It’s A Comin’

At least that’s what they’re sayin’.  Tropical storm Fay. Doesn’t sound very furious. Recalls a children’s classic Robert McCloskey’s Time of Wonder. The storm’s a comin’. She’s gonna blow. We’ll see.

Three books in. The Summer House by Hannah McKinnon. The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel. Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler.

Lots of grilled steak. And. Of course. Little necks & North Fork Sauvignon Blanc.

Summer Break

Respite from CCSD.  City Covfefe Stress Disorder.

 

Coffee in the morning.

 

Sunset cocktails in the evening. Ahhhh.

 

Quaran Quandary

    Risk. Reward. There’s a tension now in many New York City neighborhoods about opening restaurants to outside dining and fear of more virus spread.

Local economies depend on businesses making money to survive.  Boarded up storefronts are becoming the norm. Extended closings will result in more Oxbow Tavern-like desolate corners. Dystopian landscapes.

Covid avoidance avoidance conflict.
Whaddya do?

Poll Dancing

NYT Poll and many others including The Economist metrics show Biden winning over Trump by a huge margin in November. There’s dancing all over my house and in those of many friends and family. Finally something to feel hopeful and happy about!

Stop the music. Hillary’s solid lead in major polls along with lack of enthusiasm kept enough people not bothering to swing off their couches and out to the polls that she lost. Same two factors this time.

Is anti-Trump excitement going to make those sedentary sorts actually do the voting fox-trot? We’ll see.

Heat Beat

It’s too hot to walk around. Impossible with a mask on. So. Beat the heat and stay in the a/c. Tune into tonight’s Obama-Biden fundraiser show. But. You’ll have to donate to watch them sitting in separate spaces with bad audio. Haven’t we had enough basement and living room Zooms?

Or. Watch Dirty John. Amanda Peet and Christian Slater are genius crazy. Totally team Betty. Or. Beecham House on Masterpiece. Lavish soapy stilted romance novel set in India 1795. Or. HBO’s Perry Mason. Don’t expect the Raymond Burr version. Matthew Rhys a rumpled PI Perry before he becomes a lawyer in a noir and gritty 1930’s Los Angeles. Think more Chinatown. As always Lithgow steals the show.

TNN Triggered

Triggered. Don, Jr.’s online talk show. Trump family’s answer to Rupert Murdoch? Definitely the prototype for a future cable network. TNN. Holding Company The Sorcerer’s Apprentices Media Group. Run by Don, Jr., & his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle.

As I’ve said. TNN will be staffed with Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Mike & Sarah Huckabee et al. Why do you think Trump has been bashing FoxNews lately?   They will be his future competition.

The Amy Effect

Amy Klobuchar created several effects with her one statement. She is taking herself out of contention for Biden’s Vice President pick because she thinks Joe should pick a woman of color.

  1. She can’t be told she wasn’t his pick, since she took herself out of the running.
  2. She took rival Elizabeth Warren out of the running.
  3. She boxed Joe into picking a Black woman.
  4. The Black woman will now be seen as an affirmative action choice instead of the best person for the job.
  5. The Black woman will raise the identity politics flag for Repubs.

Well done, Amy.