Friday, January 20, 2006

Restrictions on Standing and Litter

I am intrigued by the indication that trucks can sit or stand here. Presumably it helps make lifting loads easier. I was also intrigued by the time restriction on "Don't Litter"!

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Things are getting smaller

We did notice that NY was a little more technologically advanced. Even their emergency services have been condensed. Mini ambulances?...  

Teaching has it's perks

I've decided that if I takeup teaching I'm heading for New York. It seems that you can pick your company car right off the shelf. Any of these would do.  

Metro Flushing - Part 2

It was a bit trickier avoiding the flush. Fortunately we heard it coming and followed the crowed out! 
Apologies for the toilet humour.

Metro Flushing - Part 1

Believe it or not they expect their No. 7 Purple Metro to be flushed. We managed to avoid getting wet. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

A Girl's Best Friend or a Man's worst Enemy?

Whilst browsing a friend send me a text telling me that Tiffany's was a girl's best friend. She failed to warn me it was a man's worst enemy. I missed breakfast and think I might have been taken to the cleaners! 

You can't keep an Old Dog New Tricks (or curb the old tricks)

I saw many dogs being walked by their owners, many walking their owners, others being walked by people paid by their owners. Fortunately (I think) I didn't get to see a dog being curbed! 

Monday, January 16, 2006

New York, New York

Our New Year resolution was to take a holiday. So on January 1st we booked a trip to New York. We flew out on the 14th of January and saw all that we could in a week. Sight seeing to make our soles soar for seven days. It was great... 

Loosing and Finding Restrooms

I apologise for the poor image quality. Notwithstanding this I wasn't sure what the difference between a lost restroom and a found restroom. So I went to investigate...

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Smiles, Gritted Teeth, Central Park in New York

On our first day we woke up to snow. This was taken looking out onto the reservoir in Central Park. Our teeth were clenched because it was so cold! 

Do I Still Pass as an Engineer

This is for Dad, the question is will they let me in?! - "last yere I cudnt evn spel engineer now I am 1!" - well kinda! 

Thoughts on canine etiquette

I wasn't thinking about that at all. I don't even have a dog. It is clear that Big Brother had ESP... 

Signs Language and the Interpreter

Language is a funny thing - I do accept this. I also accept that American English is a stones throw from the Queens English (and I do believe it is only a stones throw). However on Anne-Marie and my recent trip to New York I couldn't resist thinking about alternative interpretation to the streeet signs we saw.

The following few posts are illustrations of my point. They range from time restrictions on littering the streets to flushing mains on the Metro system. many of them caused me significant ammusement. Some caused Anne-Marie significant frustration (waiting for me to get a good shot). For all of them I blame (and thank) Jon Roper for starting this whole affair!

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Ground Transportation

I can't remember the last time ground transportation waited for anybody! Sorry!