"You look like a fucking idiot"
It’s nice that I can count on my wife’s honesty when it comes to wardrobe decisions.
Anne Hathaway and James Franco?
So historically it’ll be remembered as the “before they were out of the closet” year?
Staying in character
After the show Pee Wee hangs out and does meet-and-greets with VIP guests (ahem). He stays in wardrobe and makeup and does not break character. Ever. Later we were passing by the stage door on our way to a late dinner as he exited the theater. Still in full Pee Wee mode he came out with a bullhorn yelling and joking with his fans. Brilliant.
William DeVaughn Be thankful for what you got
Will start in a giant semi-derelict warehouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. I plan to attend noon mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. My evening will be spent watching the new Pee Wee Herman show on Broadway. Cognitive dissonance, I has it.
Tis the Season
We all have those friends who send out the family newsletter as a holiday card each year. I rather enjoy those, as my friends tend to be interesting. I’ll provide you with several out of context quotes from the first year-end family recap I received this year: At this time, the B***** family would like to wish all of you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving …because on 11/22...
The difference between men and women
My tailor, Mohan, is a good man. He’s made me half a dozen suits over the years, and recently sewed my wedding suit. He did a beautiful job, and he never mentions my steadily increasing dimensions. A discreet gentleman of the old school. Mohan and his son, KJ, were just featured in a segment on The Millionaire Matchmaker. My wife was amused, I was horrified.
Wonder if Pete Carroll thinks he’s ready to come out of college yet.
CheapTrick The Dream Police Thank you, iPod...
Minetta Tavern and the Black Label Burger
Finally had the burger over at the “new” Minetta yesterday. It was just as delicious as advertised. The key really was the flavor of the meat, which was outstanding. The strong but not overpowering beefiness stems largely from the perfect ratio of short rib meat. The delicious patty was almost exactly the size and shape of a hockey puck. That’s fine, but for twenty six dollars I would have...
Meat Sauce tomorrow
Frightening how excited I am about making a nice ragu tomorrow. I have three pounds of rough ground Wagyu beef, yellow onions, garlic, carrots, olive oil, sea salt and san marzano tomatoes. The best part is when the sauce has been simmering for a few hours and is almost done. I test it by tearing off chunks of fresh mozzarella and dunking them til they just start to melt. Pull em out and...
Ground Kobe Beef aka Bourdain is wrong
In Kitchen Confidential Anthony Bourdain goes on at great length about the foolishness of grinding Kobe Beef. As with most of his writing the piece is entertaining, controversial, and largely incorrect. Yes the way the fat marbles is the easiest way to judge a good piece of beef and Japanese beef, be it certified Kobe or Wagyu stock raised elsewhere, holds a higher standard than any other...
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sarahsprague: spinning-around: Researching options for custom coloring a KitchenAid mixer. The clubhouse leaders so far are Tiger Coatings’ powder coat in RAL 4010 49/40490 and RAL 4003 49/32270. I disagree with Sam about getting the one with the larger motor for the meat grinder… What can I say, it’s a guy thing.
An argument against atheism
I opened the fridge to discover a pound of sweet Italian sausage I bought at Faicco’s Pork Store over in the West Village the other day and forgot about.
A few things I forgot I'm looking forward to in...
House seats for the Pee Wee Herman show on Broadway. Thanksgiving dinner with the in-laws. Spending the rest of Thanksgiving weekend in a suite in a beautiful old victorian hotel in Saratoga Springs.
Wifey: “You know, there is an event over at Greenhouse tonight. Supposed to be an amazing DJ and open bar.” I have always taken pains to take advantage of everything the city has to offer, but think I’ll take a pass tonight. Yesterday ended with me and my cousin slamming glasses of shoju in a basement karaoke bar in Koreatown. Work was a slog today. Probably better to take...
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Things I'm looking forward to in the near future
Eating at Minetta Tavern Saturday with my wife. VIP Private unveiling of Tiffany Christmas windows (only because they have great champagne and it feeds my Audrey Hepburn crush). Red, Hot and New Orleans benefit at Brooklyn Academy of Music. Great seats for Knicks-Timberwolves game. Dinner at Le Bernardin next week.
Style piece on the Cee Lo gig I caught last week →
NSFW...or dog owners
We have discovered something very unsettling. Our beloved little Momo has the demonstrable ability to sense the precise moment I am about to orgasm. It’s scary. The last half dozen times I have just started tilting forward over the edge of the cliff he starts barking viciously. Moe never barks under any other circumstances. The result knocks me back on my heels, figuratively. He...
Why we watch
Great game, and one which pretty much sums up the state of the Browns right now. They are a good team. Of their six losses, they have been competitive in five of them. I like the fact that they are a physical team. The Jets are going to feel this one tomorrow. I love Peyton Hillis and hope to watch him for years to come. I love Colt McCoy, he has what they call “football I.Q.”. ...
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It’s 1986 all over again!