May 19, 2013
On my way to volunteer at Material for the Arts (a kind of Goodwill organization for student artists) I took the wrong train by mistake. Why? Because I was running late and thought I knew where I was going. Bad idea. The route got a little sketchy, and these two young men were carrying on a loud conversation and rapping as if they were the only ones on the train. I took this video of the view outside my window to look distracted and to record them without being obnoxious.
I was so mad at myself for getting turned around, then I looked at the map of the subway network I had to navigate to get there and gave myself a break.
One good thing about being a volunteer is that nobody fusses at you if you're late. Here are some of the works by the place's resident artist this month. It's all from donated trash, basically.
May 18, 2013
Will someone please let me know when I use poor grammar? Honestly, how can I write ". . . the price of the tickets has come down. . ." I should probably not post after two Margaritas. (Should "Margaritas" be capitalized?)
May 17, 2013
April 25, 2013
Do you know of anyone who has to avoid gluten in their diet? A friend of mine who recently visited must eat gluten-free, and it forced us to be picky about what restaurants we chose.
We found Candle 79 using an internet search, and what find! As we were finishing our late lunch, around 3 p.m., I looked up and saw Pierce Brosnan exiting the restaurant! I sputtered to my friend to turn around NOW! Fortunately, for us, he lingered a few minutes talking to his driver, and we were able to stare at him through our window and get these photos.
Indeed, their website boasts, "It is a regular restaurant choice of neighborhood regulars, celebrities, politicians, and corporate tycoons."