summer in the city


means
 seeing
 'lines' 
of
 kids in bright t-shirts 
on the street 
with
 a proportional number of adults 
escorting them
hither and yon

this group
 is
 from
 the jcc aka jewish community center 
on
 amsterdam

mostly likely they're on the way back from playing riverside park

downtown dog walker


yes 
i forgot to post last night

i have 
a good 
an excellent 
excuse

our landline was having issues
thats how it started
how it ended 
was
 after 6-8 calls for tech help
i solved it myself

having being transferred from one person to another
each one promised 
i would find the right person to help 
when they transferred me
but 
the next person
 was as uninformed 
as the last

i spent my fridaycation indoors on the phone
so 
i can honestly say 
i had a fabulous reason
 for 
forgetting
 to 
blog


steamy ...











earlier this week on my way from the subway to the office
as i walked that steam became more like fog 
by the time i got to the office
the whole top of WTC was hidden from view

a whole lotta stuff


on monday
 toonman and i 
went to see a pulmonologist 
way 
uptown

the car 
stopped
 for a red light
i looked out 
at
 all the signs
the entrance to the elevated subway line
the mcdonalds arches
all those signs
and
way off in the distance
i spotted 
a water tower! 

DIY sort of


i cant remember
 if i told you
 that my friend melissa and i
went to ikea
a month ago

 i was looking
 for
replacement shelves
 for
the bathroom



the old one
 on the left
was
very old
 and
beginning
to
fall apart



i found those cool modern sleek shelves on the right
they're actually spice racks

it took some
 out of the box thinking
to get them hung

the walls are tiled
its not easy to find a spot
actually
level spots
within the grout area
to
hammer
in a nail
or
 screw

but
we did it
actually
 melissa did it
but
i
helped!

at the vet


why would i lead with an unfocused photo
well



i wanted to give you an idea 
of
 what it was like
 this past sunday 
at 
city vet 
as
 jack and i 
waited our turn

it was a busy day for dogs of all sizes


 after his check up 
jack
had a mani/pedi


no he didnt
but 
those two adorable techs
 clipped his nails for me

at home 
its a two person job too 
but
 jack definitely does not sit this still

focus fun


my neighbors 
have
 these fabulous stone planters
 along side
 their
 front steps


i wanted to get a macro shot of these plants


but 
the iphone isnt all that great about mid point focusing

i guess
 i need
 to 
start 
schlepping my camera 
again