Sunday, November 29, 2009

Say My Name

I run the unfriendly streets each morning just as the sky is shows its first hint of light. I painted my hat to remind the deer and opossum who I am!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Try Again Tomorrow

I collect. Pictures, objects, letters, photos, tidbits, quotes. And every so often I am moved to use them in a collage or altered book. These are the first four pages of my current project.

The pic above has been sitting in a file folder for I-don't-know-how-many-years.

The pic above hung on my wall when I worked for Housing Authority in 1985

The pic of Martha Graham was from Sharon Schanzer from 1980.

Frida came from a wall calendar - not that long ago, maybe 2003.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Its not the "What", its the the "Why"

What is this, you ask? That's easy - its my lunch - eggs with mushrooms and zucchini and a roll, and they are cooking on my office space heater.

Why? Because a co-worker (whom I really, really like) STANKED UP the microwave with a dead fish. Did I say "STANKED UP the microwave?" I meant STENCHIFIED THE ENTIRE 3 FLOORS OF THE BUILDING. And maybe the birdbath outside. And likely the hospital across the street.

But, since necessity is the madre of invention, MC pointed out that I never have to leave my office again! (Since there's no toilet paper today, she just happens to be right!)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

More Work Love

This is the bathroom sink at work. The bathroom never has the necessary trifecta - tp, soap, paper towels. But guessing games are fun...unless you guess wrong. Anyway, I spy with my little olive? a grape? rabbit poo? Of course I wouldn't touch it so I ran the water (I know, very not green of me - but this was in the name of science) to make the object roll around. I have determined that it is a grape. MaryCatherine suggests that it will be in the sink long enough for it to ferment and make wine. Bets, anyone?

UPDATE! UPDATE! The grape is gone and MC suspects that someone ATE IT. In this place, I wouldn't doubt it.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

This Is What I Miss

Thanks, Google Images for the Sunnyside Arch

I took the ones above and below on Sunday from the 7 beloved 7 train.
Hold the door - I'm on my way!

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Why is the mammography lab so cold? As you can see, they did a very thorough job.

(And yes, I do have nipples, i just put them away discreetly for this pic)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

There's a Moon in the Sky Called The Moon

Why do other planets have named moons? Mars has Phobos and Deimos. Jupiter has a zillion moons, like Io, Himalia, Sinope... Uranus (insert giggling - go ahead) has a bunch including Sycorax and Trinculo.

I am going to call President Obama and ask that we name our moon. Here are my picks. Please add to the list so we have a good working document to send to the President.

Lucky, the Three-Legged Dog
Juan Carlos
Fig (I really like this one)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Who Am I?

Happy Halloween and Feliz Dia de los Muertos. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and I spent Halloween together at the Amnesty International Noche de Las Mujeres de Juarez. Apparently, I represent very different people in Yonkers as compared to Queens and Manhattan. In Yonkers I was Chita Rivera, Carmen Miranda, a dirty florist, and "uhhhh." In NYC I was...Frida!