weekend blather

not very much to blather about

 i think i was still in my pjs 
2 pm friday
 i did finally get dressed
 did some errands 
came home 
did more nothing

 saturday
 i did slightly more than nothing 
but 
not much

 sunday
 however
 i went to brunch with my friend melissa 
we went
 to 
reynards in the wythe hotel
 in williamsburg
in brooklyn
 food was good
 coffee was
 maybe 
the worst 
i have ever had

 after brunch
 we went up to the 5th floor
 there's
a bar 
a terrace
a view

iphone 6 procamera app zoom

what's it to you?

many years ago 
we had a family reunion
 a party 
for my dad's birthday

 one of the attendees 
my cousin myles
 had a habit
 he asked
 questions vs having a conversation

during the weekend
 he sat with my dad 
sipping coffee 
he had been peppering dad
 with
 'conversation' 
for a while 
when
 he said 
uncle iz how are you?

 my dad replied 
what's it to you? 

my cousin was stunned into silence by dad's directness 
the rest of us within ear shot
 pretended not to be listening 

anyway 

after i took this shot 
that remark
 which
 over the years 
has become
 a sort of private joke 
between my husband and i 
popped into my head 

i think 
this pup
 was 
channeling
 my pop


fridaycation


spotted this last friday
 in 
the whitney gift/souvenier shop

 i was going to use it 
in
 the anniversary post
  then i didnt
 so 
now i am

time flies

it seems as if
just the other day
 i was apartment sitting for my boss
 i met a guy 
i married him
he's my best friend
my everything

today 
is
 the
 37th anniversary
of 
that 
hot 
humid 
july 
afternoon

when
the rabbi said
do you take this woman

you replied
i most assuredly do

i love you my honey

water tower wednesday

my friend melissa
 on the 8th floor terrace
 of 
the whitney
 snapping a shot
 of 
what else 
a
 water tower

weekend blather

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


  friday
i bussed it across town for a dermatologist appointment
the 86th street crosstown 
now
 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

eventually 
the system will expand

metrocards 
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
here
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
 then
 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

saturday
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

sunday
more beautification
at 
polished beauty bar

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

nitro


nitro
 a year old pitbull 
was rescued
 from a life in a dog fight 'kennel' 

he is very sweet 
he was sitting on a bench
 near strawberry fields
in central park

his person told me 
nitro was neutered yesterday 
and 
was still a bit logy 
a bit under the weather 

i found him to be a charming chap
 i scratched his ears 
he nuzzled me
 the dog version of a cat head butt

fridaycation


last friday 
i spent 
a few lovely hours 
lunching
 people 
art
 watching 
at the whitney

 i discovered this lovely little space
 i think its on the 3rd floor 
tho i could be mistaken

 its a long room
 with 
a fabulous view
 of 
the river 
of 
new jersey

 lined with comfy chairs 
floor to ceiling windows 
a charming place 
to regroup
after wandering the art filled galleries

the whole time 
i was trying to get a full shot
 the angle defied my iphone capabilities
of the space and the interaction of the people
that young woman was texting 
oblivious to the beauty before her

 her loss