It’s getting colder out now! Yeah, I know: “Thank you, Captain Obvious.” The night has slipped its way across the border of summer’s days, creeping in with lower temperatures over the evening hours. Leaves change into colorful attire, as if they are dressing up for a special occasion, readying themselves for their fall journeys. Time to get out the winter clothing, put the suede shoes away and hunt down coats that will fit our swollen bodies stuffed with holiday feasts. This is the time for scarves and long-sleeved shirts, snow boots, and head-gear to cover easily frost-bitten ears; these are all the familiar things to anyone used to New England life. Read more »
Stamford is the city that works. And we all know what happens after work – time to unwind! Stamford offers many ways to decompress in the evening hours, and most of them will feed you too. How convenient! The Bar/Restaurant has always been a favorite of mine; those from my childhood bring back warm nostalgia of good food, family, and getting in trouble. Little did I know how much more trouble the loud people in the other room were getting into, and that they were wearing the shoes I would one day fill.
Being such a frequenter and having such a strong opinion, I figured I’d share some of my thoughts and experiences at these tiny oasises (oasi?) I find between the workplace and my couch. I’m easy when it comes to booze, but when it comes to food there is a very narrow window of success, so I hope to expose the best of the best. Like I said, Stamford has a lot to offer, so let’s start with just downtown. And now, without further ado, I really enjoyed my last visit to… Read more »
As a woman who’s almost 28 and almost married, I’ve been hearing a lot of the same two questions lately:
“How are the wedding plans going?” and,
“When are you going to have kids?”
My answer to the first question is, “Great!” For the second, “Oh, probably in a few years…” But I’m really thinking, “Fucked if I know, lady!”
The truth is, I have mixed feelings about kids. Most of the time I feel like an overgrown kid myself — except when I’m hung over after four or five drinks and think, “Wow, I’m getting old!” There are definitely a lot of cons to reproducing, but a few strong pros might outweigh them… Read more »
Are you tired of hanging around your house drinking? Or going to a restaurant with your friends, sitting there staring at each other, and drinking? The solution might be to pile everyone into a couple cars and head to the nearest bowling alley.
Last night, a few friends and I went out bowling at Rip Van Winkle Lanes in Norwalk. I loved bowling as an elementary-schooler, but then went through a twenty-year period of thinking it was dorky — something for little kids’ birthdays, or an activity for non-custodial parents to do with their offspring when it was “their” weekend. Turns out that if you add a couple pitchers of Sam Adams and give yourselves goofy names on the score-keeping TV, it’s a blast! I did better on my first game (79 — wow!) than my second (don’t even wanna know), probably due to the Sam Adams… Read more »