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$700 Bailout?

Bailout? Are you kidding me? Emily said the media should be calling this a “scandal.” No shit. This ain’t no bailout. This ain’t no disco. She’s right. It’s a scandal. It makes me sick.

The long weekend was awesome. Apple picking with the extended fam didn’t happen because of the rain, but instead the reunion happened in the Aunt and Uncle’s “room we never use”. Lily went to her first Rosh Hashanah service at a Temple that resembled a church. At least in the musicality. Seeing another Temple’s service was familiar but it was more foreign than anything. Luckily the row behind us entertained Lily a lot of the way through – that and Lily slept through most of it. Two notes there: 1) There are many o’ nannies in West Chester – many with whom I met walking with Lily in the stroller outside. 2) There are sadly way too many formula fed babies in West Chester. Meeting Opus (he says we’ve met before, but I don’t believe him) was mega cool. He’s such a stud. And getting to see a Colbert Report taping was mad cool. James Taylor was the guest. He played great and did this awesome duet (Carolina On My Mind) with Stephen Colbert. It was cool seeing Stephen out of character for 5 minutes. What I didn’t get was how bad James Taylor was on camera. 40+ years in the biz and he can’t do a good interview?! This past trip I decided to limit my visit to Manhattan to once. I like it that way. Emily got a day to do and see her things. And I got a day to walk around with Lily next to the trees.

And Al, thanks for the Lucky Fortune recommendation. My beef with veggies was awesome. But Em’s eggplant and garlic was mad deep fried.

Tomorrow will be a good day. Em has some things to finish up. I have two mastering projects and a client meeting. Then a Kadman show. A good day filled with fillings.

Glad to be back home to normalcy. Well, you get the idea.

Back In Pink

We got back from our mini-vacation Saturday. Emily said she really felt like she just came back from a vacation. I think I did, too. But I also had to be reminded of it, so I don’t think it was the same vacation for me as it was for her. But regardless it was amazing. We did the math and figured out of the five places we stayed, we were in no place longer than 3 nights. 3 nights in Rye, NY. We [heart] Hiltons. 3 nights in Manhattan. We [heart] pretending to live in midtown and Tribeca is our new jam. But Bubby’s, you don’t accept AmEx?! Bobby would be very unhappy with you. Three nights in Western Maryland. We [heart] marrying our two good friends. What an unforgettable experience. 3 nights in OC with Em’s mom and boyfriend. We [heart] OC. One can never window shop for air-brushed t-shirts enough on the boardwalk. And 3 nights in Duck, NC with the in-laws in a 10 bedroom hizzouse on the Atlantic Ocean. OBX is the new (and closer) Cape Cod. I can dig it.

I tell you, vacations with Emily are perfection. I am the driver and Emily is the navigator. Who needs a GPS when you have Emily and a good U.S. map?! We make the best team ever. And Lily is definitely our co-pilot these days. She did, for the most part, wonderfully the whole trip through. She’s incredible. It’s amazing how many states she’s already been to. More than I had been to when I started college. MD. PA. NY. NJ. OH. VA. WV. NC. That’s almost 20%. And did I mention she’s 3 months?! Holy crap.

And today, I decided to check how my site rendered in IE. I sort of apologize for not really checking. Well. Er. Not really. I actually thought to ask a few friends to double check it. But after looking at my iChat list, few of my friends even have PC’s anymore. It’s a great state of affairs, but sure makes it hard to cross-check for the 51% of my visitors who still use IE, not to mention a Windows-based machine. Um. Remind me again why people still use IE? For drizzle.

Greetings From Murray Hill

Recently acquired music from Other Music:

One can never go wrong at Other Music. Emily made a remarkable remark while leaving the record store:

Isn’t it funny that Tower Records [which used to be across the street from Other Music] is no longer around while Other Music still is? It’s no longer Other Music.