Bomb Cyclones, Books, Plays, Movies, TV….

Yesterday was  Da Bomb…

As in ‘Bomb Cyclone’ which hit NYC around 5am.

The winter storm pummeled the city with a mixture of snow, freezing temperatures and strong winds.

Of all days, the dogs would not perform their daily ablutions, forcing us to head to Central Park at 6am in blizzard conditions.


Thousands of flights were canceled, schools were closed…wish I could have channeled the ‘school is not in session’ enthusiasm that I experienced during my youth.

We returned home with wet dogs, soaked paws and coats, even though their feet were ensconced in booties and they had donned their overpriced winter coats.

The outside melee spilled into the living room.

I spent the next 60 minutes trying to find inclement weather mats which run $200.

I then had to get down on my hands and knees and rid the hardwood floor of salt stains and excess water…boo hoo.

That was all before 7:30am.

My form of early morning entertainment was perusing excerpts from “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” author Michael Wolff’s new book chronicling Trump’s farcical and anxiety-riddened first year.

Trump administration high ranking officials declared Agent Orange a moron…”For Steve Mnuchin and Reince Priebus, he was an ‘idiot.’ For Gary Cohn, he was ‘dumb as sh-t.’ For H.R. McMaster he was a ‘dope.’ The list went on.”

All the rhetoric warmed my heart on a bitter cold day.

I also enjoyed the fact that Communications Director, Hope Hicks, is viewed as “the real first daughter” and Ivanka the Real Housewife of Washington D.C.

Loved that Ivanka envisions herself as the first women president.

Her hair dye has clearly infiltrated her brain.

I am housebound so, drum roll please, I respectfully submit my 2018 List of Entertaining Recommendations:

Goodbye, Vitamin, a touching novel  by Rachel Khong.
Farinelli and the King, a unique Broadway play with Oscar winner, Mark Rylance.
SMILF, a Showtime TV series that debuted in November starring, created, written, and directed by Frankie Shaw about a single mother struggling to keep her life from falling apart. Rosie O’Donnell is outstanding as her bipolar mother. The show was just renewed for a second season.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri-Thought provoking, impressive acting (Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson) The film’s narratives of female power and revenge is timely.
Molly’s Game-Jessica Chastain shines. Based on a true story, the movie is insightful, cleverly written and directed by Aaron Sorkin. It’s an entertaining, intelligent ride.
The Post-Merly Streep is fabulous and her part blossoms in strength of character. The movie is  quite timely, showcasing women’s role in the workplace and highlighting the struggle for journalistic freedom during the Nixon era which mirrors Trump’s fake news accusations.
Start 2018 with some pleasurable diversions.
Hope you enjoy as much as I did.

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