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I’m thinking I better call my sushi delivery place and tell them I’m moving because they are going to think I got kidnapped or something.

They’ll be all like, “Hey, how come that girl, with phone number 867-5309, who orders the salmon avocado rolls and the sashimi never calls anymore? Maybe she’s in trouble. Send the delivery guy down to her neighborhood to search for clues. She might be in grave danger.” (You know, but totally in Japanese.)

Because I’m a little concerned about my take-out sushi habit, I decided to really explore my options in the suburbs. And by explore, I mean, talk it over with 4 1/2 year-old Dylan.

“I doubt I can get sushi delivered in our new home. What am I going to do?”

“Well, we could come back to visit the apartment and you could get sushi delivered,” Dylan responded.

That girl may not listen to a word I say 83% of the day but damn, she knows how to solve a problem.

I hope the people moving into our apartment don’t mind the intrusion.

While I’ve been fretting about sushi, Rick’s been obsessing over grilling.

He’s INSISTING on bringing a full propane tank with us on moving day. At which point, I brought up (in a very supportive and loving way without the slightest hint of judgment), a few points…

1. Don’t you think they have propane in Westchester?

2. Doesn’t it seem just a hair dangerous to travel with propane? Like maybe you could end up grilling all our boxes and belongings?

But Rick is determined to grill our FIRST night in Westchester. Because if he can no longer have the city that never sleeps right outside his front door, then he wants to at least be grilling a pork chop.

Under the stars.

Hey, we’ll be able to see stars.

Oh and 867.5309 is not my actual number. So don’t go calling it and asking for me. Or you know, Jenny.

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45 Responses to delivery please

  • JoeyfromSC says:

    HAHA!! You’re so funny!! I love your blog…I only tried sushi once and hated it(sorry!) but I hear the california roll is good..I may have had the wrong kind for a beginner lol

    LMAO@your husband grilling all your boxes, etc…Yeah, seems a bit dangerous to me!

    Thanks for the link about bone marrow donation..This is very near and dear to my heart..My mom died of leukemia at the age of 44…I raised two brothers and they’re grown now and successful:) thank god! lol

    She never had the transplant..I often wished at times she had…but she did live a long time with it-9 yrs when they only gave her 2 to live!
    have a great weekend!

  • Megan says:

    I’d be happy to meet you out in the suburbs to help you find a new sushi place. Let me know when you’re ready for a visitor or an extra pair of hands to help unpack or entertain kids.

  • Jennifer H says:

    Be sure to pack some barbeque sauce, in case cardboard turns out not to taste very good.

    You’re lucky to have a hubs who wants to grill. Mine won’t go near it. He doesn’t get the whole Symbol of Manhood thing…it really annoys me that he doesn’t.

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  • Bryn says:

    When we were in the process of moving from Connecticut to Delaware my husband made one trip with his Volkswagen Beetle loaded with three propane tanks and a bunch of lawn fertilizer. He asked if I wanted him to call and let me know he’d made the trip safely and I told him I was sure I’d see the footage on one of the news channels if he didn’t.

  • TRACI says:

    You might be surprised at the sushi you find right outside your new suburban front door. And I totally was about to ask if you were changing your name to Jenny.

  • stoneskin says:

    This is actually the second time I’ve visited today (dedication huh?!), for some reason I couldn’t post from my blackberry, complained about “proxy settings” so here I am again…

    Surely the man could just find you a sushi take-away in the new place?

  • Kelsey Johnson says:

    You know it’s early when another of your listeners had to point out that the number you gave is “Jenny’s” for me to get it. Very cute- hope you have a safe move!!

  • Robyn says:

    Great, I’m going to have that song stuck in my head all day! When I left D.C., I had the same thought about my chinese delivery, whenever I would go back to visit my old roommate, I’d order so he knew I was still alive.

  • Cathy says:

    When we lived in Chicago, we would get takeout from a Thai place–i always got the shrimp curry because it was so so good i didn’t want to try anything else. I really miss that place. 🙂

  • Amy says:

    I think my husband had the grill delivered before we actually closed on the house. We had no bed but we had a grill, fantastic. Must be a suburbs thing–
    And PS Here on Long Island we have the most fantastic sushi places and they do deliver. FIngers crossed you can find a good one in Westchester.

