Â My picture didn’t work; now I have to write a post.
It was cold today and I couldn’t find my earmuffs and was missing a glove.Â So naturally none of the street vendors were working; too cold for them.Â
When I went into the pharmacy I was freezing and almost glad that they had
f–ked up forgot to fill my prescription.Â The Apthorp is located on Broadway in one of the most majestic rentals in New York.Â It literally takes up the street from West 78 to West 79, has a gigantic courtyard and goes back to West End Avenue.
The pharmacy has tiled floors and the best selection of scented candles in New York, I think.Â It hooks you because it takes prescription plans, and then you spend all your disposable income on make-up, candles, andÂ bath stuff.
Was talking to one of the assistants when I heard somebody on the phone:
“Dr Marc Ebbinger.Â Yes of course I know how to spell his name.”
So do I; he and my sister were engaged for years.Â Almost grabbed the phone but retained control.Â Â Looked for my cell.Â Had forgotten it of course.Â My sister and Marc are still in touch though they both married others and have kids a year apart.
I know my sister; not only would she want me to call her, she would want a picture of the pharmacist talking to Dr Marc. Since I didn’t have my cell I didn’t have a camera or a watch.Â Hadn’t eaten all day and was starving.
Finally got the prescription, walked to Zabars which looked remarkably empty.Â I’m not a big Zabars fan, but they had smoked salmon sushi that turned out to be okay, but in the food store world not as good as Whole Foods but better than Fairway and Citarella.
Though the store was empty for Zabars I still managed to bump into people or blocked their way.Â Realized that Zabars is much less efficient than the other stores in the neighborhood.
Did some other errands, and yes bought soup at Hale & Hearty which is way overpriced but weird and I suppose good.
Usually Riverside Drive where I live is much windier than Broadway but for some reason today Broadway was the windy street.Â Don’t really understand that.Â Took a walk to think about that as today was a great day for walking.Â
New York is at its best after a blizzard or on a day like today when few people want to be outside.Â ThoughÂ people were sitting and eating under the scaffolding at Big Nick’s a hamburger/pizza place that shows silent films, inside the restaurant, not under the scaffolding.Â Wished that I had my phone so I could take a picture.
When I got home and spoke to my sister she did wish that I had taken a phone call of the pharmacist speaking to her old fiancee.Â Knew the guilt that I had felt wouldn’t go to waste.