09 April 2013

Photo-a-Day: April week one

Week one of April.  Prompts provided by Fat Mum Slim.

April 1 - Play
1. Whenever I see this store, I think of the show "Felicity".  I loved that show, even when she did the big chop of her hair.

April 2 - Blue
2. Blue sky during a ride back to Manhattan from BK.

April 3 - Something beginning with an a
3. When I see this sign each morning on the way to work, I think of a friend from years past named Graham.  He was Awesome with a capital A.

April 4 - This happened today
4. Women in the World Summit 2013.  Amazing experience.  Amazing interviews.  Amazing people presented.  So many wonderful stories that moved me and the students we was able to take.  Please click the link to learn more about the organization.  Yes, that is Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, and more in that picture.  Yes, I was in the orchestra section on the first day.  And, again, yes, it was amazing.

April 5 - Something good
5. On the second day of Women in the World, I sat at this table during a break.  The flowers on all the tables were real.  I was amazed.  It was beautiful.

April 6 - Air
6. This sign (and similar ones) can be seen on the subways and bus stops throughout the city.  Not sure what I think about them.  The first time I saw it I let out a lot of air in a huge sigh.

April 7 - Dreamy
7. For a second, I thought I was dreaming as I walked by a trash area in NYC and saw this scarecrow. I thought they were farm staples... I guess that's not the only place they can be of use.

02 April 2013

March Photo-a-Day: Week 4

Last photos of the month.  Prompts by Fat Mum Slim.

March 26 - Something you did
26. When I walked through a new area of the Bronx, I saw these.  I love that mannequins are full figured, now.

March 27 - Pair
27. Went to a open-house of sorts for Girls Who Code - computer coding training for high school girls trying to get them to go into computer science fields.  These hs girls from last summer made some awesome apps, programs, and video games.  One pair made an app that helps disabled people find subway entrances, and facilities that are accessible.  Another pair made an app that helps people tell homeless people where the nearest soup kitchens and shelters are located.  Another pair made an app that lets you input the flavors of food you desire and it spits out the nearby restaurants that will match your tastes.

March 28 - In the mirror
28. I was happy to see my family and friends in St. Louis, I was also really happy to be reunited with my car in St. Louis for the extended weekend.  So nice.  And the weather was amazing - I was able to open the roof and put the windows down and see myself smile in the mirror.

March 29 - Goodnight
29. I don't watch tv in NYC.  I watch Scandal online on Saturdays.  It was nice to watch some tv in StL.  I watched a lot of House Hunters and caught some of the History Channel special The Bible that I kept seeing people talk about - good nights of tv watching.

March 30 - Relax
30. It was really nice to be able to get to easily accessible parks while in StL.  This was Forest Park by the Art Museum.  I went to a park three times over four days in town and did some running with fresh, clean air and not a lot of people around.  Relaxing.  If you look closely, you can still see the leftover snowmen that were made four days before my arrival to town on the hill.

March 31 - Stuff
31. The weather was amazing in StL.  Especially considering that it had snowed over 12" four days before I arrived.  The temperature reading in the car said this when I got in, but settled to about 69 while I was driving around doing stuff.