vendredi, janvier 10, 2014

"In New York it would have been easy enough; I could have taken her ice skating, asked her to a movie or the planetarium. But I could scarcely see Saffi Caspersen sniffing glue or drinking beer from paper bags at the playground or doing any of the things that Boris and I did together." 
- The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt

mercredi, janvier 01, 2014

Last night. There was a flurry of velvet and sequins and sparkles. And whiskey smashes and champagne. And dancing to the Arcade Fire, grooving to the Jackson Five, and twirling to Sinatra. We danced on the couch and yelled when favorite songs came on. Happy people and close friends. People I love. And so begins my new year in New York.

lundi, décembre 30, 2013

Not sure why but everything in the coffee shop seems to glow. The roughly polished wooden tables, the couple animatedly talking by the window, the brick walls a mild saturated red. It's a Monday morning but maybe everyone is still on vacation, wondering about what they're going to do for New Year's Eve. 

"Should we go to John and Sarah's tomorrow night?"

"Who else is going?"

It looks like it's going to rain but the weatherman hasn't said anything. Outside it's cloudy and muted, with flags waving at strangers.

I feel happy today.

dimanche, mai 12, 2013

There are these yellow flowers everywhere it seems, throughout Ireland. And it rains a lot, with a smattering of sunshine here and there. On a train right now from Lurgan to Dublin. More yellow flowers, lush green hills and dark clouds even though it's mid afternoon. Got to visit Mikey and his family and it was a great day and a half of immaculate laziness. We caught up over tea with milk and Kitkats and biscuits. 

mardi, janvier 22, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!!!!!!!!!!

jeudi, août 23, 2012

It only took me several months but I've finally got the wallpaper up! I'm slowly getting this place in shape.

Home!

Home!

jeudi, août 02, 2012

Finally sat down to play with processing again. Goal would be to get a decent render resolution for a 4 foot wide poster. Played with render and color settings as well.


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lundi, mai 21, 2012

Hal & Sarah got married in Brooklyn and I was asked to be the unofficial "mingling", drunken wanderer. There was quite a bit of self-imposed pressure but the alcohol helped propel me forward into my duties.

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mercredi, septembre 21, 2011

An autumn house warming.

Light my fire

dimanche, septembre 11, 2011

Hello from Amsterdam. It's about one in the morning, early Monday. Everyone's asleep and I'm in the living room typing in the darkness, listening to George Michael's Cowboys and Angels.

I like this song. I remember first hearing it in the early mornings when dad would drive me to school. I was thirteen, maybe fourteen, and I'd be sprawled out half asleep in the back seat. For some reason or other, the deejay on the radio seemed to love this song, playing it most mornings. The first notes of the piano would break the silence as the song started out, and in the early light I'd stare out the window, and float through the journey to school.

I listen to it because it reminds me of that time with dad. The quiet of my heart in the morning. The pale blue sky. The simplicity of it all.

vendredi, septembre 09, 2011

Europe in several hours. I'm leaving the iPad at home and bringing a physical book instead. An experiment I suppose.

mercredi, juillet 13, 2011

I JUST ORDERED A BIKE!

lundi, juillet 04, 2011

I JUST GOT A DYSON!

dimanche, mars 27, 2011

samedi, mars 19, 2011

lundi, février 14, 2011

best.
valentine's day.
ever.

samedi, février 12, 2011

mercredi, février 02, 2011

Calm breakfast of hot soba with miso and mushrooms amidst a flurry of work and life.

mercredi, janvier 12, 2011

I kinda want to suggest The Magnetic Fields: Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side as the main song. Oh you know what I'm talking about.

mardi, janvier 11, 2011

I wonder if I need to go away again.

dimanche, janvier 09, 2011

I have been advised that we have secured Sundance tickets to Troll Hunter and Beats, Rhymes & Life. Score!

Sidenote: Troll Hunter was actually playing at a local theater when I was in Oslo. However I was worried that I did not understand Norwegian and there would be no English subtitles.
Back in the country after 2 weeks of running around. Brought back pseudo-cheesy t-shirts for the roommates that I'd actually wear. Given the amount of culinary adventuring, I'd guess that I'm twice the size. Gym mother fucker gym. Beefcake baby, beefcake.

It's about six on a Sunday morning and I'm torn between trying to go back to bed, and cleaning up, making breakfast, doing some work. Perhaps I can sort my life out later.

This year has turned out rather interesting to say the least, with its selection of first, second and third courses. Nervous in a good way. Haven't felt like this in a while.

This will be a good year. I can make it so.

vendredi, janvier 07, 2011

Resolutions for 2011

Keep that credit card at home. (Cancel that card?)

Eat mostly fish and vegetables.
Sustainable fish of course.

No more shopping.

No more shopping. You don't need anything else. Do not argue.

Exercise 4 times a week, cardio.

Work during work hours. Focus, do not be distracted.

Buy my own apartment.

Save money.

Buy those shares. Hold.

Floss every day, also gargle.

Stop living beyond my means.

Push-ups every morning.

Go to church.

mercredi, janvier 05, 2011

We stopped by Republic Polytechnic this afternoon for a visit, checking out student portfolios and having a discussion with the department heads about curriculum and internships in interactive technology and arts. That's Uncle Han pre-briefing the team.

Saw some pretty amazing student work, but I think they need to crank up the competition and creativity. Being decent isn't good enough anymore, these students have to want to blow everyone away.