Sunday, April 3, 2016

Brooklyn quilt show

This weekend was a show for the Brooklyn quilt guild.  Here's some of the ones that i liked.

A cross between the periodic table and quilting terms. 

Tea cups 

This was called I love my Bernina

This is the same pattern of the last quilt that I started and my mom finished for me. 

The red truck

They had a wall of quilts from a challenge. The theme was "flight". This was my favorite from that section. 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Playing outside

I love when I hear city kids say things like "are we taking the A train or the C train?" Or "what stop are we getting off?" Or "is this an express train?"   
This Jersey kid says, "are we going to the diner for dinner?" 

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Winter break

I have been to San Diego a few times to visit my friend Lise, but for some reason, I have usually gone in the summer. This year, I decided to visit in the winter. It was the best decision I've made in a long time because it was warm there while it was freezing here. Lise has a nice little comfy house, and she took a few days off to hang out with me.  And...
I finally got to meet her dog, Brutus.  

The first day, we went to a spa. I've never done anything like this before. We went in different pools, took a mud bath, and something called the "grotto" where they put a body masque on you and then you sit underground in a warm room, then wash it off and then sit in a cold room to close your pores. We ended the day by laying on rafts in a lounge pool, drinking cool drinks until the sun went down.

The second day, we went shopping and went to this breakfast place we've gone the past few times I've been there. Originally recommended by esther, it's now become a mainstay. Hash House a go-go. They have HUGE portions so we ate at breakfast and weren't hungry again until dinner. 

We went to this little tourist trap of a place for brunch one day, but it was fun to sit by the water and just have a light lunch with this view. 

And then we had salted caramel cupcakes from a local place. 

And because a visit to San Diego is not complete without a visit to Sprinkles, we went there, too!  There was a huge line and we found out that Valentine's Day is their #1 day of the year and no one that works there is allowed to have that day off. 

My last day was a trip to Ocean Beach, a little hippyish community. 

And lunch at a local burger joint, Hodad's. 

That was it!! California dreaming.... 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Boss 2016

Yes, he's touring again.  He's playing The River from beginning to end, then launches into an hour of the hits.

Set list: 
*Meet me in the City
The Ties that Bind
Sherry Darling
Jackson Cage
Two Hearts
Independence Day
Hungry Heart
Out in the Streets 
Crush on you 
You Can Look (but you better not touch)
I Wanna Marry You 
The River
Point Blank
Cadillac Ranch
I'm a Rocker
Fade Away
Stolen Car
The Price You Pay
Drive All Night
Wreck on the Highway*

She's the One
Candy's Room
Because the Night 
Brilliant Disguise
Wrecking Ball
The Rising 
Thunder Road
Born to Run
Dancing in the Dark

Before the show. Our seats were behind the stage, which seems weird but it actually was fine because we are a lot closer to the stage than if you're on the other side of the room. Also, he plays to the back of the stage for a while anyway. 

Bruce and Little Stephen 

Bruce and Clarence Clemmons's nephew, their new saxophonist 

Born to Run -- all the lights are on and the crowd sings along 


I didn't take many pictures during the storm but I'm sure you've seen plenty. Here's two:

In front of my building. 

Phone booth

And this. 

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

I'm a pilot

Come on, kid. Let's blow this thing and go home!