"I copy that" is walkie-talkie talk for - I understand, will do, gotcha, ok, alright, yup, uh-huh, and much more depending on the inflection of the voice.
Monday, December 18, 2006
you can tell me to blog more, I'll listen.
$850 Bedroom in Exceptional Apartment
Private room with a good closet, large window, and hardwood floors.
Located in a 3 bedroom, 2 full baths Apt.
* Inviting foyer and sitting room
* Spacious, bright, clean, kitchen
* Enormous, sunny, luxurious, living room; complete with 36-inch flat panel HD TV, DVD, Digital Cable, surround sound, couches, plants and artwork.
* Wireless Cable Internet
* Quiet back porch
* Two young, artistic, professional, quirky, friendly, clean roommates, (One Male and One Female)
-Optional Bed and frame, dresser
* Up-and-coming Greenpoint, Brooklyn
* Easy access to the G train at Nassau
* Pleasant walk to the L train at the Bedford stop
* Walking distance to a Supermarket and Laundromat
* Many unique stores and restaurants
* Wide selection of deliverable cuisines
* Blocks from multiple parks
* Extremely convenient parking
* Neighborhood feeling
Pictures - http://flickr.com/photos/icopythat/sets/46215/ (I'll put some newer shots up tomorrow, but this gives the feeling)
At least 6 month stay. Available January 1st.
Please respond with a brief self-description, be creative and honest.
Friday, December 08, 2006
I figure the only people left reading, are those that automatically click my link, family members, or people who are google-stalking me.
welcome google-stalkers, don't be ashamed... hopefully you have an unending crush on me and will soon find my home address and send me gifts.
as for the rest of you, I appologize once again. I have many a blog post in my head... and I may just write them soon.
but only if you ask nicely.
in the meantime - I did this.
Friday, November 17, 2006
I watched the Daily Show just now and saw an idiot interview him. My new favorite "journalist" (quotes included) is Glenn Beck. Please watch this embarrassing short clip.
oh, oh, oh - don't worry about Iraq, Glenn has looked into the good side of the things that have happened in Iraq - amazing. "Virtually no one had even HEARD of a cell phone..." amazing.
thank you for telling us the REAL story in two minutes and 40 seconds.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
I went to a cast party. I got home, late, but still early enough so that I could get some sleep to pick up my sister in the morning. on my answering machine I found a few frantic messages from my mother and sister. She had been waiting for many hours at the airport.
Yesterday was my sister's birthday. I had planned an internet blitz - a full onslaught of birthday wishes. I wanted it to be in the middle of the day. I took a nap. I forgot.
My sister is a great human, and even better sister. I'm sorry for late birthday wishes, Pondie. Please forgive me.
Sunday, November 12, 2006
shall we go back in time? we shall.
At this point in time last year I was in Argentina and then Paraguay with my brother. Whoh, it was back then that I realized I wanted to be a photojournalist... weird.
Tookie died and I shot Ashcroft.
I had a really good weekend, full of photos, fun, and a girl that didn't work out.
I was annoyed by things. including the Metro Strike.
I went home for Christmas.
There was new years and the immediate trip to hawwaii in my tux.
I bought my baby.
People took their pants off in the subway. and all of the traffic that happened after.
I realized I was from brooklyn.
I told you what some of my friends on my side bar are and how I know them and so on.
I made the switch for most of my internet names from seanich to icopythat.
I had jury duty.
I went on a bachelor party to Las Vegas... and I can't tell you anything.
I went to italy and some other places.
I had to clean out/kick out our cute but severely depressed roommate.
I went to my brother's prom.
June was nice, and easy... june was a good month full of jobs and games. July was not as cool.
August... August was a blur. there was the spear dance party and midnight madness and office pirate shooting. And the wedding - which I don't even have a post about... weird.
In september I went to LA, and it seems I took more photos than wrote. But I did write a bit about my photography.
I went to the ... life changing... ? ... Eddie Addams Workshop. I only use the question mark because it hasn't been very long yet, but I feel like I learned more in one weekend than I could have in a year of grad school.
I thought I would write a novel this month, but I didn't. I did have a little internet fame, though.
Right now I am getting over a cold during the rain (6 out of the last 7 days) writing on my new powerbook.
There is a lot of stuff I want to do over this next year. I'll let you know when it happens. I'll try to write more of it down too, it seems that I just take a lot of pictures and use that as my visual diary. So, keep checking flickr too, and I'll make sure that you are up to date.
Monday, November 06, 2006
Internet bulletin boards are hilarious. This is the best one I have been to because you don't actually have to sift through all of the idiots to get some good points and conversations - as you are reading you can vote on the comments, essentially hiding the dumb ones. You can change your reading preferences and and the comments that enough other people have voted for will change what you read.
anyway, as of right now, 27,406 people have viewed the photograph. (it goes up by about 200 every 5 minutes.)
Here is the photo page.
Here is the digg page.
enjoy, post an angry comment if you like. Mostly one hating me would be the best. I'm easy to hate.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
it runs aperture faster than my desktop.
it has one of those video camera iSight thingies. (seanich) on IM for those of you who are interested... I don't usually go on it anymore, but I may again.
I'm selling the old one, I don't know for how much yet.
Sunday, October 29, 2006
"National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30."
what this also reminds me is that it has been two years of blogging soon. Man, I'm old.
