Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Greetings from New York

I know that this is getting SO old. I was not going to post about this anymore, but, well, I just feel the need to share after yesterday's mail.

First off, my mystery pen pal IS who I suspected he was. And he's done with postcards it seems. He's sending letters now, with his name and return address included on the envelope. Hi Gregory!

If you recall, he told me in his last postcard that he was moving to New York.

It appears that he has done so. This is the envelope postmarked December 30th.

The letter let me know why he moved (his dad was transferred), and reminded me that I "order my lunch very quickly, to take back to your office so that you could get your job done and go home." It also talked more about the old days, who all had worked here over the years, went over his routines and mine, and wished me a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Not really blog worthy, but nice to finally know for sure who was writing me.

But yesterday I received a small package from Gregory.

With another similar if slightly longer letter.

The content was similar, although there was a lot more mention of my "husband" who works in the adjacent building. Ironically he asks if I know Denise, who also works in that building, and who, (if you've known me for any length of time, you already know that she) is the woman that my "husband" trashed our marriage for. Ah Gregory, you have no idea! I DO know Denise. Gregory hopes both my "husband" and I will still be working here when he visits in August, and he signs off with "Enjoy your 2015."

But oddly the package also included all this:

He still likes casinos!

I'm not exactly sure what to make of it, but I do now know where to go play keno if I'm in Verona, New York and where to score a hand dipped vanilla milkshake when in Evans Mills. Plus I'm betting the boots are on sale right now at the DSW in Watertown.

 Lastly, there was this:

I have a feeling he'd like me to choose and mail it back to him. If I mailed it today, it might make it back before the big game, but I'm thinking that wouldn't be a very good idea.

Monday, January 26, 2015


I have no idea; I never do.

But they -- they! -- are saying this:

Winter Storm Juno: Blizzard Warnings for New York City, Boston, Parts of 7 States; Potentially Historic Northeast Snowstorm Ahead

So let me give you some advice, people:

Buy a snow shovel.

Buy wine.

And hunker down.

Friday, January 23, 2015

doonie flip show

Remember those cool photos I showed you from Pismo Beach? I speculated that it would be cool to post them all in a series so that if you scroll really fast, it looks like a movie.

Let's test that theory!

It was just after we left the little rig atop (for the moment) the sand and ventured into the Doonie land

We found a cool vantage point where the kids continued to use their newly acquired iphones

and then this guy sent his sister and mom down to the bottom of the rise to photograph his feats of prowess

This was taken just before my girl's unfortunate catching of his shoes with her face

Then he said GO


It is cool! right? Isn't it cool? know what else is cool? Watching it backwards.

Next we made our way deeper into the martian landscape

And set up another photo op

ready set go


No one was injured in the making of these films. Except my girl's face. And my foot when I tried to photobomb someone's attempt at a panoramic by leaping in front of the camera.