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I've gone to my farm in Kentucky for the weekend. It's a great place to relax, do a little hard physical labor, and forget about the rest of the world. If you don't have such a place, I highly suggest you get one.

In the meantime, here's a little something that I found for you that's a great excuse to listen to Ella and Louis sing it.

See you on Monday.

J. Peterman

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October 11, 2009 1:49 AM
First-com Hfrost said...

I always look forward to reading here.  As I can not myself travel as I once did and will again.  The reading here keeps me sane.

October 11, 2009 5:22 AM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

Boy, Have YOU Got a Wrong Number !!!!!!!

October 11, 2009 7:48 AM
1198 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Doc Nolan said...

Growing up outside of New York I have scores of stories about 'The City' -- but they're all pre-Giuliani.  From all I've heard, the city I knew (best depicted in Midnight Cowboy) exists no more... except in my memories.... I'll see how today's converstion goes to see which (if any) of my True Confessions is appropriate for 'the flow' today.... Later!

October 11, 2009 8:14 AM
Atticus_1 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Bert said...

Jalopkin,   nice  going,    you've  probably  scared  away  our  new  poster.    Now  get  off  the  window  ledge,   come  back  inside,   and  take  your  psychotropic  medications  like  the  rest  of  the  "regulars."

October 11, 2009 8:41 AM
1198 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Doc Nolan said...

HFrost:  You're in good company here....  as always, 'life is a trail, not a camp,' and we're all strung out along the trail walking before, behind, and (once in a while) alongside you.  And if variety is the spice of life, this is a dang Indian grocery store, considering the variety of spices availableoff the shelves!

October 11, 2009 8:49 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...

  
When our daughter in Manhattan calls chuckling, it is probably going to be one of those deals where she has seen or is seeing something there that you wouldn't see here or maybe anywhere else.

"Dad, I'm standing in front of CBS and some men in one of those utility bucket trucks, apparently too impatient to wait for nature, are plucking the leaves from the maples."

O. Henry must have been spinning in his grave.

I'll clear off to make space for Pirate who should be well rested and well armed.



 

October 11, 2009 8:50 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Julia Masi said...

Giuliani rode the Midnight Cowboy and his posse out of Manhattan.  Disney is keeping the Great White Way clean and Times Square Church has cornerned the market on saving souls just a stone's throw away from the old Minnesota Strip. The lights have gotten brighter and Manhattan has gotten better, maybe because alternative lifestyles are mainstream.  Now, you can sit in Central Park or Washington Square Park with your book and enjoy the fall foilage.  These days the only reason to panic in needle park is if you shredded your prescription for Zoloft. 

October 11, 2009 9:04 AM
Atticus_1 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Bert said...

Slightly  Off  Topic:   Rush  Limbaugh  accepts  offer  to  become  a  judge  in  2010  Miss  America  Contest  {This  is  NOT  a  drill }.    Look  for  him  to  go  off  the  reservation,    nominating  Sarah  Palin  and  June  Cleaver,    declaring  restriction  concerning  married  contestants  to  be  "typical  liberal  media  bias."

October 11, 2009 9:07 AM
004 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 korthal said...

The only time I've been to New York was for a tony wedding.
 
Rehearsal dinner at Windows (no more) in the Tower and a wedding not to be forgotten at Tavern on the Green.
 
It was a short trip with a little shopping at Macy's.
 
Got to go again with my friend from NYC.

October 11, 2009 10:12 AM
3905 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 cuukoo1 said...

bert maybe you should take your own advise....and take your meds...!  how'd the lil' crepe paper dress turn out? 
 
morning!

October 11, 2009 10:23 AM
Atticus_1 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Bert said...

