2 posts tagged hurricane sandy
dispatch from the dinner table
Just returned from wandering around Williamsburg. The neighborhood was lucky to keep its electricity, Internet, and cell phone service. There was one vacant building on a Bedford Avenue corner that was boarded up before, but its scaffolding fell in the storm, revealing a vast space filled with rubble. A small crowd gathered to take pictures, but I couldn’t help but feel they were just looking for something to show and to have a Hurricane Sandy story to tell.
In somewhat related news, the social media workshop I was going to teach tomorrow at General Assembly has been rescheduled. I was looking forward to meeting everyone and to introduce my friend Keavy who owns Kumquat Cupcakery and soon-to-open Butter & Scotch. She’s gonna bring cupcakes and demo cocktail making whenever the class is rescheduled. Will let everyone know when a new date is confirmed.
In the meantime, I’m spending the afternoon writing about my Parma trip, and updating the FiftyThree Made with Paper Tumblr. If you’re not following, you should. Seeing people make every day reminds me you don’t have to be an artist to create — it doesn’t even have to be “good.” Simply trying is remarkable because regurgitating and ‘reblogging’ others’ work is easy enough, but making something original takes courage, and most people don’t.
To our community of creators recovering from the hurricane, our team is keeping you in our thoughts. Be safe.
Made with Paper by mysticlibrary
cloudy with a chance of meatballs
Stuck inside today due to Hurricane Sandy but had the foresight to brave the crowds at Tops, my local supermarket, yesterday. Even at 1pm, the checkout line snaked around the store as customers waited 20+ minutes to pay for bottled water, eggs, bread, and, in many cases, beer and pie (on sale!).
Chris got some sliced prosciutto di Parma, mozzarella cheese, and olives, while making fun of me for stocking up on water. I wonder how long 24 bottles of Dasani would last in a real emergency.
When we got home, Chris spent the afternoon making meatballs and pork wontons. Turns out, as long as you have wonton skins, the pork filling is actually quite easy to make. And if you make a lot and freeze them, you’ll have yummy storm provisions to last until the hurricane passes.
That is, if you have enough water to boil them in (and a gas stove that’ll work if there’s an electricity outage). Just saying.