Monday, March 2, 2009

Finally


[You can find Part II here]

This is the third winter I've been down in NYC and this is the first real snow storm I've had the pleasure of bearing witness to. Basically every time they've predicted any significant amount of snow, it turned into a wintry mix or missed us completely. I hate wintry mixes. I hate them so much that I think I also hate Christmas music compilations and the rapper Snow by association.

Although the possibility of getting a snow day has long since passed, I still get incredibly excited when we get a healthy ground cover. Far too often growing up, I would watch the weather before I went to bed, and hear Bob Kovachic talk about the slam dunk storm headed our way, only to wake up at 5AM so excited I couldn't sleep, look out, see nothing and cry myself back to sleep. It was soul crushing.

On the other hand, when we did get hit, Sampson and I would suit up and take to the streets. And by "the streets", I mean the 50 acres of common land shared by the residents of Riverview Landing, which borders on the Mohawk River. It is serenely beautiful even when it's not covered in 10 inches of snow. There are cliffs and waterfalls, a run-down pavilion, and paths connecting everything. It's basically fucking paradise to two kids with a couple of stolen cigarettes and a water bottle filled with about two fingers worth of six kinds of liquor (so we wouldn't take too much from one bottle).

Despite the fact that I don't have any boots or snow pants, today, I got up early and took a bunch of pictures in the park. Why? Because you only live once, Fackers.

I'd guess we got about 5 or 6 inches. It was windy, so the accumulation doesn't show up as much as you'd like it to, and my camera kind of sucks, but I still think they came out really well.

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I had to make these smaller because it would have taken me 9 years to upload them all. If you would like a full size one to use for a desktop background or something, email me. If your request meets my politeness requirements, I will send you a picture or two.

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On the way to the park. 75th street, I believe.

This dog was the only life form in Central Park more excited than I was.


The Dakota (and the tip of my glove)
Oops.

Strawberry Fields

You won't believe this, but I had a nice conversation with a girl who was walking her dog, standing right over the spot pictured below. Imagine that. For once, I didn't even throw up like Stan from South Park talking to Wendy Testaburger. If you are out there, you divine being, please identify yourself in the comments as "The Uncontrollably Hot Woman From The Park With The British(?) Accent". Your move.


Daniel Webster was feeling it.


Kind of cool with the statue in the background, no?


My camera doesn't do well with capturing colors, so you really had to be there for this one.


It's not Spring yet, brah.


In The Ramble. Same exact spot as the picture on that link, I believe.


View of the Buildings on Central Park South from the North end of the Pond.


Calling any part of Central Park "Forever Wild" is pretty laughable since it's all man-made and adjacent to one of the most densely populated places on planet Earth.

I have a bit of a San Remo fetish. You can see it from our terrace and almighty Jesus, it makes for some beautiful pictures. The one on the top of this post is of it too.

Looking down Central Park West.
Risked my life for this one. You're welcome.
Columbus Circle.

You know it's the real deal when they've got news crews out.

The snow almost makes our building not look like the shitshow it currently is due to the makeover. Apparently re-surfacing the building gives them the right to change the address. 3 Columbus Circle? We are a block away from the circle. It's 1775 Broadway, assholes. In light of this, I've decided to change our address to 2347 Central Park West.


Oh, you came to this blog to read about sports? Sorry. Maybe next time.

8 comments:

  1. Don't hate on Bob Kovachic. Dude drives a fucking S500 despite being wrong all of the time. I definitely picked the wrong profession.

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  2. Beautiful! Glad you put them up and mentioned how wrong Bob Kovachic always was as a child and mixing lots of different liquors together. Classic

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  3. I'm a Kovachic fan, based on the name alone. I watch him do the weather even though he's not talking about where I live.

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  4. Jay, if I recall correctly you were a huge fan of the Sambuca/vodka combo.

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  5. You would be correct sir. That was a whole lot better than the rum/vodka/bourbon/kahlua/blackberry brandy with a splash of Sprite combo we were forced to make a couple of times.

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  6. The Uncontrollably Hot Woman From The Park With The British(?) Accent3/2/09, 7:50 PM

    I have a boyfriend, weirdo.

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  7. Too bad you didn't get to see a hobo snow ball fight...entertainment at its peak.

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  8. Man, I miss living in the City sometimes. When you can enjoy the snow rather than curse it.

    Of course, when it becomes ankle-deep gray slush on Wednesday, you'll say the same thing.

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