Thursday, January 31, 2008

WTF?: New York

If someone meant to throw their shoes away, why didn't they just put them in the garbage can?

Some People Really Do Talk Like The Three Stooges

I went to the dentist today because apparently I grind my teeth. The dentist asked me if I was "noi-vous." I almost started laughing out loud. And then he said it again. I think that this is going to be a part of my new series called "WTF?: New York Edition." I have a couple of pictures at home for this new segment of my blog.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Barbecue in New York?!

There's some kind of promotional item sitting on a counter here at Rachael Ray's magazine. I don't know what it's for, but it says "BBQ and New York: What's Not to Love?" Uh, how about the barbecue? Because there's no good barbecue in New York. I don't care what anyone says. It's just not possible.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Christmas Tree Shopping

Sorry this post is late, but I wanted to show you all how you buy Christmas trees in New York City. In the street. Except for us, because someone is allergic.

Awesome Pop-Up Books

Last month I went to a book signing where Robert Sabuda (left) and Matthew Reinhart signed their pop-up books. Matthew Reinhart has been a collaborator on quite a few of Robert's past books, and this year he came out with his own Star Wars Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy. If you know someone who's a Star Wars fan, you must get them this book. This year Robert did the Chronicles of Narnia, and he's also done The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, and more. They were nice and very patient as they signed all of my books. They asked if I wanted mine inscribed to anyone, and I said, "No, they're for my future children and I don't know their names yet." This is what I tell everyone when I have children's books signed. They thought that it was hilarious. I didn't want them to think I was just going to sell them on eBay or something.

Harry Potter's Favorite Dessert

Katie has me beat on the Harry Potter crafts with the knitted owl (see Luke's Blog, at right), but I always wanted to know what Treacle Tart tasted like so I made one this weekend. I went to a British grocery store in Chelsea to get the Golden Syrup.

The tart is very sticky, but I think it turned out well. I tried to cut owls into the top crust but it broke when I picked it up. Next time I'm going to make a treacle pudding. I believe that Whole Foods sells the Golden Syrup as well.

Bo Duke Is Still Hot

My friend Christy and I went to see Chicago on Broadway this afternoon. John Schneider, a.k.a. Bo Duke, is currently playing Billy Flynn. We were hoping that he would come out after the show, but he didn't. So we took our pictures next to his poster.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008


I have more time off than usual in January, so I'm taking this opportunity to finish Julia and Ryan's wedding scrapbook. First of all, I'm trying to figure out my new cutting machine today. It's very intimidating.

Oooh, and look...I found the rehearsal dinner invite! But maybe I shouldn't use it because it's all bent. It's actually the one I got in the mail.

New Potions Kit

My friend Mike at Time for Kids found this Harry Potter promotional item on a giveaway table and got it for me. Isn't it awesome? There are spices and herbs and dried stuff in the test tubes and jars. I guess this one belonged to Hermione Granger.

Yes, I'm Here

Last week Heinz said that I should post to my blog so that everyone would know I was still alive. Last Thursday, on the coldest day ever (felt like -1 degree), we went out in the city. First we got falafel and hummus in the East Village. Ever since I had it the first time, I've been craving it. I know this picture doesn't look all that appetizing, but it really is good.

Then we went to Grand Central Station to see their holiday train show before it was gone. This was our last year to see holiday stuff in New York and we still didn't get to everything I wanted to. I guess we'll have to come back another Christmas!