lunes, febrero 18, 2008

Change of scene.

If I can ever think of a good use for this blog, I will write again. Lately, it's turned into a photo dumping ground. And there are far better sites out there to dump photos. Until next time, I will be lurking about on Flickr.

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jueves, diciembre 13, 2007

Welcome to the winter of my discontent.

Accumulations of 1-3 inches per hour expected since this afternoon, getting up to 10 inches or so. It's too early for this!

viernes, octubre 19, 2007

Highlight of the week.

What do you get when you work smack in the middle of a community for emerging artists?

Installation pieces!

Meet the red bubble people.

They walk on water in the Fort Point Channel.
I like them very much. I hope they stay for a while.
They distract from all the crap construction on my way to work.

Sleep tight, red bubble people.

miércoles, octubre 03, 2007

Man, you must be putting me on!

I went to see Bob Dylan. It was fun! So... where in the world was this billing done? Worcester (WOOH-STAH!), out on highway god-knows-what I wasn't driving.

The concert was 4 hours long. It started with a folky band called Amos Lee. They were alright, but the poor guys were overshadowed by the two big guns. I'm no Elvis Costello fan, but holy hell did he rock the place! Just him and his guitar in a humongous venue that doubles as an ice hockey arena in winter. He made it feel like a small little gathering - like an MTV Unplugged, telling little stories about where his songs came from and getting the audience to sing along. I have to say, I was charmed.

BUT THEN. THEN came the whole reason I wanted this ticket in the first place. Bob Dylan came on stage singing Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat. In his old age he's gone from hobo hippie to crazy old cowboy, his voice rolling all around like a tumbleweed. I don't think I've ever been so star-struck in my life! It even took me a while to get over the fact I was in the same building as him when we walked in. I mean, it was like, if they dug up and revived Stalin, Roosevelt, Churchill, and Hitler and had them on stage doing gymnastics in pink leotards, I honestly don't think I could've been any more impressed. FOR REALS!

Unfortunately, Bob does not like to be photographed. The ushers were really strict about it. I snuck some pictures with my camera sitting on the chair, but none came out too great. Dylan is in the white hat. I was a bit weirded out by the fact that he's got this symbol now - like Prince!

His songs, his voice, everything was incredible! He played a nice mix of things including Don't Think Twice, Highway 61, Watchtower, Ballad of a Thin Man *heart*, and a lot from his new album - Modern Times.

Next time - I sure hope there is a next time - but next time, I am not going to be cheap getting tickets. I want to be right up front with all the ex-hippies!

miércoles, agosto 29, 2007

My better half comes to visit.

Haha! Boston, I laugh in the face of your heatwave! Oh, how that boy suffered.
Public Gardens, Boston Common
On a day of record-breaking high temperatures, I dragged him on long, long walk to the beach. To my surprise, he made it there and back (thanks to a gigantoid slurpee and many a union break). What a trooper!
Castle Island, South Boston
Castle Island, South Boston

I got him Vietnamese food and a tan that day. Am I not the best sister ever? Look at the purple poster behind him. It was an ad for bubble tea that said "Let's chew some gummi bubbles." Ya know, America doesn't make us fat enough so let's all put starch in our drinks. No thanks! Cute poster though.
Dong Khanh, Chinatown

domingo, agosto 12, 2007

Castle Island

I always knew this place wasn't far from my house. I Google-mapped it on Saturday and found it's only a 3 mile walk.

Matchiatku, we're going here when you visit. No union breaks. You can sit when we get to the beach!

I managed to go to the beach 3 times in 2 days. Awesome.

And finally, a family flying a kite. Jen, this one's for you! :)

viernes, julio 27, 2007

Friday afternoon, courtesy of a black iced coffee.

The crazy scribbled guy at the bottom was the lead singer from a concert I'd seen the night before. Check these guys out. Miss Fairchild is a hipster funk band from MA. The first opening act kicked ass too - a white rapper named Epic from Saskatoon, Canada. The second opener was fun - Warm Bodies. My friend saw the band's name stencilled all blurry-like on shirts and read it "Mmm Boobies". Definitely a cooler name, no?

For every bear that ever there was will gather there together because today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic!

Man-o-war is trying to mooch wifi.

I have no idea.