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Meatpacking….Hookers and Cocaine are EVERYWHERE!!

17 Apr

A-man-snorting-cocaine-001I’ve decided to give going out on “the scene” a bit of a break and slow down with the drinking and occasional smoking. In the last month I’ve only been out twice. Last night I was invited to a “Spring Fling” by one of my neighbors named Jay at Revel in meatpacking. I wasn’t feeling like going and really just wanted to gym that night, but I got my act together when the texts started pouring in around 11:30pm.

I finally get down there around 12:30am.The place is dying down, but I see my crew and I head over. As soon as I see one of my acquaintance/friends/neighbors I go over and say hi.  Corrine is originally from Texas with Irish looks and strawberry blonde hair. She’s very small framed and looks like the sweetest girl. We have history years ago meeting at PhD with her then boyfriend, now fiance Sean. She was famous for giving sneers, but somehow she has come around to now greeting me and instantly shoving her hands down my bra squeezing my nipples and lifting my breasts. Full on cupping of breasts!! Not once throughout the night, but twice!! I have friends where I’ll smack them on the side of the tit joking around, but only if I was very close friends. Corrine and I, not so close, so this was beyond weird. She’s hammered, I’m butt sober, so I write it off.

My neighbor Philip is with me and my other friend Miranda. Philip is a 41 year old creative type that has a massive Asian fetish. He’s like my gay best friend, that’s not gay and is very near and dear to me. Miranda comes from a privileged Chinese family and is 25 and super hot. She sweats one of our other neighbors and is always clinging around so she can “run into him”.  Miranda has some friend with her named Simona that is pretty hot as well. These girls were like bulls in a China shop barreling through people stealing people’s drinks and just a mess. They were both wearing skin tight dresses with cleavage pouring out and running up and dancing with random guys AND girls. There were out of control and acting like total whores grabbing on any guy they could find.

Philip points out that there are 2 hookers at the bar. I was shocked because they weren’t all that hot and they weren’t dressed liked hookers. There were kind of understated hookers, but damn they were clawing at every guy, didn’t matter how old or what they looked like. It made me really sad to see that.

Then Simona comes over and states she’s engaged and that I don’t have to worry about her. Not sure why she would think I would worry about her or be threatened by her, but ok. It was so disappointing to hear that she was engaged and acting like such a ho dancing up on every guy and girl in site. She’s young and stupid I guess.

We decide to leave and head to Banc in midtown. I run into not one guy I’ve kissed there, but 2…ugh fml. I’m 3 drinks in and feeling drunk, so I drink water from this point on. I mainly just hang out with Philip because he makes me feel safe. Jason is actually a really nice guy and I say hello. Krishna is an immature dbag, but I say hi to him as well. I’m pretty sure I make both these guys nervous and I don’t even know how. I don’t give them attention when I see them, but I guess they can tell I don’t give a fuck about them and that makes them feel uncomfortable. Also they’ve never slept with me, so they have zero leverage over me.

At some point someone tells me Corrine is ferociously making out with some cute guy, which happens to be one of the managers of the Hill. She’s fucking engaged! I’m horrified! I’m loosely friends with her husband. Do I get involved? I’ve done this before and I end up losing, so I’m not going to, plus it was just a kiss. I would say something if she insisted on staying with him and going home with him, but not for a kiss.

Corrine is a Southern Belle, that doesn’t swear at all, can’t talk about shit or piss or anything biological while eating, instagrams all day about God, yet takes anal on the regular from her man and cheats on her fiance. Oh and she was texting some dude the entire night. What a piece of shit! I’m pretty sure her fiance cheats on her with all the inappropriate flirting he does in front of her. The thing that pisses me off here is that Corrine is treated so respectfully and carefully by guys, but is a fucking whore. Meanwhile I have guys constantly trying to get at me and that are physically disrespectful.  Yes I swear a ton, but I’ve had sex with 5 guys in my entire life, never done anal and am super modest when it comes to anything sexual. I was with a guy for 7.5 years and never saw another guy. No other guy exists in the world for me when I’m serious about someone. Guys that make assumptions about girls by the way they look aren’t doing themselves any favors.

Krishna comes over and offers Philip and I some lines of coke. Both of us had to ask him to repeat himself because we were both so stunned. Is it commonplace to assume everyone does coke? I’ve never touched the stuff nor has Philip and I find it repulsive. Plus this is a stupid Thursday night at Banc, why is this coke worthy?

I’m done and just feeling surrounded by the filth of the world, so Philip and I go home. It’s getting to the point where I’m scared to go out at night. Where are all the good people in NYC? Morally intact with strong values and social at the same time. Why don’t I meet these people?

