Archive for April, 2009


uhhhh c’mon, please stop??

Someone please tell me what’s going on here.

SWINE FLU.  It’s been only what,  5 or so days? And today America confirmed and announced the first death from the swine flu outside of Mexico.  The Health Minister in France has now suspended all flights from the European Union to Mexico.  The first case of the swine flu was found today in Germany.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) now raised the Pandemic Alert Level to Phase 4.

A Phase 4 alert is characterized by confirmed person-to-person spread of a new influenza virus able to cause “community-level” outbreaks.” The increase in the pandemic alert phase indicates that the likelihood of a pandemic has increased.

Schools are closing.  Events are being canceled.  Tourist destinations shut down.

Is a pandemic about to break out?  A world wide pandemic?

On the other hand, it has been said that the typical seasonal influenza virus strand takes approximately 36,000 lives annually, so is it as big of a deal as we think?

I guess time will only tell.

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Quote from nyc.metblogs.com, because I couldn’t have said it better myself:

Dear Air Force,

When you decide that it would be neat to take photos of the “backup” to Air Force One flying close to the Statue of Liberty and taking almost exactly the same flight path as the planes that took out the WTC towers in 2001, it would be nice to, I don’t know, let the people of NYC know about it ahead of time. Might be nice to at least let the freakin’ mayor know about it, for starters. You scared the hell out of a lot of people and pissed a lot more off today. But, at least you got your photo op!

Tell us ahead of time next time or we’ll break your kneecaps.

Love,
NYC

Google Misuse…..!!!

Why are people so weird?

Why are people so weird?

So I just want to briefly touch upon something that I noticed today while checking my blog………

When you blog with wordpress, once you access your “Dashboard” (here you post new posts, edit old ones, set up pages, comments, links, settings etc etc) you have the choice to check on the “Blog Stats”, and under statistics, you can see things such as which pages get viewed the most, how many viewers you have, and WordPress also lists things that people type in Google which ultimately lead to your blog…

And today, I noticed “Women peeing there pants” which brings me to another point, THEY USED THE WRONG “THERE”…

“THERE”, “THEY’RE”, “THEIR”.

I’ll give ya $5 if you can tell me the right one!!  I mean, this is not very drastic, as mimioso mentions in her post here, but it still is one of those things that people just need to learn to differentiate…

so here’s to those freaks who misuse Google, and ultimately end up at MY website…!

So two posts in one day… this is number two. (see: number one, Photoooography)


Hmm, what else happened this week.  Oh yeah, yesterday!  Two words:  car accident.  And a pretty brutal one at that…

After school yesterday I took the motorway over to rt 22 and got off at the 15th Street exit, towards Allentown, and got off at Fairmont Avenue, because I was driving to Dan’s Camera City to get some film for my new camera.  On my way out, I decided I would turn left and go down 15th Street into downtown Allentown to go to the library and take out some books.  I approached the stop sign, and all was well.  Though there was heavy traffic, I deemed clear to go, if I hurried… It was pissing rain out, so obviously my car tires didn’t react right away to my accelerating, so that probably didn’t help much to my situation.  All of a sudden, in the middle of the street, WHAM.  Damn! What happened?! I was stopped, in the middle of a busy busy and very wide intersection!  All I see is clouds of smoke everywhere.  My first instinct was to get out of the car ASAP, smoke could mean fire!  After coming out of the shock, I start moving trying to get out of the car.  then I realize, hmm it might be helpful to put the car in park and turn it off… so I went back to my seat and threw it in “P” and switched the car off (Though I’m sure it was already off because of the impact…)

I climbed over the console and scratched my way out of the passenger side door… I immediately ran over to the second car, the one who T-boned me in the driver’s side, to make sure all was ok.  The driver’s steering wheel airbag deployed, his nose was gushing blood.  I didn’t have a cellphone, so I had no way of calling 911 nor could I call my mother.  Thank goodness for the Good Samaritan who was trying to turn left onto Fairmont, the street I was coming from, as she parked her car in the middle of the road and came out to help us, when everyone else was just passing by not even slowing down.  She called 911 and let me use her phone.  We got the driver napkins and tried stopping the bleeding until the ambulance arrived.  Took forever, considering we were at 15th St and the hospital was at 17th & Chew, not too far away.  But when they finally came, the firetruck accompanied.  They took the driver away, but he could walk to the ambulance.  I told them I was fine and didn’t want to go to the hospital (which I will later find out was stupid of me, because obviously I wouldn’t’ve had to wait in the ER later if I just went in on the ambulance…)

