Tuesday, October 31, 2006

A Perfect Day

We have been waiting for a sunny day to go rollerblading in Central Park, so we were glad to wake up to a clear sunny sky this morning.

We started out traveling up the Hudson (there are bike paths along the Hudson River) all the way to 110th Street. The bike paths here in New York are amazing. They are nice and wide
and everywhere you go the view is spectacular.
The first picture on the blog is a view from Morning Side Heights. It feels like you are on top of a building but you are just on a normal looking side walk.

The second picture is pretty self explanatory. It is just a good picture (Cory took it) of street that does a good job of representing Manhattan.

We entered Central Park from the North end and we were greeted with what I think is the most peaceful looking pond I have ever seen. The water was gently moving, ducks were happily swimming along, and the trees were all different shades of color. We finally took a rest from rollerblading and sat down to enjoy the scenery and the sandwiches we had brought.

Then we headed deeper into the park and stopped to take pictures of "The Green" and the view from "Belevedere's Castle." If I could choose one place to live in Manhattan I think it would be Belevedere's Castle. This way I would be the only person walking in Central Park on my way to my house and because it is a cool looking castle with a great view.

The last two pictures are of me and Cory. If you can't tell, we are on the lake in a row boat. It was so much fun and a perfect day to get some sun on the lake. When you come to New York and it is a beautiful day I would recommend going to Central Park to rent a boat.

After Central Park we traveled down 5th Avenue to 30th Street. I can't believe I roller bladed down 5th Avenue. There were a lot of people but I didn't hit anyone. In fact, I didn't fall once today. I say this because I am paranoid that I am going to fall. The thing I hate most when I am rollerblading are steep declines. Cory on the other hand could be a professional speed skater if he wanted.

Well, everyone it is late and I should get to bed. Enjoy the pictures and my attempt to explain them.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Jordan's last night

Jordan and Jen had just gotten back from what they called, "The Best Meal Ever." Cory was just finishing up what he calls, "The Best Meal Ever." Jen's friend invited them to "Friends and Family Night" at a brand new restaurant to eat for free. One of the things Jordan ordered was an $18 beer and he now has the bottle to prove it. They told us all about the meal but all I remember was that Jen ate duck and Jordan ate Red Snapper. Cory is still working on all of the hummus that I brought home, but he still loves it.

This was Jordan's last night in town so he had to pack. Cory helped zip the luggage while Jordan did some decompressing. As Cory was giving a thumbs up to the camera, Jordan's heart was sinking as he realized he had left out a sock. I thought this was hilarious.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Blue Skies

Jordan had his photo shoot next to the blue light. Now Jordan and Cory are both blue. Here are some titles for the blog I have came up with. "Why are Jordan and Cory so Blue?," "Cory and Jordan Getting Ready to Join the Blue Man's Group." "The Two Newest Additions to the Smurf Family."

Cory saw Ralph Macchio ("The Karate Kid") drinking coffee in the cafe of a Barne's and Noble on 82nd Street.

Down near Ground Zero in the Financial District is a really old cemetery. When Cory and I were in New York a few summers ago we sat on a bench and ate lunch here. It is a beautiful cemetery.

The weather here in New York is getting very cold. I don't leave the house without my gloves, beanie, and scarf. I am looking forward to California weather. When I come home I will be blonde Califonia girl. I know I only have one blonde patch but I am getting my hair done again (and getting paid again) on November 5th and they will most likely go all blonde with my hair. I am looking forward to it.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

More of Manhattan

Today we all got up early to hit the town. We did some shopping, but mainly we just did a lot of walking. We took Jordan to Roosevelt Island. We walked all the way to the top of the island. It is a very peaceful island.As we were walking back on 57th Street we were checking out the cool looking Vespa Scooter. The guy on it was struggling to get in on the sidewalk. I never would have looked at the guys face but my very observant husband noticed that it was Matthew Broderick. I quickly took action and got my camera out and snapped a picture. I learned a lot in only a few seconds.
1st: Be more observant
2nd: Zoom in more
3rd: Rather than acting like a rude tourist I should of asked if he needed helped and then asked him for a photo (I would have saved Matthew from having to give us a dirty look as he was struggling with his Vespa).

We went out for Thai food tonight on 54th Street and we all had Pad Thai. Very delicious. The boys are currently at a UCB show and I am going to get to bed. I have an early morning tomorrow.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

A Night Out

The Crazy lady walked out right before us today. In case you forgot, she is the lady who lives up stairs that wears the same outfit everyday and only goes outside to ask for cigarettes.

Cory, Jordan, Jen, (Jordan's friend from high school who now goes to school in Brooklyn) and I went out for pizza at Lombardi's. It was delicious.

After dinner we took Jordan out for his first cupcake at Magnolia's. Check out the slew of people waiting to get in.

On the way home, walking up Hudson Street we passed Drea de Matteo who was one of the main characters on the "Sopranos" (she was killed for talking to the feds. She also played Joey Tribiani's sister on "Joey"). I went up to her and told her that I was sorry that she got clipped. She said that she was too. I asked her if I could take her picture and she said "Yes." She posed in the "I don't know pose" because she didn't want to be killed off of the show. I know that when we see celebrities we put up pictures that we got off the internet, but I actually took this one!

