I’m going to go ahead and call it BrittCon

I’m sure you are all sick of hearing about my trip to New York City (especially if you follow me on Twitter too) – and we still have over a month of this crap to go.

But… er… I haven’t got a good excuse for talking about it again. I will, however, promise to write about something universally interesting tomorrow. Which you just know means the only thing I’m going to be able to come up with is Vaginas or Bad Cooking. Universal.

ANYway – here are the details you need to know:

I will be flying in via JetBlue on Friday June 27th. I’m staying in Midtown near Times Square and 5th Avenue – and so far someone is probably sleeping in a bathtub. We’re going to call it adventurous.

I’m in The City until late Sunday night.

The rest? Is still up in the air. I’m going to be running around like a crazy woman trying to soak up as much as I possibly can in 48 hours. That means subways and buses and walking and touristy shit and street food and museums and ferry rides and lots and lots of wandering around insisting that “I totally know where we’re going! Really!” Because that is how one sees The City, I’m sure.

I tell you all this for two reasons.

One – if you’d like to join me, please do. Whether you live in the area or have always wanted to see The Big Apple yourself, I’d love to share it with you. Please understand I am a cheap bitch and you will therefore have to endure me bitching about prices and doing absolutely insane and sometimes only slightly illegal shit to save a buck. If you’re not above slumming (and really, you’re here – aren’t you?), we’d love to have you join the Sweet Sweet Posse. You can share a cup of coffee or a meal, hit us up for late night partying, or scramble from landmark to landmark with us. The only thing you can’t do is share my hotel room – the bathtub is already taken.

If, however, you can’t make it into New York that reason because you hate cities or the economy just fucking blows right now or oh my God I am some strange girl from the Internet – that’s cool. But I want you to join me anyway. I mean, kind of. In “spirit”, so to speak.

You see, New York City has been my dream for a long, long time. And I’m making a commitment to myself to experience it, even if it’s only for two days over the last weekend of June. And I have a few really amazing people from the Internet to thank for the push I needed to just get off my ass and do it already.

Please – allow me to push you in the ass.

I mean… er… pay it forward.

Look, I know this sounds corny and cheesy and really, really hippy dippy. But if you have even the smallest twinge that there is something out there waiting for you, I want to encourage you to have it. Even if it’s in some small way. Don’t put it off anymore. Don’t make another excuse. Just… do it.

And do it the last weekend in June so you can use one of these kick ass graphics Cissa made for us.

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  1. avitable says:

    NC-17 indeed. Especially if Karl’s going to be there!

  2. NYCWD says:

    Bathtubs are quite comfy.

    I’m almost jealous.


  3. Poppy says:




    You know I’ll be there. :heartbeat:

  4. Love your graphics and your inspiration! You are dead right, in the time it takes people to make a Bucket List they could have done something they always wanted to do, or at least bought the ticket. Take the city by storm!

  5. y2k survivor says:

    Chanting: Britt’s gunna get Beg Bugs! Britt’s gunna get Bed Bugs! Really, haven’t you heard NYC hotels are terrible for getting bed bugs and it costs a fortune to exterminate and then atempts fail so often people have been known to just move away and leave all thier stuff.

    Beautiful exotic Tulsa is probably lookin a lot cooler now, huh? Email me when you are coming so I can send Mrs. Y2K out of town. …oh and I sleep in the nude, sweat more than is healthy and tend to want to cuddle in the night. See ya soonest! :heartbeat:

  6. yoshi says:

    Wow, sounds like you’re gonna have some fun. Too bad I’m no where near NYC but if you head over to Seattle ever, I’ll be there for BrittCon. :D

  7. Winter says:

    I think I’m gonna have to wait until you come out here for “Britt Does the Left Coast.” :wink:

  8. Aaron says:

    God I miss you :) Hope you have a safe trip, think of you daily! You should totally guest on our podcast, it would be fun, you’d be the female fun voice :)

  9. Amber says:

    The pictures are AWESOME! That was too funny.

    And I truly wish I could join you to see the city. I think we’d get along fabulously as that’s EXACTLY how I’d like to see NYC. Wandering through the fish market then tea in the Hilton lobby and bargaining with street vendors…

    Ahhh… I am so jealous. But have a WONDERFUL time and I’m sure you’ll be including us via blog posts and pictures.

    I’m so very proud of you for doing this Miss Britt. I hope you’re proud of yourself too, even in the midst of the crazy confusion.

