Head First

It’s no secret the northeast got a lot of snow over the weekend.  If you saw the panic on Friday before it started you would have thought the world was ending.

Supermarket shelves were stripped clean.  It was like the Cuban Missile Crisis, just without the missiles.  I kinda felt left out when I checked my fridge and only found film and mustard.  I ended up going to Duane Reade for canned goods, since that’s all they had left, along with Fritos and Coors Light.

Nothing but the best for my bomb shelter.

The next morning, I was determined to go out despite three feet of snow.  Felix the doorman cautioned me, but off I still went, in search of coffee.

As I tooled down Lex in my Teddy Roosevelt San Juan Hill boots, crossing 86th, I fell headfirst into a snow bank…a prat fall at its best…or worst, depending how you looked at it.  A doorman from another building dashed out, grabbed me by my hind legs like a steer, putting me back, right side up.  It had a Marx Brothers feeling to it, and as I wrote to my friend Kate, I think I run on batteries because I just kept going.  Why should an unplanned headstand slow a girl down, especially when caffeine is involved.

When I made it to Hot & Crusty, the only place open and caught myself in the mirror, I jumped, having no idea I looked like a very large sugar cookie.

How’s that for a fashion statement?    get-attachment-4





About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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17 Responses to Head First

  1. micklively says:

    The snow doesn’t look too bad in the photo. I’m pleased about that, as it’s probably heading our way now. You could put your exploits on your c.v. if you ever apply for that job as Santa’s helper. 😉


  2. You are rather cute standing there. But who took the picture?


  3. I wish I saw a big sugar cookie roaming my streets …lol! Love your photo!!
    The days leading up to the storm sealed the deal on just how crazy we’ve become…ridiculous.

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    • My friend who owns a gourmet store, the one I filleted in Notes From a Working Cat, had, I swear, an empty store. When I popped in to get dinner, he handed me a container of three-bean salad and said, would you like a little bread with that? That’s all he had left.

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  4. skinnyuz2b says:

    We lucked out up here in the north country. I can’t believe it actually missed us, but I didn’t miss it! Our weatherman is making up for the onslaught of last year’s winter.

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  5. Lynn says:

    Love the photo Susannah. Sadly we haven’t had much snow in Southern Ontario this year. I miss it!

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  6. Great picture. Too bad we don’t have one of the two legs sticking straight up like a popsicle some kid dropped. Why do you look so good in your snow clothes? Everyone else looks like the Michelin tire guy. Warm weather! Yay!

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