Days like yesterday make me extra-nostalgic for NYC. You see, the Tony Awards were last night. I remember the excitement felt by the Broadway community during Tony time, the buzz around town about who the winners would be, and watching several of my actor friends get dolled up to present awards. Watching that ceremony made me want to walk through backstage at Lincoln Center, taste a hotdog from a street vendor and sit under a tree in Central Park.
But if I were still living in NYC, I would have missed a day like yesterday.
Meredith's sweet baby Henry was baptized yesterday. I was fortunate enough to spend some quality snuggle time with him before the service. I was also there when his grandma dressed him in his christening gown, an heirloom worn by his grandpa, his great-aunt, his mom and uncle and all their cousins. I was standing next to his family when he was baptized. I"m so happy I was able to be a part of that special day.
This weekend, my parents will come visit and we'll go pick our own berries at a farm up the road. My parents would not have visted NYC. My mom would have liked it once she got into a rhythm, but my dad probably wouldn't have made it out of the airport. (He doesn't like big cities and crowds much. He also doesn't like petting zoos, but that's another post altogether.)
Even though it's approximately 4000 degrees outside and only getting hotter, relocating to the south definitely has its perks.
I could still go for a vendor hotdog, though.
(Lucky for me, BlogHer 10 is in NYC! I'm going to eat 8 meals a day while I'm there.)