Sunday, December 21, 2014

nylon goodness (holiday edition)

i was fortunate to squeeze in a december trip to londontown and quite happy as i haven't been in london for the festive season in a while. good times with friends was had.

day one morning wandering bright (red)-eyed and
bushy-tailed exploring old haunts
catching up with my boys, tim and alex in a grotto
wild mushroom croquettes with pine needle salt at grain store
when in kings x - platform 9 3/4
paul smith (maximo park) and peter brewis (field music)
at st. giles in the field
hauser & wirth (london) for pipilotti rist

Monday, December 15, 2014

highs and lows

up at 4am gmt to see the results of the niners and warriors games. as the niners' post-season hopes end by their bitter rivals, the seahawks, talk will be spreading over coach harbaugh. i still can't but see the parallels to fnl's coach taylor. after a disappointing season, scrutiny arises and he is off to work his magic at east dillion. will this be habaugh's demise upon the conclusion of this season? then i think how spoiled we've been for the past three years prior to this lackluster season. in 2010 we would have admired this record at .500 but us fans got greedy. we have been in the playoffs for the past 3 years and that included our first loss at a super bowl. 

(Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE/Getty Images)
to make myself feel better i marvel at the warriors continuing streak. how long can it go? it seems like these boys never say die and their rookie coach kerr are keeping grounded deflecting talk about matching the 96' bulls' 72 game winning season.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

the streak lives

(Photo: Kyle Terada, Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)
in honesty i tko'ed by the half. the woes of a west coast-hearted dubs fan on the east coast. i did wake up at 2am to see they had won convincingly. i was afraid the streak would be put to the test by the rockets, but the boys pulled it out in the final minutes. another test up next against the mavs. 

p.s. vote for the splash brother and company for the all star game. 

Monday, December 8, 2014

max richter at bowery ballroom

when i saw that max richter was playing bowery, i had to hop to it. he'd played at lpr a few months back and missed out. it was an interesting choice to play bowery, as richter probably plays symphony concert halls. last night the bowery felt like a recital hall. i always like it when artists play unorthodox venues. i really like church concerts. so last night's show was a treat.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

congrats dubs!

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12 in a row!!!! i felt like bad luck last time they were close to breaking that franchise record. dubs pulled it off and we go for #13 tomorrow against the t-wolves.

Saturday, December 6, 2014


weirdly in the past year, i've found two ids in my neighborhood. both times i have been able to contact the owners with a simple search on google and return the ids to them. it is funny how just a few decades ago you might have just mailed it back. the thing with ids in new york is that almost always it's out of state. florida and new jersey in my cases. so it's best to return in person since they most likely live in the nabe. florida simply thanked me and went on her merry way, but tonight jersey gave me the above which was way too sweet. i did find her id with her bank card and a good amount of cash soaked from the rain. i thought it was too much but she said:

"noooooo you deserve it. I didn't know how to thank you. have a good night tooo!! thank you!!"

i think about florida and her simple thanks compared to tonight. sometimes i think a gesture to get coffee would have been nice. if you can believe, i once found some keys and returned them as well. that time there was a flash drive attached so contacting was easy and he offered to meet at a bar with promise of a drink. no drink but a relieved thank you. all in all i believe karma works. if i ever lose my id, i trust my stored up karma will serve me well. heck just call me amelie.
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