Coming or Going?

by admin on January 12, 2010

Coming or Going?

Coming or Going?

Whenever I see someone barreling down the street with what looks like their life’s belongings I wonder if they’re returning from a long trip bearing gifts for those who missed the dearly or if she just threw him out on his arse with a big “And take your $%8@ Mickey Mouse Doll!” as she slammed the door.

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little mr. sunshine

by admin on January 9, 2010


With the temperatures dipping to zero I dug into my summer archives for a little sunshine & to my surprise found Little Mr. Sunshine.  Now I’m not quite sure if “he’s” the spokesman for Water Not Weapons & I’m still undecided if his ensemble clashes or gently collides with their logo but overall it made me feel warm fuzzy.

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What’s all the stress about?

by admin on January 7, 2010

Here’s a little video clip on about where  stress from  & how to make it go away by my Teacher, Kadam Morten.  He’s wise, cool & provides the “cheapest therapy” in town…

Part II

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So much for New Year’s Resolutions…

by admin on January 3, 2010

So much for New Year's Resolutions...

So much for New Year's Resolutions...

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In addition being New Year’s Eve, tonight also brings us a Blue Moon, where the moon is full twice in a month.  Even cooler, the moon will reach it’s highest point at midnight in the Northern Hemisphere.  So forget the toast, pop outside & howl away because the next Blue Moon on New Year’s Eve will be 2028.  Howwww-Woooooo!!!

Watch live streaming video from 2010 at livestream.com

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In anticipation of the final countdown of 2009, I had the privilege of viewing The Ball last night thanks to gracious hosts & organizers Times Square Alliance, Waterford Crystal & Countdown Entertainment.  This year will be the inaugural Livestream Webcast complete with global interaction via bloggers, Facebook, Twitter, iPhone, etc. including worldwide photo submissions & live chat.

Here’s a bit more trivia that I discovered last night while havin’ a Ball…

  • Ball Location: One Times Square, 25 Floor (you have to go thru Walgreens to get in)
  • Ball Diameter: 12 Feet
  • Ball Weight:  11,875 lbs.
  • Number of Waterford Crystals: 2,668
  • 2010 Waterford Crystal Symbol: Let There Be Courage! (Lapel Ribbons in Celtic Formation)
  • 2011 Waterford Crystal Symbol: Let There Be Love! (Hearts)
  • 2012 Waterford Crystal Symbol: Let There Be Friendship! (Pineapple Cuts)
  • 2013 Waterford Crystal Symbol: Let There Be Peace! (Burst of Doves)
  • 2014 Waterford Crystal Symbol Suggestion: Let There Be Compassion! (Lotus Flower)
  • 2010 Waterford Crystals Added: 288
  • LED Lights:  32,256
  • Kaleidoscope Colors & Patterns Capability: 16 Million+
  • Amount of Days Ball is Lit: 365
  • Ball Makeover in 2008: $5 Million
  • Ball’s Estimated Economic Stimulus to NYC: $25 Million
  • Confetti Dropped: 1 Ton
  • Aftermath Trash Collection: 40 Tons
  • Times Square Audience: 1 Million
  • TV Audience: 1 Billion
  • Internet Audience: TBD
  • Inaugural Ball Dropped in Times Square: 1907
  • Right this way, don't mind the Zero-Degree Winds...

    Right this way, don't mind the Zero-Degree Winds...

    The Ascent Continues

    The Ascent Continues ~ Where's my sunglasses?

    Whoa! All Aglow & Ready to Go!

    Whoa! All Aglow & Ready to Go!

    Some Call Security! Goofball @ the Switch! (mmhumm, that's me)

    Someone Call Security! Goofball @ the Switch! (mmhumm, that's me)

    Call off the Guards! Reagan Inglesia, Waterford's SVP of Marketing, & Friends are @ the Helm!

    Call off the Guards! Reagan Inglesia, Waterford's SVP of Marketing, & Friends are @ the Helm!

    Love the Red!

    Love the Red!

    tic, tic, tic

    tic, tic, tic


    This is a pretty cool app ~ pick a Waterford glass with movable champaign, receive a toast & have option to exchange contact info. You can also set it for weddings, anniversaries, etc.

