Wherever I Go, There I’ll Be

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Tomorrow is the big day.

BrittCon 2008.

And although I’ve been planning it for over a month now, I still cannot get over how totally and completely ridiculous that name is.

For those of you who may be new here or just have other more important things to remember, BrittCon (cringe) is the result of me freaking the fuck out about my life, and finally remembering that Life. Waits. For. No One. As I said a month ago, this trip is

not another “carrot”. It’s not a temporary escape from Real Life. But it absolutely is an integral part of me being true to who I am and consciously living my life the way I need to.

So. All caught up? Great.

Here’s where we’ll be for the next three days:

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As you can obviously tell by my CAREFULLY COLOR CODED BUT NOT AT ALL OCD OR ITINERARY NAZI map, I’ve split the trip up into three parts.

Friday we’ll be hitting the Midtown, including Times Square, the Empire State Building, and a long anticipated rendezvous with Championable’s Rich.

Saturday we’ll be all over Downtown (that’s Downtown Manhattan for you non-New Yorker types). This means the Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero, Chinatown, Little Italy, 1.7 bathroom breaks, Rockefeller Center, and the cutest little walking shoes you’ve ever seen.

We might also stop to eat food on the street. If there’s time.

Saturday night we’ll be hitting the Subway and some HIGHLY RATED BY AOL SO YOU KNOW IT MUST BE GOOD Karaoke joint. Oh yes. I said it. Karaoke. In New York City. You can all thank me now for the inevitably forthcoming videos.

We might take a break to sleep. But I doubt it.

And then, finally, on Sunday we’ll put on our Ladies Who Lunch outfits and make our way around Upper Manhattan. I have no idea what that’s called. Uptown? Like, Uptown Girls? *light bulb* I picture us strolling through The Metropolitan Museum of Art and tossing bread crumbs to the geese in Central Park. Or playing a rousing game of Is That Hooker A Man, Baby.

Eventually they’ll make me get on a plane to come home Sunday night. Assuming they can catch me.

And because I am sure that reading through an itinerary of my weekend has been so terribly exciting for you and you are absolutely foaming at the mouth for more…

I’ll be on Twitter all weekend long. That means you can get CONSTANT UPDATES that are JUST AS HIGHLY ENTERTAINING as this. Except live. And smaller. If you’re not on Twitter (because you are clearly crazy), you can sign up free here and follow me. If you don’t intend to sit by your computer all weekend, you can even have the updates sent to your phone via text and that would NOT BE WEIRD AT ALL.

I’ll also be updating my Flickr all weekend long. You can either spend your entire day here refreshing the page and checking for updates to the iLife section OR you can subscribe to that Flickr Feed here. Both of those options are completely acceptable and NOT AT ALL WEIRD OR STALKER LIKE. At all.

Unless you’re my mom. And then it’s a little NO I WILL NOT TEXT YOU WHEN I LAND!

Ahem.

And finally, if living vicariously through me via Twitter and Flickr is simply not enough for you and you are going to be in the New York area during a taping of… um… sorry. If you would like to join us, shoot me an email. We’d be happy to have you. You can reach me at britt at miss-britt.com.

Unless you’re a crazy stalker ax murderer. Then you should email someone else.

(Note to Self: pack taser. And mace.)

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  1. avitable says:

    Oh woe is me! I wish I could have gone, but one of us has to actually work around here and by work I mean stay glued to my Twitter and call you every half hour.

  2. Fantastagirl says:

    Have a great time – I’ve always wanted to go to NYC!

  3. Sarah says:

    Oh have fun! Too bad I don’t live anywhere remotely near NYC (unless CA suddenly got closer and I just didn’t realize it).
    Sounds like a fun getaway and I’m sure you deserve it! :D

  4. B.E. Earl says:

    FYI – Jimmie’s Corner is my kinda place. Old, a bit smelly with some great characters. Another old timey joint right down the block is called Rudy’s (9th Ave at 44th St) and it is one of my favorite bars in NYC. Great dive…and free hot dogs!

