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Super Bowl 2009

In what seems to be a semi-annual tradition, we found ourselves once again at Jay and Marco and Jeff’s place in New Brunswick eating wings and watching a massive tv. This time, the Super Bowl was on.

Boo hiss to all the ads that are set in an office. At least 7 by my count.

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02 2009

Internet Week 2008: Wiimbledon

It’s already becoming a tradition: Wiimbledone is the annual tournament, held at Barcade in Williamsburg, where competitors go head-to-head in Nintendo Wii tennis. What better way to spend a day than playing video games.

And in the tradition of all things Williamsburg, competitors are encouraged to get really into things. Wear costumes, create cheeky team names, be ironic. Mission: accomplished.

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06 2008

The Stupid Bowl

I usually watch the Super Bowl for the commercials, but this year we watched less of the commercials and more of the game. I suppose because it was the Giants, and because New England’s perfect season was on the line.

After many train rides and transfers, I arrived in Queens to meet with Keith and Chemda. The usual suspects were in attendance and all in all it was a good time. Although I have to re-assert that folks get way too loud when they are drunk. I mean, cmon.

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02 2008

More Marathon Photos

Obviously, these were taken last week during the Philadelphia Marathon. These are the official photos from the race photographers, so clearly the lo-resolution previews are less than my usual standard.

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11 2007

The Marathon

It was the coldest day of the year, and raining on-and-off, but I made it across the line. My first marathon: done.

The race was actually a very enjoyable experience. Everyone, runners and supporters alike, was in high spirits and there was laughter and encouraging words the entire way. Along the way, I took a few moments to observe the trees, and the river, and the general sights and sounds of the relatively tranquil Philadelphia morning in November. Those cheering us on were helpful, offering everything from gatorade and water to tissues and even brownies! I gotta say, that little cube of chocolately goodness really hit the spot at mile 21.

It seems that our family can only get together and coordinate mutual presence for something on the scale of a graduation or wedding, but magically everyone turned up — Mischa from Atlantic City, Johanna from Washington, Mum & Papi from Maplewood, and me from Brooklyn. Of course, I think my route to the finish line was somewhat more taxing than anyone else’s. Haha.

strange days indeed

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11 2007

A Philly Weekend

I was in Philly this weekend. Rode the train. Watched Hamlet. Ate chili. Read a bit. Had coffee with Dave. Watched Bat Boy. Ate Pasta. Met up with parents. Ran a marathon.

These are photos of the registration and exhibition on the Saturday before the Marathon. A bit hectic, what with all the runners, but generally the race was pretty well organised — especially considering the Marathon is run by the City of Philadelphia itself, not an organisation of some kind. Luckily for us, this means that there is no corporate sponsor inserting it’s name before the “Philadelphia Marathon”.

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Dodgeball!

Yup, we travelled all the way to Canada to play some dodgeball. Yes, it got us some raised eyebrows along the way, especially when crossing the border. And yes, it was incredibly fun. Yes, we were sore as Hell afterwards. Yes, I’d do it again.

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07 2007

Arm Rasslin

What do you get when you put one crazy Israeli with ADD and put him up againt a Southerner with a sorted past? Fun, that’s what.

To Nice Guy Eddie’s to watch Deuce and Spooky settle their dispute with a good old fashioned match of arm wrestling. Unfortunately, it wasn’t as organised and scripted as we had hoped. Spooky tore something in his arm, but that was only after we managed to find Deuce, who was faffing about somewhere on the phone. And we almost got banned from the joint, but that’s not the point.

strange days indeed

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05 2007

A Walk in the Park

Now that it’s Spring for real, and the April showers have subsided, I figured I’d take a walk through the Park for at least part of my lunch break. Somehow it feels like I won’t be doing this again for a while.

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Gotta love the folks who lay on the rocks like lizards in the sun.

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04 2007

Look out, Westminster

…Scott and Laura are on the scene. We covered a lot of turf today, being day 1 and all.

From St. James’ to the Palace for some sort of ceremony, apparently, then onto whitehall and Trafalgar, a stop at the National Gallery, then over to the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey (finally, the inside!), stop to watch the USA lose to Ghana in the World Cup, and back to St. James Station.

Then to Oxford St. – Topshop, which by the way is completely manic, and westward, on foot, back to Queensway and our little resting place. The night is young.

Not a bad day’s work walk.

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06 2006