Category Archives: NYC

Long live “The NYC Rat” !

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For those of us who live in the NYC area we have all seen our fine furry friends. Those fanciful creatures that roam our city streets at night. Crawl through our sewers. Rummage through our garbage by the sidewalks. Ride alongside us in the subway tunnels. For better or worse we are stuck with them. They will outlast us and always be here. Yet, I am not speaking of those dirty disease carrying rodents scurrying throughout our city. I am talking about those giant inflatable rats that seem to pop up overnight!

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Old School Burlesque in a Modern Era

I am always on the lookout for new, unusual, fun, and different bars to enjoy a libation. Here is one on the risque side that is sure to get your blood pressure pumping.

In an era when many new bars open up and try to cram as much modern technology into every nook and cranny like some Vegas mega-sports-bar-ultra-lounge Frankenstein monster it is surprisingly refreshing to walk into a place such as Nurse Bettie here in NYC.

Like a throwback to the 1950’s Bettie Page style pin-ups. Simple, chic, and sexy with free burlesque shows on Wednesday and Thursday nights performed by some pretty talented and hot temptresses. You can almost picture this place full of men in fedora hats and women dressed to the nines back in the day drinking proper cocktails while enjoying the visually arousing entertainment on the stage.

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Are you a “Cell Phone Savage” too?

Yeah, I’m in a mood this morning. The day started out so good. Bright and sunny out. Crisp cool air and dry outside. Hot cup of coffee on the way to work. Then a bunch of nimrods have to go and piss me off. Sometimes that’s all it takes. Just a few little things that push your buttons the wrong way. Pet peeves aside, some of these annoyances I experience on a daily basis get me to the point of going all Chuck Norris on people. These sorts I am referring to are the “Cell Phone Savages” as I have named them in my mind.

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Me? A wifi hog? Oink!

 

Now, as one to always denigrate those around me that use public areas sorely for their free wifi needs I never thought of myself as one of their brood. That is until recently when I had some free time to myself and decided to bring my computer to a local cafe for some coffee.

Looking around you know the types that frequent these places – students, home workers, Facebook fiends, bloggers, and wifi hogs among others. That last one can always be found mostly in coffee shops such as Starbucks leeching off of the complimentary wifi and free Continue reading Me? A wifi hog? Oink!