The problems I encountered before- I am not a good writer... no, that's not fair... I'm... not... "good". no, that didn't come out well either...
I do not develop good characters.
there we go.
I am more of a Vonnegutish style writer, so I am going to write like that... by "that" I mean, "any damn way I feel". I am just going to try and get the words out and then see what happens
So, this year it is going to start off with a series of observations - because I do that well. I observe. I punctuate how I think> maybe I'll even start making up some of my own+
moving on (I have to figure out how to separate my thoughts... a line? a star? number? ... I am very form orientated)> I am going to dork out here for a second>
I love the new feature in firefox that checks the spelling as you type in a web browser - as I am typing now there is a red line under "vonnugutish" and "firefox". if I "ctrl+click" on the word I am given spelling options. loutishness's and Firefox are the first options, respectively.
this is a god send for poor spellers like myself. Maybe I'll show you my childhood tests someday.
(that's sort of classy and not used very often... maybe that is a good separater (I don't think "separater" is a word... my firefox spell check doesn't think so.))
apple came up with a new upgrade for its professional photography software, aperture. it fixes a bunch of things, like the file storage problem I was having. it's a lot of work, but I finally may have all of my photos in one place and immediately searchable.
I am getting a new computer. anyone want this one? It's really good, it just doesn't run aperture> and I need it to run it when I am on the road or in "the field". So, I am upgrading to the brand spankin' new MacBookPro. It came out (and I bought it) on tuesday. it comes next week.
I don't think people who buy Dells get this excited.
This was my stretching for writing... I may make it this year. 462 words.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
I'm back from the eddie adams workshop... no, my body is back - my mind is still somewhere upstate. It was one of the more intense weekends I have ever had. I am having a great deal of difficulty explaining it - it is sort of like the Sundance of photography - a learning and teaching and shooting weekend that has brought every major photographer to the barn in the last 19 years.
I mean, seriously. every famous photo that has moved you - that photographer was at the workshop at some time, probably multiple times.
It wasn't only about photojournalism, it was about the industry as a whole.
needless to say, I haven't even really gone through my photos, this is just one that I liked right now, it was taken at the monticello track. I was on the "sports" team with Bill Frakes as my leader. if you don't know who he is, google him, he is the top sports photographer in the world.
I have averaged about 3 hours of sleep a night for the past five days.
Monday, October 02, 2006
I really don't like going into it more than that... it just isn't a place for me, I knew that most of all riding in my taxi back to my apartment and saw the skyline of manhattan.
I was gone a long time - and I needed to be away from new york, but I learned LA wasn't it either. I will go back because there are some great people and great opportunities.
Everyone drives in LA. Now, I grew up like that... I guess, but it is different in LA, it is part of the culture, it's dumb.
The "scene" is a big deal. Who, where, and what you are matters, it is the way that things get done.
It is one of two major cities that are built around one thing. LA is only about the "biz" the entertainment industry. everyone works either in it, or for someone who is in it. Lawyers are entertainment lawyers, accountants are film/tv accountants, dentists whiten and straighten actors teeth, car salesmen are screenwriters, and so on. The other place is Las Vegas.
Girls are different. Beautiful, hot, tanned and toned... but, different. They are all, obviously, in the biz - but it is something else too. compared to NY girls they are very... smooth, like something you touch and caress while new york girls have more ... substance? something you can grab on to, something with attitude. I don't mean to be mean, it is just what I experienced most of the time - there are always exceptions to the rule. oh, and they wear high heels all of the time, because they can.
People get J-walking tickets. Seriously. Plural.
It is warm and sunny. I know this may be obvious, but I really like the seasons - it is jacket time here, I love it, the smells, so good.
that's it for now. I missed driving my vespa, skateboarding, cabs, good food - OH, food, seriously, FOOD... it is bad out there - unless you are only eating mexican or hamburgers. Why is that? Why wouldn't there be good restaurants everywhere? so weird. I missed sleeping on a bed, the familiar noises - there are new york noises and minnesota noises - I didn't get used to LA noises.
I'm sorry for this odd posting, I'm just trying to purge all of this stuff so that I can categorize it and move on and come back to LA in January with a clear, good head.
I need a vacation. maybe that is what today will be, a one day vacation. then I get to start planning for the eddie adams workshop... this means creating a portfolio, which is sort of a big deal, and packing. Now, this may not sound like a lot, but I am categorizing a lot of things into "packing and portfolio". like clearing off two hard drives, with hundreds of thousands of photos, organizing those photos and choosing, printing and binding them into a kick ass presentation. I also need to buy boots. I am very excited by this - all of it - but the boots part is very exciting.
I don't shop. I hate it... I think it is just the part that I am spending money on things that I will someday have to replace. So, the things I DO enjoy buying are things that will last a long time, or I will use a great deal. Things like my computer, or camera, or vespa, or bike, or bed.
Growing up, I went canoeing for a month or so every year - I would need to shop for the things that would need to keep me alive, literally. My paddle, leatherman/gerber, boots, and rain jacket were the most important. I spent hours on each of these things. My mother loves to shop - she hates to shop for these sort of thing, it was funny how that worked out.
I still have my boots and jacket from 10 years ago. They are still awesome. I have lost or broken a paddle and knife or two, but they were good purchases. My new boots need to fill another purpose - they need to be flexible, comfortable, and waterproof. These are new categories, so I need new boots.
anyway, weird post, maybe I'll write another.
