Friday, March 24, 2006

Well Deserved Time Off...Boston And NYC 2006

Well, after working almost non-stop for the last six months I finally got some time away from work and I got to see friends that I hadn't seen in almost a year...I visited Marvin and Billy in Boston for St. Patty's Day with Michael. Marvin's granny (they are currently in Aruba...they left Sunday March 19th...lucky bastards) and her friend Lynne were also there...six of us...in a one bedroom apartment for three days...with one bathroom...quite fun.

We started the day off with a cultural question...do they have St. Patty's Day in Iraq (probably not was the answer) but if they did it might look something like this!


After our first bar (we barhopped most of the day) we decided that the day needed a theme and after finding these fabulous hats we decided that the theme would be a tribute to the Oscar winning song from "Hustle and Flow" It's Hard Out Here For A Pimp...


We were all fairly disappointed that it took until our third stop to find some green beer...


But that didn't stop us from enjoying all that they had to offer!


After that bar we found fun people who looked as stupid as we did...


Then it was on to the place where we actually stayed most of the day...Whiskey's.



There was more drunkenness to be had there...




Some random people that wanted our pictures...



There was even a traditional bagpipe band...complete with kilts...and even though we didn't get to see if they really were being traditional under the kilts they were still fantastic!


After Whiskey's there was time for one more bar...one where everyone knows your name...


Then Michael and I were off to NYC...the big apple...where our pictures consisted mainly of buildings...


people...



and billboards...


These picutres were considerably more boring than the ones from Boston (they might have been more fun if I had asked some of the nice NYPD to pose with me for a picture (yes, we saw some tourists doing just that...from "Protect and Serve" to "Strike a Pose" in five seconds or less...quite entertaining really...)

Well, that is pretty much it for now...I move next week and I have done absolutely no packing...and just be grateful that I chose not to share the pics of my new house (renting not buying) with you all...

-- Kelly ( :

4 comments:

Lena Marie said...

Kelly bear!

You beat me to NYC! Mom and I (and my two crazy aunts) are going 4/20. Want to return there??? Miss you girl!

Lena

Kelly said...

I love NYC! It truly is the town that never sleeps (evidenced by the fact that both bars that Michael and I went to closed at 4AM...) I can't go back this soon though, I am still thawing out...I live in a warm place now you know...my body wasn't used to the cold temperatures! You can come here and visit me though!


Kelly

HMP said...

If there's no alcohol in Iraq, there's no St. Patty's Day.

Is there alcohol in Iraq?

HMP said...

Where are you...it's been a month! Miss your posts...Katie