12.31 Saw Charlie Wilson’s War. Underwhelmed.
12.30 Went to MD, saw Mom, Dad and Rose Tough day
12.29 NE 38 NYG 35 Excellent game. Giants give a great team all it can handle. Eli throws 4 TD passes. Will we see that player again?
12.28 Dinner with Anni D’Lauro at Mo’s Steakhouse in New Rochelle. Nice to catch up.
12.25 Christmas. Kids are happy.
12.24 Traditional Christmas party is fun, as usual, but a little pro forma. New vest is a hit!
12.23 Giants beat Buffalo in a wild one.
12.17 There is a hard layer of ice atop all the snow, making every yard and field look like an ice skating rink. Hard driving day at work.
12.16 Snow, sleet and freezing rain imprison us, forcing us to watch the stupid Giants lose to Washington. Eight drops by receivers. Lousy weather, yeah, but eight drops?
12.10 It’s going to be a frantic holiday. That’s all. Frantic.
12.9 NYG 16 PHL 13 Second game in a row, though, where Eli looked string in the 4th quarter.
12.8 Saw the Second City Traveling Troupe at Westchester Community College. Hilarious! Best were the bagpipers.
12.3 Terrific Monday night game between the Pats and the Steelers. The Pats pull out a late 27-24 win with an amazing and fortunate drive, but time runs out with the Ravens on the one. The best the NFL can offer.
12.2 NYG 21 CHI 16 A tight win on the road. Defense looks terrific.
11.30 Ken Smith posted our video on The Coup site on Amazon on Monday, and since then, some copies have sold. We’ve been in the middle 5-digits on Amazon. Still pathetic, but much better.
11.29 Went to an ASME presentation on blogging. The future is exciting and terrifying–kids who’ll blog for $17000! How fast will the clock run out? Cara says her audition went well. Math tutor says Cara is `quick.’
11.28 Molly turns 20. Hard to believe . One day Bo Jackson is running all over the Seahawks, and then this happens.
11.25 MIN 41 NYG 17 Fifty games into Eli Manning’s career, and Ernie Accorsi’s judgement seems deeply flawed. Chinese food. Put up the garland. Only a little less exhausted.
11.22-23 Thanksgiving at Rose’s. Sad to see the state of things with the Aged Ps.
11.21 Saw Young Frankenstein. Ate at Ruby Tuesday’s–horrid.
11.18 NYG 16 DET 10; NYJ 19 PGH 16.
11.17 Briarcliff’s Girls Soccer Team goes undefeated, wins the State Championship.
11.16 A.J. Baime’s last day, alas. Lunch with Louann Fernald.
11.15 Lunch with Duane Swierczynski and Ken Smith.
11.14 Lunch with Rebecca Lavoie and Kevin Flynn. Here’s to crime, hopefully.
11.11 Day Two of closet cleaning. DAL 31 NYG 20 — ugh! The penalties! GB 34 MIN 0, PGH 31 CLE 28. Dallas, Pittsburgh, and the Packers are all exciting teams, well worth rooting for.
11.10 Norman Mailer died. I suppose it’s fair to say that he captured my youthful imagination and made it seem exciting to be a writer. The Armies of the Night, Miami and the Siege of Chicago and The Executioner’s Song were my favorites. AndManaging Mailer by Joe Flaherty is a hilarious work. Day One of closet cleaning–heroic work.
11.7 Met with some very bright graduate students from Pitt who allowed Chris Napolitano and me address them for hours, and beheld the words that came from our mouths as though they were pearls.
11.6 Received the news that AJ Baime is going to Maxim. Too bad for us–he’s a talented, hardworking guy. House helps the CIA–better-than-average episode.
11.5 Bfast with Ben Cheever. PGH 35, BAL 7 — at the half! Then I fell asleep. Ben Rothlesberger looked like Elway.
11.4 WAS 23 NYJ 20. NE 24, IND 20. Marvin Harrison would have made a difference.
11.3 Day trip to Philly. Nice to visit La Salle, but did it always look so empty on a Saturday twilight? Quite a breakthrough the Tastycake people have achieved, with the double-iced Butterscotch Krimpets. We’re not so impressed by XM radio.
10.31 A new low–no trick-or-treaters AT ALL.
10.30 Lunch at Mangia with writer Will Georgiades.
10.29 Lunch with writer Rebecca LaVoie at Estiadtorio Milos; Yanks hire Joe Girardi, seemingly a very solid choice; GB 19 DEN 13–Unbelievable Favre throws an 82 yard TD pass on the first play of OT
10.28 NYG 13 MIA 10; BUF 13 NYJ 3; Red Sox sweep another series
10.27 Bob’s and Stew Leonard’s; Kite Runner at MOMA with Cara
10.26 Dan in Real Life followed by dinner with the Lindstroms at the Executive Diner
10.25 Haircut and sushi 10.23 Grace Is Gone; dinner with the distinguished Eric Alterman and Ann of African-American studies at Lehman 10.21 NYG 33 SF 15. Giants start 5-2. Have seen this act before
10.20 Splendid shooting at Orvis Sandanona
10.18 Torre, Yanks part ways; season finale of Mad Men
10.15 NYG 31 ATL 10
10.7 NYG 35 NYJ 24