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
One photograph of you. One paragraph about where you are. Another about where you are going. A third about how you got here. Three of your favorite photographs.
Where am I? Literally - LA, which is a change for me. Usually I am in NYC, but now I am working pre-production on a play. This leads me to the figurative part. I am in change, in flux, open to trying anything that looks exciting. I do really well with tangible goals and a loose set of rules. I make money by taking actors' headshots, photos for theaters, and other random events. I love making things through observing and documenting - I have found a perfect fit with photojournalism by combining my skills and ambitions.
I want to get paid to document things, hopefully important, life changing and challenging things - but day to day, exciting, and beautiful things is just as much fun... so, I guess I'm going to do that... I just don't know how.
I think my path here is a little different than everyone else's. I grew up in Minnesota and learned to love the theater, performing, and the outdoors. I went to school at Connecticut College and graduated with a degree in theater and a minor in everything and nothing. I loved to travel and move and build and discuss and read and anything else I could think of. I worked at a theater school, I worked as a producer on a music documentary in PA, I temped (secretary, receptionist, data entry, whatever), I moved to NYC and directed some shows, was a carpenter, and then I worked on Film and TV for a couple years... then I started playing with a camera. I saw my friends pay over a grand for mediocre photos and realized I could do that better. I bought an DSLR and taught myself how to use it and used flickr as my classroom. I saw an art exhibit on Pulitzer winning photos, made some friends with AP photographers and they pointed me in the direction of the workshop.
My favorite photographs change with my mood. Being in LA this shot taken at the standard pool in hollywood after a long evening explains the lifestyle.
click here to see it bigger.
This shot was the first time I captured mood and movement with a camera and will probably always be a favorite for that reason -
This last shot was a BBQ in Asuncion, Paraguay. There were wood coals he was burning with the exhaust of a vacuum. The father is an air traffic controller and that is why he is wearing the uniform. The other man was someone they hired to cook the meat so that the father could be with the family.
I'm looking forward to learning a great deal from everyone at the workshop - you can ask anyone I know, I've been talking about this for months. My professional site isn't as well kept up or as professional as it should be, but I do post random things fairly frequently to my flickr account. And if you are feeling extra internet-y you can find me on myspace and facebook and friendster.
See you soon,
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
I've realized the long living blogs have a clear purpose or through line - I shall do that with this.
I am going to give chad updates about once a week, where I am, what I'm doing, and links to pictures. I think I am going to start a photoblog where I actually comment on the stories of my pictures, which will be different than flickr, we'll see.
As for now? whew. LA is a scene. sunny scene.
I arrived, watched a 300 dollar haircut, went to a band rehearsal then to work on the gallery space and party. Friday was all preping for the release party, and then having said party. Saturday was about spending time in a pool. Sunday was social - tea, and traveling around to venice. Where I spent my monday surfing and skateboarding and then back to west hollywood for drinking.
Now I start organizing my photos, and producing a play.
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Friday, August 25, 2006
Monday, August 21, 2006
the former. photos photos photos.
the wedding was absolutely wonderful. some photos are here. more are here. (I am having trouble uploading them all)
then I shot some theater, girls, improv everywhere, girls, going away parties (two), girls, and the most well documented bbq ever... I have only posted photos from when I have gotten paid.
I got more sleep as an amateur.
Monday, August 07, 2006
On friday afternoon I traveled to connecticut for the "spear dance party". It is a house in the middle of the woods with a dance floor and tent. I danced until 3 in the morning. We then had a large slumber party where little more than 2 hours sleep was had on the floor. In the morning there was clean up, which turned into afternoon of playing with water and food. I hitched a ride with Jonah down to the hudson river and got on a train back to the city and napped a half hour. The responsible thing would have been to get some sleep. I went bike shopping. The first store I went to was closed, so I had to find another. I test rode a bike and purchased it. I went home and napped for an hour - It was now 9:30 pm (3.5 hours sleep). I went to midnight madness.
at 10 pm on Saturday I arrived at 11th ave between 14 and 15 in that little park. I was exhausted. The game started. (the game is a combination scavenger hunt and problem solving puzzle for a team) I became in charge of the scavenger hunt part of the game. now... I thought I wanted to go into details of the game, but I am too tired and need to do other things, so I will sum up what I did by location. I stayed in the park for an hour or two, went to 20th btw 10th and 11th for a few hours, went to starlight diner on 34th and 9th for an hour went to the pennies (I have no idea where that was... wow.) I worked on this problem for about 4 hours all around the place - got held up on 18th btw 9th and 10th. went to 23rd and 11th for an hour, then back to game control on 20th for the rest of the game. There I became friends with "game control" the creators of the game and worked hard to get our team as much information as possible. we were in the lead for the last half of the game and got stuck on the last clue. we came in second at approximately 2:00 in the afternoon.
I then watched "my super ex-girlfriend" after a shower in a hotel work out spa. I tried to watch "pirates" but I was falling asleep. I biked back to my house and passed out at 9:30 pm.
that's a 57 hour period with 3 and a half hours of sleep.
Now I have 4 photo shoots, a wedding, and rehearsal dinner this week.
AND poison ivy on my feet, I just want to go back to bed for a while.
Friday, August 04, 2006
I'm working on the skateboarding right now. The lesson I learned last night was to be careful when skating home at night while drunk. I am very good at falling - I think it was all of the prat-falls I did in highschool and tumbling in russia.
tomorrow I am going to connecticut for the annual "spear dance party". any one want to come?
