GPOYSBSW - Surrounded By Sparkles at the Museum of the City of New York. Rick already posted the one I was going to post from our visit. That staircase was way better dressed than I was but then I ran downstairs and blended in with the graffiti exhibit.
Miss you guys. Been crazy busy at work. At home I think I have survived the battle of the bedbugs. And tomorrow I’m off to Philly for another speaking engagement at the American Creativity Association World Conference.
Aw a STM for me, you shouldn’t have. :) Recently one of our supervisors was mysteriously losing her connection to all of her printers at random times throughout her shift. Since she works in a document production department this is particularly bad. Well one of the helpdesk specialists suggested to her that it was probably because she was typing too fast. Or her purse was too close to one of the CPUs (not the one she was using) … or the toner was low in one of the printers … or *facepalm* …
Lest anyone think that living in Midtown is boring and not celebrating fashion week in New York, may I present these two chaps.
The first I saw Sunday morning. I suspect it was still late Saturday for the dude on the left. He was lovely in his long gloves, red bra, leopard print silk nightie and sneakers. Lucky for me a wind gust arrived just in time to answer the question as to what does a guy wear under that … nothing but tush.
The other was from yesterday evening. The pants were a lovely floral pattern, flowing into his platform pink boots. I don’t know about underpants, but he was sans shirt, opting for a gold vest and jaunty top hat and cane.
If you need something inspiring to read … he is a national treasure with so many unsung accomplishments. Too many to count and name. Married for more than half a century. A Medal of Freedom winner. Dozens of honorary degrees. The first African American man to graduate from Loyola Law School in NOLA. The heart and soul of Xavier University which has grown and prospered under his guidance. I grew up hearing about him and the wonderful things at Xavier like the countless pharmacists they have trained and I watched new buildings be added to the small, now more sprawling campus as I rode by on the bus. It went from thousands of students pre-Katrina to hundreds after, but he postponed his retirement to nurture the school back to health and stability. What an amazing human being.
Because miscmissmimi is awesome, let’s see what she wants to know. If anyone else wants to answer, come on and play along, I’ll refrain from tagging because I’ve been out of the loop this week while I’m in NOLA helping mom out and I don’t want to tag a bunch of people who may have already done this or asked to.
My Ten Questions for you
1. What is your middle name and were you named after anyone?
Alexandra, I think my dad came up with it possibly in part because there were a number of royals from Poland and Russia and such with variations of the name
Kind of a perfect image for mom’s birthday today. It has been a quiet day. Mostly gardening. After dinner I went with her on her weekly mother nature walk where she collects newspaper circulars and such from around neighborhood houses that are uninhabited or where she knows the people don’t read them and would just toss in the trash. She tries to recycle as much as she can. She is, like so many, an unsung hero who makes small changes and does small acts of kindness just because they are helpful and the right thing to do. I hope a little of her good works goes into her health karma account and she has a good checkup tomorrow at the doctor. I also wish she could see a little bit of how wonderful she is.
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