Birthday Brunch at Sarabeth’s

Jules treated me to a very U.E.S. and very special birthday brunch at Sarabeth’s today:

This kid came up to our table and asked if we wanted to see a magic trick.  He was good.  His name is Cooper, he’s in 4th grade somewhere in Connecticut, and I will be surprised if he does not headline a show in Las Vegas within 30 years.

Bird’s-eye view:

On the toilet in the big bathroom:

American Hero’s Last Words and Execution on The U.E.S.

Rebecca Schiffman with Nathan Hale plaque

I’ve been watching the John Adams HBO series starring Paul Giamatti and feeling a little patriotic so today my friend Mike and I walked around looking for a plaque commemorating the execution site of an American Revolutionary War Hero, Nathan Hale, and eventually we found it on the side of a Banana Republic.

Nathan Hale Plaque with pants sign

According to a NY Historical Society plaque on the West side of Third Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets, Nathan Hale, the American Revolutionary war hero, was hanged by the British, “probably within a hundred yards of here.”

The hanging site of Nathan Hale is significant because it is where he uttered his famous last words (there are many conflicting accounts of these words, but all accounts give the same general sentiment which boil down to what follows),

“I only regret that I have but one life to give my country.” Continue reading “American Hero’s Last Words and Execution on The U.E.S.”