Thursday, October 29, 2009

Plat du jour

Yes, it's your Prius.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

You think the Bronx is just a wasteland?

This is the magnificent view of the Hudson Palisades from Wave Hill, where I went this afternoon. It's beautiful up there. They run a free van that will pick you up at the subway or the Metro-North train station.

It's in the Bronx. The neighbors will say they live in Riverdale, but it's really just a part of the Bronx.

Those Aussies sure know how to have fun

Sydney Harbor Bridge becomes grassy picnic ground
SYDNEY (AP) - Thousands of people ate breakfast on the Sydney Harbor Bridge as the iconic steel span was transformed Sunday into a grassy picnic ground.

Usually bustling with traffic, the bridge was covered by lawn laid specially for the morning event. It [was] attended by 6,000 lucky picnickers chosen in a ballot to enjoy food, music and the majestic view.

"It's amazing to see the bridge in this perspective," Sydney resident Don Fuchs said as he strolled across, taking in the Sydney Opera House.

"Usually you sit in the car, you cross it, and that's it," he said.

Picnickers brought hampers full of fruit and croissants, while organizers handed out freshly baked bread, jams, apples and yoghurt.

A piano player played honky-tonk music while grazing cows added a rustic touch.

New South Wales state Premier Nathan Rees said the tourism promotion would likely become an annual event.

Grazing cows??!!

Northwest pilots having sex?

My friend Erica Foley says on Facebook:
that Northwest flight that overshot Minneapolis? Is it ridiculous to infer that the captain and co-pilot were having sex? They emphatically deny they were sleeping and none of the other explanations make any sense at all.
I think she may have something there.