Cuukoo1:  Good  morning,  virtual  friend.   Sunday  morning  I  consistently  make  the  mistake  of  saturating  myself  with  news  &  commentaries  on  all  of  the  networks,  and  when  the  prognosis  for  America  seems  so  "guarded"  I  have  been  known  to  become  a  tad  sarcastic.
Give  me  a  moment,  I  will  post  on  my  pictures  page  a  revision  of  my  original  plan,  it  worked  just  fine.   The  full   crepe  paper  dress  idea  went  downhill  with  the  intermittent  rain,  but  I  did  get  one  dog  "suited  up"  just  enough  to  send  the  "wink  &  hug"  signal  to  my  stepdaughter  and  her  guests.   

October 11, 2009 10:45 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

My father was a New York City architect and his father was a NewYork City architect (Carlyle Hotel for example).  I was raised walking around the city.  Every block has a story, my father would say and its true.  It IS the greatest city on earth (as many cities one happens to be in can be).  Yes there is traffic, yes accomodations can be expensive, but no where are the people friendlier--one might have to say hello first--and it is possible to stay occupied and fascinated 24/7 for free.  Perhaps one of you who are less technology-challenged than I could treeat us to Francis Albert singing Autumn in NY! Have a great day its gorgeous and I am going to Cape Cod for lunch.

October 11, 2009 10:59 AM
3905 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 cuukoo1 said...

well, i'm packing my mailbag (i've entered again today) with banned books, fluffernutter sandwiches, my thurber's dog mentality, and catching the sepia club car just in time to tour nyc's parks, then i'm heading straight for the moon to observe the sun settin over utah. all the while remembering it's my civic duty to not to leave any trash behind.....so many rules..so many amendments....none though as important as the 1st.

October 11, 2009 11:18 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

No, the first rule is DO NO HARM ,after that, the first rule should be make yourself a good day.

October 11, 2009 11:38 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...

  
RY,

If she had not died forty-eight years ago, I would wonder if you had been hanging out with Mom.

"Who cares if: 'it didn't hurt anybody,' did it do anybody any good?"

October 11, 2009 11:39 AM
1198 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Doc Nolan said...

On a June trip to New Jersey I took the #61 bus from Newark Airport to downtown Newark (to catch the Raritan Valley commuter train out of Penn Station).  Interesting bus trip... interesting characters... interesting storefronts.... I never made it across the Hudson River to 'the city'.  Maybe all my memories leave me uninterested in Manhattan... HOWEVER, I really need to visit Isamu Noguchi Museum in Brooklyn some day.... http://www.noguchi.org

October 11, 2009 11:43 AM
1198 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Doc Nolan said...

I'm very lucky to have a Noguchi 'refuge' here in Houston -- the Cullen Sculpture Garden.  http://www.mfah.org/sculpturegarden

October 11, 2009 11:50 AM
800 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Michael said...

We skipped autumn yesterday.  My front tree was full of leaves on Friday.  Friday night and Saturday morning, it snowed about 4 inches.  By Saturday afternoon, all of the leaves from that tree had fallen, and I couldn't see the snow in some places.  The same thing happened in my back yard with my neighbor's tree, except that all THOSE leaves were still bright green. 
 
Luckily, it is supposed to warm up later this week, and I'll be able to rake (or mow) the leaves.

October 11, 2009 11:55 AM
1198 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Doc Nolan said...

In way of past history, I was once crazy enough (after missing the last bus back to Jersey) to try to sleep in the Port Authority Bus terminal.  (A  police officer woke me, told me I was crazy since I was sure to get robbed, and told me to stay awake until the 6 a.m. bus).  Oh, and there was the time I did volunteer work at The Catholic Worker and they 'put me up' for the night's lodging in a flop house.  (The night's lodging cost less than a dollar).  I remember the coughing old men -- vividly.  Then there was the time I slept in my car on the upper West Side (the Jewish neighborhood near Fort Tryon Park) to save money; I met my girlfriend the next day and we 'hung out' at her friend's parents house in the Hispanic upper East Side overlooking the East River.  Oh, then there was the time I hitchhiked out of Manhattan (Lincoln tunnel) one cold morning.   I could go on, but I'll spare ya'll.  Suffice it to say, many of my Manhattan 'experiences' were (a) done on the cheap, (b) put me in touch with 'the seamy side', and (c) were a lot of fun!  (Oh, yeah, and then there was the time I tried 'making money' buying tax-free cigarettes on base in New England and selling the cartons 'on the streets' in the Bronx and in upper Manhattan.  A couple of off-duty detectives (I had no clue!) refused my sales pitch and advised me to cease my sales efforts IMMEDIATELY.... I complied.... Later, gang... (Yes, I HAVE led an interesting life, now that I think of it..........)

