Saturday, April 20, 2013

New York City in January

This is the cover of my sketchbook I use when we travel. It's the 4x6" size and Susan helped me cut up one of my old art papers to make the cover. 

And why, you ask, have I waited so long to post the rest of the  information and pictures from my January trip to New York City? I have an excuse and it's a very good one.  Susan is my Blog Wrangler and it's HER fault. She has been doing things like wrangling with the new (now 6 months old) computer and has now figured out that for every snag the old one had, the new one has a different snag, just a bad. It took just about 2 weeks to get rid of the crummy security program that came preinstalled so she could use her familiar one. She has no idea why she can't play Yahoo games anymore. She has no idea why Yahoo Mail randomly ignores paragraph spacing. She is beginning to hate Yahoo.

This week she hates Picasa Web where she normally puts pictures so that this Blog can get at them. For no reason it keeps telling her "Upload failed: Server rejected". But if she keeps trying a LOT of times it will finally take them, one at a time, very slowly.


Now you know what we do with our days. This is how we travel through the city:

I finished reading Dog Stars by Peter Heller. Wow! Martha tells it better than I can. I'm now starting Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson and the first chapter has already hooked me in.  Susan is reading Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking and gave me the Introvert Test in the book:  Scoring 19 out of 20 makes me a gold-plated Introvert. She thinks the book is great reading if you are, as she is, a "pseudo-extrovert". 

Looking back on the notes above I see that we watched the movie Hanna. A fascinating creepy movie, 5 Stars.  Last night we tried to watch Cosmopolis. I don't care what the reviewers said about how great it was, we stopped it after the scene with the doctor in the taxi. Dumb. No Stars.


Diane O. said...

Wow I thought I was organized this borders on insanity!

martha brown said...

Well! I'll try Before I go to Sleep soon! (I'm 162 on the list of holds at my library. That seems ominous, but there are 118 copies...)
I really enjoyed Quiet -- I saw (heard)Susan Cain speak at a conference in the fall!

Parabolic Muse said...

I don't know how a person can know about your site and then forget to visit it for a year. This is a sign of low intelligence, which is upsetting, as I'd done so much to build up a facade of moderate intelligence around myself. Now I have to start over.

I'm going to stop commenting, but as I continue to catch up I'm not going to stop giggling, or saying 'Awesome'

martha brown said...

I just finished Before I go to Sleep! LOVED IT! You should try one of Linwood Barclay's books (he's a writer from Toronto -- writes mystery). Before I Go to Sleep reminded me of him. So what book is up next???? I read 1-2 books a week :)