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There are 8 million people in New York City, which makes this stuff boggle my simple mind. My mom and aunt are visiting this week, and while chillin’ in Central Park yesterday, Cool Grandmum struck up a conversation with a woman nearby. CG talked about why she’s visiting the city, which of course led to a discussion on little ol’ me. Continue reading

We are back!

“Where did you go?”
Well, on December 17, we went to Florida for Christmas. We had tickets to fly back on Christmas Day since the flights were $200 cheaper than the ones any other day around it. Of course, we booked those flights when I had a job.
Now jobless, we had no real commitments back in NYC, so we extended our sunny Florida vacation all the way until last Friday, Jan. 14. Almost a month! It was great to let both sets of Cool Grand’rents spend time with the Cool Kids. And to be honest, we weren’t too regretful about missing a couple of big snowstorms that blew through the city either.
And with that little update on where we’ve been, we’ll continue with our regularly scheduled Top 5 Memories of 2010…

“Where did you go?”

Well, on December 17, we went to Florida for Christmas. We had tickets to fly back on Christmas Day since the flights were $200 cheaper than the ones any other day around it. Of course, we booked those flights when I had a job.

Now jobless, we had no commitments back in NYC, so we extended our sunny Florida vacation all the way until last Friday, Jan. 14. Almost a month! It was great to let both sets of Cool Grand’rents spend time with the Cool Kids. And to be honest, we weren’t too regretful about missing a couple of big snowstorms that blew through the city either.

Despite the bitter cold and the even bitterer lack of washing machine and dryer, we’re happy to be back in the city. We’re determined to tackle 2011 with serious fervor and creativity. Thanks so much for riding along.

And with that little update on where we’ve been, we’ll continue with our regularly scheduled Top 5 Memories of 2010…

We’re only 3 days into the New Year, and I’m already kind of cheating. Our #4 memory of 2010 actually involves three memories: the birthday celebrations for Cool Mum, Cool Baby, and myself.

APRIL 3 – COOL MUM’S BIRTHDAY KARAOKE PARTY, DEC 4 – COOL DAD’S

Cool Mum LOVES karaoke, so that’s what she wanted to do for her birthday. Bars and restaurants can be fun, but there can be interminable waits to get your song played. Then Cool Mum found Karaoke Duet 48, a place in Midtown that offers private room karaoke for cheap hourly rates. CM invited friends from church and her playgroup to the Saturday singing session.

Since the Cool Fam is highly unoriginal, we did the same thing for my birthday. We had it on a Sunday afternoon after church, and our friends sacrificed their nap times to party with us. Many Two Little Red Hens treats were consumed, and we discovered how many bad words are really in Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ ‘Empire State of Mind’. Continue reading