Posted in February 2013

I Need an App for That

About three years ago I turned off cable and switched to watching TV via streaming channels only. To make it more enjoyable I bought a Roku player that enables me to watch my shows on an actual TV instead of my laptop. To watch my favorite shows without having to scour the internet: I subscribe … Continue reading

Crutches: Day 4

Forgive the “woe, is me” post but my arms and shoulders are killing me. My left calf muscle, which I’d been doing rehab on for fatigue of the soleus muscle, throbs dully.  My exercise and diet plan for my friend’s wedding in 7 weeks has been derailed and I passed out at 8pm last night from the sheer exhaustion of … Continue reading

Facebook Feed Oscars Recap

I skipped the Oscars this year opting instead for a marathon streaming of Line of Duty on Hulu. After the series ended I checked my Facebook feed to see what I had missed. It would seem… there were too many men with long blonde hair people were loving to hate or hating to love Anne Hathaway most of … Continue reading

An Eventful Saturday

Four years running the New York Shakespeare Exchange has hosted ShakesBEER. It is (to my knowledge) the only bard and beer crawl in NYC. Simply put, they act out a scene from different works by Shakespeare at four different bars with cast and audience intermingled. The coolest part is that they don’t do it in … Continue reading

Inspired by Good Spirits

Last night was the 2013 edition of  Good Spirits which though sponsored by Edible Manhattan could have just as easily been sponsored by Edible Brooklyn as the mix of restaurants/distillers/bars did seem to skew to Kings County. No matter, it rocked. I really do love Good Spirits because unlike other food/cocktail events in NYC they seem to have … Continue reading

Wisdom Discovered in Ageing

The best things in life are aged… Cheese, steak, wine, spirits, friendships, great houses, vintage clothes… With age we gain respect and become more aware of the layers of intricacy offered without flashiness but always with the expectation of a little patience. So thank you, to life and notably to those friends, who every day … Continue reading

Simple Pleasures

I didn’t sleep well. I woke up late. Very late and desperately hoping it wasn’t a work day but alas it was. As I walked out my door two words popped into my head: Penny House. Despite being already insanely late for work my body found itself standing in front of the counter at Penny … Continue reading

A Side Tracked Weekend

Wrapping up a 3-day weekend which I’d planned to spend cooking and crossing things off my to-do list, you know like filing my taxes… well let’s just say I got side tracked. After Friday’s insanity of a long day at work and an interesting cab ride home, I slept in. Though I did manage to … Continue reading

Casanova Cabbie

Cab drivers in NYC are known to be characters… Old or young, surly or sweet, talkative or quiet they’ve seen it all and sometimes when you’re willing to chat instead of bury your head in your phone they’ll make your ride so much more fun. I’ve gotten restaurant and movie recommendations from some, debated city … Continue reading

A Tasty Lazy Sunday

Sometimes you want something really tasty but with a little less effort than usual so when that happens, or I’m crunched for time, I cheat by using store-bought bases to which I add a little personal touch. Today was one of those days. Brunch, was two 3-minute poached eggs on a toasted english muffin that I’d spread … Continue reading