The Bird in Flight
Entries from April 2006
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So I wasn't originally going to post this, but what the hey. My 3rd gen iPod's battery had been wearing down after two years of use, and so I put in a new battery. It was a little scary of course, but really in the end it was pretty easy. My old battery probably could've lasted another 1-2 years, but this one actually is higher capacity than my old one, so I thought what the hey. I've been actually very happy with the performance, and for less than $20 on ebay... Gotta love it. Click here or on the above image to see it full size.
Remember when Kevin posted the ferris wheel picture? This was what I was shooting at probably the same time... Not really my best shot from the night, but it looks cool. Would you want to ride that crazy thing? Click here or on the photo above for a larger version.
Another Lomo-ized shot, this time from the Central Park Zoo's penguin exhibit. I was fascinated by the phrase, "watch me, watch me, on the sea's great stage..." Kiran was mocking my fascination with taking pictures of words, but I can't deny the power that the written word has over me.
I've been to the big apple before, but this trip was actually a momentous occasion... for my car. It joins the small group of cars that have driven through both Los Angeles and New York City. How cool is that? At least one police officer in NYC gave my car a funny look after seeing its california license plate. She probably hasn't seen a whole lot of those.
So how did my car end up in new york, anyways? Funny you would ask. Kiran and I had booked a bus that left Virginia Beach at 1am, which we managed to miss due to them running out of seats. So we headed back to Norfolk (thanks to Amit who drove us to and from the bus station, 2x 30min roundtrips!), and drove up at 2am, arriving in new york at 9:30am. We parked the car, dropped off our bags at the hotel, and proceeded to tear up the town. Won ton noodle soup for lunch in Chinatown, and I mistook the Met Museum of Art for the MOMA, a mistake that cost us some 40 blocks of walking... The central park zoo was very cool, something I never knew was even there. The MOMA was awesome, although I probably spent 80% of my time there in the photography exhibits. I don't think I know how to really appreciate the rest just yet.
And the reason we went in the first place, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones played at the BB King lounge one 42nd street. It was a killer concert. By the end of the day though, we had been up for 40 hours with only maybe 3-4 hours of scattered naps, and as such we were too tired the next day for anything but the drive home.
Anyways, Kevin beat me to post #100! Congrats to our blog for 100 entries, and here's to the next 200.