Then the cop came.  I don’t even recall him even asking me if I was at least ok… he just asked what happened.. I said, Well, I turned left and got struck.  That’s all I said… He then asked me for my name, number, birthdate, insurance stuff and that was bascially it… since the driver of the other car was already taken away on the ambulance, the cop couldn’t get his statement until he went to the hospital.  In the mean time, the passenger who I haven’t mentioned yet, of the other car, was in the back seat.  When my mother with my brother arrived, they noticed that the passenger int he back seat seemed to be rummaging through the car.  All of a sudden, out of nowhere, he vanished.  Simply vanished.  Leaving the scene of an accident is illegal. He simply fled!

Which brings me to the next point:  for those of you who weren’t aware, yesterday was 4/20.  This day has long been recognized among teenagers as “National Pot Day” (Obviously, in this case, pot meaning marijuana)  When I saw the driver the first time, after getting out of my car, I had noticed the guys eyes were pretty darn red.  Later I found out from a nurse friend of ours, that it is POSSIBLE the redness was from the airbag dust… but the fact that the passenger was rummaging through the car and then simply fled, that makes me even more suspicious that pot could’ve been involved.  What pissed me off though, was the fact that the cop had no interest in the fact that there was indeed another passenger and that he fled… So later that night I spent time on the phone making calls to the Headquarters of the Allentown Police trying to pass along the message that I had more information on the accident… I have yet to hear from them.

So from an Insurance Agency’s point of view, I think I seem to be at fault, since I was at a stopsign and pulled out into moving traffic… But speeding was definitely a factor, and I don’t believe the dude had his headlights on, and since it was pissing out he should have had them on.  If he was under the influence of marijuana, that’ll definitely help my case… but I doubt we will ever know.

Thank goodness this kind lady stopped to help… she was so sweet, she told me “I have a 17 year old son, and if this had happened to him, I would hope someone would stop to help them too…” She let me sit in her car, even th ough I was drenched, because it was pouring out… Later that night, since I used her cell to call my moms cell, I had her number so I called her to thank her for helping, though she didn’t pick up-I just left her a voicemail.

I went home and changed and then we went to the hospital anyway just to double check that I was ok, and for insurance reporting reasons… I got the whole neckbrace treatment, then once they found out I was T-boned instead of simply rearended or something, they threw me in a wheelchair and gave me a little more priority… Turns out no bones were broken or anything, but I would definitely be sore.

I learned that I am very lucky for being in a Volvo.  Volvos for life, that’s how the saying goes… And there’s another saying, something about Volvo’s being like tanks… Everyone told me that I’m lucky that I was in a Volvo, otherwise I would’ve been severely injured… I didn’t even know I HAD side airbags until today, and thank god I did!

So today I got a phonecall from insurance, today I will have to pick up my incident report at the HQ, and today I made some phonecalls trying to suggest or complain or recommend, I don’t knwo what you’d call it, that someone install a traffic signal at that intersection… You can tell it’s a bad intersection, and its on a bit of an incline AND a curve so obviously it’s hard to see oncoming traffic.

I was driving on the blue path, he was going north on 15th St.

I was driving on the blue path, he was going north on 15th St.

So yeah, I’m just sore with a really stiff neck and hobbling around doped up on painkillers, but I’ll be ok… let’s see what happens with insurance…

T-boned.

T-boned.

T-boned II

T-boned II

On a much brighter note, I completed my video [http://vimeo.com/4172284]  on NYC, and speaking of, another trip is in my future because TODAY I GOT THE PHONECALL FROM THE GERMAN EMBASSY, I WAS AWARDED MY RESIDENCE/WORK PERMIT!! So I’m just waiting for a document in the mail and then it’s all A-OK to go up to Manhattan and pick up my visa! That should happen next week or so!! So more on that when I get it…

-Zac.

...because this is better than homework

...because this is better than homework

So, it has indeed been a little over a week since my last post, which is -for me- pretty unusual… But a lot has happened since that last post! So, let’s begin.

Dads Nikon N2000

Dad's Nikon N2000

This is the my dad’s 1980’s Nikon N2000. and I love it already. Thursday, if all goes as planned (see later in this post) I will be having a date with two friends–Cameras and Coffee.

Cemetery with a sunset

Cemetery with a sunset

Buckeye Pipeline never looked this attractive!

