Am I weirdo magnet?
That is a question I ask myself constantly while living in NYC. Well actually, just not here but it seems pretty much everywhere I travel. I just don’t get it. They come out of the woodwork, out of the shadows, out of the dark corners of my mind to confront me in the strangest of ways. Now, I know that living in NYC it’s pretty much weirdo central. From what I have been told only a few spots rival it. Maine for one?
Just the other night it happened to me again. I had nothing much planned so I took my computer downtown to a nice coffee-house that stays open until midnight and offers free WiFi, along with a really tasty iced café mocha I must say. I was minding my own business doing some work on my resume and job hunt. Earbuds in and listening to my tunes. Every once in a while, I looked up and noticed the place was busy but not totally packed. There was a jumble of empty seats spread throughout. They are basically round tables for two. Of course, as with any coffee joint the tables near outlets are at a premium. WiFi hogs such as myself covet these. I noticed this one dude sitting alone at a table along the windows by one of these. He was not drinking or eating anything. Just sitting there. For an hour. Staring ahead into space. Like one of those creepers you see in a club at the edge of the dance floor holding a beer and leering at the girls dancing. Yes, that guy.
The one you hope does not approach you. Continue reading
Posted in 2017, Awkward, Coffee, Douchebaggery, Ewwww, Life, Manhattan, New York living, NYC, People, Pet Peeves, Rantings & Ravings, Uncategorized, Weird Stuff, WTF
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Sushi burritos? Heck yeah! The Salmon Samba Burrito is really good.
I decided to check this joint out recently while shopping in the area and needed some sort of healthy lunch. Yet, I wanted something different and unusual from the norm. I never had a sushi burrito before so this seemed like a cool choice. There are a multitude of places to eat at in NYC, from around the world, so it’s no surprise to see an unusual foodie experience such as Sushirrito pop up on the scene.
Ordering was pretty easy as the menu is not all that large but the choices are good, yet there is little leeway to customize your food option. My one other gripe is that they need to expand their cold drink choices. At least get some regular and diet sodas here in case people don’t want to choose water or some sort of prepackaged lemonade or iced tea. Continue reading
Posted in 2017, Dining, Food, Food Porn, Foodie, Gluttony, Gluttony Files, Health, Lunch, Manhattan, Nutrition, NYC, NYC Dining, Restaurant, Restaurant Review, Uncategorized, Yelp
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Substance with no soul. Yet, it feeds on the souls of all those who died horribly across the street on 9-11.
A few days ago I paid a visit to the Oculus in NYC to check it out. Had not been down to the World Trade Center area in a while. I heard a lot about this new transportation hub. Walked around it and explored a bit. So, it’s basically an overpriced mall inside of a dead whale carcass structure that houses the MTA and PATH subway lines at an astronomically disgusting waste of $4 billion dollars of taxpayers money. All while we have homeless everywhere in NYC, and starving people in need of help. At least we can now shop in a mall right across where thousands died on 9-11! Pick up that fancy Hugo Boss suit! Buy that shiny Breitling watch! Purchase that stylish Kate Spade bag! Just be sure to ignore those begging for change or something to eat right outside of its doors. I read they paid the architect of this bloated piece of work upwards of $80 million dollars. Really?
Just another wasteful tourist attraction near where one of our darkest days occurred. Continue reading
Posted in 2016, Business, Government, Manhattan, Money, MTA, New York living, New York State, NYC, Shopping, Subway, Touristy, Transit, Uncategorized, Yelp
Tagged 1-Percenters, 9-11, capitalism, greed, high-end, mall, Manhattan, mass transit, MTA, nyc, NYC Life, NYC MTA, NYC Subway, NYC Transit, Oculus, Oculus NYC, PATH, PATH Train, shopping, subway, transit, transportation, World Trade Center, World Trade Center Transportation Hub, Yelp
I’m a busy man lately. Been running all around Manhattan performing errands, getting some dreaded Christmas shopping done, dropping off a few coats for charity, and also squeezing in some much-needed fun time with my friends. NYC is a magical place this time of year, and lends itself to a bit of overeating and overindulgence.
Yes, diets and waistlines take a beating during the holiday season.
That being said it’s always nice to have a spot like Westville to drop in for some clean and healthy eats to place your mind at ease, and make you feel a little better about yourself after the previous night’s egg nog consumption and over-eating at the company party. Continue reading
Posted in 2016, Dessert, Dining, Food, Food Porn, Foodie, Gluttony, Gluttony Files, Manhattan, New York living, Nutrition, NYC, NYC Dining, Restaurant, Restaurant Review, Uncategorized, Yelp
Tagged Dining, dinner, Food, food porn, foodie, gluttony, Gluttony Files, Manhattan, meat, nutrition, nyc, NYC Dining, NYC Life, restaurant, restaurant review, salmon, Vegan, vegetables, vegetarian, veggies, Westville, Yelp