New York Panic

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First things first:  APRIL FOOLS!  Yes, Wealthy Tipping Point is a joke – unfortunately, I did NOT win the $125,000,000 jackpot.  A HUGE, HUGE thanks to all the sweet people who said we deserved to win the prize. πŸ™‚ You all so nice.

 

I take April Fools Day very seriously and always do elaborate pranks… in fact, I have been plotting Wealthy Tipping Point since August!  My other memorable tricks include mailing the Husband an letter from his acupuncture college (on official letterhead), detailing that Tattooing 101 has been added to his class schedule, as well as convincing my ex-boyfriend that I bought him a live penguin as a pet. 

 

I hope you enjoyed the prank and the delightful Wealthy Tipping Point banner!  It’s all in good fun.

 

So – I’m currently in New York City to run the More/Fitness Half Marathon with Thomas Bagels. 

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And although I’m the Master Prankster, I think I got my April Fools due… I accidentally packed a white pillowcase instead of a white skirt.  Whoops.  Joke’s on me!

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Maybe I can take my $125,000,000 and find a white skirt somewhere in NYC?!

 

Backing up a bit…

 

My day started really early.  I joined Nicole for the 6:30 AM Hot Vinyasa yoga class.  Yoga was challenging but I was so glad that I squeezed my workout in before leaving for the airport!

 

I ate a banana in the car on the way and had eggs and toast when I got home.

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My mom flew into Charlotte from Knoxville and we met up in the airport.  The flight was delayed because a passenger (male) punched the flight attendant (female).  Cra-az-y. 

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I packed us pasta salads to eat in the air.  I used this recipe but subbed out the onion and added in pumpkin seeds.  It was really delicious and perfect for a plane ride.

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My mother has NEVER been to New York City and is from a tiny town in Tennessee, so she was super overwhelmed when the car entered Manhattan.  She started to breathe rapidly and got sick to her stomach!  She was positively stunned by the buildings (I feel her pain because I also get overwhelmed by NYC’s madness).

 

β€œHow many people do you think live in a square mile?!” she said, staring up at the buildings.  β€œIt must be at least 10,000.”

 

β€œLet’s Wikipedia it,” I replied, pulling out my iPhone.  β€œHmmm… looks like 66,000 people per square mile.”

 

I thought she was going to faint!

 

Once we arrived in our hotel room, she calmed down.

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Especially when Tina stopped by to bring up New York City bagels, which were a gift left by Ashley at the hobby front desk.  Is that not the sweetest gesture?

 

These bagels were GINORMOUS.

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And tasted amazing with veggie cream cheese.  My mom and I split one, and then I kept going back into the bag and tearing off more bits.  So good.

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Going to try to convince mom to head outside.  :)  We can’t stay in this hotel room forever!

{ 122 comments }

 

  • Lesley Lifting Life April 1, 2011, 4:32 pm

    NY bagels with veggie cream cheese are the BEST!!

  • Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) April 1, 2011, 4:32 pm

    HAHA that April Fools joke is HILARIOUS!! I missed the post, but kept reading about it on Twitter and got SO confused!! πŸ˜›

    And NO bagel can compare to the real NYC ones! SO darn good, and huge too- just the way I like it! πŸ˜‰

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine April 1, 2011, 4:33 pm

    Welcome to NYC….enjoy exploring with your mama!! I used to get really anxious here too, but I feel like areas besides midtown are way more manageable! Have fun and see you soon πŸ™‚

  • Kara April 1, 2011, 4:33 pm

    Woah, is that reason for the flight delay a April Fool’s thing too? Because that’s nuts!

    I really want some of that bagel!

    • Caitlin April 1, 2011, 4:34 pm

      No that was legit – CRAZY huh?

      • caitie April 1, 2011, 10:28 pm

        haha what happened?! do you know the story to it!?

        • Caitlin April 2, 2011, 8:33 am

          No idea… what a jackass, though!

