February 12, 2008



Here you go!



I love your blog, but you are getting no sympathy from this Minnesotan... Walking from the car to the movie theatre was literally dangerous Sunday afternoon... Not to mention attempting to exercise my frustrated mare...

Seriously, though, thanks for a great blog!

david m

Here's another:
There's a section for "East Village/Chinatown"


Isn't there a Barnes and Noble in the village?



I've been in New York for eight months now. And there are two things I've learned:

a) New Yorkers are more pusillanimous about the weather than even THIS Californian transplant, who is certainly cold but prefers to embrace the weather, particularly when it comes with the delightful coats of snow.

b) If you need a public restroom, there are no far too many Starbuck's in this city. To my mind, this is the only real purpose that Starbuck's serves. Indeed, it is easier to find a Starbuck's where you can micturate in New York than ANY free restroom in San Francisco.

Also, New York is a better place to be than Minnesota. THAT is truly ass cold weather. And I applaud the Minnesotans for sticking through 40 below with their sanity intact.


I am humbled in my weakness by Minnesotan bravery - thank you for the perspective/corrective. And the B&N johns are not open to the public (even on the 3rd St. promenade in Santa Monica). And Edward my man - micturate? Surely an EV for "pee"?

Thanks for the all the links - am investigating and will bookmark the best in my (ahem) handheld.


If it's good enough for Lebowski, it's good enough for me. :)


Mark Thwaite

Two quick thoughts about Stockport, England:

1) It is warm_ish. Well, for February: the crocuses are already here. We have so broken planet!

2) The TBR pile is huge. Well, for February: it normally takes 3 or 4 months to get this teetering. "Harry, Revised" proof has landed and sits on the top of it.

tod goldberg

People always ask me: Why do you live in La Quinta? The answer: Today, Feb. 12th, 2008, I sat out by the pool and read. It was 84 degrees or 120 degrees warmer than it was in Minnesota.

(The downside is that also by the pool were some pale ass Minnesotans who were complaining about the heat. )


Wow, just the other day I "was in" a local B&N. Score one for Orange County!

Current Score: 3,647,813 - 1

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