October 11, 2009 1:12 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

I love that cam, cuukoo.  I had the link some time ago, and lost it.  I like just listening to it...I'll probably leave it on all day.
 
(sometimes I miss city sounds, living in all this luxurious quiet of the country, I admit).
 
 
While watching the traffic, it's hard not to notice the huge number of Yellow Cabs -- bright yellow little dots fill the street.
 
So:  what's the price tag for a "normal" trip through the city nowadays?  In chicago it's an arm and a leg...

October 11, 2009 1:14 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

What the heck is a *runtime error* and how do I get rid of it?
 
It happens when I try to open another window -- like the times square cam.

October 11, 2009 1:19 PM
800 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Michael said...

Park4: It means your computer does not have the compatable software for viewing whatever it is you are trying to view.  The only way to get rid of it is to download whatever the software is.

October 11, 2009 1:28 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 Georgia said...

Autumn's my favorite season anywhere, and there is indeed nothing like autumn in New York. Not for nothing did the composer write that song.

The angle and hue of the sun change everywhere then, of course, but what it does in Manhattan is magical. And so delightful that where I would tire at home, I can walk miles on Manhattan streets in autumn without feeling it.

The turning of leaves, you'll say, happens everywhere -- yes, but again, there, it is a unique altering. The smell -- yes -- of the air is different, and it happens in a trice: One moment it's summer, you take a deep breath and suddenly you sense, feel, see, hear, smell autumn, though you can't put your finger on how it happened;' there's the magic.

People you pass feel it; they smile, walk a bit more slowly, take note of you, of others. I've yet to have an unpleasant moment in that city on many a visit; rather, unusual and wonderful things happen to me there that would never happen at home.

That theater and orchestra seasons officially begin in autumn (most places) has to do with it, too: Newness, freshness, excitement abound: You want to see a play whether or not you came there to do it. I've planned every theater trip to that city for October or November. I admit to having often seen two in one day, for who knows when I'll get back there? And what will be on offer?

Hint in the air of winter-to-come, just enough to touch the senses.

October 11, 2009 1:31 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Julia Masi said...

The trees are still green in NYC.  They'll change color in a few weeks.  Out in the boroughs you can find slightly suburban patches near the glof course or the parks where you can can watch the squirrels and see the mallards with their blue stripes.  The derelects congregate at the subway enterances where the local train lines ends.  The old gray city of the 70;s has changed but if the current economy presists history may repeat itself by next autumn.    

October 11, 2009 1:34 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

Well, that's not good news,  but thank you Michael.  I downloaded IE because I got so annoyed with Firefox, but I tend to not update it, I probably should do that.  Or something.  I'm at a loss if whatever needs fixing can't get fixed by rebooting -- that's my all-purpose fix.  But I'll get this worked out, merci again Michael.


Now, here's "Autumn in New York"  by Frank Sinatra.  Billie Holliday's version is better, I think, but I lost the link, I'll look again later.


Enjoy:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcGYLfDRi-8


 


 

October 11, 2009 2:07 PM
Atticus_1 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Bert said...

