September 21, 2005

You would think

...that I worked for Google.

I just love this.

September 19, 2005


After about ten minutes of waiting at the bus stop this morning, I thought I might like to get my SmarTrip card out to be ready for the tardy bus. Then I realized like a numbnut that I left my wallet and keys at home. The guy that waits at the stop with me most mornings handed me the buck and a quarter it costs to get on the bus. Within seconds, the bus came.

"How'll you get through the day?" he asked. "Here, take this $20."
"Oh, I'll be fine," I say.
But he shoved it my way and I accepted, offering to pay him back the next morning.
That was nice, don't you think?

Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites

Well, it's not Mars, but it IS outer space.

Zoom in for close up shots of the moon's surface just as you do on Google Earth... While you might not find a nice cafe, you certainly will find plenty of cheese.

September 17, 2005

Tis the season for film

"The DC Shorts Film Festival presents our second annual showcase of short films from around the world, highlighting those from the burgeoning DC film community, followed by discussions with the filmmakers."

I'm going to see a screening at the Landmark E Street Theater where my friend Dan's short is playing during Screening 3. Check it out.

September 13, 2005


RESFEST 2005 is on beginning Thursday in New York City.

GO if you want to see some innovative shorts, feature films, music videos, and amazing creative work.

Touring in:

NORTH AMERICA: New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal

EUROPE: London,Glasgow, Dublin, Bristol, Belfast, Sheffield, Nottingham, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Turin, Rome, Zurich, Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Las Palmas, Vigo, Vitoria, Valladolid, Vienna, Istanbul

SOUTH AMERICA: Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires

ASIA: Seoul, Tokyo, Kobe, Kyoto, Singapore

AUSTRALIA: Melbourne, Sydney

September 12, 2005

Craiglist will help you find your loved ones

Craigslist has set up pages for Austin, Baton Rouge, Houston, Jackson, Mobile, Montgomery, New Orleans, Pensacola, and Shreveport.

They have the following categories to help those affected by the Katrina disaster.

relief resources
missing people
temporary housing
temporary employment
missing pets
katrina discussion

Flying Spaghetti Monsterism

I was invited to a Noodly Appendage Party.

While I'm a faithful agnostic, I'll attend and support a few believers of Flying Spaghetti Monsterism

September 10, 2005


Nothing like a day out on a boat. Even better, dinner on a boat, on the river.

Mt. Vernon Marina

September 06, 2005

of food and secret gardens

Scrabble at Central Park Delavega was all over town Podunk 231 E. 5th bw 2nd & 3rd Brooklyn Heights
After a very bad six hour bus ride, I connected with Adam, Jon, Amanda, Jason and Neil (friends & New Orleans refugees) for a big dinner at Nha Trang on Centre Street. I was ordered to order, in the native tongue.

Saturday morning I met Kaly and David at Le Pain Quotidienne where the brioche is delish... OK, so it makes me think of those square cafeteria buns we got in our cold lunches in elementary school, but David agreed that there is something simply ephemeral about those buns. It's true.

Keith Haring 1987 Saturday, Nick was a great sport and wandered all over downtown Manhattan with me. Very cool walk, very good company, and very yummy snacks. Iced coffee on Houston. In search of secret gardens and park benches. Keith Haring swimming pool mural and fun rec center. New buildings. Tea and cupcakes at Podunk. Street art. Souvenir chalk (from Delavega).

After three failed restaurant choices for dinner, Peter, Kerstin, Kaly and I ended up at Blue Ribbon Bakery, one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. Since people were being nice to me all weekend, Eric treated our table to dessert. And I hadn't stepped into that place since I moved 18 months ago!

The next morning, Kurt slept in. This seemingly insignificant event threw me off course for the entire day, but in a good way. After a quick good morning to Les, Kurt, Michael and David, goodbye kisses around, I popped into Fairway Cafe for a croissant and coffee. I trekked over to meet Nick in Central Park and met a string of other nice people, James, Molly, Amy, Jane, Steve, Simon, Regina, Eloise and Cary. Sitting out on the blankets in the park is such a treat, and I gave up my intentions to visit the Cooper-Hewitt.

Off running again to meet Les, Kurt, Michael and David to do some shopping for the boys in Chelsea, then off running some more to meet Oren for dinner. A block after leaving them, I ran into Bruce, a buddy from the AIDS Rides, out walking his dog Aggie. They walked me to Union Square to meet Oren who walked me to meet Adam, Amanda, Dan and Rachel in the LES at a Japanese restaurant. I know. It doesn't really make sense. Oren and I left to go to the Dumpling Man for um...dumplings, then back to the west village (where he had a pretty large ice cream cone at Mary's Dairy on 4th).

View of Manhattan at the Brooklyn Heights Promenade Monday, Robert conned me into going to Brooklyn Heights. I wanted coffee. He obliged. I wanted pizza. I didn't get it. The nice streak was over. I was on a bus back to D.C.