I was out for dinner the other night on the UES and my dinner partner mentioned this “must-visit” siteUrban Baby. A week passed and I finally did it! Holy Moly!!! It’s like the Gossip Girl of the web for grown-ups. I can’t BELIEVE mommies are writing this stuff, but, I am SOOOO happy they are!
I don’t have a baby yet, my bff just had the most adorable baby boy EVER and at the tender age of 6 months they are starting their search for nursery schools. It’s mad! It becomes ultra competitive immediately!
Baby mama’s around the city air their dirty laundry on this site. It’s wild. I imagine some people even know by process of elimination who the crazed culprits are. Yikes!
Here are some examples of discussion topics:
It’s awesome how much we take for granted. Food, shelter, air, love…. I am the guiltiest of all. Everyday I wake up safe and healthy and find something to gripe about. My jeans are too tight, my bills are too high, my friends don’t call enough or too much, I hate my commute, it’s too cold, it’s too hot, I have acne, my skins too dry, I’m lonely, I’m too busy… The long and the short of it is I have the luxury to complain. I have so many basic needs met that I take all of the little things for granted. I had a painful reminder of my greed tonight when my mother told me our friend Ronnie was terminally ill.
If you live in a big city you probably have a friend like Ronnie. He spends most of his time on the corner of 58th and first. His only possessions fit in a small bag and a special one is a blanket my sister gave him for Christmas. Ronnie has schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, HIV and now a tumor that will take his life. He is a genius by textbook definition. He has the ability to directly quote obscure literature but socially finds it difficult to adapt to societal standards.
Over the years Ronnie has become a friend, he made my mom feel safe walking the dog at night, he saw the inner beauty in my sister before she shared it with the rest of the world, he fit in our hearts.
My mother and sister waited as the ambulance came for him two nights ago and he expressed his last wishes. Ronnie doesn’t have his family to comfort him. His complaint was the pain the tumor inflicted, not a pair of jeans, commute, or relationship difficulty.
I hope I can be more like Ronnie! He said thank you to my mother and sister for kindness I regularly take for granted. He remembered what was important in the face of what could have been infuriating to some. He is brave and kind.
I am so grateful for my mother, my sister and Ronnie for reminding me that I have so much to learn.
It’s 4-20 do you know where your kids are?
Not sure if you were aware but today is national weed smoking day, 4-20 and leave it to stoners to not really know why… So, I-can pretty much get to the heart of anything but this one is a mystery to me and even better because of it. Now, to clarify, I in no way endorse or promote the use of marijuana. I simply endorse the use of the internet as a tool to educate. With that in mind… Here’s what I found.
4-20 according to wikipedia.com (the public encyclopedia) started with a bunch of potheads in Cali that hung out on a wall in the early 70’s. Guess what they called themselves? “The Waldos” LOVE THAT!!!! Where’s Waldo??? hahaha… Who knows, high somewhere! Anyway the plan was to meet up after they got out of HIGH SCHOOL at 4:20 (makes sense if school lets out around 4). Their big plan was to search for a weed crop. You may be shocked to learn these stoners never found their booty.
Other rumors say that 420 is the penal code in California for toking reefer. I tried to back this one up, but pretty certain it’s just a good myth. I found something about unlawfully entering an establishment. I would love to be proven wrong! Email ME CrystalFisherReports@Gmail.com
Some peeps say there are 420 chemicals in Mary Jane… I am not a Chemist so this sounds like a lot of crap in a joint… Some mythbusters busted this one… Others say it could be true. Everyone agrees it’s around 400. Kinda scary.
Randomly 4/20 happens to be Hitler’s birthday, I have NO clue why this would matter unless this was like the world’s largest peaceful protest. We are literally making love NOT war forever on this date as a revolt??? Ok probably not, so who the hell cares. It’s also sadly the day of the Columbine Massacre. My deepest respect to their families.
The last of these theories seems to be that 4:20 is tea-time in Holland. My only response to this is, why? The country couldn’t get their crap together and make the rounded hour, or half-hour mark? This one is just silly. Might as well be that 420 was the address of the first dealer in Amsterdam and he pushed to make it legal. THAT WAS A LIE.
Whatever the reason, teens are cutting class and getting high around the world. Seriously parents, do you know where your kid was today? I know allergies are bad but they don’t make eyes THAT bloodshot!!!
I find it fascinating when groups of people gather for any cause, again I DO NOT endorse the use of illegal substances for parties of ANY age! But I do endorse education. 16.7 Million Americans over the age of 12 said they smoked pot at least once in the month leading up to a survey conducted by the government. That number was on the rise then… Don’t be a dope. Know what’s up… and smoking.
And if you have a problem, there is always a solution… http://www.marijuana-anonymous.org/
PARENTS CHECK THIS OUT:
… the books… hahahaha….
PS SO PROUD OF MY SISTER FOR GOING TO SCHOOL TODAY! GO BRIT!
I-Can Honor a Wonderful MAN!
Sorry I have been such a slacker… Here’s the deal. Life happens. I wish there was something more eloquent I could say in my defense. But, it got warm out. I was sad for a couple days. I went away. And now I am back. Most likely summer will bring super i-lazy… or not. Who knows… Maybe sitting in the park will be like blogger time??? Hmmm…
With that in mind, I want you to throw out there that we can all prepare NOW!!! It’s warm out! Let’s make plans! and HEYYYYYY let’s use the internet to do it!
Hop on old faithful google.com and type in fun search words like “what to do in nyc summer” or “summer fun” and start reading! It’s amazing what comes up! I started you off with a great link but the results are endless. I am the first to complain… whaaa I have nothing to do… or whhaaaa it’s too hot… well, my mid April resolution is NOT to be a complainer. I WILL PREPARE!!!
Oh yeah… and I am going to check out the freedom tunnels. Don’t know what they are GOOGLE THEM! And go!
Happy Easter & Passover