Mar 7 – Back From NJ/NYC

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I got back from NJ/NYC earlier today, and finally got a lil quiet time so I could write up a blog post. I will try to write this up in as much order as possible.
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Friday: I woke up early as I decided that I wanted to get a tattoo. I went down to the strip to get it done at my normal place (club tattoo in PH), but I didn’t like the quote they were giving me. Then jumped over to the tattoo shop at Hard Rock, and didn’t much appreciate the attitude of the artist there. I know I look young, but to effectively dismiss me for whatever reason is annoying and retarded imo.
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I decided to say ‘fuck it’ and just head back to my house to pack up. After packing I met up with the guys at happy hour, and then headed down to the airport. I got there a few hours early so I spent the time writing a little bit. I was trying to create a mathematical formula for an odd decision matrix, but was failing to solidify it. O well…in time. I jumped on the plane a lil while later, had the entire row to myself, and got a few hours of sleep. sweet!
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Saturday: I decided to take a limo from JFK down to Hoboken, which was a damn good decision imo. I forgot how crazy the NYC drivers are…but my driver was damn solid, lol. I got to my friends house just as she was getting back with green bagels. I didn’t realize that Hoboken St. Paddy’s day was a huuuuuuuge event. So I started the day with mild sleep, a single bagel, and a Red Dog for good (and nostalgic) measure.
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Before I knew it games of “asshole”, flip cup, and flippong were underway. More college friends came through, more beer was consumed, and more ridiculous-ness ensued. Apparently there were very strict cops in the neighborhood (as we were constantly going back and forth between my friends apartments). There were $2K fines for public urination and public drinking (things I am unused to due to the strip, lol). Luckily, I got no fines on the day!
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Most of the day, other than drinking, was spent eating and eating. I ate a retarded amount of pizza and cupcakes (as there was a cupcakes place a few blocks up the road). BEST…BUSINESS…EVER. WI don’t think we passed out till around 2a or so…but after such a long and rough day…it was welcomed.
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Sunday: We all woke up around 11a and went over to a place for brunch (well, our first choice was fully packed, so we walked about 18 blocks to another place). I’ve forgotten how much I love delis. Had a nice meal with everyone, and then Jon and I bounced to NYC to meet up with Nigel. We ended up going to ground zero (which I had never seen before), and doing an insane amount of walking despite the insane rain (i was drenched by the time we got to dinner).
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For dinner we went to a place called “WD-50″…a place Jon said was a top restaurant in NYC. We were blatantly out of place (probably due to our age and that we were all wearing hoodies), as we kept being asked if we worked in the industry and/or how the hell we found them (they didn’t even have a sign in front of the restaurant, lol). I ended up doing:

App: Peekytoe crab roll, salt ‘n vinegar chips, celery mayonnaise
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Main: Pork loin, smoked paprika spaetzle, peach, marcona almond
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And the entire dessert menu:
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Licorice custard, sake sorbet, bartlett pear
Coffee ice cream, pecan, cocoa, argan oil
Milk chocolate, black bean, plantain, soy, peanut
Grapefruit curd, campari, hibiscus, sorrel
Soft meringue, passionfruit, banana, star anise
Chamomile, almond cake, dandelion root, apple, celery

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I wasn’t very impressed with my main…but the desserts were epic. By far and away some of the most creative desserts i have had. Also the most expensive meal i have had without alcohol ($125 w/o any alcohol)…but cool experience none the less. def suggest it if you are in the area and want to try something new.
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Monday: We got to back Nigel’s late on sunday night, played some Red Dead, and then passed out. Woke up at 1p and then headed up to meet Jon’s dad. I got to drive Nigel’s Evo which was an awesome experience. I have never driven a car with that kind of control and power before…and I throughly enjoyed it. I sadly only got it up to about 116mph…but I blame a lil highway traffic (and also my more timid driving in a new area with a new car). got to Jon’s, then got picked up by my dad, and am now chilling in NH about to crash out.
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The rest of the week is pretty jam packed with students…and i also want to get some more writing done. Hope all is going well with yall…and sorry for the long post =)
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