New York State of mind

Diary entry, January 26, 2013: Wrote all morning then walked the dog. Freezing out, probably, like, 60. I think LA is getting colder in general. Lunch with Mark at the Country Mart. Warmed up enough that we could eat outside. I had the kale salad. Tasted like hay, but I have to keep the pounds off so I can keep wearing skinny clothes.  Afternoon tennis with Shawn.  Barbecue and mojitos on the patio with the Schnieders. I wonder if I’ll miss all this when we move to New York…

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Diary entry, January 26, 2014:  Spent all morning stacking firewood in the basement. Must  reduce crazy heating oil expenses. Need a wood burning furnace. Or one that runs on french fry oil. Is there such a thing? Dog refused to go outside.  The car needed a jump, and then Red Hook Hardware was all out of space heaters and fat wood. Are you kidding me!? For lunch I had  a reuben sandwich, potato chips, soup, an apple smeared with almond butter and three oat cookies. Fuck it. Winter clothes/obesity. What’s the difference?  I wonder if Sharper Image makes fleece gloves that I can wear while typing. Tweaked my back trying to pick-ax a deer turd that was frozen to the front walk.  Maybe I should grow a really huge beard.

25 thoughts on “New York State of mind

  1. Life in snow country. We used to have that here in the Sierra, but this year it has forgotten how to snow. Really huge beard? Nah. Maintain perspective: by the time the beard is really huge, it’ll be May!

  2. Sounds horrible – we are braving the chilly low 70’s today! Can’t get the dog in from the front yard where she is basking in the warm sun.

  3. So funny! Had the Kale salad today and had to put on a cashmere sweater because it was a chilly 72. I don’t know if I have enough Kryptonite clothes to come visit you guys!

  4. so funny!

    From: Greetings from the Empty Nest Reply-To: Greetings from the Empty Nest Date: Monday, January 27, 2014 6:01 PM To: Lindsay duPont Subject: [New post] New York State of mind

    WordPress.com Sam posted: “Diary entry, January 26, 2013: Wrote all morning then walked the dog. Freezing out, probably, like, 60. I think LA is getting colder in general. Lunch with Mark at the Country Mart. Warmed up enough that we could eat outside. I had the kale salad. Tasted “

  5. Sam, that was a winner. Just read it out loud to Jonathan. Both of us have tears from laughing. Thanks for that. Looking good in the photo!

  6. Sam, now for a word from Maine. Getting in touch with your fuel sources touches on some existential truths, Sam. To heck with 60 degrees. Expect to wear long underwear in every month with an “r” in it, (yes, April, too) accept the sensible layer of winter fat, learn to knit.

  7. Sam-
    Whose idea was this anyway? Seemed like a good idea at the time? Thank god you are not in LA, mired in navel-gazing angst. No time for that now, as more important priorities -like making it to spring – now dictate your pace.

    BTW – Anybody giving you a bad time about wearing your thermals to yoga?

    • Ha! Despite all evidence to the contrary, we’re loving the trudge through winter. I do my yoga in the basement with the dog, so nobody complains about the long johns!

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