Thursday, May 28, 2009


Start spreadin' the news, 'bout those forced to stay
We want to be a part of it – New York, New York!
If we could just choose, we'd go to BEA
Right through the very heart of it – New York, New York!

We wanna wake up in the City with all our Tweeps
But we'll have to Tweet about it cuz – we're at the bottom of the heap!

Our blogosphere friends, are flying away
We want to follow them – to old New York!
If we can't see them there, we'll Tweet them everywhere!
Our hearts are yours New York, New York!

(With apologies to composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb as well as Frank Sinatra and Liza Minnelli and, I guess I owe all of you an apology, too!)

We can't ALL be in New York this weekend. That much weight might knock the planet out of its orbit! (Ba-dump-bump!) And nobody would ever get a cab! (OOPS! Now I have to apologize to all comedians everywhere, and to all of you--AGAIN!)

So even though it might LOOK like all the action's in Manhattan, those of us who have been left behind are making some fun of our own! Head on over to The Book Lady's Blog and find out how we can all connect for a group chat on Friday night via Twitter. Rebecca's done a lot of hard work organizing this event. Come on, let's get Twitterpated!


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi! I saw your Brooklyn Bridge photo on another blogs feed and I came over to see what your post was about as I live in Brooklyn, NY! I hope you get a chance to visit one day.

Nice blog! I love to read. I just finished Anita Shreves' new book "Testimony" I've read all her books. My copy ( Public library edition) had a different cover --wonder why?

Missy said...

Good job with the lyrics to New York New York! My sentiments exactly! :)

Ti said...

I love the song!! I wish I was at BEA too but maybe next time!

Gwendolyn B. said...

Pat: Actually, I've to Manhattan many times, but never to Brooklyn. In fact, my sister took the photo I posted during a fun visit we made with my nephew a few years ago. You're lucky to live there -- there's so much to good stuff to see and do!

Ti and Missy -- Thank you! I had some fun. Imagine my surprise that night when I got home after I posted and my 5 yo niece was singing "First Grade, First Grade" to the same tune! She was practicing for her kindergarten graduation performance. So cute!

Maybe we'll all meet up at BEA next year!

bermudaonion said...

Your post is so cute. Start saving your money for next year!

Rebecca :) said...

What a creative song! So fun!