Saturday, May 27, 2006
This store is catty corner from my building in Washington Heights. Yeah, I've been living up here EAST of Broadway for almost ten months now. But sadly my sublet is coming to an end and I'm leaving very soon. The good news is that I'm moving to Brooklyn. But I will surely miss it here - my lovely Dominican neighborhood.
I'll miss the Dunkin Donuts around the corner. They knew exactly how I liked my coffee and would have it made the second they saw me walk in.
The cheap Dominican clothing stores are amazing. They saved my summer as I was able to buy some cheap and cute tops and it didn't matter if they fell apart at the end of the season. I also love their message tee shirts, my favorite being "Dominican Girls are so HOT right now!"
Speaking of which, the Dominican women in my neighborhood, besides being mad bootylicious, are some of the sassiest bad ass women around. I would not advise messing with one. Ever.
I'll miss being called a "blancquita" by the neighborhood men drinking Coronas on their stoops on a hot summer day.
My area gets a bad rap from the particularly cautious. But I've never really had any problems. There are a lot of amazing people here. It's fun and lively. The rents up here are decent, especially by Manhattan standards.
I heart you, Washington Heights! I will try to visit after I go.
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Last night I found out about the most incredibly genius bit of television programming EVER. The good folks at MTV2's "Adult Swim" have obtained the right to air the most ridiculous episodes of "Saved by the Bell" on their program. It's absolutely amazing.
The episode I saw was entitled "Zach Attack". Zach and pals form a super cheesy rock band that becomes world renowned. Of course, the fame goes to his head, he becomes a major dick, and the band breaks up. Casey Kasem makes an appearance as himself. I laughed my ass off. I cannot WAIT to see the episode entitled "Jesse's Song" where Jesse (played by Elizabeth Berkley) becomes addicted to caffeine pills.
(Obvious P.S. - being in an altered state while watching certainly helps.)
Friday, May 05, 2006
For those of you who don't know, David Blaine is up to his latest stunt. He's living underwater in a glass sphere outside of the Julliard School in Lincoln Center for a week. This stunt will end on Monday evening as he will emerge only to be wrapped in heavy chains and dropped back into the tank. He will then attempt to hold his breath for a record nine minutes while busting out of said chains. I decided I had to pay him a visit this morning since my bookkeeping client lives two blocks away from the action.
I arrived on the scene at 9am. Side note: on the way I decided to stop at Starbucks as such a spectacle absolutely warranted a green tea tall latte. In order to shoot my dick quotient through the roof, I ordered said drink with soy milk. It was rather tasty.
The pic above was taken at 9:30am when he finally woke up. But when I first arrived, his lazy underwater-havin' ass was still asleep. What the hell? He's got people to entertain. It was really creepy and kind of cool. I was told that he has a feeding tube and a catheter. Good times.
After I took the first pics, I headed over to the fountain and enjoyed my overpriced drink as I watched a man sleep in a water bubble.
How was YOUR morning?