1.31.2011

don't let the bed bugs bite!

do you know about bed bugs? when you live in new york you are under constant threat of bed bugs. 

here, read up. hope you're not eating right now!

(pausing here for a henry holbrook intermission)

one time i saw a bug in my bathroom that i was convinced was a bed bug. i called brandon in a near panic, and then, while hunched over all pregnantly to get a better look at it, it up and flew into my face. i said calmly into the phone, "never mind, it can fly." 

this morning we were dressed and ready by 10:00. i had a pair of knit pants from forever 21 that i'd hoped were jcrew-inspired but weren't even close that needed returning, so i strapped huck to my chest and took the 3 to times square, where we saw this:


and then i spent three dollars on a hot dog, because it was times square and i was starving. 

i was telling brandon about it later this afternoon--about how much i regretted it, and what a waste of money it was--when he interrupted me and said,

"did it make you feel sick?"

and i said, 

"noooo . . ."

and he said,

"then it wasn't a waste. a water dog is never a waste."

a water dog!  

the end.

23 comments :

  1. "Hot dog soup." Gag! haha

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  2. Does the novelty of being a Times Square water dog instantly give you above average value, as water dogs go? Because being wrapped up in the moment and romance of being in Times Square might just inspire me to slap down 3 big ones for a water dog. You try to get me to pay tree bucks, yeah I said tree, bucks on a Newark water dog and I'm like, "what's goin on ova heeyah?"

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  3. Life in NYC is way exciting. You kinda wanna make me live there.
    Bed bugs and hot-dog water... Mmmmmmm, can't ever get enough of that.

    Sounds like total excitement on the home front, even for a trophy wife.

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  4. Trophy wife decisions are sometimes the hardest because you have an opinion, but it's not you going to the office everyday, so how can you be made to decide? My husband clerked twice, then took an 18-month contract that kept getting extended at the last minute, and is about to start his "real" job. Meaning we've discussed job options non-stop for the last 4.5 years - I feel your pain, lady!

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  5. Alexis MascittiFebruary 01, 2011

    Oh girl.

    Water dog? yes.

    Times Square? NOOOooooo!

    You have been promoted to local status by virtue of huddling in a tiny, overpriced apartment. Therefore you must now avoid Times Square at all costs! How did you ever manage those tourist crowds with that enormous (and bee-u-tiful, I might add) stroller?

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  6. Your blog is so cute and fun! Today it made me laugh :)

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  8. A water dog?! That is so funny! Very clever. And I love your "intermission." Classic.

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  9. a water dog? yuck. never knew there was such a thing...

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  10. So, wait... were those bed bugs dancing in time's square??? strange

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  11. those bed bugs are living the post student council officer dream!

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  12. I adore you. Your flying bedbug story made me laugh real hard.

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  13. Bedbug chorus line...too much and water hot dogs...oh boy.

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  14. my nephew has that same toy and hates it, lol. just thought that was funny because we were talking about it last night.
    -anna

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  15. I love NYC and I love Holbrook's! Fun blog, came across it from some article about Mormon mommy blogging.

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  16. Now I'm feeling itchy. I had to give a presentation on bed bugs at one of my jobs and it left everyone itchy and paranoid!

    I didn't even think they were an actual real thing, just a phrase we used!

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  17. I have officially become a crazy person that checks her hotel rooms for bedbugs before I settle in. I'm completely paranoid!

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  18. You made me excited for when we move to Connecticut this spring, so I can visit NYC! I will think of this post if I see anything like this.

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  19. I cannot wait to be a trophy wife! I am pretty sure that is my calling in life, but isn't it hard to be a trophy wife to a boy who is still a student? That is my dilemma, but I guess you'd know ways to make it work anyway.

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  20. nat-
    did you see will ferrel's costume this past halloween? he was a bed bug - very funny:) i wanted to share with you that i made your mediterrean bean burgers and the family loved them...i don't think they'd any idea how healthy they were. thanks!

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  21. I keep finding dark lint in the crevices of my mattress and panicking, just SURE that it's a bed bug. I think I need lighter colored sheets!

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  22. I totally zeroed in on the negotiations comment and assume that means the Holbs interview went well and good things are headed your way.

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  23. I recently read some very disturbing facts on mattresses. It's disturbing.

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