Friday, September 11, 2009

It's Everyone Can Bite Me Friday!

There is no city more beautiful than New York, even with some of its parts missing. It's like a soldier who has lost a limb; he's still a man. And New York is still the greatest city in the world.

Maman has been back in Paris for 2 weeks. Lindy's dog Yoshi lost a pound since The Food Patrol went back to France. My sister, as you all know, is The Food Police. It's hard to eat a meal with her at a restaurant.

Waiter: Can I take your order?
Me: Yes, I'll have the cheddar burg...
Lindy: COUGH
Me: Sea bass with a fully loaded baked pota...
Lindy: COUGH
Me: Broccoli with chee....
Lindy: COUGH
Me: Plain.
Waiter: Salad?
Me: I don't think...
Lindy: COUGH
Me: Yes.
Waiter: Dressing?
Me: Ranch....
Lindy: COUGH
Me: Plain.
Waiter: Anything to drink?
Me: A glass of...
Lindy: COUGH
Me: water with...
Lindy: COUGH
Me: No ice.

I read this post and wrote That One Girl and said I was going to drop off a case of beer at my local firehouse. Which is what you want at a big conflagration, thousands of drunk firefighters breathing on an active fire. She replied that firefighters love sweets and drink sub-par coffee. So yesterday I dropped off 2 bags of Famous Amos cookies and a pound of name brand coffee.

The firefighter kept thanking me and after all that goes on in this state, I felt ridiculous being thanked when all I did was walk into a store that was not on fire - and if it was I'm not very observant - and bought a few things.

So if you live in California, drop off a Costco pie or some name-brand coffee or whatever sweets you care to donate. Do it for That One Girl. Read her post Fire Burns and you'll understand why I say to do this in her name.

And honor every firefighter who gave his life on 9/11 and across the U.S.A.

End of chat.

21 comments:

  1. I'm hoping when you got home from the restaurant, you ate a bag of Oreos. Thoughtful gesture to the firemen. They are heros.

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  2. As soon as the sun comes up, I am on my way to the store...

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  3. Ahhh, thanks Suzy! It really is sooo refreshing to hear people doing things for others and appreciate the gesture more than you know. I feel really close to the firefighters out there, even the ones I don't know or gave me a hard time. They do so much for people they don't know and this last fire really devastated the department, wives and children. It just makes me sad BUT lets say thanks and show our appreciation for their hard work!

    Thanks Suzy and thanks to all your readers! You guys ROCK!

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  4. I am only my way to read your references and Great for you to have done that and serve the troops with your humor!

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  5. What a wonderful idea and one everyone on any budget can do to pay tribute.

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  6. This is a great idea! I'm in.

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  7. What a fantastic idea!!

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  8. Very nice of you to do that

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  9. My Brownie troop gave 12 boxes of Thin Mints to our local firefighters last year.
    Those guys were so pleased. It's a great feeling all around!

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  10. Nice post, and nice reminder to stop being a damned narcissist for one minute.

    (for me, not you)

    (never you)

    xo

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  11. I like your style.
    I wish I had thought of that today, perfect way to remember 9/11 by performing a positive act.

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  12. My mom and sister are always telling me to eat more. I have no idea why since I can barely see my toes as it is.

    The firemen gift thing is a great idea!

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  13. obviously vancouver, bc, BEATS nyc in so MANY ways! :P lol

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  14. what a lovely, funny post - and such a great way to do what we can :)

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  15. what a lovely, funny post - and such a great way to do what we can :)

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  16. Someone needs to force feed your stupid sister a box of cornflour. That'll thicken her up!

    Boss O, Cornflour, as it happens! xxxx

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  17. Suzy- I say ORDER THE BURGER.


    and, fabulous post......I KNEW you had a damn heart.

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  18. For seventeen years my Girl Scout troops baked cookies and delivered them to our local firehouse once a year. It was always one of our favorite things to do.

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  19. That was a great thing you did for the fire fighters.
    Nurses drink sucky coffee too.

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  20. I like it when we get to see how kind you are underneath your smarty-pants exterior.

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  21. Great blog! My husband's cousin is a fire captain in San Mateo. He led crews at Oklahoma City's aftermath, at 9/11 Ground Zero and at Hurricane Katrina. He called us on his cell phone from N'awlins after Katrina, and let us just listen in as he was directing rescue crews on a boat. He's one of the greatest people I know. Honor your firefighters!

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