Sin City, I am in you!
Fifteen years ago, when I made my first trip to Las Vegas, I stayed at the New York New York Hotel. At the time it was fairly new to the strip, and a bit trendy.
For me it was also a tad bit aspirational. I didn’t live in NYC at the time and wanted to…why not get some good karma?
We have returned there. This time the property was simply a deal…and a fun reminder of home. But I still want to ride the rollercoaster.
May have to do that on my own. (Not everyone appears to have packed their cahones.)
Next stop — Rock of Ages and Ray Romano!!
Posted in Comedy, Entertainment, Friends, Humor, Life, Travel
Tagged blackjack, comedy, Las Vegas, life, New York City, New York New York Hotel, Ray Romano, Rock of Ages, rollercoaster, Travel, Vegas
Guess who’s headed to VEGAS??
I’ll give you great odds.
Gotta love those sparkly dice, am I right??
Posted in Entertainment, Humor, Life, Travel
Tagged dice, double or nothing, entertainment, great odds, Humor, Las Vegas, life, Travel, Vegas, Vegas baby
Got a book recommendation for you.
It was an impulse buy in an airport bookstore. But Amazon.com recommended it to me a few weeks later…
So obviously it was a good choice.
In Defending Jacob, Assistant District Attorney Andy Barber is a pillar of the community. He’s happily married to Laurie with a teenage son named Jacob.
Life is good.
Then one of his son’s classmates is murdered, and Jacob is the prime suspect.
Regardless of the mounting evidence, Andy’s belief in his son’s innocence cannot be shaken. I found his blind faith at the same time completely believable and infuriating.
Andy and his wife come to realize they don’t know their son. Laurie and Jacob don’t know everything about Andy, either. It is an unpredictable and heartbreaking story…
Posted in Books, Commentary, Entertainment, Internet, Life
Tagged airport bookstore, Amazon.com, book recommendation, books, commentary, Defending Jacob book, district attorney, entertainment, evidence, impulse buy, innocence, Internet, life, murder, novel, Parenthood, Presumed Innocent, prime suspect, review, Scott Turow
Today was a tired day.
I got home after midnight following a business trip to Dallas, and was too wired to sleep. So I ended up only getting four hours. That made Carla cranky.
Then I saw this guy.
King Duke lives at The Gentle Barn, a nonprofit organization in San Clarita California that rescues, rehabilitates and gives sanctuary to severely abused animals.
I follow their work on Facebook and encourage you to give them a look as well. It is inspiring.
And just one look from the King helped put my day back in the plus column.
Posted in Animals, Commentary, Humor, Internet, Life, Philosophy
Tagged abused animals, animal rehabilitation, animal rescue, animal sanctuary, animals, business trip, California, charity, commentary, Dallas, Facebook, Humor, Internet, King Duke, lack of sleep, life, nonprofit organization, philantrophy, philosphy, The Gentle Barn
I have more than one friend and/or family member who records their beer consumption on Twitter.
Why yes, I am very proud.
The app shows the beer name, where they were when they swigged it, and how long they breathed — if indeed they did — between frosty brews.
Now, I’m not much of a beer drinker, but I find myself looking forward to this digital diary…and wanting to participate even though I don’t like it!
Luckily I found the perfect way:
The Random Beer Name Generator.
Just click the button, and it generates a way cool beer name. For example, it just gave me “Irish Elvis Dubble”…
So let’s pretend that’s what I drank this round.
Posted in Foods, Humor, Internet, Life, Technology
Tagged alcohol, app, beer, beer consumption, beer drinker, beer name, buy a round, digital diary, family, Foods, friend, frosty brew, Humor, Internet, life, random beer name generator, swigged beer, technology, Twitter
The best thing I saw at the movie theatre yesterday was an ad during the pre-show.
No offense to the movie.
I really enjoyed Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman. It had great action, an interesting conceit and an ending that I did not see coming.
But this commercial for Windows Phone made me laugh aloud.
Truth is funny.
Posted in Advertising, Comedy, Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Movies, Technology
Tagged ad, advertising, comedy, commentary, commercial, entertainment, Humor, life, Morgan Freeman, movie theatre, Movies, Oblivion movie, pre-show, technology, Tom Cruise, truth is funny, Windows Phone
What are you up to this fine Saturday?
Getting yourself a FREE COMIC BOOK????
That’s what I thought.
Posted in Comics, Education, Holiday, Humor, Life, Television
Tagged comic book store, comics, entertainment, Free Comic Book Day, heros, Holiday, Humor, life, Saturday, superheros, Television, The Big Bang Theory
Rory and I were passed by a jogging dog and his human this morning in Central Park and, as always, I tried to read the dog’s mind.
Did he give Rory a look of superiority? You know — the one a long-time yoga student gives a newbie when he enters class?
(Not that yoga’s competitive…yeah, right.)
Did he scorn my dog’s meandering pace? His aimless sniffing and peeing?
Or was that really a look of longing? Did Rory’s relaxing walk spark a memory from his puppy days, when mornings didn’t include a mandatory three-mile run?
Perhaps he was just in the zone. Focused. Wired in. Didn’t see me or Rory at all……
Posted in Commentary, Dogs, Exercise, Family, Humor, Life, Walking
Tagged Central Park, commentary, dog athlete, Dogs, exercise, Humor, in the zone, jogging, life, meandering pace, newbie, puppy, sniffing and peeing, three-mile run, walking, wired in, yoga
In NYC today, it was summer.
Toes were out. Flips were flopped.
I mention this because so many of my friends in the Midwest are covered in snow.
Not rubbing it in, mind you –
just giving you some hope!
Posted in Fashion, Friends, Humor, Life, Photography, Weather
Tagged flip flops, friends, Humor, life, photos, snow, summer, weather
When I was in Singapore this past weekend, I thought about flying on to Australia. It’s only a seven-hour flight.
This guy made that voyage by water…in the opposite direction.
Rubber Duck, a ginormous piece of conceptual art by Florentijin Hofman, was last spied bobbing about in Sydney’s Darling Harbor. Today the inflatable duck, which measures 46 feet tall and 55 feet long, arrived in Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong for a month’s stay with a little help from a much smaller tug boat.
Let’s call it a Duck Boat — it’s earned it!
Posted in Animals, Art, Humor, Life, Toys, transportation, Travel
Tagged animals, art, Australia, Darling Horbor, duck, duck boat, flight, Florentijin Hofman, holy duck, Hong Kong, Humor, inflatable duck, life, rubber duck, Rubber Duck conceptural art, Singapore, Sydney, transportation, Travel, tug boat, Victoria Harbour, water voyage