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Month: May 2007

bumpy ride

bumpy ride

Sunday morning started off with sleeping in late and pita bread cheese pizza. We went to Astoria park to play one last round of frisbee before heading off to the airport. The Metro bus line to the airport stops at the same Subway stop we’d been using the whole weekend (a mile walk). On the walk I had to take a photo of the “bumper protectors” that many cars sport in NYC. Because the space on the island is so…

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Go Metro

Go Metro

Saturday was a bit more relaxed. We had only one plan – to go to the Met, so we hung out at the apartment, talked philosophy over home-made spaghetti with meatballs and played frisbee in Astoria Park until early afternoon. Here is a descriptive photo of a friendly warning posted on a neighbor’s house. The blurry enlargement is of an illustration of a pit bull gnawing on a bloody human arm. How cute! Here is a shot taken in Astoria…

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Liberty is unattainable

Liberty is unattainable

The plan for Friday was to get up at a reasonable hour, eat breakfast, and head into the city to eat lunch at L&L Hawaiian BBQ. By Friday morning – the New York smog and Pollen were really tearing me up and my feet weren’t any less blistered from the mileage they racked up on day one, so we stopped at a few Duane Reades looking for Claratin and Tylenol. Once found I hobbled to L&L where we had some…

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Manhattan

Manhattan

Aaron had to be at work at 9:30am at his animation internship on 37th avenue and wanted me to take the subway into Manhattan with him. I declined citing the reason that it would be “too early” as it would feel like 6:30am to me. Really though I just wanted to say that I rode the New York City subway into Manhattan by myself. I started out from 9th Street. The subway is a mile from Aaron’s apartment. The ride…

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Here to there in a day

Here to there in a day

The trip to Laguardia was uneventful aside from some nasty gas and a bad in-flight movie (Bridge to Terabithia). Due to a miscommunication earlier Aaron wasn’t waiting for me at the airport and so I took a cab ride to Queens. Fortunately Aaron doesn’t actually live in the further eastward part of Queens so the ride was quick and painless (despite my cabbie getting lost). I was greeted by my friend standing on his balcony with a guitar in hand….

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the Ore is Gone

the Ore is Gone

After managing to wake myself up at 5am I sat in my car in Culver City and waited for my coworker to pick me up en route to LAX for our flight to Portland. He called and said he was coming from the office – so I might as well park at the airport. He was at the office because when I had talked to him the day before I had mentioned that I forgot to print out our flight…

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It begins

It begins

I had a Monday morning flight to Portland Oregon so I decided to skip the early morning 405 south parking lot and stay with a friend in Culver City Sunday night. We did some people watching at Costco, had some Mexican (again, I’m the only one that likes this place) at On The Border, discussed our frustration with the world and she tried to teach me how to hula hoop (with a giant hoop). The appliances in her living room…

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future lucas arts employee

future lucas arts employee

As most everyone knows, I’m about to visit a friend in New York City in about a week from now. What you don’t know is who this friend is. Aaron has appeared several times on this blog – so he shouldn’t be completely unfamiliar. But, he has finally put up a website with his excellent sketch and sculpting work. I’d seen some of this in person when I visited San Francisco last fall – but a lot of it (mostly…

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28 days later

28 days later

This is the real deal. It actually looks more “fake” than the abandoned cities in the movies… how weird is that. These pictures look totally photoshopped, but they are the real deal holyfield. Creepy…