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New Date…FAIL!

23 Sep

So I go on a first date tonight with a seemingly nice guy from match.com. He’s age appropriate at 36 and we agree to meet at the Smith. His profile says he’s 5’10. When I arrive I see he’s more like 5’8, which is annoying. Still he looks ok and the conversation was really flowing, so I stay for 2 drinks.

I tell him I’m a conservative girl and I like to take my time getting to know a guy. I feel it’s necessary to tell guys this now because they all get inappropriate at some point. I always hope when I meet a new guy and actually like them that they stay a gentlemen all night. Most fail sadly.

At some point the doosey comes out about him having an 8 year old daughter and getting divorced 5 years ago. I’m kinda at the point that I’m ok with this now, just cause lots of people have kids at our age. So I ask him would you date a woman with kids and he aggressively says no. I inquire further why and he says because he’s not trying to get involved with that drama.  “I’m at the point where I want as few obligations as possible”. What an idiot! He wants me to consider dating him, but he would never do the same. AND he wants no obligations. What a moron! Yeah ok guy strike one.

Then he mentions he’s looking to have fun. Any guy that says anything about having fun is an immediate NO for me and should be for all you girls out there. He’s a “hit it and quit it” type and a waste of your time.

So we decide to call it a night and he kisses me outside of the smith. It was actually a really good kiss surprisingly. I know I shouldn’t have done it, but I have so few intimate moments in my life that a kiss can be really exhilarating to me. No it doesn’t mean I want to sleep with you or you are coming back home with me you twit. Which I’m sure he was thinking. Ugh!

He suggests going to another bar across the street and I go. There were no girls in the bar and I literally felt the guys swarming. 2 guys had sat right at our table across from us and it wasn’t even crowded. #weird

It’s getting late so I offer to pay the bill since he paid at the last spot. We leave and I start walking home and he follows me. He kisses me again. Another good kiss and I tell him I should get going. He’s like let’s hang out more. I might not be able to get home if 1st avenue is closed because of the UN general assembly. Which is true, but I went from annoyed to totally offended in 2 seconds. I totally called him out. I was like are you seriously inviting yourself to my place with this bs story? Didn’t you hear anything about me?

So we leave and he again tries to come home with me and then invites me to his place. He kisses me again and starts touching my waist and hips. I wore a conservative dress with a bulky jacket, so he couldn’t see my body, but I’ve determined it’s just worse this way to try and hide myself. Still the same result with overly sexual disrespectful guys trying to bang me after knowing me for hours.

He pulls me off the street and gets CRAZY with me all within minutes or seconds telling me he’s so hard and I’m so hot and he wants me so bad…he’s going to have to break his rule with me….yeah guy shut the fuck up I’m thinking in my head. Then he tells me he wants to eat me out sooo bad…I’m like WHOA guy, this is getting crazy. We are looking for different things. I have to go home. I’ve sadly had more guys than I’d like telling me they would love to eat me out. WTF?! Is this normal courting behavior? Why does this always happen to me? I mean match.com is a paying dating site right? If I wanted to get eaten out by randoms I certainly don’t have to pay for a dating service you DICK! I can walk into any bar and have that happen. Piece of shit!!

He changes his tone saying he’s open to seeing me again and would want to. What is this guy smoking?! Like hell I’m going to see him again. Fucking idiot!

This guy is an educated 36 year old that makes over 6 figures. He knows better. He’s an asshole and NYC is filled with this.

At any rate I just feel like eating sweets and sleeping in tomorrow. It’s useless. It seems like there are no good men left in NYC. Did all the mothers out there do terrible jobs? How am I constantly disrespected? Don’t tell me not to kiss the guy because I think there’s a HUGE gap between kissing a guy and talking about how hard you are and how much you want to eat someone out.

Tell me what I’m doing wrong please…I beg of you.

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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!

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!