Saturday, May 23, 2009

Houston, we have a problem.

This picture was posted on one of my friend's Facebook pages. He writes: "Houston's no-nonsense approach to crime extends to those who dare to dine with their dogs."

While New York City Health Code forbids dogs inside restaurants, there are plenty of places to sit and eat outside with the dog by your side.

Legal? It would be too much to enforce. Some restaurants even have doggy friendly entrees! This is from Shake Shack, an outdoor restaurant. There are also plenty of places to satisfy a dog's thirst.

A visit to the 79th Street Boat Basin is due soon.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Achilles Schiano of the New York Press Club captured the opening ceremonies of Fleet Week 09. See more pics and read his write up here.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Happy Fleet Week!
Let's hear it for Rivron Three!

These guys are just in from Virginia. They arrived on the USS Iwo Jima, a 40,500-ton assault helicopter carrier said to be the largest and most familiar ship at his year's Fleet Week. The men said if you take a tour, they are on a smaller boat on a helicopter pad at the bottom of the vessel.

This year's Fleet Week is the smallest ever, with only three major U.S. warships and five Canadian vessels in the lineup.
FLEET WEEK is underway in NYC.

Willamena poses with some visitors during Fleet Week two years ago.
Here are some links to help you navigate Fleet Week.

Fleet Week NYC 2009

Schedule of Events.

Here is a Happy Hour tip to early risers or those who have been out all night.
Jeremys Ale House- $1.75 buckets of Coors- 8am to 10am
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
228 Front St. near Peck Slip, Financial District

Monday, May 18, 2009

Was that an earthquake, or is this burger THAT good?

Sunday night, 9pm-ish, my friend in La Jolla, California says he was eating an In-N-Out burger while watching "Forgetting Sarah Marshall."

In the midst of the movie, he says the couch started to sway. "It felt like I was sitting on a couch that was moving with a cool wave. I thought that it was my in 'n' out burger that got the best of me."

The earthquake that hit California Sunday, measuring 4.7 in the Los Angeles area, is said to have been felt as far away as San Diego county, which contains La Jolla.

My friend, who is originally from the New York City area, says that where he was it was more like a 3.0. To help me better understand what a 3.0 earthquake would feel like eating a burger watching a funny movie, my friend says to imagine sitting on the couch and all of a sudden Mena jumps up next to me. But a light jump.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009


This is the first year that on Cinco de Mayo I'm happy to be celebrating at home instead of in Mexico. Still battling the H1-N1 flu, Mexico has called off many of it's usual celebrations. The country, however, is slowly returning to normal with businesses and schools set to resume later in the week.

For a list of some favorite Mexican food places in New York City, click here.

For some great places in Connecticut, click here.
I'm sure there are many great restaurants left off these lists. However, I am always willing to try new places and add them to my repertoire. So send me your favs.

In the mena-time, enjoy your margaritas and Pina Coladas. Or as Mena likes to call them, Mena-Coladas.

Friday, May 01, 2009

While digging around the internet, Willamena came across a blog called
"The Litterbox."

Mena loves cats; and now her new favorite kitty is the self-proclamined "strangest." The blogger found the video from my comedy show at Gotham and called me "not just your everyday news anchor."

Willamena and I are thrilled. Considering he is the only blogger to give me "face time" from that event. Other bloggers gave me "foot time" by reblogging a picture hotty
Mary Rambin took of my shoes.
Here is one blogger's reaction to the Mary's shoe/comedy report.

I learned Louboutins aren't funny, but they generate blogs. On that topic, have you seen Michelle Obama's $540.00 Lanvin sneakers?

See them here- plus read
how she says she needs comfortable shoes to walk the dog.