water tower (almost) wordlessly


okay
 so maybe
 not wordlessly

 see the two tanks?
 and
 at no extra charge
 a lot of escher-ishy fire escapes

 this building
 is 
uptown 
around 100 street off riverside drive 

weekend recappage

came home thursday evening
 looking forward
 to 
a relaxing but not slothful weekend 

friday
 i met a friend
 we went to riverside park

 i wanted to walk down 
to 
the wine bottle sculpture


 i had heard about
 in
 an area 
called clinton 
along the hudson river portion 
of 
the park 
that edges the river
 of the same name 
on
 the westside of manhattan

 however
 first 
we had to have lunch 

we opted
 for
 pier 1 cafe



 usually
 jam packed
 with
 new yorkers visiting the park
 on weekends
 it was practically deserted
 at 
12ish on friday


i had a burger 
my friend opted for chicken fingers

 in no rush
 we sat 
we ate 
we chatted 
then 
we walked
the skies were threatening 
but never let loose


 we stopped at all the art
 i have shown you in past posts 


along the way
 she got
 a shot


i was focusing on some dying but interesting flowers

saturday
 i had wanted to join a walk
across
 the george washington bridge 
 a visit
 to the little red lighthouse

my heavy lens was necessary 
my backs been a bit wonky
i decided a long walk schlepping a heavy lens was not in the cards

instead
toonman and i 
took
 a short walk uptown in the park
we missed an event
"unleashed"
not sure 
what it was about
 but
 the clean up was interesting



the skies
 were
 pretty amazing
 on 
our way back


sunday 
was spent beautifying

one evening i forget which we watched divergence 
it was a decent book but the movie was meh

not as active a weekend as i had hoped
what did you do?

letting it go





i just wrote
 a 
long rant

 sat back
 looked at it
 hit 
delete

 .. 

its fridaycation

i am going to let it go

you say tomato ...

did i mention 
one of the lawyers i work with
 brought me
 some heirloom tomatoes 

we'd had a conversation
 not long ago
 about
 pretty 
fruit and flowers

 bred to look good
they are beautiful
 they lack
 however
 any
taste or aroma 

my mom told me
 the worse the tomatoes in the market look
 the better they taste 

in florida
 she told me
 they ship out 
only 
the best looking produce 
they keep the ugly stuff
 for in-state consumption

 when he gave me the tomatoes 
he said
 these are tomatoes 
your mom
 would
 have 
loved



he's right

water tower sunset


one evening
 during
 the 
super moon
 i went
 up to the roof 
because 
'they'
said
as soon as the sun set
 you'd be able
 to 
see
 the moon rise
 in
 the 
eastern sky

yeah 
well
 no

 nevertheless
 i took
 a few photos
 of 
the rooftops 
water towers
 and
 clouds

 that fence
 is
 to keep people
 like me
from falling
off
the roof 

i had such good intentions

i had
 such
 good intentions

 i was going
 to get out 
with 
the big camera
 on
 friday

 i did get out
 i did walk
 but
 i didnt take the camera

 i 'only' walked
 to
 columbus circle
 to the time-warner mall/shops 
with 
a stop on the way 
at
 apple
 to get toonman
 a stand-alone dvd drive
 because
 the uber expensive apple iMac 
no longer
 comes
 with
 a dvd drive


 we got apple
 on
 the phone
 to 
help him
 transfer files applications etc 
from
 his old iMac to the new 
he calmed down
but
 there was a moment 
when
 he was all
 send it back we can buy an old one

yeah
 no

the weekly visit
 to
 zabars 
to
dry cleaners 
was
 all i got done

 saturday
 was
 a 
total me day 
i had my monthly massage and facial
 got my hair washed/blown dry
 picked up something to nosh 
i was starving
 after 
all that pampering

 i was hoping to get toonman to take a walk 
but 
he was too involved 
burning dvds
 making back ups 
being 
one with his iMac




speaking
 of
 being one 
with the iMac

harry
 felt the need
 to get in on the action
 on
 toonman's very crowded desk 

see him sleeping between the two machines?

sunday
more 'me' indulgence
mani/pedi
followed by
brunch across town
in a very french bistro
with
a good friend and her sometimes boyfriend
a girl needs weekends like these
but
i still wish
toonman and i
had
gone for a walk

what a face


we were on our way out of the park
 after a quick walk
 down
 to 
the river and back

 i saw this pup
 and
 another
 in 
the grass 
their person
 was
 sitting on a bench

 often
 i just crouch and snap

 usually
 there aren't people with the pups
 when
 there are
 sometimes 
i merely make eye contact before snapping away
 but
this guy
 well 
i could see
 i would need to ask 

i did

 i pointed to the camera i was holding
 nodding toward the dogs

 may i?

  he looked
 at them
 at me
 as long as its not for commercial purposes or for a dog porn site 

somewhat surprised
i said
 no
 its for my blog

 after i took the pix
 toonman and i 
continued
 to walk home 
exchanging looks and shrugs
 he said
 did you get a shot of the little guy he was terrific

 yup
 i did
 and
yup
 he is