Tuesday, December 22, 2009

thought he was a jerk for hating on the fussy toddler seated behind him unti'l the little old lady next to him muttered "Shut the fuck UP!"

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

One year in Harlem

Well, it's been one year in Harlem now. You would think I'd be used to hiking up six flights of stairs by now, but you'd be only half right. I'm good as long as I don't have seven bags of groceries to lug up with me. (You would also think I would have learned to go to the local Pathmark with greater frequency and less severity, but you'd be wrong.)

Still bright and sunny---although apparently I'm located next to a construction site for the next year or so as the MTA rebuilds (from the ground up) the new Mother Hale Bus Depot next door. Right now it's just a big pit.

Anyway, that's whats going on up here. Maybe I'll try to write more on this thing going forward.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Spring Cleaning

Well, the parents are coming to NYC on Friday, and unless I want my mother to cry and then spend all day Sunday cleaning my apartment, I need to clear away the detritus of the winter. It's amazing how things pile up.

I do think, however, that it's time to go to bed. No point in pulling overnights when I'm not getting paid for them.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Lunch Today (I hope!)

OK, this is what I anticipate having for lunch today. After working the overnight (!) I'm hopping on the airport bus and going to LaGuardia, flying to Savannah, and then going with my family to The Lady and Sons, Paula Deen's southern cooking restaurant. Seeing this Flickr photo posted by another user makes me HUNGRY, even at 4:16 am.
The Lady & Son's, Savannah
Originally uploaded by

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter to my Peeps

Wow, my very own sunrise service, right here at the Front Desk!

In other historic news, I ate my first Peep (ever) today. It was very sweet.

I was inspired to purchase my first ever six-pack of Peeps today by the Food Network show "Unwrapped," which today had a special about all manner of Easter confections. They featured a "Peep artist" who makes huge constructions and collages out of Peeps. It made me wonder what I was missing out on. The answer: tooth decay.

Happy Easter to all!
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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Chrysler Building as seen from the Alex

New York from the 26th Floor
Originally uploaded by boboroshi
So, this is where I've been spending my nights lately. Not on top of the Chrysler Building, but on the overnight shift at The Alex.

I really hope they hire a new overnight manager soon, because overnights kinda suck.

You'd think I'd have more time to blog since spending hours and hours with nothing to do in the lobby of a hotel, but you'd be wrong. Perhaps this is the start of my next big blogging phase.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Fast Food Nation R Us!

It’s time to revisit my goal of staying away from fast food restaurants, methinks.

A particularly disastrous outing to Wendy’s today has precipitated this particular “never again” moment. Nasty, NASTY food. Yuck. Happily, the sick feeling is staying with me to make me remember why I gave this crap up in the first place.

So, no more fast food—with the exception of lowfat Subway (hey a guy’s gotta eat something).

Wish me luck.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Holiday Temptations

And…it’s that time of year again!

I’m down fifteen pounds (yay!) and now the Holiday Season begins. I’m really going to try to be good this year. When I sat down with the nutritionist, it was amazing how often I was “treating” myself to various things. She pointed out to me that if you treat yourself all the freaking time, it’s not really a “treat,” is it?

She also pointed out that cheese lurks everywhere and that you can consume an amazing amount of calories just by going to Starbucks once or twice a day. Yikes!

Here’s hoping my holidays don’t turn into “open season” on bakery goods and hors d’ouevres!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Things are going well on Nutrisystem

Down 9 lbs so far, being fairly strict about following their rules. Except still putting cream in my morning coffee, and having low-fat (not non-fat) dressing on my lunch salad (the non-fat dressings at my lunch place are all nasty!) Enjoying the routine, the variety and the simplicity.