Monday, July 30, 2007

work retreat

off to my work retreat, kids. i'll be back on tuesday night or wednesday morning.

have a great next two days. don't get into any trouble.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Haiku Humidity and Tonsils Friday

Yesterday was lame.
Was not productive at all.
Today will differ.

Humid and stormy
this weekend. Should be real fun.
Maybe find a pool?

To BFF: Please
recover quickly from your

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Me Meme

Hi, my name is:
When I'm nervous:
I sing.
The last song I listened to was:
Where eagles have been, Wolfmother
If I were to get married right now my maid of honor would be:
My sisters.
By this time next year I'll be:
I have a hard time understanding:
Why people ever could have voted for the current administration.
If I won an award, the first person I would tell would be:
Babe. Because he is the first person I tell everything to.
Most recent thing I've bought myself:
A magazine subscription to New York Magazine.
Most recent thing someone else bought me:
Corn tortillas. Thanks, Solanasaurus!
My favorite hair style is:
Whatever my hair stylist gives me.
Last night I watched:
Nothing but a few minutes of Letterman. Catherine Zeta-Jones was on and she is magnificent.
If I was an animal I'd be:
A fish.
A better name for me would be:
Codfish Master of the Universe? Too much?
Tomorrow I am:
Going to pilates after work.
Tonight I am:
Going to happy hour with my cronies.
I'm missing:
My family.
My favorite color is:
My heart is:
Full of love.


Last night for dinner I made chili rubbed pork chops, with salsa, homemade refried beans, and tortillas. We paired it with a lovely bottle of white wine from Thirst Wine Merchants on Dekalb. I don't remember the type - it was white and super complex. Ha!

In other news, I've been pilating a lot and it is my favorite thing to do. This weekend ought to be dope - going to check out a Cyclones game and run around the nabe a little bit. Come over!

What a boring post. Sorry guys!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

NYC Makes Me Mad

Sometimes, NYC makes me mad. I love you, NY, but you can really wear a girl down. For example, the family yesterday who made me miss my train because they decided it was important for them to all stand in front of the facking turnstile while the train came to the station and then departed before my very eyes - they wore me down.

The subway system in general on Monday when every train I got on decided it wasn't going to make its routed destination, but instead changed to an E train, that shit wears me down.

It is possible that I need a vacation, but I really just think that how it is to live in this City. Sometimes it can just wear you down. Good thing it's not scorching hot and full of humidity. That would really, really wear me down.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Improv Everywhere

These guys have cracked me up for years with their shenanigans. This time, they gathered a group of red heads to protest Wendy's racist logo.

Get a load of the coverage - they are so funny.

I don't know why Babe wasn't involved.


I have become obsessed with Big Love. It's not easy, but it's true. Could there be a better show on TV (right now)? I don't think so, friends. I really don't think so.

Monday, July 23, 2007


When she's right, she's right. BFF loved this movie - Thank you for smoking - ages ago and for good reason. It's really hilarious and smart. Even Katie Fever Blister Holmes did not manage to mess it up for me.
And then of course there was freakin awesome and delicious Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows which I read on Saturday. It's so good. And if I didnt have a meeting today at work I would have considered - considered - staying home to read it again. It's one of those days that I'd much rather have not left the house. I mean look at it.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Haiku Friday

Good bye Collins Bar
you were a wonderful bar,
with delicious beers.

Hellooo luxury
condo or whatever else
is taking over.

Another great bar
bites the dust. Such frequent buy
backs. Bartenders rocked.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

the steam

Living in Berkeley, there were a lot of stories about The Steam. Of course there was allusions to smoking dragons (maybe that's just what I thought?) but we always thought The Steam was basically not harmful.

We were wrong people.

Taken from the Gothamist, also:


Wednesday, July 18, 2007


I don't eat Mcdonald's. That is not a judgment. If you eat it, good for you. I just don't. But man oh man this cracks me up every time it's on TV. Ha!

Old and New

Checked out the Nancy Whiskey last night (Dude, I kid you not. Next time you have to come!) for some shuffleboard. In the relatively new neighborhood of TriBeCa this bar is from a time before it was hip to be there. The place was nearly all locals, plus some downtown business types. And I did hear the bartender say that Julia Stiles was in there the night before playing shuffleboard. So that was our trip to a new spot - and it was great fun. We managed to sign ourselves up for a shuffleboard tourney - awesome.

