Monthly Archives: July 2004

New York Moments

Seen in Manhattan: The fabulous Ed Ruscha exhibits at the fabulous Whitney; Tall buildings; Not one famous person; Taxis (but not for Suzy!); But that’s OK – she’s shopping in the Village (including a pink wig!); A tree grows in Manhattan; Better be careful! (the entrance to the Queens-Midtown...

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New York

Coming to you from New York City – the state of my birth, though not the city (that distinction belongs to the unlovely town of Syracuse, and that’s the only distinction it has). New York City has plenty of distinction, but also lots of myths and legends which are...

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Garden Party

How unfair is it that my sensible sis Beth was invited to the Buckingham Palace garden party and I wasn’t? I would have shopped with enthusiasm for a hat to wear, and it would have been a totally over the top, My Fair Lady number. Of course, I’d have...

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Burn baby burn

This could be a good investment for me. My burning isn’t just confined to appliances – I am on my second sunburn of the summer, and we aren’t even halfway though July. First the ballpark burn, and now a burn I actually acquired through my clothes. Did anyone know...

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Domestically Disabled

Proof, if any were needed, of how very domestically disabled I am – one of my birthday tributes was this mug, so it appears to be a matter of common knowledge – is at hand. In attempting to toast a crumpet (well, I am half-English) in the toaster oven,...

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Summer wishlist

Wishlist for the summer: The Art Institute of Chicago’s special exhibit on Seurat’s A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, put into context by paintings by his contemporaries, such as Monet, Pissaro and Renoir. Not to mention that when in Chicago, I can meet up with Colin, Chicagolimited’s very own...

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Shopping & Sloughing

The ballpark burn is now peeling in a very unappealing manner. My arms look like I have leprosy lite, and it appears the burn is going to devolve into a tan – one that ends abruptly at the elbow, where I rolled up the sleeves of my Giants shirt....

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Rita

I’m fortunate to have the company of lovely Rita this weekend while her guardian is at a Tai Chi workshop. Rita reminds me a lot of Jed the Wonder Dog. They’re both girls, both adorable, both around 10 years old (despite the whole dog years thing, dogs don’t seem...

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