There's so many things I like about this picture. The fact that he looks so big but I'm still able to carry him like a baby. The fact that he didn't want to bother with clothes becuase his bottle was so much more important. The way you can tell - even though it's a still image - that he was really, really schoochie.
Every once in a while you come across a really cool website. Not just another blog, or another photo gallery, but an ingenious, inventive way to use the internet to help solve a specific problem or address a specific need. Witness "When is Law & Order On?". Now, I admit, after devoted viewing every night at 11:00 and 4 years of Tivo, I've pretty much seen every episode, so I don't watch the re-runs anymore, but if I did - I'd be on this site every day. This guy should be shopping for buyers - can't you just see fan club sites using this to keep up to date with their favorite shows in syndication. I can see a Jos Whedon application showing David Boreanaz fans when they can catch their next fix of Buffy or Angel.
So, I was intrigued by this post on curbed today. It seems that the small-ish apartment attached to the massive-ly cool lawn on CPW (remember that show?) they posted about previously belongs to Christopher Radko. Now the reason this is intriguing is that Christopher Radko makes a lot of money designing and selling Christmas tree ornaments. I've seen them at Neiman Marcus - they're really expensive and insane, Christmas-crazed ladies collect them. Anyway - I wanted to make this little tidbit known for the sake of my dear father. He's planning on retiring in the future and he's been looking for a business to start up once he does. And what do you think he's been doing for the past 2 years? Selling Christmas tree ornaments! While the little table he sets up at the local Amish market on Fridays and Saturdays in the winter is a far cry from Neiman Marcus, it all has to start somewhere. I'll let you know when we're finally playing horseshoes in the sky.
...and here it is. The NASA satellite picture of the Gates. It's actually a satellite picture of all of manhattan, including Central Park with the Gates. The small portion of the shot on the left is my house.
So after months of anticipation, Cristo's Gates were unraveled in the park and our little family (plus my mom and dad) went to revel in the "happening" (Jordan's words, not mine). In what I'm sure is a harbringer of things to come in the next 17 years, just as we began the activity I had been looking forward to, FTM had a meltdown. I'm not sure if it was the cold, the fact that he was due for a nap, the people or the billowing saffron fabric - but he started screaming, full on, inconsolable, tears streaming down the face screaming. It was worse than last weeks doctors appointment. So our visit lasted about 15 minutes, 14 of which was spent trying to fight our way past the hordes of people to get out to Fifth Ave. and catch a cab. FTM eventually calmed down back at home and all was well. So I'm planning on going again, maybe this weekend, and I promise to take some pictures. I do have a few choice shots of the meltdown. I'll try and post them soon.
How much do I love it that They Might Be Giants is now a kiddie band? It's entirely appropriate, given that most of thier songs pre-2000 were perfectly suited for a hip kids show, like "Alternative Electric Company" or something. Anyway, tomorrow they're releasing a new childrens album "Here Come the ABC's". Explore the site a little - there's music videos (including a great one with the letters Q and U frolicking around Park Slope) and dates and locations for personal appearances. In case you didn't know, they have another kids album called "No!", and my personal favorite "Flood", from which the title of this post came.