Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
So the post you are about to read could really be considered an update to the “Life Should Be Fun” piece I did last month.
I had mentioned how I was in need of some fun and a change. My fun had largely consisted of playing and coaching volleyball a good 3-4 days of my week but that had slowly become the most laboring part of my week due to the level of enthusiasm I was getting from my teammates and a few of the people I coached.
Everyone knows that volleyball, especially gay volleyball, has so much attitude no matter what level you are playing that you would think everyone was making money off of playing just for the fun of it. We all know what this is not the case because if you could be making money off of playing volleyball you wouldn’t be playing in that gym in Chelsea.
Well as of Thursday our season ended and with the 5 teammates who made it to the game we won our last game of the season. No, not the match just the very last game. I must say that when things are not gelling as a team that I learned I should really just concentrate on making myself a better player by playing to my fullest extent all the way around. Improve and feel good about your level of play opposed to arguing with teammates who are too busy being cute and talking to friends while they are supposed to be actually playing. I mention no names; not like they would ever see this.
In the end no matter how much I was saddened by this season I do feel like I, myself, played on a higher level than I have before and for that I am happy.
But never again will I ever want to see any of those people on my team again. Oh okay, maybe one or two but no more than that.
And since I am on a slight rant, “WHAT THE HELL IS WITH THIS COLD WEATHER? IT ISN’T EVEN WINTER YET!!!!!”
Friday, December 11, 2009
Javier Gomez Studio
Loved his Urban collection.
We just have no more space for photography on the walls.
Nancy Nicholson: Artist
Great cityscapes done in stained glass.
She had them lit in boxes and they looked amazing.
Would think one in a lit box or hanging in the window by wires would look great
Mark Jeremy Gleberzon:
Acrylic paintings on canvas.
We are considering one of his pieces to hang on the wall.
If you are around NYC this weekend then go check it out. If not, hit the website www.oneofakindshownyc.com and maybe u will see something u like as well.
Drip, drip, drip, sniff.
Yes, that would be the sound my nose makes as I come in the door after walking from the subway a mere two blocks away. It is so cold outside, a rip roaring 21F degrees, that I seriously considering not going out for the entire weekend. Haha, I know that is impossible as I have to be over near Terminal 5 in Manhattan in an hour or so. Best thing about that is Terminal 5 is basically on the Hudson River so not only will it be cold but the wind off the river should basically snap me in half.
I really shouldn’t complain not when I can go to the GAP and get sweaters for 50% off or maybe get a new coat. My winter coat from last year was hardly used and the shell isn’t even at my house.
Hey B, I need to get that back from you sometime soon; I am sure it is stuffed in your closet somewhere. I know you will read this eventually.
Not much to do this holiday season and I think that could be a good thing, but damn I get another year older next Tuesday and have a company holiday party on the same night. I say this; if it is 21 degrees comes Tuesday night I will not be out in the freezing air ice skating. I promise you that.
I think I am doing another post later today so keep an eye out for it.
Photos were taken last week (2 different days) at The Pond @ Bryant Park. http://www.thepondatbryantpark.com/
Monday, December 07, 2009
On December 7, 1941 2,402 Americans were killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor. Take a moment to reflect on the people who gave their lives that day, and never forget the brave Men and Women fighting for our country today.
Friday, December 04, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
That has long been my mantra/motto/way of life and publicly it has been the title of my blog for about 4-5 years now. Sadly it has not been that much fun lately; not in a scary kinda losing it way, just not feeling the joy of getting out there and trying new things.
Something needs to change.
I need to change.
I need to catch that fire again that had me being the happiest person in the room since I was back in school.
I think I need some challenges.
I have some incredible people in my life; I could count 4 of them who I would do anything and everything for. At least two of them could be reading this right now. I know one of them told me he was reading the blog just yesterday. Yeah you. What up?
I want to apologize to these people for one because I am totally filled with joy when I see them but it just isn’t coming across.
So here is a challenge for you: suggest some things for me to do that one won’t get me killed/maimed or thrown in jail. Free/cheap is better since if I wanted that big of a challenge I guess I would just go back to school and start all over again. Haha. Hey, that isn’t a bad Idea. Hmmmmm…
Okay, just wanted to get that off my chest.
Oh and as this Posterous site is new to me I should say I write from a stream of consciousness and I do not edit for content or phrasing so mostly it is as it comes out of my brain.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Let’s just start off with some of my favorite pictures I have taken on my phone or I found online that made me laugh this past week or so. Enjoy them.
Now onto the piece of the day, no, not that kind of piece. No man-candy on here. Actually, there may be a little Cheyenne Candy in the next post.
It is like my mind is a piece of Swiss cheese and I can’t hold onto a fully realized thought let alone a item to really write about.
