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Evacuate the Dancefloor (MM)

No, I haven’t been dancing and I don’t have a correspondingly awesome tale to tell about the craziness of said adventure!  I think that needs to change though – I’d love to head back to Splash or Posh or Therapy again soon.  Those places are so much fun.  No, I’m just quoting one of my favorite recent dance songs called, appropriately, ‘Evacuate the Dancefloor’ by Cascada.  If you listen to dance music at all or pop radio, you’ve probably heard it.

Enjoy the tune, if you can hear it.  I freakin’ love this song.  Not that I’m done or over the Beatles, puhlease.  But I can’t live a 24/7 Beatles life.   But you can rest assured that during this November, I’m walking my morning NYC commute to the beat of ‘Evacuate the Dancefloor.’  And lovin’ it.

I found out, via my coworker Evan, that according to WolframAlpha, having the first name of Hobart puts me in a rare class indeed.   The name hit its peak in 1896 (!) and it’s estimated I am one of 890 people left in the world with this name.  If you have not had the pleasure of exploring the WolframAlpha search engine, you should try it.  It’s a very peculiar yet very informative way of exploring information.  Check it out at this link:

http://wolframalpha.com

Then just type your name, or use any of their suggestions for other things to search.  Very cool.

Ah yes, in 30 Rockefeller Plaza News, the Rockefeller Christmas Tree has arisen yet again!  It’s fresh off the truck though and the tree-lighting ceremony isn’t until the beginning of December, so in the meantime, it’s getting lit and prepared for the big lighting ceremony.  Alas, let the flow of FTPs commence.  Sigh…  It won’t really bother me as much as I’ll only be truly bothered by it at lunchtime – my evening commute doesn’t involve trekking across the Plaza through the unnamed hordes, so I should be good.  🙂

I am pretty much over the crappy day from yesterday.  Although I think I’ve found out that people think I’m crazy.  Like one day I’m happy, the next day I’m not.  Yeah, well, welcome to my world.  If that is a problem, well, tough.  Some days I’m good and I can deal even if you happen to be a total prick to me; other days, not so much.

I need to go to sleep now though.  It would be good to get to bed before midnight.  I can’t let myself open up Under the Dome though (Stephen King’s latest book).  I read a few chapters last night and it’s already incredibly addicting.  It’s a fairly violent and gruesome story so far.  I am fairly certain that a movie version, while inevitable, will be pretty graphic.  My imagination is already taking care of the visualizations!

PHOTOS: A whole lotta catch up

So there’s a veritable plethora of photos to post since October and through to today. Oy.

Let’s start, shall we?

First up are some photos from when Larry & I went to see Madonna at Madison Square Garden. I’ve written quite a bit about the experience on my livejournal blog here, including the full rundown of the setlist. Needless to say, it was an incredible concert and I can only hope that it is released on DVD soon.

Oct 7, 2008 – Madonna at Madison Square Garden!

07-Oct-2008 18:38, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.033 sec
07-Oct-2008 18:38, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.05 sec
07-Oct-2008 18:51, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.125 sec
 
07-Oct-2008 18:51, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.04 sec
07-Oct-2008 18:51, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.5, 18.776mm, 0.05 sec
07-Oct-2008 18:53, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec
 
07-Oct-2008 19:20, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.5, 18.776mm, 0.25 sec
07-Oct-2008 19:21, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.5, 18.776mm, 0.077 sec
07-Oct-2008 19:58, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 3.5, 12.523mm, 0.017 sec
 
07-Oct-2008 19:58, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 3.5, 12.523mm, 0.04 sec
07-Oct-2008 19:58, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.033 sec
07-Oct-2008 20:22, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.8 sec
 

The next set of photos is from when we went down to visit the illustrious Jeff Crepeau in his new residence in the town of Hanover, Maryland. That’s about a 3.5 hour drive from where I live so it was very cool to get to visit him. First off, his house is situated on a little reservoir lake so literally his backyard porch has a gorgeous peaceful view. We ended up going to Medieval Times that first evening, which was a blast. The next day, we headed into Washington, D.C. While there, we saw the International Spy Museum (very cool), 5 Guys Burger Joint (basically the food tasted almost exactly like In-N-Out burgers out west, which was AWESOME), the WWII Memorial, the Washington Monument, and finally the Air & Space Museum. There was a lot of walking. Crazily enough at the end of the voyage on the last Green Line metro stop, we were walking to the car and I hear this person call my name. It was Byron Kelly along with Connie and Aidan. He was in town for an inspection and they had come up to visit. Talk about a small world! It was a good trip and I look forward to eventually heading back and/or having Jeff back up.

