Tree Trimming with Tinsel Cannons
Last night I was invited to an incredible house in Williamsburg for a tree trimming party (thanks, Bex!). The host’s plan was to trim his 17 foot tree by shooting tinsel cannons at it.
There was some premature tinseling, but I caught the second round of cannons going off.
The video could definitely be cut in half, but I particularly enjoy the end where Bex is the last person chucking tinsel at the tree after everyone else has moved on. Love it.
When I lived in Manhattan, both downtown and uptown, I would walk home from work when I needed to unwind. Sometimes I wouldn’t get out of the office until late (9 to 11pm-ish) and walking home would be my outside time. My alone time.
Now that I live in Brooklyn, I take a train to walk home. But I have a pretty good path laid out. I’ve done it with Lex, but more often than not, I do it alone.
First I walk from Times Square to the the V train entrance on 6th Ave.
I ride down to Delancey St and walk over the Williamsburg Bridge.
(I love bridges)
Once I get to Brooklyn, I walk towards Bedford Ave/McCarren Park.
I stop at The Turkey’s Nest on 12th St and Bedford Ave and get a large to go cup of Miller Lite (cheap drinks served in styrofoam cups for the win). Note: when I’m with another person, I like to make a version of the beergarita by getting two large Miller Lites and one small frozen margarita, and drinking down the beers enough to pour half of the margarita in each. Yumski. (original beergarita recipe at the end)
I usually get my to go cup and sit in the park for a little bit of a break. (On this particular day, I came across another street piano - yay). After a couple songs on the iPod and my fill of people watching, I continue the walk home.
I try to find places I haven’t noticed before between Williamsburg and home. This place was cute (Goods) and busy. Wade and I ended up eating there a few days later. About an hour or so later, I’ve made it home and the unwind is complete. Thanks to Lex for introducing me to the Turkey’s Nest :)
Original Beergarita Recipe
- 1 can frozen limeade, defrosted
- 8 beers (can be totally crappy beer, i.e. Natty Light)
- Tequila to taste
In a large pitcher, mix the beer and limeade. Add tequila to taste. If it’s too sweet, add more beer or tequila. If it’s not sweet enough, add more limeade. Enjoy! (Recipe credit goes to Megan and Joseph’s friend, Polly)