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    Ah I’m finally ready to start 2010 with a clean slate since I’ve shredded my ATTACHMENT at New York City’s 3rd Annual Good Riddance Day! And I wasn’t the only one using Times Square as a 2009 dumping ground ~ other’s were lined up for the ultimate cleansing as well ~ drunk Twittering, being uninsured, negativity, disappointing sports teams, credit card bills, divorce papers, photos of ex’s & celebrities (Tiger Woods & Jon Gosselin to name a few)…

    Ben Ditches the Giants After Yesterday's 41-9 Loss to the Panthers

    Ben Ditches the Giants After Yesterday's 41-9 Loss to the Panthers

    Master of Ceremonies, Tom Chiodo, Encourages The Mass Expulsion

    Master of Ceremonies, Tom Chiodo, Encourages The Mass Expulsion

    Roxanne Rids Writers Block

    Roxanne Rids Writers Block

    NBC Reporter Shreds Every Girl Who Rejected Him In 2009

    NBC Reporter, Ben Aaron, Shreds Every Girl Who Rejected Him In 2009

    Student Sacks SSAT's

    Student Sacks SSAT's

    Arnold & Tanya Symbolically Dump Their Noisy Neighbor

    Arnold & Tanya Symbolically Dump Their Noisy Neighbor

    Erica Sullivan is Over Homework & Being Uninsured!

    Erica Swallow is Over Homework & Being Uninsured!

    Track Erica’s 2010 progress via Erica’s Random Blog

    Edmund DeMarche, CNN

    Edmund DeMarche, CNN

    CNN’s Edmund DeMarche reports & encourages NYer’s to absolve 2009.

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    Ran Into the Big Guy on The Q32

    by admin on December 23, 2009

    Santa Express

    Santa Express

    Yeah so my 2 yr old nephew & I were cruising down Lexington Ave. chatting it up with St Nick. He said was riding the bus so his reindeer could rest up for the main event.  He also mentioned that Tommy would most likely get his hockey stick & balls for Christmas but to still be a good boy because he wasn’t quite out of the woods just yet.  Tommy shot back with a “Merry Christmas Santa!” Proving that you’re never too young to suck up to Mr. Clause for your own cause.

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    Union Square Artists

    by admin on December 22, 2009

    John McGregor Photography

    John McGregor Photography

    When he’s not hangin’ around Union Square being incurably charming, John McGregor is a Brooklyn resident with a Fine Arts Degree in Photography from Penn State. He freelances for the likes of Sony BMG, Netflix & The Associated Press.

    Funky City Baby Hats

    Funky City Baby Hats

    Funky City Baby Hats ~ Art hats designed & created by Uta Brauser, brings humorous design & functionality to the Urban fashionista. She also does Adult Animal Hats ~ Personally I’ve had my wolf hat for 3 years & it’s one of my favs ~ Fun, funky & fabulous quality!

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    Hey, why not support the talented locals who are freezing their arses off  until Christmas Eve? I have no head for the mall, so one of my favorite alternatives is Union Square Holiday Market with it’s quality handmade merchandise, like handblown glass, original paintings, sculptures, hand-knit accessories, vintage goodies & oftentimes you’re buying directly from the Designers, Artists, even Chefs & Farmers if you hit it when the Farmers Market is present (Sat, Mon Wed & Fri).

    This annual event houses over 150 diverse vendors & is opened Nov 25–Dec 24. Mon–Fri 11am–8pm; Sat 10am–8pm; Sun 11am–7pm.

    These All Luv inspirational signs were one of my favorites ~ they’re original & very personable, especially if you have one custom made.  For $20 who couldn’t have a dangling piece of art with a lovely message.  Also available online.

    The Incredibly Talented Chizzy!

    Think she’s just another chilly vendor?  Think again. Bronx native, Stephanie Chisholm, is an International Award Winning Artist & published Author. Her work is also available online.

    Hand Dyed Merino Yard

    Hand Dyed Merino Yard

    Catskill Merino Sheep Farm offers “100% Saxon superfine merino wool, spun into a singles worsted weight yarn that we call Double Twist and hand-dyed with natural colors.”  2 oz. skein, 125 yd. @ $16

    Buddha @ Union Square

    Buddha @ Union Square

    Of course holiday shopping would not be complete with a moment of solace to reflect with Buddha.

    Siam

    Siam

    This booth was too crowded for me to get info but the name on the awning reads Siam, they also had the Buddhas, candles & good karma ~ oh wait, can you buy that?

    Mindful Shopping

    Ok, can you tell I’m a fan of  Buddha? But seriously people in the malls are not this happy when they’re shopping, are they?

    Benyomin Spaner

    Benyomin Spaner

    I didn’t have time to stick around for a Free Poem by Ben Spaner but I enjoyed his interaction with the crowd.  He was picking their brains for a subject, any subject, & then confidently began banging away with his two pointers on a typewriter that must’ve been 50 years his senior.


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