Archive for May, 2009


>Industry Fears U.S. May Quit New Car Habit
By MICHELINE MAYNARD
People are making do with the cars they have, leaving the automotive industry to debate, and worry, about what the new normal will be once the recession ends.

~The New York Times~

~ ON THIS DAY ~

On May 31, 1889, more than 2,000 people perished when a dam break sent water rushing through Johnstown, Pa.

~The New York Times~

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>Weird people

>You may think from my recent posts that I am of the opinion that only Manhattan has weird people. That is not true, the town I live in is full of weird people, what was that? You already know, I live there. HA ha.

Today Gwen and I were at Target getting cat litter and a green pen. I saw this woman in front of us wearing pajama bottoms. I didn’t think anything of it at first, flannel pants are rather popular, and she must like teddy bears, considering she had them all over her butt. Then I looked down at her feet, she was wearing slippers, real slippers, not Crocs sandals that have been turned into slippers by virtue of that’s all I wear them for. Maybe that doesn’t seem weird to you, but I think its weird to go shopping in your nightclothes. But then considering I put makeup on to go to Target, maybe I’m not the best judge.

>On May 30, 1958, unidentified soldiers killed in World War II and the Korean conflict were buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

~The New York Times

>After I left Starbucks, some things happened that I just had to come on here and relate. First a little background.

My nail salon is on the corner of Madison Ave. and 36th St. Macy’s is in Herald Square which is at the corner of 34th St. and 7th Ave. Macy’s is having a Lancome giveaway. Since the kids were going to a movie and I was so close to Macy’s already, I decided to go there and get some makeup and get the free gift. As I was walking down 34th St to 7th Ave, this woman and her friend were behind me and she was talking really loud, “You know how if your bigger in the bust your clothes will go . . . ” I was trying to not listen, at the same time I was trying to so I could blog about it, but her voice was very annoying. Somehow they got ahead of me, and I kept trying to get in front of them to get away from them but I couldn’t, I didn’t want to slow down cause I really wanted to get to Macy’s. When we got to Herald Square she started in on, ‘This is Herald Square where the Macy’s Day Parade is.” Crossing the street I tried to go around them again but couldn’t, there were too many people. Then she says, “You know those plastic sippy cups? I like to fill them with wine for when I go to the park with the kids . . .” That’s when I ran. Fortunately they were not going to Macy’s.

After I left Macy’s I walked up 7th Avenue to go to GCT to catch the train home. When I got to 42nd Street. I saw Mickie and Minnie Mouse, walking side by side carrying these red felt bags. Mickie had one of those kids backpacks on that looks like a stuffed animal. Fortunately they did not look at me so I didn’t scream and call them pedophiles. That’s a long story for another time, or never. Then up at the corner was Elmo, he was taller then me, I walked behind him where he couldn’t see me. I have an unreasonable fear of stuffed animals that are bigger then me and walk.

>Remember I posted about dropping a meatball on my pants the other day? Well today I spilled milk on my calendar. My wall calendar. . . . Think on that for a while.

Right now I am sitting in Starbucks across the street from my nail salon. I should be going home, but the kids are going to see a movie so I don’t feel the need to rush.

Em & D are in the city now, she’s been sending me text messages. The last one informed me they were at Marie Belle’s on Madison. They got a free night at a hotel because of D’s trip to Toronto.

The Boss and I went to lunch today, as we were walking towards Mario’s we say this woman with a manikin, really, a full size naked woman with high heels. Boss said she was anatomically correct, I didn’t look that closely. After we passed her, he said ‘Don’t say anything.’ I shook my head and he continued, ‘Like what the f*** is she doing with that?!’

I was going to stop at the eye place to see if my contacts were in but I forgot, if they are open when I get back I will go in and bug them.

>Audio Slide Show: Pinched by a Paycut
Jeff and Sharon Ferrell and their four children struggle on 10 percent less income each month.

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~ ON THIS DAY ~

On May 29, 1953, Mount Everest was conquered as Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and sherpa Tenzing Norgay of Nepal became the first climbers to reach the summit.

~The New York Times~

Police Officer Fatally Shot in Harlem
By RUSS BUETTNER and AL BAKER
The police officer, who was assigned to patrol the city’s housing projects, had just gotten off duty.
~The New York Times~

>Star Trek is #1!

>2009 Box Office figures, thus far:

Star Trek : $194,828,380
Monsters Vs. Aliens : $193,972,168
Wolverine : $166,381,907 4,102
Fast and Furious : $153,673,510 3,674
Paul Blart: Mall Cop : $146,336,178
Taken : $144,803,118 3,184
Watchmen : $107,507,846 3,611
He’s Just Not That Into You : $93,927,443
Angels & Demons : $91,641,163 3,527

O.K., I know I said no more Trek, but this is the very last one. I promise.

>Little things

>I got up late today, didn’t oversleep, just got up at my usual late time instead of when my alarm went off. So I was rushing around and right now my left eye feels like there’s something in it. Anyway, I grabbed my sweat jacket off my bed instead of going to my closet to get my L.L. Bean jacket. Today the glass in Em’s van is being replaced, (I posted about this earlier here) so Stitch dropped me off so she could use my car today. 

Yesterday I forgot I didn’t have any oatmeal so I just ate my fruit. Last night we stopped at Stop ‘N’ Shop and got oatmeal, and I brought it in with me today. I stopped at Starbucks to get a tea and I got a yogurt parfait, for breakfast. When I had breakfast in my bag. *SIGH* I don’t know why I do these things. When I got off the subway it was raining. Not a heavy rain, just enough to wish I had my nice L.L. Bean jacket (which would have been perfect for the weather) instead of my sweat jacket with its itty bitty tiny hood. I can’t think of what else I had to say.

>On May 28, 1984, President Reagan led a state funeral at Arlington National Cemetery for an unidentified American soldier killed in the Vietnam War.

~The New York Times~

>Missed Midnight

>Kind of knew I would, but wanted to get ready for bed. This way, when I finish I can just put my laptop away and go to sleep.

Wednesday it was actually colder then Tuesday, and this is not right. We are going into summer, the days should be getting warmer. Other then that and the big black SUV tailgating me on the way to church, today was uneventful. Well one little thing, I went out to get lunch and this man was walking his toy Doxie, who proceeded to jump on me, not mean, very friendly. So I scratched the dog’s head. I got a meatball sub, don’t know why, I was going for soup. When I got back and sat down, I said to myself, why did I get a meatball sub, (with marinara sauce) when I am wearing light aqua pants? Sure enough, I dropped a meatball on myself and got sauce on one of my pant legs. When I went to try to get it out, I notice dirt on my other leg, from the Doxie jumping on me. *Sigh* Tomorrow night I will be doing laundry I think.

That’s it, going to bed now.