Can’t Sleep

Can’t Sleep

The best part of being a foodie is that you are constantly enjoying yourself. You always have a new experience every time you enter a restaurant. You can never try everything on the menu, so there is always plenty of room for experimentation. Each meal is an adventure. This is particularly true if you live in Manhattan, the food capital of the world. If you went to a different eatery every day for ten years, you would not exhaust the possibilities on the list. I haven’t set this as a goal yet, but someday I will take stock of where I have been and maybe write a book. For now, you get a short blog.

Sometimes it will be about food and others about people I meet. Among my favorites are chefs and fellow gourmets. We have a lot to share. Where do you stand in this continuum?  Suppose we all like to eat and discussions of great meals are always welcome. When I am online, I always look for tips. I used to read New York magazine for the restaurant lists, but now you can find them in seconds. It’s a good thing there are all sorts of interesting feature articles to keep me coming back for more.

I just got through a stifling hot summer which put a damper on my daily outings. I had to wait until nightfall when the temperature dropped enough to brave the sidewalks of the city. It gets so humid and walking for several blocks will make you sweat buckets. You can’t go in a nice restaurant that way! The misery continues at night when it is time to go to bed. The room still retains the heat of the day. I suffered in silence for a long time until I got a ceiling fan for my bedroom. This is the only way I can get some shut eye with comfort. I made the mistake of installing a used fan that cooled the air but made a constant rumbling noise, akin to a rattle. Maybe there was a loose bolt.

A bad ceiling fan is defined here as one that keeps you awake. Wouldn’t you agree? I stayed up night after night venting my frustration in my blog. I couldn’t keep it to myself. On the other hand, a good one is quiet, effective and works on a remote control. After all, a device of this type should be for more than décor. Sure, they look cool; but they also have to make you feel this way. It is all about ease and comfort. I don’t even want to get out of bed to turn the darn thing on. I love that my new fan has a central light fixture so I can dim it for ambiance or rev it up for reading purposes. It is the best feature of my room.