Friday, December 19, 2008

SNOW!!

It's gorgeous. Too bad I have to fly in this crap!









Friday, November 21, 2008

Fall Skies

As a New Yorker, I only see glimpses of the sky. At least this time of year the view is worth it.



Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

john edward

Not John Edwards. John Edward.

Is he still around? Is he still doing his creepy, lying psychic medium bull shit? Seriously???

Seriously?

He's on right now interviewing other "psychics".

This is EXACTLY what is wrong in this country.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Engaged!



































I'm feeling super nerdy and girly this week.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Palin Supremacy

Listen. I know it's Matt Damon, but the boy knows what he's talking about. It's time for a reality check.

Then there's this Matt Damon, and he makes me equally happy.

Can you tell I'm link-happy lately?

I swear I'll post some photos soon......

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Trying to Find My Election Zen Place

Okay, I'm feeling a bit calmer about the election. While I'm still fired up, I'm trying to be more positive about it and not be such a raging bitch. I promise I'll work on that!

Jon Stewart is my god. He is in seriously top form the last two weeks, my friends. This made me laugh until I cried. I have to say, this was pretty bad ass as well.

Both of these stories bring some light on the other side of Sarah Palin (First presented to me by Peter): Fark & Cross Cut.

I had a coworker state to me today that I need to keep reminding myself that I live in a socially liberal, open-minded, culturally and racially diverse bubble. I suppose it's true. Regardless of how this election turns out, I am proud to say that I do live in this bubble. Ecstatic! Uproariously pleased!! If only the rest of the country could have the diverse experiences I've had. How enlightened our country could be. If anyone out there would like to come visit and get a little perspective, come on over.

My local rag has been doing what they do best with this election coverage. Frank Rich is my hero. While Maureen Dowd and I don't always agree (particularly on her views of the Clintons), this article made me laugh (and cringe a little).

Here are some interesting news pieces from other parts of the country about the election, the convention and the general state of things (in places other than NYC that are close to me): Wisconsin, Minnesota, & Texas.

They say that 13% of Americans actually believe that Obama is a Muslim. In my research, I found some people that scared the HELL out of me. I keep reminding myself that some people prefer to live in ignorance. Nothing can be done about them. But to anyone reading this that feels as though they have half a brain, at least acknowledge that this fact is false, Okay?

I think what this election comes down to me is the tolerance levels of our political leaders. People are so full of hate. The republicans these days (thanks to our current president) feel that presenting themselves as gun-toting, gay bashing, anti-women's rights candidates will swing their voting pool. It's time to take a long hard look at what that says to our kids and to the rest of the world. We have the opportunity to prove to the world that we aren't a bunch of uneducated, militant buffoons, people!

Okay, I'll stop as a feel another rant coming on..... Let's start focusing on how to get Obama elected. Perhaps some of you are a bit confused? Check here. Perhaps you're ready to jump right in and help? Get your checkbooks out and go to Moveon.org and/or www.barackobama.com.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Palin

Any Republican woman out there feeling proud of their nominee should really be feeling ashamed. There. I've said it.

The idea that McCain and his battalion of minions can take a completely anti-woman woman VP candidate out of the wilds of the northwest and expect her not only intrigue female voters on both sides of the party line, but sway them into voting for HIM because of it, is INEXPLICABLE.

She is toxic, she is against abortion of any kind (including those for woman who have been brutally raped), she is completely unqualified, she is vindictive and hypocritical. Most of all, she is the new Dick Cheney. And we all know how vile that man is.

By the way, if I hear one more newscaster say that Bristol's pregnancy is "private" and "the business of the family" with a straight face, I will go postal. How insane can you be?!??! Then again it's hypocritical to be a woman and a Republican regardless. That is if you give a shit about your personal rights.

Whatever. No unreasonable person will listen to me or anyone else. What a joke.

If you feel like I do and you feel like Gloria Steinem does, let me know. I need a boost. She feels as I do, that Palin will only set back the feminist movement.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Frying Pan

I remember hitting the Frying Pan back with the girls in 2001. It's now a super cute bar/restaurant that makes me miss summer already...





Saturday, August 16, 2008

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Visitors!




















A weekend full of visitors! Started with Mark, Klarrisa, Nadia and Anthony from France. Took them to South Street Seaport for dinner before they headed up to stay with friends.










































Yael and Bryan crossed the pond to spend a gorgeous Saturday evening with friends in Brooklyn.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Pravda/Loyal Friends

Peter and I are going to Pravda tonight. It's one of my favorite places in New York, maybe the world. While we aren't able to experience it with friends this particular night, I want to note that I perhaps I love it so much because associate it with the best of friends. Some of my dear friends brought me here for a belated birthday party in June 2002 after my aunt Nancy passed away on my 26th birthday (well, the funeral was on my birthday, the 12th). Friends from across the country chipped in to purchase one of her fabulous photos (which hangs in a place of honor in our living room) and presented the card stating that the photo was en route. It was a small, lovely gathering at Pravda and couldn't have done more to ease my mind.

I'm happy to say I talk regularly to every single woman there that night to this day and do my damnedest to stay in touch with everyone who chipped in on that gift.

Six years later, I thank you all again.

Just this week a friend mentioned that I/we were loyal friends. Loyal friends beget loyal friends. That's always been my philosophy. In order to be surrounded by great, amazing people you have to set your own commitment to others very, very high. It's so important to be there for each other. Listen. And more importantly, make sure the people you love know that you love them.

Cheeseball kisses,
Sonya

Monday, July 28, 2008

THUMB

I'm over my thumb. Over it! It keeps getting in the way and I hit something and yelp and get pissed. After many requests, I'm posting the picture of it here.

Reasons you need your right thumb:

Typing, typing, TYPING! Never so many typos in my life.
Xbox. Peter plays, I yell directions, he gets annoyed.
Tweezing eyebrows. I'm turning into Martin Scorsese.
Tying sneaker laces. Embarrassing at the gym.
Playing the piano. So much dust on the piano. So so sad. Can't even attempt.
Washing dishes. Luckily I have Peter for that. Score!
Turning pages in a book. Surprisingly hard with any other finger on either hand.
Taking photos. I've had some interesting mistakes at least. See kite photo from Brighton Beach.




Saturday, July 26, 2008