Welcome to my world!

My life's been crazy since my Daddy moved in with me immediately after my mother's death in October 2010. My one and only kiddo headed to college at Carolina at the end of August. So...I lived on my own, for the first time in my life, for a total of a blissful six weeks. Then, I started the parenting gig with my dad. He's a combination of a grouchy old man, a surly teenager and a temperamental toddler. Needless to say, I get very close to the brink of insanity sometimes. I get through life by finding the humor in difficult circumstances. And for some reason, I wind up in the weirdest situations. I couldn't make this stuff up. So I wind up having lots and lots crazy adventures which make great stories to share with my friends. Writing about my life is so therapeutic. My ramblings range from funny to sad to angry (full of cuss words) to sweet. While my focus is dealing with the trials and tribulations of being a parent to my Daddy, I have lots of random, totally unrelated posts. Whatever's on my mind. I love to make people laugh, and I'm happy to think my readers will get my strange sense of humor. And maybe, people who are in my situation will be encouraged. That's all I can hope for...

Friday, June 24, 2011

O. M. G.

Look at what I just found.

Located in the historic Back Bay, at 100 Huntington Ave, Boston MA 02116, Copley Place is Boston's most distinctive shopping destination with 75 fabulous stores including Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, Tiffany & Co., Jimmy Choo, Intimacy, Tourneau, Salvatore Ferragamo, Porsche Design, David Yurman, A|X Armani Exchange, Louis Vuitton, Emporio Armani, Christian Dior, Burberry, and BCBGMAXAZRIA. A dazzling mixed-use complex, Copley Place is a concept unlike any other in the Boston area. Located on a 9.5-acre site, the upscale center includes two levels of shopping, restaurants, four office buildings, 1,400 parking spaces and two hotels, The Westin Hotel and The Boston Marriott Copley Place.

And guess where I'll be staying. Wow. How lucky is that? When I looked at the hotel website last night, I noticed Tiffany's in the photos. I figured that would be good to tease FF about. After my honeymoon suite comment. Pending age and health-insurance related deadlines. I wonder if he's figured out that I'm not kidding. That, or he really is fearless, because I should've scared him off by now.

So, when I woke up at 1:30, too excited to sleep, I thought I'd see exactly where that Tiffany's was. Now I know. And I'll never get back to sleep.

Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not one to hang out at the mall. In fact, I get downright phobic of it between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Wolfchase Galleria any time of the year. When it comes to malls, I'm kind of like a man. I just go in to buy what I need and then get the hell out. Except times like this. Nothing is more fun than going to a great mall in a new city with lots of stores I've never seen before. Looks like I've hit pay dirt! Damn. Right there by the hotel. So I can go as much as I want. Maybe I should check two bags!

Actually, I have a rare ability to spend two hours in a mall (that's about my limit) and leave without having bought a thing. This is on the rare occasion when I'm not in my man-on-a-quest mode. Sometimes it's just fun to look. Or just too hard to decide what to buy. So I buy nothing. Actually, I procrastinate and think I'll come back for something and then I hit saturation point and getting out seems more important than whatever it was I was thinking about. So there is an upside to this anxiety thing, I guess.

In addition to all the great stores, Copley Place has Legal Sea Foods and Au Bon Pain. Yum. I had crabcakes at LSF in Baltimore with my girl Mel. That was a great mall, too. It's a good thing I'll be doing lots of walking so I can eat like a field hand. And I'm glad I splurged on my new Taos sandals with a contoured footbed with metatarsal support. I can't go clomping around Michael Kors in my Brooks. As a matter of fact, I need to think about how one should dress for shopping in New England. I'd hate to look out of place. But then, I guess that would be easily remedied, with the mall there and all!

Really, though, I doubt I'll spend much time shopping. I haven't figured it out, but I think we'll be close to Boston Common, Beacon Hill, Fenway Park, the Museum of Fine Art, and lots of other amazing places. Plus, the weather's gonna be crazy good. Highs in the 70s. I. Cannot. Wait.


  1. Cant wait to read about the trip, hope you can get to a computer in Boston. Eat some Boston Cream Pie while there but forget those tiny salty oysterettes they call oysters. They say how 'fresh' they taste, no creaminess at all. Not worth the $. Of course you will have some Boston Baked Beans. The red kind in boxes from the movie theater are best. Look for Boston Brown Bread. I think it comes in a can. Enjoy the restaurants just don't come home with a big ole Boston Butt.
    oxo, L

  2. Time for any update !

    signed, GulfGirl