I do not know Toneh Perry.
But when he offered his thoughts in a hashtag game on Twitter yesterday, I thought he and his entry deserved a larger audience.
The hashtag — #confessyourunpopularopinion
It is not
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Tagged #confessyourunpopularopinion, audience, blog, commentary, games, hashtag, hashtag game, Humor, IMHO, Internet, life, poetry, Toneh Perry, Twitter, writing
Rory and I were walking around the neighborhood yesterday, seeing if anything had changed while we were in Montauk, when I sneezed three times.
A friend was walking by and witnessed the sneeze.
“Are you sick?”
“No, I just sneezed. I always sneeze three times.”
“Sounded like a sick sneeze to me.”
“Oh, I doubt it.”
Well, this morning my throat is scratchy and tight. My head is achey.
That man has mad skillz.
Posted in Animals, Dogs, Friends, Health, Humor, Life, Walking
Tagged Dogs, friends, Health, Humor, life, New York City, sneeze, walking
Happy 15th Birthday, Rory Dog!
Now that you have vanquished the beaches at Montauk, let’s head to the mean streets of Manhattan that we call home.
Thanks, as always, for making the journey with me!
Posted in Animals, Dogs, Family, Holiday, Humor, Life, Travel
Tagged birthday, Dogs, family, Humor, lif, Long Island, Montauk
That pretty much sums it up.
We watched movies and ordered pizza; we’re watching football right now. All and all…
A good day.
Posted in Family, Humor, Life, Travel, Weather
Tagged family, football, Holiday, Humor, life, Montauk, Movies, pizza, rain, Travel, weather
Tonight was the annual lighting of the Montauk Lighthouse — thousands of festive white lights, that is — the official kickoff of the holiday season.
As you can see, the lighthouse is pretty impressive on an average day. It was recently named a National Historical Landmark — only the 12th lighthouse to earn this distinction.
(A historian on the grounds tonight shared this tidbit.)
The lighting ceremony was scheduled from 4:30-7:00pm, and it was conveniently dark by 4:20pm. And cold — really cold. But the organizers made us stand around and shiver until 5:30pm.
It was totally worth it.
Posted in Entertainment, History, Holiday, Humor, Life, Museums, Nature, Travel
Tagged Christmas, entertainment, historian, history, holiday season, holidays, Humor, life, lighting ceremony, Montauk, Montauk Lighthouse, Montauk Lighthouse Lighting, museums, National Historial Landmark, nature, Travel, travelogue, white lights
After a beautiful early walk on the beach, Lou, Rory and I spent the balance of the morning exploring Montauk.
This guy — who we think is Chief Montauk himself — guards the southwest corner of a downtown apartment complex…but he didn’t seem to mind our posing.
Well, I was posing. (Rory appears a bit distracted.)
Several of the shops were closed for the season, but we did do some extremely low-key Black Friday shopping.
No pushing. No shoving. No injuries.
Then we spent the afternoon in East Hampton, about 15 minutes ‘up island.’
(That means west.)
Rowdy Hall was packed when we arrived, so we chatted up two locals at the bar and got all kinds of tips on other restaurants to try during our stay.
After a great lunch, we headed to the movie theatre down the street and saw Philomena starring Steve Coogan and Judi Dench. Since I am on vacation, I will keep my review short and sweet:
Heartfelt. Brilliant. A must see!
Posted in Humor, Life, Movies, Restaurants, Shopping, Travel
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Thanksgiving was a travel day for Lou, Rory and me.
Train, plane and rental car brought us to Montauk this afternoon. After we settled into our cottage, Lou and I enjoyed a holiday feast at Harvest on Fort Pond.
Yes, I think we’re gonna like it here.
Posted in Family, Food, Holiday, Humor, Life, Restaurants, Travel
Tagged cottage, family, feast, food, Harvest on Fort Pond, Holiday, Humor, life, Long Island, Montauk, plane, rental car, restaurant, Thanksgiving, train, Travel, travel day
People are being very thankful today on Facebook, which is nice.
One of my friends gave a shout out to high school teachers, and I couldn’t agree more!
I attended public school, and even during my high school years, my teachers easily spent half of their time disciplining students. Corporal punishment was still enforced back in my day, so lots of students were sent to the principal to get ‘licks.’
But some of the more creative teachers took a different route.
My personal favorite?
I had an English teacher who would stick a kid who was misbehaving behind the bookcase and make them stand there for the rest of the class.
Yep. This actually happened.
One kid — who shall remain nameless — stuck his arms and legs through the shelves and turned the bookshelves over on the rest of the classroom.
Come to think of it — that was the last time I saw her use that method.
Posted in Children, Education, Friends, Holiday, Humor, Internet, Life
Tagged bookcase, children, corporal punishment, discipline, education, English teacher, Facebook, friends, high school, Holiday, Humor, Internet, licks, life, memories, misbehave, principal, public school, students, teachers, Thanksgiving
Food Network has been the background noise in my house for a long time.
But lately I find myself losing patience with the shows that used to be appointment TV.
Case in point: Chopped, hosted by Ted Allen.
I can’t count the number of hours I have lost watching this program. When weekend marathons come on, my previous plans fall away. This food competition has had a spot on my DVR list since I purchased the technology.
Yet now I find myself hitting fast-forward, impatient for it to be finished. The format has become too familiar, the judges’ comments tired, the visiting chefs look-a-likes.
(And by this point, even I have a pretty good idea what to do with the basket ingredients, no matter how weird.)
I’m not the only one — Jesse David Fox at Vulture has had his own Food Network burn out. It’s an interesting read.
Take a look.
Posted in Blogs, Commentary, Cooking, Entertainment, Food, Humor, Life, Television, TV
Tagged appointment TV, background noise, blogs, burn out, chefs, chop it off, Chopped, Chopped marathon, commentary, cooking, cooking competition, DVR, entertainment, fast forward, food competition, Food Network, Humor, Jesse David Fox, judges, life, reality, review, Ted Allen, Television, TV, Vulture
I’ve seen this acronym on the Internet from time to time:
I had a pretty good idea what it was all about from the context, but Google just provided its literal meaning: “Not For Showing Wife.”
That’s just wrong.
And it’s being thrown around all the time in conversation — casually, with a wink and a smile.
Shame on all of us.
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