  • Lisa April 1, 2011, 4:33 pm

    My mother is the exact same! She still lives in a tiny town in New Jersey that she was BORN in! I hope you guys have an amazing mother-daughter trip πŸ™‚

  • Ali (Student On A Health Craze) April 1, 2011, 4:33 pm

    Looks like you’re having a lovely weekend so far! Enjoy the half marathon!

    I’ve never successfully tricked anyone with my April Fools attempts. Must try harder!

  • Lisa Fine April 1, 2011, 4:33 pm

    Glad you made it to NYC safely – looking forward to hearing all about your trip, and the half marathon! Have fun!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat April 1, 2011, 4:34 pm

    Sounds like a good trip so far – except for the passenger punching the flight attendant of course!! Your salad looks absolutely delicious! I hope you ladies have fun exploring NYC!

  • Amanda April 1, 2011, 4:34 pm

    I have the same problem in NYC (I’m from upstate NY), take her to the park. It helps you feel a little normal in that crazy place πŸ˜‰

  • Sarah for Real April 1, 2011, 4:34 pm

    Have a great time! One tip / safety blanket for HTP Mom: Grab a business card or note pad from your hotel, something with the address on it.

    No matter where she is, if she gets lost/separated she’s always got that lifeline home! Just hand it to any cabby and she’ll be safe. That always makes me feel better in a big, strange city, even though I’ve never had to actually use it.

    • Caitlin April 1, 2011, 4:35 pm

      Great tip, Sarah!

      • Chelsea April 1, 2011, 5:07 pm

        Make sure that the card has cross-streets on it. I live in NY and that’s my parents biggest surprise every time they take cabs somewhere when they’re up visiting; cab drivers don’t know addresses! They need to know what streets or avenues your hotel is BETWEEN, as well as what avenue or street it’s on.

    • Errign April 1, 2011, 8:59 pm

      Yes, this. In Asia, hotels often have business cards with the address in the native language & English to give cab drivers, so you can get back to your hotel by just handing over the card – it’s fabulous.

    • Joy - HTP Mom April 5, 2011, 4:40 pm

      Sarah you’re so thoughtful and smart. Thanks. I finally settled down and had a fab time. I just couldn’t imagine living in those little drawer in a chest like homes….ouch! Know what I mean? HTPMom

      • Sarah for Real April 5, 2011, 6:02 pm

        Yes I know exactly what you mean! Give me some elbow room and fresh air any day.

  • R @ Learning As I Chop April 1, 2011, 4:34 pm

    As a native NYer, I quite enjoyed reading this post! That’s a nice hotel room too.

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write April 1, 2011, 4:35 pm

    It was a funny prank!

    66,000 per square mile??? Wow. That’s more than many small towns! Wow.

    Have fun!

  • alison April 1, 2011, 4:35 pm

    Oh, your poor mom. I hope she calms down and has a great time in NYC.
    Your hotel room is lovely!

  • Charlie April 1, 2011, 4:36 pm

    When I went to NY and had bagels I was impressed; these things are enormous! I prefer Montreal bagels, it’s crunchier. Good thing since I can have them when I want ;).

  • Eliza April 1, 2011, 4:37 pm

    omg! my favourite city in the world is NYC- and I am from Australia. Seriously, you have to go to Chopt for lunch or dinner http://www.choptsalad.com/#find_locations

  • Caitlyn (The Spoonful of Life) April 1, 2011, 4:38 pm

    I can’t believe someone punched the flight attendant! Some people really are CRAZY πŸ™‚ Sorry you didn’t really win the lottery! Great prank, though!

    Good luck on your run and eat lots of bagels!!

  • Clarissa April 1, 2011, 4:38 pm

    Sorry your mom isn’t having a fun time πŸ™ Hopefully she will get used to it! I wish the weather was better for your visit too, it’s so cold and snowy. NYC bagels are definitely the best!

