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Unscheduled trip

This weekend Em and D are going to Vermont for a belated anniversary trip. Since this Saturday is normally a Manhattan Saturday she made her nail appointment for today and we met up for dinner.

Actually she spent half the day in Manhattan, doing some shopping and walking and developing some huge blisters on her feet.

We had dinner at Annie Moore’s, complete with scotch for her and bourbon for me. Life is good.

Normally I would write about and put some pictures up, but with the connection problems I am having, I am behind on my Yankee blogging.

We were there for the whole day, Em and the boys got manicures. I took some spring pictures of Bryant Park, I will post them later. We went down to see Ashley and had some lunch with a Groupon. The place was just O.K., they didn’t fix Tigger or my burgers right and I got a stomach ache because they had dressing on mine.

The boys went to the train to go home, Em was very nervous, but they got on the train like they were supposed to. When Em asked Tigger if he could find it all right, he held up his smartphone. “Mom I have GPS.”

Em and I went to the game and watched the Yankees beat the Mets, yay yay yay.

And that is all, says she.

More on Saturday

Saturday was good, and it was beautiful day. I was just so tired yesterday, and I had to write a blog post about the Yankee game and a review post about Yorkville Crêperie where we had lunch Saturday. So I actually did post more then just the pictures Sunday, but I wanted to come back and talk about the day. We started with lunch, during which Em decided she needs to make her nail appointment either early in the day or last thing before we leave. While she was getting her nails done I decided to get a pedicure. I forgot to tell her to use my lotion, an oversight I regretted later, but I’ll get to that later.

After the nail appointment, Em was going to a store she didn’t want me to come in with her (adult toy store). She said she was afraid I would giggle and get us thrown out. Probably would have. So I went to the park (Central Park) to wait for her. While I was waiting there were some men putting on a show. Then Em sent me a text and I went to meet her, then we cut through the park. Spring is in the air, I started sneezing. So we had to leave the park, later as we were walking on the sidewalk past the park, my nose started itching. I hate allergies.

Later when I took my socks and shoes off, I really hated them. I had a rash from the lotion. Nasty red bumps that itched. I don’t normally worry about the lotion, normally I am wearing sandals, but that day I had socks and sneakers on, so the lotion really got rubbed in, and I had shaved my legs in the past week or two. Sometimes, it is really hard being a girl.

And that is all, says she.

Em had a nail appointment so we went to the city even though it was raining. The rain was supposed to stop at noon, it didn’t. It stopped eventually, but a long time after noon. I wore my gray coat and figured that would be enough, I wouldn’t need my rain poncho. I was wrong. As for the common sense factor of going to the city to walk around in the pouring rain, we went to NYC when a hurricane was coming. Yeah, common sense doesn’t come into play when we plan to go the city. Two things you will notice about me when it’s raining in the city. One is I never carry an umbrella. The other is that instead of waiting for the light at the curb, I stand back by the buildings. There is a little bit of protection there, it the wind is strong I can usually get out of it by going around the corner. Also, there is less chance of being splashed by cars.

When we first got to Manhattan I wanted to get food, Em had this store she wanted to go to that she didn’t want to take me to. We were going to meet up at this coffee place that I had a Groupon for that I won’t name, you’ll see why in a minute. The store she wanted to go to wasn’t open, so she went to the Apple store to get an iPod Shuffle, (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition iPod, a portion of the purchase price to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa. She wants it for music when she goes to the gym, currently she has an iPod touch, but she is planning to get an iPhone in June or July and she doesn’t want to take that to the gym. So she was very happy to find it at the Apple store. Then she came to join me at the coffee place.

She was starving, but they only had pastries and sandwiches, we ended up just getting drinks. The cappuccino looked just like the picture in the Groupon I got. The service was terrible. First I was told they provided table service. So we sat down, no one came to our table so I went up to the bar and ordered our drinks. The waitress brought them, after drinking them, Em had to leave for her appointment. I waited for the check. And waited and waited. Finally she brought it, then took the Groupon to refigure the bill. Then she never came back for the money. I waited almost 20 minutes before I took it up to the bar, she acted surprised when she saw me. The place is in the lobby of a hotel, so they have hotel guests charging things to their room, but it is also open to the public, so come on! I left her less then 10% for a tip.

After meeting up with Em at the nail salon we decided to try another place for the items she was looking for in the store she wouldn’t let me come with her to. Then we used one of her Groupon’s for lunch. This place had much better service even though the waitress appeared to be less experienced. Not saying she was, just that was the impression I got, but our order was right and she was prompt, it was more of a bar then a restaurant but the food was good.

