There wasn't much I had planned today. A few museums. Eating REAL bagels from H&H on the Upper West Side. That kind of thing.
Oh yeah... and visit the new 5th Street Apple Store.
This amazing new structure is about the coolest Apple Store yet (though I still loves me Tokyo, Chicago and L.A.) and is really beautiful with the light shining through it. The store itself is actually underground, but the big cube marks the entrance to the glass staircase and houses the elevator tube...
Once I was finished snapping photos and ready to descend into the packed store below, a guy walked up to me... turns out it was Timothy from Araalinas (and now at Araalinusa)!! He has one more day in the city before heading to Uganda to teach, and apparently wanted to see the Apple Store before leaving the country.
It's strange, because when I first saw him, something familiar flashed in my head but I dismissed it. But when he walked up to me, I recognized him immediately from his blog (it's a small blogosphere after all!).
After we said our goodbyes, I wandered down to the Apple Store and suddenly realized that I should have gotten a photo, because nobody is going to believe this. After getting back to the hotel, I immediately unloaded my camera to see if he was in any of the shots I took. Sure enough...
Now, seriously. What are the odds here?
I mean, I run into people every once in a while who recognize me (or, to be more accurate, my shirt), but a fellow blogger I read who is from American Samoa via Florida on a stopover in New York City before he's on his way to Africa? This is some crazy stuff right here.
And there I was with no Hello Kitty Pop-Tarts to offer him.
Blogging is SO worth it.
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The 5th Ave Apple Store. Only Apple fans like us would plan to see this store. My next trip to NYC, I will be there.
Dave you know I have all the respect in the world for your vegetarianism. But if I was in NYCity you have to know I’d be deli-hopping. Every time I’d think “yeah, I could do the vegan thing – it’s the right way to go about things and is the best thing for ya” my mind would think kosher… Jewish deli… and I’m afraid I’d be a goner.
Dave, it was great meeting you. What are the chances? I almost wore my Bad Monkey t-shirt today. I wish I had. Believe it or not, but I also ran into a long-lost friend in Barnes and Noble today. It’s been a fantastic day in the city. I
Its the apple louve!
I would love to see apple store night time too. If they are using same lighting system like Pyramide du Louvre(I.M.Pei-1989).
ChillyWilly… It’s worth a visit, and I plan on going back at night to see it again all lit up.
RW… I could never go truly vegan, because I gots to have me the cheese and ice cream! Eat in New York without a slice of Ray’s Pizza and a Mr. Softee for dessert? Never!
Timothy… Always good to meet a fellow blogger! Have a safe trip to Africa. Oh, and you should post the picture you took while I was taking a picture of you taking a picture! When I looked again, I saw you a second time…
Cougfan… Indeed! How would you like to be the guy who has to keep that clean?? 🙂
Eddie… I dunno, but I guess I’ll find out tonight!
When we are not expecting to meet a friend, we will say in France : “Que le monde est petit !”.
I think the 5th Street Apple Store looks like “The Louvre Pyramid”, but in cube !!! But it is the chief tendency in my french character. French are indeed persuaded that they are always the first… I know, I know… It is a bad tendency, isn’t it ?
i love that store. i spent my fourth of july in that store.
for a replacement part for my brand new macbook, which doesn’t bode well for the macbook, but i still love it.
I thought the new Apple Store had that Louvre look also. And wait til Dave finds out you went there without him!
It’s a small world! What up, Timothy?
I’m so jealous! Not only that you guys ran into each other, but in New York at the Apple Store! I’m so sad to be left out. 🙁 But I am glad to see Timothy was wearing one of his Samoan t-shirts if not his Bad Monkey one.
Great! A huge THANKS to everyone who said “it’s a small world.” Now I can’t get that freakin’ song out of my head!
O.k., now that’s just freaky.