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December 31, 2008

Happy stuff

Happy 13th Anniversary to my sister Angela and her husband Barry.

And Happy New year!


December 29, 2008

Big year ahead to Survive (I hope...)

I'm thinking that we have a lot of things going on in the upcoming year, and this is just a quicky blog reaching out for a little help (I plan on doing a year-end summary in the next couple days). 

One thing that I'm very ready for finally (and causing a bit of controversy here at home), is to apply for and hopefully Rule the TV  show Survivor.  I've talked my talk for as many years as it's been on and really think now is the time.  I'm need to submit my application (video and written) within the next couple weeks and am not taking it lightly at all.  Earlier this evening we made our regular trek to White Star where we hung out with alot of our friends. 

One of the questions on the application is how others would describe you.  I, of course, will list what I think but thought it might be nice to include exactly what a cross-section of people that know me would really say (Good or bad, I'm not fragile at all in this way so please list both). They gave me a full sheet of paper of adjectives and ideas (very good and equally as bad), that I am actually thinking about adding to my application as an attachment.  If anyone has any comments please either comment on here or email me at greg@gregandtony.com .  And also if anyone has any ideas about a knock-me right into the competition short truthful video application feel free to email that too (so noone steals it).

No pressure and I don't expect much but I really want to do this and do it right!

December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Tony's been working on our turkey and dinner all afternoon so I updated the site a lot more.  Last night we went to Rockefeller Center to see the sites and have dinner and had a great time.  Tony took a lot of pictures and some videos (so did Ernie).  I'm listing all of the recent updates below so they are easy to find.  We hope everyone is having a wonderful Holiday!

Also would like to mention that Eartha Kitt just passed away.  We had the privilege of seeing her last year for Tony's Birthday at Cafe Carlyle and it was amazing, she will certainly be missed, especially this time of year because of her hit, Santa Baby.

December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve 2008

The New York area got greeted this morning by the Jersey City Mayor singing on his new Christmas CD (paid for by his campaign for reelection.  You can judge for yourself and listen here.

Today's a pretty normal work day for me, although a lot of the offices abroad are closed this week so it's thankfully a bit slower, next week and especially next month are going to be some of the busiest days I've ever had, I'm afraid.

A few catching-up things that I got done today:

Our snow and ice on the ground should be greatly diminished or disappear today since it's rainy and getting into the upper 40's but it shouldn't rid us of our Christmas cheer.  Tonight Tony and I are heading over to the city to have dinner at Rock Centre Cafe, looking out at the ice and tree in Rockefeller Center.

Hopefully in the next couple days I can load up some pictures of that, our party last Saturday and many others that I've been meaning to load up for the last couple months!

Have a great Christmas Eve and Hanukkah and anything else you may celebrate!

Greg (& Tony)

December 21, 2008

Weirdo sorrow, Rest easy

We lost our huge sweet lovable cat Weirdo today.  I found him this morning at feeding time in a very bad state and when Tony got him to the vet they were able to stabilize him some and told us it was heart disease, a little while later they called and said he took a turn for the worse and we weren't able to save him.

 I found him in a snowstorm years ago in a cat carrier beside the road--some asshole had ditched him declawed in the snow and very sick.  After we brought him home and got him well (after many thousands of dollars and operations) he fit in well at the house, except for his overeating.  He had to stay separated from the others most of the time or he would eat everything.  He was always a big cat and very sweet and we loved him terribly and will miss him very badly.  It's a very bad day today..