Thursday, July 28, 2016

New York: An iPhone™ Photo Gallery.

Daniel Day-Lewis is so method, he once checked in to this shithole.

The best thing about Ollie being a 20-lb. dog (vs. Ricky’s 85 lbs.) is that when he goes after the neighbor’s dog, I can pick him up with one hand.

Make the Hudson Parkway meh again.

Thanks for changing into the formal jerseys for your night at the theater, gentlemen.

Even the lobsters in New York have issues with rage.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Swanky Stadium.

I saved a ton of money to spend on a cool SUV, vacation getaways and Yankee tickets by not having children.

But then again, some of the best seats are free – thanks to my little brother, who’s got some serious connections.

Sometimes the players are in the stands. Here’s us on the telecast.

A police dog had to sniff my bag, but I wasn’t worried because he was a puppy, and probably not good at his job yet.

Sitting near us: “SNL”/Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones. The game went into extra innings, but Leslie couldn’t bear any more of the humidity, and left. Talk about heat – when I went to opening day in April, it was 36 degrees. On Saturday, it was 100. A 64-degree difference.

When you sit in seats this fantabulastic (the Yankees call it the “Legends Section”), you have full access to an incredible restaurant during the entire game, with all the fancy food you can eat (lobster mac ‘n cheese!) for free.*

*Free with the purchase of a $2400 seat.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Best Play On Broadway Right Now.

Every Thanksgiving I tell everyone at the dinner table that a woman just broke up with me, so they’ll let me overeat without shame.

There are generous portions of shame and regret in The Humans, in which a seemingly tight-knit family celebrates Thanksgiving in their daughter’s Chinatown apartment.

I saw the play on Friday, and I won’t give away details, except to say that while every character is flawed, each is entirely likeable. I’d see a play based on any one of their lives. The dialogue is subtle and funny and realistic and the themes stay with you for a few days – my barometer of great work.

It’s going to take me a few entries to recap my long weekend in New York, and I’m glad. It’s my barometer of a great trip.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Double Prize!

That’s gotta mean good luck.

Oh, wait – I’m still flying Delta back today. Stupid Cracker Jacks.

The weekend went quickly, but I packed it with as much as I could, and it was really, really good. Back to LA. Back to work.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

If You Say So.

Hauling ass out of the city last night, even my mom’s Lexus thought I needed a vacation.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Bouncy.

During some turbulence, this kid, named Louie, shrieked louder than any baby I’ve ever encountered, and all I could think was, “This guy gets it.”

Thursday, July 21, 2016

So Cute.

He actually thinks I’m coming back.