Things I learned this Summer ! Plus …Kickin’ butt on the web!

So what did I learn the past summer in the Hamptons? TONS… let me share with you a few of the things.

1) Free internet exists on the Long Island Expressway! All you have to do is drive the two hours behind the Jitney and your Zip Car is now an office on wheels! Send e mails… do research and look at actor Mark Feurstein (They guy from Royal Pains- I don’t know him either) for the entire two hours! Thank you Hampton Jitney and please only use this service when your a passenger!!! DID I REALLY NEED TO SAY THAT!? YEP! Speaking of which…

2) You must assume every driver during the summer is texting while driving. I’ve seen more Range Rovers plow through cross walks this summer than ever before. I’m surprised more people weren’t killed this summer all because someone had to tell their girlfriend they were “LOL”-ing!

3) Jodi Della Famina ruined every single back of the road “short cut” in the Hamptons! Traffic now get’s backed up on Scuttle Hole Road on a TUESDAY!! #$****$#!!

4) Thursday is the new Friday and Monday is the new Sunday. How come when I worked in the city, I had to work every Friday and Monday? (Insert working at Roy Rogers joke here) What do these people do for a living? I mean is everyone a trust funder??!

5) There’s a new word in the Hamptons vocabulary. It’s called Madoffreude! It’s kind of like Schadenfreude .. you know where people derive pleasure from the misfortunes of others. Madoffreude is taking great pleasure in the fact that someone you know of got ripped off by Bernie Madoff.

Wasn’t it just a great summer!?

Finally a little bragging about where I work. I’m a little biased yes, but Prudential Dougals Elliman just launched it’s new $1,000,000+ web site this week and wow!! What am I talking about ?!?!? It’s a cross between facebook and cracK…the equivelent of real estate narcotics.. totally addicting! The full screen images, the tracking of listings and the fact that it also has the listings from PDE and other companies as well really makes this a game changer! So if you’re thinking about searching for a property on say the UPPER WEST SIDE or Soho.. why go to 4 or 5 different websites you can look on just one! Cool huh!? Go to and register on the site to get updates about new listings that fit your criteria. You may want to pick an agent’s name when you register… AHEM… or not… either way go to site and check it out!

Cutchogue is NOT in the Hamptons folks!

Sorry, yes again that I haven’t blogged in a while, but I was actually busy with guests, guests, guests and work. Thank god things are better and things are moving again on the East End, I mean real estate not my guests… they’re all lazy as hell!

So, back when I wasn’t busy my friend Denise sent me an e mail to be an extra on the TV show “Royal Pains.” You know the one on USA network?! Well actually I never saw or heard of it either. Well, the show is about a doctor that works in the Hamptons and stars Mark Feuerstein. He was the guy who was Mel Gibson’s buddy in “What Women Want.” Yeah, I don’t remember him either. He was also on some show on NBC I can’t remember and he was the star of that too. I guess I’ll have to google him and put his picture up here.

So given the opportunity of getting to collaborate in such an illustrious production as ROYAL PAINS, why didn’t I jump at the opportunity!? See the lovely e mail sent below!

Thank you so much for your submission and interest in the production of USA’s 2nd Season hit show “Royal Pains”. We will be shooting an amazing vineyard party scene that will feature Hamptons high-society. This will be shooting at The Pelegrini Vineyards at the East End of the North Fork in the Pellegrini Estate. Their website says “Located in Cutchogue, the sunniest town in New York State, with climate and annual rainfall parallel to Bordeaux, France.” The green grounds are gorgeous which will set the tone for this upscale event where you must be in attendance! The scene will be shooting on Monday, June 7th.

(I omitteed a bunch of P.R. blabber)

As a heads up- It probably will be very early mornings and we hope that mother nature will give us beautiful weather, but as you know the way film/ television production operates is on a challenging last minute basis. We never know the exact call time until the director sets it the night before the actual shoot. That’s why we ask for you to clear your schedule for the shoot day(s) and them we confirm you with a check in # and voice mail # literally the day before you work and you have to call in that night to retrieve the call time as soon as its set by production. The same idea goes to how long the day will be. The director calls a wrap on set each day when they get the shots planned for that day. Therefore in order to be given a spot, you MUST have an open availability on the date in which we confirm.

Thank you so much for your time and participation, we look forward to your response and seeing you on set!

EARLY!?!? ALL DAY AND POSSIBLY ALL WEEK!?!?!?! Um if I’m going to give up a day or possibly a week of my time, it ain’t gonna be for a vineyard in Cutchogue where the only celebrity I’m likely to see is someone named Mark Feuerstein for godsakes! I’d rather hang out at the American Hotel on Sunday to listen to Stephen Gaines radio show. Now there is star power!!! Besides if you want to make a series about the Hamptons make set it in a real estate office or a Starbucks! NOW THAT’S THE REAL HAMPTONS!