    Watch out NYC! Here comes Miss Britt! :)

  10. Selma says:

    You are going to have a fabulous time. Have a hot dog with the works for me, will ya? And you are inspiring as the Statue of Liberty. Awesome.

  11. *singing* we’re going to new york, we’re going to new york… :martini:

    pens are in the playoffs, the big apple with britt…wow, life really is good. i’m happy to be alive.

  12. I am SO glad that you are going. I predict that it won’t be the last time! Some of the best times in my life were tipsy (OK, drunk) times with my girlfriends in NYC. Don’t put fun things off. The other shit can wait.

  13. Miss Britt says:

    avitable: of course!

    NYCWD: you know you wanna snuggle in my tub.

    Poppy: :heartbeat:

    Deb on the Rocks: we definitely plan to.

    y2k survivor: You know, I haven’t been to Oklahoma since I was probably a baby.

    yoshi: I’m sure there’s something awesome for you to do in Seattle that weekend though – right?

    Winter: no. Wait. See. The point is NOT to wait. If you can’t come to NYC – do something you’ve always wanted to do close to home.

    Aaron: do I have to be an expert? LOL

    Amber: oh man… posts, twitters, flickr – It will be OBNOXIOUS, I promise.

    Selma: hot dog with the works – got it.

    hello haha narf: LOL

    Been there, Done that: well, WE are going to be totally sober the entire time. :angel:

  14. ADW says:





    DAMN IT!

    Stupid 4th of July.

  15. Hilly says:

    Start spreading the news….
    We’re leaving today…..
    We want to be (and corrupt) a part of it…
    Britt York, Britt Yoooooork….

  16. Turnbaby says:

    Oh man! WE REALLY WANT TO COME!! But I don’t see how we can–because as soon as we return from my first extended vacation—leaving June 10 and returning June 22— in 25 YEARS (omg I can’t believe I just typed that) they will be tearing the deck off our new house, doing a ‘fix’ and then building a new deck. Much as I’d LIKE to be gone during all that crap it won’t be possible. We DO expect some drunk texts and boobies dammit. :cool:

  17. Poppy says:

    NYCWD: you know you wanna snuggle in my tub.


    He totally does, because he wants to take a NAP in it. *giggle*

  18. debkitty says:

    Oh how I want to go! I love the city!

  19. The best part about NYC? Free WIFI EVERYWHERE!!

    We can keep all the non-attendees updated constantly!

    Things we MUST do in NYC:

    1. Karaoke
    2. Hot Dogs from a street vendor
    3. Walk by Saks, Tiffany’s and Macy’s
    4. Sit in Bryant park and have an iced coffee/tea/water and read/blog

    ok so that’s the first hour….hehe…

    I’ll be there about…9 am on Friday, I believe, remind me to email you with my cell info hehe…


  20. Finn says:

    :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

    Where the fuck is my sugar daddy?

  21. avitable says:

    Finn, wanna come up to Orlando instead? We can sit by the pool and read Twitter and cry together.

  22. Steph says:

    I wish, wish, wish I could join you (sigh). I’ll love to read about it in your posts once you get back though. Perhaps BrittCon can be an annual thing? You know? Like Christmas for us psycho chick bloggers?

  23. Iron Fist says:

    I have a feeling New York City will never be the same again…

  24. wafelenbak says:

    Have fun!!!!!
    Since I ditched my job, my boyfriend, and my family to up and move to Chicago 8 years ago, I think I have “wild dreams of adventure” covered. ;)

  25. I’ve never slept in a bathtub but I know numerous people that have. Mostly when wasted. My mother is also going to NYC this summer because she’s never gone before. Don’t forget Little Italy (food is fucking fabulous) and I think my most fascinating moment was when I went into a Sbarro’s and got beer and pizza, because that was kickass.

  26. I am so very happy you are getting to go!

    I hope you have a fucking blast!!!!!

  27. and I hope we aren’t ENTIRELY sober….the whole time…. :martini: :cheese:

  28. Mindy says:

    I really wish that I could afford to go but alas it is not in my future. I really hope you have a great time!

  29. Finn says:

    Avitable – That sounds like FUN. May I get you drunk?

  30. avitable says:

    Yes, but only if you promise to take advantage of me.

  31. Kimberly says:

    I wish!! My sister’s bridal shower is that weekend (at my house) so I kinda have to attend.

