Okay, Okay so mine was made out of wax but I’m tellin’ ya I’ve seen U2 6 times in 2 countries and this Bono was nearly as real as the real thing (even better than the real thing… oh wait I’m not singing am I? sorry).
I spent the weekend oblivious to the swine flu, which is a good thing as I’m a MAJOR hypochondriac and I’d have never sat next to that nice Mexican man with a cough and practiced my Spanish on the subway ride back to Brooklyn, where we managed to get LOST! Have you seen Madagascar, the first one (the good one), where they are on the subway and Melman says to the others after a PA announcement “Did he say Grand Central Station or my Aunt’s constipation?” … well after about 10 stops in the 18 between Time Square and our stop in Brooklyn, I could finally decipher the PA announcement telling us that all the D trains were running on the N lines that day… oh by the way there is NO MAP FOR THE N LINE IN THE D TRAIN! So I had no idea where we were and being under ground most of the time I couldn’t call my hubby and find out if we were headed to Queens to become the next missing suburbanites in the city!! Panic, me… nev.. OF COURSE I PANICKED!! My country roots (much like my dark ones) began to show… get me OUT of this tin can I want to go home where we only worry about snipers on the Beltway and the next true story line to be written for The Wire (based in Baltimore, were we are so much safer.. jah). When I finally reached the DH by phone, and after they went full Brooklyn Italian on me (arguing about where the train would go and what stop would be closer, in language so vivid you could almost see their arms flailing)… We figured out that we’d end up in Coney Island and the DH could just drive down there and get us. Or as my MIL suggested we could walk the mile or so to their house. After all she has done that several times. And really who would notice the blond woman and child with a large suitcase, several bags that where breaking open and the look of shear terror on their faces? Heck the goombas in the sorted “steak” houses, “social” clubs and auto body shops between my in-law’s house and the subway station would likely just figure I had a body in the bag. I’d only have to cut across a small section of the park that my husband found a dead junky in when he was a kid, no big. Needless to say he drove down and got us and the worst that happened was I got stuck in the turnstile with the big old body bag!
Ah the city that never sleeps! Who’s up for an all Nuggetiers weekend?!
It must be said that waiting for me when I got home, was not only two very ticked of kitties but a GREAT box of loot from Sassy Pants Wifey (http://sassypantswifey.blogspot.com/)… it TOTALLY paid off to whine and complain about not getting the loot I won during the SITS Spring Fling… her guilt was my good fortune. I won a set of Spa products, but GOT that, plus tons of samples, jewelry, cute clippies for the girls and a card to top it all off. I think I’ll run down to the Maryland Lotto office and pitch a fit there, see what it gets me, no?
Thanks for missing me gang, I missed you too! I want to let ya know that the Mail4Kids giveaway has been extended due to my absence. Today #3 got his starter kit, WOW! I’m gonna post about that tomorrow. I know some more of you wanted a chance to enter so make sure you do.