really a lot of blather with some digression

so the weekend winds down
 soon
 i will be feeding the cats
 harry begins his whining cry 
earlier and earlier
 each evening

 saturday
when we took jack to the vet for his yearly exam
 i asked
 if he'd ever done any vocal chord removals
 he hadn't
 he also said he doubted i really meant it 
ummmm

 i love my long weekends
 i wish i could have them all year 'round
 i am sad summer is coming to a close 
at least on the calendar 

i know the weather wont be unsummery
 for another month or more
 which
 will make
 the
 lack
 of
 fridaycations
 all the sadder

 however 
after the cats are fed 
i will be indulging in some sushi

sunday
 after beautifying
i
 bought another bottle
of the delightful
gouleyant
 a french malbec

 did you know
 malbec grapes originated in france
 they did

 apparently some sort of rot affected the vineyards
 and
 some french growers 
moved to argentina
 where the climate and hilly region
 was perfect for the grapes
 i learned this from the very nice wine shop salesperson 
i like knowing things like this
 not only do they fill a blog
 but
 they serve as clever repartee 
should
 i ever be invited
 to 
dinner 
somewhere 
sometime

 getting back to my point
 what was it
ah yes
 after
i beautified
 before
 i went to the wine shop
 i went to planet sushi
 ordered
 take out for dinner
 i am looking forward to it
 and
 to watching some catch up
of
 pre recorded television

 last nite
 we watched 
case histories
 re-run on bbca

 case histories 
is
 a
 book
 by
 kate atkinson
 who i adore

 the made for bbc series 
was quite faithful to the book
 with
 one exception
 and
 one modification

 edinburgh in all its glory was exchanged for cambridge
 and
 louise showed up in a full book before she was due

 i am not upset or disappointed by either

 if you've not read
case histories 
you should
 also
read
 started early took my dog
 when will there be good news

 all 3 feature jackson brodie
 played in the tv series
 by the extremely excellent jason isaacs
 he starred in the short-lived 2011 cbs tv series awake
 doing an amazingly good american accent
(if you have time warner, you no longer have cbs but that a whole other post)

moving right along 

i also ran
 into
 those wonderful dogs
 steve mcqueen and ali macgraw


 remember them?
 ali was ill 
but she's better now
 looking quite fit
 as did their person
 whose name 
i keep forgetting to ask 


this weekend
we also went for a walk
in
riverside park
 took
 the big camera
 here's
 a shot 
since
 you sat through all that blather

not signed i really want harry to shut up and i really want my sushi

18 comments:

  1. Steve and Ali are looking good, and sushi sounds delish. I miss leaving near an ocean. The west coast is wonderful for Japanese and Chinese food and I miss it (the coast, and the food).
    I love the shot of the sailboats at anchor.
    K

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  2. That last shot is totally amazing! I love it! I can imagine you will miss your Fridays off! I do love the fall with all the gorgeous leaves here in the Adirondacks!

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  3. Mmmm, I miss sushi here in OXON. I know there are loads of sushi restaurants about but something about being away from the sea and not trusting sushi out of a big city gets me every time. You know, come to think of it, the Brits do some spectacularly terrible food! It all seems to be much of the same boiled and then boiled some more to make sure it's good and dead and then served with mash and gravy! (I can only get away with saying this because I'm part British and went to Cordon Bleu in London...lol) Except for curry, this may be the land of the best curry out of India. Also, there might be something in the air this summer because Milo won't shut up either. Hope they both settle down soon.

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  4. You crack me up. I love the last photo, and the tidbit about the malbec grapes, as well as the book recommendations. Good stuff ~
    Harry shut up!

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  5. Love Steve and Ali!
    Don't love sushi. :-(
    It's already feeling a lot like fall here, or at least in the mornings.
    Just got back from a run, and it's only 49 degrees, but it felt good. xo.

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  6. We like Malbec and have a local winery producing one that we enjoy. It looks like New York in August is pretty fabulous this year. We have one girl living there and the other one is planning a move in a couple years if things work out for her, career wise. I guess we will have to go and visit!

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  7. Love that last shot! Hope you enjoyed your sushi and Malbec. x

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  8. Daryl, I love your blather! How was the sushi?

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  9. Love your weekend review posts...yummy sushi? I have just eaten grilled eggplant.

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  10. I am so completely rushed off my feet, but I do love taking a moment to read what you are doing...! Have a good week, Daryl.

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  11. I love Riverside Park. And sushi. And Zabars. You didn't mention Zabars, but I think of it when I think of everything good near you, which is a lot.

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  12. Love the end line. I need to check out Case Histories (the show) -- I wasn't sure about it when I heard it was set in Cambridge. But now that it has your approval....

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  13. Nice to see Steve and Ali again Daryl :) this was a good long weekend, you're going to have trouble squeezing everything into two days when the Fridays are back to normal oui!

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  14. You are quite talkative today. I learned a lot.

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  15. Thanks for the Malbec tip. I love Malbec but never had a French one, always Argentina.

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  16. You are such fun and quite informative too! I didn't really get quite all of it, but you made me smile all the way through. xo

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  17. Never knew that about the wine. I always enjoy catching up on what you're doing. Congrats on the long weekend - I know how special those are.

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