Well, that one surely caught us all off guard here in the Northeast. I mean, we did have all the advance warnings and weather reports. Yet, as I wrote in my recent blog post many people in this area take it a bit lightly. We have all been through storms before, and many just don’t end up being that bad overall. We have endured storms, blackouts, terrorist attacks, etc. I guess sometimes things do happen as predicted. I, for one, also did not think it would end up this devastating. Sandy was one mean storm, and she did not go away quietly. Continue reading Hurricane Sandy was no joke!
New Yorker’s are a funny bunch. Sure, we are bombarded by information sources all day warning us and updating on Hurricane Sandy – internet, social media, twitter, newspapers, tv, smoke signals, carrier pigeons, etc. Yet, many of us seem oblivious to heed the perils of this upcoming Frankenstorm.
Our mayor has been telling us to stock up on essential supplies, have a “Go Bag” ready, pay attention to the emergency weather updates, and basically just stay inside safe and dry. So, what did we do today? Like many of our fellow citizens we went out for brunch! Heck yeah! With big ole’ bloody marys! Burger with the works and eggs benedict. Mini muffins too! Sipping on my spicy cocktail while peering out the window at the dreary sky and whipping winds we just sat in bliss and enjoyed our boozy brunch. It’s what we do!
Continue reading There’s a hurricane coming?
Is it just me or am I noticing such a total lack of respect from not just younger kids nowadays, but also grown adults? Now, I don’t want to sound like an old fart complaining about the younger generation, or a self-righteous ass thinking the worst of every grown person around me, but it is really concerning to me what is wrong with people that they can’t even be considerate to each other anymore. I travel a lot and this is not just a NYC thing – it’s everywhere.
Continue reading WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE NOWADAYS? IS CHIVALRY AND COMMON COURTESY A BYGONE THING?
I don’t get people nowadays. All you hear is how everyone is worried about the economy, rising taxes, huge bills to pay, job worries, and assorted financial problems. Yet, when it comes to saving money or being frugal many of these same people have no clue or actually refuse to be proactive in their financial lives. They go paycheck to paycheck and spend frivolously with no regards to putting much if anything away. Hey, I’m no Donald Trump and don’t own much, but over the years I squirreled away enough to hold me and my fiancée over in case of hard times.
Continue reading Money Matters