Thursday, January 30, 2014

What I've been working on

This last trip to New York, I wanted to make an exclusive picture trip since last time I decided to live it up instead of taking many pictures. I've been on a kick recently where I've been wanting to sell my photos and this trip was a way to get more for that cause.

Ever since I've been back, I've been having a hard time. I'm working my way towards moving to the east coast with my goal being that I will tough it out for one year. I unintentionally timed my trip in between two polar vortexes and somehow seemed to miss the shit weather I was meaning to find.

Instead, I got what you see in the picture above. The meaning of my trip turned out to be a dud! Thankfully it didn't ultimately end up being a dud, but I was looking forward to seeing snow. It's the northeast for christ sake! It should be colder than 35 degrees Fahrenheit, am i right?

While I am sitting here and bitching, my trip didn't come one bit close to being a dud in reality. I was able to see some of the best city-scapes in the world. I had some incredible food, and I was able to talk to some incredible people. What more could you as for from any vacation?

The food in New York is probably the most diverse of any place I've visited. Even in Los Angeles! Check out some of the food I ate.

Handi Restaurant, 113 Lexington Ave, NY

Rare Burger topped with brie on an onion bun
The Counter (Build it yourself Burger Joint), Times Square

Minca Ramen, The best meal (and the first) I had the whole trip.
536 E 5th St, East Village, Manhattan

The biggest God Damn Pizza Ever!!
Koronet Pizza, 2848 Broadway, Upper West Side
All in all, I can honestly say that I had the time of my life. The only bummer is that I was only there for four days. Thankfully, I will be going back in September for a full week at least. More or less a 9 day stay, and that sounds OK.

If any of you want to go on a trip to somewhere diverse, that has as many activities that are free as there is paid, New York is where it's at. You can experience the best and worst parts of America here. I can't wait to come back myself. Let me know if you would like some reccomendations. I have many for food and even more for beer.

For the full set of pictures from my trip to the greatest city on earth, Click Here!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Is Your Bag Too Full?

I thought I would send along this little tip I picked up earlier last year. With the whole gas price on flux, airlines are starting to gauge big time when it comes to carrying bags on the plane. It seems wholey reasonable to only come with a carry on when the temperature warms up. Well, how do you save bucks with your luggage in the wintertime or other times when you need a full suitcase? Flying JetBlue, or other carriers that allow up to one bag free is only part of the solution. The real deal is to use the extra space inside your shoes. I'm taking some snow boots in my bag tomorrow, and they are both completely filled to the brim with some chonies and my socks.

Now that I think about it, it keeps prying eyes away from your underwear as well.

Hope that I helped you out

Now i'm off to the airport :-)

Monday, January 6, 2014

Cold Weather Navigator? I Wish!

On Wednesday evening, I will be jumping on a plane to make my return to my false home town, New York City. In anticipation of my return, I've been diligently keeping track of what the weather is like. I unintentional booked a non-refundable room, and any delay could screw me out of a hundred bucks on the low end. As I keep looking at the weather, I'm noticing a trend that I'm not too sure I am thrilled about, the temperature rising.

Out here in sunny California, bad weather is almost a mute subject. I think we only got about 10-20 days last year that had rain, on the high end. It's very depressing for somebody like me who is always looking for change. I think I might riot if I don't see a single flake of snow while I'm walking the streets of Manhattan. I bought film for my camera just to capture the wondrous climate. and I better see some bad weather Dammit!!

On the other hand, if I don't have to use either my snow pants or my boots, I'll return em and be more well off by about $60.

In other news, I'm planning to go to my first hockey game while on my trip. I'm going to travel to the majestic city of Newark, NJ to watch the Jersey Devils take on the Philadelphia Fliers. Beer and Sports, It's what's for dinner.