Tuesday, May 24, 2011

stereotypes map

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i came across this map today and i thought it was pretty funny. i'd just like to point out that i've lived in HOT, LIFE OF THE PARTY, MORMON, and HOT AND DRINK. but the three i'm most proud of are: OBESITY EPIDEMIC, FABULOUS UNHAPPY PEOPLE, and SNOOKI. so awesome. i also like the names for oregon and for oklahoma/kansas/missouri/arkansas. so funny. where have you lived? which stereotypes are your favorite?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

new york new york

next wednesday, peter and i will be going to new york for a week. i am REALLY excited. peter has to go to a dental conference from thursday-sunday, so i decided to join him and we're going to make a little vacation out of it.

since this trip is pretty much all i've been thinking about for the last several weeks, i've decided to do a blog post about all my favorite new york spots. hopefully after this week's trip, we'll even have some more favorite spots!

so . . . here they are, divided into different categories:


where to start. okay. here goes:

1. The Mercer Kitchen - swanky and so good.

2. Bozu - Japanese in williamsburg. best tofu salad i've ever had in my life. seriously, the tofu is like creamy deliciousness.

3. Good - best brunch ever.

4. Cafeteria - delicious food and you'll always be in the company of an entertaining crowd.

5. Citrus - their own description says it best: Latin Fare. Asian Flair.

6. Le Barricou - french bistro in williamsburg.

7. Tomoe Sushi - very authentic sushi and an assortment of japanese dishes. in soho.

8. Woo Lae Oak - awesome korean food.

9. Peep - yummy thai food. you've gotta check out the bathrooms at this place.

10. Balthazar - best french food. the mussels are TDF. and of course the steak frites as well.

11. Grimaldi's - hands down the best pizza i've ever had. if you want some good new york pizza, eat here.

i could go on and on, but i'll call it good with those.


1. Kyotofu - yummy japanese desserts.

2. Max Brenner - more chocolate than you can handle. they have good food there too . . . but they're known for their desserts.

3. Rice to Riches - all different flavors of rice pudding with toppings to boot. mmm.
(don't ask me why that link just switched to blue. weird.)


1. Upright Citizens Brigade - only go to see comics you know. otherwise you might hear some sketchy things. but UCB is almost always a good time.

2. Comix - fun to eat dinner while you watch. *** just clicked on the link and found out they've closed. bummer.


1. Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
2. Brooklyn Museum of Art

3. Opera at the Met
4. Great Jones Spa - best spa ever. just go to the water spa for a relaxing morning.
5. Central Park. of course.
6. Go for a walk along the Hudson River Park (where my hubby and i got engaged!)


1. Kayaking on the Hudson
2. Free movies under the Brooklyn Bridge

3. Shakespeare in the Park
4. NY Phil in the Park
5. Summerstage - tons of free concerts, comics, plays, etc. in Central Park
6. Taking the ferry out to Fire Island
7. Going to Far Rockaway to the Beach
8. Rooftop BBQ's


1. Take the ferry to the Statue of Liberty
2. Top of the Rock

3. Ice skating in Bryant Park
4. Walk the Brooklyn Bridge
5. Lincoln Center
6. Broadway
7. Rockefellar Center to see the Christmas Tree

so there you have it. off the top of my head, those are some of my favorite things to do in fabulous NYC!!! what are your favorite things to do in NY?