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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Here piggy, piggy....

Saturday, October 2, 2010, rain or shine
11:30am - 4:30pm
Governors Island

Tickets are limited and will sell out for this event. Please be sure to get yours in advance, they will not be for sale the day of.

On Saturday, October 2,
Governors Island (click for directions)
will be transformed into a pork-lover's paradise.
Welcome to Pig Island, a culinary festival featuring local food, NY State wines, Six Point Craft Ales, and live music -- it is guaranteed to be an amazing day out.

Twenty chefs from some of New York City’s finest
venues along with an impressive cast of food experts and personalities are expected to dazzle the crowd with their “whole hog know-how”. All participants will work with locally sourced ingredients, including whole pigs purchased directly from farms, such as Violet Hill Farm and The Piggery. The talent includes Sara Jenkins of Porchetta, Jacques Gautier from Palo Santo, “Chopped” champion Michael Jenkins from Butter Restaurant, along with other barbecue masters such as Hoppin’ John Taylor of Low Country cooking fame and Sam Barbieri with the award-winning Fuhgeddaboutit BBQ Team.

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Under The Milky Way: Headfull of Helium

Saltines, jell-o, broth, toast, water, iced tea, Gatorade....

Uggggh....still feeling super weak, woozy and nauseous. No interest in real solid food at all....

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sick to Move: Tears, tonics and tummies...

I am sick...sick....sick. I can't move, or can but refuse. The Wife put the laptop next to me this morning when she went to work, and I only just flipped it open. Everything hurts-- shooting pain down my arms and pulled muscle sting in my chest.

I hadn't felt quite right all day yesterday and then at 7pm, my body began rejecting the little bit of fuel that I had put in it during the day-- a blt, an orange juice and some coffee/water/energy drink...stuff was exiting my body anywhere it could-- all at the same time. Ultimately, even water with ice chips in it wouldn't even stay down. I was so dehydrated that my lips chapped instantly. This intense phase lasted 10 hours straight. If I managed to sleep, it was only brief spells punctuated with urgent dashes to the bathroom or for the bucket beside the bed.

I hate to be too graphic about this, but in several instances, there wasn't time to grab the bucket. Suffice to say that The Wife slept in another room. There were/are no comfortable positions-- everything is sore/achey/tender....I'm not too strong to cry...

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sad If I Lost It: The Why, The Where & The Wardrobe

Let me start by saying

and follow by apologizing for the paucity of posts in the last 2 months or so, but so on it goes. Happy new year to my hebraic brethren and while I'm at it, let me we wish the rest of my peoples well. I'm honored by your friendship. I'd be so sad if I lost it. Like Guided by Voices said on Mag Earwhig!

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