new york up.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


when ed and i first moved to the city, we used to tell each other to "new york up." in other words... man up and don't take any bullshit.

i swear we were non-confrontational people before we moved here. 

the other day a construction worker yelled at me for letting sam wiggins poop NEAR where he was eating lunch. like i have any control over his bowel movements?

so i new york(ed) up and let him have it. i told him some places he could shove some things and sam seemed very pleased with himself as well. 

stand up for yourself every once in a while. new york up.

16 comments:

adele said...

Great saying!
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Mo Pie, Please said...

Nice work, my friend!

kitchu said...

i like this phrase. gonna pocket that one. and practice it.

mary shouvlin said...

haha, love this. oh, new york.

Anonymous said...

LOL! around here in the south they say "cowboy up"

skim said...

Good for you. :)

la petite coquine said...

I think that construction worker needed a "chocolate sandwich", if you catch my drift, but a telling off was probably far wiser.

sherri lynn said...

haha love this! might have to start using this phrase...

Rebecca - A Daily Something said...

So I took a sip of coffee at the wrong time when reading this blog post. Almost spattered it alllll over my laptop. ;) Naughty Sam Wiggins. ;)

Anonymous said...

I haven't been back to my home state in 24 years, but laughing at that lady who had the hubris to say "OMG, are you going to leave that there?" when I put my cig butt out on the public street in front of her house, walking away and saying "I sure am!" must mean I never lost my NY Balls.

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

When you live in NYC, you do need to build this invisible armour. It's kinda annoying to carry around, but when you need it, it sure is nice to have it.

rebecca said...

brandi-
i love your way with words.

Gabrielle - Design Mom said...

Love this post. You're such a great writer!

bluebird of paradise said...

I want to live in NYC for one year before I go...

Usha said...

I think this is something every city-dweller needs to be able to do. Living in as many capital cities as I have fingers, this "habit" is probably innate, though I have never flexed it as much as I have since moving to New York..

rebecca said...

usha-
well said. i tend to tone it down when i leave nyc. but the minute i get home, i find myself biting my tongue.

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