Some Helpful Advice
Hey Guys! We're right in the full swing of summer, and if you're in New York City like I am it means that it's the time when the city is more jam packed with tourists than even seems possible. To be honest, there really isn't any time in NYC that isn't a tourist season but the summer is definitely the worst. Oops, I mean the most crowded. Yes, we know we need tourists and NYC is an amazing city that everyone should come visit sometime in their life. But it takes a lot of patience to live here and try to go about your daily activities while fighting a crowd of slow, confused people. I was going to write out a list of tips for tourists but I actually came across this hilarious video and decided that the folks who made this video did a better job than I could. Take it away Johnny T!
All credit to the people over at Glove and Boots for this video and for more from Johnny T and all of his friends check out http://www.gloveandboots.com/!
Hello everyone, I hope you had a great weekend! When I was out and about today I happened to catch some of the Veteran's Day Parade here in NYC and of course it made me think about the people in my life who have served our country. My Great Grandpa served in the navy in World War II. His name was William but everyone just called him Popcorn. It was his favorite snack and he also had a lot of energy and jumped around like a piece of popcorn in a popper. Grandpa Popcorn had a way about getting himself in the middle of things and was unknowingly part of a very famous event. I know everyone knows this photo:
But here's what that iconic photo looks like from a slightly different angle:
Yep, that's Grandpa Popcorn. Legend has it that he was a little upset at the guy in the photo because he'd had his eye on the nurse himself but he didn't make his move fast enough! Here's a little better look at Grandpa Popcorn:
Quite the handsome devil, don't you think? Thank you Grandpa Popcorn and thanks everyone else for your service. Happy Veteran's Day everyone!
Happy Halloween Everyone! It's finally here and I'm so excited! First things first, I have to give a birthday shout out to my friend Amanda in Los Angeles - Happy Birthday girl, hope you're having a great day! I wish my birthday was on Halloween, how fab would that be? I'm going to the big Greenwich Village Parade tonight, which is my favorite thing to do in New York on Halloween. It's nuts down there on a regular night so you can imagine what Halloween is like! I'll give a full recap tomorrow, but for now here's one more Throwback Thursday Halloween-style post:
This photo is from a couple years ago, the Halloween after the first season of Walking Dead aired. I'm a huge fan of the show (if any casting directors are reading this I'm available to come down to Atlanta and play the role of a mule zombie, hint, hint - hahahaha!) so I decided to be a zombie, or walker as they call them. Don't I look scary? I terrified lots of people that night, so I'd consider it a success. Anyway, I gotta go get my stuff ready for the big night, can't wait to show you all what I wore this year! Have a spooky evening everyone!
Hi everyone, just a quick mid-week post to bring you another addition of "Where's Apples?" The photo below is a typical subway station in New York and I'm somewhere in the crowd. You can click on the photo to make it larger, which you'll probably need to do because I'm harder to find this time. Good luck!