Oct 11, 2008 – Day 1: Visiting Jeff in Maryland and D.C.

Jeff's view from his backyard porch
Jeff's view from his backyard porch11-Oct-2008 17:00, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.005 sec
11-Oct-2008 17:01, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec
It's the illustrious Jeff Crepeau!
It's the illustrious Jeff Crepeau!11-Oct-2008 17:01, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec
 
There's my Larry!
There's my Larry!11-Oct-2008 17:01, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec
And there's my old patio furniture in much more picturesque scenery
And there's my old patio furniture in much more picturesque scenery11-Oct-2008 17:02, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.01 sec
Me at the Hunting store, hitting on the mannequin
Me at the Hunting store, hitting on the mannequin
 
11-Oct-2008 17:30, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec
11-Oct-2008 17:30, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.2 sec
At Medieval Times, Larry enjoys some ale
At Medieval Times, Larry enjoys some ale11-Oct-2008 17:31, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.077 sec
 
So cute
So cute11-Oct-2008 17:31, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.125 sec
The Jeffster
The Jeffster11-Oct-2008 17:31, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.1 sec
Scary me
Scary me11-Oct-2008 17:36, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.5 sec
 
11-Oct-2008 17:36, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.2 sec
Larry and me await the games
Larry and me await the games11-Oct-2008 17:37, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec
One more shot
One more shot11-Oct-2008 17:37, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.125 sec
 

Oct 12, 2008 – Day 2: Visiting Jeff in Maryland and D.C.

It's the DC Metro - I love the spacey subway stations
It's the DC Metro - I love the spacey subway stations12-Oct-2008 10:06, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.067 sec
A different ISO setting
A different ISO setting12-Oct-2008 10:06, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.067 sec
And here's a cool shot (to me) of the trains as we were going up the escalator
And here's a cool shot (to me) of the trains as we were going up the escalator12-Oct-2008 10:11, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.077 sec
 
Playing Fallout 3 makes me chuckle seeing these photos
Playing Fallout 3 makes me chuckle seeing these photos12-Oct-2008 10:11, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.125 sec
We did visit the House Where Lincoln Died
We did visit the House Where Lincoln Died12-Oct-2008 11:05, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.002 sec
12-Oct-2008 11:05, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
 
Here's the outside of the Spy Museum
Here's the outside of the Spy Museum12-Oct-2008 13:13, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.005 sec
There's Larry!
There's Larry!12-Oct-2008 13:14, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.006 sec
12-Oct-2008 13:14, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.006 sec
 
And Jeff, iPhoning it up
And Jeff, iPhoning it up12-Oct-2008 13:14, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.01 sec
12-Oct-2008 13:15, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.006 sec
12-Oct-2008 13:16, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.006 sec
 
A long distance view of the Spy Museum
A long distance view of the Spy Museum12-Oct-2008 13:59, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
And here's the FBI Building
And here's the FBI Building12-Oct-2008 14:02, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.006 sec
Jeff wants you to keep quiet about it
Jeff wants you to keep quiet about it12-Oct-2008 14:05, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
 

Then we had a few weeks of low-key activities and then it was off to Las Vegas to celebrate my Mom’s 60th Birthday!!!! Of course it was a blast, Larry got to meet my folks (and vice versa), and I got to win (and lose) a lot of money in Blackjack and Craps. It was a good time and a nice vacation. I also was so happy to get to see my Mom and Harv, as well as Aunt Mary and Uncle JC. Good times!! For Mom’s birthday dinner, we went to Benihana’s, which was fantastic. It’s hard to go wrong with that. Other events were going to see the Beatles’ LOVE show at the Mirage (these were even more optimal seats to sit in as opposed to the first time I saw it – alone – as this time for the Within You, Without You number, you could see the total surreal moment when the little bed is flying on the ultra-large, arena-filling sheet), checking out the Donny & Marie show at the Flamingo (they put on a very good show and have a great sense of humor and fantastic voices – and they were working it), and of course going to the Rollercoasters all around the city. Oh yeah, also drinking a lot! It was a long and fun time, and here are the pics I took from it!

