borough pride for days.
borough pride for days.
Pretty, Pretty Picnic
I’m falling so behind in my CSA posts. But I took the pictures, and I’m dedicated to posting them! I’m going to try to queue some up right now.
I made this zucchini salad to share with friends at a picnic I organized on the oh-so-lovely Governors Island. I added some arugula from le CSA, and ultimately couldn’t resist/wait for tomatoes, so I picked up some little orange beauties at the farmers’ market, so in went some of those as well. Very tasty, summery, and excellent picnic fair (and not too bad as leftovers for a #notsaddesklunch either)!
N.L. East: Washington can clinch the division with a win or an Atlanta loss.
N.L. Central: Sorted.
N.L. West: Sorted.
N.L. Wild Card: St. Louis can clinch the second spot with a win and a Los Angeles loss.
A.L. East: Nothing can be sorted tonight.
A.L. Central: Detroit can…
A lot of people in my office are going nuts about football, but their priorities are all out of whack.
My friends, family and city made me feel pretty lucky this weekend…
Not even the shortage of colors on a New York City MetroCard stops Nina Boesch from creating these incredibly life-like mosaics from the often-discarded subway pass.
So much cool New York-centric art coming to my attention today. First these mind-boggling collages, and now this.
“I always ask couples what their favorite things about each other are…”
“Well we aren’t a couple. We’re just friends. I’m helping him walk.”
“But we can still answer. I love his honesty.”
“And she’s my favorite person to have next to me.”
Not sure that I’ve ever been so honored to introduce someone as I am right now.
Gac Filipaj is a refugee from the former Yugoslavia. For the past twelve years, he has worked as a janitor for Columbia University. His job title is “Heavy Cleaner,” which includes emptying the trash and cleaning the toilets.
During this time, he worked until 11pm every night during the week. After his shift concluded, he would start studying. This weekend, after twelve years of study, Gac graduated from Columbia University with a Classics degree. Rarely have so many qualities I admire been wrapped up in a single person.
such an amazing story. gives me chills.
WNYC’s Stephen Nessen went to the dogs today. —A.P.
kinda sad I didn’t get myself a ticket to hang out with the pups this year.
I realized that I’ve been tumbling for about a year when it came to my attention that The City Bakery has announced it’s 20th Annual Hot Chocolate Festival schedule.
Similarly exciting: http://www.clintonstreetbaking.com/?page=about-pancakemonth
February is going to be delicious.
Karen Ziemba-I Wanna Be a Rockette from Kicks (by nibelungenstar)
Watching the parade and the Rockettes just finished performing..so of course I had to go find this video, because, yes, I did want to be a Rockette.