May in New York. Sunny and seventies? No. Friday was beautiful, though. Supper al fresco on Park Avenue South.
Then over to the Lunt Fontanne for Motown. Berry Gordy’s homage to himself. For good reason. He merged music and ethnic cultures. Changed society. Jesse Nager & Co. entertained with lightning talent and costume changes. All the hits. Dancin’ in the aisles. A really fun show.
Maysville on 5th & 26th. Bourbon bar? Yes. The food is the real reason to go. After the Derby or the Preakness, this is a Saturday culinary winner. And Dr.Husband did love the whiskey. Atlantic Grill was a Sunday cluster-brunch. But, Betsey’s Tipsy Donuts were born. Powdered sugar. Familial giggles.
It’s not WaterGate. In retrospect that wasn’t… Anyway. The DOJ is wire-tapping AP and IRS is obstructing Tea Partiers to thwart reporting and funding of Benghazi-Gate. A good manager does delegate. PrezO has taken it a bit too far. Sometimes you’ve just gotta buck up and be the boss.
We hear… JeanJean rocked AveQ…BL Cool is leaving the Bronx for Manhattan…renovated LordJeff is gorgeous.
T’was a fun Mother’s Day. Tiger wins. But, oh, Sergio. What is the definition of loco? Tied for the lead. Decide to go right at Sunday pin on the island green, with a wedge. Twice. Splash. Twice. Machismo? A Van de Velde worthy choke.
MadMen6. Don & Sylvia loco show. Ok. Leave Megan, you don’t love her anymore. But, geez. Sick. Shower needed. Go for some young pretty thing at least. Joan saved her white knight. Peggy brought maturity to the playpen.
Our favorite show, Golden Boy got the ax. We must be wrong demo. Congrats to profesora AnneB, retiring after 35 years. Muy bien hecho!
Tiger and Sergio top leaderboard heading into the weekend. Island green and players on the loose. Lindsey Vonn take note. Seems Sir Woods was so tipsy after NY MetMuseum Fashion Show’s 19th hole, he hit the turf. Resurrection is good.
Rand Paul has been seen lurking in Iowa. Hillary is dodging RightWing Conspiracy Benghazi-Gate. Wow. Faux News couldn’t wait to put that on its banner. Rubio v. Cruz. Cubanos’ immigration debate. 2016 state of mind.
Jamie Dimon stays JPMorgan CEO. Good call, Board. He’s not to blame. Until regulators make as much and know as much as traders, nothing will change.
Oh and Happy Day to us Mothers. We are so very lucky.
Jodi Arias cray cray. After hearing her first degree murder verdict, she insists on doing a television interview. Bascially says, he had it comin’. Then asks for death rather than life in prison. So, now she’s stuck in a suicide cell. That’s not the best part of the story. Coverage pre-empted live Benghazi hearings on Fox. Hahaha.
Speaking of who done it. Harlen Coben, the mystery writer extraordinaire, sets his recent thriller, Six Years at Amherst College, where he’s an alum.
Sad news. Katherine Chancellor, aka Jeanne Cooper, no longer young nor restless. Glad news. NYU excited about David Boies speaking at Commencement.
Mercredi Gras. No. It’s not a party or parade in New Orleans. It’s obsession with food. Theme of the week continues. Chris Christie’s lap-band surgery. Fat Dad, Jim Gaffigan’s hilarious look at living with 5 kids and a wife in a 2-bedroom apartment in lower Manhattan. Morning Joe’s Mika’s new book and guests who keep talking about McDonald’s and other ailments. If it weren’t for Mickey D’s, the tortured captive Ohio women wouldn’t have gotten rescued.
It’s a distraction from sleazy men getting re-elected, no verdict yet in the Arias no-brainer trial, Syria, Libya. Benghazi. Benghazi. Benghazi.
MadMen6. Finally back to AdMen. More advertising biz. Good. Joan acting like a partner again, focusing on increasing share price. Excellent. Then Don goes rogue and fires Jaguar. Joan has a hissy fit. Bad. Ted & Don talk merger. Of course. Ted kisses Peggy. Really? So much for the last bastion of moral rectitude. She should have demanded to be a partner of the new agency. Instead she lets Ted tell her how lucky she is to be its top copywriter. Marie & Megan zoobeezoo. Funny together. Hope Sylvia is moving out of the building. Bye. Pete, daughters trump wives. Silly. Better episode since only Weiner wrote it. Lots of nuggets.
Middlesteins. A skimmable read. Food obsession. Dysfunction. Obesity. Disease. Theme of the week. Mika’s book. Not a subject that captivates my attention.
Guns. Gabby Giffords, Caroline Kennedy. AK-47′s. Counter-insurgency in Springfield, Mass. on 60 Minutes. Something’s gotta give.
Gatsby. Movie mirrors society. Fame without talent. Wealth without success. Glitz without glamor. Maureen Dowd’s column nailed it.