We walked everywhere. We didn’t take one cab or take the subway. Too cheap for cabs and not enough energy to figure out the subway. So we walked…and walked…and walked. We figured we averaged between 7 and 10 miles a day. At least. No wonder I slept great, right? We did use the Citibikes for half a day. That was fun and nerve wracking. Most of the streets have bike lanes but the ones that didn’t were a bit scary! I did appreciate that, even as crazy as the traffic is, everyone seems to be on alert for bikes and pedestrians and other cars.
I am a HUGE fan of Project Runway and definitely wanted to go to Mood. It was crazy! For those who watch, I’m not sure how any of the designers find their fabric in only 30 minutes. There is fabric EVERYWHERE!! It’s organized by type of fabric but that’s it. It’s nuts! The designers were actually coming in that day but they didn’t know what time. How cool is that?? Tim Gunn has been there!!!
(**Horrible shirt for me to have my picture taken in…my MIL said “All I think is BOOBS in that picture!” I’m not sure why it’s such an unflattering shirt in pictures because it’s really cute in person! But I don’t care…I’M IN MOOD!!!)
After Mood, we headed to Times Square just to check things out. Times Square is crazy busy! Again, it was so cool to be somewhere I’ve seen a million times on TV and in movies. We even saw the naked cowboy!
While walking down the street in Times Square, a woman stopped and asked if we wanted tickets to David Letterman. We of course were suspicious. But she had a Letterman ID and seemed legit. All we had to do was answer a question. Matt answered it correctly and we got two tickets to that afternoon’s show! I used to watch Letterman all the time in college and before kids. Plus, it’s taped at the legendary Ed Sullivan theatre so we were both excited to go. After we got our tickets, we had an hour to kill so we went to a local bar, The Three Monkeys, while we waited. We kept laughing that we were doing shots and having a drink at 2 p.m. on a Monday. It was fun!! Going to the show was awesome. The studio was way smaller than it looks on TV. David Letterman was hilarious and handsome and the guest was John C. Reilly who we love. It was such a unique and fun experience…and totally free and unexpected and spontaneous! All week stuff like that kept happening to us. We’d get to a restaurant and there would be no wait and then five minutes later the line would be out the door. We got a free gift card to one store because we were one of the first 50 customers. Stuff like that. All week. Kinda made up for the bus experience! 😉
Worst picture of Matt and I ever…but the only one we have of us at David Letterman! I cropped us out as much as I could! HA!
We went back to the hotel for a bit and worked hard at staying awake until 10 p.m. when we left for the comedy show at Upright Citizens Brigade. Amy Poehler was one of the founders of this NYC comedy club. I somehow found out that, on Mondays at 11 p.m., you can get free tickets for a show called Whiplash. I made reservations and we were good to go. Whiplash is an hour-and-a-half long show of various comedians. Matt did not want to go. He was tired, it was late, we had to walk AGAIN, we had to wait in line, he was annoyed. But we went anyway. IT WAS AWESOME! It’s the small little dive of a club in a basement and everyone there was at the most 25. We felt so old! Luckily it was dark in there so I don’t think anyone knew we were ancient. The comedians were hysterical too. One did a bit on being paranoid while smoking pot…about why the numbers are in the order they are in and why letters are called A, B, C, etc. and I thought I was going to pee my pants. So funny. Matt and I felt very hip and young being out so late, in a cool NYC spot with young hipsters. Until we had to walk home and our hips and knees were hurting from all the walking we did that day. Then we felt old again.
Surprising NYC Fun Fact #2 from Matt and Tiffany’s trip: The fashion police are not on alert and you should totally look dorky and wear tennis shoes or you will be in so much pain.