Tuesday, June 03, 2008

New York City - Part II

Coney Island!

I have been a little in love with the Wonder Wheel for quite some time now. I'm not entirely sure why, but it may have something to do with how great it looked in this Beck video and this Tragically Hip video.

Watching them now, about 13 years or so after they were released, makes me wonder why the Wonder Wheel really stood out to me so much, since it was not exactly prominently featured.

Did I mention I got a new camera?!

I just have a thing for ferris wheels I guess, even though they are pretty low on the excitement scale. Unlike the Cyclone!

This was a super fun ride! Roller coasters rarely fail at being fun.

Here is a view from inside the Wonder Wheel:

As some of you may know, I'm also weirdly drawn to carousel horses, despite their creepiness. I mean, they look frozen in terror! Almost as if they are just realizing they are sinking in quicksand!

Speaking of terrifying:

I do not have any idea what is happening there. The shop underneath was not yet open for the season. I mean, it seems like it can be nothing other than legs in cat heads. And I know that's a wave behind it, but my brain sees it at cat head juice. The only way this could even slightly be explained is if the shop sold novelty slippers.

Moving on. Boo!



They missed me! Ee ee. Ee ee.

We also hit up the Staten Island Ferry for some free Statue of Liberty viewing.

It's not as big as you might think it is.

I have no idea what this statue is for. That's just the kind of tourist I am. Snap and bail.

We also hit up Jersey Gardens to do some serious shopping. That's hippo on the E.

This outlet mall was absolutely monstrous. It pretty much killed my legs and feet for the rest of the trip. Thanks mall. But I also got an awesome dress and shoes there. Thanks mall!

   These were in a regular electronics/entertainment kind of store, which sort of blew my mind.

We ate at a 50's diner, because I adore 50's diners.

It was pretty good. The milkshakes were awesome. After about 8 hours or so of shopping, this is how I felt:

End of Part II.

I forgot this one last post!

Monday, May 19, 2008

New York City - Part I

So, let's start with the classics. First up, 30 Rockefeller Center:

And the view of Central Park from, possibly, the 70th floor:

The view sort of collapses under the weight of the smog. Radio City Music Hall was next door.

Next, we hit Times Square, because we felt like we hadn't seen enough advertisements yet.

Or cabs.

Ira Glass and Jenna James. Dare I say... Brains before beauty?


We were lucky enough to end up in Times Square again at night, when it was much more fabulous:

There's a giant Toys R Us in Times Square, so of course we went in, to see the indoor ferris wheel!

I'm not really sure why an indoor ferris wheel would be so exciting, but it really was. See how excited Geoffrey is?

We didn't go on it though, because it was four bucks. We were all "Four bucks to move slowly in a circle? Forget it." So we moved on to My Little Pony.


That totally cracked me up, even though it was almost too clever for its own good.

Speed Racer car!

So pretty. More to come later!   

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Hello New York!

So, I've been in New York City for the past week, hence the lack of posts. Although, I've been slack about posts lately so maybe it seemed normal that nothing had been posted. Anyway, here's one to get you started until I resize some more pictures. And here's some Rizzo, to tide Windrider over!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008


There's really not much happening worth "reporting" on. So here's a picture from around 1998 of my hamster, Sussex. Check out his ripped ear!

When I moved my mom took care of him and taught him how to pee in a container to cut down on cage cleaning!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Just One of the Reasons I Hate Sharing a Desk at Work

I don't like pig figurines to start with. I especially hate pig figurines where the pigs are made to wear human clothes and/or act like humans. Although, I don't recall ever being in a conga line.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Where's the Flood?

I realize this is a crappy photo, but I was taking it on the sly from far away. For some reason this really depresses me. The person wearing these pants is not insanely tall or anything, so I don't imagine these pants are the result of long pants being a hard-to-find item. I can find them, so this person can too. I think the reason I find this so depressing, is because this photo kind of sums up the people I have to work with. As if they are so dim that  it has never occurred to them that this looks awful and must be uncomfortable as well. You just want to scream in their face "What's wrong with you?!" I mean, these pants are clearly too short for you.

Wise up.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Happy Anydays!

So here's the finished product. I'm guessing the point of it was just for fun and awesomeness.

I think the original tube is there to hold wires or something, and some dude just decided to Christmas it up, and went all out, turning it into performance art of some sort. Whatever the reason, it looks awesome. Thanks Santa!