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Visiting The Big Apple

Saturday, December 08, 2012

In '88 we had to go to The Big Apple for an exit interview after an overseas contract. Our way was paid: 6 days 5 nights, airfare. Only had to meetings and a Dr's appt on the schedule. Unfortunately DH fell into a pothole (do they decorate those things for Xmas?) while gawking at the UN flags we saw heading to an appt. The rest of the trip he was holed up in the hotel nursing his sprained ankle. Anyway there was a deli on the corner of the block and I went there morning and evening to bring a meal up to the room. God! I love those delis! Nothing like that except in the big grocery stores here in Oregon. Before his pothole incident, we did get to a pizza place...nothing like that out west! And we did do a boat tour around Manhattan. And we did go up to the first tier of Lady Liberty. And we did take a daylight carriage ride in Central Park. For the rest of the time I toured around on foot...saw St Patricks, Saks, stuff like that that was nearby. The last night I went to the deli, the guy greeted me like I was a new yorker (I was wearing tropical clothes! while everyone in NYC wears black and white and gray and tan!). It was so sweet! Felt good. Like Fran the Nanny getting accepted in upper Manhattan. Despite my Oregon accent!

Man, I wish you could order Chinese delivered in Gresham!

  
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DIET_FRIEND 12/9/2012 10:47PM

    I haven't been to New York in a long time. I lived in Atlanta for many years and one of things I liked about a big city is the great restaurants. I love ethnic cuisine of all kinds. Hubby and i went to Atlanta last weekend and had some great pizza slices, Thai and sushi. We eat sushi here in town now and then, but that sushi in Atlanta was really great! The slices weren't the greatest ever made, but the gritty ambience is not to be had in my current little town.

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ALWAYSLOWFAT 12/9/2012 9:20PM

   
doves eyes - you are making me relive my life growing up in NYC. hope you went on the tour bus stopping at all special attractions. you can get off and on again at any stops you want. i was surprised to learn that there was an American Indian museum. very interesting.

also there is one in Brooklyn - if you visit NY again check them out.

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DOVESEYES 12/9/2012 7:21PM

    Sounds like a lovely time...thansk for letting me share it emoticon

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CARRAND 12/9/2012 2:43PM

    What a great trip, in spite of the sprained ankle. You look wonderful in the Hawaiian shirt!

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Live in NY?

Friday, December 07, 2012

You Know You're From New York When...

You're 35 years old and don't have a driver's license.

You ride in a subway car with no air conditioning just because there are seats available.

You take the train home and you know exactly where on the platform the doors will open that will leave you right in front of the exit stairway.

You know what a "regular" coffee is.

It's not Manhattan...... It's the "city".

There is no north and south. It's "uptown" or "downtown." If you're really from New York you have absolutely no concept of where north and south are.... And east or west is "crosstown."

You cross the street anywhere but on the corners and you yell at cars for not respecting your right to do it.

You move 3,000 miles away, spend 10 years learning the local language and people still know you're from Brooklyn the minute you open your mouth.

You return after 10 years and the first foods you want are a "real" pizza and a "real" bagel.

A 500 square foot apartment is large.

You know the differences between all the different Ray's pizzas.

You are not under the mistaken impression that any human being would be able to actually understand a p.a. Announcement on the subway.

You wouldn't bother ordering pizza in any other city.

You get ready to order dinner every night and must choose from the major food groups which are: Chinese, Italian, Mexican or Indian.

You're not the least bit interested in going to Times Square on New Year's eve.

Your internal clock is permanently set to know when alternate side of the street parking regulations are in effect.

Someone bumps into you, and you check for your wallet.

You don't even notice the lady walking down the road having a perfectly normal conversation with herself.

You pay "only" $230 a month to park your car.

The presidential visit is a major traffic jam, not an honor.

You can nap on the subway and never miss your stop.

The deli guy gives you a straw with any beverage you buy, even if it's a beer.

