We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
A few midtown NYC snaps from last week, with brief comments.
First snap - the #1 reason to get a degree from Yale: it gives you a clean civilized place to pee in midtown with CNBC running in all the bathrooms if you join the Yale Club. Also, a very nice place to stay in the city for cheap, a cozy hang-out, pretty good dining, and top-notch meeting and reading rooms. The giant hall on the second floor is a good place to hold your memorial service when you croak.
More below the fold -
Halal Food! "Life is full of little pricks"?
Cipriani on 42nd St. Interior photos at the link. An acquaintance had his 50th birthday party there, but I wasn't invited...
The UBS building on Park, where a number of Maggie's readers work:
The Campbell Apartment has a sign now, albeit a small one. For many years they had no sign at all - just a tiny door up some stairs. You just had to know about the place - one of the nicest little bars in NYC specializing in speakeasy-era cocktails. Rude service? You betcha. You pay a premium for it. It's expected.
The good old Waldorf Astoria:
Lotsa big evil banks. When they make you money, you love em. When you lose money, you hate them:
Members of Delta Kappa Epsilon from any college may use the Yale Club since the fraternity was founded at Yale. My father-in-law went to Yale, but my husband chose Cornell where he joined DKE, one reason being that he could use the Yale Club and mollify his father who was very unhappy about the college choice.