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:


2- My dinner was Loaded Nachos from Calexico:


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


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


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


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


7- Nets win!


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.


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 🙂


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.



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.


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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