Mirage

For anyone that is lucky enough to have seen The Beatles – Love by Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas, this will bring those awesome images back with goosebumps.

For those that aren’t as lucky, the album is still pretty awesome.

Really wish I can go back and re-live the show. It still plays at the Mirage in Las Vegas.

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Pink Floyd

So, word on the street is that Pink Floyd is releasing an album in, oh, 48 days.

!!!!

For those of you that don’t know, that is my all-time favorite band. I’m trying not to get too excited – it’s all instrumental and, well, they’re fucking old. But it’ll be great to listen to something new and familiar.

Edge of Eternity

I know I still haven’t gotten to the writing, but I hope for now you won’t hate me if I just share little pieces of my life.

1) The work digs.

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Now, xAd requires a selfie for the website. This isn’t the one I used, but it makes me feel like less of an asshole for this drunken office selfie here. Laugh. See if I care!!!!

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Honestly, I can’t complain. Sure, I stay late sometimes. Mostly it’s because I just want to learn. The people are great, and the work is fun. So much free food and anything else you really want during a given weekday (or weekend if you fancy coming in and getting a beer!) My day goes like this:

I wake up.

I go on a run.

I get some Stumptown coffee across the street.

I have breakfast.

I bike either to work or to the L train, depending on my mood.

I take the ‘burg bridge to LES and all the way up to 401 Park Avenue South and then I work!! or…

I take the L to the Uptown 6 and then I work!

That’s about the only part of my day that’s fixed. The rest is really anyone’s guess 🙂

2) Ok, so this might be a bit mean, but this guy was definitely somehow asking for it.

Seen on the L train (at 430 AM):

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3) And now, for the big news. I’ve been awaiting this day for 2 years. And it’s HEEEERRREEEEEE!!!! I really hope it’s good.

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Century Trilogy nearly complete.

That’s about it for today.

P.S.: it rained this morning and it was glorious. Autumn!!!!

#19: Go to a Yankee Game + New York City on 9/11

The day was September 11th, and I couldn’t imagine a better way to spend it. The Yankees were hosting the Rays, and I couldn’t wait to take the 4 train and see The Captain in action one last time. “Dehhh-rek-Jeee-terrrr!”

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Yankee Stadium sure is nice. Lovin’ the #2 flags, too!

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The Yankees took it upon themselves to get zero hits in the first 7 1/3 innings. And then, down by 2 in the bottom of the 9th on September 11th, Chris Young did THIS:

http://m.mlb.com/video/v36169153

And, really, I’m very glad they won. A win meant that I got to listen to this wonderful song – played after every Bronx-Bomber victory:

I’ll miss The Captain, even though he plays for a team I love to hate, but this day was about New York. And then some. Way to go, Yanks. I thoroughly enjoyed the “USA” chants throughout the ballgame.

Some people might not know this, but during the entire week of every September 11th since 2001, the night sky has been dressed with something beautiful and somber in one. I, for one, really enjoy seeing it. Even though it makes me sad.

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#9: Check Out a Manhattan Speakeasy

Last Wednesday, I got a pleasant surprise when a friend of mine came to visit from San Diego. Sure, I didn’t sleep that night. And I slept 3 hours the night after. But hey, we had a blast!

Several boroughs and neighborhoods both nights, and one of them happened to take care of my #9!! Apotheke is a wonderful speakeasy – my favorite.

A $21 cocktail later… oh I’d rather not get into it.

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WFH

So, I wasn’t feeling too great last night and decided to work from home today. A very opportune time for them internets to break down, of course…

I guess I “had to” find a coffee shop to work in.

Thankfully, there is an absolutely wonderful little coffee shop one block away from home – the Den. Great drip coffee, tasty lattes, free copies of the WSJ, and – perhaps best of all – a view of the Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and Manhattan bridges. Also the Freedom Tower.

I love this town 🙂

 

P.S.: When I look for coffee around my place, I find:

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