a non event and some water towers


we have had a non blizzard 

 it got named
 juno

 if you search/type
 #juno 
on
 any social media site
 you'll see lots of snow photos

here's one
 i took 
of
 our street getting shoveled



since its 
Wednesday
here's
a photo
taken
a week or so ago

yes, i've posted 
another
 similar
 shot 
of
 this view

 this 
one 
shows 
water towers
 as well as 
lady liberty 
ellis island
a tanker being escorted out of the harbor


a life of its own

i have a facebook page
 i really 
dont
 visit 
very often

 i find
 if i do stop by
 i am sucked into the vortex
 liking or commenting
 on
 all the
 'what's on your mind'
i have missed since i last stopped by 

that said
 i do share my blog on Facebook
 via
 something called networked blogs 

i also post photos there after travel adventures
 or
  an occasional
 hey look at this photo

recently
i began to share
 my daily world trade center photos 
a series
 i also share via instagram

 sometime ago
 i uploaded an old photo
 seriously
 it was taken in the early 1980s 
by a professional photographer
 at the wedding of my then boss 

i think
 i must have uploaded it as a profile photo
 tho i really can't remember

 anyway
this past weekend 
i got an email from Facebook
advising me
 someone had commented on a photo
 curious
 i clicked over
 to see 
which
 photo 
was getting such a nice comment 

in an effort
 to figure out 
why/when 
i uploaded it
 i checked the comments
below
 the photo 

 one of them
 is
 from me to a friend
 asking 
you dont think i look pregnant

 i really wish
 i remembered
 why 
i posted it 
what spurred me to share it 
(according to the tags i added it to an album labeled 'family' on wednesday, december 24, 2008 at 8:25 PM) 

well 
since it resurfaced 
likely
 due to an instagram friend Liliana Kiraz 
looking through my photos 
(which are set to be seen by friends only) 
i sleuthed this out
 by looking to see 
who 
the first new 'like' was from

 after that  'like'
it took on a life of its own
 garnering
 58 new likes and 57 comments
 (i think that includes the original 3 or 4)

 its sort of fun 
sort of embarrassing
 to have
 so many comments
 about my hair
how i look 

they're all positive reactions
 i should be struttin'
 in a way 
i am 
i am
 also
 sort of 
wondering 
what happened to all that hair 
maybe i need to get a perm 
maybe i need to gain some weight
'cause 
i do recall 
being a lot heavier back then
 hence 
the loose top
 and
 no
 i wasn't pregnant

 that top
 which i still have 
was a favorite of mine 
my mother bought it for me
 during one our mall shopping adventures 

when my parenta lived in florida 
we used to go shopping
 and
 buy each other things
 it was funny even then
 because
 instead of buying ourselves things
 we bought them for each other

 anyway 
here's the photo
  i have turned off the comments
 'cause
 really
 i am not comfortable blowing my own horn


dogs on the street

friday morning
i was on my way to the dentist
 nothing major 
just this year's first cleaning
 i was crossing columbus circle
 when i saw those two women
 and
 their dogs

 i would bet 
they were on their way to the park 
 its just across the street
 from where they are standing

 it was cold out 
not horribly cold 
glove scarf weather
 for sure

 that atmospheric
steam
 is 
courtesy of con ed
 doing
digging
 maintenance 
whatever 
con ed 
does


nothing much

we were supposed
 to 
switch doctors 

i made an appointment a month ago

last night 
we went to our appointments
 to
 learn
 she's leaving the practice in 3 weeks
so we cancelled
 walked home
 had dinner
 watched some excellent television
(justified)

 suddenly it was 9 o'clock
 i am yawning
 then
 i am realizing
 i didnt do a blog post

 what the @#!*

 so
 into
 the photo library i go 

i took this the other morning

 i kinda like it 


the other day

two workmen appeared
schlepping a long rectangular box
in it was 
 tack board 
(i asked for cork board)

 they are installing
it
between the top of my desk
(really a long wood shelf)

 first 
they must move the shelves up
 4 inches

 because
 'they are too low'

 the tack board
 is
 a
 'standard'
 24 includes tall/high

the space
 between 
counter top and shelves
 is 
20 inches

i know this because
it was measured
not 
once
not
twice
but
three times

well
they said
the shelves were installed at the wrong height

well
i said
 the shelves were up 
when the space below them was measured

here's what we can do
they said
we can take the tack board to the shop and cut it to fit
or
we can raise the shelves up 4 inches now

 I opted
 for
 raising the shelves

it seemed
 to be 
the easiest way to go

its another of the stupid interior architectural designs of this office 

thank goodness
 the interior architects
 weren't 
involved
 in
 view!




wednesday not so wordless


this past saturday 
was
 truly frigid

 the sunshine
 led one to believe
 it wasn't as cold
 as it felt
 sort of

 the morning
 when i headed to the eastside
 for 
my monthly massage and facial indulgence
was
 horribly cold
 yet
 when i walked to the crosstown bus
 to 
return to the westside
 it felt 
warmer 
warm enough
 not to put on my gloves

 i had several stops to make
 erranding
 pick up
 drop off 

this photo was taken
 just before
 i realized
 it was still glove wearing weather

there were stops
at 
the eye man looking at new frames for my specs 
 zabars for the weekly nosh replenish
 the dry cleaners to drop off dirty and car hair covered clothes

a very busy afternoon

 in the evening
 we watched some television

 we record almost everything we watch
 then view it on playback
 so we can fast forward commercials
 person of interest 
the return of episodes
 the new syfy network version of 12 monkeys 
another time travel delight 

did you ever notice
 just about all
 time travel stories 
involve watches 
i hadn't til recently
 but 
it seems as if they do 

sunday
 was
 the complete opposite
 of

 saturday
 weatherwise
 it was warm enough for the precipitation
 to be sleety rain vs snow 

dangerous walking conditions
 i was extremely cautious
 i fell 3 times in 2014 
i have
 no intention
 of
 falling 
again
 ever 

westside wendy




December 22, 1947 - January 19, 2013

miss me

when i come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room
why cry for a soul set free?

miss me a little
but 
not too long 
and
not with your head bowed low

remember the love we once shared
miss me
but 
let me go

for this is a journey that we all must take
and each must go alone
its all a part of the master plan
a step on the road to home

when you are lonely and sick of heart
go to the friends we know
bury your sorrows in doing good deeds

miss me
but 
let me go

goodbye wendy 
you are much loved
you will be much missed
author unknown 

toby

these aren't the best photos
 but
 they are 
the only ones i could find
 of
 our wonderful vet's dog
 toby

 toby 
was
 the inspiration for the toby project
 which 
neuters and spays dogs and cats for free

 no pun intended
 its the pet project
 of
 our fabulous vet
dr andy kaplan

 sadly 
toby died at the end of december 

i learned of it earlier this week

 he was a great dog 
he will be much missed