Drip, drip, drop.
Hot air in.
Hot air out.
Do you hear it?
Making money off our sweat.
Transporting us in a portable sauna.
How dare you demand more money from us!
How dare you demand and provide less service.
These conditions are deplorable.
At least today I have a seat.
No more dripping now we are splashing.
Heat wave entering.
Heat wave exiting.
Could barely breathe.
Slow controlled breaths.
I can make it.
Fix these conditions.
What a huge flop.
Please fix these conditions.
Before I drop.
As a native New Yorker I am used to the crowds, used to the sites, used to the visitors. What I could never get used to is the sudden stops, the not paying attention, the collisions that almost happen. We operate here on a whole other time schedule than the rest of the world it seems. New Yorkers we are always on the go. So to help prevent the collisions with the tourists whom are not paying attention to their surroundings in awe and mesmerized by our beautiful city, we have a dance just for you.
The city that never sleeps.
Oh how I love thee.
The thought of leaving you makes me weep.
Your gentle and embracing vibes.
There’s so much to do here and so much to see.
From all over the word many come with their tribes.
Our streets are packed,
And when they are here we are sure to act.
They are here and they are there.
Lord there’s people everywhere.
Us natives have this special dance.
So that walking we do not clash.
As soon as we see it within that first glance.
We get it started in a flash.
We do a little jig.
We do a so with some swag.
We dab left.
We do it with so much zest.
We dab right.
We swing left.
We avoid you with all our might.
Our dance for you is one of a kind.
Our dance for your well being.
It’s because dear tourist you quickly become so blind.
You get absorbed in the sights you are no longer seeing.
We have families to get to.
We can’t wait on you.
The fast paced lives is our thing.
It is ingrained within
We have places to be,
People to see.
A bus, train, ferry or cab to catch.
We can’t sit back while you light a match.
We can’t sit back while your taking a glance.
It’s for you we have this dance.
So when we have to get to where we have to go,
In our fast past walks,
You do not get hot with a blow,
For your sudden stops.
Reading a book.
Couple next to me please lower your voices.
Please go away.
Seats packed, I want to move, I glance then look.
Stress and worry lines.
Some lost in their phones.
Some lost in their thoughts.
Some lost in their games.
Some lost in their shows.
Some lost in their books.
Do you not see?
Your loudness is rude.
We are all trying to go somewhere.
I do not mean our destination.
We use this ride to get away from this reality.
From our problems.
From our stress.
From our families.
From our work.
From the filth around us.
From the realities of daily life.
Please lower your voice.
It’s a distraction from our get away.
Please lower your voice.
We need these few minutes to escape before we get to our destination.
While you are here, enjoy the sites.
Take lots of pictures.
I know you’ll be in our shoes, when this vacation is over, and your reality sets in.
Avocado Food Trend.
Had a discussion with my anti Avocado colleague.
This colleague does not like avocado and has been surveying coworkers whom eats it and whom doesn’t.
I love Avocado’s, it grosses my husband out, but I love it.
Fact: Avocados make any meal 10 times better.
(at least that’s my fact lol).
My colleague today went to a store filled with Millennial and primarily Caucasians whom have ordered breakfast from the new Trendy section. He busted out saying this is ridiculous. He claims many of them never had avocado’s until the trend started. He finds it funny how gullible people are. He may be right many people do follow trends. Some people eat things based off the fact that someone famous ate it first.
That is insane.
Not because of genuinely liking something.
That’s how many in the fashion industry get their market up. “Get Jlo to wear this, Get Beyonce to wear this, Get Jordan to wear this” and their stocks and profit margins fly through the roof. Have Justin Timberlake take a picture eating my avocado chocolate muffin and you will see how I will be in business. lol.
The hipsters at the restaurant my colleague went to were ordering:
Egg whites and avocado lettuce wrap.
Bagel with Avocado spread.
Egg whites with veggie and avocado puree on the side.
Don’t get me wrong I eat avocado.
I like it raw (the Avocado).
I like it with a drizzle of olive oil.
I like it with a sprinkle of salt.
I like it in my blt (substituting the mayo).
I like it in my salads.
I like it in my sandwiches.
I like it on crackers.
I like it as guac.
I like it on my rice.
I grew up eating avocado as many Latin and Caribbean families do.
I love Avocado.
I have even made my own fusion with Avocado and changed the texture to Pesto by making Avocado pesto.
My colleague was saying Avocados are now everywhere because they are trendy.
The Hipsters are making it trend.
The hipster are making it artisan.
The hipsters are giving it a fancy name with a fancy twist and people want to eat couture Avocado lol.
Avocados are now fancy and people whom never liked avocado before until about two years ago are now eating avocados.
So here are some new Avocado Trends:
Chocolate Chip Avocado Muffins
Avocado Egg Salad (not really new i guess new to main stream).
No-Bake Avocado Lime Cheesecake
Avocado Corn Cakes
Five Ingredient Easy White Chicken Chili (chili with avocado is not new either but ok).
Avocado Breakfast Pizza (ooooh i must try this lol)
Avocado Pasta Sauce
Fried Avocado Tacos
Quinoa and Avocado Sushi
Avocado Grill Cheese * I will try this too
Avocado Macaroni and Cheese
Eggs Baked In Avocado
Creamy Banana Green Smoothie
Cheddar, Pepper, and Avocado Scrambled Eggs in a Jar
Avocado Black Bean Quesadillas
Avocado Caprese Skillet Chicken
Salmon with Corn and Avocado Succotash
Grilled Skirt Steak with Charred Corn and Avocado Salad
Spiced Chicken Tacos with Avocado and Pomegranate Salsa
Avocados with Lemony Crab Salad
Mango Avocado Pasta Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing
Avocado Lime Ice Cream
Crispy Vegetable Fritters with Avocado Yogurt Sauce
Cream Cheese and Avocado Wontons
Goat Cheese Avocado Crostini
Some of the recipes can be found at:
Bon appetite to my Avocado lovers and food explorers.