Saturday, October 21, 2006


What was the artist thinking? Those aren't eyes, they are bxxbies! Jordan, Cory and I took a long walk in the rain to the financial district. The sky overlooking the Statue of Liberty was very gloomy. Happy Birthday to me! Cory's parents sent me an earlier birthday package of the two things I love most. Dark Chocolate and Ginger! Thank you Lyle and Marlene! Do you notice Audrey Hepburn in the background? You might recognice this poster from the "Gap."

Friday, October 20, 2006

Jordan Has Arrived

"Is that sixty containers of hummus in your fridge Annie?"
"Yes, you are correct!"
At my work, the refrigerator is acting up and they had to get rid of the stock. I helped them out by taking the hummus. I received some crazy looks because I took so much, but they don't understand how much Cory loves hummus. He could eat 4 a day for 15 days, and I think Cory is up to the challenge. He has definitely been training for this for a long time.

While walking down Broadway in Soho, Keanu Reeves past in front of us (and me without my camera).
Jordan Bentley has arrived! He will be staying with us until the 29th. I am sure that Cory and Jordan will be going on lots of adventures that I will get to blog about.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Cory & Bowie

Who is that walking to the left of Cory? Yes, that is right. It is David Bowie! We were walking behind him for a block and a half before we even knew it was him.

I'm coming home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday, November 10th I will be in Lemoore until the following Wednesday. Philip and Allyson are getting married that night. I am so excited to be back home for a while. If there is anything you would like from New York, now is your chance to tell me or don't expect anything. Unless you want hugs, because I carry plenty of those all the time.

Guess who the woman is sitting at the table with her head down? It is Amy Sedaris. Cory went to see her at a book signing at Barnes & Noble in Union Square. There were a lot of people there, so this is as close as he could get. Cory gets to see all the celebrities.

Monday, October 16, 2006


This blog is all about Saturday night's benefit party. Our internet has been down, which explains why I am just now blogging about it. If you read the last blog and checked out the website about the benefit then you will already know that it was to raise funds for some of Cory's friend's trip to Africa to make a documentary about witch orphans. The host of the night was Jason Zimbler (AKA Ferguson on "Clarissa Explains It All" and good friend of Joe Sousa). Cory is a big Nickalodean fan and was excited to finally meet Jason. Cory and I had a great time talking to Jason. We talked a lot about Nickelodeon shows, specifically Double Dare. Jason was wearing a Double Dare t-shirt that he wore when he was a contestant. One of the things we learned, was that the green slime they used tasted good. Who knew! Cory and I also spent a lot of time hanging out with Little Marvin. Marvin is Cory's new music manager/publicist. Marvin is really cool and we are thankful that he is as excited about Cory's music career as much as we are. We made Dot Calm CD's, business cards, and stickers to give out to guests. Cory did a great performance of his new song. He was the hit of the party. The party was so much fun and I hope that they raised a lot of money.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Party Time

This is what Union Square looks like from the top floor of Filene's Basement Department Store. This was one of the locations of the music video Cory has started to shoot. When it is complete you will be able to check it out on his myspace page. Cory and I have also been working on the packaging for his CD were are distributing. Tonight is the benefit his friends are putting on. Click here to see information about the party tonight and take notice of Cory's image. Will used a picture of Cory that he took and used it in the flyer he made. Cory will be performing tonight at the show, so I know you would all like to be there but I will try to take some pictures.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Randy Newman

Last night Cory and I ate at the "Hummus Place" restaurant on Macdougal Street. A man Cory got to talking to in Whole Foods said it has the best hummus. The hummus was really good and really fresh (they made a new batch for our order). Although, Cory (the hummus critic) said that he has eaten better hummus. After dinner we took a stroll around New York looking for materials for Cory's CD covers. Not only did we find material, we found so much more. So much in fact, that I waited on the steet while Cory went home to get a traveling cart so we could get it all home. Two of our best finds were a nice record player with speakers and an old handmade quilt.

Tonight was Randy Newman's concert at Carnegie Hall. He put on a really great show. He even did three encores. We were up in the nose bleed section but we didn't mind because Carnegie Hall was really cool to be in. After the concert we went through an exit from the balcony that put us outside on a ledge. This is where the street picture was taken. If the city looks a little glossy it is because it has been raining all evening long.

Thanks for all of your concerned phone calls with the plane accident today. Cory and I didn't even know it had happened until we started getting phone calls. We are far away from the site of the accident.

Monday, October 09, 2006

A Clear, Sun Shining Day

Today was such a beautiful warm spring-like day. I started my morning off with yoga class. My friend took a picture of me after class trying to do the new pose that we learned. After yoga, I went on top of the building to check out the views.
We met up with Bill and Joan in Central Park later in the day. There were a lot of people out because of how wonderful the day was and because of today being Columbus Day. This was the last stop in New York for Bill and Joan before they head off to their next destination. I think that Bill and Joan are the ones who need to be blogging. They are leading a very exciting life right now. The most exciting things for me and Cory usually have something to do with squirrels (which reminds me that we have a ton of squirrel pictures we are saving up for you all). Oh, wait a second. Cory and I will be going to Carnegie Hall on Wednesday night to see Randy Newman perform, and I think that is pretty exciting. So, family and friends, what exciting news do you all have for us?

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