A Sunday ……

…… by myself …… in New York.
I.                                                                                                                                                         Love.                                                                                                                                                   It.                                                                                                                                                       Here.

Today I took a tour of Grand Central Terminal (which is better known by its incorrect name, Grand Central Station).  I love history.  Always have.  So I was excited for this tour.  It was called, “The Secrets of Grand Central”.  And yes, I learned quite a few very interesting, though mostly-unknown-to-the-public facts.

And I took a lot of pictures, which I will now share.                                                                         Be warned:  this is probably like someone showing you their vacation photos.  Totally boring.  Except for those of you who are living vicariously through me.  You know you who are. (as do I!)
I hope they don’t bore you too much.  If they do, please feel free to go check out Pioneer Woman’s blog.  She rocks.  🙂

Just as we started the tour, I saw this couple and thought I’d snap a picture.  Or 5.


This was a couple who were practicing some kind of stunt there.  Why?  I have no idea.


But they were in the background (here debating their next move) behind the happy couple.


Who weren’t really all that happy to have them in the background …… falling.


I love taking pictures of things (people, curves, angles, colors, whatever) of things that just catch my eye.  Not anyone else’s.  I’m ok with that.


This is a large alcove off of the grand staircase and entry room of the Grand Central.  Due to the degree of the curve (geometry makes me hurl) you can stand in one corner and whisper to someone in the opposite corner and they can hear you as clearly as if you were on a phone.  It’s SO cool!  And very, very strange looking.


More pictures of things I liked.





Look who showed up again!


We moved the tour outside, to see the statues and things on the building.


It was a wee bit overcast today.  This building goes much higher than what you can see here.


The clock on the outside of Grand Central?  It’s the world’s largest clock made out of Tiffany glass.  I know!!!  🙂


After the tour I decided to walk around the city.  I found myself in Bryant Park (you know, the capitol of “Fashion Week”, whenever that is).  And low and behold, right smack dab in the middle of everything was this:


There was also a Christmas market going on, all around the park.  This end is right behind the NY Public Library …… that huge building in the background.  I LOVE me some library.


This was a statue outside of the library, decorate for Christmas.  I don’t know who it is, but maybe I’ll find that out one day and let you know.


I have no idea what this building is, all I know is that I think it’s very cool.


More evidence of the clouds:


And, last but not least, a carousel.  What could be better than that?  Especially when you have an ice skating rink right beside it.  Score!


So that was my day.  Oh, wait ….. I almost forgot.  I googled “flea markets near me” and found quite a few.  I decided to go to one that was close to my apartment.  I was looking for dishes…… specifically plates, since there will be 9 people in my apartment for Thanksgiving.  And I don’t have 9 plates.  Or should I say, “I didn’t have 9 plates.”??

Because now, after scoring hugely at said flea market …… with these:

Photo on 11-17-13 at 9.06 PM

Dishes from an entire 12 piece set of china.  How hugely was my score?  I’m glad you asked.  Are you ready?                                                                                                                          $40.00.                                                                                                                                               I know!  I couldn’t believe it, either.  That’s what happens when you go to a flea market at the end of a cloudy, somewhat rainy day.  You score!!  I think I have enough dishes now.  Forever.  🙂

That’s it for my Sunday.  Tomorrow I’m going to lunch with the …… (drum roll please) …………….. Manhattan Women’s Club.  I’m a new member.  Don’t ask too many questions, because I don’t have very many answers.  It’s a group of women who love Manhattan and try to experience as much of it as they can, from theatres, museums, restaurants, tours, shopping, books …… you name it, they do it.  My friend from college, Jeni (who also goes back and forth from her home in Houston to here) is a member and gave me the info for it.  So I’m doing lunch with them tomorrow and I need to finish the book they’re doing for their book club (Garlic and Sapphires). But I have another couple of weeks for that.

Oh, and then there’s my homework for the standup comedy class that I’m taking.  Yes.  Yes, I am.  Daughter #3 is taking it, too.  We’re performing at a comedy club here in NY on December 15th (which I try not to think about because I truly feel like hurling at that thought).

On that note, I’m done.  Thanks so much to each and every one of you for contacting me and wanting to be here, reading what I write.  I think you’re a bit insane, but then there’s no accounting for taste.  Right?

Happy Sunday.                                                                                                                                From New York.                                                                                                                                 🙂

6 thoughts on “A Sunday ……

  1. Diane Fisler

    Glad you’re sharing your story again… with “we who live vicariously through you!” hugs and love, Diane 🙂

  2. Jo Ann Cook

    What a great way to spend a rainy cloudy Sunday! I loved your pictures, and you always have to feel good getting a bargain like your china. And–I do know who I am. 🙂

  3. glenda1203

    Wow! Manhattan Women’s Club 🙂 and a comedy class… much braver than me 🙂
    My daughter lived on 36th and 6th for 5 years while she went to college.
    Ice Skating in Bryant Park in the winter and picnics in the fall/ summer.
    I go back often to visit. Born and raised in NY. So nice to see NY through your lenses and the love you have for my city 🙂

  4. pdoetaydoe

    I really enjoyed your pictures. Love the old buildings. I visited NYC last year for the first time and really enjoyed it, and hope to go back someday and explore some more. That’s wonderful that you are taking a Stand up Comedian Class. I understand about the before and and after, I also have done things I would never have done before I was thrust into widowhood.

    Yay for you and your new blog! Thanks for letting me be a part of it!



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