soozeinthecity

April 30, 2013

Nets win Game 5

Filed under: New York Life — Tags: , , — soozeinthecity @ 11:27 pm

A quick recap of my night at the Nets vs Bulls playoff Game 5 at Barclays Center:

1- They gave away a black towel:

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2- My dinner was Loaded Nachos from Calexico:

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3- I was not happy with the row of Bulls fans across the aisle:

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4- I did like the routines performed by the Brooklynettes:

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5- I ended up getting a chocolate “concrete” from Blue Marble; it’s a mixture of chocolate ice cream & chocolate cake:

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6- I was surprised that with 2 minutes left in the game the row of Bulls fans left:

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7- Nets win!

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April 26, 2013

Audi club

Filed under: New York Life — Tags: , , , — soozeinthecity @ 8:28 pm

Our friends told us that on occasion they upgrade their tickets and splurge on seats in the Audi Club at Yankee Stadium. We join them there last night.

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We sat in the 2nd row and had an amazing bird’s eye view from above left field.

The way these tickets work is that you get a seat and the buffet is available until 2 hours after the start of the game. The dessert table & various ballpark munchies are available the whole game.
I sampled beef tenderloin, breast of duck and several pieces of sushi. Veggies wound on my plate too. I also had a huge salad and while it was good (fresh blue cheese dressing?) I probably should skip it at an all you can eat buffet 🙂

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The dessert bar was excellent. Individually packed mini cheescake, mini cannolis, delicious chocolate covered strawberries and the best pistachio ice cream I’ve ever had- all the nutty taste without nuts.

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I was glad to see that stadium traditions were observed: standing for the national anthem, and the 7th inning stretch, cheering when Kuroda had a 2 strike count and the excitement of seeing Mariano come in for the save. What I didn’t like was hearing the television broadcast (with commercials) and not hearing the sounds of the stadium. What is Mo running in without hearing Metallica’s “Enter Sandmen”? I hope the stadium clubs can figure out a way to pipe the music in (hint, hint).

Overall I enjoyed my game in luxury surroundings. However I can not imagine spending all my games here but it is definitely a treat. I would come here before going back to NYY Steak.

April 18, 2013

Spring Fling 2013

Filed under: Knitting — soozeinthecity @ 5:27 pm

On my way to Colorado for the Loopy Ewe Spring Fling. Hubby calls it a “yarn convention” but a better description would be “knitting retreat”. I’m taking 3 classes and will see some of the friends I made when I attended this event in 2009.

I left ample time for travel & security checks – I got x-rayed- I am sitting here for the next hour even before boarding starts. Yep, me, my knitting and my $5 bottle of water. This is the $2.99 bottle everywhere else but at the airport.

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April 3, 2013

Baseball in the Cold

Filed under: New York Life — soozeinthecity @ 7:08 pm

Going to tonight’s Yankees-Red Sox game. Let’s how how many fans show up on a cold night. At least my feet will be toasty:

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