Just when I was starting to get pissed at the weather (me and Mother Nature are totally still in a fight) and feeling lonely in this fair metropolis of mine two words have freed me from my mildly cold prison of solitude. The two words I wait for every year. The two words I couldn't wait to speak as truth when I turned in my commuter pass for apartment keys. The two words that were part of the reason I was excited to live on the West Side. Yes my friends, it is FLEET WEEK!
For those of you who don't know, Fleet Week occurs around every Memorial Day weekend in NYC.
Here is what a press release from the people who run The Intrepid (a sea and space museum) says:
"In honor of the men and women who serve in the United States military and their families, the Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum announce its participation in and co-hosting of New York CityÂs 18th Annual Fleet Week celebration May 25th to June 1st. Many of the exciting Fleet Week activities that have become synonymous with the event will be staged at the Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum on 12th Avenue & West 46th Street, with others scheduled throughout the five boroughs of New York."
Ok, that's all fine and good and mostly true. But they neglect to mention the hundreds of cute little Navy boys that will be wandering the city in their cute little white outfits looking to have good time. CUTE NAVY BOYS! Cute Navy boys that have spent months on ships without cute girls (I understand most of the amazingly brave and fantastic women of our Navy do leave a bit to be desired in the sex appeal department). This is like the single girls Christmannakawanzza.
While Sex and the City over glamourize this event, it is still a fantastic time. Now, while I indeed do not plan on losing any form of integrity this weekend I do plan on having a good time, kicking off the festivities Thursday evening. What to wear? Oh, this is where Mother Nature better take some Pamprin so I can ship out my fun summertime wardrobe that gives me the confidence to step up to plate during the annual event.
You may wonder what I did last year during Fleet Week.Unfortunatelyy, I was chained to my desk job and then on a final road trip with my free car that had only a few precious weeks left on its lease. While I enjoyed that weekend immensely, I can't help but think that it would have been just a tad better if I hung out with some sexy sailors.
All that said, beauty sleep and a clean room are essential. Wish me luck on my so serious of missions.