Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!

Illustration by  Lindsey Frances

Illustration by Lindsey Frances

Things that happened recently:

As much as I love to hate "gender" reveal parties, they're not only stupid (pistols or pearls!) but the thinking behind them is bigoted and dangerous.

I'm still savoring everything I can about the Michael Cohen (shady "New York lawyer" straight out of Central Casting) raid—HANNITY—and this is a great comprehensive list of every embarrassing story he has tried to kill for Trump and his other smarmy clients.

Cynthia Nixon might actually have a real chance of winning the New York State Governor's race, and even if she doesn't she's already succeeded in having an impact on Cuomo's policies.

Things to do in New York this weekend:

Happy 4/20!

This is the last weekend to see the Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden. If you can't make it to the Bronx, I went last weekend and took a million photos, as usual.

A new exhibit opened on the MET rooftop called We Come in Peace and it's no Psychobarn, but it still looks pretty cool.

Things that I've discovered recently:

A dachshund museum opened in Germany and I need to get there immediately.

I finished this book this week (I loved it!), started this one (so good!) and I put a hold on Barbara Ehrenreich's new book about accepting death after reading this New York Times review.

I randomly came across these Muffler Man statues on Instagram and I sent the link to David and my mom hoping someone will eventually buy me one (HINT). They're custom made, available on Etsy and the hardest part is choosing which one(s) I'd want.

After a false start to spring last weekend, winter returned this week. But, things are looking promising again this weekend, with highs in the low 60s (perfect light jacket weather, IMHO). Tomorrow my best lady friends and I are going to spend the afternoon eating our way through Arthur Avenue, the "Little Italy" of the Bronx. The four of us have been making an effort to go on adventures every few months—the North Fork in the summer, Sleepy Hollow in the fall and Dyker Heights around Christmas—and any day that starts with fresh mozzarella and ends with a freshly-filled cannoli is a good day. I have no plans yet for Sunday but the weather looks equally pleasant so I'm happy to bask in the sun—even if it's indirectly shining on me while I'm on David's couch watching Netflix. I hope you have a great weekend and that it's warming up (but not too hot, unless you're into that) wherever you are!

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The Mad Ones

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