Monday, February 13, 2012

My Favorite Date Spot (in honor of Valentine's Day)

A few years ago, one of my favorite people introduced me to Wo Hop (17 Mott Street, downstairs, go NOW).  Lucky for me, we still go there.  It's a hole in the wall Chinese restaurant that's been a favorite of locals and tourists alike for more than 30 years.  I know some awesome folks who've been going there since the 70s...and let's be real, lower Manhattan in the 70s was not such a great place to be, so it'd have to be reallllllly delicious to make that trek, no?

Anyhow, Wo Hop is incredible, and it's SUCH a fun place to go on a date, be it your first or your thousandth.  If you go on a Friday or Saturday, or really any day when it's decent out, expect a line coming out of the ground, but trust me, stay and wait!  When you get seated, I need you to order the wonton soup.  I promise you, it is the best wonton soup you will ever have.


The crunchy noodles are optional, but they're pretty good too.  The wonton soup is NOT optional. SO GOOD.  According to my favorite, Wo Hop is a "noodle place" so he always get's lo mein.  It's pretty good, but I like to get a little bit of vegetables in my meal, so I often go with the chicken with broccoli.  The broccoli is always fresh and just cooked enough.


Luckily, the portions at Wo Hop are ginormous, so you can share dishes with YOUR favorite person.  (Honestly, it's technically all family style...except for the wonton soup, DO NOT SHARE, get your own.)  When all is said and done, I guarantee you'll be so full and happy, if you weren't love in the way in, you'll be in love on the way out ;)~


How could I not love a restaurant that sends me home with this message?

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

My Favorite Snack Right Now

I don't know about you, but I go through phases with my tastes.  Lately I have been digging ice cream, probably because I realized that vanilla ice cream is fantastic with warm fruit.  Here's how it works.

1) Pour some frozen berries in a bowl.
2) Microwave it
3) Add ice cream
4) Enjoy the amazing deliciousness of summer in the middle of winter


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Newsflash: I Crave Structure

Ok so.. for someone in the world, working part time from home is dream come true.  Forgive me for sounding ungrateful, but I'm not that person.  I like to busy, frantic even.  I'm only working collectively, say 15-20 hours per week, and since I only have one class and my thesis is plugging along, well...I have too much time on my hands.

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Frankly, all this free time is making me feel a little listless.

Frankenstein wishes he was busy too
So I've decided, if a job & school won't do it, I'm going to have to schedule myself within an inch of my life.  Because let's be real, if I have four hours to write a blog post, go for a run, take a shower and write a press release it ain't gonna happen...buuut, if I have 30 mins to write a blog post, 1 hour to go for a run, 30 mins to get dressed and showered and an hour to write a press release, I'll also manage to write a chapter of my Master's thesis & knock out some strength training in those four hours.  I just need to be structured.

This is totally normal, right?

So part one of this plan is to get up at the same time everyday and workout as if I were super busy.  Morning runs and workouts are coming back folks.  I'll let you know how it goes!