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Kim

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  1. not sure why I was asked to edit this post, and not my previous, but as per admins request, I am deleting this post.
  2. We're headed down for JazzFest 4/25-5/2. We decided to do a very traditional visit: Antoines, Aranud's, Galatoire's, Commander's. After annual visits for the last ten years, this will be our first visit back, post Katrina. I'm a little bit scared to see it. We are also planning to begin our hunt for a small place. I think the Lower Garden has some value. While I acknowledge the appeal of the wharehouse district, I don't think that will work for us.
  3. Maresca's Country Style provisions, in Sergeantsville, Deleware Township, Hunterdon County. They are a gem, and a trip back in time. ..it is worth a trip from across the state to experience this place..and don't worry if the glass case is empty, they have pretty much everything in the meat locker. Pick up their pate Louise,(smoked ham pate) , pancetta, and their slab bacon . Dry aged meats, and home baked breads from a neighbor if you get there early enough.
  4. TREO, all the way. It has the benefit of touch screen or button controls. I love my stylus and the touch screen for browsing, email...and the push buttons for the phone capabilities. IMO, it is a much better phone that Blackberry, and cuts down on what I need to carry. And, as mentioned, a hand held that syncs with a desk or office unit is invaluable for keeping info safe from los phones or crashed laptops.
  5. I worked there in December '85. wow, do you remember Richie, one of the owners, and Marguerite, his girlfriend? Ray...or Roy?? the young guy who kinda ran all the restaurants? Most importantly, do you recall the inverted garbage cans/salad servers? And the lazy susans filled with Russian, Italian and Blue cheese?
  6. Hobeau's was one for sure...butterfish hole sounds strangely familiar so that must be the other one. The fish was fresh, if not best quality. Back when swordfish was one of the cheapest fish, and the salads were delivered pre made to the restaurants, in 10 g. garbage cans that would be inverted. The salad was then funnelled down into a small door, which was blocked by a piece of plywood that you would shift to the right to let the salad fall into the family style bowl. So it goes.
  7. For a period of time, (1986ish) I was the manager at Squid Roe, on 77th and 3rd. The owner of Squid Roe, Cockeyed Clam and I think one or two other UES fish factories with equally cutsie names, lived in the same building as Vonnegut. On occasion when the owner needed cash at night ( you all can make your guesses as to why he needed large amounts of cash late at night) I would deliver it to him after closing out the registers. I shared the elevator a few times with Mr. Vonnegut, and he was gracious to my bumbling attempts to express my enjoyment of his work. Of course, it was 2am, and
  8. it's just so sad to see how convoluted you all twist this... with that said, the idea that academics falls apart around the same thme that hormones kick in...duh??? ah, Brangelina..the new one is beautiful..how can one object to their glorious diversity? dark, medium, white..blond, brown, black...round, squinted, slanted...its all good. Better if the prettiest woman in Hollywood loves you...but if she inspires the dumpiest woman in Pittsburgh to do the same, then its double good. And double the lucky kids... Angelina's might be a wonderful writer, but Pittsburg's kid might change as
  9. Beautiful Michael Kors white peasant style blouse with eyelet and lace...peasant style as in pirate 3/4 sleeves, loose neckline..but thankfully not peasant style as in no shape, is she pregnant??? style. Actually I have to admit that I am just looking old enough that pregnancy would not be the assumed condition...in a way, its a relief. In a sad, surrendering kind of way, but still a relief!
  10. Those are very cheap rates. It takes my housekeeper about 3 hours, unless creepy boss/husband/money collector guy helps, and it is $90 every week. It's about 4000 sq feet of wood floor, a few area rugs, a kitchen and 3 baths. No other dusting or cleaning, I do that. No bedrooms, kids are responsible for their own space. I keep the kitchen very clean, I'm a bit crazy on that, so she only does the cooktop but not the oven, and mostly a wipe down of everything else. We have 5 baths, so she does the master and jack and jill bath every week, and then alternates on the lesser used ones.
  11. Calvin Trillin: " Either your children are the center of your world, or they are not. The rest is commentary" Thre is a lot of commentary on this thread. And big words, complex judgements, enough to make your head hurt. I think it's simpler, though certainly simplifying is not a strength of Mouthfuls. There are parts of parenting, like parts of work or parts of going to school, or parts of a 10 course meal, that are less enjoyable than other parts. Was the meal fantastic, and are you glad you dined there? yes, but amuse bouche and intermezzo courses were a bit dull, didn't like th
  12. What a fond memory, trying to make eye contact with a River Cafe guest so that they would have no opportunity to glance down at the rodent munching happily away at whatever tidbit the previous table guest left...easily, East River Brooklyn rats were foot long, with another foot for the tail.
  13. The View. I love Rosie. Hate the cross talk. but love Rosie. Jon Stewart. I usually delete it, but sometimes my son who is at U of Vt. refers to something, and so I can watch it and connect with him...priceless. Jon Stewart should get an award for bringing generations together. Sometimes, I review the TCM list and then optimistically record some of the choices..I think I have All About Baby recorded for life...and all the Thin Man's...Asta is my hero.
  14. Kim

    Phrases of the day

    Me to my 19 year old son: did you enjoy "300"? him: yeah. Me: what was it like? him: sex for the eyes
  15. Lately, my weakness has been for the lime flavored tostidos. I abhor fake lemon flavor, but somehow I like the fake lime...Diet coke ith Lime is great, DC with lemon tastes like Pledge. English muffins with butter and honey..whenever I have had a particularly bad day, I go to the toaster.
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