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“Going to meet the big guy in Times Square in 30 minutes. He shouldn't be hard to spot!”
“all men are lesbians trapped in a man's body
or so I have heard”
“that statement is soo true here in Greenwhich Village rox
“Once I saw a man with the body of a crab and the head of a certified public accountant! Does that count for anything?”
“HOILY COW BACPAC WAS IN NYC?
who woudda thunk it”
“Have fun tonight,
I'll keep checking CNN.com for breaking news from NYC.”
“"HOILY COW BACPAC WAS IN NYC?
who woudda thunk it"
ignore this user
I thought I smelled something foul coming from the south.”
“LOL boss just came in and said "have a good time tonight and don't get arrested"
funny she was the third person to say that to me.
what you all must think of me.
heading out see you all in the am...”
chili has landed and made his way to the city. on route, he saw the Naked Cowboy
pics will be posted upon his arriving home
ok now i am leaving”
“Did everyone survive?”
“What have you done with chili!?!?!?”
“did maple get arrested?”
“Is New York still standing?”
“Was there any connection to the news helicopter crash?”
“I think they have been detained as "persons of interests" near the WTC area.”
“Persons of interest, or interesting specimens?”
“That guy used to be in Nashville! Saw him on the news all the time, even when it was below freezing! He decided to go to NYC a couple of years ago. DK why he changed cities, maybe cause he couldn't get a music contract in Nashvegas.”
“he really played music?
In Search Of The Spirit Of New York!
“May 4, 2004 4:30 PM
I was working the day watch out of Grand Central when it hit me: Jeez, I gotta get cross town and meet the big guy with the southern drawl and his sidekick in 15 minutes or they'll have my ass! I spent the next 30 seconds trying to figure out who "they" were and, getting no answer, shrugged my shoulders figuring I was safe for the time being. I made it down to the west side of 42nd street faster than Rosie O'Donnell on a box of Ring Dings. I saw the gigantic digital readout on the side of One Times Square. "Bush speaks on Arab TV: dismembers the English language". The bile rose in my throat. This bull__ can wait. I've got southerners to find!
So, I look across the street and edging my way into the gutter, I spotted him. There, in all his glory, was the illustrious barrister himself, the chili champ of the south, Chili36! We exchanged greetings and he introduced me to Jamie and we set out for a quick walk through Times Square. They had already seen the Naked Cowboy, so they didn't need me for that part of the tour. We were on a mission to find the Spirit Of New York.
We went over to Mmme Toussaud's Wax Museum where, Chili stopped for a pose with Samuel Jackson. Chili tried to strike up a conversation with him, but abruptly stopped after I assured him that Sam was made of wax! Took a few photos and then continued down 42nd Street. Popped into BB King's club for a quick look, then ducked down the 8th Ave subway. It was time add a new memebr to the troupe. She goes under the name of Mapleleaf. Years ago, I didn't trust her. And, in an effort to keep my eye on her, I married the dame.
(don't know how long I can keep up this Sam Spade type impersonation)
Anyway, we met Maple at the 14th street subway and proceeded to head down deep into Greenwich Village and Soho. We walked around for a few minutes, talking and getting acquainted and decided to have some dinner. But, some of the strong stuff would be necessary first. Maybe then, I would know where to find the SPirit of New York. We went into Kenny's Castaways and hammered back some ice cold ones with all the veracity of cat on a ball of yarn. Well, in the walk up to KC's, we tried to go into three different restaurants that published menus on the internet, only to find that they were closed up tighter than a hooker's thong! Well, Kenny's seemed to relax the foursome a bit and we were having a grand old time. Paid the bill and decided to seriously get some eats. Maybe then, I would know where to find the Spirit Of New York. We found an Italian Restaurant nearby and went in, getting seated immediately. We ate, took some more pics, drank a few and had a nice time, deciding that the food was rather good, so we walked out satisfied. I decided that maybe it was time that this ex-mouthpiece should earn his keep. We got Chili a cup and wrote "will counsel for beer" on it and sent him out in the median on Houston Street at the corner of Thompson. I understand why he quit law. The bum couldn't scrounge up more than a quarter and it ruems out the good-hearted Mapleleaf gave it to him. Damned attorneys! Still haven't found the Spirit of New York.
