Thursday, June 30, 2011

Lunch with the sas

Walking around the city today. Went to the highline this am, visited with.dear friends vincent, bon, courtesy, matt, ate an egg and cheese from Murray's, had an iced coffee from chelsea market, saw Meltz, took a nap (one of us did), now stopped off.for some lunch at brother jimmy's.

Not as classy as bbqs but close.
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Good, bad, ugly moving/mobile edition

The movers are coming today and we are all packed up! Update, the movers are here. Wow, do they use a lot of tape.

I have a feeling this is going to cost more than $4000.

The luggage fees we are going to have to pay on Friday when we check five, yes five, bags in.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011


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First Birthday!

Dear Little Buddy,

Happy 1st birthday! You did it, angel!

What a year it has been, too! We had so much fun getting to know you. You're definitely the happiest baby I have ever met, so full of joy and smiles that anyone who meets you remarks on it immediately!

You are such a Brooklyn baby. Sleeping through sirens (usually), passing out on the subway with all sorts of people around you, cruising around the Hot Bird! with any of your uncles and aunties holding your arms up, and wearing all of the latest fashions including the hippest little red sandals ever made!

I try to take time every day to just look at you. You're so freaking cute. Your little feet are the best thing I have ever seen, hands down, I mean they are one of the wonders of the world to be sure. Your eyebrows - early on I was accused of plucking and shaping them. I don't but, honest! Oh and Monster Face. Every single person you do it to, me, your papa, your nanny, random people on the subway, immediately does it right back to you. I bet you have that look on your face in your first grade picture.

I love to hold you in my lap and try to hang on to you as you try to squirm away to go bang on papa's TV. I love to follow you around the house and crack up as you laugh triumphantly.

Listening to you in the bathtub is pure joy.

You are the best baby on earth and I am so, so lucky to have you.

I love you very much. And your papa does, too.


Monday, June 27, 2011

Neat trick!

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  1. In one day, Buddy turns one year old.
  2. Yesterday, we celebrated her first birthday with about fifty close friends at the Hot Bird! We took over three tables, ate two six-foot sandwiches from DeFonte's in Brooklyn, had thirty balloons, an $80 birthday cake, and too much fun to put a number on.
  3. In two days, the movers come.
  4. In four days, we get on a jet plane.
  5. Yesterday was pretty incredible. We had pals there that we've known in this city since just about day one - nine years! And so many people who have been such good friends with over the years. Several people made it from out of town, too. Two DC guests (my number one gays), and two guests from Phillie. Hottttt.
  6. Today, we're running all over town. Picking up stuff from storage, dropping stuff off in Manhattan, etc., etc., and so forth. All in about three hours.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Little buddy

So intent on her water bottle, she doesn't notice that great big city behind her.

Glad she is growing up in a world where more and more people understand the importance of equal rights for all.

Now if California could just get it together and legalize same sex marriage, that would be awesome.
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Friday, June 24, 2011

Haiku Friday

Just one more question!
A rain coat, a basset hound,
a smelly cigar.

Peter Falk is dead.
He sure gave us many gifts.
Columbo was best.

Saturday TV,
when we moved to NYC.
Every weekend.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Rest of Our Time Here in NYC

Here's what it's looking like:

  • Today: Dentist
  • Wednesday: Statue of Liberty, Wine Wednesday at old Work
  • Thursday: Moma, finish packing
  • Friday: Breakfast with old boss, lunch with pals, hair cut
  • Saturday: Governer's Island
  • Sunday: Buddy's First Birthday Party
  • Monday: Take things here and there, drop off things that need dropping off, etc. etc.
  • Tuesday: Buddy birthday, last minute packing
  • Wednesday: Movers come, buddy's one year doctor appointment, spend the night in Manhattan
  • Thursday: Highline, babe cleans the apartment
  • Friday: Fly to California where we will live from now on.

Monday, June 20, 2011


  1. Today buddy is eleven months and several weeks. She's going to be one year old next week!! What a buddy!
  2. We packed a lot of boxes today. Boy did we! Like fifteen? I don't know how many, but a lot.
  3. The movers are coming next Wednesday, the 29th. It costs $4000.00 to move the contents of a one bedroom apartment across the country.
  4. This weekend, we had a lovely time on our pal's roof overlooking Manhattan. It was a view worth a million bucks. We celebrated father's day!
  5. The weather is stunning right now. Probably 75 or 80 and low to no humidity. Brooklyn at it's finest.

Friday, June 17, 2011


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Haiku Friday

At this time last year,
I was expecting buddy.
It was her due date.

But, she was chilling.
Not in any rush at all
to join us out here.

It was ninety-ish,
and I was large and in charge.
Wearing my green stripes.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Legendary pitcher Mariano Rivera.
We splurged on tickets to the Yankee game. Using stubhub and waiting until the day of the game, we got tickets that would normally cost more than $200 for $100. The seats were cushy and roomy and there was a nice breeze blowing.

