Friday, June 10, 2016


Sometimes it's hard to believe that three years ago
we were living in Manhattan and not rural Montana.
Let's time travel back to June 2013 for another blast from the past!

Beat the heat!
Living in a concrete canyon
surrounded by water means
warmer temperatures intensify
the heat, humidity, and odors.
No wonder New Yorkers seek
refuge from their steamy island
confines.  Like rats escaping a
sinking ship many migrate to
the Hamptons, Fire Island, or
the wilderness called "upstate".
Get out!
I question whether emulating a
lemming every Friday is worth
the hassle. Battling bad traffic
to reach nirvana seems counter
productive. Could something so
chic actually be rather stupid?
Stay home!
I prefer to stay in Manhattan.
Nobody else is in town. With
no competition, everything is
easier. Even walking in at one
and bagging a primo table at
Fred's. Why not stay at home?
Totally score!
Post Memorial Day the stores
are full of deals. Bergdorf's is
a bargain bonanza. While the
rest of the frequent shoppers
are at the beach you're sure to
bag a hidden treasure. If you
snooze you loose. SORRY!
Hit the roof!
One can catch some rays atop
the Penninsula's rooftop spa.
For $500 you get a 90 minute
massage plus a day at the pool.
Investing in yourself versus a
car and gas is the way to go!
Catch a flick!
Nothing is better than escaping
into a cool, dark movie theater
on a muggy afternoon. Except
for watching a classic movie
under the stars in Bryant Park
with a thousand other film buffs.
Hang out!
Beat the heat by catching a boat
at Pier 11 over to Sandy Hook.
The metro area's legal clothing
optional beach is just 40 minutes
away. Said stretch of sand is
where I get my man tan. After
seeing everybody au natural I
suddenly feel like a Greek God!
Proof that less is more!
Circle, Jerk!
If you prefer to surf the waves
fully clothed, cruise the town on
a Circle Line boat. Not only are
the views amazing, the cool
river breezes are sublime! Now
if that doesn't float your boat...
what will? ALL ABOARD!
Chill out!
Let's be honest. With Frank in Montana
I'm miserable. However I need to relax
and enjoy my time off. So rather than
compete with the movers and shakers
on Montauk, I'm spending weekends in
Manhattan ON VACATION! I doubt I'll
run out of diversions. From Broadway
shows, parks, museums, festivals, house
guests, and more - I'm certain to be very
busy over the next months. Even more
important, staying close to home is easy.
After a busy week at work theres no need
to run away from home to enjoy life!