Monday, June 22, 2009

Summer's Here At Mike Lowrey's

Mike Lowrey - aka "Thin Crust - TX Chuck" - is a man of many skills. This is something he never tires of reminding people of.

This time of year he becomes Dallas's most beloved pool party organizer. Mainly because of the people who attend his numerous events, and the fact that since these people are at his party, they cannot be at any of the other parties being held around town.

For those of you who have never attended a Mike Lowrey party, here's what you're missing:

People get dressed in their party gear weeks in advance of a Mike Lowrey bash.

Some ladies be chilling in lawn chairs.

Some be getting ready to take a dip in the Mike Lowrey love-bath (aka swimming pool).

If the sun's too strong outside, you can go inside to the air conditioned comfort of the "moon room".

Mike Lowrey's stable is just as well stocked as his wet bar.

Mike Lowrey's party pad is equipped the the latest video-conference technology, so even home-bound honnies can enjoy the festivities.

Security is tight. Not everyone is allowed in. This woman was turned away.

But obviously this one wasn't.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Holy Hairball!

Yesterday I took Taffeta to the veterinarian for a check-up. Since last year she hasn't been grooming herself like she used to. As a result, her fur gets a bit matted. I try to brush it out, but she doesn't hold still long enough for me to make a difference.

Dr. Caruso brushes out Taffeta's matted fur.

Last year I brushed out what I thought was the most fur a person could possibly brush out of Taffeta at one time. Well, Dr. Caruso brushed out a pile of hair almost the size of Taffeta herself. Now Taffeta's coat is clean and soft again. Since the mats are gone, she doesn't mind getting brushed.

This is the largest pile of cat hair I've ever seen.

By the way, if you're looking for a vet in Brooklyn, Pet Haven Hospital is terrific. The doctors and staff are always gentle and friendly. The office is open 7 days a week and I've never had a problem getting in quickly.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Insectum Ex Machina

Until recently I had a bank account with Washington Mutual. After Chase bought Washington Mutual my account was transferred. This morning was the first day I went to a Chase ATM to try to withdraw money. I was surprised to see that a moth was trapped inside one of the machines at 55 Water Street.

You might be a winner, but this moth is a loser.

I hope that the moth's imprisonment is due, somehow, to its own carelessness. But what is much more likely is that someone was recently working on the ATM, had the machine open and left the moth inside it accidentally.

But the first thing you notice when you approach the ATM is that there is a moth inside it. The repairman probably couldn't be bothered with opening the machine back up to remove the insect. Ah, New York...