I saw these fun Pink Pens with an attached Flamingo Tassel at the check out counter when I was buying a selection of random cheap stuff (knit gloves, steak knives, scented candles) at a 99 Cents Store on Delancey Street. If you were feeling ‘crafty,’ you could totally take that chain off and attach the tassel to a purse, or make a super cool necklace out of it as well.
Ah, California at Christmastime is a singular experience, filled with visions of kidney-shaped swimming pools expertly re-created by the pool replastering Orange County company and of course, oversized Pink Flamingo statues.
Because, why not?
Doesn’t looking at this very gigantic Pink Flamingo Pool Foatie just make you think of summer, and how much fun it is to float around in the pool on a sunny summer day, perhaps while enjoying a cold tropical drink? Ah, the life.
We found this guy at ICFF, hanging out in the booth for Sunny Life of Sydney, Australia; a company that seems to represent a lot of neat products associated with Summer. Summer!
Geoffrey said a funny thing to me today, which is that he read on the Interwebs that Winter Storm Juno was not so much a Blizzard as it was “a Storm with a Very Good Publicist.” Hah! So true. Juno failed to completely kick our asses to the curb but it did leave about six inches of white fluffy stuff on the ground.
At lunch today, I went for a walk in the hood and took some pictures. This is what it looked like around Noon on the day after the snowstorm in the East Village, NYC.
The streets had been plowed continuously all through the night and 80% of the sidewalks were at least somewhat shoveled, so it was not too hazardous to navigate my way without falling on my ass. The above photo is a good example of a sidewalk that no one had shoveled. It still looks very beautiful.
Cars parked curbside had not that much snow on them, really.
I’m not sure who this Shopping Cart belongs to.
Here I am at Tompkins Square Park. Let’s go inside and explore.
There is not that much snow on the benches. I have seen way better.
In the spring and summer, people play Ping Pong on that thing.
This is a Fancy Bird Bath. Or something.
These kids were making a few Snowmen with their mom.
Here’s another one that kind of looks like a Snow Ghost to me.
And another one pretty close by.
Little kids were Sledding on a not very impressive hill.
Many people were out running their dogs. Dogs Love Snow!
I enjoyed watching these little ones play.
Don’t even think about it.
Too cold to play Chess.
Snow untouched by humans. So gorgeous.
Garbage Bin Snow Cone.
Ice and snow covered Parks Department SUV.
On the way back home, I walked by a few of the remaining East Village Community Gardens. There is a story of life there, even in the dead of winter.
Happy Winter Everybody!