Fewer Words Than Usual Wednesday

by Marinka on September 3, 2008

Here are some end of summer photos that I threw together, I mean, that I’ve been saving for a special occasion to share with you. The special occasion, apparently is that I am waiting for Sarah Palin to speak.

This is my beautiful daughter on summer vacation. I would post a photo of my handsome son, but he always appears as a blur on photos because he is in constant motion. You’ll just have to trust me.

This building is on Governor’s Island–Morale, Welfare, Recreation. Seriously, doesn’t it make you want to book a room there?

And what about this sign? First of all, is this the new math that everyone’s talking about? Second of all, my kids saw this and said something like “aww, if you take a rat and add a furry tail, you get a squirrel!!” (well, I added the ‘aww’ and the exclamation points for effect, because honestly, my children are not that excited by squirrels.) And I thought, “great. Rip the tail off the squirrel, and you got a rat. Probably rabid.” I can’t help it, I’m an optimist. My sunny disposition is both a blessing and a curse.

One day, we stopped at Denny’s for breakfast. I haven’t been to Denny’s in about thirteen years. I remember the occasion because I love menus that have pictures and Denny’s had one with a “Moon Over My Hammies” breakfast delicacy and that’s not something that you just forget.

Anyway, we were at Denny’s and they brought some crayons for the kids, which was nice, except every single crayon was orange. Just like NYC’s terror alert level.

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Neil September 3, 2008 at 7:25 pm

In LA, there is a Denny’s on every other block. Is there a Denny’s in Manhattan?


Mekhismom September 3, 2008 at 8:18 pm

The squirrel is a rat with a fluffy tail – true but unexpected.


Insta-mom September 3, 2008 at 8:23 pm

I’m guessing Governor’s Island was named pre-Giuliani. You know, because “Morale. Welfare. Recreation.” just don’t seem like Giuliani words to me.

Sorry…still have the RNC on the brain.


binks September 4, 2008 at 5:17 am

Ahhh, boomerang formica.
Brings back fond memories.

Sorry, I didn’t really read the post. I was transfixed by that photo.


Madge September 4, 2008 at 5:58 am

Moon Over My Hammies — that’s going to get me all day.


Z September 4, 2008 at 6:32 am

That squirrel sign is a bit ridiculous… And I’m not a huge fan of squirrels – never have been – but especially not after one climbed into a friend’s room through her window (gnawing through the screen) and peed on her telephone – which, of course, she didnt realize til she picked it up and held it to her ear… ICK


Kristine September 4, 2008 at 6:35 am

Thank goodness you told me what the sign said, cause I was all “Rat plus poo equal squirrel? Realy?”


Insta-mom September 4, 2008 at 7:38 am

So I lay down in bed last night and completely freak out because, oh my gosh, did I write that Giuliani was governor?! Everyone who reads Marinka’s blog thinks Instamom is a moron. She’s not, I promise.

This is what happens when you have a fired up Democrat mommy who has had too little sleep and too much RNC.


Kate September 4, 2008 at 7:47 am

Great pictures. Makes me really want to see your photo albums…

I understand the blur problem. That has always been my nickname for my oldest in pictues (“the blur”). Trying to organize my toddlers in a picture brings new meaning to the saying “it’s like herding cats.”


Melissa September 4, 2008 at 6:27 pm

I’m there with the squirrel and the rat thing. Also? Deer are rats on stilts. Hate.Them. Not cute. Too many roam my neighborhood and I have almost hit them with my car.


P.K. September 5, 2008 at 9:36 am

I don’t want to alarm you (ha ha, everybody knows that “I don’t want to alarm you” really means “Danger! Danger, Will Robinson”) but the photo of your 10-year old daughter looks exactly like it could be a picture of my 12-year old daughter. My 12-year old daughter who looks 14, by the way.


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