What did I do last night? Well, while you nerds were sleeping in your rocking chairs, I was in the city rubbing elbows with celebrities and dignitaries! Maybe that’s not quite the whole story. In the trade, that’s called a grabber! The truth is I was in the city and got to see my good friends!

[Top – L to R]: Walter, Lorraine, Tom, Jerry, Bob. [Bottom]: Jay.

Walter was in for the week so we were able to get together! Just like the old days…of about a year ago! I started my night off eating a hamburger by myself. I wanted to have a full stomach so I wouldn’t have a repeat of the last time I was in NYC (CLICK FOR BOB FAINTS ENTRY). I was able to find the only place in Manhattan that wasn’t crowded. A place called Black Burger. I have to say, they cook a very tasty burger. One downside, I couldn’t order fries because their deep frier was on the blink. Probably for the best. So, long story short, I arrived at the bar, had a lot of great conversations, drank a couple of beers, did not faint and before I knew it, I was eating a slice of pizza on the 1:17 AM train to Manhasset.
I’m not 100% sure why I took this photo. You know what pizza looks like, right?

Good stuff. Have a great weekend!

I walk Iggy in the same park almost every night. Last night for the first time, he jumped on every bench!
iggybenchWhat the heck?! This is not acceptable! But it is cute.

Hey, remember my nephew, Lucas? Here’s a file photo in case you forgot:
lucasjakeAwwwwww. Fast forward a “couple” of years…
lucasLOL! He’s a freaking super hulk! He’s doing CrossFit. Pretty cool. This is a call for all my other nephews and nieces to step it the f#@k up! (Kidding.)

Have a great day.

This weekend I did not see Purple Rain at the movie theater. I had tickets for Saturday night but a gardening project ran long and I decided not to go. I could have gone yesterday but I didn’t. I don’t think I’m going to see it. I don’t want the movie to be associated with Prince’s death. Is that weird? So be it. I love his music. I grew up with it. I listened to Purple Rain on my Walkman over and over again. So great! He will be missed.

I had a good weekend! Gardening, sushi, walking Iggy, relaxing and listening to the new album by Nada Surf. Good stuff!

Have a great day!

This Saturday night Cara and I are going to the movies. What are we going to see?
PrincepurplerainPurple F@#kin’ Rain, baby! AMC is giving it a limited run. I’ve seen it countless times on DVD and on TV but I never saw it in the theater. I’m looking forward to it!

Change of plans.  We did some gardening instead.  We might go on Sunday.  I WILL keep you posted.

I’m gonna miss Prince. I was listening to his music yesterday. It’s all so good. I like hearing it on the radio too. You don’t hear his music too often. At least not on the stations I listen to.
princeHe found God years ago so I’m sure he wouldn’t want us to be so concerned. It was just so shocking and now, if the drug rumors are true, sad. Who knows what kind of pain he lived with. Someday I hope they turn Paisley Park into a museum. It’d be so interesting to see his studio. I re-listened to ‘Around The World In A Day’. Good stuff. So sad.

July 19, 2004:

It’s Sunday night, I just got back from the Prince show and it was GREAT! His band was so tight, it goes beyond words. THE TIME opened up! Morris Day was on his game. It was quite the surprise. There were also a few celebrity sightings. First, Walter, “Sally” and I saw Q-Tip. Then we saw:

Rev. Al Sharpton

How funny’s that? Rev. Al is a Prince fan. My photo’s a little out of focus but that’s really him.

I have to get to bed, so I’ll save my diary until Tuesday. On second thought, I just did the usual things up until the concert;


A & P, laundry and cleaned the apartment. So, until tomorrow, I leave you with:

Damn, he’s good. This last photo is everyone exiting the concert, everyone at the same time:
Not crowded enough

That’s it! Have a great Monday.


I voted in the NY primary last night. I brought Iggy with me. I wanted to see if dogs were allowed in the voting booth. Nobody gave me any static. I was going to take a photo of Iggy in the voting booth but they didn’t have any booths! Just a dumb privacy screen. Iggy was proud to be there.

Have a nice day.