Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A different kind of teabagging...

Feels great to know that the deli around the corner doesn't bother to carry skim milk, but indeed offers Horny Goat Weed! In case I would ever transform from being a young, weight-conscious woman to a middle-aged, performance-challenged dude.

Friday, December 25, 2009

F**k file sharing!

Mixtape nostalgia at CakeShop, Ludlow St.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

How many bouquets would $210 have bought me....

How sad that there are wedding bouquet vendors outside the Supreme Court, where you (among other things) go to get divorced.

And it gets even better on the inside:

Whatever, dude. I could certainly think of more fun ways to spend 210 bucks!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Pretty good day rate!

And I thought this was about non-union background actors who finally got tired of making 80 bucks a day.... corrected (and consequently much more boring) story below.

NBC contractors 'steal' show

Monday, December 14, 2009

Boulevard of broken dreams -- Stanton & Eldridge

Nothing makes me sadder than seeing used copies of actors' handbooks on how to break into the industry. Who used to own this book? Did he/she actually make it, and decided to clean out his/her bookshelf? Or did (s)he just give up, and got rid of the book to make a couple of bucks for a sandwich or two? The latter alternative seems more likely.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

PSA on the M14

Coke and bums on Madison & Henry. Heroin and junkies on Montgomery and East Broadway. For used condoms, McDonald's foam containers and fried chicken bones in the street, I guess just about anywhere south of Grand and east of Bowery will do.

Monday, December 7, 2009


Outside of of Les Enfants Terribles, Ludlow & Canal.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Park Avenue, Thursday night

Two strangers asking me to come with them to the Carlyle - check.

Another (drunk) stranger telling me he wished his wife looked like me - check.

And another one trying to invite me to a drink somewhere, anywhere - check.

I always wonder what would happen if I actually accepted.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Queensborough Bridge, Monday 7:30 PM

Wet suit - check.

Blinking headlamp, turned backwards - check.

Platypus walking over the Queensborough bridge, alternating between holding your heels and the back of your head - che...

Wait... WHAT?!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Dog, 9th St & 2nd Ave

At least his owner was gracious enough to leave him a bottle of water.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I could not agree more

The essentials

On set of Michael & Michael Have Issues - as a rule, desktops in here are set up with the two single folders that are absolutely necessary for bored AFTRA background actors to pass the time in-between takes.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

On the Q

There is nothing more annoying than being on the subway at 6AM and watching other people sleep, not being able to do so yourself since you just cannot find the right, comfortable position.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Drop him off right here

Because most men actually find a plastic chair on 6th Avenue more "resting" than a wholesale cheap-ass jewelry shopping spree.

"Tired of Prostitution"

I hear ya, girl! But what makes you think life at work feels so different for the rest of us?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

ID theft alert on 12th Street

As they shamelessly ripped up garbage bag after garbage bag and searched the contents right in front of my eyes, I could not help recalling all the voucher copies from CAPS and Entertainment Partners that I throw in the trash almost daily - all with my name, DOB, address and social security number neatly written on them.

Clearly, our next household appliance will have to be a document shredder.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Sunday night: Japandroids at the Mercury Lounge

When I was single, I used to complain about the scarcity of tall men in New York. However, while I never seemed to encounter them elsewhere, they were always in abundance whenever I went to see a band - standing right in front of me, efficiently blocking the view.

Yesterday's show at the Mercury was a much appreciated exception.

Introduction: Chinatown view

This building is located less than 10 feet from the Manhattan bridge, from where I took the pictures. In addition to the non stop traffic, the N, Q, B and D run here every second minute 24 hours a day, making noise that is unbearable even for only a passerby.

This is where people never sleep. No light ever finds its way into their filthy windows. And once their laundry is dry, it is probably even dirtier than before it was tossed into the washing machine.

I wonder how many illegal Chinese immigrants live in each of these apartments. I wonder if they speak a word of English. I wonder if this is how they imagined America.

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