New York Trip

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So, I made it back from my trip to New York on Friday and I had a blast there! It was definitely cool getting to see some of the places I’ve seen in movies and TV shows. Here are a few pics I took while there:

Fans of Seinfeld, I'm sure you recognize this restaurant right away. The outside of this restaurant was featured in numerous episodes of Seinfeld. It is a real restaurant; I had one of the best milkshakes in my life there. Eve thought the interior is not the same as it is in the show, it was still pretty cool going there.

Fans of Seinfeld, I’m sure you recognize this restaurant right away. The outside of this restaurant was featured in numerous episodes of Seinfeld. It is a real diner; I had one of the best milkshakes in my life there. Even though the interior is not the same as it is in the show, it was still pretty cool going there.

If you're fan of the TV show Seinfeld, than you probably remember the Soup Nazi episode. The restaurant in the picture, Soup Man, was part of the inspiration for the Soup Nazi. I never ate there while in NYC, but I came across one of their many locations while in the Financial District. They even had a poster of George Costanza on the door!

If you’re fan of the TV show Seinfeld, you probably will remember the Soup Nazi episode. The restaurant in the picture, Soup Man, was part of the inspiration for the Soup Nazi. I never ate there while in NYC, but I came across one of their many locations while in the Financial District. They even had a poster of George Costanza on the door!

I went to Katz Delicatessen which is known for the infamous "I'll have what she's having" scene from the movie When Harry Met Sally. They have this sign hanging above the table Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal sat at during that scene. If you're ever in New York, I suggest going there, they have really good sandwiches!

I went to Katz Delicatessen which is known for the infamous “I’ll have what she’s having” scene from the movie When Harry Met Sally. They have this sign hanging above the table Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal sat at during that scene. If you’re ever in New York, I suggest going there, they have really good sandwiches!

This is a still from Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. I'm standing in front of Radio City Music Hall where Macaulay Culkin was standing in the movie.

This is a still from Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. I’m standing in front of Radio City Music Hall where Macaulay Culkin was standing in the movie.

This is a still from the film Breakfast at Tiffany's starring Audrey Hepburn. I'm standing in front of the Tiffany & Co. store where Audrey Hepburn stood during the opening scene of the movie.

This is a still from the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s starring Audrey Hepburn. I’m standing in front of the Tiffany & Co. store where Audrey Hepburn stood during the opening scene of the movie.

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You’ve Got Mail

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I was a bit bored earlier today and started looking through some of my old VHS tapes (yes, I still have VHS tapes & a VCR) and I came across a classic rom-com from 1998: “You’ve Got Mail” I popped that baby into my VCR and began to re-watchYou've Got Mail it (it’d been a few years since I’d seen it).

Reuniting “Sleepless in Seattle” co-stars Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan, the film “You’ve Got Mail” is a great lighthearted romantic comedy. The character of Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) is a small business owner; she runs a small bookstore that her mother use to own. Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) is the owner of a large chain of bookstores. The two of them chat online getting to know each other really well despite the fact that the two of them are in relationships. As the audience we know that it is the two of them communicating, but in the universe of the movie, they remain anonymous online. Joe’s big chain of bookstores is set to open a new store right by Kathleen’s little bookstore. The threat of her having to possibly close down shop starts to become a reality. Eventually the two characters meet and become rivals. They still don’t know that they are the ones that have been communicating online. I won’t say much more not to give away everything that happens in the movie, but the movie has quite a bit of funny moments. Is it predictable? Yes, but aren’t all romantic/rom-com movies? And the movie is somewhat dated considering no one uses dial-up anymore and at the time of the film’s release e-mail was a new, interesting thing. The movie is two hours long and is a good movie to watch with girlfriends (it is a chick flick) or as a date movie.

Last tidbit…One of my favorite scenes is at the beginning when we see Kathleen and Joe beginning their mornings in wonderful New York City while the song “Dreams” by The Cranberries (great song) is playing, and we see both of them cross paths numerous times without even knowing that they are the ones that have been chatting online. It just goes to show you that you could totally walk right by the person you could end up with someday! After all, everyone we are now friends with were just strangers at one time!