One of my coworkers described me with those words. I think it’s hilarious, because it’s actually hard to say what that is really meaning.
So once again I took it kind of easy on the updating – that’s becoming a regular occurence, isn’t it? Well, let’s just say work and social life have been actually taking up a lot of time. Plus, by the time I get home during the week (usually right around 8pm), I’m not really in the mood to update. But, I know, I know, you all want to see pics of the tree – I guess the NBC Special wasn’t enough for you? 🙂 I didn’t watch that damn thing either. In fact, I realized that I had no desire to fight the ridiculous amounts of people who had clustered around Rockefeller Center that night after the lighting ceremony, so I left for home before the lighting ceremony. I figured, I’ll get to see the tree nearly every day for a month and can take my time taking pictures of it. It was crazy that night though – the roads were clogged with FTPs and I ended up not taking the ferry home. Instead, I tagged along with Arielle who lives in Hoboken. She takes the PATH train home (the same train of infamy in which I sat next to PukesInPlasticPurseGirl one night a month or so ago) so I did that. A MUCH better experience this time, but mostly because Arielle and I crack each other up the whole time.
What else has been going on? Work has been fairly busy lately and it’s been nice. I really think I’m beginning to feel like a contributing member of the group, although there’s still a long ways to go. But I seem to have carved out a good niche of responsibility and work closely with a really smart guy, Jim, who I also get along with great. So that’s that!
This past Tuesday I went to a screening of the upcoming movie, Atonement. I went along with some other coworkers here at NBC who are also gay and I just gotta say, it was a freakin’ blast. The movie, not so much. It’s beautifully filmed and there are definitely intriguing parts to it, but I just wasn’t blown away by it. On the walk back to Midtown though, I got to see even more of the city, and stumbled upon Park and Lexington Avenues, one time even looking up and realizing I was walking along the Citigroup building, which I’ve been trying to see closer. I don’t know, it was just a nice night and it wasn’t ridiculously cold yet so it was a good night for strolling along Manhattan. Especially at that time of night (between 9 and 10 pm) – the city is almost ‘calm’ if you will, and there’s not too many people milling about.
This morning, woke up and looked out the window: New York’s first true snow happened today! I don’t know how long it’ll stick around, probably not that much, but it was cool to see snow again. Just glad I don’t really have to drive in it! Can’t escape the cold aspect though, and it’s in the 20s today. But my Colorado friends can probably trump that.
Alright, enough rambling. My quality posts are never the ones where I’m trying to sum up a whole week or so of events. I usually try to cover everything so quickly that I end up glossing over the real fun or good stuff. Robbie told me he got a PS3 and I am ridiculously jealous of him now. And Greg (a guy I’m dating) has an iPhone and I want one of those ridiculously bad too. It’s probably a bad thing that I make a decent amount of money. I ended up buying a new leather briefcase/bag that should come in tomorrow – can’t wait to get it and replace my Gap Messenger bag with somethign that looks a bit more classy and nice. I’ll take pics of course.
With no more further ado, I present to you: Pictures from New York and of course, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree!!!
25 Nov 07 -Â Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Some animal clock at the Central Park Zoo25-Nov-2007 13:32, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
Me at a bridge in Central Park25-Nov-2007 13:35, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 3.5, 10.487mm, 0.02 sec, ISO 141
A gorgeous scene in Central Park. You gotta agree!25-Nov-2007 13:36, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.008 sec
The tunnel leading to the fountain (I'm sure there's real names of these things, but not to me)25-Nov-2007 13:43, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.006 sec
Me in front of the 'Met'25-Nov-2007 14:04, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
Close up (taken by Greg)25-Nov-2007 14:04, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.5, 18.776mm, 0.002 sec
The Metropolitan Meseum of Art (we saw a Rembrandt exhibit)25-Nov-2007 14:04, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.005 sec
28/29 Nov 07 -Â The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
Looking through my door to the rigs set up outside on the balcony for the lighting ceremony28-Nov-2007 13:28, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec
A view behind one of the big displays28-Nov-2007 13:28, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.013 sec
Ah - let the fun begin. The lighting was over 2 hours away still and it was this packed already.28-Nov-2007 16:55, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.033 sec
The tree before its lights were turned on28-Nov-2007 16:55, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.067 sec
Here you can see the view looking towards Saks and their giant snowflakes. Every 15 mins or so they do a whole light/music show with those snowflakes28-Nov-2007 16:56, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.05 sec
Trying to include a view of the rink too28-Nov-2007 16:56, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.025 sec
Looking up at the rigging from my awesome balcony view28-Nov-2007 17:01, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.1 sec
Zooming in to the Swarovski crystal star28-Nov-2007 17:02, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.9, 23.1mm, 0.167 sec
So crowded but beautiful... from up where I was.28-Nov-2007 17:03, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.02 sec
28-Nov-2007 17:03, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.5, 18.776mm, 0.1 sec
LOTS of FTPs28-Nov-2007 17:03, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.5, 18.776mm, 0.1 sec
Thought it was a cool view looking straight up 30 Rock again28-Nov-2007 17:04, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.1 sec
The NEXT evening, on my way out from work, I took this picture of the fully lit tree. Awesome, yes?29-Nov-2007 19:04, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.05 sec
2 Dec 07 – My First NY Snow!
From Dec 2, I had to include a shot of the first real snow this season as seen from the comfort of my bedroom window.02-Dec-2007 11:01, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.002 sec