my sky/thursday in the hood

that patch of blue 
peeking 
through the buildings 
made my walk 
across lower Manhattan 
a week or so ago 
more pleasant ... 









Created by Dot, perfected by Tom, now hosted by Klaus and the Skywatch Team, of Wren, Sylvia, Fishing Guy and Sandy at the Sky Command Center!

miscellaneous monday

Most Sundays I visit the GreenFlea on Columbus Avenue at 77th Street.  For the last few months, there's been a very unique furniture booth where I always stop to drool , er, admire the designs.  This past weekend I decided I had to share what I have been lusting, er, wishing fit into my life style.

The Divine Chair Company is the brainchild and creative result of Kitty McBride who has a website you must check out - click HERE - because my photos do not do justice to how lovely, clever, creative and comfortable this furniture is.



Kitty didnt want me to take this close up 
but 
that 
chair 
is one of my favorites 
so I had to post this shot, 
sorry Kitty!

summer stock sunday finale

a little off track 
Cape May 
vs 
NYC 
for the finale of 
Summer Stock Sundays 
but it seemed 
apropos.
Click here for all the participants in Robin's Summer Stock Sunday

foodie friday #9

the white dog inn, mathews, va. .. the best bloody and the best food in Mathews!

my sky/thursday in the hood

Christopher Columbus 
looks out over the 
eponymous 
Circle 
below 
and 
the skies 
above





Created by Dot, perfected by Tom, now hosted by Klaus and the Skywatch Team, of Wren, Sylvia, Fishing Guy and Sandy at the Sky Command Center!

summer stock sunday


spotted this sculpture while visiting my pal Mar in Primm Springs, TN ... 
and 
this weekend she is here visiting me!




Click here for all the participants in Robin's Summer Stock Sunday

waiting, patiently

this is Sugar Bear, our grand-dog, 
 she's waiting patiently for her 'mom' to come outta the loo

foodie friday #8



EGG NOG PIE
Ingredients:

1 nine inch pastry shell
1 (6 serving size) package Vanilla Pudding mix (not instant)
1/4 Teaspoon ground nutmeg
1+1/2 cup canned Bordens Egg Nog
2 tablespoons light rum or 1 teaspoon rum flavoring
2 cups ( 1 pint) whipping cream
additional nutmeg
In medium sauce pan combine pudding mix, ground nutmeg and egg nog.
Mix well.
Over medium heat cook & stir until thickened & bubbly.
Remove from heat, stir in rum.
Cool or chill thoroughly, beat until smooth.
Fold in whipped cream.
Spoon into prepared pastry shell. Garnish with additional nutmeg.
Chill 4 hours. Refrigerate leftovers - (but there wont be any!) 

my sky

a double sighting
there's one water tower 
on the building in the foreground
and 
another on the building
behind it


Created by Dot, perfected by Tom, now hosted by Klaus and the Skywatch Team, of Wren, Sylvia, Fishing Guy and Sandy at the Sky Command Center!

thursday in the hood

Louis Vuitton
Fifth Avenue at 57th Street
for

foodie friday #7

making a birthday cake 
open mix
follow directions
the 'new' oven may have made these a little too well done

 add some icing and everything looks good
and
tasted great

ToonMan says
Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes!

my sky


looking out a window at
from
Robert 
the restaurant on the 9th floor 
of the 
Museum of Art & Design
overlooking 
Columbus Circle
read about it here


Created by Dot, perfected by Tom, now hosted by Klaus and the Skywatch Team, of Wren, Sylvia, Fishing Guy and Sandy at the Sky Command Center!

thursday in the hood


Pop Tart World
42nd Street
between
Sixth and Broadway
read about it 

happy birthday

happy birthday to 
my best friend, 
the ToonMan, 
the Big Cat, 
my everything

summer stock sunday

one last trip to the beach
 labor day weekend 
here 
marks the end 
of 
summer





Click here for all the participants in Robin's Summer Stock Sunday

waiting, patiently

this is an "i am so lazy' end of summer rerun of one of the very early 'waiting' series posts

my sky

that odd looking tower
 is the
 Hearst Magazine Building
read about it here


Created by Dot, perfected by Tom, now hosted by Klaus and the Skywatch Team, of Wren, Sylvia, Fishing Guy and Sandy at the Sky Command Center!

thursday in the hood

A week or so ago I went with ToonMan 
to 
B&H Photo to exchange something 
as we walked back to the subway 
I noticed the 'writing on the wall': 
Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite.

I had to find out what the heck that meant so
 .. yup .. 
I Googled and here's what I learned
 click here 
to read about it 
and 
The Manhattan Center on 34th Street 
between 
Eighth and Ninth Avenues.

if you are going to new york city ...

Back in December of 2009, I reviewed a New York City Guide book here.  I also gave some of those fabulous books away.

Now Baffled By Travel has an iPhone app (and soon an iPad app) ..  why should you care about this?

Getting to it ... stay with me.

I have the pleasure of giving away to five readers the  Baffled By Travel iPhone app that is selling on iTunes for $7.99

How do you win one?

Well, first you need to own an iPhone or iTouch which utilizes the latest operating system (4.0).

Then you need to be coming to NYC for a holiday in the near future because the creators of this terrific app need reviews in order to get sales .. see there's always a catch ... but in this case its a good one:  you will help the nice people at Baffled by using the app and leaving a review; they get to fine tune the app based on your input and then they get more sales.  Win win win.

So if you leave me a comment (and please make sure your comment is linked to your email or that you leave me your email in the comment) telling me you have an iPhone or iTouch AND you are planning a visit to NYC I will enter you in the giveaway.

No one has paid me for this, I do not work for the Baffled By Travel folks ...