Happy Easter! This used to be my favorite holiday when I was a kid especially going to church. Amongst my group of friends, the important items were…
1) Who had the coolest Easter Dress?- My mom always went to the Sale section of Macy’s or Bloomingdale’s and was on the search for the best Easter dress for a discount. I never had the coolest dress, but I probably had the dress that was the best deal. LOL.
2) How good was the Easter candy stash?- I’d always trade-off the Marshamallow peeps for the Cadbury creme eggs because it was just too sweet for me. I was like, “GIVE ME THE CHOCOLATE!.” Then the boys in our Sunday school class would throw Easter eggs at us and we’d tell our Moms on them. One boy, who shall remain nameless, used to tell me that if I ate more than 3 Cadbury creme eggs, I’d turn into a rabbit and could never revert back to human form. Ugh! Boys!
Anyway, I’m about to head off the church for Easter service but hope you’re having a fantastic Easter Sunday. Isn’t this pic below absolutely hilarious…like the largest Cadbury creme egg ever.
This is a predominantly picture post, and thought you’d enjoy some pictures of Brooklyn and downtown NYC. I love the Union Square area, even though it’s become hugely commercial, even more so than when I was an NYU student. It’s super crowded, but the area is quite alive and vibrant.
So…here are some Brooklyn shots.
14th/6th Ave in downtown Manhattan. Random pic, but just love this shot.
Just in case, Trader Joe’s is too crowded.
It started snowing on New Year’s Eve as I approached the Union Square Farmers’ Market.
They have the best apples. Seriously.
And my former dorm, Carlyle Hall.
And right next door is Coffee Shop and this Juice Bar where you can grab some green juice to feel healthy though the juice may look like green sludge. It’s Good for YOU! I talked to Juan, a 7 year veteran, of the juice bar, and there were several European tourists behind me who were like, “What is she doing with this contraption taping this poor guy?”
I absolutely love Christmas even though I’m not a kid anymore. I’m talking about loving all the decorations, lights, Christmas pastries, how Starbucks puts the Christmas decorations up around Halloween, and even all the cheesy holiday movies. And of course, one of those movies being “A Christmas Story,” which continues to crack me up everytime I watch it. They started the “A Christmas Story,” 24 hour marathon last night on TBS, and my mother and I were dying laughing especially at all of Ralphie’s expressions. Poor kid. How scary is that Mall Santa Claus and his devilish elves? Ew. Gross.
Here was my top Toy List when I was a kid:
1) Those babies that you had to take care of, feed, change its diaper. Um. I have no idea why I wanted this.
2) Barbie and Ken. They had to come in a pair because otherwise Barbie would be lonely without her man.
3) All things Rainbow Brite- Now, you might’ve thought that I had a Hello Kitty obsession, but not true. I loved Rainbow Brite and would watch these cartoons religiously.
4) Any form of gummy candy- This had to be put in my stocking and was an essential part of my Christmas wish. Usually this meant that my Mom and I would go to “Sweet factory,” at the mall where I’d promptly fill up my plastic bag and then once I brought it home, it would go straight into my stocking. Love it.
5) Clothing. I still love clothes/style to this day. Even when I was a kid, I loved to put outfits together and try to look different than everyone else whether I was rocking out MC hammer pants or acid-washed jeans. I have no comment on that last item.
Here’s the original 1983 trailer for “A Christmas Story,” and here’s a quote from my mom regarding that last scene at the Chinese restaurant.
“It’s Fa LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA. I roll my L’s. We don’t all pronounce it like that.” - My MOM
I’m about to get ready for Christmas service at church, so Peace out!
You may have guessed, but I’m not Jewish, (SHOCKING) though I’ve dated Jewish guys and my best friend from college is Jewish. (Wow, I just used the word “Jewish” 3x)
In these depressing Economic times, it’s okay to take 4 minutes and 7 seconds to listen to Adam Sandler extol the joys of Hannukah.
Yo. My name is Kat Ahn, and I started this blog to maintain my sanity while working at a tech start-up. Who am I? A Philly-born Actress/Writer/Performer. A former people pleaser who has a penchant for drawing bad stick figure cartoons and rapping spoof songs. Did I mention my parents' own a cheesesteak shop called Boo's? True story.
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