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Still lifes and snow

Dec. 2nd, 2007 | 11:14 am

My breakfast in progress, at La Bonbonniere, Dec 2007. The book is Karen Russell's collection St Lucy's Home For Girls Raised by Wolves.

Another view of the table with the snowy scene on the avenue.

Abingdon Square in the snow today. The statue is a WWI memorial. Looking south towards Hudson Street.

See the whole set here.

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Let's all eat trafe for Chanukah!

Dec. 2nd, 2007 | 10:53 am

A holiday scene:

The Place: Balducci's, today.
Personae: Me, shopping for low-carb food.
Action: I'm sort of staring at the meat display, lots of salamis and sausages, and then various hams. And the hams' price signs have all been tagged with festive PERFECT FOR CHANUKAH banners. Which I blinked at for a couple of secs, trying to decide if this was an example of truly monumental cluelessness or ... nah. It's just the Department of Monumental Cluelessness, Well-Meaning Division.

Photos taken at the Balducci's on 8th Ave at 14th Street, on Sunday, 12/2.

Update: As of Tuesday morning 12/4, the hams are now tagged with green "Perfect for the Holidays!" signs.

By Popular Demand: If you're tickled by the Ham for Chanukah pic, visit my store at, where you can get it on a mug, or on greeting cards (stock up now for next year!).

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