Flying into JFK Airport this morning on our way to see the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra perform at Carnegie Hall, Buzz loved certain things about New York. We love the fruit vendors and the street food, the shish kebabs, the international feel.
The airport smelled sweaty and it felt grittier than ours. Our Buffalo airport is always so clean and nice and no muss, no fuss.
There was absolutely no reference that we could see in JFK Airport to the Spring For Music Festival going on at Carnegie Hall, the festival for which the BPO is performing on Wednesday night. Our airport has signs cheering the orchestra on.
The Tonawanda whale of a sale Buzz just reported on got us thinking of the other Tonawanda whale -- the Big Blue Whale car wash!
That whale was there when Buzz was a little kid and we used to beg our dad to take the car through it. The whale's name was Willie. We never knew that!
We are not the only one affectionate toward that whale. This scholarly Flickr page has pictures and letters -- click on them -- that were published about the whale over the years. Buzz got a kick out of a letter from a Tonawanda killjoy who found it "monstrous, ugly and completely distasteful." Hahahahaa!
Alas, the Save the Whale campaign failed.
And you wonder why so many cars are dirty this time of year.
A while ago Buzz was giggling about the kid who, seeing Christmas trees tied to people's cars, asked his parents, "Can we take our Christmas tree out for a ride?"
It is great how kids interpret things sometimes!
But sometimes these children know what they are talking about! Buzz reader Nora Pulinski, of Tonawanda, tells us that her daughter-in-law, Michelle, and little grandson, Luke, were driving in downtown Buffalo.