We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.

~Oliver Wendell Holmes~

Wednesday, September 10

Smooshed into train... Doors open @ stop b4 mine... Woman on platform sees crowd inside & exclaims "Ugh! You have GOT to be kidding ME!" Yep Haha

Tuesday, September 9

6:15 PM @ a Pay Phone Bank in Grand Central Terminal

Come on... When was the last time you saw not one, not two, much less three people using a public phone? But even as I stopped to capture that rarity, a FOURTH person picked up a phone!

Missing Posts vol 2: The Rats on the Upper West Side Have Their Own Station?

What up with that??!

The Missing Posts, vol 1: The Bee Adventure

Well, as long as I'm posting for real... I'll give you all the whole story on the bee photo I originally posted last month.

I was headed out to work one fine morning, and saw these flowers had bloomed across the street. Crossing to get a better look, I discovered this entire bush was currently being serviced by about a dozen bees! Curiously enough only one of these was a bumble bee.

Perhaps this would be a good time to mention that in all my years (I fear I'm old enough to use this phrase and not have it be ironic) I have never been stung by a bee, a wasp, or any other potentially dangerous insect. However my mother always warned she was allergic to bumble bees, and thus I've been terrified to be stung.

All that being said, I was hell-bent on getting a picture of a bee inside a flower - best of all being the jumbo-sized bumble bee. I admit it, I was rather impressed with myself for even trying to get this shot. Hence this first photo is the result of the bee flying out of the flower and in my general direction, causing me to jump back and take the picture at the same time.

On my second try, I at least got the bumble bee in the shot. Really, that's the bee up at the top. Yeah, the fat black dot just to the left of the window. Aw, come on, can't you see the wings?

And the triumph of the whole crazy bee-stalking saga (did I mention this went on for about 20 minutes?):
The Bumble Bee inside the Flower!
(No, really, it is a bee, I swear.)

Let it never be said that I'm not out there, trying to capture those interesting moments so I can bring them to you, Dear Viewer. ;^)