Friday, May 27, 2005

Songs that remind me of summer

I will not be tagged today. How about this instead: Five songs that remind me of summer:

Wild Thing - The Troggs
Hotel California - The Eagles
Ode to Billy Joe - Bobbie Gentry
Summer in the City - Lovin' Spoonful
Little Red Corvette - Prince

Your turn.

Pomp and circumstance

See graduation photos

I have been pondering these questions:

- Why do they STILL give awards for perfect attendance?
- Where can I purchase stock in companies that provide caps and gowns and graduation announcements?
- Why do speakers at these ceremonies try to be funny and poignant at the same time?
- When did 14 year old girls start to look and dress like supermodels?

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Make mine a double

Did you know that if you have a cocktail or two BEFORE your 8th-grader's band concert everything sounds so much better?

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Hangover, Sunday

Hangover? Yes, but it's an emotional one.

I dearly love my oldest child but she breaks my heart. I always forgive her (because I'm her mother) and then I have my heart broken again and again.

Friends, new mothers and fellow bloggers enjoy this time while you have it. You too may find out that you have created a perfect and flawed child who takes you to the very brink of hell and back.

Sunday, May 1, 2005

New York, Spring 2005

NEW! See the photos.

Babycakes booked a B&B called Ivy Terrace on East 58th, just down the street from Bloomingdale's. It was lovely. Thanks Vinessa.

Loved the art, hated the "experience" of the newly-reopened Museum of Modern Art (photos posted soon). For example, we found that the first floor restrooms had no toilet paper after we (and several hundred other people) stood in line for over an hour in the rain to get in. We frequently PULLED doors that we should have PUSHED. It was hard to collect our raincoats and umbrellas because our claim tags had color codes and the collection windows had letter codes. You'd think a museum that houses the best examples of modern design would get its own design right, but you'd be wrong.

The Museum of Sex (which opened in 2002) is much smaller than MOMA but it takes itself quite seriously. We wandered through an exhibit featuring early stag films and another celebrating the art of pin-up photography. You'll be relieved to know that no photos were allowed. This museum had the kind of gift shop you don't get at your (ahem) traditional museums. Babycakes said she was bored because there were "too many straight people."

I didn't see ANY straight people later that night at Henrietta Hudson's in the village but I did see plenty of women who looked too young to order the beer they were drinking. And they looked like real NY lesbians, not like the LA lesbians on Showtime. And have I told you that I love it that New York has NON-SMOKING bars and restaurants?

Today, Sunday, we ate our favorite New York foods: lox and bagels, cheesecake and street pizza. We shopped at Zabar's and took in a matinee of "Hairspray." I'm barely awake enough to finish this post ...