sundayswithmarie
sundayswithmarie:

This morning, I got an extra large iced coffee at Dunkin Donuts and took a long, long, long walk around Hoboken.
By the time I got back to my apartment building, I REALLY HAD TO PEE!
I ran up the stairs as fast as I could, but then my 80 year old landlady, Marie, caught me when she came out of her apartment to greet me. “Adam, please come inside! I need to show you something.”
"Ah, ah, ah."
She grabbed me by the elbow, “Come on in!”
I didn’t know what to do. I had to pee so bad, I mentally couldn’t think of a way to respectfully explain my situation to Marie.
She led me into her kitchen. She had a pot full of gravy with multiple things in it. She explained the ingredients in the meal: meatballs, gravy and … fish wrapped around a meatball secured by a toothpick.
That last thing was something VERY NEW FROM MARIE!
"It looks delicious," I said, but even though I found this new addition intriguing, I still had to pee. I was now afraid of passing out/pissing in my pants.
Finally, she picked up on it, “What’s wrong?”
Again, I didn’t know how to say it in a respectful way. “Nothin’ Marie.”
She wasn’t buying what I was selling and got very concerned.
"Come on, what’s the problem?"
"Ok Marie, I took a long walk and drank a lot of iced coffee."
She laughed and yelled at me, “You better go potty, pronto!”
Without hesitation, I ran upstairs, right to my bathroom, and relieved myself.
Then I went back down to Marie’s.
"Oh, you look much better now," she said.
We laughed and she went back to explaining the ingredients, taking pride in adding fish to her recipe resume.
I listened with great attentiveness, then I grabbed the CorningWare full of goodies. “Thanks Marie.”
"Adam…"
"Yeah, Marie?"
"Don’t drink too much coffee when you walk. Avoid potential accidents."
"Ha, you’re right!"
More great advice from Marie.

Another magnificent Sunday!

sundayswithmarie:

This morning, I got an extra large iced coffee at Dunkin Donuts and took a long, long, long walk around Hoboken.

By the time I got back to my apartment building, I REALLY HAD TO PEE!

I ran up the stairs as fast as I could, but then my 80 year old landlady, Marie, caught me when she came out of her apartment to greet me. “Adam, please come inside! I need to show you something.”

"Ah, ah, ah."

She grabbed me by the elbow, “Come on in!”

I didn’t know what to do. I had to pee so bad, I mentally couldn’t think of a way to respectfully explain my situation to Marie.

She led me into her kitchen. She had a pot full of gravy with multiple things in it.
She explained the ingredients in the meal: meatballs, gravy and … fish wrapped around a meatball secured by a toothpick.

That last thing was something VERY NEW FROM MARIE!

"It looks delicious," I said, but even though I found this new addition intriguing, I still had to pee. I was now afraid of passing out/pissing in my pants.

Finally, she picked up on it, “What’s wrong?”

Again, I didn’t know how to say it in a respectful way. “Nothin’ Marie.”

She wasn’t buying what I was selling and got very concerned.

"Come on, what’s the problem?"

"Ok Marie, I took a long walk and drank a lot of iced coffee."

She laughed and yelled at me, “You better go potty, pronto!”

Without hesitation, I ran upstairs, right to my bathroom, and relieved myself.

Then I went back down to Marie’s.

"Oh, you look much better now," she said.

We laughed and she went back to explaining the ingredients, taking pride in adding fish to her recipe resume.

I listened with great attentiveness, then I grabbed the CorningWare full of goodies. “Thanks Marie.”

"Adam…"

"Yeah, Marie?"

"Don’t drink too much coffee when you walk. Avoid potential accidents."

"Ha, you’re right!"

More great advice from Marie.

Another magnificent Sunday!

sundayswithmarie
THIS WOMAN IS THE GREATEST!
sundayswithmarie:

The Sunday after Labor Day, my landlady Marie always goes away on a little vacation to Atlantic City.
So no food today!
However this past Thursday things got a little crazy!!!
She caught me in the hallway and we had a long discussion about the new (old) garbage / recycle schedule for the City of Hoboken.
"Adam, trash goes out Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Put your cans and bottles and cardboard out on Monday and Thursday!"
"Sounds good, Marie." I told her.
"And what do you put out on Tuesday and Saturday?" She asked.
"Ummmm." I was stumped.
"Nothing, Adam! Nothing!" She shouted.
"Ok, ok, Marie." I said, a little scared.
Marie then gave me a photo copy of the schedule, “…to tape on your wall, so that you will remember.”
After the informative lecture, Marie headed to the CVS for her vitamins and chocolate covered cashews and came back with these VERY SPECIAL SUMMER CLEARANCE ITEMS FOR ME!
Of all treasures a whiffle bat and ball
and a pack of Freeze Pops!
This woman knows me like a BOOK!
MARIE!

THIS WOMAN IS THE GREATEST!

sundayswithmarie:

The Sunday after Labor Day, my landlady Marie always goes away on a little vacation to Atlantic City.

So no food today!

However this past Thursday things got a little crazy!!!

She caught me in the hallway and we had a long discussion about the new (old) garbage / recycle schedule for the City of Hoboken.

"Adam, trash goes out Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Put your cans and bottles and cardboard out on Monday and Thursday!"

"Sounds good, Marie." I told her.

"And what do you put out on Tuesday and Saturday?" She asked.

"Ummmm." I was stumped.

"Nothing, Adam! Nothing!" She shouted.

"Ok, ok, Marie." I said, a little scared.

Marie then gave me a photo copy of the schedule, “…to tape on your wall, so that you will remember.”

After the informative lecture, Marie headed to the CVS for her vitamins and chocolate covered cashews and came back with these VERY SPECIAL SUMMER CLEARANCE ITEMS FOR ME!

Of all treasures a whiffle bat and ball

and a pack of Freeze Pops!

This woman knows me like a BOOK!

MARIE!

sundayswithmarie
sundayswithmarie:

#TBT #THROWBACK THURSDAYAugust 13th, 2012
Returned to Hoboken this weekend after a few days home in NH w/my family. My brother Matt came back w/me & MET MARIE, MY LANDLADY! They really hit it off (Marie kept referring to him as “MAC”) & she said she’d make us something ‘special’ for Sunday dinner. WELL! SHE! DIDN’T! DISAPPOINT! Here’s Matt/Mac holding a dish of what I like to call ‘LASAGNA on STEROIDS’ she made for… “her favorite boys from New Hampshire!” 

#TBT MARIE STYLE!

sundayswithmarie:

#TBT #THROWBACK THURSDAY
August 13th, 2012

Returned to Hoboken this weekend after a few days home in NH w/my family. My brother Matt came back w/me & MET MARIE, MY LANDLADY! They really hit it off (Marie kept referring to him as “MAC”) & she said she’d make us something ‘special’ for Sunday dinner. WELL! SHE! DIDN’T! DISAPPOINT! Here’s Matt/Mac holding a dish of what I like to call ‘LASAGNA on STEROIDS’ she made for… “her favorite boys from New Hampshire!” 

#TBT MARIE STYLE!