Saturday is Midnight Madness, the best urban problem solving scavenger hunt game competition thing ever. We won last year - now the pressure is on.
next week I get ready for a wedding - I am the best man and my mom is officiating the ceremony.
I've been taking a lot of pictures - mostly of girls... I'll give you lessons learned soon.
September I'll be going to LA for my friend's book release party.
Monday, July 31, 2006
I have been scolded, I'm sorry. now on to what is important. me.
the job has been going well. I am getting very good at taking stealth pictures of beautiful women.
I went to a wedding.
There was a bachelor party 2.0.
I have played a lot in a pool... it has been empty. I took some headshots, went to birthday parties, plays.
as for the other stuff - I still need a roommate and I decided to start running.
Now, I hate running. But as I was dancing the other day, I realized that it was raining - indoors. I was sweating more than any human being should ever sweat. I have felt more dry paddling through canada during a 3 day rainstorm. So, I did something silly... I weighed myself. It wasn't good. I blame it on my vespa riding - I haven't walked in months.
On impulse, passing a nike store, I went in and bought all of the toys needed for Nike+. Now my ipod will tell me how fast I am running, how far I've gone, and how long it is taking me - all while giving me motivational music.
Now, if you think this is cool or even if you don't... I want ask you to do some things for me.
1. Make sure I keep running.
2. Give money to my friends who are running for a reason.
Kate is running for her mom, who was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and she is running the Maine Half-Marathon to raise money and awareness for Pancreatic Cancer.
Christian is running a marathon for his aunt and the Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital.
When my mom got cancer I couldn't think of anything to do, it was a very helpless position. I knew that she would loose her hair - so, the only thing I could think of was to grow mine out and donate it... I probably should have ran... it was not a good look for me, but she got better anyway.
Really, give the cost of a beer, of a dinner, of anything you can.
Saturday, July 15, 2006
I lost my driver's license.
I need a NY license - it needs to be a motorcycle license - I need to pay a bunch of tickets.
I slammed my right trigger finger in the door, it may be broken - probably not, but it hurts.
Our "keeper" of a roommate is dropping out of NYU and moving out. We need a roommate.
Thursday, July 06, 2006
I've become a bad blogger. I am going to look for new alternatives. I have become a bad flickrite as well. I would like to find something that combines both - big single photos with words. I want something simple, pretty, and free. (even a better code for blogger that would allow for larger photos would be nice)
until then I may be a bit lazy these next few weeks as I try to focus more on my career as a photographer. My new projects could be really cool.
Now I just need the motivation to stay on track.
Friday, June 30, 2006
anyway, today I was going to give you my predictions for the race it was going to be
10)Evans or *Vinokourov - if he was going to race
Now, Basso, Ullrich and Mancebo won't start because of doping allegations and Vinokourov doesn't have a team.
My new Predictions, I decided to go very patriotic:
1)Hincapie (USA, Discovery)
2)Liephiemer (USA, Gerolsteiner)
3)Landis (USA, Phonak)
4)Kloden (Germany, T-Mobile)
5)Evans (Australia, Davitamon-Lotto)
6)Rasmussen (Denmark, Rabobank)
7)Popovych (Ukraine, Discovery)
8)Valverde (Spain, Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears)
9)? Azevedo (Portugal, Discovery)
10)? Savoldelli (Italy, Discovery)
I didn't think Team Discovery Channel was going to do super well this year, but now they are going to do really well. I put 9 and 10 up there, because I don't know who will get those spots, and I don't know who will be Discovery's #1 rider... they aren't going to choose who they will fight for until they hit the mountains - I just hope it will be Hindcapie, because he has paid his dues. Popovych is good, but he is young.
I think Kloden will slip into Jan Ullrich's spot on T-Mobile with great ease, I may have put him top three, but I wanted to stay in the US.
Thursday, June 29, 2006
I may have been awake because I got another ticket on my bike, because I have been staying up too late, because of a girl, because of sounds of mice, because of neighbors, because of general work angst, because of poor eating habits... whatever the reason - I now have a reason. I have a museum exhibit and a book.
a really good book. a smart, touching, funny, scary, beautiful photography book.
I spent the last 20 minutes googleing it, to make sure no one has done it before... there is only one thing that comes close - but my project is from one point of view.
I don't really know if I want to tell everyone just yet, but you will know soon... I need volunteers. Just let me phrase it correctly.
this is exciting, though I will be tired tomorrow. Ah well.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
It was a good weekend. Rock concerts, cocktail parties, dancing with a beautiful stranger, gay pride, lots of photos... what else could a man want?
Friday, June 23, 2006
my roommate made me watch "so you think you can dance" and one of the dancers had a final dance thing to the song, "Breathe Me" which is the last song on the last episode of "six feet under".
Now, that was a great show. great show. but the last episode, and the last moments to which that song is the soundtrack is possibly the best moment of television ever.
and I have watched a lot a television.
anyway, I'm just saying that not every song can tear me up because of a memory - and a fictional memory at that.
Start from season one, episode one. Netflix it. do it.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
I know it is only 4 days... but it is a bit of validation.
maybe even enough to buy a second camera...
Saturday, June 17, 2006
Thursday, June 15, 2006
The crucified planet Earth
should it find a voice
and a sense of irony,
might now well say
of our abuse of it,
'Forgive them, Father.
