Tuesday, June 9, 2009

93 - Will Kill for Food and Hoboken Adventures...

So, we made it to NYC yesterday. As we were driving to the airport in Detroit, I suddenly felt a sense of panic. It was 11:15ish and our flight departed at 1:30PM. I asked Alex "Can we talk about the food situation and what we are going to do about lunch?". He laughed. This is so out of character for me...I am so not HM (High Maintenance)...well that folks, is slowly a changin' ;-). We decided we would eat at the airport Chili's. I was STARVING when we arrived there about 12:15PM...and this was after consuming a Danish in the car to the airport. After what seemed like hours (but I'm sure was only like 5 minutes), a waitress stopped by and said "I'll be right with you"...more "hours" seemed to have passed. I felt like I was going to strangle her if she didn't get "us" food pronto. Seriously. There is this instinct inside of me now that makes me believe that I could really hurt somebody over food. I think Alex got scared of the smoke rising from the top of my head and my red, possessed eyes...he talked to the hostess and she took our order.

Flight was great - first class. God, I love first class. I'll admit - I am a total diva when it comes to first class travel...because with our travel benefits, it is how we travel probably 95% of the time. How spoiled am I? So much so that when we thought we were going to have to sit in coach the whole 1 1/2 hours from DTW to NYC, I bitched (Alex did too, actually). Oh no - it wasn't good enough we were flying for free. Here's an admission - sometimes, I won't go with Alex on trips across the Atlantic if there aren't 1st class seats available. I know, total diva. But this is my only diva thing...I buy clothes at thrift shops and get my hair trimmed at Fantastic Sams. Truly.

So once we arrived in NYC, we went to his "crash pad" (the place were he stays when he is in NYC waiting for trips) in Howard Beach. I'm glad I got the chance to see it - it makes me feel better about him being here as it is a nice place. Then at about 5PM we decided to do the hour and a half trek across to Hoboken. Have any of you seen the TLC show "Cake Boss"? Well, the bakery is in Hoboken. We went there. I was surprised that the bakery was pretty much empty. We bought some pastries, and as we were walking out, I asked Alex to take my picture...just as he was doing so, "Mama Maria" came out. She was so excited that we were taking a picture in front of the bakery - she struck up a conversation and got in a picture with me. As she was walking away, she said "We're on tonight -10PM, TLC". Then she proceeded to tell her friend how exciting it was that people would actually want their picture taken in front of the bakery. Ahh, sweet Mama Maria...so new to fame. Give it a couple of months...I bet her excitement will slowly ween.

We had dinner at the Sushi Lounge...vegetarian for me, of course. It was delicious. Then we met up with this girl we knew from our college who is also a pilot for Delta and had "drinks" at this very chic bar called Lua. It had such a great view of the city. Of course, my "drinks" consisted of a virgin dacari and a couple of cups of mint tea, but it was still fun. We socialized for about 3 hours, then started the trek home at about 11PM...I won't go into details, but we got home at 2AM...I'll just leave it at that. It was a great day.

So today, Alex has a trip to Dublin leaving at about 7PM. Mmmmm...Irish pubs mean fish and chips...It looks like there is a pretty good chance I'll get on (1st class, of course, in my thrift shop duds). As for today, our plans were to hang out in the city, maybe go to an art museum and have lunch in Little Italy, but it is pouring and thundering right now, so who knows.


In other big news...my niece is pregnant! That's right - my NIECE. So here's the scoop - my sis is 17 years older than I am and had her kids pretty young. My niece is actually 26. Did you think it was a teenage "oops" story? Nope - they (her and my nephew-in-law) will be bringing the baby into a planned and stable situation. Her due date is February 2nd (mine is now somewhere around Dec. 13th). Our kids will be very close in age...and will hopefully have a close relationship as well!


Sue said...

Your trip sounds great! I did have to laugh about your new relationship with food. I have a friend who is the world pickiest eater- and is a size 0. Well, it was a riot going to eat with her when she was pregnant...she'd order about 4 dishes, have them all put on the table and then pick at every single one while ordering more. Glad to hear your body (and your baby) are communicating well with you:-)

Congrats on the neice's good news! Is it horrible that I am still jealous of the blissful naivete of the ones who can tell people there good news immediately upon finding out they are pregnant? oh well, gonna have to get over that! I'm still happy for her:-)

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

I was just watching Cake Boss last night! How cool that you got to go and get your picture taken with Mama Maria.
I am super jealous of first class. I have only flown first class once and it was awesome.
Have fun in NYC today!

onwardandsideways said...

Haha... I'm getting less m/s and more 'must have food now or will kill' by the day. DH is envious of how much I can eat. Strangely, my love for milk has had a sudden drop-off (although it still tastes pretty good.)

And honey, if I could fly 1st class... I so would, every time. Your no diva, your smart and lucky. I hate feeling like I'm riding in cattle car. Economy is such an insult. Enjoy your 1st class and your travels with your DH!

Fish and chips, mmmmmmmmm...

Anonymous said...

I'm so jealous of your trip! I've been wanting a get away like that for months and now am edging dangerously close to the time when I can't fly. Grrrr. So enjoy it now! And eat away...that's the joy of being pregnant: no food guilt! I'm also very excited about your due date since that's my birthday. It's a great day.

Enjoy the rest of your trip! (Beautiful pics on the last post too!)

Jill M. said...

I've never flown first class. You are so lucky to be able to go first class and take a trip where ever you want! But I know it comes with a hefty price and that is having your dh gone all the time.

Enjoy your food! You'll have to wear a sign that says "beware of hungry pg lady" lol!

DAVs said...

Oh to be in NYC right now! I think I'd always rather be there, definitely over work!
We flew first class once to NYC and it was heaven. Now, I think those benefits to definitely extend to fellow infertiles, right?? I mean, who better than to be pampered than those of us scraping our pennies together to fly across country for fertility treatments, right??

Have a great trip!!

Jill said...

First class is always fun. I used to fly a lot when I was traveling for business, so I know how different it is. Glad you had fun in NYC-my favorite city!!