From the article: If you’re a viewer, Bravo’s competition reality shows—Top Chef and Project Runway in particular—make up some of the most addictive programming on television. In part, their appeal comes from the simple, old-fashioned pleasure of watching people make something with their hands. But they also come with a television-ready arc: Each episode starts with a mystery and asks the contestants to solve it, as if they were cops: Your challenge is to make a dress out of coffee filters and azaleas. For “coastal, educated” people, the base of Bravo’s viewers, these shows offer idealized reflections of their lives—urban, verbal, multiethnic, creative, gay—and, like an idealized life in the city, they’re mini-meritocracies, driven not just by personality but talent.
Recently while reading a blog I stumbled upon a new free outdoor movie night. Now we have Bryant Park, which is only a few blocks from our apartment but they show movies on Monday nights and I coach on Mondays so I never get to go.
Southpoint Park shows movies about every two weeks on Saturday evenings. This week was going to be Happy Feet. I had never seen it and even though I am not crazy about animated movies I did want to see this one since it came out.
I had never been to Roosevelt Island so I was excited to see a piece of NYC that is so close but yet kind of far.
My friend Joshua had been out at the Black Pride events and had text messaged me that he was done and asked what I was doing at the time. At the time I was playing volleyball in the park but I told him of my plans for later and he said would it be cool if he joined and I said of course, the more the merrier.
We met at Starbucks and then grabbed some Subway Sandwiches …
Happy Birthday to ...... Troy, Joshua, Josh, Rich and Marell.
The picture below is from the gathering at GYM Bar last Thursday for Rich and Marell's bday. Actually it was Rich's birthday gathering, Marell neglected to tell most people it was his birthday but once I knew I made sure everyone also know.
I am again working on changing some things on this site, such as outdated links, links I no longer go to, new links that I hope you will like as much as I do.
I also want to go back to having fun instead of bitching about things; that is just no fun.
But then again as a NYC resident don't we just bitch about things so we can release that tension and go about our happy lives? I know I do. My friend Joshua told me the other day he wishes he could let things go as easily as I do. He has heard me bitch and then forget it a moment later.
Starting to make this a habit. Seems I coach on Mondays and then we end up camping Tuesday afternoon and come back Wednesday late morning/afternoon. I am loving it. Took better pictures this time also.