Monthly Archives: November 2010

santa fail


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“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”
- Norman Vincent Peale

if we had an italian president


need a laugh?  this is hysterical!

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“Sign language is useful to the deaf but vital to the Italians.”
- Raymond J. Donovan

9 today


i’m not sure i remember being 9.

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happy birthday anna!  i hope this year is so good you will never forget being 9!!

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Anna’s 9th Bday

click on picture for all photos.

“You’re thought about more often than you probably can guess, and thoughts of you just naturally bring smiles of happiness. Now, that it’s your birthday, may each and every warm thought, bring a wish for all the best in life, and all your favourite things.
- anonymous

where will you go?


when teleportation is finally possible, where will you beam yourself first?

first i would follow the dalai lama around for a little while.  then, albert einstein on his 30th birthday, which would be march 14, 1909.  i know that because we share a birthday :)   i would definitely check out the dinasours and then teleport to the year 450 BC and hang with confucious and buddha for a bit.  the london school of economics says the happiest people in the world live in bangledesh so i would stop by there and then i would teleport myself to the day i meet my amazingly wonderful husband and hope that i actually materialize somewhere.

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“Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires”
- Lao Tzu

fistful of mercy


omg these guys were so good at the apollo last night.  they’re my new bffs – all of them – at least i hope they will be soon.  their connection & chemistry on stage is palpable.    i can’t decide which was my fav song of the night – they were all amazing.


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it’s good to know people who call in to radio stations & actually win prime orchestra section seats – good job, d.m!

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“I think people who can truly live a life in music are telling the world, “You can have my love, you can have my smiles. Forget the bad parts, you don’t need them. Just take the music, the goodness, because it’s the very best, and it’s the part I give”
– George Harrison

“Love one another” (His last words)
- George Harrison

winter socks


i made a commitment to myself that this year i am not going to complain about the cold.  i’m just wondering if it’s unusual for it to be in the 20′s & low 30′s in november.  i think it’s unusual.  it’s 34 degrees right now.  but i’m not complaining about the weather.  i’m complaining about socks.  i hate socks.  they squeeze my toes.  i don’t like the way they feel on the bottom of my feet either.  i’ve tried yoga socks (which are like toe-sox but with the ends of toes cut off) but i think my toes are too fat because they feel like they’re being strangled when i wear yoga socks for more than an hour or two.  if it wasn’t so cold i wouldn’t have to wear them – but i’m not complaining about the cold, i’m complaining about the socks.

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“I washed a sock. Then I put it in the dryer. When I took it out, it was gone.”
- Rod Schmidt

criminal possession of stolen poultry!


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This birdbrained bandit took turkey stuffing to a whole new level. Brooklyn teen was caught on video shoving a 12-pound turkey breast into his baggy sweatpants . . . As for the turkey, it went right back on the shelf. . . Marte insisted the $84 worth of Boar’s Head Oven Gold “was in good condition” . . . .

It’s not the first time he used his pants to stash a five-finger discount, sources said.

Williams was arrested on Aug. 5 after trying to smuggle seven cans of Red Bull out of a bodega on Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint, authorities said.

read:  Nov. 5 2010

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i would like to be reporter for the ny post.  i can imagine sitting at my desk when the call comes in –  “hurry! breaking story in bed-stuy – - get over to marcus garvey boulevard asap – poultry in pants!”

“i’m on it!” i would reply.  then i would hang up the phone, spin around and grab my jacket off the back of my chair like they do on tv and head out to the scene.  that has to be a fun job!

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“Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.”
– Oscar Wilde

goof ball


this is my goofy brother on halloween.  i think he had more fun than most of the kids this weekend.

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here are the normal members of his family – the bunny;

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the geisha:

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and his wife, laura, who he  referred to as his “old lady”  all day long.

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“Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!”
- Amanda Bradley

is this right?



26°F

i’ts 6:24 am.  i am having some coffee and wondering –

is this really happening?

26 degrees. i checked 3 different weather sites just to be sure this was really happening – and apparently, it is.  i’m afraid to take ivan out for a walk – here we go!

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“It’s good to be just plain happy, it’s a little better to know that you’re happy; but to understand that you’re happy and to know why and how and still be happy, be happy in the being and the knowing, well that is beyond happiness, that is bliss.” – Henry Miller


weekend wildlife


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“Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.”
Mahatma Gandhi