As I was haulin’ my lazy butt to the gym today, I passed a well-dressed guy in a trenchcoat…carrying a toilet seat. WTF?
Obviously NYC is a largely pedestrian city, and as someone who doesn’t have a car, I’m sure I’ve been spotted carrying my fair share of bizarre things around my neighborhood. But toting a toilet seat through the West Village?
“Hey dude, you still coming over for brunch today? Can you bring your toilet seat?”
Actually, it’s become kind of a fun NYC pastime to invent backstories for people whose bizarre antics or conversations I observe. And believe me, I’m not hurting for material.
Today’s EAT: We are headed to Nook for dinner, a very cute-looking bistro in Hell’s Kitchen that I’m very excited to try out! And – huge bonus! – it’s BYOB, so I’ll be scouring the wine rack shortly for something that won’t embarrass us in front of our dining companions. 🙂
Today’s DRINK: I’m bored waiting to go to dinner, so why not have a glass of wine? No brainer! I opened a bottle of Chilean wine that I got at TJ’s a while back. It was inexpensive – under $10. Panilonco 2008 Reserve Chardonnay/Viognier:
Pretty sure I was enticed by the shiny gold lion on the label. (Oooh, shiny!!) I wonder sometimes how much money wineries invest in their labels. I would guess a decent amount? A cute label always sucks me in.
Anyway, it’s not a bad wine! It pretty much tastes like a Chardonnay to me. I’d buy it again!
Today’s RUN: I had some time on my hands today – so it was a perfect day for a nice long workout at the gym. Except for the fact that apparently every other member had the same idea – the place was packed, ugh! But aside from dodging the pretty boys in the weight room, I got a great workout in: 3 easy miles on the TM (24:45), then upper body weights (bench press, lat pull down, shoulder press, assisted dip, dumbbell fly, lat raise, low row, supermans and lots of push ups).