Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New York Observations

New York is the only city in the world where people put their coffee in bags. New Yorkers are not led by the hand with their hot coffees, they hide the hot beverages in plain brown paper bags until they are at their destination where they can give their full attention to their coffee or tea.

When a native New Yorker is ordering 2 or more cups of coffee and you offer them a carrying tray, they look at you like you are crazy and request a bag. To me, a bag is a poor choice for hot beverages. Coffee leaks out of the top of the cup and gets the bag wet and it tears and rips, but to the experienced New Yorker, it doesn't happen.

One of my favorite Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy movies is "Desk Set". Kate is the head of a TV Network Research Department and Spencer is an efficiency specialist who plans on replacing the department with a super computer. IBM plays a big role in the movie too and it shows the start of the computer revolution. As Kate and Spencer get to know each other, they have a rooftop lunch meeting of bologna sandwiches and black coffee. They pull the coffee out of brown paper bags.

That is SO New York!

If you haven't watched this film from 1957, I really recommend it. I love to see how working women of these days were referred to as "girls". They have a holiday party at work and each gal has their own bottle of Champagne not to mention the Scotch bottles everywhere! It is good fun!

As a winter storm approaches, I cling to my hot coffee the old fashioned way, in my hand. The heat helps to keep me warm.

Pray for snow!

So much love,
All the way from over here...


Monday, January 26, 2009

Oh golly...

It has been cold and without snow in New York. I feel ripped off! What is the point of having cold weather if not to prepare for snow? Snow makes cold better!

I love the snow.

Dear Mighty Jesus,

Hey there! How you doing? Have you recovered from your rocking birthday party? I heard Dick Clark was a LAUGHING RIOT at your birthday jam. That impersonation of Carol Channing will live on FOREVER!

But seriously J, the cold weather here in New York is fine and I'm nearly recovered from that ice skating incident last month...so how about giving a girl a break and bring on some serious SNOW! I want to walk through Central Park in the snow!

Okay, I won't beg. Thanks for all your hard work and all that jazz.
Your pal,

Let's see if that works.
So much love,
All the way from over here...

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Puppet Company Seeks Magician

Now there is a job ad that catches your eye. It is good to know that in this failing economy that there are still good jobs available for the experienced magician. Actually, there were 6 ads for magicians today on Craigslist.org. But they were not all posted today.

I wonder how many unemployed magicians there are in New York City. And with each magician there is also an assistant so whatever the number is it must be doubled. I'm not adding New Jersey because then the number would be astronomical. For some reason I think there are a lot of magicians in Jersey...probably cheaper to get doves and rabbits there plus there are some great scarf outlet stores off the turnpike too.

That's all I'm wondering about today...surfing the internet looking for fun in all the fun places.

So much love,
All the way from over here,

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Been Too Long

Oh, the drama of Cupcake Land...

My assistant manager went missing for 5 days. Her big sister is my boss. The little sister went on a drinking binge and was hit by a car at 3 in the morning. She had no identification and her sister found her in the hospital after calling the local jails in search for her. The big sister is in denial that the little sister has any problems. The little sister is in denial that she is an alcoholic.

And me?

I'm here trying to sell the stinking cupcakes.

Can I get a witness?

So much love,

All the way from over here...