Friday, September 28, 2007

Come Sail With Me!

UPDATE (10.20.07)
This cruise is now sold out.

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Attention Readers:

I am about to knock your socks off.

I've been asked to return on another of the Royal Caribbean cruises to perform a concert and I can get group rates for you to come along!

Join me on the 7-Day Royal Caribbean cruise to Cozumel, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Key West.

Sign up today for only $479. Signup ends Nov 15.

This is the ship we're going on.


Click here for a virtual tour and more info on the ship. It's amazing!

If you want to see pictures of the last cruise, you can go here.

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For more info or to sign up now, go here.

This will be my 3rd time doing this, and I wouldn't go back if it weren't awesome! I know it's hot outside lately, but come February (coldest month of the year), you're going to want to escape to the tropics with me. I swear.

Come sail with me,
TLC:)

Monday, September 24, 2007

What's New...

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Dear People of the Blog:

I just got a call from my mom, who has been suffering from severe back issues for three years. Most recently she's been hospitalized, over-medicated, and bed-ridden.

BUT NOW! We are so happy because she saw a doctor today who is going to perform surgery on WEDNESDAY at 4:30PM (Eastern Time) to relieve the pressure that her swollen discs are placing on the nerves that run between them. He will be cutting away part of the bone to alleviate the pressure.

Most of his patients feel a dramatic change for the better immediately after the surgery, which is great news. Please keep my mom in your prayers for the next few days as she prepares for, endures, and heals from the surgery.

I love and appreciated you all...
~TLC
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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Between the Lines

The soundtrack for this blog is "Between the Lines" by Sara Bareilles.

09.07.07
One of my favorite spots: The Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, with rowboats in the background. They say if you sit there long enough, everyone in the world will walk by.
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And now for some recent show goodness. Like this one that I played with the Jonah guys in Sparta, NJ.
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When no one is asking for my autograph, I often resort to yoga.
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This is sort of an inside joke that I'm going to let you in on: My friend Janice has a dad. And that dad is one of the inventors of Testamints. Now you know the story. Well, Janice came to the show with our friends Kyla and Bobby, and they made this nifty sign, which Kyla is holding up.
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Here, the dudes and I also declare our love.
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09.08.07
At the end of the night, Janice volunteered to pull up the carpet covering. Or perhaps make a lovely Saran Wrap train for her wedding dress.
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09.09.07
Erica, Karen, Shaun, Melody, and I went to Lee's roof. His view will bowl you over (foreshadowing!!!). Karen demonstrates.
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09.10.07
Jessye and I went to a fashion party at Hotel QT, which is pretty popular because of its pool.
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Neither of us felt cool enough to hang out by the pool, and we didn't bring our suits, so we went for a quick workout.
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On the way home, someone drew a large crowd while playing a 9/11 conspiracy movie in Union Square.
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09.11.07
So maybe Lauren and I went to see Pete Holmes, John Mulaney, and God's Pottery, and maybe JIM GAFFIGAN showed up!!!
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And also, here is the aforementioned God's Pottery. Hi-lar-ious.
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09.12.07
Walking home in the early morning hours, I passed this scene on the 2nd Avenue. The chair and Sunkist belong to a halal vendor who agreed to let me take a picture.
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And another.
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09.13.07
Driving out to a show on Long Island, I saw the site of the 1964-1965 World's Fair.
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09.14.07
You know what? I think I will.
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09.15.07
Erica and I ordered some Insomnia Cookies online while we were sitting in my window. Half an hour later, this guy pulled up on a bike and handed them to us. This is the beauty of street-level.
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Lou, who hangs out across the street, wanted in on the goods.
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Yay!!! We love Insomnia Cookies!
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09.16.07
You may or may not know of my fondness for snakes. But I was super excited when I saw this girl in the subway station. She had just purchased her new snake and her sister bought an iguana. You are probably glad you didn't have to ride on the train home with them, but I loved it.
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09.17.07
These kids were building forts with the boxes from their parents' booths at the street fair.
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09.18.07
Photo shoot with Tec on Lee's roof.
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Yes, Lee's roof. Glorious! And if you look closely, you can see the tower of the castle at the Shakespeare Gardens in the park!
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09.20.07
After much hype, we finally made our way to ChikaLicious. The sign on the door says "SOLD OUT" which is the only thing that deters the ever-present line.
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It's a great place to go when you don't want to feel guilty about eating dessert. Exhibit A:


I'm suffering from a bit of a cold and I need to get some sleep for this weekend's shows and speaking engagement schedule, but before I go, I have a question:

What size photos do you prefer on the blog?
LARGE - like in most of these photos?
Or SMALL - like the one from 09.20.07?


