Wednesday, June 28, 2006


"The thirst of the English"

As Independence Day approaches and we recount all the reasons why these United States needed to free themselves from England, let us remember that the British, God bless 'em, are still worthy of our respect and admiration. No matter who wins the World Cup this year, "the English proved themselves world champs" in Germany.

Thursday, June 15, 2006


Don't Worry

As my childhood hero always said, I know what you’re thinking. Now that this guy has an infant in the house, there’s no way he’s eating in Houston (and sometimes other places) and telling you about it. And in a way you’re right. I can’t imagine we’ll re-schedule our lunch at Moderne anytime soon, nor will I be returning to Bank--for food this time.

But a guy has to eat. And thanks to wonderful friends and kind neighbors, we’re eating pretty well.

When we brought Little Miss into the house for the first time, a fruit and cheese tray was waiting on our dining room table, with a pot of tea. Janet across the street arranged this. We’ve also had, thanks to Jennifer, some salmon with pasta and ginger snap peas form Maggie’s in Memorial catering. Phil gave us gift certificates to Star Pizza and Candelari’s. And Marie, across the street, brought us a frozen lasagna. Her cousin, who is “real Italian” and lives in Florida, says that Michael Angelo’s frozen lasagna is better than the rest, and I intend to find out soon. [What’s the difference between New Jersey Italian, Florida Italian, and Real Italian? I don’t know, but it sounds like something right out of Seinfeld.]

So I’m still eating. And once I start sleeping as well—probably in two to eight weeks—I’ll start telling you about it more frequently.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006


Here she is!

Here's Little Miss. In this photo, she's about 20 minutes old. Email me if you want her name, batting average, IQ, or other stats.

Sunday, June 04, 2006


Another Reminder that I Married the Right Girl

Amanda has been stuck on "bed rest" for a week now. Not that she's actually required to stay in bed, but she has spent a lot of time on the sofa, napping and watching the television.

And what does Amanda do when she's beginning to get really bored with bed rest? Why, order wine, of course.

She just ordered a bottle of Sean Thackrey 2002 Sirius petite syrah (which we drank at French Laundry and Amanda is particularly in love with) and a few bottles of Le Cupole 2003 red wine (pretty affordable at $25. It's what we drank at Da Marco when we went there).

I'm going to start leaving some maps of Margaux around the house, just in case she gets bored again.

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