road trip recap

i arrived in cincinnati on thursday
the most perfect 
spring temperatures 
 blue skies
 blooming trees


 my friend mary
 always plans things for us to do

 we lunched at 
seasons 52 
she had dessert

 i didn't 

we visited our friend alice baltermann
alice is an extraordinary artist
she's in her mid 90s
 her health hasn't been the best
 it was wonderful to spend time with her

we drove around a bit 
stopping in at a favorite shop
where i got someone a gift
picked up some thai take away 
had dinner 
talked about what we'd do on friday

friday was just as lovely as thursday

we went to check out a shop 
it had very unique clothing
all of which
were absurdly over-priced
 to the parking area
an old building
a dead car truck graveyard

we also went to a real graveyard
something we both like

attempted to go to an art exhibit
 the gallery was 

i spotted 
 one of the wonderful painted pigs

was really busy
we picked up our friend phil
drove to 
columbus, indiana
wandered a lovely little city
with some amazing architecture

i am going to share those photos over at
through my eyes

lunched outdoors under an umbrella
had ice cream at a unique old ice cream parlor

we got home in time to clean up 
head out to meet more friends
for dinner
in downtown cincy

it was a really fun and photo filled weekend

i hope you had a good weekend 
what did you do?


her name

 her person was with her 
waiting outside a coffee shop
 last sunday

 when i was heading to be beautified
 i stopped to pet her
 we got into a conversation
 her husband
 came out 
he was not as pleasant
he was very loud and outspoken
 in a negative way

 i got a few photos
went on my way

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skitzo spring

it was amazing 
we had 
four seasons
 in the span
 a week

 wednesday morning
 there was 
 the cars 
the flowers

 outside of manhattan

i am escaping
 i am off to visit my friend in cincinnati

an interesting
 weather fact

the weather we get here in nyc
was in cincy the day before
i am going where the sun is shining
where the temps are already on the way to spring 

i will be back on sunday
 when nyc is expected to be more tolerable
see you then!

iconic view and a water tower

walking across the brooklyn bridge 
you get to a point
 you look over to your left
 to see
 (down under the manhattan bridge overpass)

 through the buildings
 you can see 
the manhattan bridge

 far less famous
 in many ways
 more attractive

 many take
its considered

 if you look to the right 
you can see
 a water tower
also iconic
(big wink)

 ta da!


excuse me
 not having the energy
 a real post
 i walked 7 miles today, sunday, i am exhausted

 not sure
 if my 
feet or legs
 are more achy

  i walked across the brooklyn bridge
 it was a great walk
 a lovely day
 the sunshine
 fresh air
 have wiped me out

 i leave you
 this image
 the cats sleeping on toonman's desk

It’s one of those days for takin' a walk outside

we took
 a long walk 
 riverside park

 neither of us 'cared'
 which direction 
which path
 so we just started walking 
we got to the point
 just past the community gardens

we either
 turn to head back
 walk the next leg uptown 

we opted
 to go
 a whole new direction

 we headed
 a sloping path past a hillside of daffs

through the underpass 

along the river

down to 72nd street

 the basketball courts

it was the kind of day
everyone was out


he was waiting
 on thursday morning

 when i knelt down
 to take his photo
 i said hi there
his tail started wagging 

what a cutie

 his person was inside getting coffee
 i guess

 i know
animals inside restaurants or any store that sells food
 thats the law here in nyc 
so i get to see a lot of pups waiting outside 
if not for that
 i wouldn't have a saturday feature

tech #4

 there have been
 4 techs
 come by
the original installation
 back in early march

 as i have said
 every one


the latest tech came on wednesday
 he said
 the signal is strong
 its not the dvr box
 its not the remote
 (one call to t-w got me a person who was insistent the problem was the remote ... it wasn't) 

he decided
 the connection thingies
 those metal male/female
at the ends 
the cables/wires
 were old
 lets replace them

didnt fix the problem

 next up
 will be someone
 a new
 the roof top
 where the 'feed' comes into the building
 our apartment

 since toonman is always home
 no specific appointment has been made 

when the tech who does that task is in the 'hood 
he'll call and come by


 we watch a picture that does all sorts

 watching jeopardy
 the heads and bodies of the contestants
 remained solid
 their middles
 went off 
to the left or was it to the right

 no matter

  i want to go on record here
 as i have to toonman
 the problem 
 the new hr dvr box which had no picture-in-picture capability
one that had

 i believe
 the hd dvrs with p-in-p
 are not the newest
 not compatible
 with the high def signal

 you know 
that rule
 that saying
  'once you have eliminated the impossible,
 whatever remains,
 no matter how improbable, 
must be the truth'

 just sayin'

i believe 
we are at that point

 we can call it 
'daryl's law'