    • Joy - HTP Mom April 5, 2011, 4:43 pm

      Hi Clarissa, Oh yay I had a great time! Woke up ready to go and over the Big City Shock Thingie…. I very fun city, and of course, Caitlin is definitely fun to share it with.

  • Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out April 1, 2011, 4:41 pm

    Your prank was AWESOME!
    Your mom sounds like my mom and mine is from East Tennessee, too. Weird πŸ™‚

  • Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) April 1, 2011, 4:41 pm

    A real NYC bagel??? I want one! I’ve never been to NYC either, but it’s on my bucket list πŸ™‚

    Too bad about the lottery.. maybe next time!!

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg April 1, 2011, 4:43 pm

    Your poor Mom — I felt the same way when I was in NYC! Too much going on — I was so overwhelmed and just felt crazy when I was there!

    Love the big bagels!

    • Joy - HTP Mom April 5, 2011, 4:44 pm

      Those bagels took away all my anxiety…hehe

  • Freya April 1, 2011, 4:44 pm

    Your prank was the best!! I totally agree that you would deserve it – you’ve helped me and countless others SO much, and with GOTR and OB – couldn’t go to a better person!
    Have an ace time in NYC, I hope your mum calms down!
    OH, and wtf re the man puncher!? madness!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 1, 2011, 4:44 pm

    I get overwhelmed in NYC too….but love it πŸ™‚ That bagel looks really yummy….. I’d go back for bites too!! love YOUR joke today, btw

  • Kate April 1, 2011, 4:49 pm

    Love your April Fools joke. And how funny that you packed a pillowcase instead of a tshirt. {Well, I guess not really too funny for you…} Have a great time with your mom!

  • meg c April 1, 2011, 4:51 pm

    get your mom away from midtown and i’m sure she’ll calm down – soho, the village, chelsea etc. have fun!

    • Chelsea April 1, 2011, 5:08 pm

      Agreed! Or even Brooklyn, if you have time to travel. Go get the city’s best pizza at Grimaldi’s!

  • Jeannette April 1, 2011, 4:53 pm

    Too bad you came to NYC on such a gross day. This weekend is supposed to be fabulous.

    Check out the Reservoir Path in Central Park

  • Heidi - apples under my bed April 1, 2011, 4:53 pm

    Your banner is absolutely hilarious! hahahahha. Great work. Have fun in NYC, good luck! Hopefully your mum will end up loving it. Yay, Bagels!!
    Heidi xo

  • Keri April 1, 2011, 4:55 pm

    NY bagels are so good!

  • J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) April 1, 2011, 4:55 pm

    LOL, I live in NY and still get overwhelmed driving into the city. It’s magical. Enjoy!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) April 1, 2011, 4:55 pm

    Dang I want a bite of that bagel!

  • Linz April 1, 2011, 5:01 pm

    LOL APRIL FOOLS on the flight attendant thing! Very funny!!!!

  • Lisa April 1, 2011, 5:03 pm

    A coworker of mine actually did win the lottery. Last year she won the Oregon Raffle–like $20k. She took home $13k. Paid off her credit card and car payments, bought new shoes and saved the rest. πŸ™‚

  • Liz April 1, 2011, 5:03 pm

    is the flight attendant thing really an april fools trick too?? I believe everything I read.

  • Kristina @ spabettie April 1, 2011, 5:07 pm

    oh, I hope the news of the flight attendant getting punched was an April Fool as well… that’s just not right!! and HAAA – you really come up with some great ones, I LOVE the tattoo 101!!

    have a great race and a fun time in my favorite city!! <3

  • jen @ taste life April 1, 2011, 5:07 pm

    I missed the Wealthy Tipping Point post from this morning, but since I’ve been reading your blog for a couple years, I’m confident I wouldn’t have fallen for it! I remember you also ate burger king for breakfast one year and then were going to run a marathon that day, injured? Or something else crazy.

    Good luck in NYC! I would KILL for a NY bagel right now…

    • Caitlin April 2, 2011, 8:32 am

      You have such a good memory!

