The Best Motto

Gd, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannon change
Courage to change the things I can
And the wisdom to know the difference.

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

You woke up this morning - Congratulations! You got another chance!

Monday, August 02, 2010


Recently, MBS started a very serious discussion with her Grandmother about her shoes – well, she is a girl, after all. The said conversation concluded, of course, with a request to acquire a very specific kind of footwear for Golden Delicious – but that is just the title.

After painstakingly describing the necessary shoes in all the glorious details, MBS suggested to her Yummy to inquire of Papi as to where the said shoes could be acquired!

Now, yours truly has a basic map of city’s libraries and bookstores committed to memory; I can give you subway directions better than half of the MTA employees; I know where to acquire a great cup of coffee or a kosher meal (or at least a snack) in your wanderings around Manhattan; but fashion plate I am empathically not! Nobody who knows me well would ever ask me about the best place for any kind of fashion acquisition – nobody who is an adult, that is.

In the unshakable logical perception of my niece, if Papi knows where the huge, three story candy shop is, or how to get to a shiny chocolate store, or how to visit Mickey by going on choo choo train, then Papi is the best go to person when you need a specific pair of shoes (at least I think so). I love you, my big Curly Gnome!


Moshe said...

Why not just google them?

Dina said...

what kind of shoes?

Barb Chansky said...

Moshe, my mom is not very computer savvy, so googling is out:)
Dina, I don't remember exactly - some kind of killer mary janes:)

Moshe said...

Wasn't the question about finding shoes directed at you?
Can you put up a legend on the side. All the abbreviations are getting confusing. :p

Barb Chansky said...

dude, you are so literal:) the whole point of the story is a joke, for goodness sakes:)
on the other - you read my mind - I wanted to put a cast of characters on my side bar:)

Moshe said...

really confused...