Sparkling Pants

dispatches from manhattan
Brunch at Joseph Leonard. Fried chicken sandwich, cheddar grits, country fried bacon. 

Not pictured: M’s turkey club.
Brunch at Joseph Leonard. Fried chicken sandwich, cheddar grits, country fried bacon. 

Not pictured: M’s turkey club.

Brunch at Joseph Leonard. Fried chicken sandwich, cheddar grits, country fried bacon.

Not pictured: M’s turkey club.

Sometimes after brunch you find yourself at Lederhosen, drinking beer served by a sturdy bartender and listening to German pop on satellite radio.
Sometimes after brunch you find yourself at Lederhosen, drinking beer served by a sturdy bartender and listening to German pop on satellite radio.

Sometimes after brunch you find yourself at Lederhosen, drinking beer served by a sturdy bartender and listening to German pop on satellite radio.

The planning is half the fun.
The planning is half the fun.

The planning is half the fun.

RIP Joan

Rick and I are doing a Fashion Police marathon in memoriam and I am laughing between tears. I think the thing that’s getting to me about this celeb passing is that I never considered that Joan Rivers could die. Somehow she seemed eternal.

Our dog walker alerted me that Wallace scarfed a chicken bone or some such on the street today. We are on high alert. 

(I NEVER thought I would use THAT emoji.)
Our dog walker alerted me that Wallace scarfed a chicken bone or some such on the street today. We are on high alert. 

(I NEVER thought I would use THAT emoji.)

Our dog walker alerted me that Wallace scarfed a chicken bone or some such on the street today. We are on high alert.

(I NEVER thought I would use THAT emoji.)

These goats just want love.
These goats just want love.

These goats just want love.

I found this sparkling wine AFTER I decided on the nautical theme and wrapped it right up. I could not believe it. Kismet. (It could be crap but… you know, THEME. All the beach stars aligned today.)
I found this sparkling wine AFTER I decided on the nautical theme and wrapped it right up. I could not believe it. Kismet. (It could be crap but… you know, THEME. All the beach stars aligned today.)

I found this sparkling wine AFTER I decided on the nautical theme and wrapped it right up. I could not believe it. Kismet. (It could be crap but… you know, THEME. All the beach stars aligned today.)

Big day for gift wrapping, big day for nautical themes.  All items are ocean related.
Big day for gift wrapping, big day for nautical themes.  All items are ocean related.

Big day for gift wrapping, big day for nautical themes.  All items are ocean related.

Beach house warming gift. It really is a shame I can’t find a job that just pays me to freehand shapes with scissors and fold paper.
Beach house warming gift. It really is a shame I can’t find a job that just pays me to freehand shapes with scissors and fold paper.
Beach house warming gift. It really is a shame I can’t find a job that just pays me to freehand shapes with scissors and fold paper.

Beach house warming gift. It really is a shame I can’t find a job that just pays me to freehand shapes with scissors and fold paper.

Cheese. It’s what’s for dinner.
-Queso Leonoro, Goat, Spain  -Madrigal, Cow, France -Le Poteaupre, Cow, Belgium
Cheese. It’s what’s for dinner.
-Queso Leonoro, Goat, Spain  -Madrigal, Cow, France -Le Poteaupre, Cow, Belgium
Cheese. It’s what’s for dinner.
-Queso Leonoro, Goat, Spain  -Madrigal, Cow, France -Le Poteaupre, Cow, Belgium

Cheese. It’s what’s for dinner.

-Queso Leonoro, Goat, Spain
-Madrigal, Cow, France
-Le Poteaupre, Cow, Belgium

Mission accomplished.
Mission accomplished.

Mission accomplished.

I have got to get motivated and take the car back to the garage.  Finding street parking last night was a total score because we were wiped out, but it might have been better to just get the return over with.  I’m feeling so, so lazy.

A stop in New Haven for pizza.
A stop in New Haven for pizza.

A stop in New Haven for pizza.

Meanwhile, back in the city…Jen and Jasper are keeping Wallace in line.
Meanwhile, back in the city…Jen and Jasper are keeping Wallace in line.

Meanwhile, back in the city…Jen and Jasper are keeping Wallace in line.