Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Survival Tip #845

When leaving a message for someone to call you back, it's more helpful for them if you also leave your phone number. Otherwise they have to guess and that might take longer.

Monday, March 26, 2007

The MTA in NYC

There are a lot of things for which New York City is known. Museums, Times Square, Macy's, parades, etc. One thing it is particularly famous for is it's crazy people. There are just so many out there. Restaurants come and go, but crazy people will always be here.
There are many elevators in different subway stations that are run by MTA Elevator operator people....I dunno what their official title is. You can imagine if all you do all day is push an elevator button, you might go a little nuts. There's one particular elevator operator who I really think only knows how to say "good evening" mainly because that's all he ever says. Good thing he works the night shift. Just when I thought he couldn't get any weirder, he did. Someone mentioned the warm weather and how it brings out all the kids on bikes. This subway elevator operator then responded "I hate those kids. Maybe one of them will get hit by a truck or something!" At least I know he knows how to say something other than "good evening"!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

I swear I did not fix or cheat on this "quiz"

You Are Mountain Dew

Ultra hyper and full of energy, you're on a permanent sugar high.
Some people complain about your taste, but they do appreciate your power.

Your best soda match: Coke

Stay away from: Root Beer

Monday, March 12, 2007

Up Hill, Both Ways

I live across the street from Bennett Park. Within this park, there is a plaque from the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey that reads: "The Highest Natural Point on Manhattan: 265.05 Feet Above Sea Level. USC & GS Datum.'' Basically, I live across the street from the highest natural point in Manhattan. So my building is pretty high up from yours. I guess it's comforting to know that if Manhattan Island ever floods, I'll be ok. The only thing higher than my apt is my upstairs neighbors.
So when someone else tells you they walked up hill both ways, they might be joking around. But I am not joking. For me to get home from any direction, no matter from where, I am always walking up hill! So when I tell my grandkids that to get home, I had to walk up hill - both ways - in the snow....blah blah blah, I won't be lying.