Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Greenmarket Finds

*Whole Milk
*Cremini Mushrooms
*White Onion
*Sweet Potato
*Rhubarb (!!!!)
*7 grain Bread

Strawberries!!!  It felt like Christmas morning when I saw these.
Pretty sure that I'm the happiest bunny in the whole city.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Greenmarket Finds

Whole Milk
Heavy Cream
Raspberry Jam
Crimini Mushrooms
Swiss Chard
Dinosaur Kale
and a huge bunch of Asparagus


Friday, April 13, 2012

Latest Obsessions

*Linen High-Waist Pants from AA
(mint green please)

*Black Dynamite
(Chocolate Giddy Up)

*The Salty Pimp from the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop
(best cone ever.)

*Butcher Bar in Astoria
(awesome bbq)

(get caught up in old photos)

*Wes Anderson's Worlds @ Museum of the Moving Image
(I will be attending ALL of the screenings.)

*Note to Self

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

City of Change

I was walking along Houston yesterday and I noticed a bare space where Billy's Antiques was.  In it there was a single coffin with
some bottles of beer on it.  I couldn't stop staring, and I instantly felt sad.

photo source

No I was not a regular customer, I didn't have a personal relationship
with anyone there, but it was a special place in the city. It would be like the Strand*,
Trash and Vaudville, or Katz's closing down. Places that are unique to the NY that I know.
I'm sure that I'm just one in a long line of New Yorkers that has lamented about the changes in the city.
The way I feel about Billy's turning into a luxury condo is probably the way
many people felt about CBGB turning into a John Varvatos store.

One of the saddest things to me has always been the knowledge that the city won't wait
for you. It will change whether you stay or go. But for someone who can drown in nostalgia, it's a good lesson on letting things go, living in the present, and enjoying what's around.

*Though lets be honest, if the Strand closed I would be inconsolable. Let's hope I never see that day.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Latest Obsessions

*Akamaru Modern Noodles from Ippudo
(best ramen ever.slowly becoming a Friday habit)

*NYT article "Puberty before age 10:The New Normal?"
(really interesting. fairly depressing. best to be aware)

*Lana Del Rey- Born to Die
(I don't love all of her songs but I do love this one) 

*The idea of a Twin Peaks party
(coffee, donuts, pie, and costumes)

*Finding natural body products, sans chemicals.
(I'll be ordering from Sigrid later this week)

*Visiting South Jersey this weekend
(can't wait!)