Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I Wanna Wake Up In A City That Doesn't Sleep

I have finally found a city that can keep up with me -- that caters to me -- that loves and accepts me for who I am.

One that does not judge me for wearing yellow paisley tights or my hair a little too big. One that thinks pink is the new black and the higher the heels the better. One that likes the fact that we all have our own smile and our distinguishing laugh.

I have found my soul mate in the city of NYC. We are destined for one another. It is like God placed us in the cosmic void to love one another -- it is serendipitous.

So since I will frequent this new lover of mine often, I decide to set some dates with him --

First, Serendipity. Oh my thighs cried out in glory as I devoured the Frozen Hot Chocolate.

and not just any frozen hot chocolate PEANUT BUTTER frozen hot chocolate. If anything in this world is destined for one another (other than me and NYC) it is peanut butter and chocolate. My like handles turned in to love handles. Amen.

Then I spent some time with Rand. She is my NYC BFF. And she epitomized everything about a NYC woman. She epitomizes everything I am not. She is smart - super smart. Independent - she rides the subway everyday. She has green boots and looks hot in them. She dresses like she just threw it on, but always looks amazing. She smells like life. Spending three seconds with her makes you embrace opportunity. Make you wish you could do it all over again. She knows every corner bar in Brooklyn. Can tell you what to order at a steak joint and a Peruvian pub.

Do they have Pubs in Peru? See why I need her?!? Anyhoo, I love her. I really really do.
And she introduced me to this new thing in my life called Ceviche. I had a wonderful friend tell me about it last year. And I thought he was kidding me -- raw meat in lime juice??? Oh, only if I would have listened to him. Only if I could turn back time...if I could find a way....I take back all the doubt. I am so sorry Ceviche Friend. I am so sorry I ever doubted you. I owe you some raw meat in lime juice and a hug. Cause Ceviche is the new lover of my soul.

Now my love handles and LUST handles.

The tuna was my fav...but I also sucked down the halibut and the shrimp and calamari and scallops and I licked the bowls. But we don't need to get into the details. They are of the devil.
Next on my list of dates with NYC was 5th Ave. Some may call it 5th Ave -- I call it "Entering the Pearly Gates and Walking on Streets of Gold" for short.

Prada, Louis Vuitton, Bergdorf Goodman...never heard of it? Me either. Until I walked in and went to the 5th floor. Oh heaven help my troubled soul. They had a FEATHER COAT. Did you hear me? A FEATHER COAT? It matched my pink boa I use to dance with in the living room when Dancing with the Stars in on -- you do it too, right?
Hello? Hello? Is this thing on? TAP TAP Anyone? {insert crickets}

Anyhoo, next time we have planned a show, ice skating at Rockefeller Center, and Coney Island.

This is the start of a beautiful friendship.



Marchelle said...

do you really have yellow paisley tights?

Dreams of a Country Girl said...

marchelle -- mustard. and purple. please don't judge me.

Jenn said...

How fun!! I'm glad you are having a great time in the "big" city.

Scrappy Girl said...

I am so JEALOUS...I fell in love with NYC last year when we visited...see WICKED! It is awesome!

Hair Bows & Guitar Picks said...

I love NYC and can't wait to go back one day!

Deborah said...

I love NYC also, I love going to Macy's especially around Thanksgiving time! Have fun!

Linda said...

So glad you're having a bit of time to explore. See the Bronx Zoo if you get the chance. ELPH's Aunt lives not far from Central Park & volunteers as tour guide at the zoo. I'll let her know you're coming:)

Chris said...

I MISS you but I'm glad you are having fun.

Amber said...

Wow..sounds like you had a great time. I love all ceviche except the octopus ones..ick. You are like superwoman..traveling, fine dining, and mom/wife too! I don't know when the last time I went anywhere without my've inspired me to go out to dinner with my gal pals. It's been way too long. :-)

Lo said...

I ♥ NYC, always!

theelizabethhighsmith said...

father, forgive me for i have sinned and coveted country girl's hot chocolate... ok and the paisley tights too. amen

The Kelso-Winter Family said...

did you find that tights stores on 5th ave called.. i think something like fagol. they had purple printed paisley tights. i was coveting them but when i walked in she said they ranged between $40 and $60 and ... well...the wallet clamped shut tight! ceviche...frozzy pb chocolate.. you would have been My bFF if you had been in big A same time as me! if you go back at christmastime it'll be 10x as crazy! go see Next to Normal if you have time.

Crazyaboutmyfamily said...

Have you seen the movie serendipity? I love it.
what do you do now that takes you to NYC often?