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Fun and games for the trip to New York

Yeah, yeah, call me a procrastinator. (how rude!)

I decided that today would be a good day to check that all my ducks were in a row for the trip to New York (wahey), and they are, thankfully. Just got off of skype with the hotel to confirm our booking. I was having nightmares about turning up and having them say “who da hell is you?” </bad_fake_ny_accent>.

Anyway, that’s all fine, and the hotel in Dublin is fine, and the flights are fine.

The only thing, the one little duckling that’s kinda swimming at an angle, is the set of coupons for savings that I bought for the trip. It was an online thing, and I had been going online looking at them during this past year, and giggling gently to myself over all the stuff we are gonna do. So I went online today to start printing off a few, as we might have difficulty printing them off over there, and the thing says on one side of the web page that “You have printed 0 coupons” and on the other it says “You have no coupon printings left” !!!

Since the site was obviously having split personality issues, I rang up the customer support number and got through to a very nice lady called Jaynie, who was, unfortunately, unable to help me. She really did try her best (props to Jaynie) but we couldn’t get anywhere. So, at the end she has escalated it to a higher level, and they are supposed to get back to me within 72 hours. I hope they get it sorted out, there were some smashing deals available.

Anyway, gotta go and cough me lungs out for a bit now, damn tickly cough. Stay tuned for further developments!


December 15, 2007 Posted by | New York | Leave a comment

Amazing street drummer in New York subway

Another street drummer, this time in the New York subway. I am so looking forward to this.

Not that I expect this to be the sort of stuff everywhere I go in New York, I’m not dumb, but the sort of vibrant culture that you get over there should be interesting, dammit!


March 19, 2007 Posted by | Interesting(?) Stuff, New York | Leave a comment

Another music video … not!

Just been looking up stuff for my trip to New York, and I came across this guy … Doubt he’s gonna be there when I am, (middle of December .. unlikely) but boy can the man play ….


March 19, 2007 Posted by | Interesting(?) Stuff, New York | Leave a comment

Going to New York for Christmas!

Yay, me and me Mum are going to New York for Christmas!

I bought New York City (Lonely Planet City Guides) from Amazon, and it arrived a couple of days ago. It’s nearly scary reading the book, so much to see, so much to do.

The thing I am not looking forward to is the Cold – New York in midwinter .. Brrrr!

Personal Note – Remember to buy a hat!

I’m waiting for cash to hit my credit card so that I can pay for the rooms. We have a very nice hotel picked out, and I got a good deal. Here’s hoping my credit card wakes up before the deal expires.

Crosses fingers
Touches wood
Turns thrice widdershins
Jumps up and down

There. Hope that works 🙂

19th March – It did! Yay I got the rooms nice and cheap yahoo! 🙂

March 15, 2007 Posted by | New York | 1 Comment