Posts tagged nyc

Posted 9 months ago

Obligatory hotel room view photo.

Posted 11 months ago

Dear Asshole Neighbor.

I’m not sure what it is that requires you to hammer loudly on my walls around midday most weekdays. Or why whatever it is has been going on for three motherfucking years. I got married, conceived a child, went through nine months of pregnancy, had the baby and watched him grow into a little boy and YOU’RE STILL HAMMERING. Whatever it is, you’re doing it wrong.

Also, you’re keeping my toddler awake when I have to fight him for every single nap. I hope you hit your thumb with your stupid hammer.

Posted 11 months ago

Fingers are extra delicious when covered in Manhattan grime.

Posted 11 months ago

This thing has a sign on it that forbids kids from climbing it. Needless to say every kid in the neighborhood has climbed it at least twice.

Posted 11 months ago

Thanks to Time Warner’s eternal suckitude my internet has barely worked the past few days. When I just tried to refresh my dash all I got was a giant gif of David Tennant.

Somehow this seems like an accurate enough representation of Tumblr as a whole.

Also, fuck Time Warner.

Posted 11 months ago

I have no idea what movie this is, but I actually saw someone do this once in the city, on 6th Avenue.

Also, Paul Rudd is still pretty hot after all these years.

Posted 11 months ago

I’m pretty impressed by the driver who managed to parallel park this thing on a busy avenue.

Not so impressed by the hot pink Hummer-ness.

Posted 12 months ago

Trains are still very exciting.

Posted 1 year ago


One bright spot in an insanely busy day: I saw the public sex couple again! In the same semi-private spot in the back of my building’s park, but this time they were just kissing and cuddling - too many other people in the park now that the temperature’s above freezing.

I don’t know whether to say “aww, their love is strong!” or “ewwww.”

Posted 1 year ago

Now it’s really spring.

The temperature dropped twenty degrees in a few hours and it’s storming like whoa.

One thing I’m really gonna miss when we move to Connecticut: we have never lost power in 8 years of living in the city. We’ve got a generator in our new house, but a generator just isn’t the same as “power outage? What power outage?”

Posted 1 year ago

It’s officially spring now.

You can mark it on your calendars. My sandals have come out, and they won’t be going away until October at the very earliest.

Posted 1 year ago

My child just refused to eat challah french toast.

I think he may have to stop calling himself a New Yorker now.

Posted 1 year ago

Weirdest parenting experience yet.

Having a random blond 5-year-old boy come up to me in the store, call me mom, and detail to me why he needed both the Star Wars toys because one wasn’t any good without the other.

I mean, he was a cute kid, but yeah. No idea.

Posted 1 year ago


Mr. Marmot and I have been trying hard to stop swearing around Mini-Marmot as he pretty clearly understands every word we say. After eight years in New York it’s tough, but we’ve been doing pretty well.

Of course, I wasn’t thinking of all the other non-cursy things I don’t want him saying, for instance, today:

As we were walking Luna she started barking at another dog, for she cannot allow other dogs anywhere near her baby. Mini-Marmot, before I could say anything: Shut up, Luna!

That one’s my bad.

Posted 1 year ago

Things I won’t miss.

I could make extremely long lists both of things I’ll miss when we leave the city, like the view from my apartment, and of things I won’t miss, like the godforsaken elevators in my building.

This morning I got a reminder of a definite top ten: dodging giant puddles of vomit while walking my dog. HATE St. Patrick’s Day and every other drinking holiday, because they’re just as excuse for out-of-towners to treat my neighborhood like it’s some sort of alcoholic playground instead of a place where people live. You name the bodily substance and it’s smeared all over the sidewalks outside right now. I don’t usually mind the bar noise at night, but I do mind my sidewalk being treated like a toilet.