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.
Posted in Advertising, Blog, Business, Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Movies, Shopping
Tagged advertising, books, bookshop, bookstore, Business, comments, Facebook, Humor, life, Movies, New York City, NYC, post-it notes, shopping, uws
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.)
Posted in Celebrities, Comedy, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Relationships, Television
Tagged a-twitter, breakout performance, celebrities, commentary, DVD, DVD boxed set, Emmy nomination, entertainment, episode, Facebook, Humor, Lauren Graham, life, Melissa McCarthy, Netflix, old school, Relationships, Sookie St. James, Television, The Gilmore Girls, Twitter
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
Tagged banana, banana pudding, breakfast, Chicagoland, cooking, deep, desserts, doughnuts, Facebook, fast food, friends, Humor, ingenuity, life, monkey, North, restaurants, sfoods, South, the real thing, Travel
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.
Posted in Broadway, Celebrities, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Music
Tagged 54 Below, Broadway, cabaret, celebrities, chance encounter, cross that bridge, Derek Klena, entertainment, Facebook, Francesa, Humor, Kelli O'Hara, life, Lindsay Mendez, Music, New York City, New York City Center, photo, quick hello, Steven Pasquale, The Bridges of Madison County, theme weekend, Tick Tick Boom, Times Square
I sometimes envy bloggers who have gone the ‘photo a day’ route…especially when I’m tired and finding it difficult to string words together into a pithy theme.
But then I look at the really good ones.
Let’s face it — even if I grabbed my phone (because I’d be using my cell instead of an expensive camera) — I wouldn’t do the subject justice compared to some of the talented folks posting pics online every day.
One of my favs is a former student. You may not be able to see her photos on Facebook unless you’re lucky enough to be her friend, but she has a great eye and sense of humor.
Here’s a fun one from earlier this year entitled “Survivors”:
Gotta love Goldfish…
Posted in Blogs, Commentary, Design, Foods, Friends, Humor, Internet, Life, Photography
Tagged bloggers, blogs, camera, cellphone, commentary, crackers, design, Facebook, Foods, friends, goldfish crackers, great eye, Humor, Internet, life, photo a day, photography, pithy, post pics online, sense of humor, string words together, Survivors
My blog, Facebook and Twitter feeds of late have been filled with praise for The Bridges of Madison County, which ended its too-short Broadway run this past Sunday.
I was fortunate enough to see the show twice, including its final performance. But for those of you who were not able to attend — and perhaps have smiled indulgently at my near-obsessive behavior — I wanted to give you a taste of the quality performance I enjoyed.
Here’s Steven Pasquale performing “It All Fades Away” for the studio recording. (The note at 3:20 literally fills your head during the live performance.)
Posted in Blogs, Broadway, Celebrities, Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Life
Tagged blogs, Broadway, celebrities, commentary, entertainment, Facebook, final performance, Humor, It All Fades Away, life, live theatre, obsession, review, see for yourself, Steven Pasquale, The Bridges of Madison County, Twitter, video, Youtube