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Cousin Matthew's Tingling Leg
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Wait. I thought hurricanes were given human names, A—Z, alternating male and female, and if in the unlikely event that there were so many they would switch over to the Greek alphabet. Have we had so many that now we’re running out of letters in the Greek alphabet? This is sci-fi levels of weird.

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This is very late and probably of little consolation but a friend of mine works as a senior (non-MD) administrator at one of Manhattan’s best hospitals. I feel like there’s something going on with me but I don’t want to see my doctor, because even pre-pandemic the practice was overbooked and we’ve been told not to Read more

Oct 27
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It’s so strange. I thought maybe I had a twitchy mouse that was double-clicking but even then you would think you’d get an auto-pop=up screen saying something like “Looks like you’ve already posted this. Post again?” Read more

Oct 27
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It’s not, really. The Biden/Harris administration might take a look at this. Under Trump it’s Anything Goes. Again, they don’t do anything harmful, if anything it’s helpful, as long as companies here and abroad agree to join in. Read more

Oct 27
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They apparently shipped everything out and then the last step was to get an aquarium, move the koi in there, put it in the back of their massive 1970s-era Lincoln Continental (“Came with the house house! Still good as new!”) and off they went. Read more

Oct 27
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When we moved to this neighborhood years ago I heard a rumor that one of the brownstones some blocks away had a koi pond in their front yard. How they pulled this off I don’t know and I don’t know how the koi survived the winters but they did. Read more

Oct 27
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When we moved to this neighborhood years ago I heard a rumor that one of the brownstones some blocks away had a koi pond in their front yard. How they pulled this off I don’t know and I don’t know how the koi survived the winters but they did. Read more

Oct 26
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My husband is from Boston and likes to share photos of Boston-area college kids (young men) wearing a certain kind of hoodie, cargo shorts, black Nike socks, and “slides” during pelting rain and snowstorms. I think there’s a website devoted to this. It’s not erotic at all. If anything it makes me question the attractio Read more

Oct 26
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It’s just me and the dog this week. God help us both. I was going to make a fairly complicated baked ziti but kind of like lasagna casserole with ricotta and ten other things because I have the time and no distractions but it turns out The Better Half, while distracting, is actually kind of focusing.

Oct 26
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One of the many reasons why I decided to become a home cook is because I used to get food poisoning at least once a year. Too much cheap NYC takeout food. One of the reasons why spices became so prized and expensive is that they covered up the snell and taste of rancid food. Read more

Oct 26
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I just heard back from The Better Half. He’s in some dreary upscale chain hotel about 20 miles south of San Francisco. “Why don’t you just drive into San Francisco? I think it’s kind of dull and pointless but very beautiful and compared to Silicon Valley it—” Read more

Oct 26
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I’ve lived in New York for over 30 years and I’ve always wanted to go to the upstate cities, like Buffalo and Rochester. I’ve come very close. I had a good friend who moved to suburban Cleveland, but rather than point the car east, where I knew no one, I went west and went on this epic road trip in and around Detroit Read more

Oct 26
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I’ve lived in New York for over 30 years and I’ve always wanted to go to the upstate cities, like Buffalo and Rochester. I’ve come very close. I had a good friend who moved to suburban Cleveland, but rather than point the car east, where I knew no one, I went west and went on this epic road trip in and around Detroit Read more

Oct 26
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He’s...I mean it’s his company and he does strange things. But he’s not crazy, far from it. He can look at a presentation that consists of 40 PowerPoint slides and will say (I’ve heard this because it’s all done over google teams), “Wait, go back to slide 26. If we present A, doesn’t that imply we’re obligated for B? Read more

Oct 26
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Where is Mr. C going though? If he were going to a drunken, maskless frat party in the red states I’d be a little concerned, but sane and sometimes-sober people like me embrace our “yelling at clouds” caution. He’ll probably be fine. Read more