  • Jessica @ Dishin' About Nutrition April 1, 2011, 5:07 pm

    Omg it’s the size of you head! I guess that takes care of your carbo load before the race!

  • Kristin April 1, 2011, 5:09 pm

    Conversely, my Mum is taking me to NYC for the first time next month! Any little hidden gems you’d recommend?

    • Joy - HTP Mom April 5, 2011, 4:47 pm

      Deep breathing, acupressure on the web between the thumb and index finger (Caitlin did this for me and my nausea left!), and a couple hours….she’ll be GREAT. πŸ™‚

  • Rebecca April 1, 2011, 5:10 pm

    Yay NYC! Too bad the weather is so yucky today! Besides my workout this morning I haven’t really ventured out of my dorm–I don’t feel like losing yet another umbrella to the funky wind/rain combo this city loves!

  • Alex April 1, 2011, 5:10 pm

    Don’t feel bad about the skirt. I went to a 6AM Vinyasa Flow class this morning. Imagine my surprise when I got out of the shower, put on my pants and bra, and discovered that I’d forgotten to bring the shirt I was planning to wear to work! Thank God it’s casual Friday and the yoga studio had some cute tees. Wonder how much money they’ve made off idiots like me???

    • Caitlin April 2, 2011, 8:31 am

      Hahaahahah great story!!! I’ve forgotten to pack a bra before – huge fail.

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) April 1, 2011, 5:11 pm

    Haha! I love the other pranks you have played and I love that you have been planning this one since August! Have fun in NYC! πŸ˜€

  • Kristen April 1, 2011, 5:11 pm

    I love the fact that you accidentally packed the pillow case, instead of a skirt! I, for some reason, found that hilarious and was cracking up…that’s definitely something I would do πŸ™‚

  • Laughter-Loving Stacy April 1, 2011, 5:12 pm

    lol oops w/ the pillow case! I have never been to new york either, but I would love to go!

  • Julie (A Case of the Runs) April 1, 2011, 5:14 pm

    So no lottery winnings? I was positive you at least won some sort ot $$$.

    Funny about the pillow case… I’ve done similar stuff with my gym bag packing, but on vacation it’s far worse.

    • Caitlin April 2, 2011, 8:30 am

      I wish I had won SOMETHING but no dice.

  • missy April 1, 2011, 5:25 pm

    i’m from a tiny town in tn too!! lol is she from west, middle, or east tn?

    • Caitlin April 2, 2011, 8:31 am

      She’s from Powell, near Knoxville. Where are you from?

  • Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) April 1, 2011, 5:26 pm

    How fun! You ladies have a wonderful trip !!

  • Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles April 1, 2011, 5:37 pm

    This is my first chance getting to your blog today – LOL, LOVE Wealthy Tipping Point!! πŸ™‚

  • Natalia - a side of simple April 1, 2011, 5:39 pm

    NY bagels are the ultimate. And perfect for carb loading before a race πŸ™‚ Have such a great time with your mom!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope April 1, 2011, 5:41 pm

    Haha that’s so funny about the pillowcase!

    Pasta salad definitely looks fabulous, and those bagels really are HUGE. Have a fun time exploring the city!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) April 1, 2011, 5:43 pm

    Did a flight attendant really get punched?! That is horrifying!!

    LOVE the new banner by the way πŸ™‚ So bummed I missed your prank this morning!

    • Caitlin April 2, 2011, 8:30 am

      Yes, really! Terrible πŸ™

  • Allison April 1, 2011, 5:51 pm

    holy good prank haha wow!
    i love that you brought a pillow case instead of a skirt, Karma? lol πŸ˜›
    I have a giveaway going on down at my blog, last day is tomorrow, but at least there is some real winnings happenin rather than april fools winnings hehe.

  • Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing April 1, 2011, 5:54 pm

    Your mom sounds hilarious! πŸ™‚

    • Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing April 1, 2011, 5:55 pm

      I mean that in a very good way. She reminds me of my mom <3

    • Joy - HTP Mom April 5, 2011, 4:49 pm

      I AM !! Thanks. And we had such a great time….what a wonderful daughter I have.