Leave you preference in the comments. You don't have to be registered to comment. Thanks!

Off to drink some tea and head to bed now,
~TLC
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Friday, September 21, 2007

When the big city becomes small

I'm working on putting up a new post with lots of pictures and fun stories, but in the meantime, here is something beautiful to read.

It's the story of a brief encounter among strangers waiting for a late-night train in Manhattan two days ago. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

~TLC

Friday, September 07, 2007

The Hi-Cs

Since we last spoke, I went on that amazing Royal Caribbean cruise I was telling you about. I'm doing the music on another cruise in February, and you should totally join me. Space is limited so you should sign up now! P.S. The rates are really affordable because they're group rates. AND we're going to Cozumel, Jamaica, and Key West. I can guarantee non-stop fun.

To convince you, I'm going to show you some photos from last weekend's cruise to the Bahamas. It was a 4-day, 3-night cruise to Nassau and a private island called Coco Cay.

08.31.07
Our ship, the Majesty of the Seas:
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09.01.07
Rob jointed me for my first para-sailing adventure. I want to rent an apartment up there. It's fantastic!
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And here we are in the air off the coast of Coco Cay.
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Upon returning to the ship, I watched the belly-flop contest.
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Then I ran into some pirates.
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This particular pirate likes to dress in disguise. And he doesn't really like gold... he only steals sunscreen.
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09.02.07
In Nassau, we went for an island tour (unexpected highlight: the hospital where Anna Nicole's baby was born) with a fascinating tour guide who was known around the island as "SHOWTIME!" And it was always spoken like that.. never just "Showtime." Everyone said it with joyous affection. He is legend.
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If you check the face of the woman to the left, you will see the appropriate reaction to nearly everything SHOWTIME! says, does, wears, and thinks.
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We went to a fort where Dee drank coconut milk. From a real, live coconut. Take THAT, Dole.
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Then off to Paradise Island / Atlantis, where we were stalked by sharks:
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And manta rays. Or sting rays. Or whatever these things are.
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After we got back to the van, SHOWTIME! greeted us with a little song-and-conch number. Enjoy.


Then we strolled the streets of Nassau. What are the chances that a tourist could find a place to spend endless amounts of money on various China-made goods with "NASSAU" written on them in glitter???

100%

And what are the chances that you could see a woman walking down the street in broad daylight wearing foam curlers in her hair?

Also 100%:
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Lovely:
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Also lovely:
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Glenn treated us to a song called "Cockroach." If I ever record Humor Me, Vol 2, I might have to cover it. Brilliant!
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09.03.07
In the Viking Lounge, Rob demonstrates the proper way to be sophisticated if you ever happen to go to Cuba (wink wink). This is also the most popular way to develop lung cancer.
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I returned to NYC at the onset of the much-loved-and-hated Spring Fashion Week. If you don't live in NYC, chances are you couldn't care less about this week. But in NYC, it takes over the entire island.

We managed to get some passes to the tents, so we hit up the Terexov show. Here are some shots from the show. Not that you care. I don't either, but I already put them up. Whatever.








09.04.07
While walking home from a debut party at Te Casan, Erica and I spotted two unmanned NYPD horses. We petted them. Petted is a weird word.
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09.05.07
NYC is also just wrapping up from a cab strike. Here's what almost everyone seems to think about it.
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Waaaaay back before I went on the cruise, I also went to Rick's going away party. He moved to Nashville. Here are some fun shots from the party.

08.23.07
Rick and Jon show how gray can fun.
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Josh and Rick statues.
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Humans.
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My attempt at statue-dom:
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Chris, Shelby, and Steph:
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08.24.07
I found these on Ebay for $1.25 each. SCORE! SHOWTIME!
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In other news: I just had a root canal. It was awesome.

Okay, that is all for now. I seriously have to get some work done now. Booking for the fall. Interested? Let us know: booking at tara leigh cobble dot com.

~TLC
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