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Sunday, November 21, 2010

I know...

It's funny to see the things around you if you just open your eyes. I thoroughly enjoy watching people and often get caught doing so...WHOOPS! Oh well. Here's what I learned this weekend by watching others:

1) Playing video games is inherently innate in boys - I watched a boy that was only 4 years old, at the most, play Super Mario Cart on his Nintendo DS with great ease. He didn't need any help turning it on or getting it started! The only flaw was that the game wouldn't get started right away so he took out the cartridge and blew on it! HAHAHAHA! Does anyone else remember doing this with their regular Nintendo games as a kid? I do! Blowing on them was the magic trick to making them work properly again. Who came up with this genius idea?

2) There are extremely talented musicians and vocalists that perform in the subways in NYC - I witnessed an 8 to 9 year old boy playing a keyboard in the Union Square station with such proficiency that he's surely destined to be a star someday. I couldn't help but to wonder where his parents were though. I didn't see anyone who looked like they were his parental figures.

3) Maintaining southern charm and manners in this city is a MUST - I noticed an elderly woman who was impeccably dressed searching for something on the sidewalk this evening. I will admit that I passed her by at first, but I felt a tug on my soul so I turned around. I found out that the woman had lost her hearing aids. My heart sank for her. She said they must have fallen out of her purse and onto the sidewalk. She was able to find one, but not the other. I will say a prayer for her tonight that the other one appears.

4) The leaves remain on the trees much longer in the city - I haven't noticed any leaves on the ground until this past week. The sidewalks are fairly clean at all times for the most part, but the leaves suddenly appeared on them one morning. Rocky is thrilled since he has something to do his business in. He makes a bee-line for a small pile of leaves like no one's business. I haven't seen this much enthusiasm out of the dog in days.

5) It's nearly THANKSGIVING!!! This is the start of the holiday season for My Hero and I. We usually wait until Thanksgiving Day to watch our favorite holiday movie, but we only made it to the first of November this year to watch National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. My favorite quote from the movie is the scene where Clark Griswold (the dad) failed to get the light display to work on his house. One of the grandmothers says, "Talk about pissing your money away!" Audrey (the daughter of Clark) says, "He worked really hard, Grandma." The grandfather pipes up and says, "So do washing machines!" END SCENE. HAHAHAHA! Oh, Chevy Chase, I heart you!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sunday...that's my fun day!

As promised, here are a few of the other pictures from our afternoon together a couple weekends ago. My Hero looked so dashing that I just had to capture the moments. We are trying to get outside as much as possible before the weather gets too cold and bitter to enjoy it.
(We found a shoe store with my name on the window)
(We attended a Dooney & Bourke event put on by Lucky magazine.
Sadly, we walked out empty handed)
(My Hero loves Times Square)

Sunday, November 7, 2010


My Hero and I had so much fun this weekend. It was the first weekend since July that we've been able to spend all Saturday and all Sunday together. We did so many random things. Here's a taste of just one of them.

We decided to take advantage of the extra hour that we gained this weekend by living that hour twice...the first hour was in Times Square and the second was curled up on our couch watching bad movies on TBS.

Times Square never goes dark so we headed out there around 1:00 AM Sunday morning to walk around, get some hot chocolate and just enjoy being together. I've mentioned it before, but we also like to act like tourists even though we live in the city. This was a great opportunity to take pictures just like all the other people in Times Square! Here's a small taste of what was an impromptu idea so it's not perfectly executed, but we had fun doing it!

Here's the original shot...

Here's our attempt at recreating the moment...

Here's one more fun shot just for good measure. I love My Hero.

Friday, November 5, 2010

In a New York Minute

Happy Friday, All!!! Here's a great thought to get you through your day that's appropriate for any location in the world, but I found it especially appropriate for New York City since there are SO many people here that NEVER seem to be walking at my pace. I am either getting run over or slowed to a snail's pace at the most inopportune time.

"Have you ever noticed...any one going slower than you is an idiot? And anyone going faster than you is a maniac."
-George Carlin