Well, you snooze, you lose. When I got back to the office yesterday after my long Chicago weekend, I had a message on my voicemail from the deputy editor of Time Out New York, asking for confirmation on whether or not Melissa and I share a last name. (As of right now, we don’t.) Today, the Forest Hills article Time Out did with our participation is out, and lo and behold, we have no last names at all! But I doth protest too much. The article is quite good and does a bang-up job of capturing how I actually talk, as in with a lot of exclamation points and out-of-nowhere interjections of trivia. Plus I think we came off the best out of the three Queens neighborhoods profiled — the others being Sunnyside and Jackson Heights, both of which I think have their merits but left their respective TONY profilers unwowed. That’s because the FH rules, of course.
The only other complaint I have is that I am quoted as using the word “puny,” which I’m positive I did not say. Have I ever said “puny”?
But to Kirk and Michael, the TONY crew, if you’re reading this: Great job. Thanks for dropping by, and thanks for calling me “witty,” which I guarantee you I will repeat endlessly at every available opportunity (as in: “Witty!” -Time Out New York). Come back sometime and we’ll take you to another Thai restaurant. And if you ever want to send me to Staten Island or someplace similarly unfashionable for a future piece, oh man, do I ever have vacation days.