Photo by Justin Beck
I finally went to Winnie’s which was more fun than I thought it would be. It’s a cheesy good time. Mostly dates and groups. I think my friends had fun. There was Robitussin behind the bar. Mixed drinks are weak and $8. Here is some conversation from the evening:
J: Did you read Harry Potter?
Qritiq: No. I’m an adult.
In the Hampton’s, all the guys sing Madonna songs at karaoke, but here it was more of the Sweet Home Alabama thing. One guy with a handsome face sang Tempted and did a great job of it. He looked at me a few times, but I didn’t go over to talk. (Girls – do you prefer if a guy is assertive/aggressive and comes over to you/ sends you a drink? Or do you find that irritating and prefer if he just shoots you a few smiles to let you know he’s interested and then it’s up to you whether you want to go and talk to him or not. I am curious what your thoughts are on this.) My friends sang Rhinestone Cowboy – a crowdpleaser (now just try to get that tune out of your head). We are planning to try live band karaoke next.
During the evening I walked prolly a few miles in my platforms. Youchh! Then I get to Penn Station and all the girls have small purses (just like me) and are carrying their heels and wearing flip-flops. Doh! H&M next stop for flats to keep in my bag.
Hey – I tried frog legs for the first time earlier in the evening at Thai Son. A bit bony and chewy, but otherwise ok. My beef over vermicelli was pretty darn good. I gave them a great tip, but they asked us to vacate our table anyway. Lingering apparently verboten. So — only go there if you’re in a hurry.
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