i know what it’s like to lose stuff. i lost my gumby doll about 8 years ago and it still haunts me. according to the post, someone left this receipt in an atm machine in east hampton. the source identified him as a wall street executive and i believe them because a woman would never do such a thing. simply becaue it’s the right thing do, do i would like to find this man to help him recover his lost receipt.
if you have any leads, please contact me at once. thank you.
“The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this?”
Henry David Thoreau
one thing i miss about no longer living on e. 73rd street are the occasional thong man sightings ( you can find them here, here, and here ). if he ever wanders down into the 50’s i don’t know, but i have not spotted him once since i moved to e. 52nd street. i like thong man.
it’s no surprise that you’ll find things are a bit more risque down in the village when compared to the ues – and this weekend while wandering around downtown, i discovered this man out doing a little shopping in his negligee.
“It is astonishing what a lot of odd minutes one can catch during the day, if one really sets about it”
Dinah Maria Mulock
i love it when presidents come to town – as long as i don’t have to travel anywhere, of course. the city closes off all the streets, moves all the trash cans from every corner, stations 6 cops on every single corner and set up blockades all along the route – the pomp & circumstance is fabulous. first the test cars come through – usually a couple of black escalades, then a few nypd cars, a couple of motorcycle cops and maybe even some kind of completely non-descript taurus or something. that’s when you know he’ll be arriving within 20 minutes or so.
motorcycle cops lead the motorcade. lots of them – followed by a slew of escalades with security men peering out of every window, then the presidential limos – 2 of them. apparently that’s to fool possible assassins – seems a bit silly to me but luckily i’m not in charge. after a bunch more escalades, cop cars, ambulances and some more cops on motorcycles – and then it’s over. obama was escorted all the way to daniels for dinner. here he is driving right past my apartment last night.
obama did wave to the crowd which left me wondering about the 2 limo fool -the- people strategy. i hope he ordered the crab cakes.
“Life is a brief, small, and transitory phenomenon in an obscure corner, not at all the sort of thing that one would make a fuss about if one were not personally concerned”
there are several questions i have about the weather report today. first, today is wednesday and i wonder if it’s going to be sunny with little white puffy clouds floating about or, if the sky will be be filled with fat dark gray clouds spitting red lightning bolts? second, i question the red bolts of lightning.
“I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.”
– Harry Emerson
today i celebrate you & the great accomplishments of all the cag dads . . .
8 8 8888
and a happy birthday to pop who would have been 109 today. i know you’re celebrating today with a giant smile! i love you all!!!
“A father is a fellow who has replaced the currency in his wallet with the snapshots of his kids.”
Feds drop charges against Osama bin Laden
You can’t try a dead terrorist.
A judge today signed off on the feds’ decision to drop hundreds of criminal charges against Osama bin Laden, more than six weeks after heroic Navy Seals killed the murderous al Qaeda leader inside his hideout in Pakistan. story
“It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.”
– Mark Twain
“Save Money. Live Better.”
e-mail of the day:
Jennifer’s wedding day was fast approaching. Nothing could dampen her
excitement – not even her parent’s nasty divorce.
Her mother had found the PERFECT dress to wear, and would be the best-dressed mother-of-the-bride ever!
A week later, Jennifer was horrified to learn that her father’s new,
young wife had bought the exact same dress as her mother! Jennifer asked her father’s new young wife to exchange it, but she refused. “Absolutely not! I look like a million bucks in this dress, and I’m wearing it,” she replied.
Jennifer told her mother who graciously said, ”Never mind sweetheart. I’ll get
another dress. After all, it’s your special day.”
A few days later, they went shopping, and did find another gorgeous dress for
her mother. When they stopped for lunch, Jennifer asked her mother, ”Aren’t you going to return the other dress? You really don’t have another occasion where you could wear it.”
Her mother just smiled and replied, ”Of course I do, dear ….. I’m wearing it to
the rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding.”
that’s funny. . .
“He laughs best who laughs last.”
my 10 year old niece has been begging to sleep over for a long time now. she wants to come just by herself and leave her younger sister sara, at home because once sara got to sleep over aunt laurie’s by herself.
now that the weather is warm there are a lot more ways to entertain a 10 year old for a weekend. i was thinking i would take her to the city pool up on 77th for some fun – until i read this:
New York’s 54 outdoor pools are great places for summer fun and active recreation. Each summer over one million visitors learn to swim, keep fit, make friends, and beat the summer heat.
For everybody’s health, safety, and protection, we ask our guests to observe the following rules:
- Bathing suits must be worn on the deck and in the water. Men’s bathing suits must have mesh linings. Hats may be worn on the deck for sun protection but are not allowed in the water. Plain white T-shirts may be worn over bathing suits if desired. Sneakers are not permitted. Rubber flip flops or water shoes are permitted.
- No urinating or defecating in the pools.
- Children under 16 must be at least eight inches taller than the maximum water depth to enter the pool without adult supervision. Specific height requirements are posted at every pool.
- No person will be permitted in the pool having: skin lesions, sores, or inflamed eyes, mouth, nose, or ear discharge, carrying communicable disease or having any type of bandage, adhesive tape, etc., on their body.
- All bathers must take a shower in the locker room before entering the pool.
- Patrons must provide and use their own padlock. No responsibility is assumed for lost articles. A standard master or combination lock is recommended. Small luggage locks are not permitted.
- The use of swimming aids, water toys, and flotation devices is prohibited.
- Electronic equipment, including radios, cameras, and cellular phones, is not allowed on pool deck.
- Eating or drinking is permitted only in designated areas. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
- Beach chairs, baby strollers, bags, blankets, or beach balls are not permitted on the pool deck. We will make our best effort to secure strollers.
- Follow the directives of lifeguards, Parks staff, and the police.
- Ball playing, running, jumping, using profane language or other forms of disruptive and disorderly behavior are prohibited.
- No diving, except in designated areas.
- No smoking, pets, or glass bottles permitted.
- Books and bound periodicals are permitted on the pool deck. Newspapers are not.
sheeesh! sounds like almost as much fun as eating glass.
i suppose we can go to the zoo again.
“That’s the thing about free will, he told us. You can drag me along, but there’s no way in hell you can make me have fun.”