It was clear that the crew had just gotten news over the radio about the WTC, so the captain announced that they would not be allowing passengers to disembark and they would not allow us to board. This did not sit well with the project managers. A furious pantomime ensued.The "lady with the baby" was getting on the boat, um, goddamnit. The deck hands folded their Popeye arms while the captain supervised from the bridge. The Tommy Hilfiger/Nautica clad pirates stormed the plank.
We arrived at the floating dock for the ferry along with the other escapees. It was a mix of bankers, lawyers, and support staff. Amusingly we were all dressed in the recently approved "business casual". We were also connected by our emotions - pissed, sad and shocked, but in true NYC fashion we were quiet. The exception was a young blonde Mom with a toddler in a stroller. She was bawling out loud. This caught the attention of the project managers. The ferry pulled in full of passengers.
Plane #2 hit overhead as we go to the corner. The street rumbled and Meaghan grabbed my hand. I asked her if she knew the nearest ferry stop to NJ, so we ran to the Seaport. A block away from the ferry we encountered a Lebanese guy selling food in a trailer on the corner. He was crying listening to the radio. Meaghan insisted on buying us water, so we bought our waters from the crying man and moved on.
NY'ers get a bad rap. I'm from NJ, but I worked in Manhattan so long that I think I can claim residence. I don't think of NY/NJ folks as rude. We're direct. We are linear problem solvers. Much like "the Donald". When he came down the escalator the day he announced my ears lit up. I have been in little doubt since about the turnaround he proposed. I've also been astounded by the depth of his mission. It is indeed spiritual and absolutely hearkens back to the Founding Fathers.
Oh my God! I was heartbroken! So glad to see you're alive and well, but I'm really POd at the people who thought this was funny! Are you back on SQV or are you just popping in. You've been missed my friend. ❤️
I'm in the mood for some myth busting, so lets bust the myth that solar and wind are cheaper than fossil fuels.
My first observation is that this argument is invoked almost exclusively as a justification for government intervention in favor of "green energy".
However, lets ignore that this form of argumentation is highly suspicious (if it was truly cheaper, than intervention wouldn't be required) and focus on the claim itself.
A good article for those of us approaching retirement in the near future.
A few weeks back on yapping with saul, i spoke with my good friend @spinmaven in the chat and promised her a thread convincing her to add taiwan to her bucketlist. While I've only been there maybe 4-5 times in my life, i did enjoy each time i was there. It's a beautiful island and plenty of things to do for all ages.
Every time I hear the word "sustainable" my eyes glaze over -BUT - in browsing Amazon for hand soap it seems for about the price of going to Bath and Body works you can get a couple of glass dispensers and some soap pellets. Refill pellets run about 12 bucks. It is much cheaper of course to concoct your own recipe and buy a cheap plastic dispenser. "HWMBO" did not like my recipe! And browsing for foaming soap means I am an "affected soap dork", but I love mad scientist experiments.
I will not go back into lock down or masking. Bite my college educated biotech suburban female Wife, Mother, community-active ass. Fascists.
So much unfolding shit happened from not holding China, Fauci, NIH, CDC, WHO accountable for the total shitstorm of 2020 and beyond. Not even a bit. Total utter failure of repercussions, means it just goes into rinse/repeat when convenient.
@Joycevor I did have one of these terrariums from a box of Honeycomb Cereal in the mid 1970s…
Listening to Beard Blather tonight and I am amused to hear that Thomas Wictor has succulent gardens. This is mine. I attended a "terrarium class" at my neighborhood clubhouse. I was expecting to create one of those 60s style fern habitats. Instead we plunked succulents in a vase and added ornaments. I scored the flamingo. There is also a mini mushroom and an owl. I was instructed to glue the owl to a pebble. I am not sure why, but that sucker is on a pebble pedestal.
One of the few conservatives that matriculated from Trinity College. Alma mater of Nancy Pelosi, Kathleen Sibelius and Kellyanne Conway.
Those who label words as violence do so with the sole purpose of justifying violence against words.