Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Tales from New York (or what there are of them)

Ok, so nothing really, really eventful happened when we were in New York. Did a lot of sight-seeing. Had really great frozen hot chocolate here. Got sunburn in Central Park (not happy about the peeling nose). Shopped at the Gap every day (I had bad judgment in my packing decisions). Walked and walked and walked and walked. Got very sore feet (see previous comment--my pretty new Puma's weren't as good for walking the entire length of Manhatten as I'd hoped). Lugged my laptop all over Greenwich Village. Got addicted to Naked Fruit juice. Oh, and rr fainted.

That's right. Passed right out on the hotel room floor.

We weren't sure what happened, but it scared the pants off of me and my mom. I mean, I cannot remember the last time I was that freaked out. Here's what happened. I was still on the bed sort of half asleep. I heard my sister telling my mom that she was sorry and she needed to go lie down (my sister was helping my mom get her stuff together to for her meetings that day--mom was there working). My mom must have seen that rr looked terrible, because she was helping her back to bed . . . and that's when I heard this thump (my sister later asked me if I would "describe the sound as 'hitchcockian'"). My mom told me that my sister had just fainted and I bolted out of bed. There she was, crumpled up on the floor. My mom hadn't been able to catch her, because rr had decided that she'd really needed to lie down immediately, so she'd made a rush for the bed. But she didn't make it. She woke up immediately to the sounds of me "oh my gosh, oh my gosh"ing. She didn't understand why we were upset--she thought she'd fallen asleep on the bed.

It was scary.

But she seems to be ok now.

And now, when I think of this NY trip, I will think of (1) being bone-tired with aching, sore feet walking all over creation, and (2) the scariest moment I've had in recent memory. So . . . yeah. That was my trip. But if it scared me, I think that rr must have been terrified. Because we really have no idea what happened. So, this trip will not go down as the most fun we've ever had.

And now back to school in time for finals! Yea!

Friday, April 21, 2006

Tales from New York: Intro

Finals are terrifyingly near, and I'm so behind in law review that I think I might never get far enough to pass the torch to next year's executive board. So, naturally, rr and I take six days out of our schedule to go to New York.

I will tell you all about it later, but for now I need to finish my bagel and head out to visit my friend at her school (and to get a little studying in while I'm at it).

Wednesday, April 05, 2006


Ok, so have you ever seen the movie Bridget Jones's Diary? There's this scene where they are in a bar (surprise) or club or something, and there's this song playing in the background. I don't know what the song really is, so don't ask me. But it sounds like the guy is singing "chewy chewy chewy chewy." At least, it does when, like me, you aren't really paying attention.

There are a lot of songs like that out there. You know, like "secret agent man" sounds like "secret asian man." And the song "Long Time Coming," by (the?) Delays, has a line that sounds like she's singing, "Threw your leg off in the lake, what'd you wanna go do that for?" I knew that wasn't what she was saying, but I decided I preferred it to whatever the line really was. Then I found out that the line is actually (supposedly) "threw your lego in the lake," which doesn't make sense either. So I stick to my version, and when the song comes on, rr and I sing our version loudly.

So . . . I'm taking a poll. What song line have you misheard, and knew at the time it was wrong? Or what line of song did you hear correctly but think it makes no sense? Please share, because I love purposefully singing songs incorrectly, and I need more songs in my repetoire.