I was walking down Marcus Garvey Boulevard today, after coaching the robotics team in a Bedford Stuyvesant elementary school, when a group of students approached me from behind. They hastened their pace to catch up with me, yelling from half-way down the block, “Hi Mr. C!” And so I continued my march to the bus stop in the presence of a pack of students asking me about robotics competitions and science projects. (Now, how to get them to continue the conversation at home with their parents?) The feeling I had was the same as when I walked by a school in Fort Green and students whom I didn’t even recognize would respectfully greet me in the street. Obviously it doesn’t come close to being as famous as Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise, but I’ll take 5th graders over the paparazzi any day.
Luke’s Lobster… thumbs up!
$15 for a hotdog-sized deliciously rich snack. I highly recommend making it over to the Financial District and trying one at least once. The crab and lobster rolls are equally delectable. The bread seems to be toasted in butter, so light but crisp so as to not yield to the moist seafood in the middle - and there’s a generous amount of it. With a thin smear of mayo on the roll, the lobster meat sits lightly packed doused with lightly buttered juices. You can eat the whole thing in about a dozen bites, which essentially amounts to $1 per bite - so make them count and savor each one! Bon appétit!
Lab work on beautiful days
Despite the chilly 37°F weather in the city, the afternoon looks all too pristine from the windows of the 8th floor of 6 Metrotech, Brooklyn. The sky is clear, the sun is out, and my new Ray Bans are begging to block out UV rays. I wonder what the other lab members are up to…
Never tell me the odds.