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One day I’m gonna smack someone upside the head in NYC!

34737354It’s one of those days when I woke up to a head cold and feel like crapola. I just want to drink a bottle of Nyquil and crawl back under the covers and go to sleep for three days. Since I have very little tolerance for the stuff anyway usually a full cap full will do the trick. Alas, since I am going away on vacation this Friday to see the parental units in Florida I need to be at work and get a lot accomplished before I head out on my favorite US airline – JetBlue. Gotta have my snacks and in-flight TV! Plus, I need to be rested and well for a trip to the Disney Parks. When you have mom and dad with you for five days in DisneyWorld things can get a bit crazed and nerves can be frayed. Those of you out there who deal with cray cray parents on a daily basis know what I mean. At least Epcot has the Wine & Beer Expo going on, so that will be one afternoon I will be intoxicated and numb to all around me! Hey Mom – you’re driving! Me and Dad are getting crunk!

Anyhoo, in honor of my stuffed nose and achy head I think it’s time for a bit of ranting and raving. Just going to work today I noticed some things that put me in a more foul mood than this cold already has me in. It’s one of those days when I just want to “smack someone upside the head” observing some of the things I see people do that annoy me in NYC. Continue reading One day I’m gonna smack someone upside the head in NYC!

Chill out with Handsome Dan’s snocones in NYC!


Lately all this heat and humidity here in NYC has me thinking of ways to keep cool short of dumping ice down my pants. Yowza! Talk about shrinkage!

There are a few places that come to mind that serve up one of my favorite cold treats – flavored ice. Hidden away inside a decrepit mini-mall off Bedford Ave in Brooklyn lies an amazing find of sweet delight. Handsome Dan’s Snocone & Candy Stand !

Stumbling onto this place one afternoon after seeing the chalkboard sign out on the sidewalk advertising sno-cones we walked into a small candy shop that Willy Wonka would even approve of. Continue reading Chill out with Handsome Dan’s snocones in NYC!

Go home Spring you’re drunk!


Ok, what the hell is going on here? Enough of the cold raw weather already. ENOUGH! It’s like Spring has taken a nap, gone on vacation, or just turned off the switch and forgot to flip it back on. Spring is toying with us here in the Northeast. It temps us with a few nice days and Spring-like temperatures, then pulls a Fall-like day out of it’s ass and dumps a chilly day like today on us. I mean, what the heck are you doing Spring? Are you drunk or something? Why you hating on us? Where has the love gone? You’ve lost that lovin’ feeeeeeeling……. Continue reading Go home Spring you’re drunk!