Rick and I had a fantastic night away in the city. After leaving the kids with my parents, I drove to The Standard Hotel in the Meatpacking District to meet Rick after work.
I handed over my car keys to this bell hop hipster kid and told him to resist the urge to go for a joy ride in our 1999 Jeep Cherokee (which by the way feels like you’re driving a go-cart). I’m so sure he did it anyway. It sort of comes with the territory when you own a car that cool.
The Standard Hotel is one of those places that has huge windows so you have lots of opportunities to flash people on the street from your room. And even better – the shower is completely encased in glass and sits in the middle of the room so there is zero privacy and anyone else present can really study your showering techniques.
But on the upside, you can easily watch TV while you wash! So I’ve now checked, “Watch ‘The Real Housewives of New York City’ While Shampooing My Hair” off my bucket list.
Rick and I had a lot of romantic moments during our getaway.
Like when I got to know some sailors courtesy of Fleet Week….
I don’t really appreciate the attitude of the kid on the far right.
It’s weird because they all look 14 to me but claimed to actually be in their mid to late twenties.
And Rick and I thought it might be fun to stop by one of our favorite wine bars late night where they played the most relaxing music and …..
Anyway, the following day, we had breakfast at the always lovely Pastis and then went to the Apple store. My Blackberry needs to be replaced and iRick is part of this iCult and has been trying to get me to buy an iPhone.
I did my own very scientific poll on Twitter to find out if I should buy an iPhone or the Blackberry Torch (which has a touch screen and a keyboard). And I don’t remember the final tally but it was something like…
iPhone: 10 billion people
But I’m sort of a lover of the underdog so that made me want to get another Blackberry even more. But the Apple store was so shiny and sparkly, that I went ahead and bought an iPhone.
Saying goodbye to my Blackberry got a bit emotional and now I have this iPhone that my 1 year-olds could type faster on. I’m longing for my BB keyboard and the familiar comfort of that little red blinking light. But I’m sure I’ll adjust. And anyway, I have 30 days to change my mind.
As for that hotel room with the very revealing glass shower? That is money I can never get back.