Sunday, October 5, 2008

New York, New York

So Ryan really wanted to go to a game at the Old Yankee Stadium in NYC before they closed it down and open the new one, and I am always up for a trip anywhere anytime, so a couple weekends ago we headed to the city with my friend from work Nadine....
and Ryan's friend from school Andrew.


The game itself was pretty boring. However I was thoroughly entertained, dismayed and disgusted watching this kid throughout the game.




He was eleven years old and seriously ate for two hours straight. Poor Nadine, he chomped and spilled all over her! The first couple innings he had his baseball glove on one hand and would fill it with chips, eat those until they were gone, guzzle his two liter soda and then continue to alternate. Then it was a jumbo pretzel, a hot dog and a bag of cracker jacks! I felt like it was my duty as a exercise physiology major to say something and warn him and his oblivious grandparents that he was headed down a long, tumultuous road of serious health issues and that the long-term ramifications of his hand to mouth habit would most certainly result in clogged arteries, heart-ache, and regret. Instead, I bit my tongue and took a picture.

We also saw an incredible performance of the Tony awarding Broadway hit musical "Jersey Boys" for only $27.00 a ticket. Turns out if you're one of the first ten people to show up at the box office at 1:00 you can get "standing room only tickets" to the 3:00 matinee. At first I was not happy about the idea of standing for three hours while to watch the show, but I was so entertained I barely noticed I was on my feet! Plus I just kept thinking how much more everyone else around me spent on their tickets for the same view.

If I could have only meet this guy,
it may have been a perfect trip to NYC. Someday Matt, someday.

9 comments:

Wendy Weiler King said...

Oh Matt. I love you too. I really want to see Jersey Boys, especially after hitting up their site again.

Wendy Weiler King said...

And... I LOVE the bit about the kid and the food. And I love that you snapped a picture as he had mustard on his face! So funny!

Lisa said...

did you die your hair recently? ohhh, one a thooose kids...i wish you would have whipped your degree out and taught him whats up.

Jill said...

What fun! I love NYC weekend getaways. Drew and I went to a Yankee's game during our first trip up there (and slept through most of it).

Mom said...

What a fun get away. I love how you and Ryan make entertainment a priority.

Mom

Lynnette said...

I am so jealous - I want to go to NY. I haven't had a phone since about a month before Kaden was born, but I should be getting one this week - I will give you a call and we can catch up!

Amanda said...

I'm jealous that you've been back a couple times since we went a little over a year ago! We need to make a trip out there and meet up or something. Either that or you guys should come up to DC for Thanksgiving... can we convince you this year?!?!

Wendy Weiler King said...

Sista, you are taggity-tag, tagged.

Kate said...

I LOVE JERSEY BOYS!!! I'm glad you liked it too! How come Matt is never there?! Maybe next girls' trip to N.Y.