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Hurricane Club NYC Review

31 Jul

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hurricane Club

360 Park Avenue South  New York, NY 10010
(212) 951-7111

I went to Hurricane Club on Saturday night with a group of about 8 or so and just had to write about how much I loved it. It’s an upscale place with a sophisticated crowd and you can just walk right in, no lines or bouncers. The reason is because this is kind of like STK where it’s a restaurant and a bar. If you like STK, you’ll love this place. I would say it’s appropriate to anyone in their late 20s on up. Primarily it seemed like there were 30s and early 40 year olds on Saturday.

The drink and food menu has a tropical Hawaiian feel, which doesn’t really fit the venue in my opinion, but everything was still good. The only thing that was a little odd was the tightness around the bar. We were a group of 8 and we couldn’t really hang anywhere without impeding traffic, which was annoying, so maybe only bring 4 or 5 friends ;).

Apparently this place is best on a Thursday or Friday. On Saturday we noticed it was really dying down around 12am, so keep that in mind when planning out your night.

I highly recommend visiting this place before the Summer is over. Cheers!

Dating Guys that Live in Your Building

30 Jul

Ok, so I’m not sure if I posted this before,  but last year I sorta hooked up (PG) with a guy that lives in my building on the 6th Floor. This guy isn’t the most attractive guy in the world, but he was and is super smart. If guys that can’t write a proper sentence or type in all caps piss me off to no-end, a guy that is super smart will definitely be a turn on. He went to one of the best undergrad schools in the country and also got a business degree from the same school. So by no means is he an idiot…academically speaking.

The 6th floor guy from last year was actually the first guy in NYC that took me out on a proper date since before him I was in a 7 year relationship and then a 5 year relationship. I met the 7 year relationship guy in college, so there was no dinning or taking out. I met the 5 year guy about 5 months after splitting from the 7 year guy and just needed company, so I was willing to accept anything in terms of dating venues and guys for that matter. He took me out for a slice of pizza in Little Italy for our first date and he didn’t even eat, so you can’t really call it a formal date. He leeched on to me for a long 5 years after that, but I was the idiot that let it happen.

I’ll add a formal post on what went down with this guy last year. In short he’s a mess! But he likes to creep back in my life whenever we see each other in the lobby. He’s even gone so far to tell me in the street that he’s had dreams about me saving him. He’s told me he wants to give me babies, BUT…he’s a drunk, has had episodes of serious drug abuse, gambles too often, and loses jobs frequently. Who knows how we pays his massive mortgage, but not my problem. Right?

I’m a chatty patty and I love my doormen and the building staff, so I’m always in the lobby talking to these guys. On Friday night I see the 6th floor guy I hooked up with last year and he’s covered in bruises. Not surprising because he’s a mess, but he asks me to go out with him to a neighborhood spot. He’s dangerous, so I’m not really interested, but at the same time, I’m really worried about him and his self destructive ways. It’s like the dysfunction draws me in, which is messed up, so I stay further away.

I’m still hanging in the lobby when 20 mins later this other guy in my building walks by that lives on the 21st floor.  I’ve always thought this guy looked so cute in a suit and tie and he tells me I look gorgeous. I’m like what the hell?!? This guy never says more than 5 words to me and now he thinks I’m gorgeous? He walks back in the building and I realize he is way too talkative as he’s chatting me and the doormen up. He’s definitely been drinking. Whatever…if the liquid courage got you what you need to talk to me….keep talking.

So he goes back up to his apartment and I walk my pups. I see him on the street 5 mins later and he invites me out. I like doing random, yet safe things so I say yes. He walks with me and my pups since he also has a dog and says he’ll wait for me. Before we get back to our building he runs into 2 girls he used to work with and is like verbally vomiting on these two girls about how he got laid off/fired. I’m like great another loser guy! He just kept rambling to these girls and I felt awkward and embarrassed for him. This should have been a warning sign, but I’m an idiot and we go out to LES around 2am.

He’s all like I know a promoter at Hotel Chantelle  and we can get right in. I’m like ok whatever. Clearly his promoter was taking a while and I also knew someone there promoting named Lisa and texted her and we got right in bouncing the huge line. Once we are in we finally get to interact a little and I can’t tell if this guy is just really drunk or just weird. No wonder he never spoke before. It was like I said “up”, he would say “down”. I would try to say a joke and he would take serious offense to it. It was like we were speaking different languages. I was really turned off by this, but I like to understand things so I stayed. Plus he bought me two drinks and was very protective and polite, which was nice. He did try grabbing and holding my hand multiple times, which I thought was annoying. I’m thinking “I don’t know you…get off me”. Again, all these guys are so grabby. I have a tiny waist and curvy hips, so guys are always touching that and it get’s annoying. Don’t touch my hand or my waist until I give you the green light. At least wait till the 2nd date. This wasn’t even a date!

