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Monday, August 29, 2005

Happy/Sad

Fudge is gone. Off to the Big Apple, as of yesterday. I'll write something about it when I figure out how I feel. Meanwhile, you can keep up with her on her blog. Assuming she figures out how to get the internet working over there.

BTW, the motto of New York shouldn't be "Excelsior" or "I love NY." It should be "Get in Line."

19 comments:

Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

New Yorkers say "get on line". ;-)

Wickwire said...

Be proud of dear Fudge. My David comes from New York, he tells me I'd never survive there. I hate crowds.

Stacey said...

I dread the thought of my girls growing up and leaving home. Wah. Hell, I even cried when my 3-yr. old started preschool last year. They grow up toooooooo fast!

Jack's Shack said...

That can't be easy, saying goodbye to a child. But time goes quickly.

MoChassid said...

Timing is everything. I arrived with my older daughter at around 12:15. Since she took a minimal amount of stuff we didn't need one of the bins that they were handing out to get up the elevator. We got up to her room in less than ten minutes. People who came at the opening waited two hours and, I understand, people who came later also waited quite a while. She waited about 15 minutes to get her picture ID. All in all, not bad.

PsychoToddler said...

Show off.

Mrs. Balabusta said...

So Mo either I passed you in the lobby or I passed you in the ID "lounge".

Were you the one with the blue and white umbrella?

Doctor Bean said...

Sounds like a real kick in the teeth. B&C and I were crushed when our 10 year-old went to camp for two weeks. Actually moving out!?!?! Say it isn't so!!!

tuesdaywishes said...

She's going to be fine and have a great time. Of course, I'll be flooding the keyboard with tears when my chicks start flying out of the nest, but it's a couple of years off still.

queeniesmom said...

WELCOME TO NYC! we're actually pretty nice here, contrary to popular belief. just need to get use to the pace - fast. we don't do anything slowly.

hope fudge enjoys Stern and all it has to offer, as well as all the great things in nyc.

i can'timagine sending a child off to collegeso far away. i'm having enough trouble w/the twins going to kdgtn.

all the best.

MC Aryeh said...

I think it's possible to enjoy NY for four years, especially if it's for school. Living and working here is another story, however...

Best worst NY motto I've heard: "the armpit of the world"

zahava said...

I'd try to say something witty, but I am terrified of getting the "IY"H by you" response you gave Treppenwitz a while back when he joked about Fudge's driving lessons!

They do grow up quickly. [SIGH]

From reading her blog, though, it is more than obvious that you and Mrs. Balabusta have given Fudge the best possible tools to succeed in this new and exciting chapter of her life (and yours).

MoChassid said...

Mrs. B, I was the short, gray bearded one with the blue baseball cap. I think I'm the only one who DIDN'T get an umbrella. What do you expect for $35,000?

JC said...

I can't imagine. She is so young; she seems to have a good head on her shoulders though. It should be interesting to read her thoughts about NY. Take care.

Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

Doc/Mrs.B, Mo, how come no one asked me to come and help out?

PsychoToddler said...

Beanie: It's been rough, particularly since she can't seem to get her internet connection going, which was supposed to be the main way for us to stay in touch.

Tuesday: Im yirtzah Hashem by you!

Queeniesmom: Nice try, but I grew up in NY. I know what NYers are like ;-)

OTOH, I've been very impressed with the NY blogging community. If I may say so, I think you guys are the "midwesterners of New York" or maybe the "midwesterners of the blogosphere."

We've already received several very gracious offers to put up Fudge on Shabbos.

MCAryeh: When I get within 30 miles of the NYC city limits my blood pressure starts going up. You thought I sweared alot fixing a light fixture?

Zahava: .....


Don't worry ;-)

Mo: What do I expect for 35 grand? I expect someone to fix her freakin internet connection!

JC: Thank you. We are very proud of her.

Steg: Didn't know you had any pull with the Elevator Nazis. Now we know.

BTW they don't let guys up in that dorm (I hope).

Ezzie said...

Oy. New York is a lot worse than the armpit of the world... On the way down to my bro's basement apartment, he and his wife placed a sign, "Now leaving NY! Smile!" and a picture of paradise. On the way out, you see a picture of smog, garbage, and traffic, and it says, "Now entering NY. Try to keep your head up."

We're counting down until we can get out of here. Until then, if Fudge ever needs a place, she's welcome here. Apparently, people like coming to us because we're either a) crazy b) nuts c) relaxed d) fun e) crazy f) funny g) have lots of other people all the time h) crazy i) can have you over as long as shabbos isn't over yet j) all of the above k) crazy.
Seriously though, if she's homesick and all, or even if not, we always have guests and are happy to have new ones. Plus, I spent 4 years in Milwaukee, so I already know she's crazy. I've even borrowed R' Twersky's coat (the Rebbetzin made me). And, just to put us further over all the other offers, we're probably younger (and we act like it!) than everyone else :) . [Yes, cheap shot!]
We're even available last second - Stern girl a couple months ago decided 5:30 on Friday to come over (Shabbos was 6:50). And she barely knew me, and didn't know my wife. No problem. (Now she's marrying one of my best friends, too, but that's another story.)
Finally, the NY blogging community is probably nice because some of us aren't from here. Or maybe Queens, it's the least NY-y of the boroughs...

[weird: the word verification is keytscw... is that like 'key to stern college for women'? but they don't let guys in there!]

fudge said...

the key to stern college for women IS that they don't let guys in there.

i just made that up.

thank you for the offer and be warned - i will take you up on it (;

Ezzie said...

Absolutely! Email me (serandez at verizon dot net)