room and a hideabed couch in the next room for me and that runs about $2100 for hotel + flights for the 3 of us. which is not bad. and for over 3K I could book us at the waldorf astoria but that is pricier and further away from the shows.
I"m going to be considering 2 nights at a cheaper place perhaps (maybe edison or other) and then our last night, Saturday night, get a nice place to stay just one night it. anyway, any of you in the know comment or email.
great day off today. I don't know if I mentioned before about my best friend in high school, J, who my whole senior year we took turns taking each other to school and went to Sunday night church group stuff together and would always go together to the other side of town where all our friends or "clique" hung out at this one guy's house. He started on the basketball team even though a Junior. he was a grade lower than me alhtough our birthdays were only 4 months apart , but that's beside the point. Thing is I was pretty insecure in high school (yeah yeah yadda yadda) and he was my first best bud guy friend. man that meant everything to me 'cause I felt so normal, finally. great guy and great friend, we had a lot of fun and I played it pretty cool of course and I remember first time i got drunk he followed me home and another time he was drunk and started throwing up and had to reach over me to get out the window and I was helping feel better etc. another time he was so mad at his step dad and about to cry and I could only listen etc.. something really nerdy is I remember getting him a pair of black converse for Christmas and he got me a swatch calendar I wanted ( oh man how gay is that now looking back!, I dunno....) ha
well I got into some trouble with my mouth and had a bit of a gossip problem now and then, I told his girlfriend or someone he liked (I dont' remember it's been a few years) something that made him mad, we quite talking, he wrote me a note that was pretty hateful and called me some names and all that etc.. and that was that, we never spoke again. I remember taking it really hard, sort of like a break-up. but it was more of a hero worship than a gay thing. you could say bromance as far as we were always together at the stuff we did with friends. but anyway, i never had a crush on him at all, I remember he wasn't great looking and was a little too hairy. ha but a great sensitive hearted guy. he also played baseball, wasn't all that tall and was pretty average sized guy. but still I only felt friends for J. The sort of brother I never had (I was never close to my older brother). well all this to say, I messaged him a few days ago on facebook. I worded it very succinctly and had trouble even hitting the send button. Basically I told him that I hoped I never embarrassed him and that I was always proud to be his friend. told him I'd heard over the years about his kids and this awful wreck he'd had and then apologized for being such a gossip. then wished him the best. he responded this morning saying good to hear from me, and no worries about the past and not to feel bad about anything. then take it easy. So anyway, I was pleased that sure enough past is in the past and now I don't have to feel weird running into the guy in OKC someday.
I still thank God for all the guy friend I made in college though definitely. those have really lasted a while. ok hope all are having a good week. ready for the weekend!