31 January 2008
28 January 2008
I haven't had the public breakdown yet, but I did forget to remove the underarm tags on my new jacket one day. As soon as I got on a packed subway car a nice lady pointed it out and removed them. She then went on for the rest of the ride about how nice my jacket was and almost erased my humiliation. And when you make your trip to the big city just remember that trips and tumbles in the subway stations are never acknowledged because we have all been there (excluding of course if someone is actually injured).
27 January 2008
So after a very entertaining and yummy brunch. I had an omelette with avocado and beans, so good. I decided to walk through Central Park on my way home. I wondered a different way than usual and then remembered that the Alice in Wonderland statue was somewhere near where I was- so I went about finding it. I found it with out much trouble it is near 5th ave and the 70's near the little boat pond. I walked up to the statue and was going to take a picture, but these people were sitting on it and I thought, well oh well and commenced to reading the little quotes surrounding the statue on the ground. Just parts from the book when the mom of the children climbing on the statue says to the woman on the statue "do you know you look like Kirsten Dunst" and the guy makes some snide comment and then the mom says "You are Kirsten Dunst aren't you?" and Kirsten goes "yes" So I had my first random run in with a famous person today and almost didn't know it. So then I went ahead and took pictures of the statue ; ) Now the girl could of been lying but she really acted/sounded/looked like Kirsten.
26 January 2008
22 January 2008
I bought a rug the other day when I was out in Queens trying on bridesmaid dresses. When I got it home I was inspired and rearranged my living room and got an extension cord to hide my tv cords (kinda). I really like the new arrangement and now have some carpeted floor space (woohoo).
I've also been knitting a lot because it is too cold to go out (ok I might be exaggerating a little). These are the socks made from yarn I bought in Peru. I wore them earlier this week and they were warm and fantastic : ) Now I am working on the socks from the pattern and yarn Betty brought me back from her trip to Australia/New Zealand. I am one sock done.
This is one of my favorite signs you can find in the subway. It is a notification that they subway has been sprayed for rats. Often you can see a rat running around right under the sign. And the date on the sign is sometimes years ago.
13 January 2008
This was just a yard area next to a building with a bunch of furniture.... Someone's living room.
I started to walk towards Central Park and saw The City Museum of New York so I decided to go inside. I really enjoyed this museum and recommend it to anyone that wants to know more about the history of New York City. There was an excellent video that showed and told the development of the city from when the island was inhabited by Native Americans to today. The video claimed that the first commuters and the first suburbanites were in NYC. Rich Wall Streeters moved out of Manhattan and onto Brooklyn very early on and took a ferry across and a buggy to work.
This is a gypsy robe. People that always perform as part of the chorus are called gypsies and whenever a new show opens the person in the cast that has been in the most shows gets this robe and wears it around for good luck. They then add a piece from their show to the robe before passing it on to the next opening Broadway show.
They had these ink sketches there that were amazing... I really fell in love with them, but now I can't remember who did them : (
I had never been to Central Park above 79th street. I now know that was a mistake. This is part of the 6 acre formal garden. It was pretty with everything almost dead, there were pictures of it in the spring/summer that were full of flowers, I can't wait to go back when it is in full bloom.
This is a lake in the most northern part of the park. Those buildings are the southern part of Harlem.
As I was heading home along the park I ran into a movie set for the film with the working title "International." Fifth Avenue was shut down and all these cars were just sitting there. Then the called "Action" and the all drove and then "Cut" and the stopped and proceeded to reverse back up the street. As I got closer they "asked" me more and more to cross the street and get out of their way so I did. But I did walk by their holding area and saw four old men actors but I couldn't tell if I knew any of them.
05 January 2008
01 January 2008
Kristen at the Plaza in Kansas City... we did a little shopping and eating- it was COLD
Me in my insulated overalls and carhat jacket- never looked better : ) and one of our cats in front of my house (or my parents house)
Some 4 wheeler action- this is Dad's new one. It has shifting on the handle and not with the foot!