Monthly Archives: February 2010

snow person

here is the clear winner of the best snow person on 73rd st. contest.




“Snowmen fall from Heaven unassembled”
 – anonymous

worst blizzard ever

i don’t know whos idea of a blizzard this was.  at 8:30 this morning it seemed promising. 

by 11:00 it was like a heavy drizzle and now it’s pretty much a giant pile of slushy slop out there.  there is less snow now than there was at 8:30 this morning, the roads & sidewalks are clear and the snow is melting as it lands on the ground.  so i turned on the news to see how the media was going to back peddle out of this after yesterday’s hype about the “blizzard”.   well, they seem to have decided to simply act as if we were having a big storm anyway.  they are on almost every channel talking about how the storm will affect the commute, how all the kids are having sooo much fun in the park, how everything was cancelled today, how the inches are adding up – and on & on & on & on about absolutely nothing at all.  they do not mention that the reason school and rail roads were cancelled was because they were actually cancelled (for today), yesterday – in anticipation of the huge storm!  now they have resorted to stories about the snow plow drivers and kids who shovel driveways for money.   “coverage will continue throughout the evening.”   i have no doubt coverage will continue into tomorrow – unless a real news story comes along.  in my opinion, this was the worst blizzard ever.  oy.


“It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”
 – Mark Twain


5-Day Forecast

  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
  Sunshine giving way to clouds Blizzard Mostly sunny with a cold wind Mostly sunny and cold Mostly sunny
42°F/6°C 30°F/-1°C 32°F/0°C 33°F/1°C 34°F/1°C
29°F/-2°C 26°F/-3°C 23°F/-5°C 21°F/-6°C 23°F/-5°C
  Sunshine Blizzard Mostly sunny Mostly sunny


I’ll keep you posted.


“Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery.”
 Bill Watterson

must see!

new favorite word

ok,  words . . .  or, really a greeting.

tashi delek


in tibeten,  tashi = auspicious,  de = happiness,  lek = perfect

translated as ‘my wishes for your auspiciousness,  happiness & perfections.

tashi delek to all!


“The practice of bodisattva is to love all sentient beings – no matter what”
 – ZaChoeje Rinpoche

jan haus


next sunday i’m going with ivan.


“If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

i hate when that happens

i love the picture on the top of my blog page.  i took it on the corner of 57th and lex about a year ago and i just love it.  whenever i go to another website or blog i’m always thinking how my picture is so much better than their picture.  well, you know just what you’re going to get when you think like that . . .  yup, a website with a better picture!  what a way to put a damper on an already boring evening. here it is, the picture from the nyc won temple site:



“Men cannot see their reflection in running water, but only in still water”
 – Chuang Tzu

27 and snow

unfortunately we’ll probably miss the blizzard that has hit washington dc and is moving its way up north.  i love snow in the city – especially on the weekends – very especially on sundays.  today is saturday and ivan and i just ran into lenny on his way to the diner on 1st avenue and 73rd street.    he was wearing his giant sized blue parka and shorts.



“Has a woman who knew she was well-dressed ever caught a cold?”
 Friedrich Nietzsche

caught using dummy in carpool lane

  The tipoff was the sunglasses.

A New Yorker faces a $135 traffic fine for using a mannequin as her plus-one in the high-occupancy lane of the Long Island Expressway.

An alert sheriff’s deputy on Long Island became suspicious when he saw the “passenger” wearing sunglasses and using the visor. The only problem: The sky was overcast.

When he stopped the vehicle, he found the mannequin, fully dressed with a long dark wig, blazer, shirt and scarf.

The 61-year-old driver left with a summons.


another tipoff: no legs.


“The world is but a canvas to the imagination.”
 – Henry David Thoreau

1887 : first groundhog day

On this day in 1887, Groundhog Day, featuring a rodent meteorologist, is celebrated for the first time at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. According to tradition, if a groundhog comes out of its hole on this day and sees its shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather; no shadow means an early spring.

i wonder how many times it’s accurate.

something to think about today?  i don’t think i’ll give it any more time in my head.


“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.”