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One issue with waiting six months to post a sent postcard is it becomes hard to remember what you were even talking about. We must have had a conversation about how much Scott Tissue sucks at some point? This was funny at the time, I swear.

Also mildly humorous is the fact that I had an entire blank postcard on which to write the date, and still I managed to run into the printed “Ad Nauseum” anyway. Sigh.

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In Search of the Greater Adjutant Stork


I’m not sure why I wrote “Greater Adjutant” on this card. Obviously I was in search of the Lesser Adjutant population. What an absurd mistake. Ha. I know full well that the Bronx Zoo only has Lesser Adjutants – I had researched it ahead of time. What I hadn’t researched is where they’re kept. As it turns out, birds of prey are kept in a different section of the zoo from the rest of the birds, so I didn’t get a chance to see them. Next time!

Jam likes me to make these machine readable so that the blind can enjoy them too; I really ought to do this with every card, but I keep forgetting until I correspond with him. Transcript follows.

June Eighteenth, Two Thousand Twelve
My Dear Jam,
I’m doing better at actually getting out and about in the city these days, exploring more than just the purveyors of spirits. In the past 3 weeks I’ve seen the aquarium, the Prospect Park Zoo, and the Bronx Zoo. I witnessed an enormous snow leopard performing aerial acrobatics as it chased its tail, birds that eat bees, an adorable napping red panda (2 others previously, actually), and a zookeeper who was visibly startled to discover that I was in search of the Greater Adjutant Stork. Ran out of time and never found said bird… plan to return soon. Free music in the park & a BK Cyclones game on deck… I bought the “FEAST-IVAL” ticket for all you can eat hot dogs and watermelon. Life is grand!! Miss you. xoxo Rena

Ports of New York




Hugh came through with this awesome surprise recently. He was just hanging around supporting local businesses and thought I would appreciate some fine wines (said in Hugh or Marino voice). I’m no connoisseur of port, though I really do like it, so I can’t make a judgment here. I will say that I enjoyed the red while watching 30 Rock, and that this little bottle made me very sleepy indeed. I went to bed shortly afterward. Hugh is pretty into TV and sleeping, so I think it was a fitting way to enjoy this lovely gift. I plan on drinking the tawny over some Hulu as well. Thank you, Total P!

A note: In general this blog is about items sent through the US Postal Service, but I’m letting the occasional faster item creep in when I feel like it. I can’t get UPS/FedEx/DHS/Whatever at my regular address, but persistent friends will find that I easily give up the address to my package acceptance service. Ha.