Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

May your tables be filled with mashed sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, veggies with more butter than any other day of the year, apple crisp (or whatever your favorites are) and healthy family.

Have a wonderful day on Shariously my favorite holiday!

P.S. Check back soon for some the recipes of the above mentioned food.

Louis C.K Stand Up Tour

Monday, November 19, 2012

A few weeks ago AG and I got to see Louis C.K live!  The show was great and Louis is great.  We had such a fun time with the audience constantly cracking up.  One great aspect of his tour is they way he sells the tickets.  From louisck.net:

"Hi. I'm going on tour all over America, or at least some of it.
Tickets for this tour are available EXCLUSIVELY here on louisck.com.
Tickets are 45 dollars, every seat, every City.
That includes all taxes and fees.
You don't have to join anything and you don't have to hear from me again unless you want to.
 Just cheap tickets to see me do an all new bunch of jokes.
See you on the road, bitches." 

Also, you cannot scalp the tickets.  If any tickets are posted on other resale sites for more than face value, the tickets automatically get refunded.

Louis is known for always delivering new material on each of his tours and he did not disappoint. Except that he did repeat one of his jokes a week later as host of SNL.

Another plus of the show was that it was at the BEAUTIFUL New York City Center (NYCC).  I had only been to NYCC behind the scenes while working on a small project there, never in the actual theater.

 If you have a chance to see Louis C.K live - Shariously do it!

The Neighbors (TV Pick of the week)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

I admit, upon first glance The Neighbors sounds like the same old cheesy aliens learning to live on earth, but I happen to think it is quite clever.  Plus, the last decent iteration was 3rd Rock from the Sun, went off the air more than 10 years ago and there is so many new things for aliens to learn about like Facebook and The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Aliens & Humans (L to R)

Here are some things to note if you decide to start watching.

  • The Weavers aka the Humans, move in to a  New Jersey gated community. Aliens from Zabvron have inhabited the new development since it was built a decade ago - none of them had ever left or interacted with Humans. When one Alien family move outs, the Weavers buy the place and don't know what they are in for.
  • All the Aliens have names of famous athletes; the main alien family is made up of Dad Larry Bird, Mom Jackie Joyner Kersie and sons Dick Butkus and Reggie Jackson (the family member's ethnicity's don't match each other or their namesakes)
  • Larry Bird is the leader of the Zabvronians. 

One aspect I thoroughly enjoy is the ability for the Weaver's to portray a New Jersey family.

Shariously, just give it a chance.

Fashion Week (NY Fridays)

Friday, November 9, 2012

Recently, I went to my first REAL fashion show!

During New York Fashion week this year my cousin got tickets from a client to the Nina Skarra fashion show - it was a first for both and we had a great time!  Our first concern was what to wear - but a friend who frequents the shows gave me some good advice "the biggest mistake people make is trying too hard."  So, I opted to wear a sparkly shirt, black skinny jeans and silver wedges - and it worked just fine.  We had some celebrity spottings and got second row seats due to our VIP status.

I was looking forward to outrageous and crazy fashions that are treated more like art that you often see from famous designers, but the styles shown were relatively subdued.  Here are a few photos I snapped.

If you've never been to a fashion show I Shariously suggest you check one out if you get the chance.

Emily Owens MD (TV Pick of the Week)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Emily Owens MD is a teen-show grown up and, so far, I like it.  A cross between Grey's Anatomy and Scrubs.  The show seems fun, yet  I hope this positive review isn't premature since I've only seen two episodes so far.

Emily Owens (Mammie Gummer aka Meryl Streep's daughter) plays a recent med school graduate starting her internship at a hospital in Colorado.  Other characters include: the guy she has a crush on, her former HS nemesis, a famous surgeon the interns aspire to work with, the chief's daughter who's also a first year intern and a friendly resident.

Picture of the cast from www.cinemablend.com
The show follows a typical situational format, new medical cases each week with a few story lines for the characters.  

Honestly, I'm skeptical that this show will last.  I really liked the last Mammie Gummer show Off the Map which only lasted a half season, but had a more interesting premise than this.  I don't see the audience other than females in their 20s, but I'll  Shariously enjoy it while it does.

Hurricane Sandy

Friday, November 2, 2012

I hope that everyone made it through Hurricane Sandy safely!   From around 9 pm on Monday night our apartment building started experiencing the storm surge with water in our backyard and basement.  Around 2:30am the flood waters short circuited our power supply and was shut off, we were officially in the dark (although we had power the longest of any our neighbors). Luckily, our front door and street is significantly higher than our backyard so we were able to leave our building without any problems.  This is something, as a civil engineer, I closely looked at before deciding whether or not we should stay (we were not under a mandatory evacuation).

Even though we had no power, we were able to get news from some live TV broadcasts (on our street corner), and friendly neighbors. Our close proximity to city hall also allowed us to see lots of the action. The first time we left Hoboken was Wednesday, 10/31. We had to walk about a mile to catch a ferry to the city where we went to my office where they did have power (and showers). By Wednesday morning the waters receded from our backyard and by Wednesday night the water in streets around us also receded.   Today, Friday, 11/2, we are still without power.

Starting Sunday night, 10/28 we went out to take some before pictures (by before I mean before the storm really hit) in Hoboken. Here are a series of pictures taken from Sunday afternoon through Tuesday night, enjoy:

Water level between Pier A and Lackawanna Plaza 10/28 5pm
Corner of Washington and Newark
Water level between Pier A and Lackawanna Plaza (high tide 11pm)
Start of flooding on Lackawanna Plaza
Around the corner from us (Tuesday 10/30 around 1pm)
Our swimming pool backyard (1 pm 10/30)
Gary Tuchman doing a report around the corner

How did you whether the bad weather?  Please share