Sunday, December 28, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Saturday - Shopping hell, Holiday day out (shecky's thing), Long Island for a holiday party
Sunday - Upstate maybe?
Monday - Work and pick up car insurance in Chinatown. Maybe grab some food for the office?
Tuesday - Dinner with Christy and pack for ATL
Wednesday - Half day, lunch with the boys, plane to ATL!
I'm on Azithromycin. It's a 5 day supply so I should be rid of this infection soon. Got me some codeine as well...
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Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
I've only biked a few times since. Nothing strenuous. I think I'm going for a nice run / bike tonight. We'll see. Keep you posted. Check out my bike on the M103!
I picked up a flat after going to Trader Joe's. the bus driver actually let me bring the bike on board. They're not suppose to. Big ups to him.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
It happened earlier today! We pulled up to a fancy building in Shanghai to grab drinks and take pictures. I look up, saw a great view, reached for my pocket for a camera and it wasn't there. I LEFT it in a CAB! We turn around and sure enough the cab actually made a u-turn and it was across the street. I yell over, look into the cab, and thank goodness it was sitting on the floor. The cab drive, who happened to be a woman, kept saying "I had no idea it was there" in mandarin. She thought I was accusing her of stealing it.
All is well in the camera front. Pictures to be posted after my trip. Credit to techomologist who spotted the driver.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Beijing's weather is late fall / winterish weather. As we head south it will feel more like New York and then even a little Miamish.
Things I'll "miss" while I'm in China.
2 episodes of Entourage
2 weekends of NFL football picks for my pool
World Series of Poker finally
All of which I will happily do without.
I'm very impressed with how techmologist is approaching this trip. He's been really canvasing his network of fellow Asians and china travelers to consult with the big cities. With the planning and networking I really think this will be a trip of a lifetime.
Friday Knick game and then Union Bar.
Saturday Caren's Bday party at Essex and then Around the Clock for Food.
Sunday hanging out at Dave's place in Hoboken.
Pics below - All taken with my iPhone.
Braised short ribs by fooddotout.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Daily News Endorses Obama
Jets Nose tackle and his passion for food
Times Topic on Coffee
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
My Buddy: she just went "God, this is house is so big. So much effort to clean it up. This maid is costing me too much."
Friday, October 10, 2008
Check out the set list!
"We Built This City" - Starship
"Nothing But a Good Time" - Poison
"Keep On Lovin' You" - REO Speedwagon
"(Just Like) Livin' in Paradise" - David Lee Roth
"I Wanna Rock" - Twisted Sister
"Too Much Time on My Hands" - Styx
"Renegade" - Styx
"I Hate Myself for Loving You" - Joan Jett
"Oh Sherrie" - Steve Perry
"Waiting For a Girl Like You" - Foreigner
"Shadows of the Night" - Pat Benatar
"Don't Stop Believin'" - Journey
"Heaven" - Warrant
"The Search is Over" - Survivor
"We're Not Gonna Take It" - Twisted Sister
"High Enough" - Damn Yankees
"The Final Countdown" - Europe
"I Want to Know What Love Is" - Foreigner
"Harden My Heart" - Quarterflash
"Here I Go Again" - Whitesnake
"To Be With You" - Mr. Big
"Every Rose Has Its Thorn" - Poison
"Hit Me With Your Best Shot" - Pat Benatar
"Can't Fight This Feeling" - REO Speedwagon
"Wanted Dead or Alive" - Bon Jovi
"Cum On Feel the Noize" - Quiet Riot
"Any Way You Want It" - Journey
"Heat of the Moment" - Asia
"Sister Christian" - Night Ranger
"More Than Words" - Extreme
It really rocked out!
Afterwards my friends and I headed over the Hudson Hotel bar. There was this old man. He was in his 60's possible 70's GETTING DOWN on the dance floor. He was going to his own beat and pointing his fingers up in the air like a pro. When I grow old I would be so happy to live his night life in the club. NOT the bedroom.
Enjoy the music!!!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
I want to know if it’s possible to travel from New York City to Berkeley, Calif. by train. I am a single senior female. How long would the trip take and what would it cost (roughly)? Thank you.
