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My Misfit NYC (part 2)*

Mon, Dec 19, 2011

MizFit Muzings

(Im clinging to the belief there’s no other way to blog from the WordPress Android app. If there is *I* can’t figure it out)

It is BigPicBigPic WordsWordsWords again-but it was such a fun experience and I wanna share.

Friday I woke & immediately made me some hotelroom coffee.

I *love* me some hotelroom coffee.

I set it up the night before (nerd alert) and crawl over & press ON as soon as I open my eyes.

Love.

Then, after feeling my bod move in slow motion, I knew I should workout (hence the pic of my gosportid bracelet. I’m a worrywart in that way and guessed correctly Id be the only one in the hotel gym. On the flipside of my Seuss quote? An emergency contact #).

I *needed* to do cardio.

Just a little (though as per pic I sweated plenty for some reason) but enough to give my body what it was screaming for: STRETCH & FOAMROLL.

(How much do I love the hotel had a foamrollerHow much is that an indicator of getting older that I wake up and my bod screams for a foamrolling & not otherstuffs ;-) )

I then donned the thinnest down jacket known to (wo)man kind (and grown up shoes!) & headed out to meet with Shape Magazine.

And got lost.

A lot and again and AGAIN started out in a cab & was unceremoneously dumped, err, lovingly deposited at the wrong spot (!).

Ever the capable misfit I not only found someone to point me in the proper direction I located me a menorah & made said someone snap my picture with it.

(I have many fears but apparently one of them is NOT being thought a tourist. I own it.)

Finally I found Shape Magazine, secured my security sticker, & was on my way.

The offices were precisely what Id imagined (mags everywhere. My vision of heaven though I was far too professional to snag any) & the flaxseed icing on my protein cake was the fact there was a casting happening & I got to glimpse myriad models up close and SHAPEpersonal.

Very cool and they were all exceedingly friendly (well, after I killed em with AustinKindness).

LOVED the woman I met with at Shape.

She spent close to two hours with me talking about YOU.  About bloggers.

Bottom line is, love the mag or skip it as a read, Shape Magazine gets us, Shape Magazine appreciates us, & Shape Magazine sees value in us.

So. Freakin. Refreshing.

Next I was on to Mens Fitness (same floor as Shape which offered even me little opportunity for getting lost).

There I gained lots of insight into the male mind (watch out Ren Man) *and* the male mind as it approaches social media and magazines.

So. Freakin. Interesting.

At this point I was so exceedingly hungry.

I was thisclose to hallucinating.

I had a big case of the sads Id eaten the last of my beef jerky that morning and almost threw myself on the floor and had a TornadoWorthy meltdown in the MF offices.

Quicksnacksadlynotpicturedlater (I’ll never be a food blogger) I was on my way to the Yellowman offices.

On my way in a cab driven by an individual who knew precisely where we were going.

It was a Christmakkah miracle.

Yellowman, after learning my love for them and all things tattoo, invited me to preview upcoming lines.

Good lord I loved me some upcoming lines.

All of it.

Beautiful tattoo prints, new cuts of apparel, & myriad bright and more muted colors.

(yada yada bears repeating I’ve PURCHASED most of my Yellowman. I’m just a tremendous fan of everything from the clothing to the way the brands creator appropriated a slur used against him, made it his own, & named his company said slur)

I channeled the FTC, resisted begging for apparel, happily left with a catalog and spent the cab ride back to my HardToLocateHotel circling my desires.

The rest of the weekend (the above was fridayDAY) was a whirlwind of talking, eating, laughing, picture taking, video shooting and TALKING.

I remembered why I love blogging (interesting opportunities for which I am tremendously grateful/finally meeting in real life ‘friends’ I’ve adored from afar for a while).

I (almost) remembered why I miss the east coast around the holidays (almost).

But yeah.

After 4 nights away I was so ready to git home to the last picture above.

*Am* so ready to git home to the last picture above.

I’m at the gate. My plane is here. And my misfitass is ready to board.

See you on the other side…..

I’m confident this post is jampacked with typos & other accidents of my thumbtyping. Please to forgive.

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38 Responses to “My Misfit NYC (part 2)*”

  1. Runner Girl says:

    LOVE READING THIS MIZZY.

    I am a fan of Shape Magazine.

  2. Runner Girl says:

    What is the quote on your bracelet?

  3. Rita says:

    I’m not usually a fan of Shape magazine because it can feel as though they target those already in Shape :) .

    I do value your opinion Miz and would love to hear more about your meeting.

    Is it private?

  4. Coco says:

    I like being the only person in the hotel gym. Can’t believe your mizfit cab adventures!

  5. Helen says:

    What shoes are you wearing?
    I love those!

    I also can’t believe you like hotel coffee.
    You are nuts.

