Friday, January 30, 2009

Haiku Friday

My hair appointment
has been canceled due to flu.
Totally bummed, man.

Been busy at work.
Thank god. Job security!
Never enough time.

Sup for the weekend?
Have a couple things planned, me.
And some free time, too.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

6th Picture Meme!


Here are the rules:
6th Picture Meme!
1.Go to your My Picture on your computer or wherever you store your pictures.
2.Go to the 6th Folder, then pick the 6th picture in that folder.
3.Post that picture on your blog and the story that goes along with the picture.

This picture is of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan's skyline in the background.

This picture is from the NYC Water Taxi, on the way to Water Taxi Beach. Two years ago in June for the Commissioner's birthday.




Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Today

I love being inside on a day like today, even if its just inside my office at work and not inside my apartment, cozy on my couch with my libro and my coffee. I mean, if I had my druthers, you know which I'd choose, but this I can deal with.

It's all snowy and rainy and cold outside. I can see it perfectly from my window.
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Babe has a black tie thing tonight. Black Tie Babe. Sounds like a type of Ken Doll.
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Superbowl Sunday - does anyone care? I don't, really. I mean I'll watch it but I don't care who wins. Are there any Cal players on either team?
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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Restaurant Week

Babe and I usually take advantage of Restaurant Week in the City. This year was no exception. Last night, we dined at Tabla in the Flatiron. It was pretty delicious - sort of Indian fusion type. The app was a salad topped with sweet breads (yup, sweet breads), my main was Lamb with this delicious sauce and this risotto type thing, and my dessert was some crazy caramel thing with a little bit of foam on it. Whatever. It was fun to go and be all fancy.

Of course the best part was that we were dining with Tyra. I mean, she wasn't like with us, with us, but she was there.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Numbers

This weekend, I:
  • Had one drink at Kif, on DeKalb. Have you been there? It's very cute. Funny name, though, huh?
  • Had about five tacos at Ruby & Joaquin's. It took us like ninety minutes to get to Harlem, stupid 2/3 train. We ended up walking twenty minutes in fifteen degree weather to the 4/5, after picking up two bottles of wine and four little cakes. Then the 4 train which was running local so stopped maybe 150 times on the way to 125th street, then we walked another fifteen minutes in the freezing cold. I was jet lagged by the time we got there. Took thirty minutes and 35 dollars to take a cab home. Worth every penny.
  • Read one and a half books.
  • Loaded maybe thirty cds onto the computer - our music collection is almost entirely digitized. Now I need to buy a back-up for the computer!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Haiku 1300th Post Friday

An ode to Friday.
Not Randi's man, but the day.
I love you Friday.

With your promises
of a weekend on the way,
of sleeping til noon.

I'm always happy
when you are here. Dear Friday,
stay with me always.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Potential Spoilers

Dude, LOST was soo good last night. Man! It was excellent. Those two hours were so chock-full of good stuff to think about and decode, I'm freaking stolked for this season!!
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Thank god Jack finally shaved that beard. Man oh man.
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I really don't trust Ben Linus. I really don't.
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I feel like Richard gave us all the answers when he had that brief little chat with Locke.
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That lady with the white hair, she's Desmond's watch seller, right? And I believe she was a part of some sort of trial in the beginning episodes??
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Happy Birthday, Ang!

I hope you have a beautiful birthday, dude!!! I love you!

I thought you might like these pictures from the NKOTB Summer tour.
And I think the other is 1991 NKOTB concert?




Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Be Inaugurated

Happy Inauguration Day, everyone!

I'm looking forward to the speech, that's for sure.

I guess I'm most excited about Obama becoming president because it feels like a return to smart people in Washington. The President will once again be smart and well-educated. Hopefully thoughtful decisions will come out of Washington and the country will be a better, more well respected place to live.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Never gets old


Dude, seriously? The snow never gets old for me. This picture is the other side of Fort Greene park. I had a good ole Martin Luther King, Jr. day. Went to the River Cafe for restaurant week lunch, watched the snow fall and the ice float down the East River, then ran errands in the snow.

The snow!
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Sunday night walk home from the movies





These are all pics of Fort Greene park. Last night, Babe and I (and a couple of other peeps) went to see Slumdog Millionaire at BAM. Good movie - I really liked the idea, the actors, the music. When we left the theater (and the post-theater drink at Frank's Lounge) it was snowing again, so we took these neat photos.

Photos

Babe took this picture of the Lower Manhattan skyline, from the platform of the G train at Smith and 9th Street.

Another of Babe's photogs. This is from a new secret-ish sports bar tucked above a Five Brothers burger joint on Bleecker & Seventh Ave. South, called Bleecker Heights Tavern.
A jar full of mini swedish fish.
Babe, Scooter, and Me on the way to Babe's birthday back in November.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Oh Yeah.

Forgot to talk about this - just around the corner. Holy Moley You Guys.
More pictures here.

Haiku Babe Do You Have My New Metrocard? Friday

My head is itchy.
I'm allergic to my hat.
Still gonna wear it.

Cuz it's ten degrees.
Did ya hear that, family?
It's below freezing.

People are loud here.
Voices. They really do carry.
Silence is golden.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Nice and Snowy

It's really cold and pretty outside.

