Jul 312010

The time is beginning to approach once more……

The annual NYC Sex Bloggers Calendar party is happening on October 1.

And despite being in the calendar, a part of me is really waffling on whether or not to go. You see, I’m a bit of an oxymoron. I don’t do well in big groups, but I also don’t do well alone. The sheer madhouseness of the party gives me the twitches a bit, and given the stellar guestlist this year it will be an even bigger draw for attendance.

But my trips to NYC aren’t just about the party itself. It’s equally about spending time with blogger friends I don’t see much, as well as trying to get in a little sightseeing, a little NYC Experience. I’ve seen some great little things here and there over my 4 past trips but there’s still a LOT I want to see and experience.


I need a guide, a buddy. It makes me nervous to just go there with no mostly-firm plans to fill up my time. And I’m just not the type of person who likes to explore and sightsee by myself. I love sharing the moment and the “Wow look at that!” with another kindred spirit.

Places I’ve seen:

~Parts of Central Park, Chinatown, Little Italy, Astor Place, LES,  Financial District. Just parts, though.
~ Rockafeller Plaza and that area
~Washington Memorial Arch

Places on my list:

~A good italian dinner in the Bronx
~The Worlds Fair globe
~Coney Island
~Battery Park
~ The Cloisters
~ Buildings. Cool, old interesting architecture. Places with history, with a story.
~ Some sort of telescope view thingie that you can see into London? Is that still there?
~Museum of Sex (Thanks UrbanRogue for reminding me!)
~Pirate ship. Elizabeth of Sex in the Public Square shot her Calendar pics there last year and I read it was a restaurant or….something? Am I remembering incorrectly?

I guess my decision to go will be based on what plans I can make ahead of time, and who I can count on hanging out with. Any volunteer tour guides? As you can see I don’t need the “tourister” tour.

  6 Responses to “So, New York, what do you have to offer me?”

  1. I’m going!

  2. I wish I could go! I’ve been missing NYC for awhile now. Lilly, The Cloisters are SO cool! I’m a little embarrassed to admit, I saw the World’s Fair Globe, when the World’s Fair was actually around it! Go check out an exhibit at the Met or Guggenheim. :)

  3. Hmm, that’s 2 weeks after I return from TX, maybe Veronica and I will drive to NY, leave the kids with family and go. We’d be happy to show you around!

  4. Hmm…If you want buildings with history, I’d suggest a trip to the Brooklyn Museum (which you can get to from any downtown 1 or 3 train). Along with being a historic museum, one of their best exhibits is fully preserved houses from Colonial New England to the Antebellum South. Plus, the Brooklyn Museum houses Judy Chicago’s “The Dinner Party”, aka awesome vagina plates. And admission is pretty cheap.

    The Frick Collection is great because the artwork is housed in the mansion of Henry Clay Frick, so you get great art, plus the historic setting. And admission is $5. I hope you have a blast!

  5. Have fun!! I wish I could join you – but I’m no where near NYC. I hope you find a friend or two to hang out with so you don’t miss out.

  6. I’ll give you the James Bond tour if you want – where he went in Ian Fleming’s story 007 in New York. Always worth a giggle!

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