4 days ago
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
5 Years. Half a Decade. 1,826 Days
So, when we moved here we didn't have much. Actually, we had almost nothing. In the 5 years since we have acquired much. The longer you live a sober life the better it becomes, we call it the "cash & prizes". A perfect night for us is listening to "The Combat Jack Show" and cooking a ridiculous dinner. Mimicking a dish from one of our favorite Bed Stuy haunts. Scratchbread, Do Or Dine, the kale salad from Peaches (that I still can't figure out) and just being us. We have taken cooking classes at The Brooklyn Meathook. We have ridden every mile of bike lane in Brooklyn. We have listened to every song every up coming rapper has released and we have become critics of all of it. I swear to God there is a pod cast in our future. If there is a way for us to make money by hashing out what we do and don't like we will be rich one day.
The beauty of Brooklyn, to me is my daughter seeing that people of color do the same shit white people do. We belong to the Hattie Carthan Garden so we can eat local and organic. We shop at Trader Joes. We keep the front of our brownstone clean and flowered up. We thrive. We succeed. We love our neighborhood. We volunteer. We show up.
Brooklyn has been good to us and we have been good to her. Here is to another 5 years!