  • E says:

    I am glad Rick has his grill b/c when I googled the food options in Rye I got a bit worried about your whole dislike of cooking. I’m sure surrounding towns have awesome sushi. Or I’ll bring Alma out and teach you how make a few things so you don’t waste away!!!!

  • SoMi's Nilsa says:

    If your husband’s pork chops are anything like our vegetables, then I’d be in full support of grilling out that first night in the ‘burbs, no matter what obstacles stand in your way. Seriously, the grilling season is short. Take full advantage!!!

  • rachel says:

    True Story: just 2 weeks ago we went to a bbq at a friends (they’d just moved from across town to a new house). We pulled around the corner to their street, and saw 3 fire trucks and our friend on a stretcher. No joke, after being jostled in the move, their propane take EXPLODED and nearly blew up the poor guy, their dog and half their house. Everyone is thankfully just fine, but please tell Ricky to move in, and then go to the store the next day for a new (unjostled) propane tank. I will sleep muuuuch better. Thanks.

  • MommyTime says:

    Well, even if the sushi doesn’t deliver, it will certainly exist for pick up, which is at least something.

    Also: “your” phone number is hilarious.

  • Fairlington Blade says:

    Heh heh heh. It’s a local taxi service for me. They clearly have me made from the caller ID (703-XXX-XXXX, always calls for a taxi from home to Reagan National Airport).

    Sushi delivery is sadly not an option in Alexandria, Virginia. I had a serious Jones on a couple of years ago for sushi when my wife was out of town and I was taking care of 1 year old twins. After my wife came home, we had take out sushi a few times (when I learned it’s REALLY expensive). This led to a successful run at making sushi. If you ever want to try it yourself, I’m a BIG fan of the Sushi for Dummies book. There’s a lot of room for invention in sushi. I even have my own spicy tuna (the secret ingredient is a hot sauce from Costa Rica).



  • Crazyk says:

    there is definitely a trial and error with sushi in the ‘burbs.
    It is one of the weirdest and best feelings when you just give your phone number and they a. know your name and b. know your order

  • mayberry says:

    I had a big fight with my husband once over a gas grill. BIG.

    But tell Rick you can buy propane at Walgreens. You don’t even have to go inside the store!

  • PAPA says:

    last night we had a steak. from the oven.
    i know, totally not the same.
    and by we, i mean sienna and me. ana doesn’t do meat. she doesn’t know what she’s missing 😉

  • Jacquie B says:

    Good luck with your move! I hope you can find new places to deliver! We can only get pizza, so I was forced to learn how to cook! I LOVE grilling! 🙂

  • Gasp! I was all ready to say that it was going to be 867-5309 all over again – and the poor person who ended up with your old number might sue! But then, as it turns out – that was part of the joke. BUT I won the DNA test! And will learn how I will die in 40+ years (god willing), so I still get something to say in comments.

    But seriously – driving with propane? I just wouldn’t do it…

  • amy says:

    So funny about Jenny’s number… Now I’ll have that song in my head for another twenty years!

    And I can totally empathize with the sushi problem. I’m sort of dealing with one myself! Good luck on the move!

  • ella says:

    1. I know you are being very PC, but I read that whole sushi dialogue bit with a Japanese accent.
    2. I live in the ‘burbs and totally freak out driving home from the propane filling station with that tank in the back of my mini van.
    3. I don’t know about CT, but here in CA they sell sushi in the grocery store. It kinda sucks, but it is good in a pinch.
    BTW, when I was NYC last month for my big-girl trip, I had the best sushi I’d ever had in my life. It will take many, many months before the grocery store sushi tastes ok again. Good luck with the move!

  • Lanie says:

    I know that you will find a new sushi place. It might be a good idea to let your old sushi place know you are moving – they will start to worry about you. Great post!

  • Kaitlin says:

    This is great! The horrors of being unable to have sushi, and the possibility of roasting your belongings on the road are hilarious.


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