Family and Friends

Wonderful Things

by nycgadgetgirl on August 15, 2008 · 3 comments

in Family and Friends,Life In NYC

My last few days in NYC were busy and stressful and difficult, but also amazing and illuminating. I spent several days feeling loved, appreciated and valued. Wednesday, the 23rd, my boss took me and some coworkers out to dinner.. FOR ME. 🙂 Since I expect Japanese food to be something I will desperately miss, we […]

Two of my very good friends took me out for farewell drinks a few nights ago. The spot we went to used to be one of our favorites. The outdoor bar on Pier 84 only opened last year and it used to be a GREAT spot to hang out, drink, and relax with the dogs […]

Things I Will Miss About NYC

by nycgadgetgirl on July 11, 2008 · 3 comments

in Family and Friends,Life In NYC

Most of all… my friends, of course: work friends, Shiba friends, neighborhood friends, miscellaneous friends Meeting random new, interesting people at least once a week when I’m out with Snickers. I doubt that many people are out and about at 11pm in the suburbs of Indianapolis. The not so random, wonderful people I get to […]

A Four Year Vacation

by nycgadgetgirl on July 7, 2008 · 22 comments

in Family and Friends,Life In NYC

new house

At least that is how I am thinking of it. Let’s please not call it “leaving NYC.” <sigh> I moved here 21 years ago, still a teenager and totally in awe of everything around me. I made the mistake of leaving in 1991 and spent the next few years desperately trying to find my way […]

It’s a Family Affair

by nycgadgetgirl on April 28, 2008 · 4 comments

in Family and Friends

Rescue, that is. As you all know, I’m just a bit involved in NYC Shiba Rescue. You may or may not know that my sister, Debbie, had the rescue bug long before I did. She fosters and transports for Above and Beyond English Setter Rescue and she is also a moderator for the online transport […]

You Are Not A Poopy-Head

by nycgadgetgirl on April 23, 2008 · 4 comments

in Family and Friends

I gave someone a card years ago that said “You Are Not a Poopy-Head.” I think maybe I treated him like one sometimes though. Which sucks, cz I loved him. I don’t have a lot of patience for people. Not like I do for dogs anyway. Speaking of dogs and poop… I have a new […]

Two Random Things

by nycgadgetgirl on March 23, 2008 · 3 comments

in Family and Friends,Miscellaneous

Snick and I Got to Meet Janet Yesterday Janet is in NYC for the weekend and stopped by our Shiba Meetup yesterday for her Shiba fix. I didn’t know she was coming, so when she introduced herself I was like "oh, hi" and then "wait! oh, hi!" I’ve known Janet online for a few years […]

A Sad Day

by nycgadgetgirl on March 5, 2008

in Dogs,Family and Friends

T and Chase

My sister lost her heart dog, Chase, last night. He was a good boy and will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him, but most of all by my sister. We’ve both had a lot of pets through the years, but Chase was the dog for my sister and even though she knew his […]

Miss T… A Comparison

by nycgadgetgirl on November 22, 2007 · 6 comments

in Family and Friends,parenting

Miss T in 1997 and 2007

I ran across these two photos completely randomly last night. This was the first time I had seen them within a short enough time frame to realize the similarity. I put them side by side and couldn’t believe it. I guess the more things change, the more they really DO stay the same!!!

Happy Anniversary M

by nycgadgetgirl on October 26, 2007 · 3 comments

in Family and Friends

Today is the 19th anniversary of the day I met The Divine Miss ~T~’s father. He and I have been through a lot in those 19 years (and have both grown up a LOT), including 12 years of marriage, a wonderful daughter, a lot of laughter and tears, some badly hurt feelings, a relatively friendly […]

She’s Always Been Amazing

by nycgadgetgirl on June 25, 2007 · 5 comments

in parenting

motorcycle chick

I ran across this tonight when I was looking for something else. This is one of my very most FAVORITE pictures of Miss ~T~.

Now It’s Miss ~T~’s Birthday!

by nycgadgetgirl on December 1, 2006 · 9 comments

in parenting

Go T! Go T! It’s your birthday! It’s your birthday! For anyone who doesn’t know already… this is a big one. Miss ~T~ is a TEENAGER today!

