I am on my way to Boston, and was determined to find blog inspiration en route.
It only took two blocks.
On 10th Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen is a bar called Lansdowne Road, New York City’s best sports bar if you believe their marketing. I don’t know about that, but the name certainly jumps out to me.
I lived off Lansdowne Road in Lexington, Kentucky..in my very first apartment of my very own. (Translation: no roommates)
After 12 years in the pricey Northest, the place seems even bigger in my memory. And at $350 a month for a one-bedroom with free parking, well, I don’t mind admitting — I just threw up a little in my throat.
Yeah, I may have to pay this Lansdowne Bar a visit, just for the nostalgia. If it is near a Target, I’ll move in.
Posted in Commentary, Humor, Life, Travel
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I know I need to watch one of these 1960′s era programs.
I missed Mad Men right out of the gate and could never seem to catch up. I skipped The Playboy Club for reasons too numerous to mention.
I wasn’t going to let Pan Am pass me by.
(I may not be nostalgic by nature, but I am competitive when it comes to TV viewing.)
Did you catch the Pan Am premiere Sunday night? The stewardess look and lifestyle is definitely romanticized. I found the show somewhat candy-coated and overly optimistic…but not the kind that makes you sick to your stomach — the kind that makes you stare and go, “Gosh, I wish I’d lived back then.” (And I only missed it by a couple of years.)
My biggest complaint with Pan Am?
The music’s too loud.
Seriously. The scoring for this series is so loud, it often overpowers the action on screen. I know the producers are trying to establish a certain ambiance, but they need to remember:
Not all the viewers were born back then. They can turn it down a notch.
Posted in Airplanes, Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Television, transportation, Travel, TV
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Today is the last day of the year — heck, the last day of the decade – and everyone appears to be taking a look back before jumping into 2010.
Now, I’m not one for nostalgia. I enjoy throwing things out more than most people. But there is much to be learned from the past, so let’s review the few brief months of The Egg’s existence and see what we can see in its stickiness…
- Readership has increased steadily since the Egg’s launch in August, but always takes a bit of a dip over the weekend or a holiday. I am so pleased to know that the Egg is a workday distraction!
- You prefer the shallow to the deep — when I go deep, you go away. (No worries there…I am so rarely deep.)
- The topic that is consistently popular? Posts about my dog Rory. That is not surprising at all. He’s a people magnet…and apparently a traffic magnet as well.
- The most commented on blogs of the year? Fantasy leagues and little girls’ obsession with the color pink. It is reassuring to be deemed controversial by both sexes.
- The blogs that nobody wanted to read? Those related to the movie “Twilight”…and they meant the so much to me. (I’m going to have to work on bringing you guys over to the dark side.)
- The most requested blog topic? Movie reviews! Thank you — I’m at the theater pretty much every week and promise to post my sticky point of view here.
A friend tweeted the other day that blogs were “so 1999.” Well, I have enjoyed being 10 years behind the times with all of you.
Let’s keep eggin’ each other on in 2010!
Posted in Dogs, Humor, Internet, Movies, Sports
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