December 9, 2013
Someone could drown hours after they’ve accidentally inhaled water, even if they’re able to talk and walk. This could be a risk for anyone who has accidentally inhaled water or has pneumonia – whether they are an adult or a child, even if is a fairly small amount of water we’re talking about. This article and this article have things to watch out for (not all of these need to be present to indicate trouble), but here they are, in case you don’t have time to look at an article:
* difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
* extreme tiredness/fatigue
* changes in personality/behavioral issues/confusion
* vomiting or involuntary defecation
* persistent coughing and/or pain in chest
What happens is a small amount of water in the lungs can block oxygen from being absorbed, and you could eventually suffocate. And, it gets worse when the person lays down (because then the little bit of water covers more of the lung surface). It’s just something to be aware of, because even though it is RARE, if it does happen, it can be remedied by very quick medical intervention.
I hate to send out warnings like this (this was not a forwarded email though it really sounds like one), but I just found out about it and thought it was important enough to post. (I researched it first to make sure it was not a hoax, which is what ALL of us should do before we pass along/repost anything that we read online.)
December 8, 2013
People, it’s the coolest music store in NYC. 18% off everything to celebrate their 18th Anniversary – today (Sunday, Dec 8, 2013) is the last day. In store and online code is ANNIVERSARY. Store is at 15 East 4th St (near Lafayette) in Manhattan. Online at www.othermusic.com.
December 6, 2013
That place is Pushcart Coffee on 9th Avenue and 25th Street! It’s my new favorite spot to get some tea, meet with writing partners or clients, or get work done on my own. Nice people, nice vibe, there is tea I like (the green jasmine), they don’t use toxic tea bags, their snacks are great (my son loves the pumpkin bread, and I love the Brooklyn-made Rawpothecary Juices they carry), and their soup is wonderful (thanks for making me try it, Ashley!). They also have a bunch of fancy ways of making coffee that boggle my tea-drinking mind. There is a community work table, a few individual tables, a comfy corner spot in the back and counter seats and there is free wifi (you have to sign up for it, but it’s free). Go there. You know I know what I’m talking about.
Pushcart Coffee, 25th Street and 9th Ave in Chelsea.
This is where the Rawpothecary is. Notice how it’s almost sold out.
Right on the middle shelf, over to the left, there are energy bars that I like. I think they’re homemade.
This is a comfy spot, back in the corner.
It’s a nice place.
These are friendly people who work there.
They have a pushcart. See?
December 4, 2013
I just saw this info in the back of the Chelsea Wine Vault (which is in Chelsea Market-it’s a great wine shop, btw) 2013 Holiday Gift Guide and I thought it was Stuff You Need To Know:
If I am coming to your party, you can buy a maximum of two drinks for me, because I usually only have one (sometimes none), but two is pretty much my max. Just saying.
In NYC, no one drives to a party (no one I know, anyway), so it’s usually not an issue , but if you’re having a party with alcohol where people are driving, you should have really compelling non-alcoholic drinks. If you end up with too much red wine, you can make Tom Colicchio’s short ribs recipe. It’s really good and it uses a whole bottle of red wine! If you’ve got too much vodka left over, you can use it in pie crust, but that doesn’t use up much vodka.