SPIDERMAN!

My partner Chris enters sweepstakes. He has had some FABULOUS wins – and some amusing experiences with sweepstakes. So far, he’s won trips for both of us to Las Vegas, then to L.A. for the Grammys, and an amazing cruise to the Mexican Riviera, plus lots of interesting stuff like a high-performance computer board, $500 worth of groceries, a couple of iPods, a DVD player… LOTS of cool stuff.

Most recently, he’s won a trip to New York City to see the NYC premiere of Spiderman 3.

We leave tomorrow.

We’ll be in Manhattan from Sunday afternoon through Tuesday mid-day. We’re staying at the Westin Times Square, and being taken by limo to the premiere Monday evening in Astoria. We’re both very excited.

My one “must see” sericulture-related stop, is a visit to Habu Textiles. Chris wants to see a couple of unusual shops, and spend some time walking and subwaying through the city.

If you have any suggestions on things that we should look up, please let me know! We’re much more interested in out-of-the-ordinary, ethnic, lots-of-character type things, not so much in planned tours, big-box retail, etc.

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  1. cgronlund
    cgronlund says:

    My mom’s talked about Chris’s love of sweepstakes, and the Spider-Man premiere sounds great!

    Hope it’s a great movie and I hope you guys have a blast in NYC!

  2. cgronlund
    cgronlund says:

    My mom’s talked about Chris’s love of sweepstakes, and the Spider-Man premiere sounds great!

    Hope it’s a great movie and I hope you guys have a blast in NYC!

  3. admin
    admin says:

    If it’s advertised, it has to be delivered – otherwise, it’s fraud. Of course, there’s plenty of fraud… but if Frito Lay says they’re giving away ten thousand dollars, then *somebody* really wins. There’s even what they call “second chance” sweepstakes, where you enter to have a chance at prizes that they have to give away because it was advertised, but nobody won or claimed it.

    He uses a website called onlinesweepstakes a lot – this is his main hobby, he sits and enters sweepstakes while I’m reading livejournal or weaving or knitting or whatever!

  4. admin
    admin says:

    If it’s advertised, it has to be delivered – otherwise, it’s fraud. Of course, there’s plenty of fraud… but if Frito Lay says they’re giving away ten thousand dollars, then *somebody* really wins. There’s even what they call “second chance” sweepstakes, where you enter to have a chance at prizes that they have to give away because it was advertised, but nobody won or claimed it.

    He uses a website called onlinesweepstakes a lot – this is his main hobby, he sits and enters sweepstakes while I’m reading livejournal or weaving or knitting or whatever!

  5. unluckymonkey
    unluckymonkey says:

    wow how much fun! I’m afraid I’ve not got that sort of online time but if I did I’d SO jump on board that ship! 🙂 I didn’t know he was a knitter weaver too. HOW terribly cute. 😉

  6. unluckymonkey
    unluckymonkey says:

    wow how much fun! I’m afraid I’ve not got that sort of online time but if I did I’d SO jump on board that ship! 🙂 I didn’t know he was a knitter weaver too. HOW terribly cute. 😉

  7. woofytexan
    woofytexan says:

    I don’t recall if you and/or Chris are big readers but there are some great bookstores in NYC worth checking out while you are there.

    The Strand Bookstore 828 Broadway at 12th
    It takes up an entire city block. If you are looking for a hard to locate book, this is the place to start.

    Books and Bindings 172 Madison Ave
    This is a large loft with books stacked in sections. No real filing method so you have to take time to look and climb ladders to get to the top shelves.

    Different Light 151 W 19th at 7th Ave
    A large GLBT specialty bookstore. If you have not read the Leonard and Larry series, they will carry it here.

    Kinokuniya Bookstore 10 W 49th btwn 5th & 6th Aves
    Japanese bookstore with lots of Manga, origami paper, etc. You might find some specialty books on silk weaving in this store.

    I would say make sure to check out little Italy and the food but you wheat gluten rules that out for a place to eat. I’ve heard good things about Angelica Kitchen, located at 300 E. 12th St. Lots of macrobiotic food on the menu.

    Have a great time!

  8. woofytexan
    woofytexan says:

    I don’t recall if you and/or Chris are big readers but there are some great bookstores in NYC worth checking out while you are there.

    The Strand Bookstore 828 Broadway at 12th
    It takes up an entire city block. If you are looking for a hard to locate book, this is the place to start.

    Books and Bindings 172 Madison Ave
    This is a large loft with books stacked in sections. No real filing method so you have to take time to look and climb ladders to get to the top shelves.

    Different Light 151 W 19th at 7th Ave
    A large GLBT specialty bookstore. If you have not read the Leonard and Larry series, they will carry it here.

    Kinokuniya Bookstore 10 W 49th btwn 5th & 6th Aves
    Japanese bookstore with lots of Manga, origami paper, etc. You might find some specialty books on silk weaving in this store.

    I would say make sure to check out little Italy and the food but you wheat gluten rules that out for a place to eat. I’ve heard good things about Angelica Kitchen, located at 300 E. 12th St. Lots of macrobiotic food on the menu.

    Have a great time!

  9. porcinea
    porcinea says:

    You will *love* Habu. OMG, I wish I could be there with you just to see your face. *Heaven* for fiber artists.

    Take the Staten Island Ferry. It’s free, it leaves from the tip of Manhattan and goes to Staten Island and back — and gives you the best view of the Statue of Liberty and the skyline imaginable.

  10. porcinea
    porcinea says:

    You will *love* Habu. OMG, I wish I could be there with you just to see your face. *Heaven* for fiber artists.

    Take the Staten Island Ferry. It’s free, it leaves from the tip of Manhattan and goes to Staten Island and back — and gives you the best view of the Statue of Liberty and the skyline imaginable.

  11. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    Missouri visit

    Where in Missouri is Chris from? As you know, I’m in Kansas City, but we have a lake house down near Lake of the Ozarks and aren’t too terribly far from Springfield/Joplin/Jeff City at that point.

    Ames

  12. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    Missouri visit

    Where in Missouri is Chris from? As you know, I’m in Kansas City, but we have a lake house down near Lake of the Ozarks and aren’t too terribly far from Springfield/Joplin/Jeff City at that point.

    Ames

  13. admin
    admin says:

    Re: Missouri visit

    Most of his kin (mother, both grandmothers, many aunts & uncles) are in Joplin; his sister is in KC, and I think that’s where he’s going for this trip. Maybe we could meet up some time if we both go to Joplin!

  14. admin
    admin says:

    Re: Missouri visit

    Most of his kin (mother, both grandmothers, many aunts & uncles) are in Joplin; his sister is in KC, and I think that’s where he’s going for this trip. Maybe we could meet up some time if we both go to Joplin!

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