Monday, September 28, 2009

So close, and yet...

Well, this'll learn me not to leave the house without a camera.

On my way to work Sunday, as I approached the office building, I noticed lots of people standing around in business suits. On Sunday. Then I saw the cameras. Lots of cameras. And then there was the "bullet-riddled" red car sitting in front of the office building on Wall Street. They must be filming something! Cool. But oh, then there are MORE cameras INSIDE the lobby of the building. Weird. Are they filming in here too? The answer was yes. But they who? Oh, just Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. Nobody major...

After I'd been at work a couple hours, they nearly virtually locked us down while they were actually filming in the building. Then after a while, it was all done, and by the time I left, there was no sign of anything.

Thanks to the powers of IMDB, I figure they were working on this movie. So close to finally seeing a celebrity in New York, and yet so eight floors away.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

There's no place like home

When I got home tonight, I wondered why the Empire State Building was red.

Stupid camera. It looks more orange than red.

And then, as if on cue, the talking heads on the news told me. Got any guesses?

If you said that it's the 70th anniversary of the Wizard of Oz, you'd be correct. (Although actually, my "research" shows me it was released in August 1939). But apparently the movie was re-released in some theaters to commemorate the anniversary, and there's a new high-def DVD of the movie coming out on the 29th. So I'm not exactly sure why they chose the 24th to light up the Empire State Building, but hey, happy anniversary Wizard of Oz!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Night lights

Over Labor Day weekend, my parents came up to visit. It was a good time, as always. Took them to some good restaurants, Mom and I slipped away from the guys for a while to go shoe shopping, drove allllll the way out Long Island for Macaroni Grill, only to find it ceased to exist... But one of the highlights of the trip was a Harbor Lights cruise. It left around 7, cruised down the Hudson River, past the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Staten Island, Governor's Island, and then turned up the East River past Brooklyn, going underneath the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges, and just up to Queens and then turned around and did it all backwards. It was really, really neat. I wish I could've gotten better photos, but it can be a tad difficult to get photos of lights that aren't blurry when you're on a moving boat.

This one was taken by my dad on the boat

Once again, I've given up loading photos to blogger 5 at a time and backwards. Here they are on Flickr. Enjoy!

Friday, September 11, 2009

I'm a designtographer!

It is not so intimidating for all five of your blog readers to see your photos. A couple thousand, on the other hand, just a little bit.

Just try to ignore the garish ads. It's the photo I'm getting at. Look familiar? Now if that makes the Top 10 tomorrow, that would totally make my day.

ETA: You've gotta be kidding me!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

So says the stars

I'm not into the whole horoscope thing, but occasionally when I have to do the page they're on, I'll read mine. Today's made me laugh.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Don't hesitate to respond to demands being made on your leadership qualities; you function best when things are placed on your shoulders. You're a doer who knows how to get things done.

With our art director out, I'm holding down (or at least attempting to hold down) the fort at work. I worked 11 hours today, and about to go to bed "early" to do it again tomorrow. I've been doing my normal page load, in addition to putting together a marketing magazine, overseeing a 12-page fashion supplement, continuing the "photo editor" gig, preparing for ... something you'll see soon ... and today had a few other random things thrown at me last-second.

But don't think I'm complaining, because I'm not. I love being needed. And it's been a long time since I've been "in charge," and it feels good. I'm sure I'll be ready for the break when things go back to normal, but for now, it's ...


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Just a thought

I think it's saying something when your dog — who will eat Lord knows what off the ground outside, from cupcake wrappers to chicken bones — absolutely will not eat a piece of raw carrot.