Not an Oil Painting: Flowering Tree in The Rain (All Photos By Gail)
We haven’t had much of a winter in NYC, but that doesn’t mean I’m not looking forward to spring! In fact, the siting of 14th street’s first flowering tree of the season made me think back to May of 2019, when my pal Jamie and I made plans to attend the annual Cherry Blossom Festival (Sakura Matsuri) at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The fact that it happened to be pouring down rain that day did not dampen our adventurous spirits! Continue reading Ten Flowers Photographed in the Rain→
Not My Broken Suitcase, But an Incredible Simulation
Baggage (mis)handlers at various airports across the country have finally managed to totally fuck the locks on my very expensive suitcase due to the constant re-opening and incorrect re-closing of my bag, necessitated by the endless “Security checks” that go on when you travel these days and have to check luggage. It was especially exciting when all of my shit fell out onto the rain-soaked pavement as I got into my cab at LaGuardia. Thanks, assholes.
Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas from here in rainy southern Califorina- where the weather could normally be described as very “Pacific Northwestern” if it weren’t snowing in the Pacific Northwest right now! I’ve had a great time out here visiting friends and family and enjoying the holiday spirit(s) in general. Flying back to NYC tomorrow afternoon, when this blog will resume its regular schedule of rad posts about music and mayhem in NYC. Fingers are crossed for no delayed connections!
For a couple of years now, I’ve had this great idea for a way to make the morning weather reports much more accurate and fun, which I call “The Coat Report.” Basically, in addition to telling the temperature, the news guy would suggest the most appropriate outerwear to have on when leaving the house, so that you would have the best chance of staying warm and dry in your local region. Continue reading "Yes, That’s All Well and Good, But Will I Need to Take My Umbrella?"→