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21 March 2011 @ 12:50 pm
Day in the city  
Waaay back at Christmas I had promised my sister I would take her to the city for food and a broadway show of her choice, it was a sort of combo xmas/bday present idea (her bday is next monday XD;) With the annoying winter, we wanted to wait until there was some fair weather,so we finally got out to do it this past saturday.

Started off in annoying fashion. The train system is always annoying around here, and that day was no different! For a small section of track, NJTransit uses Amtrak's rail line to get into NYC, and Amtrak somehow managed to lose all power from Delaware to New York, so we got dropped off in Hoboken instead and had to take the PATH over, no big deal really.

We went to the TKTS booth to pick up some discounted tickets for Avenue Q (which was a brilliant play, more on that later). We were kinda rushed by this point but she really wanted to go to Chinatown for some dim sum so that's what we did, went to a place called Dim Sum Go Go =p It was a bit different in that you chose from a menu instead of having the carts going around. And that was fine with me, in places with the carts you're often left waiting ages while nothing but chicken feet go around >_> But here you got to choose all the good things and they deliver it to you in one fell swoop. Their duck dumplings were amazing, like omg they were fucking good x_x

Then it was on to the show! Avenue Q plays at the New Worlds Theater which is like a more modern building with a bunch of smaller stages inside than a typical broadway show. I was wary about the premise of it but it was really a great production! All the mature themes while using puppets to act it out really cracked me up XD Gary Coleman as a superintendent was priceless too =p (not actually him, but someone playing him as a character). It was so politically incorrect too with the Everyone is a Little Bit Racist and the Internet is for Porn songs, my sister felt that Kate Monster was like a mirror image of herself, which I kinda see too as they're both kindergarten teachers and kinda shy =p So overall I really enjoyed the show, see it if you can catch it ^_^

Afterwards we wandered a bit, I wanted to stop by the nintendo store to see the 3DS systems. They were, interesting, I imagine it takes a lot of getting used to o.o I played a bit of pilotwings and street fighter, you have to hold it just right to see the 3D and it kinda felt like you're straining to see it similar to how those 3D image magiceye books or whatever they were XD I'll give it more time though, we'll see ^^

For dinner we were going to go for pizza but we passed by a Mexican place called Sombrero, the scent of which was just too good to resist, especially since neither of us has had good mexican in ages. I got their red snapper burritos with spicy blackbean dipping sauce which was soooo good, definitely a place to keep in mind as prices were quite reasonable as well!

Then we went home, grabbed some Timmy Ho's coffee for the train and played Monster Hunter while she napped, lol
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ObsidianWolfessobsidianwolfess on March 21st, 2011 05:43 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a lot of fun! I still want to see that show, and TLK of course. :3

Also yay mexican food!
Nemmynemmy on March 22nd, 2011 12:27 pm (UTC)
We'll have to definitely plan some city trips in the summer ^^ I haven't seen TLK yet either so that would be fun =)
Avon DeRussateavon_deer on March 21st, 2011 06:08 pm (UTC)
Now I'm hungry for Chinese too. :D
Nemmy: Excitednemmy on March 22nd, 2011 12:28 pm (UTC)
Always a good time for Chinese :B
Omi Pandapretty_omi on March 21st, 2011 06:21 pm (UTC)
That sounds fun, glad you had a good time with your sis :3
I have yet to see a 3ds but was wondering how exactly that 3d with no glasses would work.
And I'm hungry for Chinese now X3
Nemmynemmy on March 22nd, 2011 12:30 pm (UTC)
I would imagine they should be on display in game stores soon, you'll have to see it for yourself it's very difficult to describe XD When you hold it right, it does look pretty nice, I'll give it that.
Haha, yay for Chinese!
goldergolder on March 21st, 2011 06:50 pm (UTC)
looks like fun times
Nemmynemmy on March 22nd, 2011 12:30 pm (UTC)
Indeed it was ^^
Bjorn Grafeldr: coffeebjorn_grafeldr on March 21st, 2011 07:18 pm (UTC)
They have Tim Hortons in NYC??
Nemmy: Coffeenemmy on March 22nd, 2011 12:31 pm (UTC)
Yup they have invaded that far south, there are a bunch of branches in the city now! One in Penn Station too so it's easy to grab some for the train ^_^
Nezdragon: Nez DSnezdragon on March 21st, 2011 08:53 pm (UTC)
Why you think the 'net was born? Porn, porn, porn!

Yeah, I checked out the 3DS at the display, and it felt a bit too eye-strainy to really be effective. I could imagine getting a headache or my eyes spurting blood staring at that screen too long. XD
Nemmynemmy on March 22nd, 2011 12:32 pm (UTC)
Hahaha yeah XD A while back I was thinking how cool monster hunter would be in 3D but sometimes those hunts go on for a long time, it would destroy what little functionality is left of my eyes ._.
Skawiński: croco nom nomskawinski on March 21st, 2011 09:35 pm (UTC)
It's always nice to spend some time together with siblings. i'm really looking forward to host my own sister here in England for some time!
I am hoping that NJ is no longer gripped by that nasty chilliness of winter. Time for warm days :)
Nemmynemmy on March 22nd, 2011 12:32 pm (UTC)
Oh that'll be nice, has your sister ever visited England before?

And, well, it was beautiful over the weekend, now it is cold and snowy again >_>
Skawiński: croco nom nomskawinski on March 22nd, 2011 01:04 pm (UTC)
Newp, that would be her first time over here. I'd make she'd love it...well, maybe except for the uncertain weather, that I can't control (yet) :P

Blah, it's almost the end of March, and we already have astronomical spring! I'm quite surprised to hear that it's still snowy/frosty in NJ, never thought winter is so long-lasting over there O_o