The Price is Right

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All is well in New York. Friday evening I met friends Sarah and Annie for drinks and then dinner. Not enough words to describe these two sisters (not nuns) and exceptional, delightful, amazing women, but I’ll try another day — with photos.

Saturday I met Evie and Maxine, two of my nearly 20 cousins for lunch at an upscale Greek restaurant in Sheepshead Bay. They both came in from suburban New Jersey. I suggested the Parkview Diner where we always went with my mother, but that wasn’t good enough for Maxine. So we suffered through elegance and exquisite food instead. A great time. That story, photos, and food porn to come, too.

Sunday, The Kid Brother came to my hotel and we did some shopping together. He bought us two new dish towels, which we are in need of . He bought us our old ones several years ago. What a guy. Then burgers and sweet potato fries for lunch in the neighborhood. Then the gourmet market, Trader Joe’s. We followed up with Mia’s Bakery where I had a canookie (cannoli cream stuffed between two chocolate chip cookies). I wanted that as much as KB wanted Trader Joe’s. KB had carrot cake. Oddly, there was a train to take him home even though he said last we spoke that there were “No trains!” Sundays. Obviously he didn’t want to meet at Nathan’s before he had his Trader Joe’s shopping spree.

Today we’re meeting for lunch at the original Nathan’s in Coney Island. Hot dogs, French fries, and heartburn. He said we should meet for lunch at 11. I said 11:30. He agreed and then said, “Price is Right” is on tomorrow (his and San Geraldo’s favorite game show). I asked what time and he said “11:00 to 12:00.” I asked, “Chuck, how are you going to meet me at 11:30 if the show doesn’t end until 12?” “Don’t worry,” he said, “I can do it!” We’re meeting at 12:30, and I’ll probably have to wait a half hour for him. Tomorrow is my day off. For some reason, I can’t sign on to WordPress on my MacBook, so I’m doing it on my iPad, which is not going smoothly. More soon.


Todo está bien en Nueva York. El viernes por la noche me reuní con mis amigas Sarah y Annie para tomar algo y luego cenar. No hay suficientes palabras para describir a estas dos hermanas (no monjas) y mujeres excepcionales, encantadoras e increíbles, pero lo intentaré otro día, con fotos.

El sábado conocí a Evie y Maxine, dos de mis casi 20 primos, para almorzar en un restaurante griego de lujo en Sheepshead Bay. Ambos vinieron de los suburbios de Nueva Jersey. Sugerí el Parkview Diner donde siempre íbamos con mi madre, pero eso no fue lo suficientemente bueno para Maxine. Así que sufrimos por la elegancia y la comida exquisita. Un gran almuerzo. Esa historia, fotos y comida porno también vendrán.

El domingo, El Hermanito vino a mi hotel e hicimos algunas compras juntos. Nos compró dos paños de cocina nuevos, que necesitamos. Nos compró los viejos hace varios años. Qué tipo. Luego hamburguesas y batatas fritas para almorzar en el barrio. Luego el mercado gourmet, Trader Joe. Seguimos con Mia’s Bakery, donde comí un canookie (crema de cannoli rellena entre dos galletas con chispas de chocolate). Quería eso tanto como KB quería Trader Joe’s. KB tenía pastel de zanahoria. Curiosamente, había un tren para llevarlo a casa a pesar de que dijo que la última vez que hablamos que había “¡No hay trenes!” los domingo. Obviamente, no quería reunirse en Nathan’s antes de tener su juerga de compras de Trader Joe.

Hoy nos reunimos para almorzar en el Nathan’s original en Coney Island. Hot dogs, papas fritas y acidez estomacal. Dijo que deberíamos encontrarnos para almorzar a las 11. Dije a las 11:30. Estuvo de acuerdo y luego dijo: “The Price is Right” es mañana (el programa de juegos favorito de él y San Geraldo). Le pregunté a qué hora y me dijo “11:00 a 12:00”. Le pregunté: “Chuck, ¿cómo vas a encontrarte conmigo a las 11:30 si el show no termina hasta las 12?” “No te preocupes”, dijo, “¡Puedo hacerlo!” Nos encontraremos a las 12:30, y probablemente tendré que esperarle media hora. Mañana es mi día libre. Por alguna razón, no puedo iniciar sesión en WordPress en mi MacBook, así que lo estoy haciendo en mi iPad, lo que no funciona bien. Más pronto.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

34 thoughts on “The Price is Right”

  1. Looks and sounds to be a great visit!
    KB looks excited to be with you once again.
    Have fun!

    1. Judy C,
      Wonderful. Do you know anyone in St. Louis by the last name Gremillion?

  2. Your trip sounds like it’s going very well. Excellent news. KB’s Trader Joes looks very different from our Trader Joes (same signs though). Is it in an old train station?

    1. Chrissoup,
      The Trader Joe’s in the neighborhood is in an old historic bank building. Very cool space.

  3. Well as long as everyone is having fun. Enjoy NYC and your visit with the KB and friends.

  4. That’s a big cart full o’ stuff at Trader Joe’s! Glad you’re having a good time with your Kid Brother and other friends/relatives. Yes, more food porn photos please! I’m living vicariously through you.

    1. Debra,
      That’s actually less than he usually gets. I told him we could go back again. Also, he had gone grocery shopping the day before. Having a very nice time. Wish SG were here.

    1. David,
      Going well. Shopping. Laundry. Hope we don’t get rained on the entire time tomorrow!

  5. He does look very happy to see you. It would be great to see a photo of both of you together, hint, hint. How was the travel?

    1. Wilma,
      I’ll do a selfie of us Thursday. Travel really wasn’t bad at all. I was surprised.

    1. Bob,
      It really was a pleasure. He’s a pleasure to be with. Happy to be together, to be spoiled. And in general, content. Makes me happy!

  6. Chuck looks a little weary, but he’s well, I hope. That cookie creation is amazeballs.


    1. Janiejunebug,
      Not weary. Just not as young as he used to be. It took him years to show his age. Hard to believe the “Kid” is 62!

    1. Walt the Fourth,
      Getting some good photos amassed. The trip was uneventful and much less stressful than I expected. Even JFK went smoothly… and amiably.

  7. Chuck is nothing if not decisive in what he wants to do…or not do. 🙂 Hope the rest of your trip goes well (and that you get to sleep in one morning to catch up with jet lag…you know how I know).

    1. Mary,
      There are no grays! Well, except on our heads. And I have more hair than he does… if I didn’t shave mine off. Sleep is still not cooperating, but having a very nice time.

  8. It looks like your NYC trip is off to a good start — your brother looks so happy to see you! Those desserts and coffee look mouthwateringly good. Would be nice to see a picture of you and KB together — surely some other passing tourist would oblige? Hope you have lots of fun and shenanigans!

    1. Tundra Bunny,
      I promise to do some selfies the next time we’re together. Chuck is doing great. A pleasure to be together after all this time. Just two things would make this trip better. 1) Sarah and Annie with me the entire time, and 2) San Geraldo!

  9. “Chuck, how are you going to meet me at 11:30 if the show doesn’t end until 12?” “Don’t worry,” he said, “I can do it!”

    Does the Kid Brother know how to TiVo?

  10. Glad you arrived in New York safely and the trains are running! I’ve never heard of a canookie. I think I might have opted for carrot cake too!

    1. Steve,
      I’ve never seen canookies anywhere but Mia’s Bakery. If you like chocolate chip cookies and cannoli, then you would love canookies.

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