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Escape From New York

10 Jul

I Heart NYC?

I Heart NYC?      

 

No place epitomizes the American experience and the American spirit more than New York City.

– Michael Bloomberg

I have a love-hate relationship with NYC.  I lived there for years and still spend a good deal of time there now.  Once a New Yorker, always a New Yorker.

It’s a crazy, yet amazing place. Sometimes it is amazing in it’s sheer lunacy. It’s grand and impressive, yet the quality of life can seem fundamentally impoverished at times.  It’s heroic.  It’s tough and romantic. It’s never boring. The people are legendary.  They got chutzpah and pluck out the wazoo.  The city ain’t for wimps.

My daughter, fresh out of college, has lived there for the past two years. To survive and master living in Manhattan is often a tribute to one’s resilience.     manhattanmovie_medium

Here are some of the challenges encountered (the ones I know about, that is):

  • Triple-digit heatwaves with humidity thicker than your average politician.  Humidity should be classified a WMD.
  • An earthquake.  WTF?
  • A tropical storm with near gale force winds while working a music festival. Made Woodstock look like Kiddie Craft Camp.
  • A hurricane. Sandy brought a week without power, cell phones, internet service, and heat. However, this also presented a rewarding opportunity to help others in the community.
  • A terrorist plot to blow up the NYC subway system. […]

Weekend Funny 5 Spooky News

26 Oct

No news is good news…

Warnings after chipmunk diagnosed with plague

By AP News  Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Convulsing chipmunks! I always knew camping was bad for you.

 

82-year-old woman suing Trader Joe’s after a can of tuna hit her in head

The New York Post By KATHIANNE BONIELLO   Posted: October 21, 2012

Was it something she said?

 

Drunk Shopping: Are You Guilty of SUI (Shopping Under The Influence)?

The Huffington Post  |  By     Posted: 10/26/2012 8:23 am EDT

Friends don’t let friends drink and click.

 

How clever is this T-Shirt? I love Mental Floss!

 

The Putin ad (that came before the Lena Dunham‘s “The First Time”)

Cool or creepy?

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekend Funny 5

29 Jun

One of my favorite Nora Ephron movies… and one you may NOT have seen! This Is My Life

NoraEphronThis is the first film directed by Nora Ephron. Based on Meg Wolitzer’s novel, it’s a sweet family comedy about a single mom from Queens who becomes a successful  standup comic, but struggles to balance motherhood and career.

The screenplay is by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron.

With Julie Kavener, Dan Akroyd, Carrie Fisher, Samantha Mathis and Gaby Hoffmann.

This Is My Life is a real gem. Film director Lena Dunham (“Girls” on HBO and “Tiny Furniture”) agrees!  Read “Seeing Nora Everywhere” at The New Yorker

 

 

Carly Simon SoundtrackThe bouyant musical score is by Carly Simon. On Amazon.

 

 

 

 

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