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Jul 20, 2018 12:54PM
Nice day yesterday. Breakfast was leftover duck leg & French bread. Got a haircut (trim) and style, then bought a new carry-on spinner (Brics) with a U-shaped handle that won't let my tote bag flop around—fancier trim (leather) than my Rimowa (which we'll check, full of laundry—we each get two free bags but that still makes only one each). A few oz. heavier than the Rimowa, but will still fit overhead, has the same zippered interior covers, with zippered pockets the Rimowa doesn't. Bigger wheels, but will still roll as smoothly. And $200 cheaper (half the price) as the Rimowa Salsa Air (my current one, with that monopole handle) and 1/3 the price of the Salsa, the next Rimowa up (with a less secure interior section—one half is open with only elastic strap, so some stuff could tumble out if I put it on the luggage rack wrong side up, which is a pet peeve of mine with almost every other hardsider of any size and brand I’ve ever owned except the Rimowa base model Salsa Air line).
Bob walked to Times Sq. and got tickets to “Come From Away.” WOW! Best show I’ve seen since “Tommy,” maybe better. (Springsteen was $1K—we’ll wait till autumn, and spend some of that lump-sum backdated Soc. Security check I just got—they decided to start my benefits as of January 1, rather than now). Had he come back with “SpongeBob” tickets, that might have been grounds for divorce...just kidding...maybe.
Pre-show dinner, before the leisurely mile walk to the theater, was at Pazzo Notte: huge tricolor salad, pizza Margherita (Roman/New Haven style, oblong, hand-tossed, shatteringly thin crust), and spaghetti Bolognese—we shared all three courses and still had leftovers! After the show, for old times’ sake, we went to Junior’s for cherry cheesecake and a chocolate egg cream. The latter wasn’t as good as I remember from childhood—modern Fox’s U-Bet is too sweet and not chocolatey enough—I make mine with Hershey’s; and made according to directions marked on the glass (syrup first, then milk, then seltzer). I put the milk in first and then pump the syrup into the center or down the side of the glass, as the soda jerks of my youth did—keeps the milk & syrup from mixing until you start adding seltzer and then stirring, which makes that iconic pristine white latte-esque head. As to the cheesecake, even though we shared it we still have leftovers. Breakfast was one small slice each of cold pizza, no room for cheesecake.
Heading down the block for the timeshare presentation. We’re practicing: “no, no, no...”
Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters....
9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right
11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast
12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)