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  • having a hard time falling asleep #
  • taxi blue screen of death conviently 2 blocks before my apartment http://post.ly/fQ5K #
  • That was a show I really didsnt want to end #
  • I just had a groupie moment #hanoirocks http://post.ly/fPhs #
  • A moment of rock zen, Michael Monroe at Highline Ballroom http://phz.in/25i7 #
  • Real rocknrollers keep an extra mic in their back pocket #
  • Graceful I am not, just ate pavement #
  • Seriously http://post.ly/fP8D #
  • @deekdeekster Does it matter? in reply to deekdeekster #
  • @dfrw I was 12 when I started going to concerts, it would be somewhere around then I discovered Hanoi Rocks…give or take a year :p in reply to dfrw #
  • I am ridiculously excited about seeing Michael Monroe tonight, only been waiting for this show since I was like 12 #
  • another day, another fire truck on my street #
  • I loved every moment of Betty White and Jay Z on SNL last night. Don't know what a lot of you were going on about. #
  • A devoted MacGyver groupie, I despise the SNL MacGruber skit. Not sure if that makes me a party pooper. #
  • I dreamed last night that I got an ultra tacky unicorn tattoo #


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  • Turned my mom into a Glee fan in two weeks. Biggest shocker, my brother's been a Gleek far longer. #
  • Table for 18 seated and ready to order, too bad it was all a misunderstanding that my Grandmother likes Chinese food. #
  • Traffic lights out in Baldwin, the stores all look dark too #
  • Oh Mick, I can't get no satisfaction either #
  • My mom just let me search the car for a stereo remote control that doesn't exist. She's nice like that. #falsehope #cruelty #
  • And I have to pee #
  • 2 hours in traffic listening to classic rock is my threshold. It's taking serious strength not to jump out of the car. #
  • @barnstormed Me too ;) I'm doing time in the suburbs this weekend. When you coming back? in reply to barnstormed #
  • NYC skyline from the Whitestone Bridge http://post.ly/fHY6 #
  • Still sitting in mega GWB traffic http://bit.ly/9EUJJx #
  • George Washington Bridge traffic is slowly sucking away my will to live. #


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new beginnings


On the ferry to the Statue of Liberty with @usermac

I was excited to meet @usermac when he mentioned he'd be passing through my fair city.  Brian was in NY to pick up his fiancé and her daughter from the airport  for their first visit to the U.S. from China.  For their first full day in the country, Brian planned a symbolic "Welcome Home" by way of a trip to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.  A sucker for sentimental gestures and adventures with out of town guests, I was pretty psyched to join them.

 

 

Having met so many great folks on twitter and elsewhere online, I love the opportunity to see New York City through the eyes of a visitor.  This was a truly cultural exchange, I've never helped someone pick out their first "American" meal before.  How do you explain french fries, chicken tenders or even a muffin in a way which sounds remotely appetizing?  The salad was not warm, which was apparently unexpected, the dressing too sweet – we laughed, we shared food, stories and awe, and of course we hammed it up for photos.  I always thought Asians were flashing the peace sign in photos, I learned the bunny-ear-finger-formation is actually a "V", for Victory.  It was a gorgeous morning, both in the sense of the weather and the overall experience.  Never far from my mind was my own virtual sojourn of tracing my ancestor's (by proxy) trip through Ellis Island, generations before.

 

As long as I've know Brian online,  he's been in love.  I'll say it now, my jaded self discounted the distance and obstacles as impossible, or not likely, in the context of my own failed long distance relationships….but here she was, here they were….starting their life together, and it was a truly epic day,  a beginning, and one I was honored to be a part of.  There was so much more to see, or so I thought from my tour-guide state of mind, but they had adventures yet to be revealed in Washington DC, and a life to begin together in Kentucky.  They started their American journey in NYC, at a place where so many before them started theirs, a small detail not lost on this humble local.

 

 

 

 



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  • Supermarket baggers seem redundant. Unless you are physically handicapped there is no reason the customer shouldn't bag their own. #
  • Why does it sound as though someone is digging up my street at 3am? (because it's likely happening) #


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  • can't sleep, watching cloud cinema http://post.ly/ekS1 #
  • what if our pets have a secret pact to be lazy & appear incapable of doing housework? what if service animals are crossing the picket line? #
  • taken by Ivy http://post.ly/ehCv #
  • Sad to see it go, I had my knee fixed there. RT @EverythingNYC St. Vincent's Hospital (1849-2010) http://huff.to/beuGZQ #
  • Bagels toast better on a cast iron pan. No regrets on getting rid of my toaster oven. #
  • Museum of the City of NY http://www.mcny.org Free admission on Mondays in May (via @thrillist) #


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  • When I was younger I was told thunder was "God bowling". Not even going to dignify that one with a comment, but me thinks that was a strike! #
  • @starmike I also don't like the idea of basically connecting my social graph by name and identifying information to my tracked behaviors. in reply to starmike #
  • @starmike I don't engage there. Never took to the design, layout, annoyance to set features/privacy. (continued) in reply to starmike #
  • The pet feline just let me brush her tummy. She hates the heat as much as I do, so more likely a lack of will to fight. #
  • Planning the same. RT @1938media deleted my facebook account. #
  • Is not happy about the hotness outside that has made it's way inside. #
  • there are a lot more angry kids than cops. scary. #
  • another fistfight. my street is basically the cage for the revolving cage match. #


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