Let’s Go Giants??

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of taking my first trip to MetLife Stadium to watch Big Blue play. It was a beautiful day and the perfect weather for football. Too bad we underperformed…starting to think there isn’t much hope for the season. Is this what it feels like to be a Redskins fan??? *snickers*

Anyhoo, at least my fantasy team is 2-0!  #BKGems

Elaine

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Celebrating “My Day”

As most of you know, I celebrated my birthday this year in Rome and Dublin. Here’s a couple pics from my adventure….enjoy!

Rome

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Ireland

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Welcome to “The Eye” Network

Hey Everyone!

I know it’s been several months since my last post, but I figured what better time than when most of us are home awaiting that chick Sandy 🙄 to update you on what’s been going on in my world.

As many of you already know, I started a new gig recently! I’m now a member of the CBS Business Development team that’s responsible for growing the company’s video on demand business. There’s more to what the group does, but I won’t bore you with the details. As far as where I fit in —  my job is to ensure that the VOD operations run smoothly and the content is distributed to our partners accurately and on schedule, and to assist them with any operational requests. Then there’s also another component to my role that deals with retransmission consent, but again, I won’t bore you with all that media jargon. This is my third week (it actually feels like longer – not sure if that’s good or bad :lol:). I still have lots to learn, but so far so good!

Besides that, things are pretty much the same. Still getting settled at home 😳 For those of you who’ve been inquiring, I’m trying my best to get things together for an end of year (but will likely end up as beginning of year smh) get together. Stay tuned..

Elaine

It’s Carnival!

As I lay here at 2:11 am contemplating how I’m going to stay up to go to a breakfast party at 5 am after just getting home from a party, I figured why not share my carnival experience thus far. After many years of imagining what the Trinidad carnival experience is like, I’ve finally made it! Since my arrival Thursday afternoon, I’ve gone to 3 parties so far (yes…it’s only Saturday night) and as I just mentioned, I’m taking a breather before heading to a Sunday morning breakfast party. I can’t front — I’m tired lol and very much looking forward to coming home from the party to snooze smh. And snooze I definitely will because after that I will be going ALL IN to j’ouvert morning, carnival Monday and Tuesday! Is real pace :said in my Trini accent: Just hoping I can keep up!

Stay tuned for more updates about my love affair with sweet TnT 😀

Funny how time flies…

November already…can you believe it?!  Almost one year since I’ve been back in the Big Apple and it really has been a whirlwind.  Between getting settled (still a work in progress unfortunately :oops:), helping out at home, catching up with friends and just trying to enjoy all that the city has to offer, it’s been nonstop (vacation anyone :cool:).

I’m really looking forward to spending the holiday season in NY.  Although I used to travel home for the holidays, it feels like it’s been ages since I’ve been able to enjoy the holiday splendor in its entirety.  Perhaps, I’ll brave the crowds and frenzy and check out the Thanksgiving Parade and the Christmas tree lighting festivities (I think I’m really kidding myself with the former :lol:, but maybe I’ll surprise myself).  Then there’s also ice skating in Bryant Park, simply strolling through the city streets admiring the holiday decor, and last but definitely not least…the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping!!  Something tells me that I’ll also play a major role in the holiday dinner preparations this year so that should be interesting…can’t wait :|.  That in itself will probably eliminate my attendance at the parade…ah well, the thought was good while it lasted!

 

Elaine

 

Spring in the city

Hey y’all!  I know it’s been a minute since I’ve posted.  Needless to say, I’ve been in a bit of a writer’s slump, but I’m back and kicking off a new segment on the blog!  I hope you enjoy as I chronicle my experience rediscovering Brooklyn and namely, my neighborhood, the Stuy.

Spring has arrived (though it’s been hard to tell) and with the change in season typcially comes the desire to be out and about.  To kick off my spring in the city, I called up my always bout it sidekick, Joi, and suggested that we check out a spot I came across in my twitter feed the night before.  Of course she was down, so we headed out Saturday evening to watch the Final Four at Rustik Tavern.

Apparently, we’re both a few years behind the curve because according to Rustik’s website, they’ve been in business since 2007 (who knew?! but at least I have an excuse).  Even as we walked toward the venue, it was still a little difficult to identify this quaint little spot nestled along DeKalb Ave…a street that we travel often while heading into the city or downtown BK.  Upon entering, we were both quite surprised by the casual, cozy, and so accurately named, rustik decor (i.e. the picnic table :lol:).  We proceeded to seat ourselves at the last open table in our sight that happened to be smack dab in front of the largest screen in the spot.  It became apparent rather quickly, that we had arrived just in time to grab it because there was a steady flow of patrons thereafter, and it was clear that no one was leaving anytime soon.  After taking some time to review the menu that consisted of the largest selection of beer I think I’ve ever seen (further adding to the venue’s laid back and almost collegiate, atmosphere) we placed our order with whom we eventually learned was the sole waitress in the venue.  This fact, would prove to be one source of annoyance throughout the night.

Game time was fun…good energy, good food (with the exception of my nachos), and a tasty house specialty, Rustik Lemonade (that almost had me under the table haha).  The crowd began to change as it got later — the mature casual crowd shifted to the party goers, teeny boppers (not really, but might as well have been), and rather “eccentric” folks.  Eventually the DJ started his set and had us jammin with some 90s R&B, hip hop and reggae! 😀  Unfortunately, we weren’t enjoying ourselves as much with the late night sect, so we rolled out a little after 1am.  I’m still quite perplexed about the flow of the weekend late nights at Rustik 😕 ; maybe we’ll give it another chance down the road.  I’ll definitely be hitting up their weeknight karaoke (I’d probably need about 3 lemonades to participate though lol) and maybe some of their artist showcases.  Overall, I’m glad that we discovered this spot and I’m looking forward to our next tryst in the Stuy!

Happy spring!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courtesy: bkjoi78