The Long Time-Traveling Arm of the Law

by nycgadgetgirl on October 2, 2008 · 4 comments

in rants

AAAAAAAUUUUGH I don’t like NJ. I’ve never been a fan of NJ, even when I lived there. Or maybe ESPECIALLY when I lived there. By far, the WORST things about New Jersey are all related to driving – the DMV, the interstates, the traffic, the auto insurance rates, etc. But OH MY GOD, this has […]

Still a New Yorker

by nycgadgetgirl on August 4, 2008 · 2 comments

in nyc expat in indiana

Happily, I apparently get to keep my identity as a New Yorker, at least for now. Snickers and I were taking the garbage to the street tonight and we met some neighbors (a mother, toddler, baby and granddad) out for a stroll. As they approached, the granddad asked “Are you the one from New York?” […]

Blogging Indiana

by nycgadgetgirl on August 3, 2008 · 2 comments

in nyc expat in indiana

Sorry guys. I’ve tried several times since I got here to write a “now I’m here” kind of post, but my heart just isn’t in it. I will post later, but for now, yes, we’re here safe and sound and trying to settle in.

Micro Blogging for 2008-07-29

by nycgadgetgirl on July 29, 2008

in twittering

11:24 PM July 28, 2008 Destination TinyLittleTown achieved at approx 630pm. Talking w/my sis ever since. Sorry I stopped twittering in Ohio… my bb battery died! @zbarahona same time zone. possibly a different planet though. @primitivedog didn’t hit any traffic on the whole trip, thankfully! @mollydigger I hope you gave him some modern money. Not […]

Micro Blogging for 2008-07-28

by nycgadgetgirl on July 28, 2008 · 3 comments

in twittering

12:04 AM July 28, 2008 aahhhhh… checked into the hotel, fed and walked Snickers, ordered breakfast, snacking and then I’ll be sinking into the king size bed. @zbarahona STILL???? UGH @mollydigger it waited to start raining today until I was getting in the U-Haul to drive away. What does that mean? NYC likes me, I […]

Micro Blogging for 2008-07-27

by nycgadgetgirl on July 27, 2008 · 1 comment

in twittering

7:30 AM Hour late waking up. Head is throbbing. Walking Snick. No time to enjoy it tho. 🙁 Snickers FREAKED OUT when I left for u-haul… screaming and howling at the door. 🙁 He knows it is Sunday. I am not supposed to leave. In the cab to u-haul and hoping that (1) the scheduling […]

Micro Blogging for 2008-07-26

by nycgadgetgirl on July 27, 2008

in twittering

@tollers 17 boxes so far. I keep thinking I’m making progress and then turn around and realize I’ve only done 1/3 of the apartment. I seem to have hit an “I don’t know what to do now” place in my packing. Urgh. @tollers I can’t get random yet. I haven’t done my fragile stuff. 🙁 […]

Two of my very good friends took me out for farewell drinks a few nights ago. The spot we went to used to be one of our favorites. The outdoor bar on Pier 84 only opened last year and it used to be a GREAT spot to hang out, drink, and relax with the dogs […]

Pet Peeve Number 1,000,004 = Redundancy

by nycgadgetgirl on June 18, 2008 · 2 comments

in rants

I’m on the phone on hold listening to muzak and the much too frequent recorded interruption. It says “…all agents are currently helping other guest at this time. If you’ll hold one moment, the first available agent will assist you as soon as possible…” Ugh. I have noticed the “currently / at this time” combination […]

Micro Blogging for 2008-06-14

by nycgadgetgirl on June 14, 2008 · 1 comment

in twittering

I love NYC because there is so much to do, so many interesting people, and everything is open 24 hours. I hate NYC because the only time it isn’t too crowded to enjoy is super late at night. I skip things I would like, because of the crowds. I love the lack of scary things […]

Micro Blogging for 2008-06-07

by nycgadgetgirl on June 7, 2008

in twittering

@Nikkoth awww… Did she move to her second foster today? @zbarahona @jmauro don’t you guys have AC? Sitting in the shade at the dog run, drinking coffee and loving the inus. Headed to the flea market soon, then home to the cool apartment. @zbarahona @jmauro ah. I see. We were outside too, but sitting under […]

Micro Blogging for 2008-06-05

by nycgadgetgirl on June 5, 2008

in twittering

Note to self: STOP FORGETTING to buy toner for the printer. And thanks for finally buying new socks. I normally stay away from talking politics, but I’m SO HAPPY that Obama won the nomination! This kid from NC moved into my building recently. Either he’s high ALLLL the time, has an IQ of 12, or […]

Micro Blogging for 2008-06-04

by nycgadgetgirl on June 4, 2008

in twittering

11:00 AM: This day is off to a slow start, but there is so much to do! 3:00 PM: Woof Patrol posted a great interview with my friend Cathy Schine and a review of her book The New Yorkers: http://tinyurl.com/4jhrdk Powered by Twitter Tools.