So all of the sudden we were with 3 other people and we were trying to remember who sang a song together. There were girls laughing and just being drunk, flirty, and silly and 21st floor guy get’s all pissed and says they were “clowning him”. This guy clearly has self esteem issues or something. Before I know it he’s saying he’s got to go and just decides for us that we are leaving. I have to quickly say my goodbyes and I turn around and he’s gone. Luckily I got a glimpse of him out the door talking to car service.

I run out the door and I ask him if he’s leaving me…shit we can share cab fare you know. He’s like “No, I thought you would like it if I got us a cab”. There were like none around, so he “negotiates” paying $20 to go from LES to Midtown East. Fucking idiot! He also wanted to “take care” of our driver and he had no cash. So I ended up paying the $20 and he gave him a $10 tip. What an idiot!

So we finally get home to our shared building after only being gone for an hour. Weird! I want to end the night, but this is where it gets tricky. We get in the elevator and I press both our floors. He’s acting awkward and he’s like “don’t you still want to hang out?” I’m thinking no I don’t want to hook up with you just leave me alone, but he follows me off my elevator and I have to rush back to my apartment to avoid my dogs barking and waking up neighbors. Fuck! So now this guy is in my apartment. And to make matters worse he’s acting like he wants to move in. WTF!?! He eventually kisses me, but it was a really wet kiss that included him licking from half way down my chin to then sucking on my bottom lip. What the hell is wrong with guys? I definitely had to wipe my face off after that kiss…GROSS! Please God why do you put all the weirdos in my path? And why are they all such bad kissers. Almost every guy I’ve kissed in my 30s has been a disgusting kisser. Is this why they are all still single? Ugh!

He says he wants to take me out to wine and dinner on the following night which would have been Saturday, but I had a bday party to go to at Fontana bar. I invite him to come and he’s like yeah we can go get a drink and then go there. I’m like cool and don’t worry about anything else. I just want him out of my apartment.

Saturday comes and we text in the morning and he is sweet. I think I’m sweet back, but I don’t like texting all day with no purpose at the same time. He says he’s going to take a nap and I respond “Talk later”. He responds “What?” and again I feel like I’m explaining or defending myself. WTF?!? I know guys sometimes have fragile egos, but this was extreme.

Hours go by and around 8:30 he tells me he’s sick and is staying in. What a fucking nut job!

It turned out I had a blast on Saturday with like 8 of my friends and met up with another 20 people at the bday party. The company was great, but I wouldn’t recommend Fontana bar. It’s too divey, definitely not a Saturday night spot.

In fact, one of the guys there was hitting on me all night and tried to even crash in my loft, but I wasn’t having it. What is it going to take to have a normal, attractive, compatible guy walk into my life? Sigh!

At any rate, the guy I dated from last year on the 6th floor that same night sent me a text around 4:25am responding to my text the day earlier. The only thing I texted was that I worry about him.  He responded a day later “Haha, go fuck urself. U don’t care and I don’t deserve it” then immediately called me to ask if we could “cuddle”. Insanity!

He apologized for that whacked out text on Sunday and asked me to go see the Batman movie. I made an excuse. Ugh! What’s wrong with guys. These are supposedly the smart high earning guys too. Are all us girls screwed?

Food and Wine Festival Manhattan ’11

1 Oct

If you didn’t know… the Food and Wine Festival is in full effect this weekend in Manhattan. I was lucky or unlucky enough to go to one of the events tonight. For a little under $80 I bought a ticket to Corcoran’s Uncorked Meatpacking food and wine tasting from 6-9pm. It was a self directed walking tour of retail stores, restaurants, and food trucks.

I consider myself to be quite the foodie and if I’m paying for something I expect to be treated decently and be served memorable food…especially when I’m at THE Food and Wine Festival.

