Daily Archives: December 1, 2010

The Last Cowboy Song

I don’t even know who this guy is, but he’s got Waylon and Willie on the track.

UPDATE: My bad – the author is Ed Bruce, who turns out to have written some of my favorite songs, including”Mommas don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys”. Sorry, Mr. Bruce.

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I didn’t realize they still had royalty

Poor ol’ Queen of Sweden. Last month, her husband was revealed as a womanizing whore master, now it turns out that her father was a Nazi armament manufacturer who got rich on confiscated jewish property.

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HOV lanes

Just heard a reference to these on a WFUV (90.7) traffic report, and I was reminded of the complaint of the mother of a former girl friend, Deborah Pyper. Seeing the reserved lane, Joan Pyper complained, “don’t we already do so much for the gays?”

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Scusie says

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi came into Polpo restaurant last week and encountered a friend of mine with his own nine-year-old son and some of the boy’s friends, slurping Shirley Temples and chowing down on ravioli. I’m told that, after complementing the boys on their good manners, Mr. Girardi posed for pictures, signed autographs and was utterly gracious. That’s pretty cool.

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Cat pictures coming

The two kittens (we’re tending towards William and Mary, what do you think?) are beginning to come out from under my mother’s bed and joining her watching TV, but are still pretty shy. They were rescued from a vacant, foreclosed house (hey, this is a real estate column, or I try to make it one) in August, so they’ve had several months without human companionship. Still, they respond to soft rubs – they purr – and as yesterday’s photo showed, they’re already prepared to be picked up and cuddled by a small boy. Now we have to work on them accepting a grizzled old man. That will come, as will photos.

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The board is down

Our Greenwich MLS is all screwed up, so I can’t post much. I did notice that 16 Lauder has gone to contract: Started at $7.5 million back in 2000, came back on at $7.450 in 2008 and finally dropped to $5.975 this year. That seems to have done it. Nice house, despite its decorating job.

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Someone took a bath

20 Dingletown

This sold for $3.6 yesterday, which is a lot, but much less than the builders first sought. My estimate? Big loss.

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