  
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DALID414 12/8/2012 10:35PM

    So THAT explains it! My boyfriend is from New York!! emoticon (For the record: he's never been there.)

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NAYPOOIE 12/8/2012 1:01AM

    weird world.

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2ABBYNORMAL 12/8/2012 12:33AM

    I loved this. I imagined it would be exactly this way, I think, from the Seinfold episodes. I wish I could go to New York at least once for a week.
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ALWAYSLOWFAT 12/7/2012 11:41PM

    I am a New Yorker, born and bred. lived in many States in the US and none could compare to NY.

i miss NY bagels, pizza, any kind of bread or rolls. etc.
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however, i don't miss the subway during rush hour.

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ALIHIKES 12/7/2012 10:42PM

    Very funny!

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GLC2009 12/7/2012 6:22PM

    i went to new york on vacation once. that was enough for me. emoticon

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CARRAND 12/7/2012 3:27PM

    Love it. I could totally live in NYC.

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3016DEBRA 12/7/2012 12:53PM

  I've only been there once as a kid but I'd love to see it again as an adult...maybe THAT'S what I want for Christmas... emoticon Have yourself a great weekend! emoticon

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DIET_FRIEND 12/7/2012 10:57AM

    I like visiting, but wouldn't want to live there.

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GARDENCHRIS 12/7/2012 7:05AM

    funny..

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FITANDFIFTY2 12/7/2012 2:10AM

    Living in Washington state, I never would have thought of how it would be to live in New York! Thanks for the info!!

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GETDONE 12/7/2012 1:54AM

    FUNNY--my grandaughter lives in NY loves it.
I live in Sac
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Duh

Thursday, December 06, 2012

After browsing the restaurant menu, I had a question for the waitress. "About the salmon entree, is that a steak or a fillet?"

"Neither," she said. "It's a fish."

  
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NAYPOOIE 12/8/2012 3:33PM

    LOL

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CARRAND 12/7/2012 3:33PM

    Funny!

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FENWAYGIRL18 12/7/2012 1:11AM

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DOVESEYES 12/7/2012 12:25AM

    ha ha lol

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2ABBYNORMAL 12/6/2012 10:57PM

    Very funny!
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DALID414 12/6/2012 10:21PM

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Got a half hour? Meditate on these cuties!

Thursday, December 06, 2012

www.buzzfeed.com/expresident/the-cut
est-things-that-ever-happened

  
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BALLOUZOO 12/6/2012 9:19PM

    thank you for the smiles

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NAYPOOIE 12/6/2012 12:42PM

    Cute!

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ALIHIKES 12/6/2012 1:56AM

    Very cute, thanks for sharing!

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DALID414 12/6/2012 1:31AM

    Awe!!!

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Bologna sandwich

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

I was preparing lunch for my granddaughter when the phone rang. "If you can answer one easy trivia question," a young man said, "you'll win ten free dance lessons!"

Before I could tell him I was not interested he continued, "You'll be a lucky winner if you can tell me what Alexander Graham Bell invented."

"I don't know," I replied dryly, trying to discourage him.

"What are you holding in your hand right now?" he asked excitedly.

"A bologna sandwich."

"Congratulations!" he yelled. "And for having such a great sense of humor..."

  
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ALICERIEGER 12/6/2012 11:02AM

    Thanks

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MYREALANA 12/5/2012 2:21PM

    Cute.

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AMALIA8 12/5/2012 1:13PM

    LOL. Nice. Glad to hear you won even if it was silly! Keep up the great work!

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NAYPOOIE 12/5/2012 1:06PM

    chuckle

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DIET_FRIEND 12/5/2012 10:32AM

    Tee hee!

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DOVESEYES 12/5/2012 1:51AM

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TONYTHETSANGEL 12/5/2012 12:40AM

    Funny!!! emoticon



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DALID414 12/5/2012 12:40AM

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CAT-IN-CJ 12/4/2012 11:41PM

    Thanks, I needed that!
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