June 26, 2005

A city full of dikotomies!

While on one side of town, the annual Gay Pride Parade was taking place, where marchers and supporters were either scantily clad and/or inappropriately (un)dressed, providing some very strange visuals (which forced me to cover my young son’s eyes as we exited the train station), on the other side of town Billy Graham was in town on what might be his last evangelical crusade.

The funniest part was seeing the stunned/jaw dropping look on tourist's faces as we emerged from the subway. They looked like deer caught in headlights. Oh to have been privy to their thoughts! Anyway, my amusement was short lived as I had to leave quickly because there were a lot of things that I really didn't want to have to explain to my 5 year old. BTW, did you get the title pun?

Events that I'm looking forward to starting this week:
The official start of my new job. It should be fun as the order for my separation from my old unit to the new one was not put through by the Temp from Hell, which means I'll have no voice mail access for 24-48hrs and my computer profile will not be on the new server, which means that I'll probably get close to 200 emails I'll have to delete, OH JOY!

My son's graduation. Ah yes, he's a big boy now as he moves on to 1st grade. Will I choke up and cry, or will I manage to take some good pics for next weeks Karnival of Kids w/out sobbing. I'll report back to you on Wed as to how it went.

People begin the mass exodus for the 4th of July weekend, leaving us seasoned New Yorkers to bask and have fun in a city that is virtually empty and easy to walk/drive through, shop and eat in restaurants with ease and leisure. In short, for two weeks I'll get a seat for my 40 min commute to and from work.

The salad bar at work will increase from the same 7 choices (lettuce, tomoatoes, peppers, carrots, mushrooms, Salmon and Chicken) to 15 items. Woohoo! a vegetarian's delight! Interesting how they never have onions even though I love them!

Finally it's the start of casual Friday's AND of me being able to go home early on Fridays, per my new dept.'s policy. That will be dearly treasured ME time! I have a choice of 3 places to go to for that time... gym, movies, and/or bookstore.

My first web hosting event - Karnival of Kids! I am so looking forward to this. I'm going to rest up my hands over the next few days, especially after having finished inputting over 100 contacts and events in my Treo these last 2 days. This means that commenting and posting will be light this week, as I deal with all these new, wonderful and exciting responsibilities. But look out, because now that I can surf on my Treo650, I'll be reading, commenting and posting like a demon starting next week. Ahhhh, I'm in technological heaven... more about this later.

Hope your Sunday was cooler and more fun than mine!

Posted by Michele at June 26, 2005 11:51 PM | TrackBack

I am so jealous of you and your Treo!

Congrats to your son for graduating into the 1st grade! Before you know it he will be graduating from H.S!!

Posted by: Machelle at June 27, 2005 01:04 PM

You'll have a blast hosting the Karnival!!

I'm glad you are digging your Treo! It's great!

Posted by: Sissy at June 27, 2005 08:47 PM

Just wanted to thank you for NOT posting Pride pics :-)

Posted by: Harvey at June 28, 2005 02:11 PM

I was tempted to take some, but some of the scenes were a bit too, too...graphic and beyond description, so it was better left uncaptured.


Posted by: michele at June 28, 2005 09:22 PM

I am VERY jealous of your Treo!

Posted by: _Jon at June 28, 2005 11:04 PM