pride month

this weekend
nyc
celebrates with the annual
 pride parade


people of every gender 
come together to celebrate 
their right to be who they are



nyc has the aids memorial on west 12 street
a short walk from the first us monument to gay rights
christopher park
 across from stonewall bar
where riots in 1969 sparked the gay right movement


statues by george segal
are its centerpiece


a reminder that love knows no gender


i am still here


if you know me
 you know
 i have had sinus issues 
forever

more recently 
i had several dental surgeries
they all failed 
because
 wait
 for
 it

sinus issues

a ct scan showed there was a rogue polyp in my sinus
 that has been interfering with the dental stuff
damn that polyp

on tuesday the polyp was removed
be gone damn polyp

severe headaches ensued
but thankfully
they've receded

hooray

hopeful that once this mess is all healed
 the dental fixes will work
and
 then 
i will have a big smile to share

meanwhile
thats me
taken by my friend amy

the area surrounding the construction on WTC#2
has been decorated jazzed up 
its looking a lot like bushwick 
really fun photo ops

lots to see 
go check it out

getting around


saturday was spa day 
spa day means busing across the park

this saturday 
the transverses 
were 
closed
for: 
i have no idea why

but and yet still
 no crosstown bus

work around:
down to columbus circle 
around to central park south
across cps to madison
up madison to 76
ta da

keep on keeping on

are you part of google+?
i am not

i have managed to successfully remain apart 
but
if you use blogger for your blog
 you probably got an alert
 which
 you may or may not
have read

i didnt
 til today
 when
i learned
comments
left on my blog
 are
no longer
 being
 sent
 to
my
 email

as my friend denise posted on her blog:
now whats google done!?

because of her post
i read the writing on the 'wall'
if you dont join google+
you wont be able
 to
 interact
with
 your comment leavers

add that
 to
 the demise
 of
networked blogs

 things are changing in the blogsphere
and
 not in a good way

apologies
 to those who have left comments this week
i am supposed to be working
i dont have time to hop back/forth to read comments/leave a reply
jeez
it takes me a week to be able to reply to comments via email

gotta figure this all out
in the mean time




blooming


i was sad to learn
 networked blogs 
is
giving up its free service 

for as long
 as
 i have been blogging 
i have used
 networked blogs
 to
 publish my blog to facebook

 well
 as of next week
 that wont be happening 

so
 if you followed me
 via facebook
 you'll have to sign up for free email delivery 
or 
miss the incredible photos and inspirational blather