OK, so it's 10:25. I've just returned from an exciting little excursion. I decided to go walk around at the Grand Central Market. But on the way downstairs, I decided to throw caution to the wind and be impulsive and adventurous...I turned left then left again and started power walking down Lexington Avenue. I walked confidently with purpose. I dug deep inside and mustered up the New Yorker in me. It was really cold but not raining. I had my bling hoody on, jeans, purple crocs, I felt pretty in step with the people around me. I had a lot of company. Lots of couples, groups of friends, Asian tourists, 1 yelling crazy man who stopped occasionally to curse and dig thru trash cans. I tried to breathe in the city. I kept looking up. NYC is all about the vertical. Tower after tower. Pretty soon I passed the Waldorf Astoria. Beautiful and majestic. I turned right on a street. Turned left again. I think I was on 3rd Avenue by this time. Maybe. I walked past Bloomingdales. I decided I wanted to find a little Italian place to eat at. I stopped and read the menu at one. Didn't sound too bad, but there were no customers. That could be a problem. So I kept walking. Turned down another street, maybe 59th or 60th. Came upon a neon sign that said "Patsy's Coal-Fired Pizzas." This was definitely the place I was looking for. There's a really great place in Scottsdale called "Patsy Grimaldi's." They have coal-fired pizzas which are fantastic. I was sure this place would be similar in taste. I wasn't disappointed. I ordered a calzone loaded with incredibly creamy ricotta, really fresh mozzarella, and spicy pepperoni. They topped it with fresh basil and gave me a gravy boat filled with delicious marinara for dipping. It was a very vibey little place. Super-loud in a boisterously friendly way. I decided to order a cannoli to save for breakfast. I hope it's still fresh in the morning. I set it by the window which is a pretty cold spot in the room. In fact, Daphne has had a piece of cheesecake cooling on the windowsill since Thursday nite. She and Marianne are convinced that it will be good as new for at least a few more days. I also brought half of my calzone back...if Daphne's window cooling system works out for me, I could have that for breakfast on Monday!