Monthly Archives: October 2010

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Where’s My Bacon?

I’m at a McCormick and Schmick’s restaurant with a date. As we peruse the cocktail menu I see a drink that almost gives me an orgasm – a dirty Grey Goose martini with olives stuffed with blue cheese and bacon. “I’m so getting that,” I

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Labyrinth

I’m standing in the middle of a corn maze in Chester, New Jersey and I’m pissed. “I hope you’re happy,” I say to my friend Alicia. “We’re lost.” “What’s the point of going to a corn maze if you don’t get lost?” she says. “That’s

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Additional Book Tour Dates

I’ll also be at these places! Wednesday, November 17th Barnes & Noble at Boston University Bookstore 660 Beacon Street Boston, Massachusetts 7:00 PM Monday, November 22nd RJ Julia Booksellers 768 Boston Post Rd. Madison, Connecticut 7:00 PM

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Book Tour

Keep the Change is coming out November 2nd and I’ll be hitting the road for a book tour. Here’s a list of the dates and places. If you can make it, I’d love to see you! Wednesday, November 03, 2010 07:30 PM BARNES & NOBLE

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Seduced by a Preposition

I’m driving along a Jersey highway when I see a sign that reads, The Mall at Short Hills. “God, I hate that,” I say to my friend Alicia. “The Mall at Short Hills. So friggin pretentious.” For those of you who have never heard of

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The Early Word

The first reviews are in for Keep the Change! Take a look! “I’m not sure what the proper etiquette is for tipping authors, but we should all give a nice bonus to Steve Dublanica for writing such a funny and surprising book on this oft-overlooked

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Sonic Boom

It’s the week before my gallbladder operation and I want a few last hurrahs before my digestive system goes into hibernation. So my friend Ray I pull into a Sonic off Route 46. “I’ve never been to one of these places before,” I say. “You’ll

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Hypochondria for Profit

I went to the doctor the other day for my post-op follow up. Everything is good, though my blood tests showed some little things that need to be investigated. Nothing serious mind you, just an overabundance of caution on the surgeon’s part. Of course, no

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A Tipping Afternoon

It’s a crisp autumn afternoon and I’m in a car hunting for parking on the Upper West Side. Unfortunately, finding a spot in this neighborhood is like trying to find a virgin in a whorehouse. Luckily I’m not driving. I’m convalescing you know. “Is that

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Nice Versus Decent

I’m leaving a hibachi place in Paramus, NJ when I see a Mercedes SUV swing into a handicapped spot. Two well-dressed parents with three equally bespoke children walk out of the car and into the restaurant. The adults are slim and in shape and none