Motherhood, insanity and everyday life.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Cheap and Dirty

Quick random thoughts. (Yes, I know, this is a really cheap way to get out of actually thinking and creating a real post!)

- New York is a fabulous city. Amazing. Giant. So much to do, so little time.
- New York is a really, really dirty city. Garbage everywhere. Dirt that gets under your fingernails.
- New Yorkers are not all crabby and mean, although some are.
- New York is crazy expensive. $20 for a crappy, cold brunch. What's up with that?!
- Never underestimate the ability of a 13-year old and her mother to fight even when they're having the most fun...ever.
- Always know that if my child is participating in something hugely important, tears will be me.
- As a mom, I get all of the blame and none of the credit. It's written in the maternal code.

Happy Holidays!


At 7:04 AM , Blogger craziequeen said...

I think we all do cheap and dirty at some point.


At 7:11 AM , Blogger utenzi said...

Michele sent me to witness your NYC trip, Karen.

I've not been to the Big Apple in over a decade Karen but even then the prices were insane! I remember having breakfast that first day there and being astounded at the price just for a small orange juice and some toast.

At 1:38 PM , Blogger Marisa said...

Happy Holidays to you too Karen!

Yeah, I didn't give my mom much credit either, until I hit my late 20's.

They'll realize it, someday.

At 10:48 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michele sent me.

NY huh? It sounds like you had a blast, but I'll take MN and WI over NY anyday!

At 10:53 PM , Blogger scrappintwinmom said...

Hi! Here via Michele today - and speaking as a New Yorker, its true - we're not all crabby and mean. Sounds like you had a good time!

At 11:03 PM , Blogger jane said...

While New York may be cold, you seem to have a melted heart when it comes to your 13 year old. Mothers & daughters; such a precious relationship.

Michele sent me
Happiest of holidays to you

At 11:06 PM , Anonymous Kat said...

I love NYC, but it is true that I cannot leave my apartment without spending at least $20. No wonder I'm always broke!

(Oh, and Michele sent me!)

At 11:34 PM , Blogger margalit said...

Never underestimate the ability of a 13-year old and her mother to fight even when they're having the most fun...ever.

Truer words have never been said.

From another mother of TWO 13 year olds, and yes, I'm always at fault, too.

I do love New York, tho.

Michele sent me.

At 12:25 AM , Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog..Just have been reading some of your posts andI am very very intrigued! New York is one of the greatest city's in the world, but I couldn't live there anymore!
Carnegie Hall..How About That!!! Very very exciting....I'm going to come back and soon!

At 5:08 AM , Blogger Kim said...

I love bulleted lists. I also yearn to go to New York. My first and last visit was when I was 2 1/2, so it doesn't count.

BTW - Michele sent me!

At 8:14 AM , Blogger Courtney said...

New York is actually magical during the holidays! We're going on Sunday.
Michele sent me.

At 8:19 AM , Blogger indigo said...

Hello Karen - Michelle sent me.

Never been to NYC - travelled up and down the East Coast from Kennebunkport, ME to St Petersburg, FL and been to DC and Boston - but nope, never made it to NYC. That's where I'm headed the next time I visit the US.

At 9:29 AM , Blogger Plumkrazzee said...

Hi Karen, hope you are staying clean and well fed on this expedition of yours! Never been there, but would love to...hope you are taking lots of pics! MSM

At 11:14 AM , Blogger Michele said...

Stopping by to say hello...

I LOVE New York City, and it is indeed magical during the Christmas season.

Although I love you list, the preface to it actually scares me a little. Who knew that thinking was actually involved in creating a real post? I shall have to pretend that I never read that. (wink)

At 5:52 PM , Blogger srp said...

I was there on vacation for a week ten years ago. It was great fun to spend the week with my brother and go to all the shows. It is expensive. We ate at the Carnegie Deli next to the hall. They really gave you a lot for your money. Sandwiches that filled you up and left half for another meal. Gigantic dill pickles. Nyssa was 9 and her ham sandwich was so thick she couldn't get it in her mouth until we took some of the meat off.

BTW Michele sent me.

At 6:11 AM , Blogger kenju said...

Karen, my daughter lives in NYC, and my husband was born there, so I have been there often over the years. I agree with everything you said about it. As to the cost of food, so many people who live there make mucho $$, and so they think nothing of paying a lot for food. It boggles my mind, though, just like you. Michele sent me.

At 6:37 AM , Blogger Marie said...

What a thrill for you and your daughter! Carnegie Hall??!! I love NYC & really want to visit at the holidays again sometime...

Michele sent me!

At 7:02 AM , Blogger Chas Ravndal said...

I havent been to NYC but I will travel their soon to meet some of my friends and family.

At 12:31 PM , Blogger Weary Hag said...

Being a native New Yorker, it will always remain in a soft spot of my heart (and will always feel like home to me).
You've done a great job describing it! Hm, could it be that's why I feel comfy with dirt under my fingernails? :)

At 7:16 AM , Blogger panthergirl said...

Ah, good old dirty and expensive NYC... I miss it. I only live about 45 miles away now, but don't get down there enough.

When my daughter was 9, we moved from the city to CT. One weekend we drove down and she got out of the car, did a "Mary Tyler Moore spin" and said, "New York! I missed your stink!!"


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