They know not what they do.'
The irony would be
that we know what
we are doing.
When the last living thing
has died on account of us,
how poetical it would be
if Earth could say,
in a voice floating up
from the floor of the Grand Canyon,
'It is done.'
People did not like it here.
- this is what Kurt was supposed to say but he wasn't feeling well and had to leave early from the Reverend Billy service. I introduced myself and told him I was a big fan of his work and shook his hand, he thanked me.
The Service was... highly entertaining, and made me hate walmart because of the catchy anti-walmart songs. I'll get some video up soon.
Friday, June 02, 2006
at least the kid will be... rich?
""Let me stop all the rumors. Yes, I am pregnant. I'm happy, I'm very very happy about it. Everything's goin' really, really good and I'll be checking in and out periodically on the Web and I'll let you see me as I'm growing," the 38-year-old former reality TV star and Playboy playmate says.
Smith, who is floating on an inflatable raft in a swimming pool as a small white dog barks in the background, did not provide any details."
Thursday, June 01, 2006
I took pictures of liv today.
going to minnesota tomorrow night for the likely graduation of my brother. I'll be back later, tah.
Friday, May 26, 2006
There aren't many competitive sports that I follow. I don't know athlete's names or stats... except for team discovery. I love the tour de france. love. complex, beautiful, exciting. the DVR is now going to be set for the bike races.
check out race2replace. it is a free web show (and podcast on iTunes) about team discovery and its structure after lance.
July means two things to me- the Fourth and the Tour.
Monday, May 22, 2006
"Without taking into account any of the other factors, the formula below illustrates the LEAST amount of drinks remaining in the bloodstream:
A person drinking:
- 7 drinks in 3 hours would have at least 4 drinks remaining in their system.
- 4 drinks in 2 hours would have at least 4 drinks remaining in their system."
so, using that formula I can drink 10 drinks = 0 hours ago = and have 0 drinks in my body. I am good to drive.
Friday, May 19, 2006
1)"A musical mystery today surrounded Britain's highest mountain after a piano was discovered near its summit.
Volunteers clearing stones from the 4,418ft peak were astonished when they discovered the musical instrument on Ben Nevis. An appeal has now been launched to find out how and why the piano came to be within 200 metres of the top of the mountain."Awesome. So weird.
2)"Boyd recently showed how he can slow down a pulse of light to slower than an airplane, or speed it up faster than its breakneck pace, using exotic techniques and materials. But he's now taken what was once just a mathematical oddityÂnegative speedÂand shown it working in the real world."
I don't know what that means, or how it works, read the article and get back to me.
3) this "boyd" that they were talking about above...
he looks like this -
Amazing. He's not even joking with those glasses. The height of nerd fashion.
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
then there is the "new" video of a white streak hitting the pentagon to quell the "conspiracy theorists". Watch, listen, and read as CNN tries to prove that it was a jumbo jet that hit the pentagon. I still see no wreckage.
I really hate being "that crazy guy". I'll try and not let these questions bother me for a while. I'll let it go. let it go. let it go. I'll just let Tony entertain and try and dance the McClellan dance.
Sunday, May 14, 2006
see more photos (with smiling and the like) here.
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Happy - TV execs are finally getting it. More TV shows are on iTunes, which is bad for my wallet and social life, but good for my entertainment.
24 - I still have to catch up, I started with season 2, they are on reruns on A&E. Only season 5 is on iTunes
Firefly - I missed a few episodes of this great show.
Buffy - I'm not going to buy any because I already went through my phase, I was lonely.
Lost - A given... addiction.
Battlestar Galactica - see above.
Alias - I have only seen season 1... iTunes only has 4 and 5... I have to wait.
Saved by the Bell - I haven't purchased any... yet.
Then there are the tv snacks like monk, the laws and orders, the office, and south park.
Time for laundry and lost. ooooh - go here lost fans. Hanso Foundation slick site.
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
I don't believe in conspiracy theories. There are too many people to keep a secret.
that said... I believe our president and his staff have lied to us.
I would like you to watch "loose change". You can watch it for free on Google Video. It is 1 hour 21 minutes long.
I do not believe a plane hit the pentagon on September 11th, 2001.
if you don't have time to watch the video right now, then check out this site to read about some of the evidence.
I don't like being lied to.
Saturday, May 06, 2006
Thursday, May 04, 2006
2. Purple Rain and I had our first fall. (jonah "broke" her in). . . I was driving on the right in between the curb and cars and a cab door Right in front of me. I slam on the breaks, cuss, and slowly hit the door then the ground. I was going to be angry and the idiot who didn't look out of their door in the cab when I look up and see two scared kids. I tell them I'm alright and ask them if they are ok, they say yes. I look over myself to make sure nothing happened - nothing did, just a damp butt from the gutter. As I am getting up the kid says, "excuse me, can you get out of my way, we have to get out." I was aghast. I said, "what?" and he repeated the same phrase...
I got out of the brat's way. the mother then says, "It's not their fault... the door was open"... I don't even know what that means, I wasn't even mad - it happens... but "the door was open"... what? Just ask me if I'm alright and apoligize for your kids. I'm not going to sue you - just be a human.
Then she dragged her kids away from the scene as the hot dog vender and cabbie asked if I was alright.
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
so, there you go, that should keep you busy for a few days.
