New York has the holidays that it loves, and those are generally party holidays. But Halloween holds a special place in most people’s hearts because unlike all the others, it has costumes. This invites the weird, the wonderful, and for some, a reason to spend a lot of money on a sexy outfit that kinda has no business being sexy.
If you live in the city, there’s many things you dread, but a three things we all universally loathe:
Yes. I’m talking about the three evil witches cause fair ain’t fowl and and fowl ain’t fair up in New York. I know you know what I mean.
Hey ya’ll. Sometimes you just need to get through the middle of your week. That’s what cat videos are for. Below are some of my all time favorites.
First it will start with the latte. Always the latte. Everyone will be exclaiming “It’s finally Fall! Which means I get my pumpkin-spice latte!” Then it will rollover to all coffee in general. You’ll go to Starbucks and be told that their current roast is that of pumpkin, and leave because the line is too damn long since people who don’t usually go to Starbucks are now waiting for their pseudo-traditional seasonal drink.
From there, you’ll go to Dunkin’ Donuts, but they too will insist on squirting some spicy-nutmeg-syrupy stuff into your traditional roast, and offer you a cryptic-Thanksgiving combo that includes said beverage with a “gourd-infused-bagel.” Continue reading
This morning, as I wiped away the crust that had coalesced upon my eyes and prepared for the daily grind, I started waxing nostalgic on bits and pieces of my first-world career. There are few places on the planet where you can call yourself a “nightlife promoter” with a straight face, or afford to pay your bills and put food in the gaping maws of your children by working on the Coney Island Boardwalk as a Freak. Though my work never (intentionally) included groupies or gawking passersby, I’ve had my fair share of side-eye-inducing engagements.
So let’s take a brief, but amusing trip down Memory Lane and revisit some of my career
lowhighlights, shall we?