yorkie

i am not sure
 why
i had a lot of trouble trying to
 edit
balance the color
fix the exposure
of
 this photo
in one editing program
 all i could see 
after importing it 
was
 a black rectangle
in another 
nothing
 i tried 
worked
cue the twilight zone theme

in the end
 i gave up
 didnt even sign it 
this little darling
 was the house pup
 at a small restaurant/pub
the name of which i cannot recall
 we visited 
in 
amsterdam


say ahhhhhhhh


bottom line
my tonsils 
 have absorbed
 as they are supposed to
 debris from food
 from bacteria
 but
 they seem
 to
 have been overloaded
 they're so small
 so small
 i never had them removed 
still dont need to 
but
 i do need to gargle
 with
salt water/peroxide mix
 to 
get the little white blisters
 to 
go away
 keep from recurring

 they
have been
are
 the source 
of
 my sore throat
 of
 my often squeaky sounding voice

now i have my very own ent doc 
who
 i like a lot
 as
 he not only reviewed my history 
before meeting me
 he listened
 even laughed
 at a funny i made

 he'd told me 
an antibiotic
 he was going to give me
 a 'script for 
should i need it 
was 
a pain
 in
the butt 
to take
because
 you have to take it 4 times a day

 i said
 no problem
 if it helps
 honestly 
unless its a proctologist
you're seeing
 its not
 a pain in the butt

 ha ha ha

numbers

5:15 wake up

6:45 leave for the office

8 blocks to 72nd street


57 steps from the platform to the street at park place


3.5 blocks from park place to the office

 


43 floors up


7,517 steps a day on average

water towers everywhere


took the big camera to work
 but
 i only schlepped the kit lens

 i was 
concentrating
 waiting
 for
 the staten island ferry
 to 
get 
right
 there
 before
 snapping the shot

 i didnt notice
 all
 the water towers
 til
 i was straightening the photo in pic monkey

 i tend to lean to the right
 all my photos need to be scooched to the left 

i am not sure this one is straight 
but
 i did try

weekend recappage

its monday
 again 

i am writing this on 
sunday

you're reading it
 on 
monday
 or 
maybe
 tuesday
 or 
even 
wednesday

as is the way
 of 
the internets
 i post
 its there
 you show up
 whenever

 works for me

 lets see

 it was
 all in all
 a good weekend 

weather was much colder
 than its been 
up til now

 i think
 we were spoiled
 by the way the warmth lingered

 well
 its gone now

 tho 
monday comes with rain
 temps in the 50s
 to lull us
 into 
a false sense
 of
 things
 because
 its gonna get cold
 then colder still 

i hope this winter 
is not like last 

that was just horrible

 anyway 

it was a cold
 but 
nice weekend 

 saturday
there was some major lifting
 happening
 on broadway
 when
 i was waiting
 for 
the crosstown bus



overcast on sunday
even these bright ginkgo leaves couldn't alleviate the gray skies




 i got a lot done
 i even left work at 3ish on friday
 always a treat to get home early on friday

 the cats decided 
i needed to wake at 4 on saturday morning

 i dont know how toonman
 doesn't
 hear them or feel them
 as
 they race in out of the bedroom 
leaping on off the bed
 or
 as jack is wont to do 
running behind our heads across the back of the bed

 they are truly animals
 our apartment is like a zoo
 gah 

i had a wonderful much needed massage on saturday
 my 
i will not name him masseuse
 told me he was definitely earning his money 
kneading my aching back

 i almost nodded off during my facial
 if you've ever had a facial
 you know 
thats sort of insane 
considering
 how it can hurt 
to have your pores cleaned

 shannon who does my facials
 is not gentle 
she's thorough

 i love how my skin looks
 we did a deep peel this month
 i was told my face might be pink 
it wasnt 
i guess i have tough skin
 i am a tough woman
 yeah right

 on my way home
 i spotted this skirt
 i love it
 i love the way it flows
 its light
 its a midi length
 its so pretty
 i am planning on wearing it with boots and a black sweater 

we watched 
a lot of catch up tv on saturday evening
 i love love love aaron sorkin
 i am so sad
 this season
 is the last of newsroom
 the 'boston' episode
 was
 so
 well written acted 
so
 spot on 

sunday
a much needed manicure
 this move 
the subsequent
 unpacking moving things around
 has done damage to my nails and my fingers

 i was a mess
thankfully
 susan at polished
 made it all better

 i met my sister for brunch
 at
 maison kayser 
of course 
we were talking
 of course
 i forgot to take photos
 of 
the amazing eggs we had
 by the time
 i realized
 i hadn't snapped a photo 
they were devoured
 all gone
 delish

 its a tiny dining area
 and
 noisy
 but 
the food is so good 
i brought home leftover baguette for toonman
after i stopped at zabars
ordered our thanksgiving fixings
 which come all cooked
 ready 
to hot up and serve
 which
 as you may recall
freaks me out 
because 
math is required 
 get it all hot at the same time 
toonman will be my anchor
he will remind me it will all be okay

thats about it

how was your weekend?

two cute pups


back in early october
 i was on the eastside
 for my yearly mammogram

 i was early
 so
 i stopped at starbucks for a coffee 

outside
 these two pups
 were
 waiting
 for
 their
 respective people 

tgif

really
 truly
 i am
 so
 glad
 the week is ending

it was another exhausting one

 i am now getting a lot of exercise
 walking a shorter distance
 from
 the subway to the office 
but 
the park place station has a lot of stairs

 oy


that
 is
 the second
 of 
four flights
 of
 stairs
from 
the platform to the street

 i havent
 counted
 them

yet

alls well that ends well

we've been in one world trade center for just a little over a week now 
the windows had been washed inside
 but
 the outside was not so clean

 yesterday
 two very brave men
 rode a scaffold
 down from the 107th floor to our windows on 43 
to wash them

 on the way back up
 the scaffold cable broke
 and 
those two men
 hooked by several harnesses and safety cables to the scaffold
 dangled
 outside the building at the 68th floor 
for almost an hour and a half 
before
 fire fighters cut the glass of the windows to pull them into safety

i took these photos
 while they were working
 to share on my instagram and facebook feeds
 because
 all my previous photos 
were 
shot through dirty windows
 and
 i wanted everyone to see the windows being cleaned

little did i know





practically wordless water towers


you know
 that 
ugly skyscraper 
on
 the eastside
 which
 holds the title 
of
 tallest residential building
 in
 the
 wherever?


 thats it 

there

behind
 those
 two 
water towers
 water tanks

 yup

 ugleeeeeee