Park4:  I  prefer  "September  in  the  Rain"  by  Dinah  Washington,  it's  on  YouTube.   Cabs  in  Chicago?   Expensive  then,  still  expensive  now.  But  the  alternative  is  to  maintain  an  automobile  in  the  city,  which  is  a  true  luxury,  and  actually  wastes  your  time.  I  miss  the  Checker  cabs,  the  brand  of  vehicle  that  went  belly  up  in  the  1980's. Sharing  a  cab  could  be  fun, Checkers  were  cavernous.   Recent  price  (a  record)  of  a  Taxicab  Medallion  in  New  York  City  at  auction:  $895,000.00   {holy  ravioli,  that  is  incredible}.
Park4,  my  daughter  wants  me  to  give  her  lesson  #2  in  driving  a  stick  shift  car,  the  1st  lesson  turned  many  hairs  grey  on  my  head.  Perhaps  this  time  I  can  come  home  with  just  a  nice  distinguished   solid  mass  of  silver,  there  is  after  all  a  positive  side  to  everything...

October 11, 2009 3:19 PM
3905 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 cuukoo1 said...

park 4...glad you enjoy, sorry for the bump with the computer....i love that site, you can go from new york city, st. louis, mo., beale street in memphis, to a wedding chapel in vegas, or the strip......it's a hoot!!!

October 11, 2009 4:40 PM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

Where else would you see The Naked Cowboy or, while building the big ToysRUs store in Manhattan, construction workers honoring our country after 911 with a huge American flag hanging from the unfinished building.  We saw a man sitting with a sign that said "curse at me for a dollar".  The sights, sounds and smells of New York are incomparable -- the best bagels any place.  The biggest hearts to be found anywhere as well as some of the biggest price tags.  We visit a few times a year and lately our daughter has introduced her children to New York -- another love affair in the making.

October 11, 2009 4:56 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

ti's so nice,they named it twice 

October 11, 2009 5:49 PM
1198 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Doc Nolan said...

The first time I ever saw a man talking to a tree was outside a museum in Manhattan... (American Museum of Natural History?  Metropolitan Museum of Art?).  I was a teen and was very impressed.  I'd never thought of having a conversation with a tree.... cool idea!

October 11, 2009 5:53 PM
1198 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Doc Nolan said...

And there was the time my cousin (16 years my senior) took me to see 'The War of The Worlds'.... I was scared silly and spent most of the time with my hands over my eyes, or looking at the back of the theater.  BUT I vividly remember after we left there was a four-alarm fire in a nearby building and there were firetrucks EVERYWHERE, hoses all over the street, and a lot of clanging bells and sirens!  (I recently told my cousin about this.  He remembers, with a chuckle, my terror at the movie, but says he has absolutely no recollection whatsoever of the fire or the firetrucks.  I guess we were on slightly different 'planes' back then.....

October 11, 2009 5:58 PM
1198 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Doc Nolan said...

Ah, the Hoboken Ferry! Chug, chug, chug, across the waters of the Hudson (which were an opaque grey-green, filled with every kind of filthy crud one can imagine).  The Hudson had an unmistakeable smell.  And it was cool to see the big Colgate-Palmolive clock on the shore.  The clang-clang of the ferry nosing in, and the rattle of the chains as they secured the vessel were great -- and then watching the cars begin rolling off, not to mention all the commuters...

October 11, 2009 6:29 PM
4494 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Kim said...

I too like autumn.  It is my favorite season.  It is cold and foggy and time for turtlenecks and sweaters.  It just feels cozy even if i am the only human in the house.
 
Bert: I taught my son or rather tried to teach my son how to drive a stck shift.  My hair is grey.  He said the whoever invented the stick shift was an idiot.  I was a nervous wreck as a driving teacher and since Mom was never going to buy a car for him and the fact that he knew he was going to have to pay insurance etc.  He never got a license.  He is now 26 and on bicycle power.
 
When I was in the apparel industry I went to New york over couple of months.  It's the only thing I miss about that job.

October 11, 2009 6:33 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

Thank you Park4--you are a peach!

October 11, 2009 6:36 PM
Atticus_1 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Bert said...

WITNEY  MUSEUM  OF  AMERICAN  ART       This  is  the  Alpha  &  Omega  of  the 
Essence  of  New  York  City  for  Me................

October 11, 2009 7:10 PM
4494 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Kim said...

