The World According to Marney

Wednesday, July 26

Sidewalk Etiquette

Why is it that there are so many people that just have no courtesy while they are walking down the street. I'm not talking about giving the right of way or walking at snail's pace during rush hour. I'm not even going to get into the idea of taking up as much of the sidewalk with your befuddled family and the multi-child stroller. No, all of those things can be forgiven or at least overlooked for the most part. I'm talking about the plight of the fashion forward ladies.

For anyone that has never walked down New York streets (or any other urban sidewalks) wearing heels (spikey, high, pointed, unwieldy), please take a look at the footwear around you. Take a good look at the reason why many ladies will not walk on grates or manhole covers. We get stuck. For some shoes, they come off entirely. Others mearly keep you locked in place as your leg tries to detatch from your foot.

In a city that has so many grates and manhole covers as NYC, it becomes a dangerous obstacle course without having to push stupid flat-shoed people out of the way. I am pleading to all pedestrians out there; please do not make anyone in heels walk on the grates. We are all very frustrated with avoiding very avoidable broken ankles.

Tuesday, July 18

S...O... H...O...T...

It's moments like these that make me long for the cool, humidity-free land of my youth. We have been dancing around 100 degrees over the last couple of days. To make my usual suffering of no A/C at home even more intense, the A/C went out at the office, too. Needless to say, I have been feeling a bit grumpy lately.

Well, last weekend was my birthday which was a wonderful time all around. I spent Friday with Peter for dinner. Saturday was spent with some serious gaming. I got possession of the office PlayStation Portable. On top of that, Peter got me a very fancy present, which required him to break it in with a little bit of gaming himself. Then on Sunday, I met up with a bunch of friends for some dinner and pool. That was a lot of fun! Kudos to Angela for arranging the festivities! Other presents include houssehold accessories that worship my kitties, beautiful John Haber original earrings, note cards and flowers. Thanks to everyone.

Peter and I met up with Tim and Angela earlier in the week for some swing dancing. I think Peter has still not forgiven me for that. But, I believe that he could be a fabulous dancer if he put his mind to it.

Not much on my horizon right now. Main goal is to stay cool. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, July 5

Happy Belated 4th!

I know I have been very lax in getting posts out lately. But to be honest, there is really not a whole lot to talk about. I have been working like a fiend for the past month or so. I am hoping that some of the recent changes in my day job may make it better for me very soon, but it's still a bit early to tell.

Anyway, my Independence Day weekend (surprisingly almost a full 4 day weekend - aside from one matinee on Sunday) was very hot and humid. Even though I have been here for about 15 years, the weather still amazes me. But in this case, it led to watching 2 movies (a good source of A/C).

On Monday, Peter and I saw Who Killed the Electric Car? which was a very sad documentary about how General Motor's EV1 was totally removed from the market and the technology has been shelved. For anyone that has an interest in the air quality of the world and technology that can remove us from our "addiction to oil", you should check this one out.

Last night we saw Superman Returns, which was much better than I thought it would be. Though the camera shots in the action scenes are worthy of dramamine.

Since we were in the cool theatre, we managed to miss out on the fireworks last night, but in my opinion, we were doing much more in supporting this crazy country by supporting our capitalistic, free market system. Or something like that.

Anyway, I hope yours was happy and healthy.