Buckeye Pipeline never looked this attractive!

Just some photographs I’ve taken over the past few days, I’m actually going to make a series in and around the Lehigh Valley , kinda like a photoessay of photo-documentary. And I plan to enter some contests with it too!

Allentowns lonely skyscraper

Allentown's lonely skyscraper with a nice vintage feel.

QANTAS jet all decked out for a great trip down under!

QANTAS jet all decked out for a great trip down under!

So, first off I’d like to dedicate this post to two gals.  One being the owner of the only blog that I actually read religiously, Mimioso (do read her blog!!!), and two being the aussie gal who I also met over the WWW, let’s call her K.M.

Tonight I was chewin’ the Fat with my buggerlugs (ha!) K.M. when we started talking about travelling down under.  I took a quick glance over to www.qantas.com just because I was bored and also very curious, how much would a flight from USA to Aussie-land cost these days?  Turns out I hit a goldmine.

Visit Australia
Fares from Los Angeles or San Francisco from $265* Each Way Based on Round Trip

Sydney Opera HouseWith the US dollar its strongest in years against the Australian dollar, a down under getaway remains a much better value than a European vacation. We’ll help you save money on your airfare now, and when you’re traveling, you’ll save heaps due to the favorable exchange rate!

This fare sale is valid for outbound travel between now and 24 October 2009, book by Wednesday, 15 April 2009.

Seats are limited. Look for better availability from the end of July or after.

Book your flights today!

Prices listed below include the fare plus fuel and insurance charges. Following these links, the next prices displayed will be the Total Price (each way) which also includes the government-imposed taxes and fees (which can reach up to $150-$200, depending on routing selected).


US Gateway DeparturesValid for Outbound Travel between now and 24 October 2009

US Gateway Destination City
Each Way*
based on round trip travel
Round trip*
Los Angeles
(LAX)
Sydney
$265
$530
Brisbane
$265
$530
Melbourne
$265
$530
San Francisco
(SFO)
Sydney
$265
$530
Brisbane
$265
$530
Melbourne
$265
$530
New York
(JFK)
QF108/QF107 only
Sydney
$365
$730
Brisbane
$365
$730
Melbourne
$365
$730

http://www.qantas.com.au/regions/dyn/am/specials/us/visit-australia?int_cam=us:qf:15

For $654 INCLUDING taxes (I made an imaginary trip:  depart LAX arrive SYD|18.08.09, return flight on 29.08.09).  Now, for all of you unacquanited with the airline industry, flights to Australia are long, arduous and expensive.  This is a true strike in an oil field.  Wow, just look at all that oil spurting up through the ground! I wonder how long it will keep gushing out of the earth below!

That’s the trick!  Luckily I found it in good time, as the flight has to be booked by 15.04, (Tax day!) and flown by 24.10.09.  Not bad!!! Flights are normally going for an upwards of $1,500 I want to say!  I mean, no, I’m not flying to Australia, not this season… but I hopefully helped out my mate K.M. to get an unexpected vacation home down under.  Unfortunately for all you Aussies reading this, I’m not sure if the cheapo fares are also availabe in the other direction.  If you want, give me a holler and I’ll check it out for ya.

QANTAS jet tail

QANTAS jet tail

To ease you all in your travels down under, I’m going to clue you in on some Aussie-slang that I also learned tonight! (also thanks to Aussieslang)

Arvo=afternoon

to cark it=to die

chockie=chocolate

bite ya bum=to be quiet, shut ya mouth

chunder guts=after a long night of partying, ya know, puking and all…

to chuck a U-ey=make a U-turn

to dong=smack

drongo=basically a dimwit

dead horse=ketchup/tomato sauce

donk=car or boat engine

empties=empty beer bottles

fag=cigarette (NOT a homosexual!!)

fanny=vagina! NOT your buttocks!

franger=condom!

garbo=the garbage man

g’day!=good day!

bloke=guy

kafuffle=commotion

kip=nap

lippie=lipstick

lino=linoleum

local rag=newspaper

Lolly water=soft drink, usually carbonated

loo=toilet

…that’s gunna have to be good for now, I’m knackered! It’s already 2:30 am!

so if you do decide to take advantage of this offer and take a spontaneous trip to Australia, do leave me a comment and lemme know how it goes!!

Easter & a haircut.

haircut!!

haircut!!

