weekend blather

another weekend drawing to a close here
you'e reading this monday
 its still sunday 
as i am

i bussed it across town for a dermatologist appointment
the 86th street crosstown 
 has an updated method payment
you pop your metro card into a kiosk 
get a receipt
board the bus 
through any door 

this is supposed to speed up travel
 across what is known as
 the worst crosstown traffic in the city 
the slowest bus route in the city

the system will expand

will be replaced with cards with chips
like they are in amsterdam 
where you
 tap your 'pass' 
against a reader 
on the way in and out of the trams
there are helpers 
for those confused 
by the new kiosks
 as well as 
transit police
 to make sure 
no one hops on 
without paying

 after my appointment
i bussed back across town
to meet my friend carrie 
visiting from california
 for lunch
 a long walk through riverside park across to central park then up to the museum to the subway parting
 with lots of hugs 
til she visits again 

 carrie after our meatball shop lunch
central park lake through some leggy daisies

was pure indulgence
once again i bussed crosstown
massage and facial
at exhale spa
back across to the westside
for my blow dry with yi

errands done
dry cleaning dropped off
zabars for munchies and toonman's favorites

more beautification
polished beauty bar

 back home 
 the air conditioned apartment
the humidity has returned
temps in the high 80s prevail
its not the sort of day you
 i want to be out

clearly harry and jack prefer to laze about too
jack loves the new catnip filled snake i got on etsy from catopia9

harry prefers the catball where he can pretend to be a turtle


  1. Oh, that reminds me, last time I took the sea bus across downtown (for the once/year that I actually take public transit) I noticed new gates and that "slide the ticket in one side, gate opens, pick up ticket on the other side" system. I thought it was a bit of a loss because, in years past, you'd just buy a ticket from the kiosk and run like hell down the corridor to get jump on board to get downtown in time for the hockey game or something, with extremely rare ticket checks. The times they are a changin'. Love Jack the snake and Harry the turtle. Bet Annie just sits on a window ledge looking down at the boys and thinking cat thoughts while shaking her pretty head. :D

  2. Looks like another great weekend. It always strikes me as ironic to realize that you have to be in pretty good shape to live in the city. All the walking that you do.

  3. Harry and Jack take the prize for sheer adorableness.

  4. I was thinking the same as Yogi....LOTS of walking you do!! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend, D! The humidity is making me CRAZY here. I am so very glad I have A/C. Your cats are just beautiful. I miss mine....still. Always. Stupid Asthma. I will get my cat fix by looking at your pics!!

  5. Lazying around looks good to me! Glad the weather was great for you visit with your friend.


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