Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Day 4

And I have not left the burrow, other than one time, late last night, to get provisions for me and the animals. I could have carried on, but they must eat, and their stockpile of food had dwindled over the past reckless week.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Hooray for Presidents! Hooray for sleeping in! Hooray for multislacking! (Isn't that what it's all about? Oh, right. Presidential ski trip. I forgot to plan that.)

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Listen the snow is falling over town
Listen the snow is falling everywhere
Between Empire State Building
And between Trafalgar Square
Listen the snow is falling over town

Listen the snow is falling over town
Listen the snow is falling everywhere
Between your bed and mine
Between your head and my mind
Listen the snow is falling over town

Between Tokyo and Paris
Between London and Dallas
Between your God and mine
Listen the snow is falling everywhere

Snow dream
Snow fall
Snow fly

- Galaxie 500 version (Yoko Ono)

I love New York.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

To be avoided: Bravo (the qualuudes are complimentary!) Pizza on 5th Avenue, near 20th Street.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

In response to the recent survey which found that 51% of all American women live without a spouse, the NYT asks, Why are there so many single Americans?

I can think of one reason:

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Friday, January 26, 2007

This week I won a $100 bet that Kerry would not run for POTUS. (Hanging out with trash-talking guys is becoming a real source of income for me.)

I have another $100 riding on a bet that Gore will not run, and $100 that the Dems will put up Hillary and Obama against the Republican nominee.

Easy money. Difficult to collect.

And as progressive and powerful as a Hillary-Obama ticket may sound, it may not be such a good thing. More Republicans will come out to vote against Hillary than Democrats who will vote for Hillary. Even with Obama as a running mate, do we really think otherwise? (I'd love to be wrong about this.) I'm not just talking out of my ass. I'm basing this on readers' comments to Judith Warner's "Trying to Imagine a Woman in the White House." Most took the time to say, "Yes, but not Hillary." It's a small sample, and probably not statistically significant, but very telling nonetheless. One would think that the average commenter on a NYT blog is not a raging Republican. And in fact, many of the commenters describe themselves as die-hard Democrats. And they write that they would not vote for Hillary. Are these fringe Democrats? The ones who voted for Nader? 5%?

This has me a little concerned in that I just want a Democrat in the White House. And any one of the leading Democratic candidates would be phenomenal in comparison to another Republican. Even Hillary. And you all know it. But if we are going to be choosy, let's choose the candidate who can beat the Republican nominee. It's early days, and I couldn't for certain tell you who that is, but isn't that really our goal?

Monday, January 15, 2007

The old crack: sea salt & vinegar potato chips

The new crack: sea salt and cracked black pepper potato chips

(enjoyed in moderation)