Another interresting museum and building.  The Folk Art Museum.

October 11, 2009 7:15 PM
Atticus_1 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Bert said...

Kim: My stepdaughter was 26 before she overcame her fear of driving, then she did just fine. Necessity being the mother of invention, it follows that no longer having me to tote her around on short notice was all it took. Now she lives in the Big Apple with her new husband, so all she and I have are pictures of us in a car together, me forcing a smile while wearing a crash helmet and fire retardant suit.....lol. I really need to get digital photos from now on, so I can share. I am the first one to use technology, but the last one to reconfigure my old systems.

October 11, 2009 7:17 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

My personal favorite song-tribute to New York City is this one, Art Garfunkle's A Heart in New York:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nvrkebBbBM
 
New York, to that tall skyline I come, flyin' in from London to your door
New York, lookin' down on Central Park
Where they say you should not wander after dark

New York, like a scene from all those movies
But you're real enough to me, but there's a heart
A heart that lives in New York

A heart in New York, a rose on the street
I write my song to that city heartbeat
A heart in New York, a love in her eye, an open door and a friend for the night

New York, you got money on your mind
And my words won't make a dime's worth a difference,

so here's to you New York....

Here's wishing I was looking at you, tonight, New York, from within your concrete canyons... did thesepia train leave the station yet?  Is it too late to catch a ride?


 


 




October 11, 2009 7:31 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

Why thank you, ChefDeb, it was my pleasure.
 
And cuukoo!  hey lady!  City music, I love it!
 
 
Bert:  buy a motorcycle helmet, and get a three month script for Valium, extra strength lots of those mgs.  It's the only way.  The only way.  (Honey!  Geeze, why didn't you stop?  That was a stoplight, didn't you see it, you just blew right through?!  STOP FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE!!!(that of course was me).  She turns her head oh so slowly towards me, I'm slumped in the passenger seat, I'm looking for  one of those Valiums in my purse, she is cool, with an extra "o" as in coool.  And she says to me:  "Why?  Why do I have to stop?  Nobody's coming." 
 
That night I abdicated any role having to do with teaching my daughter to drive.  I gave her to her father.  They muddled through it, more nights than I want to remember, daughter would come slamming through the kitchen door, with a "YOU WERE TOO YELLING.  YOU WERE TOO!" then from my husband "I WAS NOT YELLING, I WAS EMPHASIZING LOUDLY!"
 
And so it went that winter, until March 10, then she was free to drive on her own, and then my migraines began...
 
good luck, bert.  be grateful you only have one.

October 11, 2009 7:52 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

...I see you already own a crash helmet from teaching a step-daughter.  You're a pro at this -- get out there and just "make it work."  Oh my.
 
I happen to like stick shifts -- not on hills or ravines but in general.  I learned on a stick, we had a Volkswagon, brought over from Germany volkswagon it had the cutest little turn signal that stuck out from the side of the car -- anyhow it was a stick.  Named Fritz.   
 
My mom had the total antique, a stick shift on the column?  I don't remember what car it was or why we bought that but she liked it, did not like automatic.  So I learned to drive that, too, .... 
Anyhow, I've driven so many cars with stick shifts here and there, I like it.  Tell your daughter that someday she'll thank you for having her learn to drive a stick shift (lol).
And be sure to make up a big sign that says YOU'RE RIDING THE CLUTCH AGAIN!!  so you won't have to say it yourself every 5 minutes, just hold up the sign instead.
 
oh, the fun that's in store for you....

October 11, 2009 8:02 PM
Atticus_1 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Bert said...

Park4:   Well  that  little  pep  talk  that  you  gave  me  certainly  was  reassuring.    Did  you  manage  to  hang  onto  the  VW  with  the  little  illuminated  plastic  "arms"  that  popped  out  when  you  activated  the  turn  signals?   Since  early  VWs  were  prone  to  corrosion  in  areas  critical  to  structural   stability,  almost  none  remain.  You  could  sell  it  at  a  collector  car  auction,  and  the  small  fortune  that  you  rake  in  could  supply  us  with  Valium......

