can you see it?


this past saturday
walking along 
broadway
looking up
through
budding
branches
hidden behind
peeking through 
that netting
yup
a water tower!

through the trees


another photo from my lunchtime walk last week
peeking through the trees


angry bird


took this last week during my lunchtime walk
it gained significance
when the latest version/upgrade to angry birds 2
universally 
failed
 over
 all platforms
there are
lots
 of 
very angry
 angry bird players
including 
me

let sleeping dogs lie


that's griff and miss b
they belong to my wonderful vet
they spend the day at his practice
not always 
sprawled in the hallway
sometimes 
they hang in the waiting room
sometimes
 they poke their noses into exam rooms
always 
they are well behaved
always 
they are a delight to photograph

lets take a walk

wednesday 
i did 
what i rarely do 
i took a walk at lunchtime

 it was
 a
 cloudy 
breezy
 day
a 'nice' day

 no rain
 no snow
 no freezing wind
it just right for a walk

down along the battery 
into battery park
over to the seaglass carousel
then 
back up to the office

see it there 


in the distance beyond 
the
cool globes


i think this was my favorite

fresh out

I cant believe
 i
 just
 realized
i didnt do a post

i am losing it for sure


sadie



sadie 
a very sweet girl
she will be much missed
september 12, 2005-march 16, 2016

wherein she becomes a sleuth


life is filled with choices
make one or another
it can lead change the dynamic of your day or even your life

wednesday morning
 i did what i usually do
 i checked the subway app

it can be like rolling the dice

local wasnt due for 11 minutes
the walk to the express is 7
a no brainer
a nice morning as well

crossing 79th street a line up of trucks caught my eye



to get a better shot i crossed broadway


then 
i noticed 
 a large trailer used during movie/tv shoots was there as well
backing up


i watched 
would it hit the street signs?

nope 

then something on the ground caught my eye

a wallet

i picked it up
looked around 
there was no one to be seen
i opened it
found the driver's license
of
a woman living in new jersey
i decided to look into it further 
once i got to the office

 thats how my sleuthing began
a very long somewhat convoluted story 
somewhat shorter
is
 i didnt actually locate her 
but
 after reaching out in various ways

oh 
if you ever find a wallet
 and
 think
' i will call the credit card company
 and 
they'll reach out'

 forget it
they wont
 they dont 
they do put a stop on the card

but i digress
i did reach her ex
he in turn managed to find her
it seems 
she stayed in the city overnight
in a hotel across from where i found the wallet
she got
 (his words)
 hammered
was still recovering 
still in the hotel
would i 
could i
drop the wallet off at the hotel

i would
i could
i did

oh 
a word of advice to all of you:
put a card
 with
 your name and a phone number
 in
 your wallet 
should you ever lose it 
an honest person will be able to find you to return it

do not 
do
 what
 the woman who lost the wallet i found did
and 
keep all 
your passwords
 pin numbers
  bank and credit cards
 together
 in your wallet

she was lucky
 someone else less honest than i
 found her wallet 
they could have emptied 
her bank account
 and 
used her credit cards

just sayin'

it might as well be spring


riverside park is getting its spring on
while a lot of trees are still bare
they are budding

the dog walkers are walking
the pigeons are foraging
the sun is shining

it might as well be spring

what's today?


part of this past weekend's erranding
took me up/down
columbus avenue

waiting for the light
i looked up

yup

spring ahead


i posted
 about 
daylight savings
 on instagram 

i said
 dont forget to set your clocks ahead

guess
 who 
forgot

yup

i went to bed after 10 
saturday night
a late night for me 

some of you know
 i go to bed
 fall asleep 
by 9:30

i wake
 when jack begins his morning song
usually around 4 am

week day mornings
 i refuse
 to 
get up
 get out 
of
 bed
 before 5

jack's song intensifies as 5 approaches
i often get up just to shut him up
the other two just sit quietly letting him be the alarm
ugh

sunday morning 
my darling toonman got up to feed them
i have no idea what time that was 
because 
i was deep in dreamland
some of which
 lingered
 after
 i did finally get up
clock said
 8

i did my usual morning routine
ending at the computer
where
oh my gawd
i saw it wasn't 
8 something 
it was 
9 something
9:30 
to be precise

my mani/pedi was at 
10

oy oy oy

i can get dressed and out in a nano sec if needed
sunday morning it was needed

also needed was sustenance
kale smoothie was needed 
a stop at greenforce  
before heading to polished

after beautifying
 a very large coffee 
 a lot of lazy
happened

i hate the time change



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thank you to the comment leavers
you're right
the commenting
the back and forth
is 
what
 blogging is all about





handsome boy


no really

that's his name

also
i am thinking of turning off the comments
not
 that i am complaining
but 
so few of you
 leave comments
 it seems sort of silly 



i mean
 if the comments are off 
and 
you feel a need
 to say something
 you can always 
email me

tell me what you think

sunnyside of the street


i love
 the uptown side 
of 
72nd street 
between 
amsterdam and columbus
 especially
 that 
turreted building

from where i stood
you can see
 two water towers

 sweet

tunnel vision

weekend

weekend is almost over 

i did a lot of walking
i beautified
i shopped
i slept
i ate

two trips to BB&B

toonman's coughing persists
thought
 a big pillow 
to prop him up
 at night 
would be helpful

saturday
i bought a european pillow
big
thick
square
too bad it didnt work

returned it

sunday
bought a extra firm standard pillow
we'll see

all that walking
down to 64th
up to 84th
 got me thinking about food

we hadn't had chinese in a long time
my mom loved chinese food
saturday night
toonman and i tried a new place
we ordered in
(did you really think we went out to eat) 
from
canteen 82
the food was really good


march 6th 
marked
 the 15th anniversary of her passing
although
 i didnt put the two thoughts together
 when i ordered the food
 i did after the fact 

she's never really far from my thoughts









barcelona bulldogs


i found it 
very interesting
the number of dogs
i spied
off leash
in
barcelona

all 
were 
well behaved
none
 of
 them
 strayed
 far 
from
 their 
people or places 

although the weather outside

is frightful

spring
 is 
definitely
 on
 its way


chambers hardware
has 
everything 
you need
to get 
spring 
growing

service interruptus


couldnt get online
modem was blinking
but
nothing was happening
i called
our internet provider
a recording advised
 outages in your area

ya think

happy march
rabbit rabbit