Category Archives: NYC

Noob York City

noobWe have now entered the time of the year that can only be considered the dead zone between seasons of gloom and unabashed joy. Yes, that time of the year on the calendar that seems to drag on endlessly between New Year’s and Spring weather sometime in late April or May. The days start off dark heading to work, and end in the dark on the way home from work. The trees are bare of leaves. The air is cold. The weather unpredictable with days of dryness giving way to snow, sleet, and rain. Kind of dreary out. Very few holidays to break up the monotony save for President’s Day and Martin Luther King day if your company is nice enough to give them off. It’s a time when people desperately try to adhere to their resolutions to eat better, be a bit healthier, and stick to a fitness program.

Yes, we have now entered….The Noob Zone.

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I love a good Speakeasy. Oh, cocktail joy!

Living in NYC offers a plethora of watering holes to get your drink on. There is so much to choose from that at times we argue endlessly about where to go or what kind of place we want to spend our drinking time at. We are a fickle bunch and all have our preferred spots to down a beer or enjoy a quality made libation. Many are creatures of habit and will only hit up the same joints now and again. This drives me nuts as I like to explore new places and try out something different depending on my mood. I am happy to say that the group of friends I associate with also are of the same mindset. Bars, pubs, clubs, sports bars, dive bars, gay bars, cocktail bars, hipster bars, metal bars, etc, and my own special favorite – the Speakeasy.

I love a good Speakeasy. These specialized bars that pay homage to a time long ago when our country lost it’s mind and outlawed all beer, booze, and spirits. Prohibition to me was one of the worst decisions that our country ever made. Yeah, how did that brain-thrust of an idea work out?

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Rantings & Ravings To Start The Year

Yup, it’s a new year and I need to get a few things off my chest. In my daily travels around NYC there are some things I observe on a daily basis that just rub me the wrong way. Even though it’s the first week of 2013 with the air of new beginnings some things just never change. Experiencing a few of these first hand this week made me ponder a bit. It all adds to my list of Rantings & Ravings.

Here’s a few things that literally make me want to smack people upside the head.

With a brick.

Guys who cross their legs like a girl when seated.

People who don’t clean up their dog poop on the sidewalks.

Anyone who wears crocs.

People who won’t ask for help in a gym but get in everyone’s way doing everything wrong.

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New Yorkers, Jan 2nd, and the inevitable.

Life in NYC is always a bit different the day after New Years. It’s always a “bit off” to begin with but maybe that’s just me. After a week’s vacation for the holiday season I was jonesing to head back to work and get back on a normal routine.  Even so, it feels like I am still groggy today, and I can tell that most New Yorkers look and feel the same way. People are moving a bit slower on Jan 2nd . Mr Sandman put some extra sleep crustiness in our eyes and we are trying to get back into the swing of things. For many of us after a week off or long holiday weekend we are still recovering from the excessive partying, bad eating, and extra drinking we indulged in. We know better but still ruin ourselves every year!

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