Micro Blogging for 2008-06-03

by nycgadgetgirl on June 3, 2008

in twittering

Why does everyone assume I will be their personal tech support service? If you pay someone to fix the brakes on your car, would you ask them a month later to teach you how to use your car radio? NO! I mean, you could ask… but to assume they will do it is ridiculous and […]

Micro Blogging for 2008-06-01

by nycgadgetgirl on June 1, 2008 · 4 comments

in twittering

Coffee at the dog run on the weekends… the one leisurely activity I REFUSE to give up for the rescue. I have a tiny Inu in my lap and another next to me. This is the life. Too bad I have to go to the office today. Just solved a work email crisis brilliantly! Walking […]

Micro Blogging for 2008-05-31

by nycgadgetgirl on May 31, 2008

in twittering

Just slept from 2 to 11!!! Ahhh… 🙂 Kept the poor dogs waiting all morning, finally headed outside and it started raining before we got downstairs!!! Hoping it will stop. 🙁 Rain is getting worse instead of better. May have to go up and get a jacket and hat and walk anyway, before Snick pees […]

Micro Blogging for 2008-05-30

by nycgadgetgirl on May 30, 2008

in twittering

just walked by what looks like a BAD thing. Someone said a crane fell? 911 folks from 90th to 92nd on 1st Ave. I haven’t seen this many cops in one place since New Years!! working, battling a headache, wishing I wasn’t going to end up coming to the office this weekend… <sigh> wonders how […]

He Likes My Boss Too

by nycgadgetgirl on May 30, 2008

in Miscellaneous

I don’t normally blog about my job – unless it’s also related to Snickers 😉 – but my boss, the CEO of Bryant Park Capital, is mentioned in such a flattering light in this article, that I had to share… Interview with I-Trax Chair Frank Martin on Walgreens Acquisition.

Micro Blogging for 2008-05-28

by nycgadgetgirl on May 28, 2008

in twittering

Soooo busy at work these days. As seen on Tech Republic: “10 most annoying programs…” So true, so true! http://tinyurl.com/6lc5tf @mollydigger That was the problem… I was at home working via VPN and the disappeared ‘puter was at the office, so I COULDN’T smack it. @jmauro LOL! Which BB did you get? And which carrier? […]

Micro Blogging for 2008-05-27

by nycgadgetgirl on May 27, 2008 · 2 comments

in twittering

I had a very busy weekend and spent part of yesterday afternoon with a friend whose dog is in the hospital. She may not make it. 🙁 installing service packs and checking user configurations today. Joy joy. Is anyone else using the Fotobook plugin for WordPress having issues with wp_list_pages? Excluded pages appear when Fotobook […]

Friday Fill-In #67

by nycgadgetgirl on April 11, 2008 · 7 comments

in bloglicious

1. I love springtime in New York… NOT! 2. Chocolate chip cookies w/coffee, lox & onion omelette with cream cheese, or Challah bread French toast are foods I love to eat for breakfast. 3. It seems I’m always searching for more time in the day. 4. SLEEPING is a great way to end the day. […]

Am I Broadcasting?

by nycgadgetgirl on March 31, 2008 · 3 comments

in bloglicious

Hello everyone… I’ve recently transferred my site to a different server and made huge version jump in WordPress, so I’m pretty sure my feeds have changed. If you read me through a feed reader and you receive this, please let me know. Thanks!

Two Random Things

by nycgadgetgirl on March 23, 2008 · 3 comments

in Family and Friends,Miscellaneous

Snick and I Got to Meet Janet Yesterday Janet is in NYC for the weekend and stopped by our Shiba Meetup yesterday for her Shiba fix. I didn’t know she was coming, so when she introduced herself I was like "oh, hi" and then "wait! oh, hi!" I’ve known Janet online for a few years […]

AAAUUUUUUGH!!!!! (otherwise entitled “Oy! Shibas!”)

by nycgadgetgirl on February 28, 2008 · 11 comments

in rants

Why did I not choose an easier breed to fall in love with and start a rescue for?? It’s bad enough that a majority of dogs (mixed and purebreds) that come into shelters and rescue are under-socialized and under-trained, but combine that with the Shiba Inu tendency to be dog aggressive (a lot) if they […]

Friday Fill-In #59

by nycgadgetgirl on February 15, 2008 · 3 comments

in bloglicious

1. Snowdrops are annoying. 2. I’m going to build a new kind of canine rescue organization. 3. __(ummm…. I just don’t have an answer for this one)__ is a song whose lyrics have meaning to me. 4. Just one sip and I can’t stop until my McDonald’s chocolate shake is all gone. 5. In the […]

