When does evening really begin?
How can we put a label on such a thing?
Happy New Year from the first week in
M is already putting his Christmas recipe books to good use. Here is his green tea cupcake.
Our New Years Eve was spent quietly, celebrated with a glass of wine and a piece of chocolate.
Others, however, went the traditional route and went completely nuts at wild parties.
Instead of my son removing his dispensed toilet paper rolls from the rack, he just stacks them on top of one another and this is the end result:
a modern sculpture that I call-
The new coffee system.
Simple, yet good.
We traveled to NJ for and met up with Z and her family and friends to dine on the year's greatest meal.
I present the Italian after-Christmas feast.
These are just the appetizers.
Thank you, A and S!
Sully looked on and received occasional scratches behind the ear in return for guarding my plate.
New mom E ate when and where she could.
The joys of motherhood.
A wayward feline made itself at home in T's banjo case, giving new meaning to the stray cat strut.
M and I ventured to New York City to check out the city sights and the urban condition.
Here he is preparing for lunch at Ivan Ramen.
Well worth the wait.
Here is his own concoction that he made at home afterwards.
Pretty close to the real thing!
I have no idea how visitors found their way around before the invention of the smart phone. Thanks, computer people.
Just an FYI.
If there is a fire as big as the one pictured, please pick up the pace.
Don't be this guy, all perfect posture and patient.
We waited in line for two hours, but I think M's favorite part of the trip was getting into The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater to see a showing of "Asscat 3000", a comedy improv show that draws a lot of great actors to perform.
My favorite moment came in the form of a steamed egg custard bun that I procured in Chinatown.
It cost me one dollar.
After eating it, I realized that all things are possible.
There is a lot to be said for truth in advertising. More places need to follow suit.
The eye candy at Toy Tokyo.
One day, robots, I will have you.
I remember when I use to laugh at the name of this tea until the day came this week that I was in need of checking it out.
Trust me when I say that this stuff works.
I mean, it really really works.
See you next week.