Winter 2009/2010 is Over

May 3rd, 2010 | Weather

It’s over. My last full NYC winter. It’s strange how winter ends around here. You get a few days of teasing warm weather in late March, early April, then it plunges back to cold. Finally, one day it gets hot and humid as all hell. Then it starts raining every single afternoon because it’s so [...]

Winter in Astoria

February 19th, 2010 | Weather

Greetings from Astoria! Here are a couple of winter pics I took the other night. Despite all the snow, the days are getting longer and actually warmer. I still find it strange that the temperature is often warmer when it’s snowing. Anyway, winter is wrapping up and that’s a good thing for me.

New Orleans 2010 – Part 1

January 17th, 2010 | Culture, Escapes, Food, Weather

Last year Audrey and I decided we needed to go to a warm place every winter that we’re on the east coast. Last year it was Aruba, this year I didn’t want to miss a ton of work, so we decided to keep it domestic and chose New Orleans. Neither of us had been and [...]

Cherry Blossom Festival

May 5th, 2009 | Culture, Escapes, Weather

This wasn’t my idea to go to this event, and I went with two women, so don’t judge my appreciation of it The Brooklyn Bontanic Garden has apparently the largest concentration of cherry blossom trees outside JAPAN. Hence the need for a festival and therefore a large gathering of hippies. Yes, read that right, hippies, [...]

Vermont Snow Trip

February 8th, 2009 | Activities, Escapes, Weather

A couple of weeks ago Audrey and I went up with this mass group of friends that we’ve sorta latched onto. The group does this snow trip every winter and we were lucky enough to be invited this year. Basically there were two noteworthy parts to the trip: 1. Snowboarding Very fun… there was a [...]

Central Park Frozen

February 1st, 2009 | Activities, Weather

When Jason was out here, we did the usual tourist circuit, which includes Central Park. Much to my amazement, the pond that Audrey and I paddled around during the summer has frozen! It is so frozen right now that people walk out onto the ice to the islands that you could only swim to in [...]

Cold

January 16th, 2009 | Weather

It is so cold today and yesterday, that nearby ski resorts have shut down. I thought that was pretty telling. I haven’t gone outside yet today, but I guess I’ll be happy as long as my snot doesn’t freeze.

Driving on Ice

December 18th, 2008 | Human Stupidity, Humor, Weather

Important to remember as winter comes: Sometimes ice can total your car, but if you put Benny Hill music to it, it can be pretty funny:

The Snow has ARRIVED!

February 23rd, 2008 | Weather

Finally, after so many months of anticipation of the snow and it’s associated conveniences, we got (by my estimation) SIX INCHES of the white stuff! This was yesterday (Friday) morning… what better way to start the weekend! Walking to work with no waterproof shoes was almost the highlight of the day, but then being ridiculed [...]

victim of the weather

February 13th, 2008 | Human Stupidity, Weather

Yesterday something unprecedented in my walking home from work history happened: I found out dress shoes are like tiny sleds in the snow and I fell down. Yes, tragic, I know. I was just cruising down the sidewalk on 31st ave, wondering what the fuck I’m doing here enjoying the beautiful snow falling from the [...]

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