monday monologue

I mean to get these up earlier but that would mean I would need to get up earlier and that would set off a domino effect ... trust me, I dont want the cats singing outside the bedroom door any earlier than they already do.  Neither of them would make the cut on American (or any other) Idol show.

The whine, no, the topic du jour (bet you didnt know I spoke French?) is snow.  Not the snow coming, no, the snow still here and how it made my stress levels rise, not that I really thought that was possible.

Let's take the way back machine to last Thursday.

I dont know where you were last Thursday but I was here in my office, (see those tracks in the snow in the photo?  They're from a snow plow; I walked up that hill at 7 a.m. in the plow tracks because no one had shoveled the sidewalk yet) until it was time to meet Toonman at a doctor appointment.  The same doctor we saw on Monday at St Luke's on the first floor (why is it the first floor but you need the elevator to get there?).

On Monday the waiting room was a sea of humans with barely an empty seat to set in.

On Thursday when I arrived I expected even more people waiting because I had spoken to the doctor's assistant earlier in the hope she might find a later appointment but no, she said they were triple booked.  Triple booked. I cant even begin to understand that concept ... even airlines only double book.

Anyway ... the waiting room was empty.  EMPTY.

As in no one was there except a receptionist.

After a phone call or three I learned that if its Thursday, the doctor is in his office on Second Avenue not Tenth.   I am not going to drag out this story, trust me I could.  But I feel for you .. so ...

We got a cab (I am also not going to tell you how I asked  Toonman to wait under the awning while I went out into Tenth Avenue to hail a cab and he came after me to tell me I needed to be on the north corner vs the south corner if I was going to get a cab .. well trust me the corner didnt matter ... ) and headed to the eastside.  I told the driver where we were going and he decided the best way to get to the eastside (we were on 59th Street and had he headed straight across we'd have been on the eastside in minutes) was to head uptown to 79th Street because 'midtown is a mess'... wellllllllllllll ... the doctor's office is on Second Avenue between 44th and 45th Streets so Toonman told the driver to cross at 65th St.

And then the cab crept for almost 20 minutes through the transverse.

I took out my camera and snapped a few photos to keep from reaching through to throttle the driver.

We finally did get to the doctor's office ... and I did promise a short version so I'll cut to the end.

Toonman is having surgery on Wednesday which is a good thing .. I'll keep you posted.

And I didnt forget the Giveaway winner announcement ...

I conducted the picking of the winner by calling Toonman just now and asking him to pick a number between 1-33.

He picked 17.

 #17 was Ashley.   Congratulations Ashley .. I'll be emailing you the instructions for claiming your prize!

And thanks to all the new followers .. stick with me, lots more monologues and photos and giveaways coming!


  1. Monologue;
    :), I always expect to hear; And Herrrres Johnny! as only Ed could do it.
    You will keep up posted on Toonman, he has become a fixture for some of us. Like the shmear on my bagel.
    I am drifting...
    I think I may have inadvertently "over adjusted" my gmail account...

  2. Surgery? Keeping you and the Toonman in my thoughts and prayers. Just looking at those pictures makes my stress level rise! Love your monologues.
    Congrats Ashley!

  3. I am sure all will go perfectly on Wednesday. Nevertheless, sending lots of positive energy and even more hugs your and Toonman's way. xoxoxo

  4. I'm sending so many hugs
    some are snow covered since I keep falling into snow piles but they're warm underneath

    I can't believe you even got a cab!

    love ya

  5. Wednesday will go well cause we said so.
    The photos are depressing and I'm sending you a hug.
    Congratulations Ashlie!!

    I laughed at this post and I'm apologizing in advance.

    And I resisted the urge to type a heart.

  6. Definitely some prayers and good vibes and whatever voodoo headed to Toonman on Wednesday!

  7. Did you finally get in to see the dr? We need "the rest of the story". Hang in there Toonman.

  8. You are an excellent writer...had my full attention the whole way through - partly because we've spent about three years waiting in doctors' offices the past two weeks...just routine, but still.

    I hear you might get more that possible? Can't imagine!

    And surgery is a surprise, but I'll take your word it is a "good" thing!

    Best wishes to you both!

  9. Taxi drivers never take the shortest route.:(

    I have everything crossed for Wednesday and will be sending Reiki too.

    Hope the snow doesn't get any worse.

    BTW did I tell you I love your Monday Monologues? :)

  10. It's nice to find another NYC blog! This has been one crazy winter, hasn't it?

  11. Tell Toonman I'll be saying a prayer for him on Wednesday. Considering my past, and what that might mean concerning my pull with God, he can choose to either be thankful or alarmed at such a promise.

  12. Best wishes to toonman. I know all will be well and you will both soon be on the road to putting this behind you....

  13. I HATE it when they double and triple book patients. When I had my Carpal Tunnel surgery my surgeon constantly did that, and I would sit in his office for at least an hour before I got to see him. Pissed me off to NO end.
    Sorry about the mess your city is in. We will continue to send our good thoughts and prayers to Toonman, of course

  14. To borrow your description, which I love, tell Toonman there is a "sea of humans" thinking about him and wishing him sell in his surgery.

  15. Fingers crossed for Wednesday's surgery to all go wonderfully. What an ordeal it is when there's this much snow in the city. I cannot believe the cars on your street there - completely covered with snow.

  16. Good luck to Toonman. And hopefully it doesn't snow too much tomorrow so that doesn't happen again!

  17. Oh my, what a palava! Glad you got there eventually and my thoughts will be with you & Ray Wednesday. xo

  18. We love you D, and Toonman. Good thoughts and prayers are with you.

  19. Adding my prayers for Toonman...Daryl...I do hope things go well. We are gearing up here for more snow as well. It has been an interesting winter!!

  20. Hoping all goes well with the surgery. Glad you finally got to your destination. Quite the opposite of a taxi ride I had in London once. He got us to class on time but I was praying we wouldn't die.

  21. And I feel for you too..

    Add more wishes and good thoughts
    for you and Toonman.

  22. Excellent monologue Daryl & My best wishes to you and Toonman for this Wednesday as well as getting through the rest of this Arctic Winter!

  23. I love your monologues, and this one is no exception, even if I didn't win, ha. :)

  24. Sometimes it seems life just conspires against us, doesn't it.

    I sympathize about the snow. I'm writing this from my son's house because I ended up in a snowbank trying to get home from work in the blizzard. On the plus side, his internet is blazing fast, making blog hopping a breeze.


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