Oct 24, 2008 – Las Vegas for Mom’s 60th Birthday

24-Oct-2008 16:09, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.004 sec
Larry up on top of Stratosphere
Larry up on top of Stratosphere24-Oct-2008 16:09, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.004 sec
Me too! I survived Insanity!
Me too! I survived Insanity!24-Oct-2008 16:09, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.002 sec
 
24-Oct-2008 16:11, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
Insanity
Insanity24-Oct-2008 16:11, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
24-Oct-2008 21:11
 
It's ridiculous
It's ridiculous24-Oct-2008 16:12, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
You're looking straight down. And can see the Stratosphere from angles no one should ever see it from.
You're looking straight down. And can see the Stratosphere from angles no one should ever see it from.24-Oct-2008 16:12, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
The rapidly developing skyline of the Strip. Wow.
The rapidly developing skyline of the Strip. Wow.24-Oct-2008 16:14, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.004 sec
 
Me and Larry!
Me and Larry!24-Oct-2008 16:16, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
The view right before you strap in for X-Scream. Ugh.This ride is just as intense as I remembered.
The view right before you strap in for X-Scream. Ugh.This ride is just as intense as I remembered.24-Oct-2008 16:23, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.008 sec
That's the teeter-totter of doom right there aka X-Scream.
That's the teeter-totter of doom right there aka X-Scream.24-Oct-2008 16:25, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
 
24-Oct-2008 17:28, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.0, 15.599mm, 0.017 sec
24-Oct-2008 17:28, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.0, 15.599mm, 0.4 sec
Down at MGM, the lions were playing around
Down at MGM, the lions were playing around24-Oct-2008 17:28, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.0, 15.599mm, 0.067 sec
 

Oct 25, 2008 – Saturday

25-Oct-2008 15:28, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.01 sec
25-Oct-2008 15:28, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.01 sec
 

Flash forward a few days and it was then my birthday! I turned 32. Ugh. But I am being dramatic. It’s not really all that bad and I am in a pretty good place, all things considered. Larry & Shelly took me to see Mamma Mia! on Broadway and to Blue Smoke BBQ for dinner on the Sunday before my birthday, which fell on that Monday. Unfortunately Larry had to go to Boston on that day, so I didn’t really do anything all that interesting on the day of my birthday, but that was okay. At work, it was a great birthday with cards, cake, and cupcakes. Oh yeah! I didn’t take really any pictures of any birthday festivities though. Instead I took pics of Rockefeller Center because it was all decked out as Election Plaza because of course the Presidential Election was taking place the next day. It is a pretty cool thing to see 30 Rock all lit up – check it out for yourself:

Nov 3, 2008 – Election Plaza

The set up of the Rink and the Plaza
The set up of the Rink and the Plaza03-Nov-2008 11:15, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.008 sec
You can just see the outline of the states before they got colored in the next night
You can just see the outline of the states before they got colored in the next night03-Nov-2008 11:15, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.5, 18.776mm, 0.01 sec
03-Nov-2008 11:15, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.5, 18.776mm, 0.01 sec
 
And thar she be
And thar she be03-Nov-2008 17:25, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.02 sec
Pretty dramatic, eh?
Pretty dramatic, eh?03-Nov-2008 17:25, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec
That's a dramatic building for ya
That's a dramatic building for ya03-Nov-2008 17:25, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.033 sec
 
A little further back towards 5th Avenue
A little further back towards 5th Avenue03-Nov-2008 17:27, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.033 sec
 

And that brings us to today! The Rockefeller Plaza Christmas Tree has been brought in already (it showed up either last Thursday or Friday) and now it’s been lifted up and scaffolded. There’s lots of workers working on trimming the tree and loading it up with lights. I believe the tree-lighting ceremony isn’t until the week after Thanksgiving. At that point, I will need a healthy dose of relaxants as the FTPs will converge right on the Plaza and it makes life here ridiculous. Oy.

Nov 17, 2008 – Random 30 Rock shots

The tree all scaffolded up
The tree all scaffolded up17-Nov-2008 14:54, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.0, 15.599mm, 0.033 sec
Me and the NBC logo - notice in the pictures in the Election Plaza section - these are from that
Me and the NBC logo - notice in the pictures in the Election Plaza section - these are from that17-Nov-2008 14:55, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.0, 15.599mm, 0.025 sec
Goofy Hobie
Goofy Hobie17-Nov-2008 14:55, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.0, 15.599mm, 0.025 sec
 
17-Nov-2008 14:55, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.0, 15.599mm, 0.025 sec
17-Nov-2008 14:55, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.0, 15.599mm, 0.033 sec
17-Nov-2008 14:56, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.0, 15.599mm, 0.017 sec
 
17-Nov-2008 15:05, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.125 sec
17-Nov-2008 15:06, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec
17-Nov-2008 15:07, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.0, 15.599mm, 0.017 sec
 
17-Nov-2008 15:07, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.0, 15.599mm, 0.017 sec
 

Whatcha Know ‘Bout Me?

