Macys – Museum or Department Store?

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This past Sunday I made my way to Macys to do a bit of shopping. What a mob scene! Solo shoppers. Families with small children running everywhere. Strollers banging into my heels from all sides. And can we talk about the endless tourists pushing and shoving their way through the crowds?

But not one person at the registers. Seriously I did not wait on a line once during the entire trip. I actually had my choice of cashiers. When I jokingly asked a group of employees gossiping at one particular check out if Macys was now a museum they burst into gales of laughter.

Hopefully some coin of the realm will be rattling round in the tills some time soon.

And how is your holiday shopping going?

The Mermaid Inn NYC

Sunday night the ladies and I dined at The Mermaid Inn. There are three locations in Manhattan; Upper West, East Village & Greenwich Village. We choose Upper West.

I arrived a bit early, which can be awkward at some places.The staff’s warm welcome and the cozy table they showed me too immediately put me at ease.

When the ladies arrived a few minutes we all got very deep into our menus.

They were only serving dinner at the time, which was a bit of a bummer,the place has a Happy Hour snack menu that includes Shrimp & Avocado Sliders, Shrimp Corndogs and Mini Fish Tacos. Well, unless something comes up, I think I’ll do Happy Hour at the East Village location next Sunday.

My dinner choices: Classic Shrimp Cocktail, Fried Green Tomatoes with a dressing of lump crab meat, Fish Tacos. I ordered a side of Truffles Macaroni & Cheese to share.

Everything was good, but I have to say the portions are not generous. The fish and shrimp were more than fresh.

There’s a Raw Bar that includes a selection of East and West Coast Oysters. You can even download their Oysterpedia app to your Smart or I-Phone. I’m not a fan of Raw Bars, but judging from the freshness of everything I would say it’s probably a good bet.

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Play, now you’re wondering what’s the little red fish is all about.

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Seriously, (s)he will tell your fortune. How? Sorry you’ll have to go there and find out.

Maybe for a Happy Hour.
And maybe I’ll be there too ;)

What I would love to see on the menu in future.

Linguine w/ Fresh Clam Sauce
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Salmon!

A Tilapia fish – maybe something an Indian-style sauce over Saffron Rice

Til later my darlings.

from my flickr photos

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I took several shots of this salute to CBs suit; one of which I used as a recent Momentile.

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I ran into this bench after a walk in Riverside Park.  As soon as I saw it I wanted to be a sculpture when I grow up.

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I love taking photos of random balloons.  You find them everywhere in NYC.

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I often imagine that the trees and branches I meet in the city’s park, where once other living beings.  This one is definitely a dragon or serpant that a witch cast a spell upon.

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The back of the Arch at Washington Square Park is too often ignored by artists and photographers.

Can We Talk? Here’s Joan…

Yesterday while exiting Central Park I spotted a very familiar hairdo in the distance.  Thank goodness for zoom.

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Though Miss Rivers was kind enough to practically walk into my camera for an additional snap.

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I enjoyed her book Enter Talking back in ’87. While searching for a link to Enter Talking I found that Joan wrote another book that I might just order today.

Ciao Beautiful Ones.

what’s in the camera 04.17.12

My completed forms, with all necessary documentation clipped to them, are in clearly addressed envelopes.
And yes, I did remember to sign them.
They were not sealed with a kiss – more of a hiss ;)
The powers that be got their fair share from me.

And with that being posted let’s move on to some pics.

As you know Sunday I was down on the Bowery brunching with the ladies.

Lower Manhattan is a non-stop photo opp for this blogger.

Here’s a few favs:

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A different version of this photo was my Momentile for the day. I love how the painted tracks lead up to the mural.

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This old toy tractor reminded me of the fire truck my brother Joey got when he was five. No plastic crapola. I love the little big tires.

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I would love to know the story behind this sculture in a community garden.

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Can’t you just see elves and leprechauns sitting on these little stumps?

Okay, time to get on to the next project.

Till Later.