Hello and thank you for tuning in. I just flew in and, boy, are my arms tired… 17 days away from home is a lot and, I’m happy to report, everything at home seems to be in working order.
The past two weeks have been a whirlwind, what with two very important weddings, some travel, getting together with friends. Oh, and some work. Had to fit that in. Highlights included:
A pilgrimage to Ben & Jerry’s in Vermont. I did my research and found a place to stay in
the Berkshires that was apparently 90 minutes away from the ice cream Mecca, but, lo, when I jumped in the car and fired up the GPS, I found out it was a three hour drive! Each way! Well worth it, though, as we got to visit the “Flavor Graveyard” (favorite: Vermonty Python), see (more or less) how the ice cream is made, get a freebie (which wasn’t really, when you consider how much we dropped in the gift shop), and tour various and sundry B&J paraphernalia.
A pilgrimage to the Grand Havana Room in Manhattan, where a good friend and mentor is a member. Since I can’t seem to tolerate liquor anymore, I’ve decided a nice cigar would be an excellent alternative. I mean, what’s the worst that could happen?
Meeting up with a high school buddy who graciously offered to buy
me a coffee, so I picked the single highest caloric drink on the menu, as he ordered something that involved soy which, in my humble opinion, has no business being anywhere near coffee (not that you can call what I had “coffee”…).
And now, I’m back home with yet another wedding to attend tonight, followed by a week of chores designed to keep me busy as we wait for my oncologist appointment next week.
All in all, the summer is off to a roaring start.