Category Archives: Pop Culture

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

Hi F&F, This Sunday was the TD Five Boro Bike Tour. The 40 mile route takes thousands of cyclists through all the boroughs, including the best borough, Brooklyn. In fact, the tour passes not far from where I live and … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Close

Hi F&F, A cowboy sits next to a knight in shining armor; who sits close to a guilt ridden vampire.  A highland lass sits close to a hooker with a heart of gold who sits next to a bookish spinster. … Continue reading

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My Childhood Soundtrack Remixed for Adulthood Listening

Hi F&F, Like many folks I grew up with the aid of the local PBS (Public Broadcasting Service).  Programs such as Sesame Street, Zoom, Hodgepodge Lodge and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood were often playing in the background at home. These programs … Continue reading

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Sh*t (Transplanted) New Yorkers Say

Hi F&F, This video was shared with me by a friend and fellow native New Yorker, Monique.  It cracked me up. A word of WARNING – This is NOT a tutorial for the newly transplanted resident.  Yes, New Yorkers have … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day: What Gift to Give to the Planet that has Everything?

Hi F&F, Yes; this is my second post of the day; and yes – two posts in one day is a first for me. You are either thinking  Yippee!; I’m so lucky; my cup “runneth over” – more juicy tasty … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day

Hi F&F, It’s Earth Day.  Around the world there are all kinds of events and exhibits encouraging us to clean up, green up and use less; in order to Bless planet Earth. If you are not yet on the (hybrid powered) bandwagon; … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

Hi F&F, A typical New York City street scene will usually contain the following elements:  Hot Dog Cart – The city that doesn’t sleep does a lot of eating on the street. We have the newfangled gourmet food trucks or … Continue reading

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Eye Spy: The Jackie Gleason Depot in Sunset Park

Hi F&F, If you’ve been following my blog (thank you, thank you, thank you) you’ve realized that I’m a proud New Yorker and an even prouder Brooklynite. I’m “crushing” on this place; big time. At times, my enthusiasm for my … Continue reading

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A Fiddling with Fiber Post: The Crochet Heard Around the World

Hi F&F, March 4th is a red-letter day for me.  I’m a history buff and I like to crochet; today those 2 interests merge.   On this day, in 2005, Martha Stewart was released from prison. She had served 5 months … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution Fail

Hi F&F, It is January 3, 2012 and I am happy to say that I am exactly the same person I was at 11:59 pm on December 31, 2011. I’m still the same flawed yet functional (and occasionally dysfunctional) person … Continue reading

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