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

by nycgadgetgirl on November 24, 2006 · 2 comments

in Family and Friends,nyc photos

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Miss ~T~ and I went to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for the first time last month. A friend that lives in Brooklyn invited us out to visit the Garden and have dinner w/her in Park Slope. We almost never venture into the boros unless we’re headed to the airport, but we make exceptions for friends. […]

Food and Friends

by nycgadgetgirl on November 23, 2006 · 1 comment

in Family and Friends,Life In NYC

I have a lot to be thankful for, but this is not a long, sappy post listing all those things. This is just to say that I really love my friends and I’m so happy to finally be living in the version of New York City that I was headed for when I left the […]

My Kid Cracks Me Up

by nycgadgetgirl on November 8, 2006 · 6 comments

in parenting

I never get any work done when she’s home sick from school. Yesterday, ~T~ (who’s now known as "Miss ~T~" btw) stayed home from school with some sort of stomach thing. She was miserable all day, which meant I pretty much didn’t hear anything from her. Today is a different story. She’s on the mend […]

Why Straight Women Love Gay Men

by nycgadgetgirl on November 6, 2006 · 3 comments

in Family and Friends,Miscellaneous

When your girlfriend gives you a compliment… she’s possibly biased (and may have ulterior motives). When your straight male friend gives you a compliment… he almost certainly has an ulterior motive. But… when your GAY MALE FRIEND gives you a compliment, you can bank on it. Actual conversation, earlier today: him: What wonderfully kinky outfit! […]

Foolishness in Missouri

by nycgadgetgirl on August 11, 2006 · 1 comment

in parenting,science and religion

This is ridiculous. Black Jack, Missouri has a city ordinance that prohibits more than three people from living together in the same house if they are unrelated by blood, marriage or adoption. Wait… did I read that right? I did. WTF??? From Reuters: Olivia Shelltrack and Fondray Loving and their children moved from Minnesota to […]


by nycgadgetgirl on June 13, 2006 · 5 comments

in parenting

Uh, yeah. Six weeks. By myself. 🙂

It’s Called Life

by nycgadgetgirl on April 30, 2006 · 9 comments

in bloglicious,Family and Friends

After commenting over at Janet’s a few days ago that I’d fallen way behind on my blog reading lately, she wrote me back and just said “it’s called life :-)” Well, she’s right. Perusing my own blog tonight, I realized that I haven’t had much to say lately and when I have, it hasn’t been […]

This City That I Love

by nycgadgetgirl on January 19, 2006 · 1 comment

in Family and Friends,Life In NYC

Started this entry on January 1 and then forgot about it… It seemed fitting to complete and post it now. Now that I’m thinking of leaving. I had New Years Day brunch with my friend Mary earlier today. Both of us spent time outside the city during the holidays. We have also both lived in […]

Well… Here I Am. All Alone.

by nycgadgetgirl on December 29, 2005 · 1 comment

in Family and Friends

T and I got back from Indy last night. I put her on a plane to England tonight to see her dad. I am SSOOOO tired. I have lots of really fun plans for the upcoming long weekend! Stuff like (1) clean the apartment, (2) figure out how I’m going to pay my holiday bills, […]

Happy Holidays

by nycgadgetgirl on December 20, 2005 · 8 comments

in Family and Friends

Our Holiday Card

So, I’m off tomorrow (Wednesday) on a roadtrip with ~T~ and Snick to visit my sister and her two dogs in Indianapolis. My parents will be there from down south and I’m sure a merry time will be had by all. Of course, I’ll have both my laptop AND my Palm with me, but I […]

A Memory

by nycgadgetgirl on December 18, 2005

in Family and Friends

Do memories ever just wander through your consciousness unexpected? Tonight my mind unexpectedly replayed a memory from February 2005. I went to Washington D.C. with my best friend. We visited a number of meaningful memorials, among them the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. We found the names of his 37 comrades that died on one […]

Perfection is Over Rated

by nycgadgetgirl on December 13, 2005 · 2 comments

in Family and Friends

I realized something today… and btw, my ex-husband will say “I told you so,” if he reads this. He always complained that I wanted every little thing to be “perfect” and to be “my way.” Uh, Mr. Ex, you don’t need to comment on this post, thank you. 🙂 Well, I really screwed something up […]


It won’t be released in the states till March, but Things As They Are: Photojournalism in Context Since 1955 can be pre-ordered on or depending on where you are… it came out in Europe a couple months back (for a big World Press Photo shindig) and it’s available on Amazon UK right now. How […]

Happy Birthday to ~~T~~

by nycgadgetgirl on December 1, 2005

in Family and Friends

I’m not blogging today, BUT… I just had to say Happy Birthday to my mini me. 🙂

Good Thing Meemaw Loved Dogs

by nycgadgetgirl on November 25, 2005 · 2 comments

in Family and Friends

I wonder what my grandmother (rest her soul) would think if she knew the only thing – well almost the only thing – that I cook in her Revereware is dog food for Snick the Dog.

