monday monologue


Another weekend 
over 
another work week 
begun 

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not complaining 
not complaining 
well
not much 

we had
 rain 
here 
on 
Saturday morning 

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of course 
there
 were times
 it stopped 
but 
then 
just as I was leaving 
Sam & Chris's Salon 
after 
Sandy 
fresh from vacation 
styled my coif 
it started to rain
hard
not good timing

the sun did come out 
when it did 
boy 
was it pretty

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After my errands 
Toonman and I 
watched 
HUGO 
oh its so good
 they won a ton of technical awards 
and 
deserved 
every one
 they should have won more
its a treat for the eyes 
a touching story 
I got faklempt several times

Sunday 
was 
cold 
sunny

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after my weekly mani/pedi at Polished
I met 
My New Friend 
(MNF)
for brunch
we wandered 
uptown
 in search of 
non noisy restaurant 
where we could 
sit 
eat 
talk 
and 
not have to shout to be heard

sounds like a simple thing 
but
 its not 
many of the restaurants 
are small so they are noisy

we lucked out at 
Slightly Oliver
a new restaurant 
on 
Amsterdam at 84th Street 
its been several other restaurants over the years
 this time 
the brunch menu is simple 
eggs
I had a well cooked omelet with spinach/feta cheese and a nice salad on the side
 or pancakes 
tho they do also serve burgers
MNF had a burger with the works and a side of fries
it was a fun few hours

This morning 
on the subway into work 
I noticed 
the train was fairly empty 
riders took seats
 making sure
 to leave 
an empty seat 
between 

I had to smile 
a man entered at 66th St 
looked around 
seeing no place 
where he could sit apart 

 he scoped out the other riders
 would 
he sit next to 
the guy with headphones 
the woman reading her Kindle
the teen staring into space
the two men talking quietly 
or 
would he opt to stand 

what do you think he did?


Thank you 
for 
sitting next to me 
I hope you have a great week!

24 comments:

  1. Good morning! I'd sit next to you! One hot mama! We saw Hugo when it came out. So delightful!

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  2. And I was FIRST to comment. That NEVER happens!

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  3. Well of course he sat next to you, who wouldn't? x

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  4. What a nice weekend you had! And, of course, he would sit next to you, you are fabulous! xo

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  5. Sound like our morning today... snow on, snow off, snow on. It's off right now.

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  6. The woman reading her Kindle? How did you get your name on the marquee? Sounds like a pleasant weekend. Do you need tissues for faklempting? LTW (Love That Word)!

    xoxoxox

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  7. sounds like an awesome weekend rain cold and all... love the pics awesome.

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  8. Did he stand Daryl? Love the Hipstamatic images, very cool indeed! I now have to go off and look up faklempting, it sounds like something I'd like to do!!Have a fab week.

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  9. Don't you just love that washed-clean look just after the rain? Sounds like a very pleasant day out, in spite of the sprinkles. We loved Hugo, too.

    Your photo effects are brilliant. I'd sit next to you, so you could tell me how you do this.

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  10. I would just stand, so I'm guessing he did. :)

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  11. I knew you'd be starring at the Loew's!!

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  12. Daryl, glad you had a decent weekend and saw some sunshine at least. It rained here the whole weekend and is still raining! So far in March, it's rained every day!
    I love your images today! Especially the last one, with the rays of the sun.

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  13. Probably he stood. I would've sat next to you...and gee, your name in lights and everything!

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  14. so, how wide are the seats, how tall was the man?
    Other factor that would affect my decision.. how far to ride?
    He stood.

    glad you had a pleasant weekend. me too.

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  15. Sounds delightful, except for that newly-styled-hair-in-the-rain part.

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  16. Love this post and I'm still got hipstamatic envy. Smart guy, sitting next to you. I'm sure I would.

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  17. Hi! I clicked on you in Weekend Cooking and I am having a good time exploring your site. It's really unique, which I like. I have NYC envy!

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  18. All crazy folks will come sit by me. . .
    Rainy here too (if that helps in some perverse way)
    very nice series of shots - loved the golden reward of sun....always sweet spending time with you, Dar

    Aloha from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral

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  19. I can never enjoy empty spaces around me.... Even in an otherwise empty parking lot when I return to my car some joker will be hugging my space.

    What no shots of lunch ?

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  20. Pretty cool how you put your name on the marquee up there. I think the guy wanted to sit next to the movie star ~!!

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  21. Sit or stand or sit or stand or sit or stand? Hmmmm. He sat...maybe. It's interesting to see how people and their body language or demeanor effect everything around them. The one thing I will never understand, however, is bathroom stall behavior. Why is it that you can go into a bathroom that has 10 stalls, the place is empty, you choose an end stall and then the person who comes in right after you MUST use the stall immediately next to you? What is that about? Maybe one day I'll ask that person...maybe. Hey, what can I say...I'm from Jersey! LOL Great post!

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  22. Marvelous Monday post... Love that subway shot, I would've stood because I always hated squeezing in between people ;-)

    Hugo is definitely on my list of movies to see, can't wait to see it.

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  23. tres belle serie, avec une preference pour la photo sur le quai du metro

    Merci d'avoir participer au challenge "Walk In The Street Photography"

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