Manhattan, baby

by statia on July 15, 2007

Earlier this week, we decided to take an impromptu trip to New York City to finally get around to ordering our furniture. Yes, we’re that high class (read: Klass) that we needed to go to Manhattan to buy furniture. Actually, it’s the only place they had what we had picked out and we’re now going on a month and a half of living here with absolutely no furniture on the first floor.

That’s one of the things I missed about the east coast. “Quick impromptu trip to NYC” has re-entered my vocabulary. I missed being able to do shit like this. The novelty of this aspect has still not worn off on the Meester yet. He went to Maine this week for the day. He (and a lot of people from the west coast) get such a kick out of the fact that you can drive 8 hours and be four states away. That’s what you get California, for hogging up almost the entire west coast. It didn’t have to be that way. Selfish bastards.


We took the Mini with us, because leaving him overnight with a sitter would have been too easy. He’s still at the age where it’s easy to take him places. He’s a rock star traveler and this could change, or it may not, who knows. But right now, we’re able to and so we did. He loved being on the train, he loved looking at all of the sights of the city. Dare I say, he stared like a typical slack jawed yokel taking his first trip to the city. Drool and all. And the best thing about the city or taking him anywhere that isn’t part of his normal routine, is that it completely wipes him out. Not only did he sleep until about 9am this morning, but he went to bed tonight and was out cold before he even finished his bottle, which hasn’t happened since he was about a month old.

The furniture is back ordered for 12 weeks (which means, that maybe they should rethink that sign that’s attached that says “In stock and ready to deliver” but that’s just me), but at least my kid was able to enjoy the bevy of bums and crazy people that line the streets of New York.


donna July 15, 2007 at 8:51 pm

OK, so someone who can answer this for me. We might tag along on a trip Jake is taking to NYC later this fall, but I haven’t figured out what to do with the baby in a cab. She’s kind of past the age where she tolerates being in the carrier unless it’s in the car and she’s moving – so I’m at a loss as to how we’d get around with her. When we lived there, I never paid attention to what people did with their spawn in cabs because I was not at that stage. Any ideas?

buzz July 16, 2007 at 2:42 am

Oh boy!! A place to sit upstairs?? I’m all giddy-like just thinking about it.

buddha July 16, 2007 at 9:26 am

What???….Funiture sold out of a truck at the local gas station isn’t good enough for you guys?

geeky July 16, 2007 at 10:45 am

Hrm. For as long as I’ve lived on the east coast, I can’t say I’ve ever taken a day trip to NYC. I should do something about that….

Tuesday July 16, 2007 at 11:44 am

My daughter has been asking to go to the city for months now. I haven’t decided when but we will go with the kids very soon.

I am a bar/partier/club NYC goer, I have no idea what to do with kids there!

Pamela July 16, 2007 at 3:53 pm

So, that’s the story, Jerry?

That’s the staaaaaw-reee!

New Yawk Shitty:
Ya wanna have that heart attack outside, buddy?

Bettah shop in Jersey…

Linda July 16, 2007 at 8:45 pm

A day trip to Maine? Oh, please tell the Meester to eat a lobster (or three) for me?

Helen July 16, 2007 at 10:51 pm

You’re holding back on the den stories. Holding. Back.

Tom Bux July 17, 2007 at 5:57 am

How do you go about doing a day-trip to NYC? I don’t live too far from Philly, so driving down that way for a train would be an option. Did you drive up?

jesser July 17, 2007 at 6:50 am

We did the road trip thing this weekend too … but ours was more of the desert variety than the city variety. Miss T did pretty well overall, but started to balk when it got really hot and fussed constantly when she was in her car seat. I’m not really looking forward to driving across Kansas with her in T minus 4 weeks. That’s one giant-ass state.

Deltus July 17, 2007 at 8:30 am

I guess lawn furniture isn’t good enough for you. Snobs.

Motel Manager July 17, 2007 at 1:33 pm

That is a great thing about the East Coast. I’m glad to hear the Mini is such a sport!

blacklightblue July 17, 2007 at 3:28 pm

quick impromptu trips to NYC? you make me green, green, GREEN with envy… hey, it’s me, coloratura… new blog now… enjoy your new digs. totally, completely jealous.

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