Monday, October 29, 2012

Sandy?


So a few days ago we were notified that hurricane "Sandy" would be hitting NYC. About one day ago we were told that this hurricane would be hitting us BAD. So whilst most people yesterday, in New York were running around frantic, getting essentials such as: flashlights, eggs, milk, and water etc. My boyfriend and I were out strolling Madison Avenue, buying some clothes, and falling in love with shoes (ok, that part was me) but they were flawless to say the least! After our little shopping spree, we then nonchalantly sat in the "library" at the Regency hotel,  went for lunch at Serafina, and then went into Godiva. Which may or may not have been the end of my skinny jeans.

Once finally returning to the island, I was informed that my building does not have a generator, and that everyone should stock up on flashlights and emergency supplies. Thank you doorman, for this notification less than 24 hours before a HURRICANE HITS. At this point its 9 pm, raining, windy and HORRID outside. I'm about to slap my boyfriend for dragging me to Loro Piana, and Brunello Cucinelli earlier on in the day, and venting that instead of strolling down Madison Avenue, we should have been at Home Depot, and Whole Foods preparing. Probably like the rest of the tri state area.

"Chocolate-Gasm"
"Shoe-Gasm"                    
Mauro (Boyfriend) then decides his hungry. So we decide it's now a good idea to hit the supermarket or at least a restaurant. We see a total of: 2 people on the street who both warn us that it isn't "safe out", and that everything closed at 6.30. To our astonishment, we start to disbelieve what we were told and then go to a few places hoping they would serve us. Well once again this assumption was wrong, because everywhere we went either had a "Sorry we are closed sign up" scribbled on white paper, or informed that "the kitchen was closed". We finally find a pizza parlor that is open, but we were then told that they were in the process of making 18 pizzas (health at its finest), and couldn't serve us, or heat up any left over food. Mauro convinced the pizza guy to sell him a cold calzone, and 18 garlic knots.

So now our  emergency supplies consist of left over food in the pantry such as: Special k, Strawberry Poptarts, frozen Rolos, Pretzal m&m's, Grapes, Carrots....and thats about it. To last us however long as sandy decides to stay.

Long story short: Never disesteem when a hurricane is headed your way, and if you want your skinny jeans to fit..avoid going into Godiva.

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