Thursday, July 09, 2009

So here's the deal

I have been having this wicked fantasy where I jet off for a weekend in New York City to shop, eat, sight-see, shop, eat sight-see, you get the idea. Out of nowhere, Traveloc1ty sent me a notice of a package deal, air and hotel from my nearby airport to NYC. It is only 385 bucks people. This is for two nights at a nice place in mid-town near everything and the subway for things it isn't near. I called a friend and left a very cryptic message for her to call me back. We are both in semi-depressive states so this is completely crazy and our last conversation revolved around how our kids are sucking the life out of us financially. Why am I even thinking about this??? Because I can. I have no idea if it will pan out, but shit, it sure sounds like fun. I am fairly well acquainted with NYC having been there 4 or 5 times but it has always been with A MAN who HATES shopping, or rather browsing and negotiating with street vendors. He is good for about 2 blocks in Chin@town and he is done. But, going with another girl, we could wipe those streets up. I never spend much money when I am there, I just soak up the smells and sounds and sights. I love eating the street fair food, grabbing the pretzels from the roach coach, and there is pizza every 12 feet. OH, I just realized that I could probably go the MOMA there this time. When I go with BigD we are required to spend a ridiculous amount of time in Irish bars (and you have NO idea how many of them there are in NYC!). Even walking in Central Park, having brunch in the Village, popping in and out of the trendy shops where the well-to-do drop cash like crumbs. Does it sound like I am really considering this? It does to me. BigD will crap if I tell him I am taking off for a girls weekend to the city. I am going to be 52 in a couple of weeks and have never done this before. If it does happen, he has absolutely NO ground to stand on to say "no"...he has been away three times this year with his pipe band so if this pans out, he had better not even raise an eyebrow or things will not be pleasant in the half-nuts house. Am I crazy? I can't decide if I want my friend to call and scream YES or if I need her to tell me that I need to take a walk and get a grip.

10 comments:

eden said...

GO GO GO GO GO GO GO GO

DO IT!!!!! You need this .... your SOUL needs this. I'm so frickin' excited just READING it!

And, I laughed out loud at "pipe band". I'm sorry. I just have no idea what a pipe band is and it sounds funny :)

Deathstar said...

DO IT!!! DO IT!!! DO IT!!! JUST DO IT!!!! Run away like the wind! Cause otherwise that money will go with the bills and what not and they'll still be coming in next month - but you're only 52 once!

Tina said...

Can you hear me screaming YES!!!!!! from here??? Take me with you!

HugeMD said...

GO!

Gil said...

OMG. You're stopping to THINK about this??

Dear Lord woman. GO. GO. GO GO GO GO GO GO GO GO GO!!!!!!!!!

Seeing as he's been away three times with the pipe band. Seeing as it's your birthday soon. Seeing as you deserve some down time and certainly some time with friends (and female ones at that... bonus!).

I agree with Deathstar. Bills will always be there. If you can squeeze it to go, by all means, indulge. Money... ya can't take it with you when you're gone yanno.

Dodi said...

Are you kidding, it's a win win! You go on the trip that he can tell people he got you for your birtday! He doesn't even have to SHOP - my Husband would be all over that. "I've been away so much this year with my pipe band that I figured she more than deserved a girls' weekend."

Go, darling... go!

Sitting In Silence said...

Gooooooooooooooo and have a wonderful time you lucky duck you !

Ina in Alaska said...

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!! Do it!! You will have a great time, do EXACTLY what you want, WHEN you want, have a great sidekick, the price is right, etc. This is probably an excellent time to go to NYC, the deal sounds super!!!

As eden says GO GO GO

Scandalous Housewife said...

You are not crazy! Do it! Do it! Do it til your satisfied!!

Neverbeen2NYC said...

You are so lucky to get to to go to New York City. I think it is cool that you have been there several times before. I wish I could relate to visiting NYC but I can't.