Thursday, August 23, 2007

Manning the fruit stand

I was standing outside with a buddy today when a short man walked over from his fruit stand.
"You stand here? I will be back in one minute. One minute."
"Okay," I said.
"Poor guy must have to pee," friend said.
So there we stood. No one stopped at first, and we were looking around for the little guy to return when a suited fellow picked up a banana and looked around for the owner. No sign of the fruit man, so I walked over and took his 75 cents for a banana and a nectarine.
Suddenly, everyone on the block wanted to buy fruit. In three minutes, I sold two pounds of cherries, another banana, two grapefruits and an apple -- $10 worth of fruit! (Not counting the tall guy who swiped a lychee.)
Behind the crowd, I saw the fruit guy running back to the stand. I was happy to see him, since he didn't give me any change and one of the cherry-buyers only had a $20.
But it was a fun New York moment! I'll keep it in mind as a back-up career.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

iPodding the subway

On my way to work this morning, I had the best string of happy songs come up on my iPod's random. Check it out:

"Beatnik Beach" - The GoGo's
"Tribute" - Tenacious D
"Gideon" - My Morning Jacket
"Holla Back Girl" - Gwen Stefani (this song will never get old for me.)
"What it Takes" - Aerosmith
"File Me Away" - Badly Drawn Boy

What a great way to start the day!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Pictures from the professional

I've been a wife for six weeks. Yay!
Click here for further evidence that my face was near implosion from smiling so much.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

A prayer for the prevention of back fat

God, please make sure you keep making hot, chocolate-glazed donuts, the most fabulous food on Earth, so that I don't have to eat the ones I see today.

I started Weight Watchers today. I'll let you know how it goes.