Saturday, March 7, 2009

Snow and Ice at 70 Degrees

Well less than a week after 'The Megastorm', 5 days to be exact, it was almost 70 degrees outside. This long, cold, arduous, torturous, miserable winter was finally over, not exactly. It felt good though, so I went for a walk in the park. I hadn't walked in Prospect Park for several months. The scenery is always different. The leaves have not grown yet, but it felt like they could any minute. In most places, it was warm, but in others, the air was strangely cooler. Where the ice was it could still feel either way.

I do not like cold nor ice nor snow, but the chance to observe any of those at near 70 degree temperatures doesn't come around often.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Art Show

I often go out, either to play, drink, or explore. On a night I had not expected to even leave the house, I found myself in the midst of Manhattan. My parent;s freinds Billy and Gail know some people who know some people, and we found ourselves at the NFA gallery. It was tough getting there, then we waited on line in the cold. We almost didn't get in because I didn't have a business card. Shame on me because I'm a freelancer. The one time I really needed I didn't have any left. Somehow we got in, how I do not remember.

Anyway, this was the Not Fade Away show, with pictures of The Beatles and Rolling Stones when they were kids. Well not kids, but quite young - the early days, doing stuff that any person with the knack for doing crazy things at that age would do.

These were good pictures. I enjoyed looking at them. I also enjoyed observing the crowd, several members which deserved the honor of having pictures of themselves displayed at an art show. Unfortunately, most of those came out blurry and the ones that didn't, well, I don't want to piss anyone off.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Megastorm

Labeled by the media as 'The Megastorm', the little blizzard we got here in NY wasn't exactly the worst we'd ever had. In fact, it didn't come close to The Blizzard of '96 or even some big one a couple of years ago. But with thunderstorms and tornados in the Midwest, snow in the South in places that get it once every few years, and the awesome coastal low of a nor'easter, it was pretty much the typical major winter storm.

Schools in NYC closed for the first time in 5 years, a decision that was made at a few minutes before 6am. I would never have gone anyway, if I was still in school.

It wasn't the foot plus that had been predicted, but Central Park got the official 8 inches in, and 9 1/2 were reported in Marine Park, Brooklyn, not too far from where I live.