  • Ashley April 1, 2011, 5:58 pm

    Jealous of your hotel room! The only hotel rooms I’ve been in in NY are sooooo tiny

    • Caitlin April 2, 2011, 8:30 am

      I know! I came in and I was like, MAN THIS IS HUGE. And my mom was like… Really?

  • Melissa @ Be Not Simply Good April 1, 2011, 6:00 pm

    I can relate to your mom. I’m from a tiny town in MN, and I found NYC overwhelming when I visited. Now I’ve lived in the Minneapolis area for several years, so I might adjust a little better to New York. πŸ™‚

  • Zo April 1, 2011, 6:02 pm

    I was thinking of going into NYC today (an hour train away) but didn’t think I’d want to walk around the city in the rain/snow/cold!
    mmm…New York bagels! Hope you and your mom enjoy your time!

  • erica April 1, 2011, 6:25 pm

    loved your wealthy tipping point april fools!
    i couldn’t think of anything to do!

    i can’t believe a male punched a female…let alone a passengr vs. flight attendant!!! what is going on these days?!?!

    hope you have a great stay in NYC!

    • Caitlin April 2, 2011, 8:29 am

      I don’t know! Stories like that make me so mad. I wish I had seen him being hauled off the plane because I would’ve told him what a jackass he is for hitting a woman.

  • Baking 'n' Books April 1, 2011, 6:32 pm

    Hilarious! God love your mom πŸ™‚

    Holy crap – what did the poor flight attendant do?! Yikes.

    Are you walking this half then? Great that you are going and doing it anyway. Walkers rock to me πŸ˜‰

  • Ilana April 1, 2011, 6:48 pm

    awwww, at the same time you were freaking out I was wandering through a farmer’s market in downtown Manhattan thinking “I love this.” It’s okay! Just look at our bagels! We’re not bad πŸ™‚

  • Emma (Namaste Everyday) April 1, 2011, 6:52 pm

    NYC bagels are the BEST! That’s so funny about your mom, so cute of her! I miss those bagels, I haven’t had one at all during my time here in New Zealand! They just don’t have them anywhere!

  • Michelle April 1, 2011, 6:57 pm

    NYC bagels are THE BEST! Have an awesome weekend with your mom! Whatever race day brings, we are all behind you!

  • Jess April 1, 2011, 7:00 pm

    The first time my mom, sister, and I took my gramma (from a small town in WA) to NYC, she had a similar reaction. She was particularly overwhelmed by the subway and quite shocked to see a horde of people in zombie makeup attack a city bus. At the end of the day, we were waiting in Penn Station for the train back to NJ amongst a huge crowd of people. I explained that when the track number is posted, everyone rushes to the train and it’s important for us to move quickly in order to find four seats together. I emphasized this a bit too much–when the number came, I started walking, and my gramma SHOVED my 15-year-old sister out of the way to follow closely behind. Thankfully, Sis, Gramma, Mom, and I all got on the train, sat together, and arrived home safely. πŸ˜‰

    • Caitlin April 2, 2011, 8:28 am

      Hahahah what a funny story.

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey April 1, 2011, 7:17 pm

    Unfortunately, I was hoping that you weren’t really joking because that would have been amazing! I know you would have done great thins with a bunch of money!!

    Have fun this weekend – your mom is too cute!

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss April 1, 2011, 7:25 pm

    HAHAHA I laughed out loud with that pillow part!!
    Glad you and your mom are living it up in NYC. The first time I went to NY was when I lived in a tiny town in TN too called Estill Springs (Franklin County)..I’m only saying so because it’s always fun meeting other people from small TN towns. πŸ™‚ But anyway! It was a huge shock. It was the first time ever not having a door held open for me and hearing someone cuss at a cab.