Taking the train across the United States is a trip of a lifetime, especially since the rails travel through stunning areas of the country where highways don’t reach. It is possible to travel on Amtrak (www.amtrak.com) from New York to Berkeley, going through Colorado and northern Utah, but you’ll need to change trains in Chicago and Sacramento, Cal.
The trip will take at least 74 hours, or three days straight, so I suggest getting a private sleeping berth for at least part of the trip. I took a three-day cross-county train trip from Washington, DC to Seattle with just a coach seat and only slept well when the seat next to me happened to be empty.
The cost depends on whether you get the room. A coach-only reservation for a mid-October trip can cost as little as $265.20, with a senior discount. But if you add a Superliner Roomette (holds two) for the two nights on the California Zephyr (the Chicago to Sacramento leg), the price of the same trip is $809.95.
Be sure to check out the Berkeley destination guide in nytimes.com/travel, which includes “36 Hours in Berkeley, Calif.” by Joshua Kurlantzick. And if you have time in Chicago or Sacramento, our archives include destination guides to those cities as well. - DAVID G. ALLAN
Friday, October 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Santana pitched 8 innings of two run ball. He comes through every time and we finally got run support. The bases were loaded and a fan ran onto the field. It was one of the best "fan runs on the field" moments EVER!
The runner was in a grey sweat suit and ran from 3rd base to 2nd base
He juked the first security guard who fell flat on his face. The 2nd guard caught him and tackled him. What happened afterward seemed fake. The kid's sweatpants fell off. His white bare ass was exposed to the entire stadium. Everyone was going wild. It took another couple minutes to carry him off to left field. They took him into the visitor bull pen and the crowd kept going nuts.
The last time I saw someone run onto the field was at Yankee Stadium. The security there seemed twice the size of the chubby guys at Shea. It took one guy to tackle the gentleman and zip tie cuff him. And they carried him off like a tied up hog for roasting.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Friday evening I planned a birthday dinner for my sis. She's 16+15 and a little sad about it. I'm currently 27. What's the big deal? I guess I'll find out in 4 years. We ate at Stanton Social. The food there is consistantly good. I really like the variety. It's like Americanized dim sum. We had 5 people for dinner and ordered a total of 17 dishes. It was maybe 1 or 2 dishes over. Everything rocked.
Afterwards my sister and brother in-law left for home. Kenny and Winnie (my cousin not so cousin) went across the street to grab a few drinks at Essex. I have been partying there and brunching there for well over 7 years now. We had a few and I saw some old friends that work there. A new bartender started working there and she's absolutely beautiful. Sabrina from Queens. I can go on all day about her. We drink and 10pm rolls by and my good friend Mascha strolls in. It's her birthday party across the street at La Caverna! We grab some more drinks at Essex and we walk a total of 75 feet to catch her party.
La Caverna is an interesting spot. I threw a new years party there about 5 years ago. It was a shit show. Nick, the owner, took care of it all. The place is still around and the place was packed out Saturday night. B&T crowd for sure though. We drink we have fun and we wonder down the block to Congee Villiage to find out they stop serving at 2am. I'm not too happy about that but we switch gears and catch a cab to Wo Hop. We chow down and go home.
Now I'm kicking back watching the last yankee game in the old stadium going back and forth with the Dallas Green Bay game. Kicking back and detoxing.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I also have a $150 riding on them to win the world series.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Awesome pics are taken by George. George's full review can be found here.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Vineyards in Long Island
Naked couch surfing
Greg and Cara's wedding
Putting fires out
Rooting for the JETS & METS
Shabu Shabu aka Hot Pot
$40 suit jacket from Zara
Pics to follow.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Here's one I got a healthy chuckle out of.
I once found a girl attractive only after my close friend confessed to me that he was in love
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
11/7 Fly to Beijing
11/13 Fly to Shanghai
11/15 Fly to Fuzhou
11/18 Fly to Hong Kong
11/23 Fly back to NYC
Fun facts about traveling to the other side of the world.
There's a 12 hour difference in time.
China's morning is New York's evening.
Flight time non stop is about 14 hours.
Visa's are $130