From the monthly archives:

September 2010

Ike Davis is a Nice Boy

September 17, 2010

Young Ladrinka and I have lengthy conversations about who our favorite Mets player is. You see, the Mets are his favorite team and he can talk about it endlessly. And if you think that endlessly is an exaggeration, I invite you to come over when you have an eternity to spare. Bring a snack. And […]

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No Skin Off My Back

September 15, 2010

Hey, remember how I watched a few episodes of The Big C and became convinced that I had melanoma? Well, I finally went to the skin doctor, or as people who speak English call him, a dermatologist. So the nurse asks me what I’m there for and I say “a check up and some stuff […]

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Golden Delicious

September 14, 2010

You may have noticed that Papa, aka Awesome Dude, sometimes leaves slightly right of Genghis Khan comments on my blog. Basically calling for a reverse Jihad against Muslims and suspecting everyone of anti-Semitism. It’s caused a real dilemma for me, because if it were anyone but my papa, I’d delete the shit out of those […]

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See Something, Say Something

September 14, 2010

NYC has an anti-terror See Something, Say Something campaign, and mass transit has a kazillion posters encouraging us to report suspicious activity to the proper authorities. I’m all for this kind if tattle tailing, of course, and often wonder if I could report my upstairs neighbors’ cooking fish dinners to the proper authorities. But just […]

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September 13, 2010

I try. I try to write honest posts that accurately reflect what’s going on in my life. But I also try to shield you, to protect you from the harsher facts. Because you have your own problems and I assume that you don’t need to take on the weight of mine. It’s a delicate balance, […]

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September 11.

September 11, 2010

This is a repost from last September 11th, and from the year before that. I was thinking how that day and its aftermath defined my generation, and how when I was in high school in the 1980s, we had complained bitterly that there was nothing to define us! Nothing! We were too late for the […]

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I’m Going to Be a Better Blogger. Just You Wait!

September 10, 2010

I read a lot of blogs. You can even see what I’m reading by checking out the Reading tab at the top. I steer towards humor blogs, gorgeous writing by friends and others who I hope to one day plagiarize. And of course I’m always on the look out for great blogging tips from Pro […]

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September 9, 2010

I know that you probably think I’m a hypochondriac because of that time that I thought that I was having a stroke and then recovered after a lady-like burp or because I diagnosed myself with melanoma to the kazillionth degree and then when I showed the malignancy to medicine man papa, he said “there is […]

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