Thursday, August 30, 2012

shelter island

I bought a bottle of wine on my way home from work Tuesday. Rire arrived an hour later, with a bottle as well. "The medicine" he called it. True true true. That's how things are shaping up these days. On a brighter note, we spent the weekend on Shelter Island. A ferry ride is required and all trips become infinitely better when there's a ferry involved.

Monday, August 13, 2012

lost weekends

Long Beach, Sag Harbor.  I shouldn't even be talking about it.  People will go and our secret will be ruined.  We'll go again this weekend, if life stuff doesn't intervene in the meantime.  Mr. Softee drives buy and I might as well be a kid.  First in line I am.

Lots going on, nothing I plan to write about at this point though.

What I will mention... Walking through Hell's Kitchen with Rire on Saturday morning, just to catch Eli for an hour before he boarded a bus back home.  He was doubled over laughing retelling his cruise ship stories.  11 is a really really great age.  A middle of the afternoon movie.  There's always something oddly good about walking out of a heater into blazing sunlight.  The Olympics.  Meb, Bernard, Galen & Mo!  I miss track and field already.

I can't run at the moment and I'm antsy.  I like being in motion.

I'm cooking endlessly.  Shrimp scampi with sliced zucchini and yellow squash.  Pumpkin muffins (seasonal cooking is overrated).  Quinoa cakes in pitas with tahini dressing.  A roast chicken.  Rice and beans.

But, enough is enough.  It'll be Trader Joe's pizza tonight.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

2016 olympics

Surely they are future Olympians.  You can't argue with this kind of form.

The incredible height at take off.

The landing, clearly a perfect 10.

Waiting anxiously for their scores from the judges...

Celebrating the gold!

Yes.  Yes, we have been enjoying the Olympics.  The real events have started.  Track and field!  Sorry swimming and gymnastics.  I like you, but I do not love you.  So we no longer sleep.  We just watch hours upon hours of recorded footage.  If only we cold mute NBC's ridiculous commentary...

Friday, August 3, 2012

must keep learning, blographer 2012

What a day!  I have deep rooted loyalty to Adorama.  Both my D70 and D300 were purchased there (I spent a few years working on the same block as their store, this resulted in many expensive lunch breaks...).  So when the email popped up about this event I was intrigued and even more so when I saw Rachel Devine - AKA Sesame Ellis - would be speaking. I wasn't familiar with the other speakers, but it all looked promising and it did not disappoint. Great advice and strategies, personal stories and a lot of food for thought regarding the battle over whether to watermark or not.

Erin, Vivienne and Amanda even offered up a little more time and joined a few of us on a walk to the Highline after the event.  Fielding more questions in between band-aid applications (new shoes and long NYC blocks are not friends).

So now it's time to make some plans and set some goals!