Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Blake had a hand full of baby carrots and was eating them. Bo is always very interested in anything that Blake is eating, and today was no exception. I told Blake that he should give Bo a little bite of carrot just to see if he would eat it. Shock of all shocks... he did! Blake gave him another bite, and he ate that as well! What a strange dog... Blake then gave him a whole baby carrot and he chomped down on the entire thing. I guess it is a good, healthy thing for him to eat, so I might try it again tomorrow.
Not a lot else happening here today, so I'll write more a little later. Good night!
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
away from our apartment tomorrow. I just took Bo outside, and down at
the end of our block, it is swarming with police and EVERYTHING is
barricaded in preparation for tomorrow. What the heck??? I would go
down there tomorrow just to say that I'd seen him, but Blake and I are
going out of town before he is due in the neighborhood. Darn. Here's
a picture of the street that I took with my iphone. I tried to be
nonchalant about it so that I wouldn't get yelled at by the police.
That resulted in a lame photo. Sorry! I guess you can see the police
standing on the corner and the cement blocks in the middle of the
road. What you can't see are the tv satellite vans that are lining
the streets. Just take my word for it.
Check out the park. The trees are starting to get green... as well as the grass.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
So we were walking home from church the other day, and saw this couple who looked to be in their 70's holding hands and walking together. Normally this wouldn't be anything out of the ordinary, but these two had appeared as though their better days were in the 50's. They were both wearing their high school letter jackets, collars popped, and sunglasses. He was even wearing Aviators. But the best part, was that in the opposite hands, they each had cigarettes. It was a little jarring at first, but then once the initial shock wore off, I hurried up behind them to take a picture on my phone.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
If you live in NYC or have ever been here, you may have noticed as you walk around the city, a wonderful aroma coming from little food stands. I'm not talking about hot dogs or pretzels... I'm talking about what Blake calls "street meat" and what the signs at the food stands call "Halal food". It is usually some sort of gyro, meat that is on a stick with heaters behind it that they cut off, or lamb. I can still say that I'm not brave enough for any of that stuff, but I did get something that I LOVED. I had simple Chicken, vegetables and rice. Sounds boring... right? Well, it was one of the best tasting things I've ever eaten and if you are not careful, it will kick you in the face/stomach. Let me explain... Ordering food in NYC can be an experience in itself. You are expected to know exactly what you want and how you want it when you get to the front of the line. I, having never had "street meat", had no idea how to order it. Here's where Blake came to the rescue. He confidently stepped up to the guy in the stand and said... "I'll have the Chicken and Rice... with lots of "Red" and a little "White"... oh, and can you add some vegetables to that?" Next, the guy looked at me... and I simply said... "Ummm... I'll have the same thing..." Even though I had no idea what this "Red" and "White" was. After we ordered, we stepped back out of the way and I asked what I had just gotten myself into. He told me the "red" was some sort of super hot sauce and the "white" was what he called a buffer so that the red sauce doesn't kill you. I said... "Great Blake, I always wanted food that is only identified by color and not what actually is in it." I still have no idea what exactly I ate, only that it was YUMMY.
While we were waiting he gave me a few "street meat" tips for future ordering. He said...
- Only order from places that have a long line all the time. According to Blake, the best place is somewhere down in Soho somewhere close to where his recording studio was.
- If you go to a place with "green" sauce... Only get a little bit of it. He said it is the hottest thing he has ever eaten (and that is from a Texan).
- If you do decide to go with said "green" sauce, get plenty of "white" to go with it so you don't regret it later.
- Ask for veggies. They add them for free and it makes the food much more exciting.