July 14, 2006

I Won a Prize for Having a Dirty Diaper

Recently.
I was excited yet mildly ashamed.
Dirty diapers can have that effect.
Even when a prize is involved.

Last weekend we attended a shower in honor of one of the many buns in the ovens of Wendy's co-workers. The specific bun was the short woman clothed in the green shirt. It was an afternoon filled with conversation among old friends and small talk with virtual strangers. And, of course, celebration of the widdle-bitty baby's imminent arrival into the world.

We are spending this coming weekend in NYC. New York City! The Big Apple. I've never been there, a fact which is, I admit, unreasonably humiliating to divulge. My boss has been mocking me unmercifully ever since he found out. Today as I was leaving the office, he said, "Make sure you pick the hayseeds outta your teeth before you get off the plane, okay?"

We'll be hanging with friends, meeting virtual friends and, it's been rumored, a few strangers. I anticipate new experiences, delightful conversation, cocktails with brunch, and tired feet.

I am more than a little excited.

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17 comments:

the only daughter said...

Hey, don't feel too bad. I haven't been either,(though my son has,for pleasure not business, yet.) I'll probably hold out for his NY stage debut.

Enjoy!

SassyFemme said...

Have fun!

Gina said...

Have a good time!

Val said...

Just don't have a camera hanging around your neck and walk looking upwards and you'll fit in just fine up north!
Have fun!

Jennifer said...

I can't believe you haven't mentioned this trip before. I mean. I woulda been talking about it for WEEEEEEEEEKS.

Can't wait to hear all about it!

scout said...

New Yorkers never obey walk signals, ever, so cross against the light and y'all'll fit right in.

sporksforall said...

"y'all'll?" Now how is that copy-edited?

No will notice the hayseeds, I promise.

sporksforall said...

No will=No one will. Such a dork.

~m~ said...

Oh! Have a wonderful time! Perhaps you will find a new apron there?

me said...

I live in NYC. Where is this meeting of "virtual" strangers taking place?

WordsRock said...

toocheap, that's part of the beauty of this trip. We know how to get to the airport, we know how to get to our hotel (Manhattan, midtown) and that's about all we know. We're putting ourselves at the mercy of our travel companions for the rest of the trip.

So to answer your question: I really don't know!

It's rather nice to let someone else do the planning. Personally, I'm a bit amazed I'm completely comfortable with that!

WordsRock said...

sporks, "y'all'll" makes perfect sense to me. What's to edit? :)

sporksforall said...

It's why scout is a genius. She makes sense. I give her a hard time and don't. Good thing she loves me anyway.

That Girl said...

Have an awesome time :::hands Wendy some wipes:::

Career Guy said...

I'm with Jennifer--what a thing to spring on us, unbeknownst and all. I grew up in northern New Jersey and was always scared of the city, though Kathy and I once walked the length of Manhattan (or so it seemed) with our two year old in an umberoller. I used to go to Greenwich Village in the 60's when I was in high school, and once got left behind on a field trip to Columbia University. There. Those are my New York City stories. Looking forward to yours!

maxine said...

I am so glad we could fulfil the destiny of the anticipation of tired feet. Be careful what you msnifest. You hasve such greast power.

Are you home yet? You didn't miss your flight, did you?

xo

Eyes said...

Well, how was NYC? Dying to hear!