Tuesday, March 31, 2009
( 10:54 PM ) teahouse
The Price of Fame
While leaving work tonight, I had a celebrity sighting - Jimmy Fallon walked right in front of me.
He was dressed very nicely, in a hurry, on his way out of the building and jumping into a limo.
I've always thought he was cute.
But tonight, he looked strange, weirdly pale and slightly androgynous.
In fact, he looked just like the guy from Stone Temple Pilots.
After thinking about this, I've concluded that I shouldn't be so hard on those celebrities.
It can't be fun to be scrutinized every time you're seen anywhere.
And in New York City, where you're never alone, it's even worse!
How would I feel if everytime I went outside, people judged my appearance?
TMZ reports that THB was seen in a diner this morning, and wow..was she scarfing the bacon! She got two cups of coffee with 100% creamer! And somebody was looking kind of hefty..write to us and tell us if you think she should be laying off the fatty foods!
Gawker saw THB running in Central Park today. Ugh, what was with her outfit? The ugliest running shorts we've ever seen! And she only ran a 10 minute mile! Girlfriend, time to get a personal trainer!
People Magazine has shots of THB standing in line at the Food Emporium..and what? She's flipping through Soap Opera Digest! And one of the things we saw in her cart was a pint of Haagen Dazs! Is she drowning her sorrows in ice cream and bad daytime television because she and the Husband are on the rocks?
Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive interview with THB's former secretary! The poor young woman describes THB as "erratic," "moody" and "very demanding..she was always making me work overtime doing really menial tasks like making exhibits for a trial. And I know she was jealous of me because I'm younger and better looking than she is!" More intimate details tonight!
Extra! has a never-before heard interview with a woman who rode the same schoolbus as THB in seventh grade! Among her shocking details? THB must have had plastic surgery. "The girl 's chest was flat as a board in junior high, and I'm positive that's not her real nose!"#
Sunday, March 29, 2009
( 7:39 PM ) teahouse
My, How You've Grown
I was cleaning out the closet this weekend when I came across this old tie owned by the Husband:
Yeah, it's a pretty old tie!
The last time the Husband wore it, he was 5 years old and giving his first music recital.
It's not even a real necktie; it has a little clip on the back to stick onto a little boy's shirt.
We've agreed that we'll save it for any sons we may have.
They'll probably hate us for it; it's so 70s!!#
Monday, March 23, 2009
( 9:04 PM ) teahouse
Lost Photo Opp!
This weekend the Husband and I went shopping for fresh produce.
We found some delicious canteloupes. The store had very kindly provided stickers that read "RIPE" on some of them.
The Husband thought it would be funny to take a sticker off the fruit and stick it on my butt and photograph it.
But he wouldn't allow me to post the photo on my blog.
"It might compromise your anonymity, of course!" he exclaimed.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
( 11:16 PM ) teahouse
I'm really shocked by the sudden death of Natasha Richardson tonight in New York City.
I'm shocked and sad for so many reasons.
Maybe because she's my neighbor! Her apartment is right around the corner from mine.
Maybe because I've always admired her as an actress and thought she was beautiful and lovely. Who didn't want to have her as their fabulous, elegant mother after watching her in The Parent Trap?
Maybe because the first time I went skiing was also in Canada at Mount Tremblant.
And I also had a private ski lesson with an instructor, and went on the bunny slope, the same bunny slope she was on.
And I also fell several times, and bit the snow, and wiped out, and landed on my face and laughed it off, just as she did.
And my instructor was also attentive and kind and helped me up each time, and told me I could stop if I wanted to, just as hers did.
But unlike her, I walked away just fine and enjoyed the rest of my college spring break.
I know it was just one of those awful, horrible and unpredictable things. That's what makes it all so tragic.
My thoughts and prayers are with her family. Especially two boys who have lost their mother.#
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
( 2:53 AM ) teahouse
Erin go Bragh!
Happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone!
I'll be watching the parade down Fifth Avenue in the morning, and maybe getting in a beer or two at lunch.
Everyone have a safe and happy celebration, and don't drink too much. #
( 1:58 AM ) teahouse
I haven't been getting much sleep for the past few nights.
The reason? I rented the miniseries Shogun.
I remember watching it on tv in reruns when I was a kid. But it came out on DVD not long ago.
So I rented the 5-disc set last week, and started watching it over the weekend.
I can't wait to be done with this movie so I can go out for sushi.#
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
( 9:50 PM ) teahouse
So back in January, during our vacation south of the border, we saw this sign while boarding public transportation:
Ok, so I understand the woman with the kids, the person with the cane, and the person in the wheelchair.
But what's with Invasion of the Body Snatchers in the picture second from the left?
Obviously if your body has been taken over by parasitic aliens, it's supremely important that you be allowed to get onto the bus before everyone else.#
Thursday, March 05, 2009
( 8:48 AM ) teahouse
Last night I engaged in an activity that is common among New Yorkers, but which I had never done before.
I went to a New York Knicks game!
Yes, a client gave me and the Husband some really amazing tickets.
I don't follow professional basketball, but the Husband has informed me that the Knicks have been up and down this season. There were some coaching issues, drama with certain players, etc.
So he said, "Don't be surprised if the Knicks get up ahead and then blow the lead and end up losing the game. They do that sometimes. They break our hearts."
Our seats were really good. Here's a photo I took while we were there:
There were actually a couple of celebrities sitting on the courtside, but I think I was still too far away to get them in camera clearly enough.
Too bad! Otherwise I could sell the photo to a tabloid and make tons of money!
Oh, well. It was a fun game, and the Knicks won!#
Monday, March 02, 2009
( 8:39 AM ) teahouse
Because there were layoffs at my firm, I've been working super hard over the last month.
I had to go into the office for several hours this weekend. But to save money, the office building has been turning the heat off during non-business hours.
So the whole time I was at work over the weekend, I was sitting there blowing on my hands and rubbing them together to warm them, and holding them over the heat of a candle flame, like Bob Cratchit.
This morning, I woke up to this!
Honestly, who can work in these poor, wretched Dickensian conditions?
I say just for working as hard as we all have, we're all entitled to a snow day!!
Who wants to skip work with me and go make snow angels?#