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  • @RobBlatt This decade is SO over! See you tonight! #
  • This guy hates doing laundry as much as me. #truth #advertising

@theambershow's accidental cocktail



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  • I might have just rolled out of bed and eaten a packet of fun dip #regression
  • Never outsource writing your OK Cupid profile to @RobBlatt @theAmberShow
  • If you like the song MAPS by the yeah yeah yeahs don't look up it's meaning
  • @TheDiva don't do it, they'll break you down until you refuse to answer "what ARE YOU good at?" #
  • @TheDiva under threat of "but I'm not the one who's going to die alone" I didn't give 'em much to go on :) #
  • Cab driver is playing chicken with plows. Grrr!


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  • Taking the last LIRR train home. Scary gamble with the delays getting to long beach, but I like to live on the edge like that
  • Dear train, please leave, you're already 3 minutes late. I have a connection to make yo
  • twinkling toasty tracks at Jamaica #LIRR #snowpocalypse



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  • @Neilochka Same with Brooklyn. My street has yet to be plowed. #
  • Ever use so much shea butter you basically glue your clothes on
  • How many times does Bedford Ave need to be plowed? It's metal to cement. The side streets are in serious need of plowing. #NYC #sanitation
  • RT@bedstuyblog Interactive Snow Removal Map http://is.gd/jEP5A Update your block #bknews #


2010


 

The thing I love about putting these little end of year videos together is the reminder of just how great life is.  Without taking the time to revisit the year that's wrapping up I'd probably sum up it up as half spent unemployed and the other half working.  With so many joyful moments in between, I am so glad I remembered to pull out my camera and document a few.  Starting with swimming off the coast of St. John's, Newfoundland with Dana and Jess cheering me on from the rocky shore (and giggling maniacally), I managed to toss off my wool coat and jump in…in the drizzle, and a rainbow appeared right after.  It was amazing, effing freezing, and unforgettable.

 

Earlier in the year there was #coatcheck, where I got to bond with family and make some cash when I badly needed it.  The lovely Laura got married and still found time to play – taking a balloon animal class, hitting various manner or balls at Chelsea Piers, and a spontaneous bumper car trip to Coney Island.  I got to kayak on the East River, between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges with Rob, Tracy, Matt and co.  Dana, Brian, Sarah V, Sarah C, Mario, Sukhjit, Wesley and you, and you, and you visited this year.  There were Blattbashes and Amber had a sing-a-long in Prospect Park.  I volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and NY Cares.  I got to see Michael Monroe play live in NYC.  OMG, I'm still a shameless teenager!  Wanna fight?!?

 

…and I became an honorary Newfoundlander by being screeched in and may have developed a momentary crush in the process (what can I say, apparently I have a thing for men in foul weather gear).  It may be the last thing I remember of that trip, but that trip was the highlight of my year, much thanks to Dana and her wonderful family.  I licked a cod, inadvertently started a Canadian chant of USA, USA! and you get to witness a cultural tradition spoken in English, even if you don't recognize it as such. Bonus points if you can make heads or tails of what's being said or what's going on – I barely could.  Full video below.

 

I am so grateful for all my friends and family! Thank you for making 2010 awesome!

 

Extra hugs to the  theambershow for the kayaking photos and @SOTMario for his Coney Island pictures.

 

Music by Sook-Yin Lee

 

2009, 2008



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  • So not even bummed I miss the first potential snow day of the year…I have ALL week off! BAM!
  • It just keeps on coming #snow

  • pepper grinder FAIL

  • The snow is up to my waist in some drifts
  • Likely not getting to the side streets soon

  • So glad I don't have a car

 



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  • Time to hit the road. Hard to motivate when there's no evidence of the white stuff yet.
  • @HopeClary just got back to the city. It's coming down here too. Oh yeah! #
  • I named my cat for the love of days like today #SnowDay
  • @RobBlatt looks kind of cloudy :p #
  • Are there such things as snow tornadoes? I think I just saw one.
  • @faboomama oooh I need to see that again. Nothing else to do except movies til tomorrow at least. #
  • Dear the lights, please don't go out
  • The guys at the bodega on the corner keep shoveling out stranded drivers. I heart NYers


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  • Trying to make it home before the 'rnts wake up with bagels. They won't mind I took the keys to mom's car in exchange for breakfast, right?
  • @HopeClary I made it back, everyones still sleeping. Safe! #
  • My neighbor believes in Santa AND that cats and dogs understand pictograms

  • In the car with my family. My brother thought consulate was a state from seeing it on license plates.
  • Possibly the greatest Christmas gift of all

  • My Grandmother was telling me about her abusive boyfriend Arthur. Thankfully I know she is talking about her arthritis.