    I look forward to the pictures :)

  32. Crys says:

    what hotel, love

  33. Mr. Fabulous says:

    Like Turnbaby says, we would if we could. I LURVE NYC.

    You are cheap? The prices will cause your head to explode :lol:

  34. Miss Britt says:

    ADW: stupid 4th of July. Can’t you come back to Florida? Like… now?

    Hilly: I am totally doing The Rockette Dance to this. Right. Now.

    Turnbaby: honey, you don’t need any pushing from me to Just Do It.

    And that’s what counts.

    Poppy: well YAH – that’s what I MEANT! :angel:

    debkitty: come on up sistah.

    Cissa Fireheart: wow, you will be getting in wayyyyy before us.

    Finn: I don’t know – but if you find him, ask him if he’s got a brother.

    avitable: oh pSHAW. You could go if you wanted to.

    Steph: OK, so what else CAN you do that’s just for you that weekend?

    Iron Fist: oh I’m sure little ol’ me won’t make much of an impact. :cool:

    wafelenbak: OMG! You so absolutely DO! :rock:

    Captain Steve: beer and pizza eh? It’s good to be easily impressed.

    themuttprincess: I’m sure I will. Thanks.

    Mindy: even if you can’t afford to go to NYC, I bet you can find something in your budget that means something to YOU.

    Kimberly: I was going to ask… can you hook me up with Katie? :eyebrow:

    Crys: emailed.

    Mr. Fabulous: yes, I am cheap. It doesn’t mean I don’t know things will be expensive. But I will bitch, and find the absolute CHEAPEST alternative.

  35. Shelli says:

    Britt, I can’t go this time, but I have an idea that I would like to share with you. I will email you and see what you think of it.

  36. Miss Britt I lived in NYC for 5 days and spent a total of $200 last summer (not including my hostel which was $110 for 5 days). it is very possible to do it cheap….you just gotta learn to compromise, and maximize your local bodega and subway.

    yeah I might get there earlier than you, but I have the whole day to chill out and re-familiarize myself with the city…plus possibly meet up with hellohahanarf, Dawg and Poppy earlier….plus I do have friends that live in NY, one who works for MTV, so I might just go visit her and my favorite bookstore – The Strand….ah…I am way too excited…I think it’s all the drugs I am on currently….

  37. Jennifer says:

    If you said Chicago or Milwaukee, could do, NY? I don’t think so. Never had any desire to go near that part of the country

  38. B.E. Earl says:

    You are going to have a great time. NYC is one of those magical places that can be something totally different for every visitor.

    Lemme know if you want any suggestions about where to get your drink on. I’ve, um, been known to dabble. ;)

  39. Poppy says:

    He’s very soft, just like you. I can understand why you’d wanna snuggle with him.

    Ugh, now I wanna go snuggle with him. DAMN YOU, FRANCE!

  40. Britt's Mom says:

    Hmmm – just do it, huh?

    NOW you’ve got me thinking!!!

    I am so excited for you!!!

  41. Jay says:

    Northwest has seats available leaving on the 27th from Little Rock to NY for only $178!!!!

    But I just remembered I’ll be in Omaha. Best price from Omaha is $358 for a non-stop flight.

    That’s okay. Omaha is soooo much more awesome than NY. *sniff* I’ll have fun in Oma .. *sobs uncontrollably*

  42. So, Avitable’s staying in Florida? And I’m staying in Georgia. We’ll follow on Twitter and commiserate together. *Sniff*

    I’m so excited for you and can’t wait to hear about your experiences! Have fun, hon!

  43. tab says:

    As much as I’d *love* to visit NYC, it ain’t gonna happen for quite a while. But I am very excited for you and can’t wait to read all about it!

  44. Lynda says:

    I would love to go too, but I will be traveling across country soon, and probably can’t take the time off work.

    I always wanted to see the Statue of Liberty.

  45. stepher says:

    I saw your ER comment on Bossy’s blog and had to show you some ER-lovin’. :heartbeat:

    Looks like it’s just you and me watching the show these days. :help:

  46. That’s the cutest button ever. I might just have to join you. I love NYC: the wax museum, Times Square, some awesome place that makes the best panini sandwiches EVAH, and a Mexican restaurant to die for. I can’t remember the names but I could totally walk there from memory.

  47. Sybil Law says:

    If there is any way I can make it happen, I will.
    Regardless, have a fantastic time. Save some money for knockoff purses in Chinatown!
    Oh man, I miss NY.

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