Monday, May 01, 2006
and this at best buy.
and they are up at the Improv Everywhere site with beautiful video.
my shots are featured on Gizmodo and Consumerist.
Suggested by Mike, who found the transcript (which I will post in full in the comments) on this site (you can see the video there as well, just click on the ad)
Sunday, April 30, 2006
We are evicting her. Tomorrow morning the locks get changed, things we can't sell will go out onto the street, and we will pawn or sell everything else to pay for her three months in unpaid rent. Her place is a mess. I am not excited about this at all - the three foot pile of clothing, the art supplies and breakable things. I'm a nice guy - I don't want to break, sell, or hold her things for ransom... but she is a child.
a sad child.
what makes it worse - is that she is a lying, scared child. So, she has hidden for weeks and has continued to say that she will pay us tomorrow (for four months). I have to buy plastic gloves and lots of garbage bags. I will not be a happy camper...
... maybe slightly entertained by not having any remorse for digging through someone's personal things ...
but I will be very angry and I will use cuss words.
Thursday, April 27, 2006
heard from Alex and told him not to tell me where you were; one cannot
reveal what one does not know. Still, if I were you, Id go to another
place, at least for the night. You may have been spotted at the airport.
What about you?
I intend to be a canard.
I love it. I intend to be canard. A duck?
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
My roommate and I have discussed lost actress Michelle Rodriguez a couple times. He never feels any sympathy for any of the characters she plays. I think that is just part of the characters that she plays.
Now I think her unsympathetic demeanor is part of who she is, a whiny, out of touch Tress. (I call all annoying actors, male or female a "tress" or "tresses" - short for actress.) Anyone who would rather choose jail time over community service - no matter who you are - does not gain any of my respect.
I'm not a bitch, I just play one on TV.
Friday, April 21, 2006
anyway I am going to stall some more, but I will share one of the most odd things I found in my travels... it was in the toy section of a market in tuscany.
Friday, April 14, 2006
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
You can see our steps to making pasta here.
I can also share two minutes of fun filming. This was me driving with my brother at the camera at night. It didn't end well.
in the end it looked a bit like this:
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Monday, March 27, 2006
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
I like having them so that I don't have to follow them, but I can if I want.
I am going to have a very long weekend. I will see money, food, drink, boobs and basketball. Sin City. final four. Bachelor party.
Then I am going to tromp around europe for a while, maybe take some pictures.
as for the jury thing - long story short (maybe the full version some day)... they settled and released us, I haven't received my check yet.
Thursday, March 16, 2006
I started asking my friends, "what bank do you use, do you like it?"
People like Washington Mutual. I thought it was just a clever marketing campaign. I sort of made up my mind after visiting their site... but then... BUT THEN... I called (the national number on the website) to ask what I needed to bring with me to start a new account... and a human immediatly answered the phone.
Think about that.
When was the last time you called a toll free number and a person answered? I was shocked. I was all ready to start pressing 1 for english and yelling, "OPERATOR!" over and over into my phone with very good diction. I'm joining the revolution. done.
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Monday, March 13, 2006
It started with a notice. I responded. I received a second notice telling me to call a number the after 5pm on the day before the 2nd of March, 2006. I called and the recorded message told me that all jurors were required to come to the courthouse at 8:45am on the 2nd.
A very groggy chad shows up at the courthouse. I find the right room - it is a gigantic church like room - about 40 pews deep and 6 wide. Each pew can fit about 8 people scrunched in. people were not scrunched they were in molecule spacing.*
*I call it "molecule spacing" because of an example from sixth grade science, taught by Mrs. Edmuson (mrs. ed). We were all told to equally spread ourselves out in the room and stand still... this was an element or compound at its liquid state. We were told to "get cold" and all scrunch together (solid) and to "heat up" by run and bounce around the room (gas). I see people sit in the liquid state whenever they are surrounded by strangers -such as in the train (always a chair in between, some people choose to stand rather than sit between two people) and at urinals and the like.This is when I realized that everyone in the room was a stranger, hundreds of strangers - people were automatically even and then, just as fast, created a society of strangers, all with their jobs and places. Talker, Joker, Reader, Fancy Dresser, Gigantic Painted Fingernails, Suit Guy, Helpless Non-English Speaker, Thug, etc...
We were then given out instructions to fill out our card that were were specifically told to fill out before arriving to court. Twice. We were told every thing twice. Sometimes three times, two or three times, we were told. Things were explained twice.
I was one of the very few 20 - 40 year-old white males.
We were told that there was another room that we could hang out in... in which we could hang out... in which our hanging out could be... anyway, I checked it out, there were better chairs and a window. At this point we were told to wait until we heard our name.
We were given a lunch break from 2-3. My choices were pizza, mcdonalds, burger king, sketchy burritos, and Friendly's. I chose friendly's. I chose poorly. you don't need any more details.
Like animals, we went back to our staked out temporary homes in the courthouse... because the humans go to what they know is safe.
My name was called and I went into a holding area for role call. We then followed the group to another room for jury selection. I followed in the rear... I am usually in the front or back of large groups - like tours, always in the front in tours - it is the best place to hear from. Because I was observing the back was the best place to view. However when we entered the Courtroom I sat in the front side, better view of all of the characters. They called more names.
My name was called sixth. I knew it would be called, I don't know why, I think I just wanted to be called.
We went to the jury box. I sat next to the fancy fingernail lady. She was phone receptionist for an insurance company, but I only found that out in a few moments.