Then we hit up our old spots - Corner Bistro for a burger and a McSorley's and you can see where this is going. We also hit up the Cubby Hole for a round or two to finish the night. Saw some of our old bartenders - wild. Took our first cab ride back to the new spot - and it was only $15.00. Thank the maker! Home in the 10 o'clock hour - not too shabby for a school night.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

~~~All About Your Lover~~~

What is their name? Babe
What pet name do you like to call them? Chachiliciousness
How long have you been together? 11 years
How did you meet? In front of the dorm at UC Berkeley.
What do you like the most about them? Everything, but I really, really, really like his hair. He's super nice, too, and very, very cute.
What do you like the least about them? Nothin.
What is the best thing they have ever done for you? He asked me to marry him!
Have they met your parents yet? God this is really bad grammar. It makes it sound like I'm in love with multiple people. He has met my parents, yes.
What would you kids look like if you had kids? Red headed I hope!
What is the worst argument you have had? Not big into arguing me and Babe.
Do you still kiss a lot? Yes!
Who asked who out? He asked me to come to his frat party at chi phi. Hahahaha.
Do you think you will get married? We totally frickin got married.
Can you see yourself growing old with them? Yup. And wrinkly.
What is the one thing you would like to change about them? Nothing, except I wish he had more vacay time.
What do you think they would like to change about you? Sometimes I'm kinda messy. I bet Babe would like it if I was a little neater. And if I dressed trampier.
What is the first gift they ever bought you? He bought me a buddha for our one month anniversary.

view from my place

Monday, July 16, 2007


It was kind of a big weekend, you guys. Hit up a lot of different areas and places in BK - some on purpose and some by chance.

Babe and I hit the Brooklyn Brewery in Williamsburg which was awesome. Cheap & delicious beer - 9 different types of Brooklyn. Awesome! It was full to the gils, too, of all different types of peeps. I like that.

We then hit up Fornino in Billysburg for Pizza - it really was totally delicious.

On Saturday we did a lot of chores and housework, then went to three bars in Park Slope - The Gate, Royale, and Bar Reis. I must say all three were pretty much the spot - but if you're into ranking things and I think you might be the rank would have to be:

1. Royale
2. Bar Reis
3. The Gate.

All three are worthy competitors and frankly? Blow Manhattan's bar scene out of the water.

In fact if my old drinking buddies would come up from Philly, I bet they'd like all three of them.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Haiku it's another beautiful day Friday

Constantly learning
about people and places
today and all days.

Trying to do well
and also be fantastic.
And of course, skinny.

Reflective haiku.
Seems a little bit boring.
Next week will be fun.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Gorgeous today

Man is it ever gorgeous today! I have nothing to report. Just wanted to say hi.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Go make one!


Checked out Schnack Burgers last night for our NYC Best Burger in the World Quest. Man, that was delicious!

This was our first burger testing site which contained "Sliders" or little bitty burgers. So frickin delicious, you guys. I had three minis, one with American Cheese, one with Cheddar Cheese, and one with just lettuce and tomato. We also had some sides which were fine, but their onion rings were rave worthy. Go there!

Also, as a side note, for all of you keeping track:
Two Years and Two Months!
Hello coodence!
Your Quit Date is: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 10:15:00 PM
Time Smoke-Free: 790 days, 7 hours, 35 minutes
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 11855
Lifetime Saved: 3 months, 13 hours
Money Saved: $4,152.75

Monday, July 09, 2007

Neat pic of my hometown in 1995

Also? It's hot.


  • Babe and I painted for the first time on Sunday! It was quite a task, but so totally rewarding. When you see our new spot you'll agree. We had to rid our lives of that horrible green color - and you guys know I love green!
  • We did our first Brooklyn bar crawl in the new nabe this weekend. We went to Rope on Myrtle, which is a great spot not only because it has a bar b que to toss on your own meats for the grilling (common place in BK) but also because it is buy one get one free until 8pm. That means for 10 measly dollars you can have four count em four Brooklyn Lagers. (Plus $4 for tip.) Then we hit up Red Bamboo Brooklyn for a drink and a dessert. Service sorta blew but the drink and music and people watching were pretty dope. We ended the night at Madiba which was really the highlight of the night. It's a South African spot with great music, good drinks, fun service and a totally off the hook crowd. Right on!
  • I spent my first weekend in New York City without setting foot in Manhattan. It won't be the last!

Friday, July 06, 2007

Haiku Friday

Time Warner Cable,
Can't you come any sooner?
I'm missing my shows.

If it weren't for
on demand I'd be so bummed
having missed Big Love.

Settling in and
finishing our unpacking
this weekend. Y tu?

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Happy 4th of July people!

Hope you ate some good ole bbq and saw some phat fireworks. Here's a couple of pictures of my big and strong nephew. Ha!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007


I have died and gone to heaven.

So Babe and I are unpacking on Sunday, enjoying the breeze from our huge windows and the calming sound of the street way-y below, when all of a sudden we here "check 1, check 2" on the microphone.

Because why? There is an Afro-Punk block party right below my apartment with a sick live band called No Surrender. I took a video which I'll post as soon as I get my digs wired.

I love my new hood.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Nothing is better

Than living in Brooklyn.

My pad is so spacious.

My windows are so enormous.

My view is breathtaking.

My neighborhood is charming and vibrant.

My pad is so spacious.