The Best Birthday Gift

Apparently, NYC school kids are on vacation this week. Happy birthday to me!

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Hats and Scarves

1451619_642145452502592_1568794692_nIt was 50 degrees yesterday.

As I walked around mid-town I saw a lot of men wearing shorts, which wouldn’t have been my choice, but I get it. I was wearing a sweatshirt, jeans, and a lightweight jacket.

The choice that baffled me was the folks in full winter regalia, wearing hats, scarves, and gloves in the 50-degree weather.

I am always curious about the people who bundle up when the weather is 50 degrees. Not so much judgemental, but more in awe. If I had been dressed like that I would have been sweating like a pig; quick to strip my layers until I cooled down.

It’s 50 degrees again today and I am looking forward to wearing more spring-like clothing. I am also looking forward to checking out the New Yorkers who have all bundled up for the second day, like the next ice age has arrived.

 

 

24-Hour News Cycle

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If you don’t live in NYC, it could be hard to imagine that most people in the city have gone about their regular lives after the bombing on Saturday night. But it’s true. We have.

This morning I found myself annoyed with the 24-hour news cycle as I walked past the site of the bombing. If you don’t know, I work on 23 Street, less than a block from the site of the explosion.

At 8:00 AM EST, there were a few cops keeping watch, workers trying to replace broken glass at an Orange Theory Fitness, and news vans taking up the rest of what was left on 23 Street between 6 and 7 Avenues. You would have thought with the number of media outlets present that we had breaking news. But there was none. Just highly coiffed anchors hammering away at the same story while New Yorker’s bought Dunkin Doughnuts and pick up their dog’s poop.

So if you find yourself glued to the TV with a bit of heightened anxiety, please know it’s business as usual here.

As some famous man once said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

So turn off the news and live your life. We have.

Love from NYC.