  6. Karla says:

    Hotel coffee….. Hummmm

    Nah….

  7. Erica says:

    What an experience! Ah! Such cool places to visit. You rock. I love that last picture it melts my heart

  8. Healthy Mama says:

    Did you get any top secret insights into Shape Magazine?

    I love the jacket you ended up with, too.

    Did you borrow it?

    Oh, and get an iphone LOL

  9. Healthy Mama says:

    When you’re off the plane can you tell us who are the people in the group shots?

    I’m nosy that way.

  10. messymimi says:

    Glad you had a great time and shared it with us. Enjoy the snuggles.

  11. Lettie says:

    Look at you with the Star of David tattoo!

    I think these are smaller than the images in your other post.

    You’re getting closer.

    Travel safe.

  12. Jody - Fit at 54 says:

    Carla, so jealous!!!! Yellowman, Shape, Men’s Fitness - where were you with the menorah?? HOW FUN!!!! I so love the Yellowman items I have * that material is amazing!!!! Shape, OK, after you wrote, I will forgive them for all the times they would not put me in there as a reader model! I guess they did not get us back then…. would have loved to see the guys around Men’s Fitness!!

    LOVE LOVE LOVE that last pic!

  13. Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers says:

    Looks like a fun learning experience.

    Oh, and the wordpress iphone app is impossible as well.

  14. Olive says:

    Are you on the plane now?
    I’m so lost because you’re tweeting LOL!
    I have read Shape forever and would love to hear about your meeting if you can share?

    It is neat to know they love us, too.

    Have a great day!!

  15. Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life says:

    Aww wow, sounds like such a fun time!! I’m a huge SHAPE reader…so jealous you got to meet with them. Hopefully I’ll be able to join in on the fun next time.
    Blogging really is an amazing thing, isn’t it? :)

  16. Miz says:

    I giggle that this was SENT TO BLOG yesterday morning from my phone.
    Apparently it walked there as it posted this morning!
    Home.
    Running around doing GLAM STUFFS (grocery, laundry) and more soon :)

  17. Wanda says:

    What is that by the wine?
    The tiny bottles.

    I’m bummed we didn’t connect this trip.
    Next time.

  18. Miz says:

    it’s Street King.

    this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQs435JN5v4&feature=g-upl&context=G2308818AUAAAAAAAAAA

    And NO.
    The above was not a paid video.
    it made ME giggle and was, well, true :)

  19. Shelley B says:

    Good to know you can get lost in NYC (over and over) and still come out of the experience alive and happy - my mom and I have talked about going there but getting lost in the big city is a big fear of mine.

    I drooled over YMX’s spring catalog. Really lovely designs - how cool that you got to visit their office! And it’s nice that Shape is on board with the bloggers. Can’t wait to hear more!

  20. Sarah says:

    Who are the other people in the pictures?

  21. Crabby McSlacker says:

    Love the pictures!

    And I have to confess I’m insanely jealous of your trip!

  22. misszippy1 says:

    Not sure a weekend could get much better? How fantastic for you!

  23. Eve says:

    I love Yellowman.
    What a fun time for you.

  24. Deb says:

    Is it silly that I like Men’s Fitness better than most magazines aimed at women? Maybe it’s the real weights?

    After being introduced to them by you, I’m loving the look of YellowMan -and just might see some in my future…

    But how do you learn of all these cool small clothing manufacturers?

  25. Kerri O says:

    Love, love, love the pic of you guys in front of GNC.

  26. Lindsay @ Lindsay's List says:

    I NEED those shoes!!

  27. lindsay says:

    what a great recap! thanks for sharing and thanks for representing FF so well. I actually love being the only one in the hotel gym, i like to hog it all.
    p.s.
    I bring my mini foam roller from TP massage everywhere. I should let you borrow it next time. hehe.

  28. Bari says:

    Wow! What a fun-filled, busy trip! Loved the picture recap!

  29. Sallie says:

    Nope. I have the android app too and that’s how it does the posts.

    I think my images are even larger than yours when I phone blog!!

  30. charlotte says:

    Wow, when you said press tour, you weren’t kidding! So fun you got to meet up with Shape, Men’s Fitness and Yellowman!! (And I am your sister in getting perpetually lost so you have all my sympathy). So glad you got to go but that last pic says it all. Precious:)))

  31. This post is AWESOME!!!!!! So glad you had an amazing trip (despite getting a bit lost!) And I LOVE the last picture!!!! Have a wonderful Monday.

  32. Shannon says:

    sounds like such a great trip. and that picture of tornado and ren man? precious. my heart melted :)

  33. Erin says:

    It must have been so cool to meet up with all those people! Great pics too!

  34. Patty at A Day in My NYC says:

    SOunds like you had an amazing time in my city :) Nothing beats going home though! Love that pic of your loved ones…to cute!

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