Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Piling up Pastrami

Last night I,

Dropped my sister off at the St. Regis hotel.
Nice hotel. Tad bit old fashioned, but gorgeous lobby with bronze/gold work. Plush, yes plush is a good word.
Met their personal Butler (yes Butler), a girl named King, no Keen, no Keana? No ....whatever, I didn't get the name.
She was very eager to help. She offered to unpack the bags.
And to pack them, if needed.
It was 10pm. We were all hungry. Dinner had to be decided upon. Not many options.
Sister 2 and bro-in-law shocked that hotel allows non-hotel food to be delivered.
Sister 1 insisted that we try Carnegie Deli.
Luck was on our side. Carnegie Deli delivers even at 10:15pm (yes time had passed and we had no decisions made).
We ordered from Carnegie Deli.
Food arrived. 7 whole pickles. Yum.
50 packets of ketchup. Why??
Piled up pastrami. It just doesn't get any better.

I dream of pastrami.
Piled high to the top
A slight push with the finger
And everything flops

You can have it anywhere
It'll never satisfy your belly
Until you order this mountain
Of Pastrami from Carnegie Deli

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hidden heels and no tears & no heels and hidden tears

Had a charity event in the hotel last night. My friend from the Marketing dept had the passes and apparently this really hot model (a.k.a. Milind Sonam) was s'posed to come. I was in no mood to go as I wanted to wear heels and COULDN'T! I was cranky, upset and kept on whining and was fighting back tears. I braved the world and went in the hopes of seeing that hot guy but did he turn up? With my luck, of course not! I am pretty sure if I would have stuck to my original decision of not going he would have definitely turned up and I wouldn't have seen him!

My new shoes are sitting pretty and gathering dust on them.

'Twas a Monday evening

I was free, I had nothing to do, no lists no nothing. Well, I am sure I had stuff, but I wasn’t going to do it. I was going to kick back, relax and enjoy the evening.

I did go work out though, after months. I’m not a good work-outer I must add. I enjoy aerobics, but where are the classes in NY? Ugh. Besides its too cold, I think ill just follow up on my interrupted Salsa classes. Back to last night. I decided to eat a light meal, but due to a friends insistence, I caved in and went for my favorite wings and burgers. Am shameless, I love food too much. I cannot resist. Luckily I don’t put as much weight, still I need to be healthier. At least I am thinking about it!

I am digressing too much. So it was cuppa chai, workout, shower, watching ‘How I met your mother’ while munching on wings and blue cheese dressing, then Two and a Half Men while trying to fit stacked up burger in mouth. Then a good ten minutes to wipe off all the mess I created.

Then heaven, I was in heaven. Kick back, relax, turn the heat up and journey with Anthony Bourdain!

Such is a perfect Monday night. Pray do tell, how yours was?

Thursday, January 1, 2009

And a new era begins!

Yup today is the 1st day of 2009. I thought spending the last night of 2008 at home in this small city is gonna be a total bummer. But as it turns out and as great people always have to SOMETIMES eat their words (in my case: thoughts) it was great. I really did not feel like partyin 'n' drinkin' in the wee hrs of the mornin' and see the sunrise. Wasn't up to it. It was a small family thing at home (dad, mom, grandma and moi) and a friend of parents. Had alcohol in front of them for the first time that's why stuck to only 1 'cuz mom was on the verge of fainting anyway (dunno whether it was 'cuz I was having alcohol or she was having wine). Food was yum! I got to see "Famous friends of F.R.I.E.N.D.S." Got the new yr in with laughter. 2008 turned to be a total washout, so it was good to start the new yr with laughter.
I got the 2008 in with a hangover on the day of an exam. Yep, you guessed it, turned out to be one of my better exams. So bringing in 2009 with laughter and lots of sleep at home was a refreshing change. Wanted to write this last night but then I thought though no one will ever know but inside I would have definitely felt like a loser. Hence, the blog right now in the afternoon.