It has gotten COLD! Somehow I think this might be a long winter for me, seeing as it just started. Maybe I need to be a snow-bird and head south. I was not built for cold temperatures and cutting wind. You can keep it!
In typical Megan fashion.... pretty soon I will be moving out of the apartment I have been staying in. I have been here for several months - definitely the longest time in one place since I moved to New York. This evening I thought I would get a head start on my packing, but, no... I ran into a little problem.
Meet Isabella: the cat I have been taking care of since August. This kitty has to be in the center of whatever is going on. If that means getting IN the box I am packing, she will do it. Not only does she have to be the center of the universe, but I have never seen such a cat that lives up to the "curiosity killed the cat" saying. If a drawer is open, she is looking in, if the closet door is open, she is going in. I have actually had to pull her out of the refrigerator because I opened the door and she wanted to see what was going on in there! And she does not care if I want to close the door/drawer/whatever. Things must happen in her own time. Which is why she is now napping in the box I was packing and I am now blogging. I even put more clothes in on top of her and she didn't flinch. Maybe she wants to go with me? What a cat.
I end up eating out quite a bit. Probably more than I should. Well, definitely more than I should. I like eating out, but it can get expensive (especially in New York) and after a while it can loose its "excitement". There is one place that I frequent for a good burger. That is Five Guys Burgers and Fries. I always love a nice "little cheeseburger" with crunchy lettuce, tomato, and grilled mushrooms. They also have really good fries at Five Guys. You can get them regular or Cajun style. I tend to go regular because they have a lot of flavor and are so hot and yummy, but the cajun is great if you are bored and want to spice it up a bit. I first met up with Five Guys in Washington DC. I think that is where they originated. I didn't go there that often, but always enjoyed when I did. After moving to New York it took a while to find out that there were also Five Guy locations here. I didn't know that Five Guys was a wide-spread as it actually is. Lucky for me, there is a location just a few blocks from where I work. So on days when I don't bring my lunch and I have to stay at the office later than I expected I LOVE to run over and grab a burger and fries. I guess one of my favorite things about this place (besides the good food AND the free peanuts while you wait) is the fact that they don't have a HUGE menu with a million different options. They serve burgers, hot dogs, and fries. You can get a big burger or a little burger. You can have cheese and/or bacon. You can add a bunch of toppings, but the bottom line is always the same. Burgers. I like this. I think so many places try to have too many options and, frankly, they just stress me out. I like to keep it simple. The store is very simple, easily recognizable, and consistently good. I like it. Here is a picture of me about to dig into a burger. See, don't I look happy? Long live Five Guys!