This has to be the worst week for not eating out in New York so far. After giving thanks to all the home-cooked food and leftovers of the weekend, I returned to Brooklyn to begin the task of moving into my new apartment. This time, I decided to do it using only borrowed vehicles and not-hired friends. I have to say, it was a pretty bad move (pun intentional). I’m still pretty sore all over, but the worst part about it is that the construction on my newly gutted kitchen isn’t complete, along with other odds and ends in the apartment. Apparently my landlord thought I wouldn’t mind cans of paint and tools in the middle of the living room floor and wet paint on the walls. We managed to haul everything into the place by midnight, but even if I had the means to cook something, I probably wouldn’t have the energy. I retrieved a canister of mixed nuts in one of my boxes and lived off that for a night.
What’s even stupider than not eating out as a principle, you might be thinking, is why in the heck I’m even moving in the middle of the night in the middle of the week, eating like a squirrel beneath a skyscraper of cardboard boxes. And trust me, A Hamburger Today’s posting on 67 Burger, a new burger joint in my new neighborhood, isn’t helping my will. Yes, I’m leaving Park Slope for Fort Greene (and a full, detailed report on the food pros and cons of both neighborhoods will be soon forthcoming). I’ve lived in North Park Slope for two years, and have moved on. What’s more, my roommate will no longer be my BFF Erin, but my BF, Ben (WTF, OMG!). Which is so not on a DL anymore, it’s not even LOL funny.
Before this post gets out of control (OOC), tonight poses a dangerous leap of faith for me. If my kitchen is complete, the grills are on the stove, etc., then the plan is to break it in–probably with a wildly intricate dish involving the likes of a box ‘o spaghetti and a jar o’ sauce. But if it isn’t, a serious glitch is in store.
I never said not eating out was always going to be easy. Okay, maybe I did. Actually I’m fairly sure of it.