I didn’t even realize that last week was my 100th post on this blog. How cool is that? Once again, I want to thank everyone who has supported me through this crazy venture, and my hope is that more people out there will join us in on this party.
Right now, it’s admittedly just an intimate gathering, but I’m hoping for a big Gatsby-style blowout here in the next 12 months.
To celebrate this personal milestone, I simply have some random musings…
So we did find our near-perfect NYC rental, as referenced from last week’s post. It’s on the border of the Upper East Side and Midtown, close to the United Nations headquarters, and not too far from Central Park, which is where I wanted to be. Even though it’s classified as a studio, it looks large enough to house all of us. The girls will have their own beds in the living room, and RAS and I will have a queen bed set away from them. Overall, it looks pretty cool.
Now we’ll just have to start planning out our time there. If anyone has any ideas of great things to do in New York with a 13 and 11 year old, plus an impatient 50 year old (RAS), let me know about them. I’m thinking I’d love to do a food tour of some kind. This one sounds too good to pass up, just for the name alone.
Down our main street here, Colfax Avenue, we will have three major chain Italian restaurants within a quarter-mile range of each other – Carrabba’s, Olive Garden and Macaroni Grill, which has been there forever. The first opened last December, and the second goes into business within a few weeks. So I ask the eternal dumb question…why?? Also, who was the city planning genius who allowed this pasta overflow to happen in the first place?
Super Bowl XLVIII happens this weekend. All of Denver is aflutter with the prospect of Bronco victory, and the local newscasts can’t go two minutes without some mention of “United in Orange” or a live report from New York/New Jersey. But I’m not really into it. My beloved 49ers came soooo close but didn’t make it, thanks to Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, his great defensive skills and his very big mouth. At the time, he showed himself to be a pretty classless individual, saying some rather negative things about San Francisco wide receiver Michael Crabtree and the team as a whole. But now I’m just shrugging it off. Sherman was just super amped-up, nothing more. And he’s definitely not a thug in my book, like so many have unjustly called him. I do hope the Niners put him in his place next season.
As far as the game goes…I’m watching the commercials. And kind of, sort of hoping the Broncos win for Peyton Manning. But I’ll be OK with a Seahawks victory too, only for my Seattle fan JRS’s sake.
Snow is blanketing everything outside, and I really need to get out of the house. So maybe I’ll head down to my favorite cafe in Golden, and get some work done there. This girl can’t handle cabin fever really well.