Cold & pretty. Nice & snowy.

I haven't got much to share. I brought a huge jar of swedish fish to work yesterday (about five pounds worth, to be exact) and nearly half of them were gone by the end of the day. Thanks MIL! People loved them! I'll show you a picture when I get my act together.

Today woulda been a great day to stay home. Work is kinda hard. Just like math. Huh, Barbie?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Television

A frequent theme on this blog is my love for television. It's my favorite. Don't get me wrong, I love movies, too, but not the same way.

Last night, on my DVR so I could fast forward commercials as well as Paula Abdul, I watched the two hour season premiere of American Idol and I loved it.

Do you know what I loved the best? When Ryan Seacrest tried to high five the blind guy.

Babe and I laughed so hard we almost died. Seriously? Watch the clip.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Talents

If I could pick a talent (singing, dancing, drawing, painting, whistling, balloon making, structure building, baking, cake decorating, yodeling, making music out of half full (half empty?) glasses, pop locking, etc.) I think I would pick drawing. Man, it would sure be cool to be able to draw. Not that my talent isn't already singing Sound of Music tunes to Randi over the phone, but if I got to pick a more over-arching talent it would definitely be drawing.

You?

Monday, January 12, 2009

Numbers

This weekend, I:
  • Watched two movies - Tropic Thunder & Almost Famous. Let me explain!! Tropic Thunder obviously needs no explanation - but I will tell you this movie is hilarious. There's some really gross scenes, too, but I say just look away if you can't hack it. Man, Robert Downy Jr. is like funny. I was working for home on Saturday so had to have something on in the background and I just love Almost Famous, so I watched that (and the end of Moulin Rouge!).
  • Watched way too many football games (3?) and watched the Chargers lose by way too much. Sorry babe.
  • Went to Ikea in Red Hook and bought fourteen things for seventy-five dollars.
  • Thought we were getting four - seven inches of snow, but really we only got two inches of ice.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Haiku Friday

The guy next to me
On the subway is snoring.
Not Babe - some random.

He must be tired.
Sometimes I think New Yorkers
Are always tired.

People on the train
With luggage under their eyes
looking sorta bad.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Writers Block

I seem to have a little writer's block this morning. I've:
  • checked the Oscar site to see if we can talk about that (too early).
  • tried to see when my first blog post was to see if this was some kind of anniversary (February 1st Coodence's World will be four years old!)
  • thought about different January happenings (Inaguration Day, MLK Jr. Day, Ang's birthday, Gab's birthday).
  • tried to think of anything I've seen on TV to talk to you about - not much, but I did watch The Daily Show last night and they had a hilarious bit about Indian people because of the whole Sanjay Gupta thing.
  • Oh yeah, that whole Sanjay Gupta thing. Rad. I love it when Indian people get in positions of power. I don't even care that Bobby Jindal is a republican - I just love that he's the freaking governor of Lousiana!! What what!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Los Libros



I did a lot of reading and re-reading over the past month or so. I read (twice) the Southern Vampire series, or the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. They are, of course, the books that True Blood is based on. These books are like a cross between a harlequin romance novel and a mystery with a little bit of sci fi fantasy snuck in. I loved every single one of them. Sookie is one of my new favorite people and I wish I could be her friend. Reading these books also makes me want to go visit the south, where I've never been. I'm trying to convince Babe that we should roadtrip down there. Anyone want to come?

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Media

  • Babe and I saw Milk. One of my pals mentioned to me that it would make me miss San Francisco, and boy did it ever. This was a great movie - Sean Penn has got to be one of the best actors, maybe of all time? He totally becomes whoever he is playing. The movie tells the story of a part of the history of the gay rights movement and the story of the first openly gay person elected into major office. Obviously this movie is particularly timely, with the recent passing of the Prop 8 bill in California. Oh, and by the way? James Franco is so freakin hot in this movie he's worth every penny.
  • I totally watched Wall-E, too. What a strange and wonderful little movie this one is. It's a like Pixar meets Soylent Green. Have you seen it? It's basically a silent film based on a little robot (Wall-E) who cleans up the earth, after humans have left it a mess. The humans in this movie are so funny because they are totally fat and worthless. I was presently surprised to see Pixar make such a funny political statement and I wondered how the throngs of SUV driving, 98 ounce Mountain Dew drinking, suburban living moms and dads felt when watching this movie?

Monday, January 05, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy new year dear readers!

For some of you, I imagine the year already began and you've made your resolutions and are already dieting. For me, this is the first day of the new year. You see, I've been hibernating these past few days. Sure, I've gone outside once or twice, even went to the movies, but really, I didn't start the new year until today.

My resolution? To get to work on time. It may seem that at the age of 31 I should already know how to do that, but the truth, my job is hella flexible and I don't have a time clock or anyone who cares when I get here. I feel like my life will be easier if I get here earlier and therefore, hopefully, also leave earlier?

When I listed reflections on 2008, I forgot to list two of the biggest things I did this year. One was starting the Brooklyn Wine Club. The other was raising nearly $2500 for breast cancer and walking 39.3 miles in two days!

Happy New Year, folks! Let the games begin!