  • Kacy April 1, 2011, 7:39 pm

    I won’t lie, you totally tricked me with the initial tweet. Good one!

  • Caitlin @ TPL April 1, 2011, 7:46 pm

    I legit called my mom to tell her you won before I realized what was going on lol!! It was a very good one!

    • Caitlin April 2, 2011, 8:28 am

      Awww! LOL

  • Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun April 1, 2011, 8:07 pm

    I didn’t even notice the banner earlier. Awesome. LOL

    I have never been to NYC and really, really want to go…but I bet I wuold feel very overwhelmed as well. That bagel could calm me down though!

  • Lisette April 1, 2011, 8:11 pm

    You got me this year. However, I will always take credit for being there the day you sent out the e-mail confirming the purchase of a penguin! Loved every minute of it! Love you tons my dear friend!

    • Caitlin April 2, 2011, 8:27 am

      I laughed SOOOO hard when you texted me! If anyone, you should know I’m a prankster! πŸ™‚

      Miss you!

  • Jamie April 1, 2011, 8:12 pm

    Great April Fool’s joke! You definitely got me. I was so excited for you!

    Have fun in NYC! My mom and I took a road trip there a couple of years ago and it was a blast! It is pretty crazy there; there’s so much to do! Good luck!

  • Jen April 1, 2011, 8:18 pm

    Girl, you’re making me hungry. I’m jealous about the NY bagel! It’s also hot here in LA today and that pasta salad looks delish. Oh, and I was totally fooled when I first started reading your lottery post. Then I caught on. You’re good! Especially with the letter to your husband. I haven’t tricked my boyfriend at all yet…I guess I need lessons from you!

  • Grace April 1, 2011, 8:37 pm

    Which hotel are you staying in? I’m planning a trip to NYC in June and need suggestions… =)

    • Caitlin April 2, 2011, 8:26 am

      Hey Grace! Shoot me an email after Sunday and I’ll let you know! πŸ™‚ I try to keep hotel names off the blog until I leave just for safety reasons. It’s super nice, though!

  • Liz April 1, 2011, 8:44 pm

    That pic of you w/ the pillowcase made me LOL. Thanks!

  • Ashley April 1, 2011, 9:07 pm

    Those bagels look insanely good…such a thoughtful friend! Enjoy your time with your mom! Sounds like it will be great!

  • Lili April 1, 2011, 9:15 pm

    I just saw the previous post! You made me literally LOL.! Show me the money! The wealthy tipping point logo is hilarious!!!!

  • Christine April 1, 2011, 9:26 pm

    I just got back from NYC- I hope the weather has warmed up! It was still really cold when we were there. Enjoy your trip!

  • Sarah @ The Pajama Chef April 1, 2011, 9:45 pm

    impressive pranks!!

  • Dee April 1, 2011, 9:49 pm

    Mmmmm! NYC bagels are soooo good! Yum! I hope you guys have a good time this weekend!

  • Karolina April 1, 2011, 10:31 pm

    Awesome ideas, and very creative. I don’t do april fools pranks because I can’t really come up with anything creative. Have an awesome time in NYC!

  • Ashley @ Feeding Ashley April 1, 2011, 10:34 pm

    That bagel is huge!

  • Teresa (Teresa Tastes & Travels) April 1, 2011, 11:51 pm

    What a sweet post! Have fun with your mom – moms are the best!!

  • Mabel @ Dance, Love, Dine April 1, 2011, 11:51 pm

    Welcome to New York!!! πŸ˜€ Now I wish I would have signed up for the half marathon. I live in NYC and love your blog. Would have been nice to meet you πŸ™‚

  • Dianne April 2, 2011, 1:56 am

    Woohoo! Welcome to NYC!!! I’ll be missing the mara-funness on Sunday because of a double shift at cooking school, but feel free to drop by B Bar and Grill Saturday night to say hi!

