Sunday, March 30, 2008


I've mostly been locked in my room working since Friday afternoon. I feel like running down the freezing street in a pair of flipflops and screaming like a banshee.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Break Time

I've been on a spring break sabbatical from work and school. Unfortunately, the increasing tension in my neck muscles is telling me it's almost time to get back to the academic projects.


It's been a lovely week of freedom.

In the past seven days I have visited the American Museum of Natural History, the Bronx Zoo, Ellis Island, the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of the City of New York, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Museum of art and Design, MoMA, and the American Folk Art Museum.

I had a professional massage, dyed Easter eggs, slumber partied at Tinkerbell's, went to the movies, read a book, took 400 photos, attended a presentation about educational programs in India, went to an art opening, watched a dance performance, ate Italian/Thai/Indian/Kosher/Middle Eastern/and deli food, purged my wardrobe, cleaned my room, got licensed as a substitute teacher, and slept.

It's been awesome.

Normally all my energy is channeled into reading articles and writing copious amounts of papers. I'm learning a lot, but... the learning comes at the cost of nearly everything else that makes life good.

There needs to be more balance.

I'm counting down the weeks. Six. Six more till the semester is done. After that, five more classes and a thesis to go.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


This is my mom. And my grandpa.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

A New Lens

I've been having trouble connecting to this past week. Tonight, success.

Still to come is a picture of all the delicious Ribena Ellen brought over from Ireland. It was great having her visit. I think she didn't believe that I was was really as busy as I say I am. But now she's seen it and she gives me credit for being honest.

I can honestly say that I am think I am going to be less busy from now until May. One class ended Thursday night. Another ends the first week of April. Things are looking up. I may be able to have a social life for a change.

Last Sunday I popped over to B&H photo and bought a macro lens for my camera so I could take super-close up photos of plants in the garden. Here's a calla lily...

Sunday, March 02, 2008

For the birds

This morning Ellen and I spent the morning enjoying Brooklyn. I think she heard me say, "I Love Brooklyn!" about fifty-seven times.

Where else in New York would I get to photograph this within walking distance of my apartment?

Wild parrots agree. Brooklyn is better.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Bulbs (again)

Today's photo upload was a success.