Then to Ashley’s so Em could get another hole poked in her ear, then to Harney’s for tea, then home where we watched the end of the baseball game.

Good day all around

This Saturday started with me fulfilling an obligation first thing in the morning. Then it was off to the city. Em and I had appointments for a massage at the Russian spa I really like. It was the first time for Em and the second time for me. We skipped the sauna because Em didn’t want her makeup all over her face. There are three things I have learned about this spa:

  1. The robes are not one size fits all,
  2. The lockers are not designed for 5 ft tall people.
  3. The twisty things that the locker keys are on do not make good ponytail holders.

Other than those three things, I loved the massage. So did Em, well she says she always loves getting a massage and here is not the best massage she has had. I have also decided that a shot of vodka at 4:00 pm after just having a handful of Cheerios and a doughnut all day is not a good idea.

Then it was time for Em to get her nails done, and I was going to go to Starbucks to have a snack and go online, but Em wanted to see if The Yankee store had and Russell Martin shirts. I knew they wouldn’t, but I went there anyway. This time I didn’t buy anything, no one seemed to mind that I was walking around taking pictures in the store.

For dinner we went back to BonChon chicken. This time we got just pot stickers and salad. But since it was dinnertime, there were a lot more pot stickers per order. So we had some to bring home for Stitch. Good times.

Oh, and the Yankees beat the Red Sox.

Keeping my promise

Last week I said that I was going to post every trip Em and I made to the city. The only problem I have is coming up with new and original titles. Also right now, I don’t know if the problem is with WordPress or my router, but I am losing posts. It is very annoying but because that is happening, this post may not be what I want it to be, as in, not as long and no pictures, since the pictures seem to be the problem. For instance, I have been trying to get my review post done for almost an hour and a half. It’s not the writing that is taking so long, it is getting the pictures in the post! There again, I don’t know if it’s my browser or WordPress.

It is making me so frustrated, I can’t even remember what I was going to say here.

All right, my reviews are posted. So Saturday, we got a late start, I had to go to Weight Watchers (up 0.6 pounds) and Em was not feeling great. Fred came with us, I never got a reason as to why, not that I care. First off we stopped at the soupman. Fred kept saying he wanted soup from the ‘Original’ soupman, so we went, Em had a groupon. I got black bean and he got Lobster bisque. On the wall was a T.V. with clips from Seinfeld, every so often a quote from an episode featuring the Soupman was shown and I would laugh, then we would have to explain why it was funny to Fred. After we finished the soup we walked to Bon Chon Chicken for lunch. Another groupon, before we get finished with Em’s groupons, we will probably have eaten in every part of Manhattan. Make sure to check out my review of Bon Chon here.

Next was Em’s appointment to get her nails done, Fred was getting a manicure also. We were early, so we stopped at the Yankee store since I had promised Em a sweatshirt for opening day. She didn’t find any she liked, but I found a navy blue jersey that was half price. While she was getting her gel manicure and Fred was getting a plain manicure, I went to wait for him at Starbucks across from the nail salon, thinking I would go online and check my e-mail, track my food for the day, guess what? It wasn’t working. I was frustrated. After Fred was done he came over to Starbucks and we went to the library, where I let him use the computer and I went online there with my iPod. Such fun, I don’t know what he did, but I checked in with four-square, and what else I don’t remember.

We took the subway to SoHo. It was cold Saturday and I don’t think Em was feeling very well. The original plan was for Em to go look at earrings, by that time she had changed her mind, one because Ashley wasn’t going to be there and two because of the cost. But we still wanted tea so we went to Harney and Sons. Check out my review here. I also bought tea, so as soon as I finish my chocolate rose tea, I can start drinking my Irish Breakfast. The other Irish Breakfast I currently have is going to feed the plants.

We had one last groupon we used, for dinner, at a pizza place called zPizza. According to Em it is in Greenwich Village but the website says it is in the West Village. I didn’t write a review, it is small and you can buy a slice of pizza already made, or you can pick your crust, your sauce, your cheese and your toppings for a custom made pizza. When we were done, once again we headed for the subway instead of just walking up to Grand Central. When we got there we had to go outside because Fred wanted to try on these shoes he saw at Models. They are ‘toe’ shoes, remember toe socks? Well these look creepier. Then to the train, then home and I was so tired, I took my shower and went to bed. Didn’t even turn on the computer.

Starbucks New Logo

Late to the party, that’s me always.