Friday, March 10, 2006
Today is friday, and nerds know that friday is our sabbath. The SciFi Channel has all of its programs today. Not only is there a 90 minute battlestar galactica season finally, but there is a Firefly marathon in the afternoon.
I love DVR, I needn't watch any of it at its allotted time, rather, I can play today and watch at my shows later. They are very good shows. if you have netflix, itunes, or DVR watch the shows from the beginning.
Thursday, March 09, 2006
It is a family trip to Italy - Tuscany and Florence. Then I am thinking of traveling on my own for a while (I mean, I'm over there anyway, ya got to) So I think I will go to Ljubljan, Slovenia then Vienna, Austria then Prague, Czech Republic.
Then it will be the middle of april. weird.
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
"His .318 lifetime batting average ranked as the highest for any right-handed batter since World War II, according to the site BaseballLibrary.com."
"Baseball Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett, who helped lead the Minnesota Twins to World Series titles in 1987 and 1991, died Monday after suffering a stroke over the weekend, the team announced. He was 45. In a statement posted on the Twins Web site, owner Carl Pohlad said it was "a sad day for the Minnesota Twins, Major League Baseball and baseball fans everywhere.""He was a reason to watch baseball, collect cards, and want to play center field. I am not a huge sports watcher, but he was a true Minnesota legend.
Monday, March 06, 2006
Thursday, March 02, 2006
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
and more plays tonight. But, if I have to buy a new iPod soon will someone buy my old one?
Apple has issued a vaguely worded invitation to reporters and analysts, to "come see some fun new products" at Apple's Cupertino headquarters today. And, not surprisingly, the missive has kicked up a whirlwind of rumors.oh, and one last tidbit... great idea for a kids movie, based on real life - a bad karate teacher tries to steal from his students, only to be foiled by his own teachings. brand new, never before done.
Friday, February 24, 2006
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
I have always pronounced it "see - nich". I realized people were pronouncing it "see-nick" (which is fine) and unfortunately "shawn-itch" or even referring to me as "sean". This was unacceptable. I don't get along with Shawns or Seans very well for some reason. The only other name that I have been called more than once is Todd. Though I have an uncle named Todd non-family members have even called me Todd before... weird... anyway...
So, my new internet handle thing is icopythat or I copy that. It was born because "copythat" was already taken so I tossed the less used "i" in front - bingo. Now I just have to buy the domain.
there you go, boring name change story (most of you won't even notice, it's just for my flickr account, but a big mental change - 12 years) We all must learn to brand ourselves, how annoying.
have some sea.
no nich for now.
Sunday, February 19, 2006
see my photo set here.
Saturday, February 18, 2006
Friday, February 17, 2006
and her poetry...
I have been writing poetry for eleven years. I am an active member of The International Society of Poets. I enjoy country dancing, drawing and writing. I have a wonderful husband and also enjoy living in the mountains... My hope is that through my poetry that I might be able to help someone who may need a little experience, strength and hope.
The Coin In My PocketWhen I'm feeling down and afraid, I look to you and realize that it was not too long ago that my life was a charade.
When I see you I see hope that I haven't seen before. Many times I tend to remember the bad instead of the good, I endure the pain and feel alone once more.
I don't really trust. Many people have let me down and I finally found someone to believe in. I know now that believing in God is a must.
I used to envy those little girls who had the golden hearts with the locket. But I have something more precious than I've ever had before, and I think of it every time I feel the coin in my pocket.
have a nice weekend.
p.s. I am totally in love with the minnesotan curling twins on the olympics... so cute.
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
We'll start chronologically... though, like the internet, it won't stay that way for long.
The first time I heard of blogs they were called web journals - livejournal and the like, way back in 2001. The first I remember reading was of a troubled and insecure college student. I found her link on a quirky "hot or not: Meet me" photo. (side note: I was living in a state where I didn't know anyone but my two bosses, their cats, and the cute blockbuster girl - please forgive the "hot or not" reference).
The next blog I was introduced to was written by Dave. This was around the same time TaTu had its moment of fame - I remember because he told me of these girls who would make out on stage. Thanks Mr. Moldawer. I see him 2 or 3 times a month. He retired from his blog and past the torch to someone I only knew as "sure thing". I was a hesitant reader at first. Then I met her at a Greenestreet Salon, and she wasn't so bad... and she turned into a pretty darn good blogger. I see her once every 4 - 6 months.
I started reading christian's blog following a link from Fancy Robot. I read his blog and he reads mine. I am sure he is a fantastic teacher, and though I have only met him once, I'm sure he's a fantastic person too.
One of the people who ran said Salon (now retired though it is still linked on the side... maybe I have hope...) is Mike Arauz. Though he doesn't have a blog, per se, he does have the best artistic taste of any person I know. I see him an inconsistent 3 times a month. He introduced me to Erin who has a friend named Amanda who has a humorous and honest blog. I've only met Amanda once at a wine tasting party. Erin also showed me the joy of Andy Milonakis whose blog recently died. It, like him, is/was funny. I've seen him perform once.
Mike also introduced me to Charlie Todd of Improv Everywhere. He, a funny and original person, knows a lot of funny and original people. I only see him when I take pictures for him, though I probably should just hang out too. He knows Kate and Kula. I see them on some missions.