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  • I just found a boarding pass amongst my papers with a name on it I don't know on a date I didn't travel from an airport I've never been to.
  • I just watched a woman pull down her pants, squat and pee in the subway station in the middle of the afternoon #crackiswhack
  • Trying to keep some semblance of holiday cheer but the madness that is port authority is sucking my soul dry
  • Lakeland Bus not enforcing the no cell phone call policy. Being forced to listen to the most banal pointless chatter #BecomingGrinchy
  • Guy in front if me has been playing angry birds and word with friends. If he wasn't so young I might have asked him out
  • @jeremymeyers ha no. But I did just realize he's clearly taking his boyfriend home for Christmas (or vice versa) #
  • I've always wanted to go to a junkyard. First goal of 2011. Man, I'm so classy!
  • @triplenickel cheers! A very merry to you too #
  • @cc_chapman shrimp scampi and dungeness crab. I heart xmas eve. Happy Holidays to you and yours :) #
  • Time to open presents!

Time to open presents!



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ever so stealthily pulled the broken underwire out of my bra in a meeting. #AwesomeRandomGirlSkills
 



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Dear "The Man"

Thank you and the state of California for releasing my tax lien from 2005 when I wasn't living in your state.  I sent the letter in August btw, but glad we can finally put it behind us and move on,

Happy Holidays!
xoxoxoxo
Love,
Nicole

 



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OMG apparently I'm a natural at ice skating. Who knew?

 



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You might have lived in Brooklyn too long when you buy your moisturizer out of a take out container and haggle the price. #Fulton #FTW


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  • Home from the company holiday party. Bacon for dinner and Oregon trail for iPhone. No regrets tomorrow!
  • Sausage Carnival

  • Post Office a Grand Central is making me want to cry. If only I could be so mean and inattentive at work.
  • To add to the purgatory theme atmosphere they have rudolph playing on a failing monitor with static. picture and sound


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  • My cat is denying me snuggles. It's a conspiracy!
  • OMG gridlock
  • NY for traffic maker. The tree ain't that big y'all, nothing to see here

  • Cab hailing experience on par with NYE. Finally thawing. Please take me home Mr. Taxi driver
  • Needs pizza
  • Dear Mr taxi driver, when you play chicken on the bridge it makes me nervous. Let's calm down, lay off the gas a bit. ThnxBai


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  • can't stop watching

 

  • didn't realize the banter at the beginning of the original was effing bizarre

  • Brooklyn is all sugar glazed. #ishappy
  • Can't sleep


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  • Its not a #blattbash until I open a beer, change my mind, re-lid, and put it back in the fridge.
  • A stranger just picked glass from between my legs #blattbash
  • #blattbash in infrared



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  • @faboomama good name for a tapeworm #
  • Reckless leg syndrome


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I just washed my marbles. #notametaphor



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so, if all your exes could wind up living in the same city, which would it be?



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  • Step 1  4:54 AM

 

 

  • test batch done and only now i recall how horrid looking i found these to be as a kid. but, oh so delicious! #ancestorsrecipes 4:58 AM
  • my mom's recipes are amazingly awesome and um….mom-like…"mix together by hand (please wash hands)" 5:07 AM
  • dreamed of crabs (the edible kind) in my bed attacking my cat who started talking. bizarro nocturnes. 12:15 PM


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  • "Rubber Heat Water Bag" a poem in Engrish  2:07 AM



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the atlantic ave. arsenal in winter  8:11 PM

the atlantic ave. arsenal in winter



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Hungry, tired and still at it. 1:29 AM



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eye-crusties ice cream #benandjerrys #newflavors 1:15 AM



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  • So much for getting in early. Darn trains. 2:10 PM
  • consumer me like likewww.nytimes.com/2010/12/02/business/media/02privacy.html work me scared 10:57


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Something just sploded firecracker-like in my apartment and I can't find it… So much for sweet dreamings. 1:57 AM