I know that I’ve been pretty quiet here this week, but that’s because I’ve been busy working (well, who doesn’t get busy doing that?) as well as planning what is going to be a RIDUNKULOUS spring and early summer for me. I’m trying to finish out March as organized as possible, which means more work now and less blogging. More details about some of my plans next week!
Things I’ve been thinking about this week:
1. I was filling out a visa application, and I had to put my country of birth. I look at the drop down menu, and I see “Antigua & Barbados.” Huh? I’m not from Barbados. I have friends from the lovely island and even dated a few guys from there, but I’ve never set foot on Barbados. Antigua and Barbados are, um, like, two separate countries.
See where Barbados is? Not really close…
It’s pretty in Barbados, too.
I tried to tell one of the women processing the application that they made a mistake on the application itself. It’s Antigua & BARBUDA, Antigua’s smaller sister island, which is pretty remote and beautifully unspoilt (and hopefully won’t become overdeveloped as Antigua is becoming). I suspect no one has pointed this mistake out yet, and so they’ve had no real reason to change it on the application. I was just amazed that such a big glaring error has gone pretty much unnoticed and unchanged.
2. Sometimes the weather calls for a fruity cocktail with an umbrella in it. It was VERY warm this week in New York City (March is usually overcast, rainy and chilly), and everyone (including me) is having some major spring fever.
Topanga Canyon cocktail
Hibiscus Infused Absolut, Lychee Liquer, Raspberries, Orange Crush soda from Super Linda
3. Really?! Hmm….I wish her, her fiance, and the baby the best of luck.
4. For some reason, the Knicks won BEFORE Carmelo Anthony joined the team, and while he was injured. The same thing happened with his old team, the Denver Nuggets. I think he’s bad luck. I’m sad Coach D’Antoni resigned.
When I think of the Knicks, I look just like you do now, Mike. Sigh…
5. I’ve been in a banh mi phase lately. Right now I’m giving a slight edge to Banh Mi Saigon in Manhattan over Hanco’s in Brooklyn. I tried both of their pork sandwiches, and I think Hanco’s bread is a tad better as well as their spice. I liked the seasoning of the pork on the Banh Mi Saigon version. Maybe I’ll just have to try some more? Any other banh mi recommendations in New York City?
Hanco’s Banh Mi via my Iphone