Wednesday, February 13, 2013

And to Think That I Saw it...

On My Street!

I was an enormous fan of Dr. Seuss and one of my favorites was Mulberry Street, I'd love to find some interesting sights on my walk home at night in the winter -- maybe a zebra or an elephant with a Rajah -- like Mario did. On cold nights there aren't many people out and walking and some of the stores are closed and shuttered. I've gotten used to it and generally just focus on walking directly home. But tonight I was rewarded with excitement. As I crossed the street on to my block there was a film crew directly in front of my building. The one lone staff person wasn't very forthcoming, but after a number of questions I discovered they were making a feature film starring Billy Crudup. I didn't have the energy to stand in my lobby observing the filming, but I did snap a photo to share with you. 

Film Equipment and a New York Taxi

Thank you all for your great suggestions about making coffee. I have decided it's time for a new coffee maker and I'm going to do some research on prices. There were so many good ideas and I appreciate the thoughtful suggestions you made.  

I'm smack in the middle of a mid-winter slump. My general cure for this for the last few winters has been a vacation in early March. Knowing that I'd be going away in just a week or two made this time of year much more bearable. This year I don't have a vacation planned -- at least not for this season -- and work is hectic, really hectic. The project that I am there to complete is gearing up in intensity and the days are long. I know it's all finite, but there's so much to do in a short time frame. Please bear with me. My posts may be fewer and farther between and I'm not getting to much visiting, but my heart is ever in Buttercupland.

Hugs, warm wishes and keep cozy!

11 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

Billy Crudup, eh? I'd better not tell Jess, she'd show up on your doorstop!

Stay warm, we'll be here when you have time. =)

Sheilagh said...

I will be here when you have a moment xxx

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

That was a surprise for you. Right at your front door! I wish you well on your project. Take care!

Theresa said...

Oh how exciting:) I would love to see all of that on a stroll home! Hope today is exciting too! HUGS!

Susie said...

Buttercup...Once when I was in Daytona Beach, I saw Tom Cruise filming near a little old motel on the strip. It was exciting. Hope you have an easy time this next month. xoxo,Susie

pudwinks said...

Dr Seuss, fantastic.
Inspires me to write.

Lauren Davenport said...

Finding the film crew on your street sounds quite exciting!!!

Nellie said...

Well, that was exciting news! Did they not need you as a "community walk-on?":-) I know I am showing my age when i say that I am not familiar with this particular star.;-)

Try to come up for a breath on occasion. We all have to take time to smell the roses.

Plumrose Lane said...

Your schedule sounds very much like mine and so I find myself visiting new friends in blogland, knowing it's these "mini-vacations" to other blogs that can yield some wonderful new surprises. I hope you find a few minutes each day to find a break from the maddening schedule too!
Best~
♥Sharon

Mevely317 said...

How exciting to happen onto that film set last evening!!! When you least expect it ....
(Ya, that's me humming the theme from Candid Camera.)

Sorry to learn you're smack in the middle of Project-ville, with no foreseeable way out. Is it possible to schedule a Special Long Weekend as a reward, "to Buttercup,from Buttercup"? I don't know about you, but much of my pleasure comes from planning and anticipating.

Thank you for being a special Valentine!

Karen said...

What a fun thing to stumble across! Once they filmed some scenes in my tiny town for the movie 'Postcards From the Edge' with Shirley Mclaine and Meryl Streep. The whole town turned out, it was wild.

Hope you get to go on that vacation eventually. Work stress is no fun. xoxo