2008 was an interesting year for me. It saw the demise of some friendships that were truly sucking the life out of me, the rise of friends success (YAY- Sara, Ces, Elon, Pela, the KiDROCKER crew…and more), the advent of new friendships (Bryan, Mary, Kevin, Chris, Brye – to name a few). There was success for me a well as this photography thing actually became a business for me and I was published several times this year.
I had some friends that went through some rough times (and some are still dealing with the repercussions), but all are mending and on track – I appreciate them and stand by them – sometimes quietly – sometimes noisily – but always – with love.
For EVERYONE – I wish you a Happy New Year – may 2009 bring your dreams closer to reality.
So, I went out to South Amboy, NJ last night for my friend Kevin’s 30th birthday party (Happy Birthday Kevin). I had not traveled out to Jersey before on the train and quite liked the experience. I had a fine time with him, his wife (Loly), their two dogs (Penny and Pokey) and his friends.
While it’s true that I left the party prior to the game of Pictionary Man (what?), I had a fine time. It’s the trip home that I want to make some points about:
1. There were several large moving animals on the track that I can only hope were cats.
2. People drink on those NJ Transit trains…cans in paper bags – no joke.
3. Those same people take those paper bagged cans onto the NY subway. I’ve lived here in NYC all my life and have never…NEVER seen such behavior from my fellow New Yorkers. We drink in the streets where we live, we don’t take it on the subway!
…Perhaps it’s just a symptom of the recession – who can afford to drink in the bars anymore.
at Union Hall. Adult Education is a monthly series of useless lectures that are quite entertaining, It’s a show that I truly enjoy. This month’s theme was “Misspent Youth” and featured:
“The Original Orgy”
Francesco Marciuliano connects the dots between 151 naked people, six dogs, and one childhood. (His own.)
“Please Don’t Let It Be My Turn Next: Oral Reports From the 1980s”
Andrew Hearst revives several vintage speeches he once delivered in English class, including a celebration of his family’s first personal computer, the legendary Radio Shack TRS-80.
“This Is Eternal Life in Paradise”
Kyria Abrahams, author of the upcoming memoir I’m Perfect, You’re Doomed: Tales From A Jehovah’s Witness Upbringing, welcomes you to your amazing new life after the Great War of Armageddon.
“My Oldest Surviving Mix Tape: A Critical Appraisal”
Erik Seims analyzes his musical choices, life choices, and hair choices from 1986 to 1988, through the prism of stuff he taped off the radio.
I shot this photo from my train station. I really liked the way the full moon looked and how it illuminated the surrounding clouds. Yet, I never thought it would actually work out considering all of the light pollution. I’m was pleased though and used it as the opening shot for a video of the band I was on my way to see that evening.