Isn’t he a beauty?
I’ve never met Jackson, but Canadian photographer Peter Thorne has captured the depth and beauty of this old canine soul.
If you’ve had the privilege to share your home with a senior dog, you know what I’m talking about. Their love is constant and unconditional and patient, with very few grumbles considering their declining health.
Thorne is putting together a collection of photos of older dogs called “Old Faithful” that he hopes to show at a gallery or assemble into a book.
If you’d like to learn more about his project that celebrates my favorite senior citizens, visit his Facebook page.
Rory and I are huge fans.
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I watched The Princess Bride for the umpteenth time again today.
(It came on TV suddenly; what else could I do?)
I was playing on Facebook and Twitter at the same , where I encountered a bunch of pumpkin stuff. This spurred a random thought —
Are there any Princess Bride pumpkin carvings out there?
As you wish!
Posted in Crafts, Design, Entertainment, Holiday, Humor, Movies
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Back in late August, I shared the happy news that my Upper West Side neighborhood is getting a local bookshop — indeed, the Shoppe Around the Corner that inspired You’ve Got Mail is returning to the hood.
Apparently the owners wanted to get a feel for the locals’ reaction to their announcement. So they used an old-school method — post-it notes — to recreate comments aka Facebook on the storefront window:
I’d say it’s pretty positive.
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Facebook and Twitter have been all , well, a-twitter with the news of the October release of The Gilmore Girls on Netflix.
Every episode. All the Girls, all the time.
I am happy to see this series finally get some love and attention.
I’ve been with them since the get go. When Rory was young and Dean was her awkward boyfriend and not a stud on Supernatural. When Lauren Graham was passed over in the Emmy nomination department year after year. When Melissa McCarthy played her very funny yet subtle sidekick Sookie St. James. Breakout performance? I didn’t have to wait for Melissa to break out.
I knew her all along.
I have the entire series on DVD.
Perhaps not as beautifully displayed as you see here.
(Takes up too much room that way.)
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A good friend of mine — a Chicagoland native — recently moved to the South, and relayed an experience on Facebook that made me smile.
He was looking for a banana and asked a woman at a fast food counter if they had any. Her reply?
“We have a banana pudding flavored doughnut.”
Now, it took my friend’s non-Southern brain a while to process this bit of information, but the banana pudding lover in me was PSYCHED.
Banana pudding is one of the greatest desserts on the planet. (They attempt to make it where I live now, but you have to go to the deep South to get the real thing.)
While I’m not the biggest fan of doughnuts as a rule, COME ON —
Ya gotta appreciate their ingenuity!!
Posted in Food, Friends, Humor, Life, Restaurants, Travel
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Some weekends have a theme. Mine?
The Bridges of Madison County
My Facebook friends already know that Friday night I had a chance encounter with Steven Pasquale —
We bumped into each other leaving Tick Tick Boom at City Center.
More accurately, my friend Dan helped me grab him for a quick hello, “you were wonderful in Bridges,” and a photo.
So totally worth it.
Then last night, Dan suggested we see a late-night show at 54 Below — Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena.
And it turns out Derek (far left) played Francesa’s son in Bridges!
I fully expect to see Kelli O’Hara at the market today buying juice.
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