    Also, take some time to walk down St. Mark’s Place when you go karaoking at that joint (never heard of it). It’s a fascinating block with lots of shops and diversity. Two more of my favorite bars are on that block. Hop Devil all the way down by Tompkins Square Park and PDT right before that. There isn’t a sign for PDT. It’s a speakeasy. You have to go into Crif Dogs (a takeout hot dog joint) and enter through the phone booth. Very cool.

    Hope you have a great time in the most fantastic city in the world!

  5. Sunshine says:

    NYC is my fav home away from home. Color me jealous. Have a GREAT time!

  6. Charlene says:

    miss brit
    have fun in NYC

  7. Poppy says:

    Um, hi. You don’t need a taser or mace. You just need a Watchdog. :wink: And practice your kicks to the groin for when you drunkenly mistake New York friendliness for an attack to your person.

    Yes, I do think that I am funny.

  8. Tracy says:

    Have an amazing trip! I took my first trip to the city about 4 years ago, and it is a wonderful place. I love it more each time I visit!

  9. Mary says:

    Have a fantastic time! I’ll be the dork checking your page every hour or so.

  10. NYCWD says:

    I’m sorry I haven’t done my midtown/uptown primer yet.

    Then maybe you would have known that Rockefeller Center is northern midtown. Nowhere near downtown. But that’s okay… we’ll figure it out.

    Love the map.

  11. Hey Britt!

    I hope you have a fantastic time .. wish I was there too !

    Cheers

  12. AmyD says:

    :martini: :martini:

    Be safe… don’t kill anyone who doesn’t deserve it… and if they do, well then you better damn well take pictures and send me a freakin’ postcard.

  13. Dawn says:

    NYC will never be the same once you’ve gone through it!

    Have a super time!!!!!!!

  14. ZOMG!! TOMORROW TOMORROW!! I LOVE YA TOMORRROW!! YOUR’RE ONLY A DAAAAAAAAY AAAAAAAH WAAAAAAAAAYY!!

    Can you tell I cannot wait? I still have so much shit to do before I go! Holy crap!

    BRITTCON IS TOMORROW! WOOOOOO HOOOOO!!

  15. Kristin says:

    Have a GREAT time babe! I really wish I could have come to meet you. But, you know that whole missing our kid’s birthday would be BAD!! I think I would have to retire my wicked cool stepmother shirt!
    Take lots of pictures for me!

  16. Maria says:

    Great job on the map.

    I hope you LOVE my hometown.

  17. Have a blast! :hug:

  18. *pixie* says:

    Have a fantastic time! Keep your hands on your purse & be careful.

  19. ~jtm says:

    wOOt! Have a great time. We are heading there in the morning as well.. according to your well planned out map, and checking mine, we probably won’t cross paths. Can’t wait to read all about your experiences!

  20. Jen, South Florida says:

    Dude, I want to go.

    My vacation starts 7/10..

  21. I can’t wait to see your photo blog when you get back!

  22. Miss Britt says:

    avitable: don’t call me. I won’t answer.

    Fantastagirl: me too! I’ll let you know when I get back if you should make the trip. ;-)

    Sarah: deserve? Well… uh… I want it. Does that count?

    B.E. Earl: oh awesome, thank you! I love dive bars, and as cool as it is to go to a swanky club sometimes, I think we’ll enjoy ourselves more in these kinds of places.

    Sunshine: so… green then?

    Charlene: thanks, I plan to!

    Poppy: fat lot of good that will do me Friday and Saturday!!!

    Tracy: I hear that a lot. I can’t wait to find out for myself.

    Mary: I should set up a chat window so you and Avitable can keep each other company.

    NYCWD: really? I could have SWORN the bus tour put it in their “downtown loop”!

    Damn.

    Charlie Daniels (TBU): aww, thanks. :D

    AmyD: oh please tell me you’re kidding about that postcard thing. Those things require stamps.

    How about I send you a private personal email instead???

    Dawn: I know, they’ll probably be begging me to stay.

    Cissa Fireheart: LOL

    Kristin: pfft – excuses, excuses.

    Maria: thanks, it has given me lots to do at work.

    Blondefabulous: that’s the goal!

    *pixie*: I grew up spending half my time in Chicago, so hopefully I’ll be able to stay safe and alert and all that shit.

    ~jtm: really?? How crazy is that that we’ll be there at the same time and not run into each other?