It was about 8:30 PM and we were feeling pretty good, although still light in the pockets, no thanks to Mr. Counsel here! We went into the Back Fence. "Russle us up some beers quick, Shweetheart. And some more peanuts too!" We took a table. No sooner did we sit down, then Maple became the singer/comedian's favorite target. After some delightful exchanges and him belting out some solo covers on his guitar, we settled back and enjoyed the evening. I ate more peanuts than a circus elephant on one of those Barnum-Bailey binges. And I drank more beer than I have in total since I started my diet at the beginning of 2004. But, this was no time to quit! We were on a serious roll! I needed to find the Spirit Of New York.
The singer ended his set and we went outside for a few photo ops and decided that we were all going to have to meet our individual transportation hubs. They had to get to the train bound for Long Island, and i did not want to swim to Staten Island. But, first, one more beer. We went into Jekyll and Hyde's 7th Ave downtown location. The decor in there is something to behold and you could pee down your leg just trying to find which bookcase the men's room was behind. (See Pictures from Chili and Jamie). We then took them to their train and made our our respective destinations...
...As for the Spirit of New York, I will find that sucker, even if I have to search every gin joint and two bit hangout in the city!”
“LOL that was a great trip report.
the bookcase was sooo funny. the girl chil was with was GREAT. she will now be added to the trail talk ghost hunters. have made plans to visit her in GA for some real ghost hunting!!!”
“pics will follow in a few...”
“in a few??? minutes, years, centuries”
“yeah man, what are you doing? working?”
“no he stayed home sick :(
yeah right, more like hungover!”
“so then there is no excuse in Treebeard not having the pics up, dang man get on the ball”
“LOL he will tonight”
“Keep your shorts on! I'm doing them now!”
“did i miss the part where he took them off?”
Pictures Are Up!
“what you mean "real ghosthunting in GA"?? Hope you're not leaving without me.”
“it would appear that yall had a few drinks.
thats a good thing.”
“Yeah, it was a significant bar bill!”
Note to Self
“1. Native New Yorkers never actually go to resturants, they just look at menus on the internet.
2. Alcoholics don't care where they are as long as they can find a bar.
If I had one day to spend in NYC, I would go to ground zero. I don't want to forget.”
“If I had one day to spend I'd drage Tree and Maple out of work and make them drink with me at various bars.”
“My theory is confirmed.”
you don't know me and have absolutely no basis for that”
“I am working on multiple theories, with hundreds of subjects of a magnitude you could not possibly comprehend.
How did you know I was talking about you?”
“the veigns were poppin gout of your forehead, bacpac...”
More likely Roam Around is in denial.”
“Perhaps Roam Around simply would like to enjoy a good time with some friends. Ever think of that?
Anyhow, hope all went well, Chili! My pics are up. Hope to see the ones Jamie took...”
“Natives of Dog Patch don't actually go to New York, they just read about it on the internet.
So some mook comedian was pickin' on mapleleaf, huh?
Did she get any good cracks in on him?”
“No, Mark-O. She just kept feeding him more and more material. It was really quite amusing...”
“Did those two dress in red and pink so's yous could find them?
Ah, I miss New York and the peanut shells and, most of all, the nuts who are my dear friends there.”
“I thought of you and told Chili about those musicians we saw there. BTW, I asked the bartender about them. They go under her name, Carolyn Black, and they are playing there tomorrow night...”
“$h!t brother, I am on the bus!!!”
“Now that i know the name, I am going to see if I can get a fix on when they play again. Tomorrow, I am going to Vermont, so this time's out. But, I will let you know. This wouldn't be a hard one to put together...”
Take me with you!
There may(hell, some of the ponds are still frozen) still be snow up thar.”
“I'm back,,,have a staff meeting,,,more later.”
“back in Mempho? quick trip.”
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