Can you find it?


I have to wonder how long that’s been there… It’s practically made of rust by now. You can’t tell because of the angle, but the metal and the tree are actually fused in a few places…



Snowfall pt3


I bundled up in my favorite mustard-yellow hoodie and took a walk with my mom to the CVS down the street. Surprisingly, a lot of the snow has already been cleaned up from the sidewalks, with the rest of it slowly melting away.



Usually, it takes forever for the streets to become passable in my area, but according to one of the cashiers at CVS, people have been out since before 7am Saturday clearing paths. So, by the time mom and I went out, things were mostly sorted.


That isn’t to say that there wasn’t snow else where though. Besides on trees, the majority of the snow seemed to be atop people’s cars. Knowing the people around here, I think most of them will wait until Monday morning to remove it.


Snowfall pt2


This is what I woke up to this morning.


Pretty, but a pain to get around in. I can’t quite tell how much is out there, since my point of reference is a skewed from this angle (I’m on the 4th Fl) but I’m assuming it’s between one half to one foot. The brick wall the snow is on may not look it, but it is about two feet taller than myself (I’m 5 foot 4 in sneakers).


Later, after breakfast, I was thinking about going downstairs to take some more pictures of the front of my building. I need to build up the motivation to leave my warm apartment, as I really do hate the cold.


As of now, according to the radio, the city is still working on getting the main roads cleaned up. That said, they are recommending people to stay home until they can get it sorted. They don’t have to tell me twice.


However, I have to wonder. Tomorrow, my job has a store meeting tomorrow morning. I wonder if it will canceled, postponed to the evening, or what…

Either way, I’ll see what I can do about getting more pictures.




Right now, in New York and along the North-Eastern coast, we are experiencing the beginning of a blizzard. In my area, we are expecting 10 to 14 inches and the weather says there will be a several servere weather warnings until tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon.

Having gotten a new phone last night (both because my old one broke and in preparation for the blizzard) I was able to take a few pictures from my window about twenty minutes ago.


Luckily, I do not have to work today or tomorrow, though I expect most places of business to be closed. Some of my friends, however aren’t so lucky. Mom had a half day today.


Also, the MTA (Metropolitan Transit Athority– buses/trains/subway) will be shutting down service around 5pm. There are plans to close the streets to traffic (in some areas) by 6pm. I hope everyone stays safe.


I will take more pictures tomorrow.


Happy New Year




Happy New Year, everyone. I hope it’s a good one thus far. I am hoping to return to regular activity after the hols and after I get the camera in my phone repaired. So, until then, please continue to be patient while updates are sporatic. To keep this blog from suffering a long hiatus, I will be posting some pictures taken since my last post using other sources, such as my camera (when it decides to work) and my brother’s iphone. Thank you for your understanding.

Ren Mi & Boo (pictured above)



As I said in my last post, I visited a friend recently to celebrate the holidays. During that time, we talked, ate, and talked about our plans for the new year.

For dessert, my friend bought some strawberry shortcake from a famous local bakery, known to be loved by the Clintons. It is said that this kind of cake is the favorite of the former president and with good reason.


It’s as beautiful as it is tasty.

And it fell to me to cut and serve the cake. Needless to say that despite my best efforts to cut it cleanly and beautifully, I fell a little short…