Oh crap! With all the hoopla surrounding the magical date of 12-12-12 that we were all paying attention to I just realized that there are only eleven more shopping days until Christmas, and I really have not started yet. Sure, I have picked up a few things here and there but nothing to make a dent in the list I have mentally placed in my head. It’s giving me a pounding headache already just thinking about it.
I am kind of a lucky man. I am surrounded by terrific cooks and friends that can whip up delicious tasting meals and delicacies with a snap of their fingers. It’s both a blessing and a curse I tell you. On one hand, you just know to expect when we have a pot luck or get together somewhere. The food is amazing and quite tasty. Drool worthy at times. On the other hand, it makes me feel like the kind of person that can barely make a bowl of Cheerios. Monique is a ridiculous cook and can pretty much open up her own bistro if she wanted. Kristy is a pastry and dessert maven. Since she is diabetic she also bakes up some great low-sugar treats. Chef Ben is, well, he’s a trained chef and can make anything taste awesome. It’s a ridiculously talented group. We never have to worry about going hungry around these food magicians.
You ever have one of those days when you just seem invisible to all of the human race? Well, maybe not all of them, but to the people that inhabit your town or city. Some days you just want to go into a rage and scream “HEY! I’M HERE!!!!”
For the most part I think people are mainly considerate and respectful in their lives and to those around them. As bad a rep New Yorkers get for being gruff and unmannered I usually encounter just the opposite as most have consideration. Yet, there are days like today that makes me want to go all “Hulk Smash” on some specific individuals.
Lately I have kicked back on my diet and training a bit to help heal up a few nagging injuries. Sure, I am itching to get back on my normal workout schedule, but in the meantime I’m having some fun enjoying myself and partaking in some high-caloric delicious food finds. This weekend we decided to get some Christmas shopping done and wanted to support some of our small local businesses. A great spot to explore and hunt out some unique boutiques are in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn. For us it’s a pretty easy trek as we jump on the #4,5, or 6 subway to the L train to Bedford Ave. It leads right into the heart of “Billyburg” as the L train is known as the “Hipster Express” to me and many others. There are so many terrific little places to shop as the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well here, along with many delectable spots to eat and drink!