The Food Vendors I visited and what they served were:

  • *5 Ninth Flatbread with Oxtail Ragu*
  • GO Burger BLT Classic Dry-Aged Slider
  • Luke’s Lobster Shrimp Roll
  • *Macelleria Polenta Crostini with Bolognese Ragu*
  • Gorilla Cheese NYC The Phil, New York state sharp cheddar, bacon, and tomato on French loaf bread
  • STK Grilled Shrimp Skewer with pineapple
  • Sweet Street Desserts Blondie, Brownie, Key lime pie, assorted cupcakes etc.
  • The Diner Goat Cheese and Chicken Quesadilla
  • Le Pain Quotidien Local Farmer’s Cheese, Radish and Chive Tartine and Watermelon Cooler
  • ASIADOG The Sidney, all beef dog with mango relish and peanuts
  • Asellina Basil Panna cotta with Tomato Confettura & Candied Pine Nuts
  • Gaslight Italian Meatballs, blend of pork, veal and beef in marinara sauce

The only two memorable Food vendors have an “*” next to their name. This is pretty sad considering you would expect more from the Food and Wine Festival. 5 Ninth has an amazing garden in the back and had a pretty cool vibe. There was a long line for the tasting, but it went quickly. The servers were kind and courteous despite the crowds of people. The Oxtail dish was surprisingly great! The cheese cream sauce melted in your mouth. If it hadn’t been for some fatty pieces of meat in the dish this would have been a 10, but overall pretty good. Great for dinner, but I have been to this place after 2am on a weekend and it’s filled with Meatpacking door rejects. If you do visit this place make sure to get your meal and go.

Macelleria had to have been my favorite tasting of the night. The polenta dish they served was warm and creamy.  The ragu on top complemented the piece very nicely and wasn’t too heavy. They even shaped the polenta into a unique presentation. Very visually pleasing!

The few stinkers of the night have to be mentioned as well… Luke’s Lobster had to have been the biggest disappointment. Grant it they were serving from a food truck and had very charming servers, but that can’t make up for them serving cold plain shrimp sammiches …not seasoned, no sauce on a piece of warmed “hot dog bun” looking bread. I wouldn’t have served this dish to my dog! What makes matters worse is that HELLO…this is a lobster restaurant and you are serving cold shrimp with nothing on it. Where’s the lobster? C’mon!?!

Second stinker of the night was Sweet Street Desserts. They were our first tasting of the night. Maybe expectations were a bit high…not sure, but customer service or politeness makes a difference. A big difference in my opinion. The food could be outstanding, but if service is horrid, I won’t be a repeat buyer.  We stood in a very short line at the food truck and were able to pick from a list of desserts. I chose a brownie which was very rich and tasty. I asked 1 question to the girl standing outside of the truck. “Do you guys have a blog or twitter that reports your location?” Pretty much in short I was asking how I could find the food truck again. The girl with attitude told me to get out of the way or line which was non existent and ask the PR person that was no where to be found. She could have just said I don’t know the answer to your questions, but I can find someone for you that can answer them instead of shooshing me out of the way. RUDE! Not 10 minutes later we were standing at the BACK of the very same truck and a very rude photographer asked me and my 5 friends to get out of the way to take a picture of the truck. We had been standing there for all of 5 minutes. WTF? Ask politely or better yet, YOU wait! Aside from the rudeness, the actual desserts were quite tasty. At the end of the night we found ourselves back at this truck and they were giving away everything they had, so we were able to try almost all of their desserts. Unfortunately it doesn’t make up for rudeness, attitude, and poor customer relations. These things matter, that’s all I have to say.

Retail Vendors Visited:

  • Arhaus Furniture Nice pieces, suprised to find some really unique and classy jewelry pieces for under $100. Great white wine and also had sparkling and still bottled water for guests. Tasteful! On the flip side, the staff was rude to one of my friends for sitting on their couch in front of the store…ridiculous!
  • Scoop NYC Womens Great styles, sales noted everywhere, but still way overpriced. They served an amazing Yellow Tail Moscato wine.
  • AllSaints Memorable for running out of wine at 8pm. An hour before the end of the event when they were on the event map for serving wine. Cheap!

As we made a final dash to one last vendor, only to realize they had closed and left early from the rain, we were told by a bouncer at Villa Pacri that the night’s official party was being extended till 9:30. By 9:10 we were back at Villa Pacri trying to get in for a few minutes when the same bouncer told us that the doors were closed and that they were going to extend the party, but had changed their minds and were now closing down. WTF!?! Get your shit straight and don’t send mixed messages!

All in all, the night was decent because of good company, but was rained out a little earlier then the official close of the event. I just expected more, better food and service considering the Food Network is all about food as an experience. Unfortunately, only 2 out of 20 food vendors made me feel like I was eating more than just food. I guess this means I won’t be attending anymore Food and Wine Festival events or at least not the “Uncorked” Corcoran ones.

Take it from me this event is a PASS!