Friday Fill-In #54

by nycgadgetgirl on January 11, 2008 · 6 comments

in bloglicious

1. My favorite unexpected event of 2007 was the creation of NYC Shiba Rescue, Inc. 2. I’m most tempted by freshly baked chocolate brownies! 3. Today I want the rain to stop. 4. The last thing I took a picture of was Snickers and Shayna. 5. You and I have memories only of blogging. 6. […]

Friday Fill-In

by nycgadgetgirl on January 4, 2008 · 3 comments

in bloglicious

1. This year, I’d like to spend more time reading the books piling up in my apartment, figure out a budget I can both afford and live within, and take an actual vacation. 2. Having time to daydream is what I daydream about most. 3. My daughter is a wonderful person. 4. I would like […]

Wolf Creek Pass

by nycgadgetgirl on December 3, 2007 · 2 comments

in Miscellaneous

Miss ~T~ just IM’d me with lyrics from a funny song that we both like. I looked on outa the window An’ I started in a countin’ phone poles Goin’ by at the rate of four to the seventh power I put two an’ two together Added twelve, an’ carried five Come up with twenty […]

Wanna Pet My Feet?

by nycgadgetgirl on September 25, 2007 · 5 comments

in yurts

my alpaca stuff!

He sent me Alpaca socks! I checked my mail today and I had Alpaca socks (and they are the softest damn socks you ever touched!), the July/August copy of Hobby Farms with a bunch of Alpaca info in it, including an article by Adrian, a brochure with a lot of Alpaca history, which I haven’t […]

More Alpaca Fun

by nycgadgetgirl on September 14, 2007 · 2 comments

in yurts

It has been quite awhile since I’ve posted about Alpacas. (If you missed the original conversation, you have to read about my plan to live in a yurt and own some Alpacas. Well, tonight, I got an email from someone that owns an Alpaca farm in Oregon. He was fascinated by the fact that the […]

NYCSR on PetFinder!

by nycgadgetgirl on September 10, 2007 · 2 comments

in Miscellaneous

It takes forever to get a Petfinder account (when you’re as busy as I am). If the window below doesn’t show a list of dogs, hit the “go” button and they’ll show up. No idea why it’s doing that…

Shrimp Boat Captain Delivers Cook’s Baby

by nycgadgetgirl on August 30, 2007 · 2 comments

in Miscellaneous

Read this on CNN this morning and had to share… FREEPORT, Texas (AP) — When the cook on his shrimp boat went into labor 30 miles offshore, captain Ed Keisel grabbed a new roll of paper towels and a first aid handbook and did the best he could. He successfully delivered Cindy Preisel’s baby boy, […]

Commuting In The Rain

by nycgadgetgirl on July 18, 2007 · 5 comments

in Life In NYC,rants

Fat people meandering along on the sidewalk bother me. Umbrellas in my face really bother me. But, FAT PEOPLE WITH UMBRELLAS??? AUGH! Edit after the fact: I’m not talking about any and every overweight person and I shouldn’t have written the post the way I did, but since I don’t normally believe in editing or […]

In Lieu of a Real Post

by nycgadgetgirl on May 28, 2007 · 1 comment

in Miscellaneous

Saw this over at Janet’s while I was catching up on some blog reading today and decided to take it myself, just for giggles. You are Strength Courage, strength, fortitude. Power not arrested in the act of judgement, but passing on to further action, sometimes obstinacy. This is a card of courage and energy. It […]

Not A Good Shiba Day

by nycgadgetgirl on May 20, 2007 · 3 comments

in Miscellaneous

I went to the WORST MEETUP EVER today. Short summary: The Washington Square Park dog run was wet (hadn’t drained properly and dried from yesterday’s rain) and smelly. Only 7 Shibas showed up. I’ve never had less than 20 for a dog run meetup before! I know it was SUPPOSED to rain, but it was […]

A Clear Value

by nycgadgetgirl on May 9, 2007 · 1 comment

in Miscellaneous

No time to blog, but I got a kick out of this and had to pass it on. Lamest ‘Value-Added’ Products05.09.07 | 2:00 AMBy Paul Adams As every trillionaire knows, the easiest way to turn a quick profit is to take something that’s just lying around, put your name on it and sell it in […]

Stay At Home Vacations…

by nycgadgetgirl on April 5, 2007 · 6 comments

in Miscellaneous

…are A Good Thing Today I slept late. Again. 🙂 Had coffee at the dog run. Came home and did a TINY bit of apartment cleaning (never did it the other night when I said I would). Had more coffee with an old friend. Went to the pet store. Ate a yummy late lunch from […]

nycgadgetgirl! Where Have You Been?

