Monthly Archives: January 2012

66 High St: Madison, CT

Interesting what you find in restrooms once you start to take notice. I can only guess that this building at one time housed a factory with chemicals. Why else would there be eye wash in the restroom? I was there for the Insane Sidewalk Sale. Lots of shop kiosks with great bargains and a convivial crowd, many of whom I knew, wandering around with bags of loot. Good fun.

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Quest Diagnostis: Essex, CT

Some of these medical restrooms have some pretty scary stuff in them.  I rinsed my hands in warm water and left as quickly as possible. Don't know why I used this office as they are always snarky and keep you waiting even if you have an appoinment.  My advise is to go to Old Saybrook. Runs on time and everyone is cheerful.

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Obstetrics, Gynecology& Menopause Physicians, PC: Essex, CT

Posted in My Life, Signage, Strange |

With a name like this group of doctors has, is it any wonder that there are so many rules about how to behave in the restroom? Best not to use it unless instructed to I say.

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Puket Cafe: Wethersfield, CT

I am catching another trend in solo restrooms these days... the ability to lounge by yourself before or after using the toilet.  Or invite all your friends in to watch you pee?  Think you get a good feel for the decor of the restaurant and I must say the food was mighty tastey in this tiny strip mall Thai cafe.  Look for the Dunkin Donuts sign as it is right next door and easy to miss.

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Amtrak N. E. line

Posted in My Life, Out & About |

This is what I think of as the Metro North look.  Is this another result of government cutbacks?

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Les Halles: Manhattan

I much prefer this method of providing adequate toilet paper to the all too pervasive huge metal structures found in most restrooms. In the old days Anthony Bourdain used to preside over the kitchen here.  He still consults and can occassionally be found holding court at one of the banquettes. A good place for solid French bistro food.

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Orso: Manhattan

This is one of my favorite pre or post theater restaurants. I have had many a delicious meal and seen many a lucious star here. Better be brushed up on your Roman heros however or you might end up in the wron rest room.  Hint: Women should enter the door with Medus'a head.

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National Academy Museum: Manhattan

Posted in Decor, Out & About |

This is one of the lesser known gems of the New York art world in my opinion.  The old mansion is a beauty and the art is never hung in a way that detracts from its original beaux arts architectural features.  There are always well and lesser known artists to discover in the bienniel show which is on now.  Love the funky, phallic light fixture too.

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Museo del Bario: Manhattan

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The museum recently finished a major renovation which included redoing the exterior facade of the building.  Judging from the condition of this sink in the ladies' room for the administrative offices, they did not lavish any of those dollars on themsleves.  A far cry from the fun, tile lines restroom off the main gallery!

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Applejack Cafe: Manhattan

Every once in a while I just cannot wait for the Laidies' room to be empty, so I use the Mens'. Only if it is a one holer of course.  I was quite surprised to find this promotion in a Greek owned cafe with only bearable food and unbearable service. Can't remember the last time I met such a hauty waitstaff. Must be a connection between that and this poster, but I haven't figured it out yet.

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