“People in New York City suffer from allergies? REALLY?”
Yes, I’m here to tell you that we do. And this op-ed tells you why we may actually suffer more than in other cities.
Although non-New Yorkers might think of NYC as the Concrete Jungle, plenty of trees, grasses and other pollen producers do grow here – and well!
One source estimates that New York City has more than 5 million trees. We’re lucky to have such a green city, but yes, we sneeze a lot in season.
Lilacs in Williamsburg
I’ll deal with the pollen just fine once my favorite Linden trees bloom.
For more city greenery, check out Erin Boyle’s Instagrams
Not the New Edition song. The forecast!
The forecast calls for a full week of bad hair in NYC.
I can’t help but feel that the bad weather has been following me.
Hope you have a great week, whatever the weather.
Here’s Elle Fanning’s cover in February.
Via Huffpost.com and NYMag.com
And here’s Jeff Koons’ cover in May.
Via Complex.com and NYMag.com
There’s a big event taking place in my hometown on May 4 to commemorate the end of the TV series, The Office.
Via the Times-Tribune
Some of the series’ biggest names will make the trip including the actors who play Jim and Pam, John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer, and of course Rainn Wilson, the frequent troublemaker Dwight Schrute.
So far there are no signs that Steve Carell, who played Michael Scott through Season 7, will attend.
Andy Bernard aka Ed Helms should make the trip–after all, Scranton is only two hours’ drive from his alma mater and mine, Cornell.
The element I find coolest though is ticket prices: they top out at $21. Isn’t that wonderful? There are also free events including a come one, come all parade. Something for every Office fan.
Maybe I should make the trip!
In awkward moments, I have been known to quote Bridget Jones.
“Isn’t it terrible about Chechnya?” I’d say when no other words felt right and a silence needed to be filled.
The response would either be laughter because the people around me got the reference or a double-take.
“Isn’t she clever about world affairs?”
[OK that's how I chose to interpret the looks. WHATEVER.]
When I met Renee Zellweger at SoHo House in LA a few years ago, I actually told her about my habit. She laughed pretty hard, seemingly with sincerity.
Anyway…I guess I have to put this saying on hold for awhile.
If you haven’t seen this clip, click here:
Bridget Jones’ Diary
I want you to do something for me. Just play along, ok?
Close your eyes. Wait!
Click play first and then close your eyes.
You can open them and hit pause once you hear Lara Logan’s voice for a few seconds.
Now repeat the process with this video.
They’re similar, right? It’s ruining 60 Minutes for me (even though I love Bridget Jones and think Lara is doing a good job). I can’t focus.
Related (sorta) posts:
When Jay Z’s Big Pimpin’ plays, does Beyonce look like this
When she hears this part of the song?
Or maybe like this?
Or like this
One of these. At least. Maybe all of ‘em. I would.
It makes me glad Sean Carter isn’t clairvoyant.
Lots of love to this Tumblr.
Spotted at the Upper West Side location of Gracious Home.