For starters, this Easter weekend I got my haircut! yeah! finally.  Secondly, my Easter weekend was boring.  Just like this post will be! So, to liven it up, let me introduce to you my mother’s clearance-sale-find:

freaky singing easter bunny rabbit...

freaky singing easter bunny rabbit...

Look, he even sings and hops:

Freaky easter bunny from my mother. from Zac Brown on Vimeo.

So, happy Easter, and hope you enjoy all your 1,000-calorie-filled Cadbury eggs!

Hey there gang–this is my first entry into a series of contests found over at the I Faces website.  Each week they host different themed photography contests, and today I happened to stumble upon their website and decided I’d try my hand in a little photography.

I’m posting this entry a few days early (the first chance to post an entry is Monday), but I’m sure its of no harm.

This week’s theme is the self-portrait.

WEEK 15 – Apri 20th – Self Portrait
We’d like to meet each of you! 🙂

Kids Category: A portrait of You and one (or all) of your children or You and a child you know.

Adults Category: Show us YOUR face…and your face only!

For this challenge, you have to take the photo and you have to be holding the camera. You cannot use a tripod to help you. (This should be fun!)

Taken on Christmas at our rental-condo in Ocho Rios on Jamaica, 2009.

Taken on Christmas at our rental-condo in Ocho Rios on Jamaica, 2009.

This trip to Jamaica was actually one of my most memorable vacations with my family… went to Jamaica for Christmas 2009, scored a fantastic quaint little condo right on the beach for $600 for the WHOLE week! over CHRISTMAS! Fantastic!  And it came with a helper, she was one of the greatest person I’ve ever met.  She wanted to do her job, she was fun loving, helpful, and just an all-around fantastic woman, and her name was Rose.  She took us into the markets of Ocho Rios, cooked fantastic jamaican entreés for us… I’ll have to dedicate a post to her and our trip to Jamaica a little bit later.  All-in-all, it was one of the few times my entire family got together, enjoyed eachothers company, and actually got along and laughed!!

ps-I know I’m not the greatest photographer 😛 Actually, I’m hardly “decent”!! But I try, and I have fun doing it!  and I guess that’s all that matters!

Vending Machine Mishaps

Vending Machine Mishaps

Today is a short post.  Why? Because I’ve had a long day!  Distractions keeping me from doing homework, that’s the main culprit!  Mostly it’s the internet, it really gets addicting.  Finding new stuff is so, well, exhilarating!  From following the winning agents of the Ford Fiesta Movement (see this article to watch some video footage of the NYC’s Times Square kick-off event) to apartment searching, from website designing to job searching.  From randomly stumbling across a random website where you just talk with strangers, to well… porn.  (joking)   What else have I found on the internet?  Ah, it’s too late in the evening to be able to recall it all…

Another big event happening in the past few days, well, put it this way.  It’s April, right?  April 8th, 2009 to be exact.  Well past the beginning of spring.  WHY IS IT SNOWING.  Did someone forget to tell the North East Corridor that it’s SPRING already!?

As said on my last post, I took film clippings while in NYC the last time, and I am teaching myself Final Cut Pro by trial-and-error, and am making a short video about NYC.  And I started it today in the Mac-Lab on campus, and it’s already almost done! It should be up by Monday, when all goes as planned.

And today, one of my biggest fears has indeed happened to me!  What is one of my biggest fears?  Well, it’s a quite dorky one, actually.  And it is when (SHIT! BEN JUST KILLED CAESAR!) <<sorry, I’m typing this while watching LOST!>> your snacking attempts fail.  That’s right.  When you go to a vending machine, there is so much suspense embedded in that simple action, the action of inserting your money in the vending machine, pressing the buttons to retrieve whatever item you are seeking, and the action of that sought-after item being released to your grasp.  How many times does this sequence actually fail?? Well, to me, twice, in one day.  I went to the soda machine, $.75 canned soda, it ate my money and wouldn’t a) register it on the screen, or b) give it back.  Then, I went to the snack machine, and my doritos got stuck.  My $1.00 Doritos.  I had to put in another $1.00 just to get them (because the machine was too wedged in the corner to be able to shake it up)… I could’ve gone to the admin and gotten a refund, but I’d’ve been late to my class.

Can you believe that? I really do hate vending machines, because of that suspense, that 5 seconds while the machine is vending. And it happened to me, twice. Watch how long it takes me to use a machine like that again…

Finally, tonight is a LOST night.  The only way to end a could’ve-been-better-day.

