Monday, May 21, 2007

It's Up to You, New York

On some level, I believe the following about New York City: I understand that its jarred salsa is subpar as compared to salsa made in Texas. Sometimes you'll go to a coffee shop with friends, and hijinx will ensue. Sometimes you'll go to a diner with friends, and hijinx will ensue. Depending on where you live, either Adam Gopnik or Brooklyn mama divine Ayun Halliday will be at any birthday party your child attends. Also, there is something about the sidewalks of New York that make it really quite comfortable to wear high heels.

I'm slowly replacing my pop culture knowledge of New York City with actual experience. My sister Erin and I are heading up there tomorrow. I can't tell you how excited I am, but "super-duper" might come close. We'll be at two events, one on Tuesday, one on Wednesday.

Otherwise, we'll be doing things like mooning about, having lunch with the excellent writer Carol Paik (yippee!!), and buying souvenirs for our kids. I cannot wait for the hijinx.

4 comments:

Lauren said...

Sounds fabulous. I'm waiting for you to say all the famous people you'll meet in Delaware County, PA and all the haute couture you'll wear there . . .

South Slope gal said...

It was great to meet you last night and buy your book in Park Slope--I'm the former Richmond native. I wish there had been more people there, but you know how busy moms are--it's hard to get 'em out on a Tues. night! We have a really great local bookshop here called the Community Bookstore and Catherine does great readings--check it out next time you're here. Congrats on the book--I'm loving it already!

Jennifer said...

Lauren--Don't you worry. That post is coming.

M--It was great to meet you! Maybe the Community Bookstore when the paperback comes out, and this time, I'll remember to suggest we take the party out for a drink afterwards.

Kelly said...

Aiiieee you're making miss my NY so, so much. Congratulations and so glad you had such fun.