Why? Why me? Why now? Why Dammit, Why?!!!
You ever wonder why certain things happen to certain people. During certain times of the day, or when it is most inconvenient? You just want to throw your hands up in the air and scream. Or give up. Or start crying. There is no way to tell where or when these things will occur, but just be assured they will happen to any of us when we really don’t need it.
Why is it when you’re a in rush to get somewhere you get a very slow cab driver?
Why is it when you need pants your one size is never there when shopping?
Why is it when you go out to eat the special of the day is sold out? Continue reading Why Is It That These Things Happen To Us? Why?
It is amazing the extremes most of us go through here to live in NYC. The annoying crowds. The smells of rotting trash in the summer. Sweltering subway platforms. Our arrogant Mayor acting as Big Brother. Large soda anyone? The ridiculous cost of living and high rental prices. Oh, and I can’t forget all those little critters that seem to show up more often during the hot humid weather season. What the heck was that thing? A cat or a rat? Holy shat it’s a cockroach! Seriously, these nasty things are everywhere and will never, ever, go away. Plus, they seem to be getting bigger as if they were exposed to radiation in a 1950’s cheesy sci-fi flick. As I am observing this thing cross my path along the sidewalk I think “Hey Mayoro Bloombito – why don’t you outlaw all these creepy crawlers too while you are at it. Banish them to New Jersey or some other strange land!” (sorry Jersey-ites)
Then, I started to think about all the things us New Yorkers actually stop to observe. Some might be universal. We just have to stop and look. Here are a few that come to mind. Continue reading The Crazy Things We Stop To Stare At In NYC!
Traveling out of NYC for business or vacation is always an adventure. Sometimes an adventure in futility! Now, I am one of those easygoing travelers. Nothing bothers me too much whether traveling by air, rail, or car. We all know that things do happen to affect our travel schedules and best laid plans. Bad weather is inevitable. Flight delays will ruin your morning. Traffic jams will cause road rage. Ever want to tear the steering wheel out of your car and beat someone senseless with it? Even I get to my boiling point at times. I just have to keep reminding myself that it’s all about getting to my destination, and that the trip itself is a necessary evil, or impediment to getting there depending on your point of view. I am penning this post on my flight right now which actually took off right on time. A miracle! Continue reading Traveling out of NYC – futility and madness!
I don’t normally post about politics as I constantly find the whole political process a mixed bag of infuriating mumbo jumbo along with a sack full of power hungry liars tossing mud at each other as if they are on a bad Bravo reality tv show. You can easily switch out the annoying do-nothing talentless housewives of “insert city here” with the candidates running for Mayor and get the same shrill characters screaming and slap fighting each other. It’s a sad state of political affairs here in New York state being that arrests are seemingly coming every week lately over who embezzled what and stole from whom. Now on the horizon rising like a Phoenix out of the ashes comes disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner possibly ready to announce a run for NYC Mayor. Maybe “rising” is not a stong enough term to describe this vigilant sexter, but more like “ejaculating” would be sufficiently appropriate! Continue reading Time to play “Hide the Weiner” for NYC Mayor!