    If you happen to see a wild haired blond snapping pictures – holla!

    Jen, South Florida: I could be persuaded to go again…

    student teacher: hopefully all my pictures won’t suck. LOL

  23. whall says:

    I have to say – I do enjoy the vicarious nature of our relationship.

  24. suze says:

    Have a fantastic time. NYC is one of my favourite places on earth and I’ve not been in a few years so I’m having some serious NYC envy…

  25. Andria says:

    I wish I could be there!

  26. Well, it’s actually good I’m not going because this weekend is P-Day. As in poop-and-piss-all-over-my-house-Day. We’re going with the nekid potty training method you spoke of. Um, yeah. So, wave at Ms. Liberty for me and have fun!

  27. Finn says:

    OK, the whining is officially begining NOW: IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII wannnnnnnnnnaaaaaaaaa goooooooooo! :annoyed:

    Have a wonderful trip; I can’t wait to see and hear about it all!

  28. Winter says:

    Have a great time! I’ll be watching flickr and twitter just like at TequilaCon. Oh, and if Adam gets any of those emails? Make him post them complete with IP addresses. How much fun could we all have with that?

  29. Karl says:

    Woo hoo! BrittCon! I get to see Britt today, a full DAY before BrittCon! I get to FLY with Britt! I get to SLEEP with Britt! I get to wear Britt’s crotchless panties! Oh, wait, there probably won’t be any sleeping, really. Who am I kidding? :spank:

  30. NYCWD says:

    It is in their “Downtown Loop”, but it is in mid-town. It’s all good though… you’ll see it… come hell or high water by gosh you’ll see it!

  31. Wah. I wanted to come. My husband thought it wierd to want to fly to NYC for the weekend with a bunch [his airquotes, not mine] “strangers”.

    Hmph.

    He just doesn’t get it.

  32. Cricky says:

    You know that beautiful shade of green that JLo wore in THAT DRESS…that’s how green with envy I am.

    I love NYC so freaking much. I spent about 18 hours there in 2006 and realized I was MADE to live there. Too bad my husband doesn’t agree.

    Have a blast, wear sneakers and sunscreen. Never settle for the first price they give you. Stay away from purse vendors with garbage bags.

  33. Hilly says:

    Have fun, yayayayay!

    I’ll still be with you in spirit, cheering you along for your first time in NYC! Eat something for me like a real slice or a vendor hot dog.

    WooHoo for you!

  34. Wicked H says:

    I just called the Big Apple and told them to expect you.

    I got peeps you know.

    Have a BLAST!!! :cool:

  35. i might take more sleeping photos of you to again post on my blog…you might wanna not shut your eyes.

    (i am really proud of you for seizing the damn day and running away to nyc for a weekend. sure, it isn’t living in new york as a big bad lawyer, but you are giving yourself the best of both worlds. your family life is phenomenal and you can still taste a little of the no ties life when we are throwing things at you as your drunk ass won’t let go of the mic saturday night. love ya, lady. we’ll have a blast.)

  36. adena says:

    have fun partying in NY on my birthday!!

    Totally lucky!

  37. Robina says:

    You are so funny! Oh how I would love to come and join you. My God we would have a freaking blast!!!! And I could swear, and not offend anyone!

  38. AmyD says:

    I was being sarcastic about the postcard… I mean, how would you find the time to have a postcard made up of you killing someone? Sheesh.

    You must have packed your brain in your carry on.
    :slaphead: :heartbeat: :heartbeat: :heartbeat:

  39. I’m jealous, I haven’t been to New York in over ten years. I know a great time will be had by all.

    Toodles~

    Oh, I L.O.V.E. the walking shoes, and only 9 bucks?

  40. Sybil Law says:

    I am JEALOUS. I miss NY! WAAAH. :cry:
    Still – I know you’ll love it, and I recommend going to the Cutting Room bar – Chris Noth (Mr. Big) owns it, and you can see him there (sometimes). Also, look out for fab purse knockoffs in Chinatown!
    Venue Image
    Hours
    Tue. – Thu. 5PM to 3AM
    Fri. – Sat. 5PM to 4AM

    Nearest Subway Station
    23rd St Station
    23rd St & Broadway
    W

    Cross Street
    Between 6th Ave. and Broadway

    Cutting Room
    19 W 24th St
    New York, NY 10010
    212-691-4065
    http://www.thecuttingroomnyc.com/

  41. Dragon says:

    Have a great time, Britt. If for some reason you stumble/stagger across the border into Ontario, Canada; email me and I’ll come meet you or bail you out of Canadian jail.

