Well, after a very busy stretch, we seem to have hit a wall. Or at least some deep mud, and we are struggling to slog through a week of very little work. So little that we’ve already sacrificed part of the weekend for a confirmed booking. Spouses and playfriends are not amused, but hard reality can be a bitter mistress. On the other hand, this respite has allowed us to settle into our new digs in Long Island City, NY. Nice views of the Manhattan skyline, excellent coffee and bagels at Bricktown Cafe, a nice little Mexican coffee shop, Amigo’s, with tasty breakfast and lunch plates, and this being Queens, a great Greek diner, Dorian’s. All within two blocks of where I sit now! There are also some interesting-looking bars in the area, but there hasn’t been an opportunity to check them out yet. Rest assured, I will soon find out where I can find a proper pint of Guinness, hopefully within the same two blocks!
Speaking of Guinness, the landlord and main tenant of the building here is the New York Irish Center (www.nyirish.org), and by strange coincidence we had done an assignment in their space about a year or so ago! About what, I can’t recall due to my Newsheimer’s. Often we get together with colleagues and the stories start flying, but the details get blurred, all due to our shared occupational illness of Newsheimer’s. But back to the Irish Center; I hear they have a small private bar (duh!) in the basement! Sounds promising, so I’m brushing up on my Gaelic and hoping to insinuate myself into that world.
Yes, we’re digging LIC, and we’re sure you would too, so if you’re ever in the ‘hood, drop us a line to see if we’re in and if we are, bring us some coffee! Or a few cold pints! Slainte!