Friday, May 05, 2006

Reasons I should move back to NYC

  • I miss my family terribly. My extended family. Pre-baby I used to be there every weekend I had off from work. Post-baby, I've been back there once, without Little Man. I was not welcome there. (My mother gave me concert tickets for my birthday and she offered to stay with the baby...)
  • The owners of the Chinese Restaurant near my house could speak fluent Spanish. It was kind of weird, but they made some KILLER plaintains. (Don't tell my mother I said that) And they were open late. Really late. Like you could get Chinese/Spanish food at 4 a.m.
  • I had a store nearby that was dedicated to hair-care products and nothing more. I would go and drop money there like crazy, so my hair was always beautifully maintained. Very important when you have long hair.
  • I didn't need a car.
  • I didn't need a car.
  • I didn't need a car.

I swear the Cloud of Doom...

Yesterday some hose on my car decided to explode while I was on the highway, causing the car to shut itself off (in order to save the motor from BLOWING UP!) and leave me to barely pull over enough so no one would hit me. Thankfully, I had just dropped Little Man off at my mother's, so Daddy and I quickly called for reinforcements and stood as far away from the car as possible. My sister's boyfriend (a mechanic) and Daddy got to work and repaired the hose by the side of the highway, while I sat there wanting to cry. I just get so frustrated at the fact that i don't want to spend all my money on a car, and it seems that when you fix one thing, another breaks. I just finished putting a brand new transmission in the piece of shit. And this is my "new" car. Please don't ask me to get into details- i have been in a tug-of-war with the dealership and my lawyer since the thing went caput, and I'm utterly exhausted about the whole ordeal. So yesterday I was thinking if the motor just blew on this thing, I'm taking it as a sign to move back to The City. I'm done with this car bullshit, I'm done!done!done!!! The car is fine now. Until...

7 comments:

Tuesday Girl said...

AND we could lunch!

sweatpantsmom said...

I could never live without my car, but would consider moving anywhere that I could get killer Chinese/Spanish food at 4am. And plaintains to boot? Mmmmmm...

rhonda said...

Cars are a complete and total pain in the ass (depending on what brand you have)

I have an old Ford Taurus, and I will tell ya, it has been really good to me. I am so glad.

My mom's Saturn on the other hand...I will NEVER ever buy one of those.

I am just glad you are okay. How scary.

SuperMom said...

Ugh. Car trouble. My van with the broken window? It's up on cement blocks now, while my husband attempts to replace the something-or-other on it. It's official. My transformation to becoming a redneck is complete.

Cars are overrated. Good hair is essential. NYC sounds great!

Cattiva said...

Oh Dear. I hope it's fixed and cheaply ($$$) too! Great food at 4am? I'm thinking I should move to NYC, too.

PS - I am SO with you on the Pampers/Elmo connection. What is up with THAT?

JayMonster said...

When I was younger, unmarried and childless I LOVED working, (sometimes) living, and just about everything about "The City."

Now, when I was working in the city, I could not stand it. Too much communting time (using mass transit, not driving - which would make it only WORSE).

I took my daughter there for the day last summer. We went to a few stores, and went home. It would up being a 6 hour adventure. And she was 5, so no needs to strollers, diapers, or any other "luggage" to worry about.

I couldn't even IMAGINE trying to raise a kid in that atmosphere, nor have to deal with the MTA on a regular basis.

I understand the frustration with the car. Have been there myself. But don't look back at NYC with Rose tinted glasses. You are much different now, with much different...uh... family dymanics.

Diana said...

Tuesday- maybe we could lunch when I go visit the fam...planning a trip soon...
SPM-mmmmmm is right.
Rhonda- it's a Honda. (hey, that rhymed!) I've never had problems with Hondas, but the dealership was basically trying to screw me hard on this one.
Supermom- then I'm a redneck, too! our old car is sitting in the yard with no motor in it! (still has its wheels...)
Catt- thankfully it was free. My sister's boyfriend had a spare one (?) and he and my hubby put it on my car.
Jay- that's why I haven't moved back. My- uh- family dynamics. And the MTA- oh I hated them......