p s e u d o r e a l

Better Than Real Because It's Not.

Thursday October 15th 2015, 12:54 am
Filed under: General

(Aug 27) Summer is nearly over.

it feels like i only just sorted that mess out
It is already time to renew my driver’s license.

but the past gives birth to the future
The present is different from the past

more like looking for food
Monitoring the situation

his breath is hideous
This one is monitoring me

piss and the mta
Some things never change

but change they have
Some things changed slowly

the past is over
But you can’t go back to the past

Friday September 18th 2009, 8:00 pm
Filed under: General

(August 15) I met Tony at the Union Square farmer’s market to look at tomatoes. The mission was specifically about tomatoes, but also any other sort of business built around nature’s bounties.

There were a fair amount of tomatoes here, but none you’d call a bargain.

coffee bar
Other ideas came to mind as well.

bugs don't dig the cedar
I’d been thinking about this myself.

This seemed out of place somehow.

shiny building

gotta be a gehry (it is)
On sight, I thought “That’s gotta be a Gehry”, and indeed it is. I was unaware of either the building or who IAC was. Sorry Barry.

the river that protects us from new jersey
Looking out across the Hudson River

chair art
The practicality of New York

table art
Functional public art. Have a seat next to Tony.

Saturday January 24th 2009, 3:24 pm
Filed under: General

With Adam in town for a rare visit, we went out to dinner at Sala 19.

$80 worth of wine?!
Larry knows Tony knows food.
And that every word Tony tells you is absolutely true.

mmm. bacon!
It was discovered that bacon defeats vegetarianism.

red yellow red
Lunar New Year! I should get pictures in Chinatown…

I’ve never paid any attention to this before.

Monday November 10th 2008, 5:03 am
Filed under: General

(October 10) Having avoided them for fear of death from age eight until last year, Tony has developed quite a thing for the apple since discovering they don’t trigger his food allergies. With that in mind, we set out on a quest for pommes.

espresso, tony style
According to Tony, you’re looking at the only espresso on the east coast worth drinking.

tony wasn't having any basket nonsense
After a false start, we found apples to pick from trees (and not baskets).

they remind me of plates my mother had also
The more I look at these photos, the more they remind me of my childhood.

these are the eating kind
Of course the wild apples of my childhood weren’t fit to eat, but they looked vaguely similar.

apple trees as far as the eye can see
Apples everywhere. Despite the brisk business, it’s hard to believe they make enough now for the year.

tony's reached apple nirvana
Tony’s so happy he almost exploded.

nice view
It’s quite a view to have from your backyard.

us route 209
All I could think was “Who is Peg Leg Bates?

hal killer
This pothole took out the mighty Volvo.

Tony was just relieved no apples were harmed, though two tires were blown out.

Hah hah hah. The hook up, eh? Not quite what springs to mind.

thomas j. watson sr. graffitti

apples aplenty
The haul.

Friday September 05th 2008, 2:15 pm
Filed under: General

(August 28) I no longer remember why Tony and I were even talking that night, but when I told him it was “cooking night” here at the ranch, he said he wanted to see proof that I cook. I’m still going to be eating stew tomorrow.

coconut soup
Thai coconut chicken soup

Grilled chicken with “baja citrus” marinade

Chicken jambalaya

Sauteed mushrooms in butter and brandy

Chicken and vegetable stew

Goya yellow rice

Mashed potatoes with bacon and cheddar

and finally,…. dinnertime.