Monday, December 31, 2007

HA!, that's funny

I was perusing a fellow photog's blog a moment ago and saw a little icon stating that her blog's readability level was rated at an elementary school level. I don't usually try things out like this, but my curiosity was piqued, so I clicked on the link and typed in my blog's info, and guess what came up?

I thought you all would want to know that you can all consider yourselves genius readers. Have a Happy New Year's Eve!


Friday, December 28, 2007

New Year's Eve at Times Square, going green

No, they aren't going to get rid of the tons of confetti; however, the ball is going high-tech. This year's 100 Anniversary ball was made out of L.E.D.'s (light-emitting diodes). Very super cool. :) (FYI - the celebration started in 1904, but 1908 was the first time they dropped the ball.)

To quote from the NY Times regarding how much power the ball is going to save:
"...The new ball will use about 15,000 watts compared to the old ball’s 30,000 watts....Power up 10 toasters, keep them toasting for six hours — the length of time the ball is lighted — and that will be the equivalent amount of electricity. “With half the amount of power, you’re getting twice the amount of light, so it’s four times more efficient,” said Brett Andersen, general manager of Focus Lighting."

I have family in town for the weekend, we're planning to watch the ball drop from 7th Avenue and Central Park South, and then stroll through Central Park to watch the fireworks. :)

What are you doing for New Year's Eve?


For information regarding the New Year's Eve Celebration at Times Square, click here.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Pioneer Woman, on cnn

I stopped by The Pioneer Woman's site (one of my favorite blogs) this morning and found that she'd been featured on CNN. Thankfully someone put the clip on YouTube. :)

For those of you who missed it, happy watching.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Photos, for the holiday

Just some photos I took a couple weeks ago at Columbus Circle. If you have the chance you should go visit the Holiday Fair on the Corner of Cental Park West & Central Park South, and then stroll through the Time Warner Center to see the lights.

Have a great weekend!


Star 3

Star 2

I almost used this last one on my Holiday Cards this year.

Star 4


Monday, December 17, 2007

Apostrophes, blogger doesn't like them

I can’t tell you how many times I have corrected the Section Headers “Writer”s Resources” and “Books I”ve read” to read “Writer’s Resources” and “Books I’ve Read”.

This morning I noticed the apostrophes had changed back to quotes, so I give up. From here on out, when I get emails about the grammatical errors showing in the sidebar, I’ll just respond that I like quote marks better and that I’m starting a trend.

Do you think that will work?


Thursday, December 13, 2007

The New Look, dang that was hard

Cat stairs, originally uploaded by fofurasfelinas.

In keeping with the grand tradition instigated by John Scalzi, I hereby present you a picture of some cats, entitled "Cat Stairs" by fofurasfelinas.

Since the site overhaul was pretty substantial, (and took me longer than I planned) I decided more than one cat was merited.

On a side note, if any of you happen to know how to code Blogger html to allow a third column on the left, please drop me a line, I could use the help. :)


Monday, December 10, 2007

Leaf Angels, in central park

Two weeks ago while I was out shooting a portrait session in Central Park for another photographer, I caught this image.

Leaf Angel

Fall leaves lay thick upon the grass as far as the eye could see. They beaconed to be played in, and this gentleman blissfully answered the call.

I turned around just in time to see him plop down onto the ground and proceed to move his arms and legs back and forth with a bagel and coffee clutched in his left hand. It was just like little kids playing in the snow, sans coffee of course.

He was ecstatic, his coffee didn't spill, and I was happy to get the shot.

Fall is my favorite time of year.


Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Holiday Market, at columbus circle

Well, it's officially cold. I risked getting frostbite on various parts of my body in order to bring to you the following fabulous photographs. I hope you appreciate the sacrifice I made going out into the cold dark evening and facing the brutal winds that cut right through the liner to my ski parka.

Note to self: break out winter gear and find gloves.


So without further ado, I bring you the Holiday Market at Columbus Circle.

Holiday Fair 1

Somehow I've managed to miss this event for the past two years that I've lived here.

I discovered the market after strolling down Columbus Avenue last week during the Lincoln Center tree lighting celebration. I made it down to Columbus Circle and voila, there they were all these little booths set-up on the corner of Central Park.

Holiday Fair 2

Everyone was bundled up.

Holiday Fair 3

Here's the view facing the Time Warner building.

Holiday Fair 4

And a fabulous booth I found along the way. *grin*

Holiday Fair 5

Chocolate dipped strawberries.

Holiday Fair 6

And delicious looking candied apples. yum!

Holiday Fair 7

If you happen to stop by the holiday fair, drop us a line in the comments section to and let me know what you saw, bought, or ate. :)


Monday, December 3, 2007

Me, week seven

I did a new self portrait over the weekend to submit to contest running in one of the Flickr groups I belong to. I kept debating between the black and white version and the color. I finally decided to go with the color.

What do you think? Should I have gone with the B&W?