Mike was in an improv group with the Brian and Eliza who date Robyn and Will, respectively. Robyn's blog is young - give her encouragement. Will runs a fantastic site - Channel 102, which I explained earlier. I see robyn and brian a few times a month. Will... well, we haven't hit the hug stage yet, but I think it might be there soon at the end of this month... though I may have to force it a bit.
My friend Kate and I are cutting out the middle man (the people that introduced us) and getting straight to the rockin'. Her blog is new, visit, link, love and then watch as we destroy the internet together.
Then I have a college friend or two - both live out of town and have not kept up their blogs.
A brother and a mom, also not so good with keeping up their blogs- bet very faithful readers.
A stranger, funny, talented... don't know how I found his page.
The roommate and his "makes a living from my blog" brother.
The uncategorizable Meljo. She is in philly... one day she will be closer.
One of my earliest readers from over the pond.
Then my flickr friends, Gene - who I met once at a meet up... I really should go to more of those, dorks must stick together. BrianVan, we have been at the same events and didn't even know it, is killing one of his blogs. The other brian has some very dense insightful entries. He lives in CA for now. Lauren is the person I know best for never meeting, though I haven't heard from her lately... computer problems and whatnot.
So, those are some of my blogging, talented friends. I have blog-crushes on you all. Happy Valentine's Day.
Remember our good times - when "Da' Best" package really was just that? Remember when RoadRunner Internet really was fast? What happened? ... Xanadu just needed to keep up with the times...
We bought a new LCD HD TV. she is a beaut. We asked you to come and install your highly (through self promotion) praised "HDTV Box". We waited a week. You installed the wrong box, we were promised DVR as well... you did not bring me the DVR, and this is where we began to part.
A week later, after installing our NYCTWC HDTVDVR Box our internet stopped working. We had to wait a week, until today, for you to show up and fix it. 10-2 is what you promised.
You broke your promise. When I called someone named "josh" answered and told me that you, "Canceled the visit at the door"... WHAT??? You came to my door, didn't ring the buzzer and chose to cancel the appointment?
"Josh" called me back, saying we could schedule another appointment. I'm addicted to you, RoadRunner, though I may hate NYTWC right now... I need you. I spoke strong words to "Josh", he said that his supervisor was working on getting me an earlier slot and that you would call me back.
You still haven't called. I'm very sad and angry. At the same time, I know that you are the only one for me. Satellite just doesn't do it for me. I know I spend too much on you, but you are the best. You have a monopoly on my digital world... and I hate you for it.
PS we aren't even getting into how annoying it was to pay your bill or how you won't let me change my name from my other roommate. damn you.
Monday, February 13, 2006
the newest olympic sport- urban poodle skiing.
Friday, February 10, 2006
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
We have a treatment and budget and what not. Now if you could find a way to get me money, I'll make a TV show or movie, or anything. Who wants to be an executive producer?
View this clip on Vimeo
Monday, February 06, 2006
I also went to a Date Auction held by Party with a Purpose for the Lollipop Theater organization. I didn't buy any humans, I realize now that I probably should have... maybe if they have cheaper drinks at the next one the prices would go higher. That, and if you have high bidders for the same thing, then after the bidding is over you see if both of the high bidders would take the prize for that same amount - that way you get more money for the charity. (I went to a lot of auctions as a child)
I then went to Complacent Nation's New Lost City party. Which would be a super cool thing if you are in the mood. I wasn't, but it was still huge and nice to know that these things happen.
Friday, February 03, 2006
Tonight I had a very "New York" evening. There is only one city in the world and only one burg and really only one neighborhood that would have it.
It started with a friend's invite to see her perform in a play and see her band after the show. When I walked in I saw stuff... no, shit, no, art, no, shit - everywhere. On the floor, on the walls, on the ceiling, as pillars, as chair-things??? There are these secret "forts" about 15 feet in the air. I was told that people live in this "art space". I was also told that they were so messed up on drugs that they couldn't actually have a conversation, nor could they even form a proper sentence.
The play was about Michael Jackson, the war in Iraq, and gay sex. The first band had a toy piano and a saw. At this point I could only think of my parents... I was wondering what they would be thinking. My father is not the biggest modern art fan. He finds it all very silly. And musical saws? Yeah, that’s funny. I think after the cat running around and the cockroaches (I killed two) and the smoke in the air may have forced them out of the basement.
I thought I could handle it. I thought, "nah, I'm not like these people". I looked down at my purposely mismatched argyle socks in my green sneakers and realized that I was also wearing a wrinkled Brooks Brothers shirt, a camel hair blazer, and had my helmet for my “Daring Plum” Vespa sitting next to me. Whew.
My talented friends were the only things that kept me sane. Thank you. It was an experience.
Thursday, February 02, 2006
The man has his eyes open just enough so that he cans see that the woman has hers shut. He starts gently just warm wet lips lightly pressing against another pair. Two lips close over the top. The head moves as the lips pull open the other pair. They both come back at each other with added vigor, this time slightly apart. A tip of tongue may come in contact with an opposite lip. The hand slides up the arm to briefly rest at the scruff of the neck. The mouths open wider. Breathing becomes more intense and synchronistic. The resting hand comes to life under the hair and ear so that the thumb and palm can feel the face and the movement of the jaw. Other hands complement this movement. The hands pull towards their owners just enough so that the energy can create another force pushing away. The tongues find each other. There is a sudden breath inwards. Everything becomes a more rapid, but not rushed, and the hands move down the back or closer to the mouth.
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