in nyc you’ll find people of all colors, shapes & sizes – animals too. since most residents ‘weekend out east‘, on sunday, i hung out with this guy in central park.
“Life was never meant to be a struggle, just a gentle progression from one point to another, much like walking through a valley on a sunny day.”
~ Stewart Wilde
Posted in animals, central park, nature, ny city life, nyc, Photography
Tagged birds, central park, egret, manhattan, NYC, unusual animals
i want to meet the person who created this. i know we could be good friends. . . . .
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
A 3-year-old girl who was pronounced dead after a fever woke up a day later — in a coffin, during her funeral . . . . the toddler was taken to a local hospital on Friday after suffering a severe fever.
“During that time, the attending clinic personnel and physician confirmed that the young patient had no more pulse and was clinically dead last Saturday morning about 9 a.m.,” Teelan said. The grave error was only discovered when a funeral attendee removed the cover of the girl’s coffin and saw her head move . . . . .
The family is seeking treatment at a better-equipped hospital.
the family is seeking treatment at a better-equipped hospital???
. . . . well now there’s an idea worth investigating.
ny post story
“Man cannot live by incompetence alone.”
~ Charlotte Whitton
in the event you were planning a vacation to the city, you may want to re-think your travel plans – or at least stay on top of this story from the post . . . . .
Help, my giant poisonous spider is missing — and she’s pregnant!
A hairy Mexican red rump tarantula named Penelope is on the loose in Park Slope. . . . “She’s mostly active at night and she tends to hide in dark corners,” . . . On the sign, the pet owner asks whoever finds her to put her in a “tupperware bowl” with holes, so she can breathe.
When you seek it, you cannot find it.
~ Zen Proverb
Posted in animals, good to know, humor, New York, news, ny city life, nyc, zen
Tagged brooklyn, help, lost, ny post, NYC, park slope, poisonous spider, pregnant, tarantula
what do you think are the chances of hitting a hole in one?
according to golf digest, it’s one in 12,500 – which is precisely why i don’t golf. i will never understand why people think it’s so much fun to hit a ball around the grass to get it into a hole that it would take 12,500 swings, to actually achieve 100% success, just one time. . . . but people do love it – and my mom is one of those people – and today she got a hole in one!
here she is; the hole-in-one winner:
and because this is not her first hole-in-one, she is eligible for the multiple hole-in-one winner gold star award!
“It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.”
~ Hank Aaron
Posted in amazing people, family, happiness, humor, success
Tagged "odds of hitting a hole in one", golf, golf digest, hole-in-one, mom, noel cagnassola, raritan valley country club
last night i was on the phone with a friend when a call from an 800 number beeped in. assuming it was a telemarketer i ignored the call. earlier today, i realized that i had a message from the 800# call last night. it was katelin from ticketmaster. she wanted to verify that i had authorized a $967.80 debit card charge for tickets to the miami heat / nets game last evening.
the first thing question that came to mind was, is that baseball or basketball? the next thought i had was, why would i authorize a charge for $967.80 when i had less than $500 in my bank account?
i now have negative $457.
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
Posted in complaint department, life, ny city life, nyc, prayer, thoughts, zen
Tagged basketball, brooklyn, citibank, debit card, Fraud, nets v miami heat, sports, theft
a day, a week, a month ~ it can seem like forever ~ almost never ending, and it can seem like just yesterday ~ both perceptions happening simultaneously.
how does that work?
“Time moves in one direction, memory in another.”
~ William Gibson
just a few weeks ago i told you the story of joe, the 96 year old man who got sick after eating his birthday cake which had a rat baked right into it. i will try to limit the number of disturbing posts like that, but i will need a little help from the food industry . . . .
today, the ny post reported the story of robin. robin ordered a salad for lunch from guy & gallard on west 40th street. in her own words, here’s what she got in her salad:
“It was the craziest thing,” she said. “After a few bites, I look down at my fork, and think, ‘Oh, is that a piece of asparagus?’And then I saw that it had eyes, and an arm.”
the post reported,
Sandusky repackaged the head with the salad and sent it back to the deli, which promptly gave her a refund.
it’s good to know she got her money back.
i’ve spent the day wondering if she simply saw the lizard, or actually stabbed it with her fork.
“Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along.”
~ Paramahansa Yogananda
Posted in animals, complaint department, good to know, humor, life, news, nyc, rodents
Tagged cake, food, guy & gallard, lizard lunch, ny post, nyc chelsea restaurant, rat, reptile, salad
just like every day, i checked my phone for the temperature outside before taking ivan out for his morning stroll. it said 64 degrees. the sun was pouring in my windows. 64 & sunny . . . . it’s going to be a great day!
completely under dressed for the actual 46 degree temp outside, i arrived home a bit chilly and totally confused. i checked my phone again. 64 degrees. at first i wondered if my phone had picked up on the industrial strength warm weather thoughts i had been having for so long and was just trying to make me happy.
then i noticed that the time under the weather was displayed as 7:31 pm, rather than am, and i chalked the whole thing up to the power of my electronic disorder.
“The use of the will as the projector of mentative currents is the real base of all mental magic.”
~ William Walker Atkinson
it’s already after 3:30 in the afternoon and i’ve done nothing else but try to get some information on health insurance so far today. i have none. this is why:
You are now chatting with Shawn. Welcome to eHealthInsurance’s live chat service. How can I help you today?
laurie: Hi, It says the full brochure for plan summary is not available online – can I get one mailed to me?
laurie: this is the plan I am interested in: Empire Essential Guided Access (cbjw) $427.33/mo
laurie: Are you there?
laurie: This is a great service you offer – this live chat thing . . . .
laurie: Did you die?
Shawn: Thank you for holding…
laurie: Im not holding. I will call a real company. It was a simple question.
Shawn: in this case, you may expedite your research by calling us at 877-731-3655 and let our licensed representatives look into that for you
Shawn: I apologize, a Chat Operator cannot discuss benefits through Chat.
a few of the many questions that arise for me include;
why does shawn have a job and i do not?
what exactly is shawn’s job?
supposedly he’s a customer service rep for e-health, yet he is unable to discuss health benefits through chat?
he’s an e-health customer service representative who’s function is to refer me to a real representative?
have i gone insane?
“Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.”
~ Dale Carnegie