February 25 08

my trip didn’t go exactly as planned…

my sister’s plane got delayed in phoenix and she had to sleep in airports and be rerouted several times before she finally made it into NYC, leaving me only a mere 24 hours with her. boo.

she made me feed her cats their ‘wet’ food and one of them was feeling extra gluttonous and vomited his food all over the couch. and then ate some more. and then vomited again. and let me tell you…his feast wasn’t as fancy on the way out…

  (gourmet my ASS)

i didn’t get to sample any new york desserts.  (well, i did take a bite of the red velvet cake at Bubby’s…but it was after a full meal at Nobu…so i didn’t even want it- i know, right? me? not eating dessert?)

i didn’t see anyone famous (of course, unless you count Metalia..but more about that when my pictures are actually uploaded… or unless you count that fact that my sister was convinced that some random asian woman was Vera Wang. note: NOT Vera Wang) even though i ate brunch at Balthazar, a mere few blocks from Mary Kate’s apartment.

i pretty much thought i was going to get raped or killed in the town car that i randomly took from LaGuardia. it was freezing rain and this man said he could take me and the 4 people behind me. for cheap. and quickly. (all new yorkers are laughing at me right now…)

i didn’t do enough shopping…

my bangs were acting up. like, for serious….

BUT

it was the BEST trip. it really was!!  

My sister and i may look nothing alike, but we are, essentially, the SAME person. even down to our toothbrush choice. it saddens me that we don’t get enough time together.

(see? bangs?! WTF?)

It was great to see my parents in a different city. when we are in Atlanta, there are always other obligations – work, appointments, personal training sessions – that they have to attend to. in NYC they were mine.

also…there’s nothing better than when my stepmom pulls out her expandable fork and steals food off other tables…

i got some GREAT stuff from Anthropologie. love. love. love.

and, of course, i got to meet Metalia…who is ridiculously cute in person and i pretty much hate the fact that she doesn’t live in Toronto. because she and i? like peas and carrots. i really just wanted to stuff her in my pocket and take her home with me…but she’s from New York, she probably would have dropped kicked me halfway across the city. (pictures to come. of us hugging. not of her drop kicking me)
i can get around the city. by myself. sure, Metalia thought i was a total dumbass…but i took the 2 3 subway to Chambers and transfered to the 1 and went to Christopher street. like a champ. (i DID get farted on by a strange man…but i guess it could have been worse. i could have gotten peed on)


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  1. I’m beyond excited about going shopping in Buffalo this weekend- I would die from excitement if I actually got to go to NYC like you!

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    Comment by Steph on February 25, 2008
  2. You held it together through TWO cat puking incidents?!?

    I’m so proud of you Ali!

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    Comment by SciFi Dad on February 25, 2008
  3. Wistful sigh…

    New York. I so want to go, and Mr Babbler keeps promising, but the time never seems to fall into line.

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    Comment by b*babbler on February 25, 2008
  4. I’d love to go to NYC!

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    Comment by Holly on February 25, 2008
  5. aww i was looking forward to vicariously tasting desserts that you had while there….sounds like fun Ali.well except for the cat getting sick part….

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    Comment by LAVENDULA on February 25, 2008
  6. Awww, you should have called me to clean up the cat vomit. I’m a hop, skip and a jump away! I was in FL visiting my parents and basking in the sun, but any other time I would have been at your beck and call with my vinyl gloves, and clorox bleach spray bottle to tackle the kitty spew.

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    Comment by Wendi on February 25, 2008
  7. I was thinking of you this weekend, wishing you could have been there on Saturday night but hoping you were having a BLAST in NYC. I’m sorry you didn’t get to see your sister for longer, but it does sound like you had a good time. Minus the cat barf. of course.

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    Comment by mamatulip on February 25, 2008
  8. That sounds like such a fun trip, except for the scary taxi ride!
    My brothers and I are like facets of the same person, except for their facets where they are morons. We don’t share those.

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    Comment by Rebecca on February 25, 2008
  9. What a great trip. So fun to spend time with your sister! I lived in NYC for 6 years before marrying my hubby…I love that city…it really is an amazing place to live and visit. I’m actually on-line right now booking our flights for this summer to that wonderful city!

    ps…Anthropologie…heart!!
    Amy~

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    Comment by Amy on February 25, 2008
  10. Is that fork for real? Tell me that photo is fake? I would die if my mom did that!

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    Comment by Megan on February 25, 2008
  11. Well I’m glad you had a decent trip. Jealous that you got to meet Metalia. I love her blog. (I love you more. :-) )

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    Comment by Miss on February 25, 2008
  12. I love that fork. I need one. LOL. Can totally humiliate my kids with a utensil like that!

    You and your sister are GORGEOUS.

    Good job to your momma!

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    Comment by Redneck Mommy on February 25, 2008
  13. i love ny, too!…yeah, taking rides from shady drivers at laguardia. not too smart.

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    Comment by age on February 25, 2008
  14. If you ever do this again, I am SO coming.

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    Comment by Rachel on February 25, 2008
  15. You and your sister are GORGEOUS!!! I am so glad that you had a great time in NY! I am going in May and CAN’T WAIT!! :)

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    Comment by nicole on February 25, 2008
  16. Ugh! Wet food might as well BE vomit! I do dry food ONLY! (and the dry food vomit is WAY better.)

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    Comment by Haley-O on February 25, 2008
  17. Um, that fork is awesome. She needs a long straw to go with it.

    Sounds like a great time (minus the cat yuke).

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    Comment by KC on February 25, 2008
  18. Dude, I did NOT think you were a dumbass at all. The subway is confusing! All the more reason for you to COME BACK SOON so you can learn it…And y’know, hang out with me some more. :)

    metalia’s last blog post..Books, Baking, and Spontaneous Dancing (AKA, My Weekend)

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    Comment by metalia on February 25, 2008
  19. I think you would have gotten busted at customs if you had stuffed her in your suitcase.

    We both had fun weekends away with fun people and fabulous food and shopping!

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    Comment by Di on February 25, 2008
  20. I heart NYC too! Balthazar, yum!!!
    Bangs, not so bad; your stepmom’s retractable fork, hilarious!

    Karen MEG’s last blog post..Of weekends and baby fixes…

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    Comment by Karen MEG on February 25, 2008
  21. I work RIGHT by Balthazar! You would have had a better chance of seeing Mary Kate across the street at the Starbucks – some girls in my office have had a few MK sightings there. (She DOES love her starbucks, afterall).

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    Comment by Tali on February 25, 2008
  22. the cats might have enjoyed their food more if they had fancy forks like that to complete the whole fancy schema dropped on them

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    Comment by furiousball on February 26, 2008
  23. Great post. I am sooooo jealous!

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    Comment by Huckdoll on February 26, 2008
  24. Yes, I am very behind on reading the blogs I enjoy. I usually just read quietly & keep my comments to myself on posts that are not in the first one or two newest. I have to comment though. That fork just *slayed* me. One of my best friends got one in his stocking for Christmas. I wish he would casually use it like your stepmom did! That is freaking *hilarious*.

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