Free mp3 alert! You don’t really too many choices of songs to pick from but that lyric above is from Mama’s Sister, this deliciously awesome mashup of a Scissor Sisters tune titled ‘I Can’t Decide’ with a hip-hop song from Lil’ Mama called LipGloss – and it’s brilliant. I can’t get it out of my head.

The RIAA isn’t going to come after you or me for downloading it, as it’s not something for sale anyways. And here’s the link to the website where you can download the entire album called Da-Tah. Basically these folks did a mash-up of the entire Scissor Sisters Ta-Dah album with all sorts of songs. If you’ve heard the song, I Don’t Feel Like Dancin (a brilliant song, by the way), they mash this song’s tune up with Beck’s Loser. Incredible.

I found on the original website a music player I can embed here – you gotta click on #3 at least!

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve updated – it’s been a bit hectic in all aspects of life.

First – Mom is doing a lot better and with some good medication, she’s been rapidly getting better and should be going back to work very soon. Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s a huge relief.

Second – I’m surviving at work. It’s been crazy busy. My sorrow at Jim’s leaving has been replaced by anger as I find out more stuff but whatever, I’ve got a job to do and I’m getting it done. Things are getting delayed a little bit here and there, but honestly, I’m gonna get this REACT program out there one way or another!!!

Third – I ended up meeting this new guy online that I have been communicating with for the past week or so – and we went out last night. It was a fantastic time.

Fourth – Shelly and I have been trying to get out on our own sort of ‘date’ – we’re trying to at least go out in the middle of the week and have a dinner out and just try to break up the craziness of our work week. I’ve been trying to find places within my 1001-things-to-do in NYC book to go to – so this last week we went to The Odeon, which is a fairly well-known restaurant here. Great food – and it really is nice to just have a night out with me and Shelly where we can just have fun and relax and try to recharge. Plus, getting out of the house is nice too.

Fifth – Taxes this year are devastating. Primarily because of the VSP. Luckily I saved most of that money but still – I really am not happy about having to write a check to basically EVERY entity: the IRS, California, New Jersey AND New York. That VSP income put me in such a different tax bracket that it raped me for every other thing. 2007 taxes = suck.

Sixth – since I’ve been busy as hell, I really haven’t done much else. At least of real note. I’ll do better with the updates, hopefully!

March 9, 2008 – Misc iPhone Pics

Took a Macy's trip last weekend and captured this pretty cool pic - it's currently my IPhone wallpaper
Took a Macy's trip last weekend and captured this pretty cool pic - it's currently my IPhone wallpaper02-Mar-2008 12:40, Apple iPhone, 2.8
Me heading out to work
Me heading out to work04-Mar-2008 07:46, Apple iPhone, 2.8
Port Imperial - although here it looks like some racing speedway turn
Port Imperial - although here it looks like some racing speedway turn04-Mar-2008 08:03, Apple iPhone, 2.8
 
The Rock Center 'Electric fountain' in all its tacky Vegas glory.
The Rock Center 'Electric fountain' in all its tacky Vegas glory.04-Mar-2008 19:33, Apple iPhone, 2.8
 

I Got a Bag!

A fairly expensive one at that, but it’s a beautiful cherry red leather bag that will last probably forever.

I saw it listed in one of those Holiday Gift Guides for 2007 – this one was from the website arstechnica.com, which is a fairly geeky yet interesting website I frequent. I skimmed through the list fairly rapidly until I saw this bag and after reading more about it and then going to the website itself, I was hooked. The makers of the bag/briefcase is a company called Saddlebag Leather Co., and if you go to the site, you’ll possibly feel the urge to buy. They’re not cheap by any means, but man, I got mine today and I was so happy with what I got.

03-Dec-2007 21:49, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 3.5, 12.523mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 200
 

I took another picture of the Rockefeller Center tree too – I also took some pics of me in front of it to be my Christmas Card, but alas, they turned out kinda blurry, so I’ll have to reaccomplish this tomorrow. But the pic I took of the tree was pretty outstanding, see for yourself:

03-Dec-2007 16:19, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.077 sec, ISO 233
 

You have no idea how close I was to walking down to AT&T or the Apple Store after work today. I want an iPhone so bad it hurts. But I reminded myself about the bag I had ordered and was like, calm down there Hobie. So I didn’t get the iPhone – but it doesn’t mean I don’t want one. Badly.

Tolerably Good Person

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 - Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Some animal clock at the Central Park Zoo
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 Park
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!
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)
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'
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)
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)
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 - The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Looking through my door to the rigs set up outside on the balcony for the lighting ceremony
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 displays
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.
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 on
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 snowflakes
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 too
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 view
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 star
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.
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 FTPs
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 again
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?
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.
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