I blame this on the social media world of 140-160 character messages. I used to be able to write and write and post without edit. Now I feel like I have to force myself to expand on my topics. I often think to myself that most any Facebook status update, Twitter post or Brightkite posting are easily things I can expand upon into a full piece but it just has not been coming. I think this quite often and I thought I have written this on my other blog ( http://saintly71.blogspot.com ) but the problem remains the same.
It would seem the superficial things I like to write about have also become so idiotic that I have lost total interest. Where is the fun in the entertainment news anymore? I am not about these people who have made a career out of being idiots for the sake of fame. My most recent post about someone like that was Carrie Prejean and her sex tape and book promotion tour. Yes, it was just a Twitter/Facebook post and it is easy to see how many people understood what I was saying in such a tiny statement. I have to say I really wouldn’t waste my time to discuss her madness at length anyway. If you want to see her I am sure she will have a show on Fox News any day now spewing her hate and lunacy with the rest; that is while she still has somewhat of a base audience.
Oh who cares anymore, right? I have been writing this on and off for a few hours now; mostly off. I am just ready to start the weekend.
We just got our Xbox Elite today and once Jay is done setting it up I hope we can have some fun with it without killing each other.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Taken today from The Morning Meme on Afterelton.com
“I would like to make a personal appeal for everyone to do some shopping at The Gap/Banana Republic/Old Navy, as they're undergoing a two-month boycott by the fundies over their decision to not make the holidays entirely about Christmas in their advertising. Personally, I don't see why signs can't mention Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanza/Solstice in December, but since it's the American Family Association behind this, and they boycott any corporation even remotely gay supportive, from Pepsi to As The World Turns, I'm siding with inclusive "holiday" sales.”
Just thought I would share this and if you think you want to do some shopping in the next few days, take along this coupon ( http://tinyurl.com/yf7ppwb ) for 30% off in-store purchases.
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
I am giving you a bit of everything from the 2nd floor staircase, my crazy Jack Russell, my street, my view of Union Square from Filene’s Basement (yes, I shop there) to finally the crazy sides at the ghetto pizza place behind Port Authority.
It is kinda funny that when I snapped this picture last week I had never heard of the Rickshaw Spiderman. He was just standing outside of Hogs and Heifers, like he is going to find a fare there, more like an ass kicking.
I think he was hoping that someone from The Standard would see him and want a ride. I think not.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Can I sit in for Andy Cohen one night and ask the Housewives of Atlanta the questions we all want to ask?
Who pays your bills really?
If you have a house just sitting empty for 10 years; why can't u go in the door?
How much do you get paid per episode?
I guess I should work on my list but I doubt they would let me ask more than one question. Maybe I just email in a bunch of questions and see what happens.
I feel as if they have a disclaimer ala "V": Don't ask any questions that would paint us in a negative light.
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
V Taking A Longer Production Vacation Than Expected?
So check out this link to try and get an idea of what is going on with the show. Very hard to tell, but with all the excitement that the new series has aroused I can only hope they stay on track and give us what we have been wanting.
So as I sit patiently waiting for today to roll around; I was hoping my phone would be able to upgrade to the New Windows Mobile 6.5. What did I get? Nothing?
Technically I have seen nothing from WinMo6.5 all day except reviews that did not have great reviews but I will say any type of improvement would be great with me.
I have stuck with Microsoft through their different phone OS upgrades and I keep looking for the day that they get something slick, fun and quick. Now it seems that if I want something like that I will have to wait until the first quarter of 2010 and then also get a new phone. Thus phone having a price tag that is no joke, seriously.
Okay, just needed a little venting time.
Most people don't care as they have their iPhones and Blackberries or Palm Pre's, but I want my upgrade now.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Let alone the fact that I am doing my best to give up as much sugar as possible. Oh, let me tell you I have not been the chipper, happy, silly Chris that most people see. I have been quite quiet and low energy.
I had some small personal things on my calendar to do this week such as get over to the Lever House of Park Avenue to photograph their new lobby and courtyard. Once the rain stopped and the sun returned yesterday, Sunday the 27th, I thought there would be no better time to get some air and see something new. I always love their exhibits.I was quite happy to see that the seemingly "Hello Kitty" type installation in the courtyard was still there as I had lost my pictures I took of it earlier this year. Some are just standing, some are streaming water out of their eyes.
The outside walls of the lobby for the Lever House are surrounded by phrases mostly dealing with how we deal with each other and certain phrases we should keep in mind when thinking of ourselves and people around the world.I need to return this week to get the actual pictures from inside the lobby as it was Sunday afternoon when I took these pictures and it was all locked up.
What I also saw on my walk up Park Avenue was that the median was full of different animals and sculptures. I grabbed a few more photos to share with you all. Enjoy.
I also thought I would share some of the past installations I have taken photos of at the Lever House.This one was all about the strange angles u would see this almost flat naked bodies at. Distortions and flat to fat to just weird. Strange that this one freaked me out more than the one just below.You have to love the Incredible Hulk. Especially an army of them.
Make it a great Monday.
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