I have to say I am a pretty happy dude living in Manhattan right now. With the recent winter storm Nemo dropping by for a visit dumping over 30-38 inches of snow in areas such as Long Island, Boston, Connecticut, and parts of New England it has caused a major headache. People are still snowed in their homes. Roads are still closed. Airports are playing catch up over cancelled flights. People’s cars are still stranded and buried under mounds of snow. The morning commute for many will be a nightmare as people try to get to work and back to normal. We actually lucked out and only received around ten inches of snow here in the city. Seems like most of the streets were plowed and sidewalks were shoveled pretty quickly by Saturday afternoon. With the temps above freezing and sunny skies out this weekend a lot of it melted here already. So how did I deal with this snowy weekend? I went out for some drinks with a friend!
Heck, everything was open in Manhattan on Saturday, so why not hit a bar after getting my workout in at the gym? It was a great way to revitalize my sore muscles – LOL! I did get some Chinese food first, for as we all know these places never close in NYC. Even in a blizzard Chinese restaurants seem to stay open and will deliver. After getting my fill of steamed chicken and broccoli I headed out to meet up with my buddy Melissa to down some cold brews over good conversation at a few of our favorite beer and food haunts on the UES – City Swiggers and the Heidelberg. Craft beer, big mugs, and potato pancakes! Prost!
Now here it is Sunday night and I’m watching The Walking Dead and Bar Rescue. Winding down the weekend, and getting my head ready for a long work week ahead. Just thinking about it made me snicker at some of the things I will probably observe tomorrow.
1- Monster slush puddles at every street corner that clueless people will step into. It will be mid-forties and rainy tomorrow. Everything will be a slushy mess. There will be plenty of soaked feet tomorrow. I’ll be giggling.
2 – Idiot store owners and staff that refuse to shovel the glop off the sidewalk. Even though it is the law to keep the sidewalk clear there are always those lazy-ass businesses that will refuse to keep it clean. Normally I am the one who almost falls on my butt in front of them.
3 – The subways will somehow be delayed and behind schedule. The MTA will probably blame the snow. That happened two days earlier, and wasn’t all that bad here. What a shock! Not.
4- People getting blasted with wet slush by passing cars. I always get a good laugh out of that – unless it is me taking the slushing!
5 – Morons who refuse to carry an umbrella even though the weather reports are calling for rain. Not only will they be soaked from the rain, but also wet from the melting snow. Maybe they are too cool to carry an umbrella – or too dumb. I get a kick out of these fools!
Here’s to a new week. Almost forgot – it’s Valentine’s Day in four days. Aye carumba! The pressure is on!