Say It Ain’t So, Phil

I live in New York and for the past two weeks, I haven’t seen the surface of my sidewalk.  The snow is piling high up outside of my home and the world that I know is covered in white (or grey, depending on how long the snow has been stepped on, or yellow, depending on dog walking schedules).  So I looked forward to . . .  correction, I longed for February 2nd to come along, hoping that a little furry groundhog would poke its head out and give me the good news.  I was hoping to have visions of roses in bloom, the smell of freshly cut green grass and the warmth of balmy, sunny days.  But alas, Phil did no such thing!  Instead, he broke my heart.  How could it be?  Six more weeks of winter!!!   I thought we were friends, Phil.  I thought we had something going, you and I.  I thought we had, at least, an understanding.  It was so simple, really.  You wouldn’t see your shadow and spring would come early.  It was supposed to be a win-win situation here.  But instead, I’m left looking forward to temperatures below freezing, endless days of snow and hats, scarfs and silly mittens.   

I hope we can get passed this, Phil.  I suppose I can learn to forgive you. Who knows?  Maybe, in time, we can be friends, once again.

Until then, all I can do is cry out “Why???”   


Baby, It’s Cold Outside . . . Brrr

Despite the bitter cold in New York this past week, I will not be deterred.  I am resolved to brave that cold and get out there!  Its time to explore some of the things I love about this city (remind me why Im still here, wrapped up in ear muffs, gloves, wrap-around scarf, coat and many, many layers!) And no, I will not refer to what kind of undergarment I am wearing (let’s just say, it’s thermal and long).

So here are a few things that could be a lot of fun:

  • Enjoying an amazing cup of hot chocolate at Serendipity 3.
  • Window shopping on Fifth Avenue (Food for the eyes!)
  • Ice skating in Central Park (and trying not to fall on my backside).
  • Enjoying an amazing dinner at Tao with good friends (yummy for the tummy, but not so good for the scale).
  • Enjoying a scrumptious cocktail at Bryant Park Grill (martini, anyone?)
  • Dancing at the Standard Hotels rooftop bar (they have a hot tub right by the dance floor thats open all year round for those brave enough to dive right in!)
  • Signing up for a wine tasting class at the Brooklyn Winery (thats a class I know I can definitely get an A+)
  • Touring the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the butterfly collection at the American Museum of Natural History (who knows, if I stay after hours, the collections might just come to life).
  • Catching a Broadway Show (I hear Kinky Boots calling!)

Oh, who am I kidding.  Its too cold to venture out.  Ill just stay home and curl up with a good book 🙂