For months, I have known Steve Garfield. Online, at least. When he twittered that he was gonna be in NYC for a few days, I knew it was my chance to meet him in person!
He arranged for a few of us to meet up at The Ginger Man on Thursday night.
Jose Castillo and I were the first ones to arrive. We didn't know each other. Steve told me to look for the guy with the "thinkJOSE" t-shirt. But Jose wasn't wearing that t-shirt.
But we found each other.
Then came Steve. Then came Andy Carvin.
Then some random people thought they knew who we were. But they were wrong.
Then we started taking pictures. Naturally I made everyone do Fauxtobooth.
Then we were all like "Hey! Let's go to this other awesomely cool place!" Okay, it was Jose's suggestion. He seemed kinda obessed with it. ;) A Belgian bar - BXL Cafe on 43rd Street.
So off we went. Along the way, I was Steve, Jose, and Andy's personal paparazzi.
When we got to BXL, we kinda found out why Jose was obsessed with it. Yummy beer. Yummy food. Great, friendly staff who treated him like a king. nice atmosphere. Yay! We ate and drank and had a grand time.
Jose with beer!
Way to use a glass of water as a tripod, Andy!
When it was about 4am (yup, that's our story), Jose walked the rest of us out and headed back in for more. Here he and I are in a mirror in the BXL entrance:
Andy got a cab. I taught them how to tell if a cab was free or not. These boys are so not from New York!
Then Steve and I headed to Times Square to take the RED 2 EXPRESS train downtown. Here we are in Times Square:
Steve didn't wanna get off the train at his stop because he was in love with the two beautiful girls with awesome accents sitting across from us. But he ripped himself away and I continued with them to Brooklyn. I almost asked them if I could take their picture. But I didn't. Darnit!
Oh! I told them I'd blog this video that everyone in Germany watches on New Year's Eve. It's called Dinner for One. And it can be found here. It is in English. And is very funny. :)
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