My neighbor is hosting guests on his terrace which is right next to my dining room window. They are all doctors, and judging by their conversation are also boring as fuck. One of the fellows has a Fran Drescher/Nanny laugh only a male version. So he keeps telling awful stories with punch lines like “…and I said to him, Insurance? Buddy you’re paying out of pocket.” Followed by that nasal braying laugh.
My question: is it okay to shoot him? I could lean out the window and blow him clean off the balcony. That wouldn’t be wrong, would it?
I spend a lot of time in the car and usually flip around the radio dial. WNYC, the local public radio station, is definitely in the mix. They have some excellent shows and I’d probably spend more time there if they weren’t so reliably annoying with their political bent. That’s saying something, as my political views largely resemble theirs but they just always have to take it to an extreme, and then I get annoyed and stop listening for a while.
There was a tragic accident in Central Park last week. A cyclist was on his super expensive, ultra fast racing bike zooming around the park drive. He slammed into a pedestrian, a middle-aged woman, knocking her to the ground and rendering her brain dead. A few days later she succumbed to her injuries and died. A tragic, and entirely avoidable, accident.
Anyone who has spent time in the park knows that there is a large subculture of bicycle racers who train there. They fly around like maniacs, ignoring traffic laws and endangering others in pursuit of their own interests. The guy in question, the one who killed this poor lady, has a blog posted with a lengthy history of his lap times in the park. None of these times would be possible without riding well above the speed limit, blowing off red lights and zooming dangerously past pedestrians. The guy is a menace, and now he’s also a killer.
The segment dedicated to the accident on NPR? “The Central Park accident last week finally proves that automobiles should be banned from Central Park”. That’s a Fox News worthy leap in logic folks. Shameful.
Kira Kazantsev pointed out, ‘The thing about New York, especially being Miss New York, is that you have to make it. You have to bust your little tushy to get to where you want to go, and that creates somebody that’s very independent.’
I hate seeing Christmas promos before Halloween and in general am majorly opposed to seasonal creep. However I witnessed a new type and am perfectly alright with it. That would be ‘Awards Season Creep.” The Oscars aren’t until what, the end of February? I know they pulled forward in the calendar year but still, the season didn’t use to kick in until late November. Yesterday, September 12th, I received my first invite to a private screening for awards consideration. It was for “Boyhood” and was sent by IFC Films. Bravo, IFC, for getting on it early. Now send me a DVD of the film and I’ll actually watch it. Hope the rest of the studios are paying attention too. Please to send me all of your movies on DVD for free.
It’s the first nice cool, cloudy day of fall. A chill is keeping the birds away from the skies over the Hudson River. This morning, for the very first time, I’m baking bread with Harper helping me as her Mom gets some much needed rest. By helping, I mean staggering around the kitchen banging a wooden spoon on her head and occasionally screaming nonsensically. But every so often I pick her up, show her the ingredients that I am mixing and explain the process to her. Some day she’s going to bake bread for me, and it’s going to be good.
There’s a huge flare-up today over the video just leaked to TMZ showing Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée Janay Palmer in the face in an elevator and knocking her unconscious. People are calling for Ray Rice to be released, calling out the Ravens for glossing over the incident and victim-shaming,…
I’ve been outraged about the incident from the jump and have posted about it several times on social media. The moment you saw Ray Rice dragging Janay Palmer out of the elevator you knew exactly what happened. The real shame of the matter is how the Ravens handled it throughout the process. Their conduct was shameful and far from congratulating them on finally doing the right thing we should take them to task for only doing so when forced to.
I think the reason myself and so many others cranked up the rage machine today was that we were given opportunity to right what had clearly been an egregious wrong. I’m sure I annoyed many by incessantly tweeting about it but it had to be done until the league and or team corrected the situation. Now the focus needs to be on the local police department and district attorney. How in the hell did he get off without a felony charge for this?
She has two sons who coach professional football teams. In the last month both of her boys have publicly rationalized the fact that one of his players physically abused a woman. One of the players was caught on video beating his fiancée unconscious in an elevator. The other punched his pregnant girlfriend in the face. Both Jim and John Harbaugh went out of their way to minimize the violence and excuse the players disgusting, unforgivable actions. The Harbaugh men enabled spousal abuse. Their mother must be so proud.
We have a large crowd for holidays so we keep the menu simple.
Fisher Island Oysters and clams, both harvested yesterday and shipped overnight.
Buffalo Chicken Wings
Freshly ground burgers (tri-tip, short rib, chuck blend)
Kobe beef hot dogs
Muncan Meat Company house made Kielbasa
Fresh Dutchess County corn on the cob
Baked Heirloom Beans w Slab Bacon