I travel a lot for business and over the years I have seen many cities, explored new places in this great country known as AMURRICA, and also have partaken in delicious food and drink from all around. There is one thing that is always a constant though – the idiotic things we all have to put up with when traveling. Mostly when it comes to air travel. It’s a necessary evil as it is the quickest way to get from point A to point B. Honestly, I actually like flying, I really do, but at the same time I really despise it. I feel many of us are all in the same boat. We fly because it beats the heck out of driving or taking a bus or train across the country. When I see some of these fellow travelers out there that make my day turn into a heaping pile of angst and disgust I kind of want to beat them senseless. Or, at least give them a firm smack upside the back of the head!
Some of my observations and things that make me go MAD MAD MAD when traveling out of the NYC area –
Continue reading For The Love of Flying – Rants & Raves!
I’m not a runner. Never have been, and never will be. I always see and hear about those who get up at the crack of dawn to get in their morning jog. I see them running through the city streets dodging traffic, running around those on the way to work, and trying to avoid crashing into baby carriages along the way. It can be a driving rain storm, a foot of snow in a blizzard, or even single digit frigid temperatures out and these hearty beings persevere so as to not miss one run. Personally, I think many of them are nuts! You won’t catch me out in that weather doing anything other than hitting a bar or picking up some Chinese food to take home to the couch. I’ll happily sit in a cafe with my cappuccino while relaxing in a comfy chair and watch you all huff and puff by.
Continue reading You a runner? You jog? Not me!
Yup, it’s that time of year when seemingly everyone around us has some sort of flu bug, virus, or cold. It’s the season of sickness and despair. We see multiple reports from healthcare organizations telling us (again) that this year will be the worst flu strain on record. We must go out and get flu shots! Don’t go to work! Stay home! Don’t venture out in public if sick! Sneeze and cough into your arm! Don’t touch your eyes, mouth, or nose! Don’t shake hands! Use hand sanitizer! Wash your hands! Don’t have sex!
(Well, that last one I am drawing the line. Unless I’m sick, or she is, and vomiting. Gotta have limits.)
Seems like overkill. Yet, the funny thing is, I agree with a lot of this. I just wish the selfish disease and plague-ridden public would also adhere to these warnings and stay home! Continue reading You sick bro? How this New Yorker reacts to the flu.
We who live here in New York love to go out to eat. It’s one of our pastimes that we all adhere to. Brunch has become a rite of passage. We mostly know that we can save a boat full of cash by cooking at home with more regularity, but then that means having to actually go out grocery shopping, preparing and cooking the actual meals, and then having to clean up the mess we make. It just seems easier to head out to one of the bazillion eateries and cafes that inhabit our fair city to enjoy a meal served to us. With the diverse amount of food stuffs offered here in our melting pot we have a cultural smorgasbord to choose from. No muss, no fuss.
Then again, along with the pleasantries of dining out there are the pitfalls that go along with it. Fellow obnoxious diners alongside you can easily ruin a nice meal. Restaurants can drive us batty with their rules and regulations. Clueless wait staff makes one want to scream. There are just so many to choose from! I give to you my fellow frustrated diners a list of rants & ravings based on my observations and experiences over my many years of dining out.
Continue reading Eating grumpy! My NYC dining rants & ravings.