*blogged after a lazy Saturday and a grilled hamburger*
Yet again it’s Monday you know. Perhaps it’s not exactly magic to you but it certainly can be! Therefore, to help ease you into this week here’s a list of seven things that should be on your radar, one for each day!
My oh my, are good plays overly expensive. However, sometimes it’s totally worth it. I was having a major hankering for some artistic fulfillment so I made the splurge this time. It’s even better when you can share it with someone you love. Therefore, I’m also taking a lovely little cousin to Her first play. You can never start em’ too young. Not to mention it’s the best way to spend two hours of your life, rather then on Facebook people.
2) The Henry Norman Hotel Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
This place puts the H in hip, with it’s amazing location and loft style living rooms. They have a curated mini bar full of locally produced goods, and some stellar doormen that make you feel fancy. Not to mention the sleek cars they will freely chauffeur you in around Brooklyn. I can’t say enough lovely things about how great this place is. So, if your holiday destination is in New York City, stay here and live like a local not a tourist!
3) Hard Root Beer
Pictured: Not your Father’s hard root beer, and Coney Island hard root beer. I have not been into anything with the label hard on it since sneaking ” beverages,” into my underage slumber parties. I also, didn’t realize that root beer, which is already good could be greatly improved upon with the addition of alcohol and a nifty label.
4) Pleasant Ebay Transactions – the money and the people who part with it-
It’s not often you have sweet interactions with complete strangers on the internet(unless you’re being a creeper) usually never making face to face contact with someone is impersonal, but sometimes you get surprised. I’ve been a highly rated seller(bragging rights) on Ebay for quite sometime and I still get surprised. To give you an idea, here are some of my favorites. Recently a Husband purchased an anniversary gift for his Wife from me, and We discussed when to ship it so it could be a surprise for Her. Another, was with a kind young Lady that was enthusiastic and interested in my item, and as a follow up happily let me know how much She liked it upon receipt. You just don’t get those kinds of interactions everyday as a seller, and I love when I do!
5) Coffee Wars!?
For a time I boycotted the billionaire beans peddler Starbucks in favor of local small coffee shops. Many of us already know it’s over rated but even so, I still get surprised when I find good coffee for under $3.00. One such case recently was our Canadian friends Tim Horton’s. Even though I’ve consumed enough Starbucks to be a card carrying gold member(oh how I’ve turned from my ways!) I still try to support smaller businesses as much as possible. Besides, I’m only a gold member for the benefits!
6) Childhood Memories
Many of you have positive memories of your youth(I hope) but nothing tears at your emotions quite like visiting places from your younger self. Recently I had the pleasure(and displeasure) of standing mere feet away from my favorite childhood destination, the prehistoric forest. As I imagined myself getting smaller I could see the now abandoned(tears) park coming back to life. This was the place that held so many childhood memories for me, and all I wanted to do was go back!
7) Mother’s Day everyday
If you’re in the U.S, I presume that since yesterday you have hugged, kissed, and even given your Mommy a present. It’s probably good for your bank account this doesn’t happen everyday. However, your Mother is still your Mom everyday! Therefore, if you can’t afford to buy Her things all the time, at least show some appreciation kids.
Last but not least, the drink! A chocolate margarita, find the recipe here.