October 11, 2009 8:09 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

No, Fritz is gone.  He went to college with me, though, cute little guy.  His color was black.  He really was one of the first VW's.  My dad sold him to some fella who collected cars, so maybe old Fritz is still somewhere on this earth, being pampered in a garage.
 
As for the valium, I think you're on your own.  Necessity is the mother of invention, and they are a necessity when it comes to teaching The Daughter how to drive....

October 11, 2009 9:46 PM
4494 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Kim said...

I got my first automatic a couple of years ago and they just are not as fun to drive.  EXCEPT when you are stuck at a light going up a very steep San Francisco street. 
 
Bert:  I don't know if he will ever drive (He has 6 bicycles) and couldn't possibly afford one.  I have been lobbying for him to get a license so he could rent a zip car etc when he needs to.  But, have failed in that reguard.  "Mom, don't you know bicycles are safer than cars?"  ok, this is the kid that graduated from college, discovered fixies..spiral fracture of right arm (titanium both sides), hip (titanium again) hit by a car fractured jaw (so much for the money I spent on braces) and just injured his elbow on the same arm with titanium because a tourist backed  into him on the Golden Gate bridge.  Would he go to get it checked out....no.
 
How do we see a pic ture of your dog all dressed  up?

October 11, 2009 10:52 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 Georgia said...

From Autumn in New York (Sinatra's is my favorite) to gear shifts in cars, in one swell foop.... I taught myself to drive in a secondhand car I'd just bought -- with automatic transmission, so am lost to the world of really interesting ones with stick shift. Wish I knew how...

Meantime, I hie me to the Club Car, and see y'all tomorrow. Oh, yes, something there is about rain in New York: I'll walk forever in it, don't know why.

October 11, 2009 11:32 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

New York City is one of those places that takes your feelings, no matter what they may be, and not only throws them back at you, but amplifies them too. 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXPvsujr4uw&feature=related


October 12, 2009 12:10 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...

  
Our Autumn In New York will consist of a short week in early November for the fifth birthday a grandson.

He is a great little guy and it is a joy to see him happy.

One afternoon while he is in school, his dad and I will be waiting for McSorley's to open with an eye to securing a sunny window table. Often slightly over served, the brisk fall air will set us right on the mile walk home.

His mother and I will walk the dog together providing a chance to see her city through her eyes.

His grandmother and I will walk and shop, walk and eat, walk and talk and walk and walk then, come home pooped but with new things to think about.

 

October 12, 2009 12:47 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

STONEY- that's a lovely visual- really lovely.

October 12, 2009 9:36 AM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Kindlee said...

Each season has its own pleasures...and each season helps us to appreciate all the others...

I love the colors of autumn - the warm oranges, yellows, browns and reds.


I love the tastes of autumn - apples and pumpkins, pies and stews.


I love the sights and sounds of autumn - the brilliant blue skies, the geese honking as they fly overhead in their grand formations, the fallen leaves rustling beneath my feet, and seeing my breath in the crisp morning air.


Last weekend, I kidnapped my husband (it was his only non-working weekend between August and December) and we drove 7 hours North to Chenango County, NY. It was delightful. It was delicious. It was de-lovely!


I photographed scarlet-hued trees, took a long walk around a serene lake, marveled at the mist settled low in the colorful valley, snuggled by the fireplace, and brought home 2 bushels of de-lectable apples just begging for me to make them into pies and applesauce.


Now you'll find me in the kitchen, today and tomorrow and the day after that, revelling in the aroma of apples and cinnamon and the sweet thoughts of my Autumn In New York...

Prime Web

Autumnal Equinox

Autumnal Equinox scienceworld.wolfram Take a look an interesting article we found.

Ella and Louis: Autumn in New York

Ella and Louis: Autumn in New York youtube.com Give a listen to something we found for you.

Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?

Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall? madesimple.com Take a look an interesting article we found.

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