Thursday, January 19, 2012

allo allo.. has been forever, since I updated this blog. Laziness to write an entire blog post, combined with the quirky world of Twitter is to blame. If there are any of you out there, who follow this lovely little dusty blog, you can catch my rant (or rant with me) on Twitter

That said, I do intent to blog occasionally :)

Saturday, January 29, 2011

storm & snow

We got so much snow the last couple of weeks. It's been fun, but it's sort of become.. bit of an onslaught. There is so much snow -- hills of snow, everywhere. I don't think it's ever going to melt away.

Commuting in to work takes forever, but the humour helps :) It's good to know everybody is in together, and just trying to get through the day.

..and finally, some calming sunshine!

Friday, December 24, 2010

feliz navidad

"pa rum pum pum pum.." - Wishing you and your near & dear a Merry Christmas, and a wonderful New Year. May the days ahead, bring you the smiles and peace your heart desire.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

winter wonderland

I am waiting at the Toronto airport, for my flight back to NYC. The Toronto area got some massive snow yesterday. Sort of early for winter, and snow. For those of you living through the winter, stay warm!

I can't wait to get home, and spend a few days at my cozy little place, before heading to mom & dad for Christmas.

I have always wanted to put up a (real) Christmas pine, decorate it up, have presents, stockings and a wreath at my apartment door. So far, through the years, I have placed a wreath and nothing more. This is because, in the ten years I have lived on the continent, I end up visiting mom & dad. However, as I get older, and continue to build upon my life here, I feel my "life" (and that includes, just about everybody & everything I know, in this wild crazy and cozy town) shall feel my absence this Christmas. And for the very first time, it's mutual. NYC is at its best this time of the year.

Anyway, the good folks at my Condo have brought out the Christmas decor. I took a few rushed pictures on the berry. It looks better in person, I think.

No snow in the city, just yet.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

a cross-post

I do not cross-post, much. However, this post by Alex McNabb is a rare and amazing read for the newbies, the tourists, the ignoramus, you, me and anyone else who care to discover.

Monday, October 04, 2010

a true story

So, I'm stuck in traffic..

Horrendous traffic...

Something beeps, and this warning sign pops up.

I panic, well sort off. I sent a picture via BB messenger to my friend in SHJ (he owns tons of rental cars and knows its mechanisms inside out). He laughs out loud and tells me what to do. I drive to a gas pump. An attendant walks over. I point to the sign. He fills the tires with some air, and checks their pressure. Hands him 20 bucks. He smiles, puzzled. I drive away - never ashamed, and head held high!

The End.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

truths for mature humans

I usually don't post forwards / jokes from friends, but this one, has many everyday truths to it. Like # 2, 13, 16 and 25, happens every so often, with me.

And I'd so appreciate if Google could truly fix # 20. And #26 goes out to all my friends, the Sharjawies in rush hour! Oh! #30 the truth about NYC!

What are your everyday truths? :D

1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.
5. How the heck are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
6. Was learning cursive really necessary?
7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.
10. Bad decisions make good stories.
11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.
12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.
13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.
14. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this - ever.
15. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello?), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What did you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?
16. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.
17. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.
18. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.
19. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.
20. I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.
21. Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the heck was going on when I first saw it.
22. I would rather try to carry 10 over-loaded plastic bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.
23. The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm trying to finish a text.
24. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
25. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?
26. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!
27. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.
28. Is it just me or do high school kids get dumber & dumber every year?
29. There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.
30. As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate bicyclists.
31. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.
32. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet my *** everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first.