Monthly Archives: April 2012

some days one, some days, the other

Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height.
– George Carlin

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will you please take just a couple of seconds to go to facebook & like zen city design?  i promise it will make you feel good. .

“Kindness is never wasted. If it has no effect on the recipient, at least it benefits the bestower.”
 – S. H. Simmons

loving what is

a byron katie weekend at the sheraton.  beautiful.

“loving what is, and that would be you.”
 – Byron Katie 


just several days ago when the ny post ran a story on the  front  page  about some 28 year old guy who kept an excel spreadsheet to rate all of his dates, and then actually forwarded the spread sheet to one of his dates, i vowed for the ten-thousandth time to permanently remove the ny post from the home page on my laptop.  as ridiculous as it may seem, i,  like so many other peeps in this city, may actually be addicted to the post. that’s right, addicted.  i am an addict.  it’s really all about the headlines. (see page only in the post for more of my favs).

today’s front page:


Guard accidentally shoots self at Metropolitan Museum of Art


Step with care and great tact
And remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft
And never mix up your right foot with your left.
 – Dr. Seuss 

central park life

85 and sunny – a good time was had by all.

“Simplicity is indeed often the sign of truth and a criterion of beauty.”
 – unknown

secret service fail

12 of the presidents ss agents were apparently sent home from their assignment in columbia for involvement in some kind of prostitution scandal.  you gotta love the way only the ny post can tell a story:

“One of the agents did not pay one of the prostitutes, and she complained to the police,”

i can’t be the only one who finds that pretty funny . . .

“It’s a troublesome world. All the people who’re in it are troubled with troubles almost every minute. You ought to be thankful, a whole heaping lot,for the places and people you’re lucky you’re not.”
 – Dr. Seuss 


i’ve got lighters all over the place but often when i need one, i cannot seem to remember the places. i found one recently in a spot i overlooked the last time i searched for a light.

bic in fridge.  seriously?

today’s mantra: all is well.

“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend
–  Henri Bergson

tv in the city

the first four years i lived in the city, i can’t remember turning on the television.  it was much more entertaining to go for a walk.  i’ve seen every single episode of law & order so many times, the repeats are beginning to aggravate me and  these days, really the only thing i watch is oprah’s life class and the tony robbins show which immediately follows life class.

tomorrow my time warner account will be terminated – goodbye land line, tv and internet!  i won’t much miss the land line and i can catch oprah & tony online but i’m still working on the internet thing . . . but it looks like it’s back to street tv.

here are a few clips from recent episodes:

“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how”
 – Friedrich Nietzsche

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job search in the city

 job searching is always ‘interesting’.  (that’s the kindest word i can come up with at the moment)

many people believe it’s hard to find a job these days due to the economy.  i don’t blame the economy.  i do wonder why the peeps who placed these ads get to have a paying job and i don’t.

Assistant Director, Little Angels Education Program:

Little Angels Head Start is a program designed to improve the lives of low income children and families by providing exceptional preschool education to 3 and 4 year old children. . . .

To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume along with salary requirements.
Resume’s without salary will not be excepted.

i suppose spelling skills aren’t absolutely necessary when teaching 3 year old children, but still . . .
(source – just in case you don’t believe me)

Sales Trainer for Healthfirst

Education Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree

Conditions of Employment: Employee must pass pre-employment screening which includes a background check and drug testing. Employee must present documentation to verify minimum of high school educational requirement.
which is it,  high school or college? 

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, stand and travel. 

is this code for disabled / handicapped need not apply?

$400 –Participants needed (ages 45 -60) for Memory & Metabolism Study at NYU Med Center.

A research study at NYU Medical Center is looking for adults ages 45 — 60 for a study on metabolism and brain function.

All participants should not have any medical (other than Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol), neurological, or psychological problems and should be a native English speaker (or have received most of their education in English). (or, american born only)  (source)

and another thing . . . do so many people now have diabetes, high blood pressure & high cholesterol that they are no longer considered medical problems?

I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
 – Woodrow Wilson 


“Don’t tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I’ll tell you what they are.”
–  James W. Frick 

johnnie has an iphone!

i love when the media puts a “good news” story in the headlines and this is a good story.  thank you, peeps at the post, this is the kind of news i like to read about!

this is johnnie:

he’s 92 &  he’s adorable. johnnie has been driving a cab since franklin roosevelt  was president and he loves his job! 

“Spider — nicknamed after a model of the Harley Davidson he used to ride as a member of a Harlem motorcycle club — mixes the old (he wears a tie every day) with the new (an iPhone in a worn leather case dangles from his neck).

And he has no plan to take his foot off the gas any time soon — his hack license, No. 016337, doesn’t expire until 2014. . .

“I drive more slowly now,” he admitted. “I don’t pass anybody, hardly.”

“He goes about 12 miles per hour,” noted depot co-owner Stan Wissak.

But what if an important passenger is in a rush?

“I tell them they need a faster cabby — this one’s too slow,” Footman said. “I do things my way.”

cheers to you, johnnie!  wishing you many more happy years ahead. 

“The worst bankruptcy in the world is the person who has lost his enthusiasm.”
 ~ H.W. Arnold