Thursday, October 30, 2014


My friend Angie came to visit the past week. She used to live in NYC but move several years ago, despite my best effort to sway her into saying by offering my spare bedroom in my rent stabilized apartment.  Anyway, she comes to visit every year and this time, she asked if I was interested in taking a road trip. So first I thought about going to the Poconos, but that is really set up for couples. My next thought was Montreal to see Jason, but he was coming here that weekend. So third choice was Newport and it was a good one!  The weather was perfect and the leaves are still glorious. We were there just for a day, but we did the Cliff walk and toured two of the mansions. We basically just picked two based on proximity and the fact that they close at 5:00 and we started at 3:00.

this is me before we started the Cliff Walk



Below is one of the houses that we passed on the Cliff walk.  I don't know if it was one of the houses to tour.  There were lots of people on the lawn, so we almost just walked up there, but glad we didn't!

Chateau Sur-Mer


The Elms (back)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014

New Girl quote of the week -- 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7

Season premiere 
Schmidt, encouraging the roommates to find someone to hook up with at the last wedding of the summer: "Nobody meets anyone in fall or winter. What? Are you gonna gamble with the contents of a bulky sweater."

9/23 Schmidt sets Jess up on 10 dates 
Jess:  "are you insane? I'm not ready! That's like taking a musical from rehearsals straight to Broadway. You've got to workshop it first."
Schmidt: "You're not for one second suggesting that I don't know how to set up a musical. How dare you?!"

Jess: "Have you ever seen sex from above?  It's horrible. That's why God thinks it's a sin." 

Jess: "Real women are wonky."

Mindy Project --9/16 & 9/23

Season premiere and this may be my favorite quote evah.... 
Mindy voiceover:  "After years of dating losers and sociopaths, I'm now happily dating the man of my dreams. A devout catholic divorcee with some pretty serious daddy-issues. Which... For a single 30-something woman is not too shabby. "

Mindys attempt to find common ground with Danny's mom.  She says All you need is one TV show that you both watch, which I couldn't agree with more. 
"Real Housewives? Basketball Wives? Army Wives? Sister Wives? ... Wife Swap?"

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Mindy Project quote of the week-- 10/14

Mindy trying to convince Danny to pretend he's upset so that they can get a better hospital shift:  "Act like I do when I find out a celebrity is younger than me. "

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

New Girl quote of the week --10/14

Schmidt: "I'm mad as a dad in traffic!" 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Mindy Project quote of the week -- 10/7

I'm just going to ignore the subject matter and choose my favorite of many quotable lines.

Morgan: "you've changed. You always promised me you wouldn't be one of those girls who ditches their best friend the minute they get a boyfriend."
Mindy: "I would never promise that. All I've wanted in my life is to abandon all my friends for a boyfriend. " 

Mindy:  "if you go blind, I'm gonna get so fat." 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Red Rooster

I stumbled across this place on my way across 125th street this weekend.  They have food and drinks but I got this. 
Oatmeal pies. Yum.