She’s FAR Away :(

by nycgadgetgirl on November 25, 2005 · 2 comments

in parenting

My mini me is in Europe for the long weekend (with her dad) and she feels a LOT further away than when she just went uptown to spend time with him. This isn’t QUITE the furthest we’ve ever been from each other though. According to Google Earth (which totally rocks, btw), she is 3,317.72 miles […]

Soooo Sad Right Now

by nycgadgetgirl on November 17, 2005

in Family and Friends

I am so sad for my sister right now that I don’t know how to express myself. Last night, her 18 year old cat, Phantom, passed away from old age and today her 4 year old rescued English Setter, Quincy, unexpectedly passed too! 🙁

Along Those Lines (re: fake authority)

by nycgadgetgirl on November 11, 2005 · 2 comments

in Miscellaneous,parenting

This whole fake firefighter halloween rape thing has me going crazy. I usually tell my mini me about these sort of things, because I want her to be aware and be careful. With this one, I’m not sure how to approach it. I want her to be careful, but I’ve always told her she can […]

Fooled Into Strip Searches?

by nycgadgetgirl on November 11, 2005 · 3 comments

in Miscellaneous,parenting

A friend just called me and told me about this story. Sometimes, I want to lock my daughter in her room and never let her out. There seems to be more evil in the world than I can ever warn her about. Hoax Caller Fools Fast Food Asst. Managers into Strip Searching Employees

Perfect Kisses

by nycgadgetgirl on November 3, 2005

in Family and Friends


My friend Pam just handed me something amazing – my favorite taste (DARK CHOCOLATE) wrapped in my favorite color (PURPLE). Wow. Gosh. It was such a shame to unwrap them to eat them that I decided to take a picture of them first.

Sort of Like Herding Cats

by nycgadgetgirl on October 6, 2005

in parenting

I meant to write about this over a week ago. Time seems to race away in front of me. I can never catch up. T had a sleepover. I’m sure that is not an extraordinary thing for the mom of a preteen girl to write, BUT: Our apartment is REALLY small. I’m not great with […]

Shanah Tovah

by nycgadgetgirl on October 4, 2005

in Family and Friends

Wishing my Jewish friends – online and offline, around the world – a sweet year of health and prosperity.

Gadget Girl and Rainbow Fly

by nycgadgetgirl on September 28, 2005 · 2 comments

in Family and Friends

aka The Story of How Gadget Girl Came To Be I get some seriously weird looks when I tell people my email address. And, inevitably, if I am giving it to someone over the phone, I spell it out for them and then they ask “Gadget Girl?” My response is almost always “Yeah, it’s a […]

Girl Rituals

by nycgadgetgirl on September 20, 2005

in parenting

I recently initiated my daughter into an age old female tradition. Ask any woman in the modern world what you do when you are (1) starting your period AND (2) angry at and/or missing a significant other. 99% of them will tell you to do what T and I did a few days ago. (Yes, […]

hee hee. I have a secret

by nycgadgetgirl on September 3, 2005

in Family and Friends

Shhh… I’ve decided what to get T for her birthday. Now, if I can just. contain. myself. for 3 more months, I’ll be good!

Is mommyrific a word? It is now.

by nycgadgetgirl on August 5, 2005

in parenting

T is home! T is home! My daughter just got back from a six week vacation. I got a text from a friend as we were leaving the airport last night. It said “U r mommyrific again! Say hi for me.” (And yes, Snickers went insane when he saw her. I think he thought she […]

Flowers from the Ex

by nycgadgetgirl on August 16, 2004

in Family and Friends

This isn’t such an amazing photo that is has to be shared, but when your ex-husband is still such a good friend that he gives you flowers when it matters… that deserves to be told somewhere, somehow. Of course, the fact that he and his partner came screaming up the avenue in the ambulance, lights […]