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This sign is funny to me.

This sign is funny to me.

Because it's proper English, basically. You don't often see full sentences for something as straightforward as what days a shop is closed (in this case, Sunday). Usually, you'd simply see "Closed Sunday", but those cheeky Chinese sweat the details.

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11 2011

Getting organized

Getting organized

Bought myself a nice chrome rack. These are usually situated in the garage — or maybe the kitchen — but this one lives in my studio, which is really the bedroom, had I layed-out this apartment in the conventional fashion.

There are numerous plusses and minuses about this apartment, and the lack of storage definitely lives in the latter category. With only one closet, there is no place for off-season stuff like air conditioners. There's no basement or hallway storage, so I can't stash paint and spare blankets and other crap. And so I stack.

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10 2011

Snowy Train Stations

After sleeping at Brittany’s house, I wonder home to Jersey City on so many different trains. The snowfall on the Gravers station made a lovely moment for me, the lone awaiting passenger, to snap a few photos. It’s a shame that station house has been closed and mothballed, it’s a great piece of architecture.

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

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01 2010

New Camera and Dinner with Mike

As a sort of an after-Christmas gift to myself, I fought the crowds and B&H photo and bought myself a new camera. The Canon Digital Elph SD780 IS is the fourth in the Elph series I’ve owned since 2000, and they’ve served me well. This one is smaller than the others. So naturally, I went around and took a bunch of stupid photos of nothing.

And then Mike and I went to Chili’s on the coldest day in a long long time.

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

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12 2009

10 Years of Thankfulness

Today is Thanksgiving, and tomorrow is our ten-year reunion. And while I’m not usually the sappy type to list things for which I am thankful, I have to say that over the last ten years, I have a lot to be thankful for. When added up, the past decade has been an immense time for me — learning, seeing, growing, doing — and it has made me the man I am today. So in spite of my less-than-brilliant life situation (eg, broke, single, unemployed), I still have to give thanks.

In the last ten years, I:

  • Moved to Philadelphia
  • Survived my first term at college
  • Made the Dean’s List
  • Learned to play rugby
  • Became good at video games
  • Mastered basic Calculus
  • Visited London
  • Learned to Salsa dance
  • Moved back to Maplewood
  • Got my first [indoor, professional] job
  • Voted in my first Presidential election
  • Became a disgruntled working stiff
  • Got fired
  • Joined a Shakespeare troupe
  • Built websites
  • Attempted Modern Dance
  • Learned to Swing Dance
  • Attempted Ballet
  • Visited Minneapolis
  • Joined a Fraternity
  • Forgot how to Salsa dance
  • Mastered the finer points of Shakespeare
  • Mastered the finer points of Christopher Marlowe
  • Visited London
  • Worked as a graphic designer
  • Read all the Harry Potter books
  • Visited New Orleans
  • Performed modern dance and ballet
  • Finished a degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Moved back to Maplewood
  • Worked an unpaid internship
  • Moved to England
  • Visited London frequently
  • Learned the basics of British culture
  • Voted absentee ballot in a Presidential Election
  • Visited Paris
  • Learned to use Chopsticks
  • Mastered the finer points of British culture
  • Picked up a British accent
  • Waited on line for the midnight release of a Harry Potter book
  • Earned a Master’s Degree in Graphic Communication
  • Moved back to Maplewood
  • Freelanced as a graphic designer
  • Lost a British accent
  • Started a design blog
  • Started a podcast
  • Got a full-time job
  • Moved to Brooklyn
  • Became a disgruntled working stiff
  • Quit a full-time job
  • Returned to Freelancing
  • Trained for a marathon
  • Waited on line for the midnight release of a Harry Potter book
  • Ran a marathon
  • Returned to playing rugby
  • Moved to Jersey City
  • Started a blog about business cards
  • And the rest is just details.

    Thanks to everyone who made the last 10 years necessary.

    Halloween 2009, part I

    The first night of Halloween finds us at Cotton’s house, right here in Jersey City. The old gang from high school appeared, and so did a few improvised costumes, including my own. Pleasantly absent were slutty costumes worn by giggly girls who are trying way too hard.

    strange days indeed

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    10 2009

    On The Waterfront

    With Mike walking along the Jersey City waterfront. Exploring a bit between the high-rise apartment buildings and landscaped pedestrian areas overlooking Manhattan.

    On a clear day you can see for miles.

    strange days indeed

    strange days indeed

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    The view from Mike’s new condo. Nice.

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    10 2009

    Lempop

    Kendra and I bake Lemon Poppyseed Muffins. Actually, she did most of the work.

    [flashvideo file=http://www.divingtank.com/video/2009091201.flv width=300 height=235 /]
    Fresh from the over…

    strange days indeed

    strange days indeed

    strange days indeed

    Also, I made pancakes.

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    09 2009

    Busy Friday

    Client meeting + last-minute interview + new monitor – sleep = a messy room.

    But man, I finally have a sweet setup.

    strange days indeed

    strange days indeed

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    07 2009

    Ian’s Birthday

    It was late, but Kendra dragged me to LITM (sans Pete) to have a drink for Ian’s birthday. You can kinda see his head one of these photos.

    strange days indeed

    strange days indeed

    strange days indeed

    strange days indeed

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    07 2009