monday monologue - unraptured

The weekend is over.  
I assume you'all survived the non-event:
The Rapture

it always sounded sort of porn-ish to moi.  

Anyway it was a non-event. 

 I beautified™ 
a gloriously divine deep tissue massage
Saturday morning 
at Exhale 
 the sound system that pipes soothing music into the dimly lit massage studios was kaput.  
One wondered
 if it was a foreshadowing of the end of the world 
but no one there seemed to be aware


I headed back to the Westside for my weekly hair appointment, 
the salon was abuzz with chatter
 would it or wouldnt it

Concensus was not

When I got home ToonMan was deep into a computer game 
he didnt appreciate my 'are we walking or not?' query 
so I decided to head out to Apple to get screen protectors for both my iPad and iPhone 

Apple was out of them but these people were recommended.  
Price was right.  

When I got home 
ToonMan asked if I wanted to take a walk down to the 79th Street Boat Basin.  
I did.

We took the wrong route 
had to walk through the restaurant/bar, 
in the rotunda
the music and chatter were deafening.   

When we made it to the waterfront 
the sky looked 

very end of days

 So we walked a bit faster, 
with fewer stops for photo ops
I dropped my Point&Shoot 
- again - 
this time I think the zoom got damaged

 I am not a happy camper
I love my Olympus Stylus 9000
it fits in my pocket and/or purse 
goes with me everywhere. 

I am happy that life goes on 
 My friend Mary and her husband, Jay, 
were in town for the weekend 
staying at another friend of mine's apartment 
just upstairs from us  

Sunday morning we went to brunch at my favorite Recipe

Do these two not look like twins?

Add to the chill in the air, the not quite rain/mist
 a street fair
 The Amsterdam Avenue Festival.  
was represented by a pig roasting
for real 

roasted, then sliced and served

they were also grilling calamari.

After brunch the men headed back to our apartment
Mary and I went to
Stoopher and Boots 

where I snapped this baby hat with crabs on it and this fun crab shaped pillow

I took the shots for my pal 
who has a crab hat of her own

 she let me model it once

Arent you glad the world didnt end?
If it had, you'd have missed seeing me look like a goof


  1. Sounds like a super great weekend.
    And yes I am very glad the world didn't end before I got to see
    the goofy hat...

    I think it was after a few drinks
    Saturday night before I remembered
    it was suppose to be THE DAY...

  2. Lovin' thea crab hat! Fun weekend and we were at least given one day of bright sunshine!

    As far as the rapture ... I'm waiting to hear their explanation and what they're going to do with all tha money they collected.

  3. Fun stuff. I love weekends like that. I'd much rather the crab on your head than the pig on the grate.

  4. YAY!!!!Crab hats!!!!!

    They make me very happy.

    Sounds like you had a great, Rapture-less weekend.

    wv: undif. Undif I could make money selling crab hats?

  5. I'll take the calamari over the pig, and the crab hat over the non-rapture anytime...Sounds like a great weekend, despite the ominous skies!

  6. Never mind the rapture and the crab hat, what about those amazing earrings!! Are they phoenix or eagles, fantastic!

  7. lovin' the hat
    and the pic of you and Mary
    2 sweet broads
    and of course any shot with Toonman in it is a good shot ;)

    happy post doom

  8. thats just a baby pig lol...
    love the crab hats...
    one day no one knows when...
    love the skies pics ...
    hope the camera is not broken!
    love n hugs

  9. Goodness. One photo would encompass my entire weekend. You're definitely livin life sweetie. Thanks for sharing and I think you look gorgeous in the crab hat!

    Calamari...gave me the willies LOL

    Loved the river shots!

  10. The world didn't end because they couldn't get Skeeter Davis for the soundtrack. That's what I heard, anyway. ;-)

    I won't eat anything with its head still on. It's gruesome! I prefer to believe that my dinner appears already shrink wrapped and trayed out at the grocery store.

    Lobster hats! You nut. :-)

  11. Awwww, I loved seeing you and Mar as well as TM and Jay Jay! What fun you had.

  12. Okay. That pig picture sort of grossed me out. I mean, the thing had no back legs. Or a back end. A half a pig isn't too settling for me!

    Love the crab hat pictures!

  13. What a lovely weekend! Happy to see the ToonMan out and about and eating 'regular' food:)
    Great pics-
    Stopped raining here long enough for us to do some yard work in our neglected back yard. Then it promptly started back up. Gonna start work on an Ark soon

  14. So glad the world didn't end. And so glad to see you in that crab hat. :)

  15. Well, it was certainly the end of the world for that pig.

  16. Nice to see I'm not the only goof in the world. HA HA. Sounds like a super busy week-end and soooo sorry about the camera oopsie daisy. Time for a new one?


  17. I knew the world was going to be okay, because there is no way I was going easily, being pregnant and all! Thats a miracle in itself!
    I love the crab hats, cute :)

  18. hahahah...
    yes I am glad we are all living happily & most importantly able to read another MM from a favorite blogger!

  19. I survived too!

    What a great weekend you had. I'm not sure I like the roasted pig. I like pork but without the head. ;)

  20. lovely happy post, thanks for sharing this..
    makes me SMILE!!


  21. I got Naptured. And woke up next to my beloved. Which is all the rapture I need.


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