iconic view and a water tower

walking across the brooklyn bridge 
you get to a point
 where
 you look over to your left
 to see
 dumbo
 (down under the manhattan bridge overpass)

 through the buildings
 you can see 
the manhattan bridge

 far less famous
 but
 in many ways
 more attractive

a
photo
so
 many take
its considered
iconic

 if you look to the right 
you can see
 a water tower
also iconic
(big wink)

 ta da!


yawn

excuse me
for
 not having the energy
 for
 a real post
 i walked 7 miles today, sunday, i am exhausted

 not sure
 if my 
feet or legs
 are more achy

  i walked across the brooklyn bridge
 it was a great walk
 a lovely day
 the sunshine
 fresh air
 have wiped me out

 so
 i leave you
 with
 this image
of
 the cats sleeping on toonman's desk



It’s one of those days for takin' a walk outside

we took
 a long walk 
in
 riverside park
 saturday

 neither of us 'cared'
 which direction 
which path
 so we just started walking 
we got to the point
 just past the community gardens



 where 
we either
 turn to head back
 or
 walk the next leg uptown 

we opted
 to go
 in
 a whole new direction

 we headed
 down
 a sloping path past a hillside of daffs



through the underpass 


along the river


down to 72nd street

up
past
 the basketball courts


it was the kind of day
everyone was out


waiting


he was waiting
 outside
 europan
 on thursday morning

 when i knelt down
 to take his photo
 i said hi there
 and 
his tail started wagging 

what a cutie

 his person was inside getting coffee
 i guess

 i know
 not 
every
 city/state
 prohibits
animals inside restaurants or any store that sells food
 but
 thats the law here in nyc 
so i get to see a lot of pups waiting outside 
if not for that
 i wouldn't have a saturday feature

tech #4

yes
 there have been
 4 techs
 come by
 since 
the original installation
 back in early march

 as i have said
 every one
 has
 'the'
 solution

 none
fix
the
problem


the latest tech came on wednesday
 he said
 the signal is strong
 its not the dvr box
 its not the remote
 (one call to t-w got me a person who was insistent the problem was the remote ... it wasn't) 

he decided
 the connection thingies
 those metal male/female
 'plugs' 
at the ends 
of 
the cables/wires
 were old
 lets replace them

nope
didnt fix the problem

 next up
 will be someone
 to
 run/drop
 a new
 cable
 cord
 wire
 whateverthefuckitscalled
 from
 the roof top
 where the 'feed' comes into the building
down
 into
 our apartment

 since toonman is always home
 no specific appointment has been made 

when the tech who does that task is in the 'hood 
he'll call and come by

 lovely 

meanwhile
 we watch a picture that does all sorts
 of 
funny
 skewing
 pixelation

 yesterday
 watching jeopardy
 the heads and bodies of the contestants
 remained solid
 their middles
 went off 
to the left or was it to the right

 no matter

  i want to go on record here
 as i have to toonman
 the problem 
began
 when
 the new hr dvr box which had no picture-in-picture capability
 was
 switched
 for 
one that had

 i believe
 the hd dvrs with p-in-p
 are not the newest
 and 
therefore
 not compatible
 with the high def signal

 you know 
that rule
 that saying
  'once you have eliminated the impossible,
 whatever remains,
 no matter how improbable, 
must be the truth'

 just sayin'

i believe 
we are at that point

 we can call it 
'daryl's law'


egg hunt!

faberge
 is sponsoring
 the big egg hunt nyc
 there are over 260 egg sculptures
 across nyc's 5 boroughs
 i 'collected' 12 on the upper west side
 this past week
 one was the magnolia bakery
 another was in the american folk art museum
 the other 10 were in the time-warner center
 in fact
 there are 2 more there
 that 
i didn't get photos of 
 gotta go back i guess 

here's a link the website


from the top left: The Egg of Light, Glitch in Reality, Mama, Papa and Eggless, Nest Egg, Brooklyn Symphony EGGestra, I am the Eggman, Middlebook Egg, Fradki Egg, Origami Egg, The Unbreakable Happiness, Furstenberg Egg, and A  New Worldview

artsy fartsy wednesday






this week you get the photo before the whine

i hit this image
 with
 a little snapseed
 it was a wonderful app
 from nikon
 then
 google bought it 

if you use anything google has acquired
 you know what i mean

 google and time-warner 
should
 merge
 cannabalize itself
 do the world a favor
 yes
 the problem with our television reception 
for which we pay monthly a ridiculous amount of money
is
 still
 not
 resolved

we have met
 3 really nice techs 
who all seem to know their jobs
 each time
 they are
 sure 
its fixed

 i think the issue 
is
 the picture in picture capable dvr box

 why

 well 
because 
when we got the new hd dvr box
 it did not include
 p-in-p

the subsequent hd dvr boxes
 have
 all
 had 
that option
 and
 all
 have
 also
 filled out screen with pixilation

 today
 wednesday
 tech #4
 will be coming over
 to see
 if he can fix things

 i am not holding my breath

remember
 when i told you
 i was interviewed/photographed

  its now on instagram
you can click
  here
 if you'd like to see it

that is all

sunday stuff

i know
 you're reading this on monday
 i wrote it on sunday
 blogging
 was meant to be
 of the moment
 interactive
but
  it doesn't seem to work that way

 i got my mani/pedi
 essie's lollipop 
seemed
 like a good choice
 for
 a sunshine filled day
 the wind was less harsh
 if you walked in the sun
 if felt good
 the shade felt
 cooler
 chilly

 i got my hair done
 its a lot fuller this week
 it needs a shaping
 i need to get that done 

toonman and i took a walk in the park we left the apartment around 3 not a good time for the big camera too many shadows i took along the iPhone it took some interesting photos on its one this one made me laugh i think i was brushing the hair out of my eyes

i took some photos of this adorable dog not a single one of the several i know i took showed up on the camera roll but i did get a lot of random shots i did not intentionally take




and
 this one 
which 
i did 
take



oh and time-warner?
its on-going