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

 i did slightly more than nothing 
not much

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

 after brunch
 we went up to the 5th floor
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
for a while 
 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 


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

i think 
this pup
 my pop


spotted this last friday
the whitney gift/souvenier shop

 i was going to use it 
 the anniversary post
  then i didnt
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

 37th anniversary

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
the whitney
 snapping a shot
what else 
 water tower

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


 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 
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


last friday 
i spent 
a few lovely hours 
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
a fabulous view
the river 
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