  • Sara @ Running In Pink Project April 2, 2011, 6:45 am

    My mom would be JUST like that in NYC I think. She refuses to let me take her so Ill never know for sure. πŸ™‚

  • Andreea @ Journey To USA April 2, 2011, 7:02 am

    Even our city isn’t as nearly as big like NYC, when my in law come to visit us, they were like those aborigines that went to US , from Discovery.

    The street noise was frightening and the moment they hot home, they fall asleep like two babies.What a day!

  • Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) April 2, 2011, 7:51 am

    Haha, the white skirt/pillow mistake is too funny. :mrgreen:

    Have fun in NYC! I would love to visit someday. πŸ˜€

  • Liz April 2, 2011, 8:12 am

    If you are still around in NYC on Sunday the Vegetarian Food Fest will be taking place. http://nycvegfoodfest.com/
    Tons of samples and cool lectures. I’m heading there after I run the half. Good luck walk/running – hope to see you out there!

    • Caitlin April 2, 2011, 8:25 am

      ohmigod! how cool πŸ™‚ Thanks so much!

      I hope to see you at the race!

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com April 2, 2011, 8:48 am

    Haha! Loved the prank and pasta! I feel for mommy. Hope she feels better soon enough to enjoy NYC’s charms πŸ™‚

  • Jacalyn April 2, 2011, 9:44 am

    Total random question. What hotel did you stay at? Is it a race hotel or did you find it yourself? I think they hubby and I want to run a race in NY, but neither have been and are worried that if we don’t go with a super expensive hotel, we may end up in a shady place worried about getting shanked. lol

  • RunningOnCoffee April 2, 2011, 10:08 am

    I LOVE big bagels like that. I live a block away from a great bagel place in NJ that makes NY-style bagels. My favorite is everything wheat.

    I’m overwhelmed by the idea of driving into NYC, but I’m good getting into the city by train and navigating by foot. I actually prefer to walk over riding the stinky subway. I feel like the grid-structure makes it easy to navigate.

    Good luck with the race tomorrow! I’m doing a half too, but a smaller local half about 20 min away in PA. Enjoy NYC and the race! The weather should be great Saturday & Sunday!

  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me April 2, 2011, 10:15 am

    It is definitely overwhelming but it can be fun. I’m glad you and your mom decided to “take NYC.” πŸ˜‰

  • Lee April 2, 2011, 10:35 am

    I read your tweet about the pillow case at work on my phone and started cracking up. My co-workers were looking at me. I still find it very funny!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) April 2, 2011, 12:11 pm

    NY bagels are definitely the best!!!!

  • Amber K April 2, 2011, 12:31 pm

    I’m not usually a fan of practical jokes because they almost always come off as mean-spirited to me. But yours was just plain funny and it didn’t hurt anyone. Perfect kind of joking in my book πŸ™‚

    • Amber K April 2, 2011, 12:35 pm

      And I agree with everyone else who said you totally deserved to win!

  • Sam @ the neurotic yogini April 2, 2011, 1:04 pm

    66,000 per sq mile?!?! holy jeebuz.. the bagel look FAB though! πŸ™‚

  • Allison @ Happy Tales April 2, 2011, 8:29 pm

    OH MY goodness. 66,000 people in one square mile?!?!?! I cannot even imagine!!! I think i’d have the same reaction as your mom… geez almighty!

  • Caitlin April 2, 2011, 11:42 pm

    Ahhh do i LOVE New York bagels. My sister just came out to Colorado to visit me and brought two dozen for the boyfriends and me. Sadly, they are almost all gone. Good thing I’m going to be visiting my home in NY soon…

    Growing up just outside NYC and being used to the crowds I never realized people get so overwhelmed. I hope your mom gets used to it and enjoys all the city has to offer!

  • Martha Lilian April 4, 2011, 5:13 pm

    Your mom is just too cute for words! It is always great to see people’s reactions, especially those who haven’t spent much time in big cities, when they come to New York.

    I’ve been on a bit of a bagel hiatus but now I’m thinking I may have to have one tomorrow.

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