Silence

Working in a dark living room while Chris sleeps. I enjoy these moments of silence far too much. It’s a great time to reflect, relax, and catch up on things like reading. It’s one of those things that’s necessary to keep my life balanced and sane. Soon this will be a distant memory. Will I have moments like this once the baby is born? Will it be as golden as the saying goes?

A strong thunderstorm rolled into New York City a few hours ago. My sister’s plan to see a baseball game at Citifield was quickly canceled. A tornado passed through the city tearing up trees, roofs, and causing debris on the subway tracks. The 7, L, and M train are all suspended due to fallen debris. Even if my sister wanted to attend the game she can’t make it there due to the 7 train service suspension. My dog Chelsea took shelter in the bath tub to escape the thunder. For awhile there I couldn’t get her out.

Edit: Citifield offered ticket holders to trade in their ticket for games between Sept 27-29th. Good to know the tickets won’t be wasted.
Original Flickr image
Clip of storm via Brooklyn rooftop

A strong thunderstorm rolled into New York City a few hours ago. My sister’s plan to see a baseball game at Citifield was quickly canceled. A tornado passed through the city tearing up trees, roofs, and causing debris on the subway tracks. The 7, L, and M train are all suspended due to fallen debris. Even if my sister wanted to attend the game she can’t make it there due to the 7 train service suspension. My dog Chelsea took shelter in the bath tub to escape the thunder. For awhile there I couldn’t get her out.

Edit: Citifield offered ticket holders to trade in their ticket for games between Sept 27-29th. Good to know the tickets won’t be wasted.


Original Flickr image

Clip of storm via Brooklyn rooftop

I love this comic for a variety of reasons. Often times people are so busy they don’t stop to just appreciate life. This is another reason I make sure to say “I love you” to the ones I care for.
http://xkcd.com/791/

I love this comic for a variety of reasons. Often times people are so busy they don’t stop to just appreciate life. This is another reason I make sure to say “I love you” to the ones I care for.

http://xkcd.com/791/

Chris: “This is my girlfriend Izzy.”
Grocery worker: “Pleased to meet you. You’re with this guy? Oh, she’s too good for you!”
Chris: “I know right?”
Me: “He remembers everything that I don’t remember. Which is everything…”
Conversation with a long time worker in Chris’ local corner grocery store in Fogelsville, PA.
"No consumer could reasonably be misled”? Since when are consumers smart? Consumers need you to tell them not to put a plastic bag over their head.

This a perfect response towards Coke-Cola’s comment regarding a suit against Vitaminwater. The suit claims to be misleading customers into the health benefits of their product.

Coke tried to explain away claims like “vitamins + water = all you need” as “only puffery.” The judge disagreed.

The Tale of Two CellphonesWhen I met Chris during the first Harrah’s Rock Band Tournament he took a photo of me with his cellphone- or so I thought. His Motorola i335 cellphone is ancient. After a few seconds of smiling like an idiot I realized it had no camera. He’d constantly tease himself for his ancient phone. Over the last 16 months Chris would often times check his email, or Twitter on my iPhone. We trust each other a lot so it never bothered me.Recently Chris acquired his father’s old iPhone 3G. With his contract nearing to an end Chris took the opportunity to change carriers. Over the week I added a line to my T-mobile account, and ordered a free phone should anything happen to his 3G. When speaking to my mother about this I expected her to be upset. The plan is technically on her account despite me being the only user. She was completely cool and understanding of the situation. It shows that she has a lot of trust in us, and our relationship. Living in my parents home I feel that I have a lot more to prove with responsibility and maturity. It’s comforting to be viewed as a trusted adult through my mother’s eyes. After an hour of setup, jailbreaking, and unlocking Chris had a fully functional iPhone. With a shared plan I can save my battery life and save some money on a monthly basis. Chris now has a bonafide NYC area code, and on paper we are “a family.” It’s a win/win situation for both of us. Most people wouldn’t think much of it. New cellphone, new line? Ehh. To us it’s an exciting new step toward our future goals. We cannot wait to see what lies ahead.

The Tale of Two Cellphones

When I met Chris during the first Harrah’s Rock Band Tournament he took a photo of me with his cellphone- or so I thought. His Motorola i335 cellphone is ancient. After a few seconds of smiling like an idiot I realized it had no camera. He’d constantly tease himself for his ancient phone. Over the last 16 months Chris would often times check his email, or Twitter on my iPhone. We trust each other a lot so it never bothered me.

Recently Chris acquired his father’s old iPhone 3G. With his contract nearing to an end Chris took the opportunity to change carriers. Over the week I added a line to my T-mobile account, and ordered a free phone should anything happen to his 3G. When speaking to my mother about this I expected her to be upset. The plan is technically on her account despite me being the only user. She was completely cool and understanding of the situation. It shows that she has a lot of trust in us, and our relationship. Living in my parents home I feel that I have a lot more to prove with responsibility and maturity. It’s comforting to be viewed as a trusted adult through my mother’s eyes.

After an hour of setup, jailbreaking, and unlocking Chris had a fully functional iPhone. With a shared plan I can save my battery life and save some money on a monthly basis. Chris now has a bonafide NYC area code, and on paper we are “a family.” It’s a win/win situation for both of us. Most people wouldn’t think much of it. New cellphone, new line? Ehh. To us it’s an exciting new step toward our future goals. We cannot wait to see what lies ahead.

Miguel: “I swear, this vox chart isn’t gold-starring!! I can’t even hit 5 stars!!”
Chris: “Dude, you’re playing in full band mode.”
#ADDFailOfTheWeek
This is something I’d expect from Clients From Hell not my own boss while testing in Rock Band 2.

Music Monday

"Laundry Day" from Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog. Today is a laundry day at home.

Today we celebrated my Grandfather’s 80th Birthday with a homemade dinner and cake. My family have purchased all of their birthday cakes at Mrs. Maxwell’s in Brooklyn, NY since my mother was 13 years old. It’s been a family tradition for over 40 years now. I hope to one day share this tradition with my own family.

5 Parks, 7 Days

Day One: Roosevelt Island Lighthouse Park

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Temperature was at high of 102. Luckily for me I was able to take shade underneath a giant tree for most of the day. Despite being surrounded by water there wasn’t much of a breeze. The clear skies made for some amazing photos while couples stroll past and children play.

More photos can be found on Flickr