This debate about the new logo was not something that overly concerned me, I am not really a big logo person, I mean I appreciate the importance of a logo, but I don’t get overly attached to them. To be truthful, I wasn’t even sure if they had switched yet because I hadn’t seen it. But here it is on a cup sleeve. I kind of like it, even though its green. The reason I hadn’t noticed it before is because I normally get my coffee in my personal cup. For a variety of reasons.

Besides my belief that it is better for the environment, it also doesn’t burn my hand to hold this cup when its filled with hot coffee and I get a 10¢ discount on my drinks. On a side note, it holds a tall size drink, and yes I have been charged for a grande at times and I like the color. I even have nail polish to match. Seriously, I do.

So, what do you think?

Memorial Day

My computer was giving me fits last night, it was trying to install updates and wouldn’t shut off. So today I turned it on then unplugged it. When the battery died, I plugged it in and started it, and now I can use it. I just wanted to get this started before I went to get my car washed and get Stitch at his friend’s house. I will be back later to tell you about my pink toenails.

First thing today I vacuumed Amita, I used the car vac, it was O.K. I want to take it to the car wash and use the super duper one but I ran out of time today, it will have to be done next week. Tigger and Fred had fun beating my floor mats. Then I went to Allsport, but I watched NCIS so I didn’t have time to take it to the car wash, I forgot Allsport was closing at 1:30. Then I went for a pedicure, the special was for a manicure and pedicure so I got both. I got a bright pink polish on both, it is almost red, so I guess I should say it is dark pink, not bright. Anyway, I like it. One of the toenails was dinged already before I left the salon, but I didn’t feel like staying to get it fixed. I will dab some light red on it and nobody will notice.

The family was back from Patterson when I got home from the salon. But M. was taking Stitch up to his friend’s, he is tutoring him in math. I was in my room when she got back and so didn’t see her before she left for P.s so she didn’t get to see my nails.

When I was going up to get him, and make all my stops along the way, I drove right past the W ATM, so I drove around in a circle to get some money. Then I got the car washed, then I stopped at Borders. Stitch wanted me to “take my time”. So I took as long as I could without actually reading a book at Borders. Then when I got to his friend’s, he took forever to get out. I sent this e-mail to this blog: “I am sitting in front of his friends place and he is taking forever. I am really getting annoyed. Ok he called and said he is coming. Well he has to drive now because my stomach is hurting bad.” 7:24:00 pm

He didn’t have a problem with driving and I showed M my nails when I got home, she likes the color, M and D are going to Hawaii next year for their anniversary, Mark S told them where they could get tickets really cheap, they have to go in February, but so what? They will just have to celebrate early.

Stuff

I don’t know what I really want to say today. I missed my bookstudy, went to Border’s then to the Library. I picked up two books I had on hold “On Chesil Beach” by Ian McEwan and If You Love Me, You Will Do My Will by Stephen Michaud and Hugh Aynesworth. I also went on the computer and posted some to WW website.

Tonight Stitch and I might go to a concert. He needs to go for a class he is taking but the roads might be icy. We will see. I have the address in my GPS so we will not have a problem finding it.

I just patched up my nails. You know I just dabbed nail polish in the spots where I picked it off.

Right now I am watching CSI, the original Las Vegas version. I like all of them except for the Miami one. Only because of Horatio. I can’t remember the actor’s name. Anyway, I am pretty bored just sitting here watching TV. I need to do something. I have no idea what since the polish on my nails has not set yet. I think I will check the WW board one more time then get some M&M’s to nibble on. Soon I will have to get ready to go to the concert. I wish I had a big enough purse to put a book in.

Today

M and kids are going to Patterson for tour and lunch. They are having salmon. That is one reason I am not going. I am trying to work up the energy to go work out. It is not easy when Tigger keeps sending me text messages. I really should go. I haven’t formally exercised since Hector was a pup.

I don’t know who Hector is, I just know that is an expression my Mom always said. Or was it M who always said that?

Well, I think I will go now. I am just going to make myself go.

Hi all. I got back from the gym, had a nice time, didn’t have to rush so after my shower put my color stuff on my hair and spray on leave in conditioner and combed it (my hair is so thick and long it takes me 10 minutes to do that). I was getting ready to post here and my friend got home and wanted to go to the mall, so I left with her. First we got manicures. I haven’t had one in so long, I had forgotten how nice my nails look polished. Then we went to the mall and did a little shopping, some walking around, I got some blush at Sephora, she got cooking stuff for her and the little chef at W&S. We stopped for ice cream on the way home, (yes ice cream, it was warm in the ice cream shop) and after dinner she made pumpkin muffins. So that was my day.