When I was younger, I loved the Baby-Sitters Club books. Seriously loved them. I have a collection of well over 100 of these books, in a storage tub in my basement (don’t be jealous). When a new book would come out (which I knew about, of course, because it was in my Fan Club newsletter!), my dad would take me to the bookstore at the mall so I could get it as soon as possible.
I loved the characters and how they were all so different, yet all the best of friends. I could still recite way more information than you’d ever want to know about each of their lives. It’s just one of my many hidden talents. :)
What does this have to do with heading to the Big Apple, you ask? Well, it just so happens that I have a point… ever since I was 10 years old and read about the fabulous life of Stacey McGill (whose real name was Anastasia), who hailed from New York City before she moved to Stoneybrook, Connecticut, I knew I had to go there. I read these wonderful tales of Stacey walking the streets of New York City, wearing something super cool (for the mid-90’s) and bringing that urban sophistication to the small town in Connecticut. I knew I had to experience that lifestyle, walk the streets of the city, and act as trendy as that 13-year-old baby-sitter in the book. :) You had no idea I was this cool, did you?
And now, that wish is a reality. Jeff and I (and my sister- and brother-in-law) are headed to NYC tomorrow morning for several days of vacation… and a few photo shoots, of course! I’ll be capturing our trip, the city life, and doing some portrait shoots while we’re there. I will also be making progress on my list of 101 things to do in 1001 days — #11, hopefully #15 (in Central Park!) and #34. Stay tuned!
Just as an FYI, I’ll be returning e-mails and phone calls after next Monday if you try to reach me. I’m leaving my laptop behind — yay! :)
And if you happen to be on a flight from KC to NYC, and you’re sitting next to a girl reading the Baby-Sitters Club Super Special edition book, “New York, New York!” — say hello. I promise to say hi back. :)