Tag Archives: New York City

March the Month: Do you Feel the Joy?

1 Mar

March the Month: Do you Feel the Joy?

March is the month God created to show people who don’t drink what a hangover is like.

– Garrison Keillor

March the Month

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The third month of the year.

It’s not winter.

It’s not spring – and it’s definitely not summer.

March is many things. It is NOT a day at the beach.

Hail Caesar

Beware the Ides of March.

It should be on antidepressants.

It’s a gruelling time defined by spring cleaning, facing your dreaded taxes, springing ahead yet losing an hour, clearing the emotional and physical clutter and cobwebs of winter. It has all the warmth of a broken kite. […]

Grateful for 2019: 7 Damn Good Reasons

1 Jan

Grateful for 2019: 7 Damn Good Reasons

Grateful for 2019!

You bet!

“But why?” you ask.

Simple.

 

Grateful for 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grateful Because…

  • You did not have a leech removed from your nose. (That head cold last winter was bad enough.)

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  • There is not a shocking blue glow over your town’s skies. (You love the color blue, but not this much.)

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Laugh Along with Comedy Series “The Louise Log”

16 Dec

 

Tis the season to give!

Laughter is a gift.

So give this YouTube video a view… it’s free and you can re-gift it by sharing with others.

 

 

Anne Flournoy is the writer, director, and producer of The Louise Log.

Winner Outstanding Writing in a Comedy – LA WebFest 2014!

According to Wikipedia, “The webseries The Louise Log is a comedy dealing with “the confessions of a New York City wife and mother hell-bent on getting it right in spite of … her over-active inner voice.”

A hilarious inner voice!
http://www.thelouiselog.com/

 

 

Favorite Moments Making Ellen Laugh on The Ellen Show

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

10 Aug

As if Martha Stewart and Katie Couric were not entertaining enough at BlogHer ’12 in NYC…

5 new friends and 5 FUNNY blogs!

BlogHer “Voice of the Year” in HUMOR!  Congrats to SHARI at DUSTYEARTHMOTHER!

PAULINE at ASPIRINGMAMA

NICOLE at NINJAMOM blog

MISSY at MISSINDEEDY

JEN at PEOPLE I WANT TO PUNCH IN THE THROAT

Follow me on Twitter @HaBarb

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BlogHer ’12

31 Jul

DO THE MATH!

4,000 bloggers, 3800 of them women, 3 days, 5 billion cups of coffee, 10 million chocolate chip cookies, 2500 pairs of Spanx, 6600 sore feet, 3500 PMS cravings, 7500 killer cramps, 1,200,000 clever business cards, hundreds of dozens of deals, a multitude of parties, enough swag to fill five aircraft carriers, enough estrogen and “you go girl” power to charge India’s electricity grid.

ANY advice?  Survival tips?

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Photo Snap

30 Apr

Cover of "Wishful Drinking"
Cover of Wishful Drinking

Say cheese! Snap, snap, snap!  Pictures from the road…

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Hilarious!

 

Caught Carrie Fisher’s “Wishful Drinking” show at the Victoria Theatre in Dayton, OH.  She’s touring the country, you’ll love it. Based on her book.

 

One World Trade Center

 

NYC. Shot this pic from a cemetery at a church east of Ground Zero. It is the new One World Trade Center, now taller than the Empire State Building.

 

The Statue of Advertising

 

Selling light bulbs. And not even those twisty, super expensive ones.

 

Yum!

 

Give me your tired, your poor, your licorice lovers. Thank you Twizzler, very cool.

 

 

I’m suggesting an alternate name for this restaurant – “Sick Real Quick”

Disclaimer: Just kidding, I actually ate at this restaurant, it’s great! It’s in a Manhattan neighborhood dubbed “Curry Hill.”

The famous Woolworth Building on lower Broadway. Stay out. Dogs and actors, too.

 

Homeless on Wall Street. Don’t you love irony? I know you do.

 

 

Facial napkins (aka Kleenex) made from counterfeit hundred dollar bills. Just what I need when my allergies are flaring. Hmm, the dollar is pretty low – maybe these are real bills?

Map it!

 

Who needs a subway map or an iPhone APP when you’re wearing these nifty flip-flops?

 

 

 

Charming and funny play “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” by Nora Ephron & Delia Ephron based on the charming book by (you guessed it!) the charming Ilene Beckerman.

 

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