Tuesday, May 25, 2004

My Dad in Men's Fitness

I already know my dad, Elton Strauss, MD, is a great Orthopedic Surgeon, at Mt. Sinai Hospital, but if I read Men's Fitness, like James Wang does, I would also know he is an expert on "Saturday Night Palsy."

Read his advice here.

Some other recent press mentions:
and here.

Friday, May 21, 2004

Minolta Dimage X

Many people who have seen my photos have asked me what camera I am using.

I use a really cool tiny digital called the Minolta Dimage X. It was truly revolutionary when I plopped down $350 in March of 2002. It has 2.1 megapixels and has a real James Bond air about it, because of it's sleek design. Since I purchased "the X" it's been re-introduced a few times. It's on it's 4th generation.

I love the compact style (size of a deck of cards), but I find the images a little soft sometimes, and low megapixels makes it not so good for big prints. But if you are all about snapshots and online posting this is the camera for you.

I am more likely to bring it with me than a larger camera, because it fits in my pocket, has good battery life, plus, it can zoom 3x without physicaly extending the lens. It records images on secure digital cards (SD) and has a USB plug that connects to any Mac as well as all the rest.

The newest edition is the Dimage XG 3.2 Megapixels $260
Previous Version is the Dimage X20 2 Megapixels $160

Sunday, May 16, 2004

Arizona Trip

What to do in Arizona:

Westin Kierland. The river raft type swimming pool was just what the M.D. ordered.
Amara Resort Best value I have seen in a while. Very modern decor and amenities. Great staff. Tremendous red rock views.
The Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain Pure luxury. The Spa was the best ever, infinity pool so relaxing, and Mountainside casitas very romantic.

Pink Jeep Tours We could not stomach the broken arrow off road roller coaster tour, but we had enough rocking and rolling on our way to see the fascinating ancient ruins.
Horse Back Riding Sunset horse back ride.
Daily Hikes Hikes in Sedona and the Camelback Mountain in Phoenix.

Special thanks to:
- Aunt Bonnie, Kevin and KJ for taking us for two unforgettable dinners, giving us good tips, and showing us your great home.
- Chris and Abby for a great brunch at the Wrigley Mansion
- Dad for treating us to a Hot Air balloon ride even though we ran out of time and couldn't go.

Saturday, May 15, 2004

FDNY Cousin

My Cousin Jonathan is in his last week of training with the NY Fire Dept. Next week he is on the job! This Sat was family day where we saw the firefighters go through all kinds of drills. We could not be more proud.

Sent From Eric Strauss' Cell Phone

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Recipe for Success

As most of you know my sister is a "Rock Star." Not the type that motivates women to fling their undergarments on stage. More like the type that makes men propose over the internet (True story).

My sister Elisa Strauss owns her own company creating amazing sculpted works of art out of cake. It's called Confetti Cakes and Elisa is being profiled on the Food Network's: Recipe for Success. It's a must see.

Of course she has been featured on Good Morning America, The View, The John Walsh Show, Sex and the City and won the wedding cake competition on the Today Show, but this is two full segments just on her!

Food Network: May 22nd at 2PM

Check out ConfettiCakes online

Saturday, May 01, 2004