Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Lucie Arnaz

Last night K and I went to the 92nd Street Y to see Lucie Arnaz speak. It was exactly what I hoped it would be!

Although Rex Reed (her interviewer) said that the only thing she didn't want to do was spend the night talking about her parents, that's exactly what she did. I don't know that I would recognize her if I saw her on the street. She looks neither Cuban nor blue-eyed and exaggerated. Her storied seemed very rehearsed, and no wonder, I am sure she has told the same experiences since she was old enough to be asked questions. The hour and 15 minutes certainly did fly by though, and I laughed a lot.

Halloween is coming up, I can't decide what we will be! We were going to be crayons... but that apparently is too lame. I thought it would be funny! I don;t even really know what we are doing, I think we are going to watch the parade for a while, we'll obviously hit a few bars, but beyond that it is in the air.

Friday, August 28, 2009


No Old Saybrook this weekend, no fun to sit in a cottage in the rain! We rescheduled for 2 weekends out.


Hi Chickens,

I did not end up making that bread, Karl was supposed to meet a friend from school for dinner but she bailed so he came home and made dinner for me instead! Chipotle chicken and some sort of goya bean/ hot sauce concoction with a salad. I have been craving chipotle chicken since then. Last night we met Alya for drinks at Blockheads, I got the rice/beans and spinach plate which was good, not a delicious as usual. I also had two frozen margaritas and was incoherent by the time I got home (not really, but I swear the put roofies in those drinks).

Woke up with a minor headache but still proceeded to go to breakfast at Willie's (maybe?) on the corner of 90th and York, it was delicious! I don;t know why, but it is impossible to get good fried potatoes in NYC at a brunch place. This was no exception, but the eggs and coffee were tasty.

Now I am at work, calling patients to remind them about their appointments on Tuesday. Ininofitself, this is not a difficult task, but as our number is blocked, people answer the phone with such hostility that it gets old fast. They all expect a telemarketer to be there, and it is worse when I can only say "I am calling from George Wart's Office" when they demand to know who I am. For HIP AA privacy reasons, I can;t say I am calling from a Dr's office unless I have the patient themselves on the phone. Oh it is just all sorts of irritating.

But! My old next door neighboor from Astoria, Bruno, is coming to see our apartment tonight! We moved in in May and he has not been over yet, so that will be fun, we might grab a few drinks too! I wish this tropical storm Danny business would cool it and actually let the weekend be nice though.

20 minutes until my lunch break, yay! I probably won't update over the weekend, as we have no internet in our place yet, but I will keep you informed of all my weekend happenings.

Tentative plans:
See "The September Issue"!
Check out the Museum of Natural History (I just found out Karl has never seen the dinosaur part)
Hide away from the dark and rainy world with a bottle of red wine, that bread I mentioned the other day, and "Love in the Time of Cholera" which I need to finish by my 9/10 book club meeting.

Lots to do chickens, lots to do!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


I wanted to make that link maybe say a word... but still take people to the site... Anyone know how to do this?

Day Number One

Ideally this goes better than my previous journal keeping attempts. I assume that as I am at a computer all day, 5 days a week, it should. Today was an extremely blah and busy day at the same time. Dr. Wart cancelled his clinic earlier this week, so I spent the entire day rescheduling 40 mildly disgruntled patients. It wasn't terrible though.

Last night Karl and I went to http:// and it was so fun and romantic (if a little hot). We brought a mixed drink, our beach towels and some water. I brought taffy as well, as I can;t go that long without candy (no, seriously). There was free popcorn served! Although Karl had to wait in line about 20 minutes before he got any. It was fine though, they were finishing Beverly Hills Chihuahua which had the ending rained out last week apparently. It was... EXACTLY what I would have thought it would be.

Woke up bright and early this AM and shuffled off to work. Tonight no plans, Thursday night we'll do drinks at Blockheads with the usual gang and Friday we all go to Old Saybrook to spend the weekend at a little beach cottage! That should be fun times. Sister also moves back into school then, so maybe a small family reunion will take place.

I think I am going to try to make Rosemary Olive Oil bread tonight, we shall see. I should also run... I am running the New York Road Runners Queen's Half-Marathon in just under a month, ah!

OK kiddos, miles to go before I sleep! And 18 minutes 'til I run out of this hospital :)