Saturday, December 20, 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Chase in Hartford

Living the dream.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

Driving to Salisbury, MD

Watching mean girls on the tour bus is bearable if you make some drum and bass the sound track.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Richmond, VA at 5:30 am

This wouldn't be bad if we didn't have to GET OFF THE BUS.

Monday, September 22, 2008

just ICE

This is my bus ticket. I'm going to Greenville, SC from New York. I
should get in around 3pm tomorrow.


Monday, September 8, 2008

my 6am call

Click to enlarge.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Cell phone freakout

This man could not get cell phone service on the one train from 200 street to 125th. Mind you, this is only a 10 minute train ride, but this brother could barely contain his frustration about the situation.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Can you draw?

Make your own Jackson Pollock.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


And here is a start to the flood of links.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

My Challenge to my Father

I have officially challenged my father to a pushup contest. He will lose. Keep looking for updates on when this will go down. He first has to accept.

The challenge is who can do the most pushups after 6 weeks of training through this website I found through

The website for the training schedule is at

Sunday, July 6, 2008


Originally uploaded by enjoysleep
The little old ladies love les mis because they are drunk from the wine tours.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

This is the only thing

That is making me laugh.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

go to jersey, bondo, sand, repeat

This is my life.  It involves a lot of bondo and being covered in saw dust.

I think there was a night of drinking and a diner somewhere in the middle of my trips to Jersey.

Yay load in tomorrow.

To my mother who is reading this: 

A load in is when you load in the materials needed (lights, sounds, etc) into a theater to make the show work.  Sorry I haven't been responding to all your facebook comments.  Please JUST TEXT ME.  It's a lot easier for me to respond as well.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

my hair is now short

This is what happens when you let a dominican in the bronx cut your
hair. He does it the only way he knows how to.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

been a long day

Building boxes.

Find big trunks.

Fat kitty.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Recharged yet tired/sick.

After seeing 'love, janis' down in NJ, I strangely feel like I have a sinus/ear infection.

As a side note, I saw blue man and frunzbrunta this week. Its been very enjoyable for a number of reasons. One being a picture of me and a friend looking up at a mirrored ceiling in the back of a limo.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Switching trains

I have mastered the art of trying to find the shortest/fastest way to get from point a to b.

On the weekends, I have found that the one train from 207 to 72nd then the 2 or 3 train (which runs express to times square suit me quite well.

On weekdays, it is the A express from 207 to 59th (because I get a seat) then transfer to the B or D to rockafeller center makes my 1 block walk to work quite easy.

This new fascination for finding alternate routes comes out of my frustration that I have been spending a good 7.5 to 13 hours a week riding the subway just to work. This does not include pleasure trips out to queens or going out to eat. It is no longer a simple A/B plan, but on average 2-3 trains are in play.

This all may seem a little crazy but saving 10 to 20 minutes both ways can save me anywhere from 2.5 to 5 hours a week if the trains are going slow.

If you ever come to visit, you will see what I mean.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Day one of photo a day

Inspired by some random youtube video, I will start this 'arm length photo a day' thing to see how long I can keep it up.

One day down.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Two trumpets

And he's playing harmony with himself.

Friday, February 22, 2008

It's snowing, for real now

I woke up to see 2 inches outside my window. Yay almost wisconsin weather.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Home again

After a night on the town with my boys, I think i'm going to take it easy tonight and relax.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Broke fi broke

Qoute of the day:

"Its not about that 70/30 stuff, we do it 50/50." - Guy talking about how he pays for dinner with his girlfriend when they go out to McDonalds tonight.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

It actually snowed today

Sunday was just the warm up for what to be is the craziest snow i've seen since I got out here.

Needless to say it doesn't compare to how we roll in WI, but it is still more than most New Yorkers expected today.

Qoute of the day

"My family had to move because of white people. Then we have 'My family had to move because of super white people.' How can you not call that a musical theatre moment."

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Its snowing, alot.

After going through weeks of 45 degree days, we finally have our first real snow storm that i've seen this winter.

It is really funny to see all the snow covered people freaking out.

I heard someone in passing call this a blizzard as well.

Friday, February 8, 2008

DDR makes me smile

I have many things that make me happy and my new toy is definitely one of those things.

