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Saturday, April 28, 2007

A Latte Fun

I’m off to New York City this morning, to spend the weekend with my sister! She and I have gotten closer in the last year, and we decided to try to have some real time together, in one of the best places on earth! We have so many memories of New York, having grown up in a Connecticut suburb right outside. It seemed like every Saturday our parents — huge culture mavens — took us in to a museum or something. (Snore! You can bet I will stay far away from museums today!) Then, when we were in high school, we began making trips with friends, on the train. We were not allowed to go into Central Park! So, being such a good girl, I did not, until I began dating Ned, (and I stopped being a good girl). Ned grew up in Manhattan. Then he showed me the wonders of love, and New York. (In fact, the three major cities in my life were discovered while I was first in love with Ned: Philadelphia, of course, where we went to school; New York; and then Boston, where he lived when we were 19. He worked at a video game company in Kendall Square, Cambridge, and I periodically took the train up, when I could get a weekend off from my hoity-toity waitressing job at Woodway Country Club in Stamford.)

Laura and I will probably walk from midtown to the Village, shopping and talking and eating the whole way. No Atkins for us today! Lattes and shoes. As a concession to my knee and hip, I am going to wear my more comfortable, but still stylish, boots and my new skinny jeans. I told Laura to dress hip but she said, “I don’t own anything hip!” (She lives in rural New Jersey and is the polar opposite of me fashionwise.) Maybe I’ll get her to buy something in NY but she is pretty frugal. I’m also hoping to stop in at Bliss Spa for some kind of amazing treatment (they actually have something called the “hair-do,” which is a hair massage!).

I found a great Moroccan restaurant with a bellydance show; she’s never seen one, other than mine! And I, of course, cannot wait!


It’s on my list ‘to do’ – go to NY that is, preferably before I’m dead. Apart from the telly, I have no idea. However, my baby brother lived in NJ for a long time and commuted. One night [for some reason that I now forget] he ended up sleeping in Central Park on a bench.
Now even I know……
Hope you both have a brilliant time.

— added by Maddy on Saturday, April 28, 2007 at 9:47 am

Sounds heavenly. Enjoy every carb, every yummy treatment. Sisters are the BEST.

— added by Drama Mama on Sunday, April 29, 2007 at 9:13 am

Joy! I hope you got to the GIANT Anthropologie at Rockefeller Plaza. Two floors, loaded with so much stuff, much more than your average store. Try the Joe’s Jeans “Curvy Girl” style. They’ll look rocking good on your figure. Worth every penny.

— added by kim on Monday, April 30, 2007 at 9:39 am

I’m going to second drama_mama’s statement, Sisters ARE the best. I’m so glad I got to have sisters; I would much rather have had all sisters and no brothers than all brothers and no sisters. I did always want an older brother when I was growing up though. πŸ™‚

Your trip sounds so fun – have a wonderful time. I cannot wait till I can make the trip with one or both of my sisters someday. πŸ™‚ I have never been to New York, it sounds like a mystical place (yet frightening to a small town girl like myself) whenever I read/watch/hear about it.

— added by I Wax Poetic on Monday, April 30, 2007 at 3:35 pm

I guess I have to blog it. I am waiting for Laura to send me her pictures! She had a camera!

— added by Susan Senator on Monday, April 30, 2007 at 3:58 pm

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