  42. Turnbaby says:

    You are going to have a GREAT time. NYC won’t know what hit :cheese:

  43. Ahh Britt, I am absolutely devastated that I am not able to finally meet you- My Goddess.
    Maybe next time!
    Have fun everyone!
    xo

  44. This is my first time to your blog (I found you through a comment you left on Sarcastic Mom) and I must say that I dig your style. Have fun!

  45. Karen says:

    wow! I think I see my house on that map. Have a great trip!

  46. Sarah says:

    It totally counts. In my mind deserve and want are pretty much the same thing.

  47. Kay says:

    I am probably aging myself but when you go to NYC we can sing “Ooh wah Ooh wah cool cool Britty, tell us ’bout the trip to New York City!”

    :disco:

  48. Dude!

    I’m just trying to figure out how I’m gonna talk to you during all the posting, twittering, et al! It’ll be a fun hour or two. Rock on.

  49. Miss Britt says:

    whall: oh you talk so sweet

    suze: well I’ve never been, so I’m taking a lifetime of envy with me.

    Andria: maybe the next BrittCon.

    Coal Miner’s Granddaughter: YAY! I can’t wait to hear how that goes.

    Finn: aren’t we supposed to be planning a get together down here somewhere??

    Winter: it’s actually nice to know I’m not talking to myself. LOL

    Karl: and none of this will be new to you. And isn’t THAT something?

    NYCWD: sweeet. You’ll teach me this shit yet.

    Sheila (Charm School Reject): tell your husband that I am giving him a very nasty look right now…

    Cricky: sunscreen packed. Check.

    Hilly: and we’re all following your twats via text, so you will SOOOO be there with us.

    Wicked H: should I be scared?? ;-)

    hello haha narf: I love you. I love you so, so fucking much for getting It. For really, really Getting It.

    adena: we’ll sing for you.

    Robina: there will be lots more chances. Promise.

    AmyD: I hadn’t even packed yet!!! :-P

    Employee No. 3699: Payless, baby.

    Sybil Law: awesome! Thanks! I added it to the map!

    Dragon: if I end up in Ontario… there is a problem. LOL

    Turnbaby: no, apparently they will. Wicked H called.

    Princess of the Universe: I think next up is the Halloween Party. Start planning…

    Cassandra Rae: well thank you. I swear I can be more interesting than itineraries some days.

    Karen: yeah? Point it out!

    Sarah: I like how your mind works.

    Kay: great. Now I have that song in my head.

    Rich: maybe I can teach you something about multi-tasking. ;-)

  50. jennster says:

    i just got back!!! havw a great fucking time!! i truly hope it’s everything you think it’s going to be… and more.. i hope it not only calls to you, but reaches out and grabs you and violates you in only the best possible way. HAVE SO MUCH FUN!

  51. Summer says:

    Have fun in NYC. I love visiting. My son is moving there in Aug. Please be sure to go into St Paul’s Chapel located very close to Ground Zero. Take kleenex, it’s sad but worth the stop. Do Top of the Rock (Rock. Center) at night. The city is beautiful. The observation deck is better than the Empire State Building’s.

  52. I’ve only been to NY once and would love to go again. I’m so glad you are going and that you did this for yourself.

    And your point about not waiting until your kids are grown hit home with me. I say that all the time about so many things. Now I’m rethinking that mentality.

    Have a good time! ((((HUGS))))

  53. This sounds divine! Now I’m glad I joined Twitter this week for no other reason than to live vicariously through your trip.

  54. kapgar says:

    Is this going to become an annual thing?

  55. [...] you were not aware, I will be participating in portions of Brittcon this weekend. It is excuse enough alone that I don't blog so much when I go to NYC to visit [...]

  56. Shover Robot says:

    Have really enjoyed your New York City trip pictures. Glad you had such a great time there.

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