Here’s the story of how we got to the iWatch.  This will be the first time I pay more than $50 for a watch in my whole life.  (Charles, as you may recall my telling you, had a watch that cost THREE HUNDRED dollars  . . . wait for it . . . wait for it . . . wait for it . . . to clean!  Which he had to do every year or two.  And is why he was the fashion designer and I was the guy telling you to buy cans of tuna in bulk on sale.)  But I live for April 24 . . . which is to say, given the mayhem that will doubtless surround the launch, a minute after midnight Pacific time today, April 10 — when I presumably pre-ordered mine but didn’t tell you about this yesterday for fear you’d get in line before me.


Could you never have seen “The Princess Bride“?  I assume you have, and assume you loved it — as folks as disparate as Pope John Paul II and Bill and Chelsea Clinton did — in which case I commend for your weekend power-walking pleasure Cary Elwes’s As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride, read by Wesley himself.  This may not seem like the manliest recommendation I’ve ever made in this space — I am a guy who insists his server bring him his pomegranate margerita in “a manly glass,” not one of those dainty martini glasses, because, as I explain to her, “I have masculinity issues” — but this is a movie about swordplay and pirates and giants — and rodents of unusual size — and, of course, about true love.  What could be more manly than that?

Have a great weekend.


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