Tag Archives: Queens

At least one part of my life is falling into place

And thank goodness because recently, most of my brain power has been consumed by uncertainty and a need to make decisions.

I’m not completely in the clear, but I have found a new place to live. Obviously I’m not going to post a link to the apartment description and announce to the world where I live. But I will say that I’m staying in Williamsburg – yay!

Weird fact: I ultimately chose between two finalists upon deciding I couldn’t live with this oddly broken-up closet.

closetThe bad news about finding a new home is that rents are super high so I need you guys to click an ad banner or use a referral link tout suite.

In case you’re curious, here are a few places I considered during the hunt.

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Would you like to get fancy with Champagne?

Silly question. Of course you would!

At The Baroness, a bar in nearby Long Island City, Queens, patrons can engage in sabrage.

Property of The Baroness

Property of The Baroness

“What’s sabrage?” seven out of ten of you are asking right now. Fortunately the Wall Street Journal posted this handy dandy guide to sabering back in 2010 [ignore the illustration which clearly gets several details wrong].

There’s also this very serious video complete with classical music and warning about the dangerousness of this endeavor.

I asked The Baroness for more info.

Champagne isn’t cheap, but neither are you. You’re worth it, darling.

Study hard, would-be saber wielders. You want to be ready for when you visit The Baroness, don’t you?

Don’t forget Sandy

I passed this sign approximately 100 times pre-Sandy.

Now it’s a good reminder that people are still hurting on multiple levels.

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If you want to help, here are a few ways to consider.

  • Shop at a local business in a region affected by the storm.
  • Connect directly with a family in need. Here’s one option.
  • Check out New Jersey Needs, a clearinghouse organized by @bookgirl96
  • Donate to the Humane Society
  • Give to the Brooklyn Recovery Fund
  • Support Long Island’s Island Harvest