Getting Excited about Damnation Island!

November 11th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

My book about Blackwell’s Island is coming out in six months!! I’ve been updating my blog accordingly (see the cover and link over on the right). It’s such an exciting and terrifying time. What will people think?? Am I going to get crushed, or will my book become a runaway bestseller?? Since I am both a pessimist and an optimist, I will probably be going back and forth, torturing myself, every day up until my pub date.

Bodhi and Bali, who are still small enough to fit on my lap together, are six months old, although in two weeks they will go up to seven. That’s Bali in the foreground, looking very annoyed. He’s actually ever so slightly more easy-going than Bodhi, who is a Tasmanian Devil. But neither of them will let me sleep in the morning, so even on my days off I’m getting up at 5am.

Thanks a heap, boys. No, really, I love you. But seriously. One more hour, for crying out loud.

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New York City Marathon, 2017

November 5th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The New York City Marathon went by a half a block away from the ASPCA. Originally we were told we were going have to either walk 32 blocks downtown or 44 blocks uptown before we could cross the street to get to the subway to go home, but they let me cross two blocks away. THANK GOD. It’s exhausting taking care of kittens for eight hours!! No one believes me. But I’m generally passed out within a few hours of getting home. I eat, then turn on the tv thinking I will relax for a while, then minutes later it’s ZZZZZZZ.

New York City Marathon, 2017

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I am such an idiot!

November 5th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I thought I was supposed to set the clocks back tonight! So here I am, an hour early for leaving for work. I lost my chance to sleep an hour late! But I will still get it tomorrow, right? Of course. I will feel it tomorrow. But still. It does not take away from my idiotage.

The Tardis once again crashed into a building on Perry Street this Halloween.

Tardis, Halloween, New York City, 2017

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Halloween was a bad day this year.

November 3rd, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

I’d planned to skip choir practice to walk around my neighborhood taking pictures. But then the attack happened downtown. I now believe that terrorists are just very damaged people using whatever religion or political ideology they can grab onto as an excuse to kill people. This jackass, for instance, killed mostly tourists, not Americans, which just breaks my heart. They come here to have a good time and end up getting murdered. But he didn’t care. He just wanted to commit murder. It has nothing to do with God.

Harmony seemed like a better way to spend the evening. But I took these pictures to and from rehearsal. Even though newscasters claimed otherwise, it was the most subdued Halloween I’ve ever seen. The crowds watching the parade were half the size they usually are, and even though people generally party all night on Halloween the streets were mostly empty on my way home.

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More Halloween in New York City, 2017

October 28th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

All of these except for the skeleton holding the cat, which was taken in Gramercy Park, were taken in my neighborhood, the West Village. AND, the Tardis has once again crashed into a building on Perry Street. I can’t wait to take a picture of it at night with my new camera. I should finally be able to capture how cool it looks, when smoke pours out of it and colored lights flash in the windows.

Tardis, Halloween, West Village, New York City, 2017

Halloween, West Village, New York City, 2017

Halloween, West Village, New York City, 2017

Halloween, West Village, New York City, 2017

Halloween, Gramercy Park, New York City, 2017

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