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March, 2013

  1. Sprang

    March 28, 2013 by admin

    East Coast vs.West Coast Spring showdown.

    We were in LA for a few days last week and Spring is definitely sprouting ahead there. When we returned to NYC we were welcomed by a light snow dusting, but with slightly warmer temps and sunnier days it’s only a matter of time before I start folding up the winter sweaters. It’s been a long winter….starting with Hurricane Sandy. Come on Mother Nature, bring on Spring!

    West Coast





    East Coast







  2. This I know, a travel log

    March 25, 2013 by admin

    1. It’s impossible to dance a proper Samba in sneakers.
    2. In Manhattan, the only drivers worse than NY’ers are from New Jersey.
    3. Bringing a dog to China is not a great idea, bringing one back is.
    4. Everything fun thing you ever did in your 20’s and 30’s eventually ends up in belly fat or clinging to your thighs.
    5. Every country has their own favorite alcohol that they swear is good for you and “cleans” you out. I must be very clean.
    6. There are still very long stretches in Indiana, Kansas and Ohio where there isn’t a drinkable cup of coffee to be had.
    7. When I passed Matt Lauer in East Hampton the other day I had a strange urge to punch him in the gut.

    Maybe this had something to do with it…


  3. When pigs fly

    March 12, 2013 by admin

    I just can’t let this story go.

    I know I’m not “musing mandarin” anymore and we’ve certainly got our own issues I should be focusing on, the festering sequestering, prying the 20 ounce sodas from NY’ers chubby fingers, is Lindsey Lohan actually going to do jail time at last…

    Let me get this straight. Somewhere b’twixt 1,000 and 3,000 dead pigs were found floating in the Shanghai river, which is used as a water source for the area. Many times I rode my bike along this river. It’s a pleasant ride, less traffic and a cooler place to be on a hot day. Anyway, they now know the pigs were illegally dumped because they were very sick with a virus, a virus that is becoming a big problem for pig livestock in China. Many of the pigs had organs taken out already. Local officials though have deemed the water supply safe. Okay,
    A. The water wasn’t safe to begin with, factories have been dumping toxic waste in it for years.
    B. I’m no doctor, but I’m quite certain that 2,000 sick pigs with gaping holes makes the water a bacterial nightmare.

    The article discusses that there is a problem with sick meat getting to the market. What’s so strange to me is that they did take organs from many of the pigs but threw out the rest. Wouldn’t the organs be the most dangerous to eat??? If you’re going to do that then why not just pickle up the feet too? Dry up the ears and sell them to Costco as dog treats?

    I just made myself sick. If you want to be sick too, here’s the article in full.
    Poor Piggies

    On a fun note, we don’t have any furniture and have not done any painting, wall papering or anything else to the Water Mill house but we DO have an Italian, 1950’s bar, priorities intact.


  4. What in wild kingdom hell?

    March 4, 2013 by admin

    I’m hiking through the woods in Water Mill and I come across these “foot” prints. What in the world made these, a monkey? Was a baby hiking through here? I did see something walking through the woods that I thought was a lost chihuahua but at closer view it was definitely some other small beast I haven’t experienced, like a chipigahua.


    Catching a glimpse