dear march, come in ...



but
 please 
leave 
your
 gray skies and snow 
elsewhere

saturday
 the sun
 the lack of icy winds
 belied
 the low temperature
i did errands 


sunday
i beautified
afterward
on my way home
snow flurries


oh march you are a stinker


zeke and shadow


walking up from the subway on friday afternoon
 i couldn't help but notice
 these two gorgeous pups

 i stopped
 i asked the young man holding them
 if i could take a photo 

sure 
he said

 i crouched down 
you know
 as soon
 as you crouch
 in front of a dog 
they're
 right
 there
 nose in your face

 we got them to sit 
but
 no sooner did i get them in frame 
than
 zeke decided
 to 
sniff me

 it was useless to try
 tho i did
 to get another shot or two
 but
 they just were more interested in me 
than in being photographed for my blog

a new trick

Your cat pulled the untoasted English muffin half out of the toaster and was chewing on it by the scratch-box…   this is not a good trick!

MY cat????????

The one with the really long hair...

well  .. I hope you gave him a smack and that you remember he’s a thief and don’t leave food anywhere unattended  …

The muffin was IN THE TOASTER!!!






















participating in Weekly Top Shot

etiquette









clearly
unimpressed
 with
 the subway etiquette signage 
this dude 
had
 that whole side of the train for himself
 trust me
 when others sat beside him
 he did not rein it in

men like him 
are 
truly obnoxious
especially 
during rush hour















thanks to Hilary for a POTW nod
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everyone's talking

about the weather
 we're lucky here in nyc
we havent had the horrific snow
boston
 and
 other parts of new england have had
 nor
 the insane low temps of the midwest
 tho 
hitting 1 with a windchill of negative numbers
 has given us 
the dubious distinction
 of
 breaking the record set back
 in
 who cares 
when
 or
 how cold
 it is

 when its cold
 damn it 
its cold 

i dont see
 how 
minus 15 differs from minus 1

 its frickin' cold
 stay in

  we had snow falling
 on
 saturday most of the afternoon into the night
 then
 it turned to sleet
 then
 it warmed up

 normally
warming up
is
 something to be glad about
 except 
the warm
 let things melt enough
 to turn to ice 
once 
the warm wasn't so warm
 anymore

me
 personally
 i did my saturday erranding
 then
 hie'd it home
 to
 sit on the couch with toonman
 under the fabulous mohair throw
 my friend hilary at crazy as a loom made 
watching shows 
we recorded earlier in the week 

sunday
 i went out
 braved the slush lakes at the intersections 
knowing full well 
monday morning
 walking to the subway
 would be treacherous

 got beautified
 then home
 to
 stay in
 even
 tho
 the sun
 made me want to go to the park to take pix 
nope
no trekking 
no park photo ops




just these 
taken
 on the way 
to/from 
beautification

stay!




apologies 
for
 the lack of focus

this was taken
 the weekend after christmas

 after getting to midtown
 i reached for my phone
 to snap
 some pix
 of 
the holiday decorations
 on
 the stores along 57th street

no phone
gah
turns out
 my phone
was
 at
 home
 my friend donna
 graciously
 offered her's 

i am not going to blame it on her photo app
 no
 i am fessing up

 i was
 walking
 talking 
snapping away

 doing that
 almost
guarantees
 a blurry
 not focused 
photo

 my bad


long long story short, promise

i had a taste 
a bad taste
 of 
what its like to be a victim of identity theft 

long long story short 

i got an email from my cable provider
 advising
 they were implementing
 the changes to my account
 i made

 whoa

 i didnt make no changes
 no changes were made by moi 

two telephone conversations later
a 3rd receiver 
spanish language versions of several premium channels
 were removed 

a second password 
was added

 i still dont understand 
how 
someone knew i had that provider
 and
 had my home phone and/or address 
those 
were 
the only security used
to identify a subscriber

not any more

 i also worry
 what else this person knows or plans to do 

i feel very violated