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December 31, 2008 |  Category:   life nyc


Despite the crappy weather today (cold, gray, windy, snow, wet snow, and even hail while we were out!) we decided to go ahead with our plans of seeing the train show at the Citigroup building and walking over to the Saks windows and Rockefeller Center. The good news was that the train show was blissfully free of crazy crowds so the girls got to leisurely watch the elaborate train scenes at every point. I have to admit that this is our first visit here…and our last because this is the end of the line for the annual Citigroup sponsored train show as they won’t be funding it anymore.

On our walk towards Rock Center, we came across these mysterious giant Hello Kitty, My Melody and Miffy sculptures in the courtyard. We had no idea what they were doing there or how long they’ve been up and it’s especially curious because Miffy is Dutch and not Japanese like the other characters, but no matter. It was a fun and surprising encounter, especially for the kids.

So here we are at the end of 2008. Mark will be spending the evening as he has been for many years – at a restaurant, helping the chefs at Bussaco, where he bakes, serve their prix fix new year’s eve dinner. I will be with the girls. I can’t remember the last time I went out for a new year’s eve party – it’s just not my favorite holiday to be out and about. I far and away prefer new year’s day so I think I’ll be taking the kids out for pizza and letting them stay up as late as they want to watch a movie. Celebrate well.




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  • Lani December 31, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    ditto for me on New Year’s Eve not being a favorite holiday. Too crazy. The girls will probably love the pizza and movie with Mommy…sounds fun!

  • Andrew Thornton December 31, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    Happy New Years!

  • Gabriel December 31, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    happy new years from LA. going to celebrate it by having korean bbq tacos –

    those are sculptures by tom sachs. did a shoot with him there this summer. there’s also a nice “chain-link” fence installation in the lobby by another artist.

  • Gabriel December 31, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    ps – have you thought about celebrating new year’s day at a korean sauna in nj? going to century spa in the koreatown here tomorrow to wash/steam away last year’s toxins!

  • Lisa December 31, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    best wishes for 2009!

  • Vonnie January 1, 2009 at 5:49 am

    Happy New Year to the four of you and lang may yer lum reek wi’ ither fowks coal! 😉

    I hope 2009 is a happy, healthy and successful one for you.

  • Jenna January 1, 2009 at 8:50 am

    Gabriel, yes actually now that you mention it, Tom Sachs rings a bell and I’ve heard of these sculptures now. My mom was just telling me about a korean sauna/spa in queens that she just went to. That sounds nice -and hope you have a relaxing visit!