by Samantha ~ August 10th, 2010. Filed under: adventures, miscellaneous magic.

Yesterday, the Mister took me on a series of adventures, some of which shall now become frequent haunts of mine.  First of the lot was a visit to a tiny and amazing Ramen bar that I cannot wait to return to.  Broth so spicy that I actually broke a sweat while eating, but could not stop!  I feel like I hadn’t truly lived before eating a sliced avocado that had soaked in soy sauce and super hot vegetarian broth.

Ramen really is what comfort food is all about.  We left the bar with bellies full of spicy broth and noodles, without that hideous bloat that goes along with American food.


After Adventures in Ramening, there was a terrifying walk through Times Square to make our way to see Inception.  It totally lived up the enormous hype that has been built around it, which I wasn’t expecting.  Have you seen it?  What did you think?

Next in Adventureland was a visit to a basement level surf bar that smelled like coconut and tanning oil.  It was too dark to get any decent photos, but the postcard that was paperclipped to our check sums it up nicely.  I have big plans to spend an afternoon tasting every Freezy Boozy Fruity drink on their menu next month when Courtney Riot comes to visit.

In other news, Operation Quit Smoking has been going smashingly.

I have moved onto Phase Three of my master plan, and the techo-smoke is working like magic.  After spending about a week doing about a 50 / 50 split between real cigarettes and “vaping”, I had my last Camel about a day and a half ago.  I’ve exclusively been using the Njoy since, and haven’t had any of the usual freak outs that accompany quitting.

I’ve tried almost every quitting aide on the market, and so far, this is the only one that hasn’t made me physically ill and still allows me to mimic the actual ritual of having a cigarette, sans having to carry around a lighter.  Keep your fingers crossed for me, friends!

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  2. Kristallin

    What was the name of that Ramen bar?

  3. Samantha

    Totto Ramen, on 52nd!

  4. David

    That’s great! Congrats on the quitting!

    That Ramen looks really freaking good.

  5. Eric

    Until I saw your tweet, I had no idea there was such a thing as a ramen bar. lol
    Congratulations and good luck on quitting smoking.

  6. dave piper

    that food looks goooooood….hungryyyyyyyyy…….
    glad the techo-smoke is working out for ya.

  7. jonnytrrrash7

    sounds like the completely perfect outing. keep up the non-smoke!

  8. Joshua

    Great to hear the e-cig is working out for you. I’ve been using one for about 2 months now. Love it and completely off the regular cigs, and have the nic mix down to the equivalent of 2 smokes a day. Like you, I love still being able to take part in the ritual still. Cheers!

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