Wordless Wednesday: To Avoid Confusion, Please Write Your Name on Your Toy

17 02 2010

Gus, The Polar Bear from Central Park
(sorry for the glare, they don’t exactly let you in the bear tank)


I’m Back, Baby!

17 02 2010

Due to unforeseen technical glitchyness* I am unable to post photos of the chaos that was my 3 +/- days in NYC.
If I can keep my eyes open tonight, I should have 3 Wordless Wednesdays for ya’ll.

* which would be passing out from sheer exhaustion and figuring that my work PC would talk to my camera

N…Y…C… There’s Something About You…

14 02 2010

Hey Reader(s),

I’m preparing for take-off as I will be spending 3 (wait, 1, no, more like 1.5) days in New York City for a conference.
Deluxe accommodations are provided a fancy hotel 2 blocks from Central Park (My plan is to visit Gus) and 3 blocks from Time Square.
So, while I HATE FLYING…

See ya’ll on the flip side, where I’m sure there will be stories to tell as the trip is for work and not a convention of People Who Like to Sleep and Enjoy Beer. That convention is in March.

Revolution of the Earth

12 02 2010

Is it just me or is there a disproportionate amount of “interesting characters” to “normal slubs” today?

Onto the topic at hand…
If the weather is inclimate (or cold, or I’m feeling lazy), I’ll take the train*.
There’s certain nuances I’ve learned about how the trains work. For example, trains leave the end station on the tens. There is also a train specific traffic light at the main stations, which when blinking green means that the train is preparing for departure. To me, this condition is akin to watching the other directions traffic light at an intersections; when theirs turns yellow, you will be moving soon…

ANYWAY, last week, this regular is all puffy and out of breath because she ran to catch the train (let’s ignore the fact that she had to run past 2 other cars to board the first car), exclaiming to her co-workers that the train is leaving early.
“But Sally**, it’s 8!”, comments one of her co-workers.
Sally retorts, “Not according to my car’s clock!”

Hello, NFTA, do you not schedule your departures according to Sally’s car clock?!
How could you!

Yes, this is the current train car system... some are newer, but 1984 called, they'd like their train back

Today, the train left on time.
Did you know, that trains have to obey traffic signals?
Because I did. Sally (yes, the same) does not.
Slightly out of the station, there’s a car/train intersection and the train had the red light.
Clearly Sally thought that the train was a non-stop way into work.
Exasperated, “WHHHHYYYY is the train stopping? WHAT is going ON?!?!”
Meanwhile, from the first car (which she ran, again, to catch), passengers can see the traffic lights.
You should have heard the noise from having to stop at the next intersection… “WHY isn’t the train going?! WHAT is happening.”

‘sall I could do to not throw my baffingly large tea at her.

Sally, the world does not revolve around you any more then it revolves around those people who think the train HAS to wait for them.
* by “train” I’m talking the subway which comes and goes to no where. And singularly lined.
** probably not her real name… I have my iPod turned up but I can read lips.

Wordless Wednesday

10 02 2010



7 02 2010

This weekend is Steve’s annual Boys Weekend to Montreal in which they catch a Canadien’s game, drink copious amounts of booze and take in the fine art museums.
Meh, ‘sno big deal to me… typically this weekend finds me destroying something in the house. Past endeavors have included painting our room, painting the upstairs hallway,
painting my bathroom, Redoing the Kitchen…

However this year, not really feeling the tao of paint.
Chalk it up to laziness.. I was asleep by 715 on Friday night and yesterday Charlotte and I went out for pedicures (“Yes, I cancan“), lunch and marathon shopping.
Today I have (or more, should, whatever) pick up Steve’s dad’s Bday present and embark  on another Cake Adventure as there’s another birthday party in the office tomorrow.
I don’t have anything else to do…

Wow, this was a boring post. Thanks for sticking with it.
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