Tuesday, September 04, 2007

New York is Awesome Even Though It Smells Like Someone Went to the Bathroom On It

Our vacation really started in Salt Lake City last Friday when I was not allowed to board the plane because my driver's license had expired. Do they accept other kinds of picture ID? No, because they are sticklers. Don't you just love sticklers! Who here wants to be a stickler in every way? ME! Because sticklers are the glue of society, at least, I think that's what they think. Bless their little type A hearts.

They were helpful enough to tell us about the DMV in Salt Lake City. The DMV? Super! It's so fun to start our romantic 14 year anniversary trip waiting in line at the DMV. Truth be told, it was fun. Every thing's fun without your kids! After renewing my license we went to the Gateway to kill 4 hours before the next flight left for New York. We saw The Invasion. Now, may I say that I was completely freaked out by the first Invasion of the Body Snatchers. The second one was pretty freaky too. I like pod-people and I am confident that I could pass for one.

Here's what I found most intriguing about the movie: Nicole Kidman wears a body shaper in it. (You see it when she changes her clothes.) That's right--a girdle. If she needs a girdle I should be wearing some kind of full metal jacket. Why would she do that? It's obviously making some kind of statement. I just don't know what kind of statement. I like it though.

New York was fantastic. I love it and this is really saying something because I don't typically love places. I am, in particular, in love with cathedrals:We also loved the quaint, authentic food. Here's a cool dive we discovered:

After our trip I can honestly say, "Now I've seen everything!"That's not a photo shop trick, by the way. They have really big bottles of Hershey's Syrup there. It's crazy.

Being away for the weekend really made me miss my home and children. I was very happy to see them and return to our usual routine. Returning to my usual routine also made me realize that I live like a slave. But that's ok.


  1. All big cities tend to smell like urine. It's their signature scent. I'm glad you had such a great time and that you actually missed your kids. :)

  2. Doesn't it smell like urine, though? And vomit?

    I feel like I should somehow acknowledge what a long time 14 years is. As if you weren't aware. Congratulations.

  3. Did you see any Ssinfeld stuff? Like H&H Bagels or Tom's Restaurant?

  4. You have your own "contact lens" photo now. And I love the devil signs in front of St. Pat's.

  5. I'm glad the airport authorities didn't let you board earlier: think of what could have happened!!!

    Congratulations on 14 years! That's a big deal!

  6. That really is the negative of a vacation. The contrast to real life can be so very painful.

    Looked like fun. Happy 14th!

  7. Congratulations on your anniversary. Congratulations on going to NYC. But most of all, congratulations on finding the largest bottle of chocolate syrup in the WORLD! YOU RULE!

  8. Excellent recap...How can you NOT have fun when there is so much Hershey's syrup to be had...

    Ummm...we have a new house...call me!

  9. Anonymous12:39 PM

    Thanks for not telling us, we could have shown you around. Although I guess we were moving that weekend...but still to come all this way and not see us, I am hurt.

    Hope you had a good time and Happy Anniversary!

  10. whew. it's a good thing Salt Lake has a DMV.

    Looks like a blast!

  11. I'm glad the sticklers didn't ruin your vacation. I for one, don't love the sticklers. At Mia's school they are insisting that she be registered and called by the name that's on her birth certificate. So, to them, she's Amelia Allred. But, those words just won't come out of my mouth. I hate it.


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