There is also a secret language that 14 year olds have. The easiest way to explain it is that it uses a series of hand gestures and head knods/bobs to communicate emotions while saying 'he said this, she did that'. I wasn't listening to the conversation because I was listening to some radiohead but it went something like this:

Girl1- happy, excited, unsure, confused
Girl2-clarifying, reassuring, excited, questioning
Girl1-surprised, unsure, understanding, reassuring

I decided to take out my headphones at this point and they were talking about shampoo.

Shallom Shabbos. My 1/32 bit of jew comes out on friday to celebrate.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

I heart tourists that walk slow

Something about walking through times square when I get off work has made me want to listen to Wilco for the ride home... Its either that or the eternal sunshine soundtrack.

In any case, I have gotten better at pissing off taxi drivers by unnecessarily crossing when they have a green light, thus causing all the sheep to follow and stop mid cross and debate their path. Its as if tourists have never crossed a street before and must rely on others for assistance.

I do not mind asking about trains or where to get tickets for shows, but the rhetorical questions of 'if I want to go to a higher numbered street, would I go up or downtown?' The other thing that really annoys me is when I have headphones in and people still try to talk to me.

Headphones = I really don't want to be bothered.

Lastly, if you ever want me to call you again, you should probably text me your cell phone number. My phone got lost and I remember very few of them by heart.

A new new home

Since moving out of the hostel, my life has been mostly work with the occasional visit from a friend or basement rave.

The video is still not done, but its fairly close to completion.

Above is the view out my window. If you are from La Crosse, you should know what the picture on the right is.

Monday, January 28, 2008

A starbucks and two redbulls

The easiest way to comb through the last few days is to Tarentino it and go backwards.

With a sleepless night and coffee/two redbull day, I find that caffine has become a short term fiend to me.

The video has come a long way and we called in some help to sift through all the video of meatloaf and wizard of oz that our musical director has worked on in the past.

I woke up this morning not hung over from the night before. Sarah was gracious enough to let me sleep in her bed while she took the couch. I would not have minded the couch if it wasn't a love seat, but it was.

She took me to the train line that was preschool to the manhatten lines. I transfered lines and made it back on the bus from Boston to Manhatten. I met a harvard law student on the way back and enjoyed having an intellectual conversation about contract law and equity.

Having time to come home and go straight to work, I did not eat dinner and ate some fruit and a piece of pita to tide myself over.

Started work, edited video, drank a coffee at midnight after some amazing film footage was taken. Got a kosher dinner and left for home at 4ish. I remember falling asleep at 6 something.


Today was my day of production meetings and taping interviews. I won't go into depth about our innerworkings, but I called a lot of theaters.

The day flew by and it soon was Shabbos. My information about the ride from Manhatten to boston was incorrect and I did not learn this till late afternoon.

I deposited my check, got food, and took a cab during rush hour to past chelsea. Got to boston at 10:15 and meet up at a bar.

They had a mechanical bull in the middle of this night club, which made for constant drunken entertainment throughout the night.


Nothing special besides having dinner with emily and seeing her cats from back home (I mean the tabby type, not the friends kind). I really like her cats.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Act of God.

Sometimes you don't try for things

I feel as if I might be falling for someone. I told myself that this wasn't going to happen this soon, but it might have occured.

Do to issues I won't get into, I can't have exactly what I want. I am trying to figure out if what I want and what I need are the same thing.

As of now, the answer is yes.

Side note: My desk is the second image as it stands currently.

Monday, January 21, 2008

How would you like your water?

Boiled, tap, or bottled.

Only in NY.

The F train

So today I decided to go to church on sunday. Coney Island was my destination, but it got dark and I decided against that choice.
I also finished my book. That is part of the real reason for going back.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Good morning kitten

Shusha was my alarm clock today.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Explaining the below posts

This is what happens when you leave yourself logged into your boss's gmail account and he can't figure out why he's receiving your email.

I would delete the posts, but I find it humorous.

Jazz standard

So my house mate emily convinced me to go see the Maria Schieder Orchestra. It was worth it. The show was by far some of the best live jazz I've ever seen.

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Take 2

How many times can you describe a picture 'So this one time, when I wasn't wearing pants on the subway...'

Good morning monday.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Saturday pantless subway mania

Over 1000 people gathered yesterday to participate in the yearly pantless subway ride.

Here are some of the pictures I took.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

A new home

Things are well, and I am enjoying the guest house and the kitties.

I have a full time job now with a production company that will be mounting a show for Broadway by May 1.

I am content.