by nycgadgetgirl on April 2, 2007 · 2 comments

in Life In NYC,yurts

I’ve been busy. OK? Just busy, that’s all. Here’s a quick recap of what I’ve been up to since my pre-cocktail pawty post. March 18, 19, 20: Scrambled furiously to complete preparations for the pawty. Tues, March 20: Made contact with a blogger in Georgia that posted about dumping her 4 year old Shiba at […]

Gotta Love the Shibas

by nycgadgetgirl on March 15, 2007 · 2 comments

in Miscellaneous

OK, Snicks isn’t in this one, but it’s from the same people and same meetup as the last Shiba video I posted. I noticed it today and had to post it. When this happened, I was standing about 4 feet away, saying "Wow, I can’t believe she has treats and none of them have…." and […]

Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market

by nycgadgetgirl on November 12, 2006 · 4 comments

in Life In NYC,recommendations

Handmade Bench

If you live in the city and you don’t go to the flea market, you don’t know what you are missing. You really should check it out. First, there is Chuck. He makes benches, stools, and desks from reclaimed wood and they are incredible. I bought one – custom made to the size I needed […]

Damn Cab Drivers

by nycgadgetgirl on November 10, 2006 · 5 comments

in Dogs,Life In NYC,rants

Periodically, on my way to work, I see a woman walking two older dogs, I think one is a Yorkie and the other, a Maltese. I don’t know how often I pass her – maybe not so often – but periodically for over 3 1/2 years is enough to have a sense of recognition. I […]

Why Straight Women Love Gay Men

by nycgadgetgirl on November 6, 2006 · 3 comments

in Family and Friends,Miscellaneous

When your girlfriend gives you a compliment… she’s possibly biased (and may have ulterior motives). When your straight male friend gives you a compliment… he almost certainly has an ulterior motive. But… when your GAY MALE FRIEND gives you a compliment, you can bank on it. Actual conversation, earlier today: him: What wonderfully kinky outfit! […]

A Silly Post About Bandanas

by nycgadgetgirl on October 16, 2006 · 1 comment

in recommendations


I’m writing a silly post because I’ve been very emotional about Snickers the last few days. I’ve realized he’s really my “heart dog” (a phrase I found ridiculous until recently, btw) and I can’t bear the thought of what I’ll do without him when eventually leaves me. Tonight, a friend sent an email to Shiba-L […]

Shiba Escape Artists

by nycgadgetgirl on September 21, 2006 · 7 comments

in Miscellaneous

Non-Shiba people don’t believe me when I tell them how careful you have to be with Shibas. They can’t be off leash – NOT EVEN IN SOME FENCED AREAS. My parents have a regular (4 foot?) chain link fence and when Snicks has visited them he is NOT allowed off leash in their backyard. FOUR […]

Foolishness in Missouri

by nycgadgetgirl on August 11, 2006 · 1 comment

in parenting,science and religion

This is ridiculous. Black Jack, Missouri has a city ordinance that prohibits more than three people from living together in the same house if they are unrelated by blood, marriage or adoption. Wait… did I read that right? I did. WTF??? From Reuters: Olivia Shelltrack and Fondray Loving and their children moved from Minnesota to […]

The Blog is Two Today!

by nycgadgetgirl on August 11, 2006 · 9 comments

in bloglicious

This blog is two years old today. I posted two entries on August 11, 2004. One was a picture of Snickers (of course). It was titled What A Handsome Puppy and I was so happy to get a comment on my first post! The second was A Few Other Photos From Saturday and two people […]

This is very cool. Scientists are using x-rays of fossils to piece together full images of what prehistoric organisms looked like and how they developed! Paleontologists have been using acid to dissolve the embryo fossils out of rocks for about a decade, focusing on specimens from the time about 500 million years ago when multicellular […]

My Brain is Turning to Mush

by nycgadgetgirl on August 8, 2006 · 2 comments

in Miscellaneous

Seriously… I don’t know what’s happening with me, but I’m apparently getting stoopider as time goes by. Examples: I lose words with alarming regularity these days. I’ll be in mid-conversation with someone and just LOSE the word I need to finish my thought. Sometimes I have to resort to a thesaurus to get my thoughts […]

Here It Goes Again (OK Go)

by nycgadgetgirl on August 7, 2006 · 2 comments

in Miscellaneous

The last thing I EVER thought I would do is put a YouTube video on my blog, but you must see this.

Tagging Myself

by nycgadgetgirl on August 5, 2006 · 2 comments

in Miscellaneous

It seems that I’m always tagging something… tagging my blog posts, tagging my gmail, tagging, tagging, tagging. So, I decided to tag myself – not in the descriptive adjective sense, more in the "roles I play in life" sense. So, imagine if you will, that there is a virtual tag cloud above my head wherever […]