Rory and I were walking around the neighborhood yesterday, seeing if anything had changed while we were in Montauk, when I sneezed three times.
A friend was walking by and witnessed the sneeze.
“Are you sick?”
“No, I just sneezed. I always sneeze three times.”
“Sounded like a sick sneeze to me.”
“Oh, I doubt it.”
Well, this morning my throat is scratchy and tight. My head is achey.
That man has mad skillz.
Posted in Animals, Dogs, Friends, Health, Humor, Life, Walking
Tagged Dogs, friends, Health, Humor, life, New York City, sneeze, walking
Oh, the power of the postcard.
I got one earlier this week promoting the new Off-Broadway musical Murder for Two. It intrigued me so much, I bought a ticket to today’s matinee.
Let’s hear it for snail mail!
Murder for Two is a small scale production — just two actors, a piano, limited stage dress and no costume changes — but boy, does it impress!
Both actors play the piano; they take turns, in fact, throughout the show. One actor investigates the murder that has brought us all together. The other plays 12 different suspects, distinguishing each with a simple lilt in his voice, a hand gesture, a carefully used prop.
The songs are clever. The choreography of their movements — exits, entrances, switches between characters and the piano — are on point and brilliant. And the show is funny.
Just so very funny.
The older gentleman seated next to me summed it up best midway through the show when he turned to his wife and said,
“What have you gotten me into?”
Posted in Broadway, Comedy, Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Music
Tagged actors, Broadway, Broadway musical, choreography, comedy, commentary, costume changes, entertainment, hand gesture, Humor, keyed up, matinee, Murder for Two, murder mystery, murder suspects, Music, New York City, Off-Broadway, piano, postcard, prop, review, small scale, snail mail, stage dress, ticket
There are rules on the subway. I’ve outlined them here before…along with my tendency to violate “No eye contact.”
It’s a Southern thang.
But today I found the secret weapon that turned an entire subway car full of New Yorkers. We’re talking eye contact with the person of interest. Eye contact with each other. Smiles even.
Even the most jaded East Coast native can’t resist a cute baby wearing a pink onesie with ears.
Posted in Children, Fashion, Humor, Life, transportation
Tagged babies, children, East Coast, Humor, life, New York City, New Yorkers, no eye contact, person of interest, pink onesie, secret weapon, smiles, Southern, subway, tickled pink, transportation
A funny thing happened on the way to NYU last night.
Well, funny for me…and some random passersby.
A guy I do not know — actually, I do not know anyone in this story — had just bought a slice of pizza at a restaurant on the corner of 33rd Street and Park. He was trying to cross the street before the light changed, so he had quite a bit of momentum on his side.
As it turned out, a bit too much…because he lost his grip and the slice went flying –
Into the gutter.
Now, this is not funny. It’s actually rather sad. He had just bought the slice, he dropped it and now it’s gone.
No, the funny part was his visible indecision on whether or not to pick it up and still eat it.
When it first hit the street, he was going for it. He was going to employ the ‘five-second rule,’ snatch it up and be on his merry way. But then it slid into the gutter….and he just couldn’t do it.
So he cried out in frustration and walked on.
This entertained myself and about three other people for a couple of blocks. We laughed together and joked about it, sadly at his expense. And now I’m blogging about it.
Posted in Comedy, Humor, Life, Restaurants, Walking
Tagged a funny thing happened, comedy, five second rule, gutter, gutter pie, Humor, life, New York City, NYU, Park Avenue, passerby, pizza, restaurants, slice, walking
I was walking down a street in my neighborhood when Rory flushed out a flock of pigeons.
As they flew up into the air, I thought…
“pigeons in flight”
which led to
“sky rockets in flight”
which led to
which led to
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (the guys sing the song a coppola in Ron’s office…remember?)
which led to
which led to
I love lamp.
(And I think Brick would love this one.)
Posted in Animals, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Movies, Music, Walking
Tagged Afternoon Delight, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, animals, Brick, Dogs, how my mind works, Humor, I love lamp, life, Movies, Music, New York City, pigeons, sky rockets in flight, Upper West Side, walking
It’s noon, and I have already been to Central Park and Times Square.
In New York City.
Oh, the things my eyes have seen!!!
Posted in Celebrities, Comedy, Entertainment, Holiday, Humor, Life
Tagged celebrities, Central Park, comedy, entertainment, eye trick, Halloween, hilariousgifs.com, holidays, Humor, Kristen Bell, life, New York City, the things my eyes have seen, Times Square, you can't unsee this
I sold my car when I moved to Boston in 2000, and I would never want a car here in Manhattan.
But perhaps the right car could change my mind –
Only in New York City…
Posted in Automobiles, Cars, Design, Humor, Life, transportation
Tagged automobiles, Boston, cars, design, Humor, life, Manhattan, New York City, paint job
When Rory and I were walking home from Central Park this morning, we crossed paths with a women and her young son, who were presumably on their way to school.
She was explaining what each of the letter grades (A, B, C, D, F) in school meant, to which he replied:
“Why is there no E?”
Huh. Good question.
She said, “There simply isn’t one,” which I didn’t think was a very satisfactory reply.
But I didn’t know the answer either, so I asked the Google machine.
Turns out until the middle of the 20th Century, most schools in the United States used the four letter grading system E, S, N, U — Excellent, Satisfactory, Needs Improvement, and Unsatisfactory.
When they transitioned to the current system, they eliminated the E to avoid confusion.
So, ma’am, that’s what you should have told your little boy.
Gonna have to mark you down for a lack of research.
Posted in Children, Education, Family, Humor, Life, Walking
Tagged Central Park, children, dog, e for effort, education, family, Google, grades, Humor, letter E, letter grading system, life, mother, New York City, school, son, walking
New alarm/ring tone idea for the iPhone and Android:
It certainly whipped me out of bed at 5:30 this morning.
Yes, I’m grouchy about it.
(But if I made millions on the rights, I’d sleep just fine.)
Posted in Airplanes, Humor, Life, transportation
Tagged airplanes, Android, cell phone alarm, cellphones, copyright, helicopters, hovering helicopter, Humor, iPhone, life, moneymaker, New York City, ring tone, transportation, Travel, Upper West Side
Rory and I saw many interesting things during our early morning walk in the neighborhood.
A barefoot walk of shame. A ‘professional’ photographer taking snaps through a storefront window. Twinkling pickle lights.
Yeah, that last one was our favorite, too.
And now I’ve found them online!
Aren’t you just green with envy?!
Posted in Design, Entertainment, Foods, Home, Humor, Life, Walking
Tagged comedy, Dogs, entertainment, Foods, green with envy, home, Humor, life, morning walk, New York City, online, photographer, pickle, pickle lights, Sunday, twinkling lights, walk of shame, walking