The Stage: my favorite restaurant, which I was introduced to in the East Village. And it's ukrainian.

The Stage: my favorite restaurant, which I was introduced to in the East Village. And it's ukrainian.

Are you ready for another exciting follow-up on yet another extremely exciting visit to Gotham?  ahh, I truly love NYC.

Ok, here’s how it all went down.  Woke up, ran into my old high school to talk with my german teacher about some stuff regarding my trip, then filled up my car with gas and hit the road.

Traffic was a pain, torrential downpour and bumper-to-bumper traffic all the way out 78.

Traffic was a pain, torrential downpour and bumper-to-bumper traffic all the way out 78.

Drove out I-78 into NJ, to Jersey City, and did the ‘ole routine with the PATH train into NYC. Got into Journal Square NJ at 9:20, parked my car (which will ultimately come to $13 because I just missed the 12-hour price’s cutoff!) and got into NYC at 33rd street around quarter to ten.

Now, the main purpose of my trip this time was to get to the German Embassy near the United Nations to apply for my Aufenthaltsgenehmigung (residence/work permit).  I was really afraid, because the lady on the phone told me to try to get there early, because Friday’s are typically busy.  And I made an extra trip to NYC for this specific reason… and on top of that, you can only apply for this permit between the hours of 9 and 11.  (significance? haha joking.) So I ran and ran.  I even had to take a stop at a Bank of America ATM to withdraw money for the fee, which also is only accepted in cash payment.  What also was pretty ratty, the UN plaza is actually nowhere near a subway line, so I ended up taking the subway to 51st and Lexington, and had to walk the rest of the way… in torrential downpour.

German Embassy

German Embassy

So the main entrance there in the picture (I stole the pic from Google, because mine got ruined by the weather) is more for the office part of the embassy, the visa entrance was in the side alley, so I went down this alley and in this barely-marked door, said I was here to apply for my Aufenthaltsgenehmigung, they asked me some questions, gave me a number, searched me, and sent me up this elevator going directly to the Visa-floor.  Here I waited about 5 minutes until being called to the window.  The room was brightly lit, with a nice painting on the wall, and there were 4 windows with seats, set up almost like a maximum-security prison visitors section, glass window and a telephone.  That’s how we communicated, through a telephone.  I got asked a lot of questions, filled out a lot of paperwork, paid my $81 cash fee, and was on my way after a little over an hour.

Walk-about.

Then, since I haven’t been to the UN Plaza before, I went over that way and walked around a little, and afterwards grabbed a bite to eat.  Naturally (A. because it’s my all-time favorite food, and B. because it’s NYC) I went straight for a pizzeria.  I found Abitino’s Pizzeria on 2nd Avenue between 39th & 40th and went in and had some awesome Sicilian pizza and some rather delicious garlic knots (for which I had to pay $.75 for sauce!).  Then I just meandered around a little longer, and to be honest I can’t remember specifically what I did after that… After seeing this video, (click the link) it made me try out something new, something I really haven’t toyed around all that much with–videography.  So I bummed my dad’s video camera (one of those mini ones which also takes snapshots) and tried taking my own video clips and this week I will sit down on Final Cut Pro and try to stitch it together.  So I did a lot of filming, 110 video clips to be exact!

So I ended up in Times Square, and when I came out of the subway I heard this music, so I walked towards the music and that’s when I saw a plastic tent erected on “Military Island”.  What was it?  The kick-off event for the Ford Fiesta Movement. Yeah, I know, you’ve never heard of it, neither have I, but it was awesome.  In the middle of Times Square, under this tent, in the pouring rain, open karoke was happening!  And they all danced and anyone could sing, and they tossed out awesome T-shirts into the crowd.  Somehow, I managed to get in the front right near the gates that held the people back!  And as it turns out, Ace Young (I guess he was an American Idol Finalist?) was the host and also sang, of which I have videos!

Ace Young at the Ford Fiesta Movement in Times Square

Ace Young at the Ford Fiesta Movement in Times Square

Then I went downtown to the Lomography Store, and for those of you who don’t know, Lomography is a style of photography using cameras with plastic lenses and sometimes the cameras have fisheye lenses, or pinhole lenses, and I believe it was modeled after the Russian spy cameras… Here’s a link of an example picture. It’s something I’d like to learn a lot more about.  The store is down around the NYU Campus.

