Soon to be a huge slush puddle; AP PhotoNew Yorkers are cursing the slush puddle. Ready to cross the street, your foot sets down on what should be solid, though snow-covered, ground. But it was all a mirage: actually your foot is in six inches of dirty water under that mirage of ice pretending to be ground. Check out number 48 on this list. I actually contemplated not going home when faced with a six foot divide of slush that was standing between me and home. This Times headline says it all: After a Day of Powdery Play, the City Faces Slushy Reality. And the Post says that more rain will give us more headache. Maybe we should be wearing boots like this.