Saturday, May 24, 2008

$1, 200.00 Piece of MInd..., yeah.. I was supposed to be in Manhattan right now outside in the plaza of 48th & 6th w/ the smoking red HOT Courtney Friel and Ainsley Earhardt... (and my wife, of course) ...

and i composed this itinerary as follows (below) w/ some vague blank time too for open doors and wandering ...

however, little Parker Bean has been having diarrhea for a while now when he'd go #2. we've had his blood checked and tried allot of medications and so forth but the problem still persisted.

well on Wednesday, the day before we were to drop him off at the Pet Resort and then head to Princeton and on to Manhattan, he had really bad diarrhea and not just at #2 times but through out the day and night and he was vomiting.

we took him to the Animal Hospital and the poor guy was dehydrated and had to get a shot to re-hydrate and they did an x-ray and the next day an ultra sound.

in short, he's most likely allergic to the free range chicken we've been feeding him w/ his organic kibble and a couple treats and so now he's on a special diet of organic salmon and sweet potatoes (dry and wet food) and is only allowed his SmokeHouse beefy sticks and the organic treats from "the Dad on Eight Is Enough" ...

at any rate, $1, 200.00 Vet bill for the past couple days is a worth while cost for a piece of mind.

and, so yesterday we were at the Strip District in Pittsburgh, PA and I spent $360.00 for four meals: two 10 oz Copper River King Salmon fillets, four 8 oz Copper River King Salmon fillets, two wild lobster tails, a bag of wild shrimp and a Coca-Cola Zero.

the Copper River King Salmon was $59.99 a pound. wow, yeah, i know, i could have had it flown in for less. however, no one from the Pacific North West called me and said, "Mr. French, we have Copper River King Salmon for you."

and when i picked it up Parker and my wife received allot of attention and my the woman there who remembers me from when i was kid there stated to me, "see, Gianni, there's a reason you're not in Manhattan right now." ...


Holiday Inn PRINCETON reservation# 6355 4662
May 22nd (up to 21st for cancellation 6 pm)
100 INDEPENDENCE WAY PRINCETON, NJ 08540 UNITED STATES Hotel Front Desk: 1-609-5201200 Hotel Fax: 1-609-5200594
1 888 890 0245

* These driving directions are provided only as a rough guideline. Please be sure to call ahead to verify the location and directions.
Driving Directions *
Head southwest on Nicholas Pl toward Challis Ln
0.09 MI / 0.15 KM
Turn right at Chestnut Rd
0.3 MI / 0.48 KM
Turn left at Ohio River Blvd/PA-65 Continue to follow PA-65
12.8 MI / 20.6 KM
Merge onto I-279 S
0.2 MI / 0.32 KM
Take exit 6A on the left to merge onto I-376 E toward Monroeville Partial toll road
15 MI / 24.14 KM
Take the exit onto I-76 E toward Harrisburg Toll road
270 MI / 434.51 KM
Continue on I-276 E (signs for I-276 E/Penna Turnpike/Bristol) Toll road
24.9 MI / 40.07 KM
Take exit 351 to merge onto US-1 N Partial toll road Entering New Jersey
27.8 MI / 44.74 KM
Turn right at Independence Way
0.3 MI / 0.48 KM
Total Route Distance:
352 MI / 566.47 KM
Approximate Driving Time:
6 Hours, 3 Minutes

...spend the morn kicking-it around Princeton w/ Mrs. French and take her to cool shop w/ the great wool and ties and Starbucks and show her archways and stain glass on campus. Then head into Manhattan.

May 23 – 26

Park South Hotel

Park South Hotel
www.parksouthhotel.com124 E 28th StNew York, NY 10016(212) 448-1024

May 24 @ 8:00 p.m.

Cafe Des Artistes
1 W 67th StNew York, NY 10023(212) 877-3500

American Folk Art Museum
www.folkartmuseum.org45 W 53rd StNew York, NY 10019(212) 265-1040Get directions Open Tue-Thu,Sat-Sun 10:30am-5:30pm; Fri 10:30am-7:30pm

Friday night ??? Maybe The Black Duck at Park South Hotel (remember good organic salmon and other items from when RR was playing Irving Plaza)

Possibility for Sunday 25 ???

Four Seasons The
www.fourseasons.com99 E 52nd StNew York, NY 10022(212) 754-9494

www.moma.orgNew York, NY 10001(212) 708-9400
Saturday 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Sunday 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.Monday 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Friday 10:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

The St. Regis Hotel, New York
www.stregis.com2 E 55th StNew York, NY 10022(212) 753-4500

Fox News Channel Studios
(212) 301-30001211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036
48th & 6th

The Early Show:
CBS Studio at the corner of 5th Ave and Central Park South, right next to the Apple Store.

The Today Show:
Wake up extra early. (If you think you can arrive at 7 a.m. and get a good spot, you're mistaken.)
Get to the corner of 49th and Rockefeller Center before dawn. (The security guards say there are already people when they arrive at 6 a.m.)
Stay to the southeast corner -- that way you'll be behind where the anchors sit.
Bring the goofiest sign you can think of -- that way you'll be more likely to get attention.
Be smiley and enjoy yourself -- you want all your friends to see how much fun you're having in New York!
Wear comfortable shoes -- standing around for hours can get tiresome.
Come with your friends. Nothing better than people to have fun with while you wait.
Dress for the weather. You don't want to get up that early and have to leave because you're cold.

Best of the Roses,
Gianni French

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