A look at the Arch in Washington Square Park, in Lomo style

A look at the Arch in Washington Square Park, in Lomo style

Then I went down further to have another looksy in Chinatown, see if I couldn’t capture some more footage of the illegal markets down there selling Coach etc xD (See my previous post if you haven’t read it yet, there’s some scoops on Chinatown in it…) But everyone I asked about the purses for my “girlfriend” all took me to the same shoppe, so I don’t know yet what’s up with that…

THE place to get fake purses (Broadway & Canal)

THE place to get fake purses (Broadway & Canal)

I then worked my way back uptown, stopping in Grand Central to take some more video for my project.  After that I found myself up in Central Park, where I took a little walk until it began raining again.  By this time, it was almost 5:30, and I had arranged to meet up with Jessi, a good highschool friend who now studies Fashion Design at Parson’s New School, at 6pm.  So I decided to start making my way back downtown–to Union Square Park.

Jessi & The Stage

Jessi's Macaroni & Egg Cream

Jessi's Macaroni & Egg Cream

This is where the real fun kicked in… we met, after not seeing eachother in a year, exchanged hugs etc, then we walked back to her dorm, where I got to meet her friends and roommates etc.  Then she asked if I was hungry, which I was, and she said she knew of a great place, in fact probably her favorite joint in town (in a BIG BIG town) and I said, heck, why not?!  So we walked a few blocks to “The Stage” (see first picture above).  This place was heaven in an Eastern European Diner.  No more spending big bucks on dinner for two in Manhattan, if you’re one of those kind of people, you need to stop and come here (2nd Ave between 7th & 8th).  You go into a very tiny narrow building, sit down at a long counter, and everything is prepared for you in front of you, served true Ukraine-style.  My biggest recommendation would have to be their chocolate Egg Cream.  I have no clue what it is actually, but Jessi suggested it and I immediately fell in love.  Its somehow chocolate milk mixed with egg cream (?) and seltzer maybe?  Absolutely worth it.

After this marvelous score, we walked around a little bit more, chit-chatted and simply caught up with eachother, then we went to an open house art exhibit at Parson’s, where I got to meet more of her friends, and look at freakin’ ridiculously amazing art.  There was this one piece, with lights up top, and pedastals upon which light-reacting paper sat, and upon which the light shined once a button was pushed.  When the light was off, the paper-sculpture was in one position.  Once the light turned on and shined on the paper-sculpture, the paper reacted and curled and curved in many different ways.  I wish my video camera wasn’t dead at this point, it was simply awesome!!

Jessi & Eric eating FroYo

Jessi & Eric eating FroYo

Then we caught up with some more friends and we all went to get some FroYo (Frozen yogurt). Apparently I haven’t lived like a true New Yorker until I’ve had some, so I obviously couldn’t let that be!! Don’t ask me what the difference between FroYo and ice cream is, as I have no clue.  But according to Jessi, it doesn’t leave a milky aftertaste in your mouth like ice cream! haha ok??? But this place we went to, 16 Handles, is at 153 2 Avenue (16handles.com) and it’s named that because it has just that.  16 handles featuring 16 different flavors.  You pick your cup, you walk down the hallway past the machines, pick any flavors you want, then go to the toppings bar and pick whatever you want (I can’t even begin to name the vast wide variety of toppings you could choose from, there were so many exotic things that I never even heard of and will probably never hear of again! Unless that is if I go back, which I definitely will!) Then you proceed to the checkout and pay by weight.  I loaded mine, and got away with only oweing $5.  I really enjoyed it, thanks Jessi!

We went back to her place, chatted a little more, met some more friends, watched her do some homework, then I walked back to the PATH station at 14th Street and 6th Avenue.  Despite the random outbursts of torrential liquid sunshine, it was always warm, around the 60° mark, and when the sun was out, it was beautiful.  My walk to the PATH station was definitely a good one.

...saw him on my way out of the city, changing posters.

...saw him on my way out of the city, changing posters.

Some beautiful NYC Skyline

Some beautiful NYC Skyline

So all-in-all I had yet another fantastic time in New York City.  I wanted to take the free water taxi over to the Brooklyn Ikea from the South Street Sea Port, but I didn’t wanna walk that far in the rain, haha.  Next time!  I also wanted to get my hair cut, which also didn’t happen! There’s just too many distractions in that big ‘ole city!!  Keep your eyes out for my video project utilizing the footage I shot here yesterday!

Comments are always welcome, and thanks for clicking!  And thanks for listening to me ramble about my visits to the Skyscraper National Park!

-Zac.