But this is brunch, guys, and we're not quitters.
Luckily, I lived really close to the subway station, so getting on the train wasn't a problem. On the other end, however, our brunch destination of choice - we had decided to try Siggy's Good Food at 292 Elizabeth Street in NoHo - was a bit of a walk from the subway. That, or I had terribly misdirected us, as would not be atypical of my navigation skills.
...I'm going to go with Siggy's just wasn't close to the subway.
It took us over thirty minutes to make it from the subway stop to Siggy's. We stopped in every third or fourth storefront to huddle for warmth, before sprinting a bit further down the sidewalk. Our longest stop was in a very heavily perfumed Hollister, where we tried to see if we could zip ourselves into one coat for more warmth. It turns out, two people trying to wear one coat do not have an easy time staying upright. That failed.
Anyway, finally we arrived at Siggy's, a hipsterish cafe well-suited to the neighborhood and run by alien-loving hippies, and had a delicious, and most importantly, warm, brunch. I drank so much tea.
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I also quite enjoyed the alien smiling down on me from the wall and, most of all, thawing out near the roaring fireplace.
Still, going on a let's-find-the-new-brunch-spot adventure isn't what I'd recommend as a typical polar vortex day activity, especially when temperatures are so low that my roommate took a "cold day" (think: 'snow day') off from work last week, because he refused to leave the house. Here are some cozier alternatives!
What to do on a Cold Day:
But even chores shouldn't be all work and no play. I like to make mine more fun by doing the folding and ironing while watching a movie, listening to fun music while I clean (/dance), and wrapping up the errands by rewarding myself with some fun home-spa things, like a DIY facial or manicure!
|My Chewy Chococonut Cookies|
That's just a start of what you can do on a cold day - you could also read, write, study, host a dance party (if your friends are more willing to venture out into the cold), or, if you're an avid shopper, a mall visit could be fun.