pre “vacation to new york” checklist::
1. buy socks. i go on and on about how i wished i lived where there were seasons and chilly temps, but the fact is, i hate socks and closed-toe shoes. most of the socks i unearthed in my closet had a distinct late high school/early college look to them so i opted to go out and buy some. i’m not sure you could have a more un-thrilling purchase.
2. find a vacation book to bring. i was looking for something in the fiction department but ended up with malcolm gladwell’s blink. fairly breezy social psychology is good, too.
3. pack the boys off to abuela’s for the week. check. but not before i gave them some killer hair cuts. killer mainly in the sense that i didn’t screw anything up this time. asher’s first time in the chair was uneventful and he went from mullet to cute 2 year old boy cut. no more baby semi-curls. and elisha’s is good. this time the gel accentuates the cut rather than covering up my goofs.
4. drink a mexican coke and eat an empanada. i’d heard a bit about mexican coke (different than ours because it is made with cane sugar) and even though i’m not one for pregnancy cravings, i’d been thinking about it for weeks so i’ll chalk it up to a pregnancy craving. so on our way back from miami today we stopped at a little bakery that imports it. i was wondering if i always think coke in other countries tastes better because it’s made with sugar or because i’m on vacation and even a warm, flat coke would taste good in rome or florence. verdict? i think it’s the vacation. they did have imported fanta, though, and that is definitely one drink that is made differently, for the better, in other countries. next time…