Just incredible.

I'll definitely miss Yankee stadium!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Places I go

Now that I don't work (HA!) my orbit is pretty small. We go to:
  • Choice Market on Lafayette and Grand. We've been mostly eating at home but Choice has the best coffee in the neighborhood to be sure. They also have delicious pastries and egg sandwiches, too. YUM.
  • Habana Outpost on Fulton. With their child friendly atmosphere and $2.75 sixpoint sweet actions, I find myself at the Outpost at least once a week. They also have a delicious beans and rice plate that the Buddy loves!
  • The playground next door. At least three times a day.
  • The playground on Dekalb. At least a couple times a week.
  • Fort Greene park. At least once a week.
  • That ice cream shop at the General Greene.
Come join us!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

The Good
  • It's beautiful here. Packing is going well. Babe has two job offers. Buddy fell in love with her grandparents again when they were here.
The Bad
  • 16 more days?!
The Ugly
  • My house looks a bit like a tornado has rumbled through. It is in total flux. No matter how much we actually get into boxes, little piles are sprouting up everywhere.
  • 16 more days?!

At the playground

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Monday, June 13, 2011


  1. Buddy is 11 months and three weeks old. Got that?
  2. We are moving to California in like 18 days or something.
  3. I should just stop right there because I am hyperventilating. Not really. Well kinda. I've eaten 48 blackberries in the past 8 minutes. Or something.
  4. Babe had seven job interviews in 3 days last week. He has had one job offer so far and hopefully he'll see a few more in the next couple of days!
  5. While my parents were here we packed about 15 boxes, which doesn't sound nearly as impressive as it is.
  6. We also went to a friend's 31st birthday party just down the block from us.
  7. We also saw those twinsies.
  8. Babe and I had a nice little brunch date on Sunday while Ma watched the buddy sleep for two hours.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Haiku Friday

Life is different
without working, I mean it!
I feel more rested.

Buddy still wakes twice
at night time, but I can deal.
Don't miss the meetings.

Lots to do, for sure.
Many boxes to pack up.
And stuff to go through.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Buddy day?

Ha! Today is a funny buddy day because the buddy is with the nanny! It is 100 degrees in beautiful Brooklyn so they are spending the day at the air conditioned house of the other kid she watches. I have a long list of things to do while they are gone, but mostly I am blown away because I am starting to feel like I am unemployed.

And it feels like a million bucks.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011


We had a beauty of a visit to sister Joy's house. We met the new baby who is as cute and delicious as a peach.

Buddy played a lot with her cousins and swung in the little baby swing outside. Cuteness factor? Quite high.
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Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Road trip

Going up to upstate to meet the new niecey-poo. The buddy has been a star the whole way. She slept a lot and ate her cheddar bunnies. I closed my eyes for a bit and ate her cheddar bunnies.
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Monday, June 06, 2011

Grama and the buddy

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Numbers, Twilight Zone Edition

  1. This feels like the first day where I don't have to work. I mean that I'm noticing that I'm not at work. My parents are here and they have taken buddy for a walk so she can take a nap. I am packing up/cleaning out the linen closet.
  2. The Buddy is eleven months and some change. My little mama is getting so grown up! It hurts me.
  3. Babe is off to California for interviews. He is somewhere over the United States right now. Hopefully he gets a great job offer! Or two!
  4. We have twenty-four days left in Brooklyn. Holy Guacamole!
  5. This past weekend, we took it super duper easy. Hung out on our pal's roofdeck (sixth floor) for many hours. Sunday we went to the playground.You know, went on the swings and stuff. Watched the Yanks kick the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to the curb.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Haiku Friday

Thank you, Furmaners!

Poetry, gift cards, t-shirts.

Such wonderful gifts.

Surprise powerpoint,

Most awesome brownbag ever.

I had not a clue.

Yummy east coast nosh,

Paired nicely with west coast drinks.

Memorable toasts.

Thursday, June 02, 2011


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Buddy day?

Well, it seems like its going to be buddy day for the next two or three months at least!!!

So, I won't make every post about what I'm going to do that day.

But, to keep a little bit order in my life, today I will:

  • Recover from a night out with all of the best coworkers on the planet.
  • Feed buddy food.
  • Do laundry.
  • Pick up around here but I brought a bunch of presents home last night and threw them all over the place, apparently.
  • Go for a walk or two or three.
  • Add people I used to work with as my friends on the Facebook.
  • Maybe go return a dress to Old Navy.
  • Think about how much fun I had at my job and at my going away party.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

  • Today is my last day of work?
  • Today is my last day of work!! I mean, I'm stolked but WOW! I have been here for a long time. I guess I am getting a little bit verklempt thinking about all of this.
The ugly
  • My office in its current state of transition.