Sunday, April 29, 2007 the garden

I tried to plant some seeds in my little plot of land on the patio last spring. It didn't really take. This being the east village, god knows what's really in that dirt.

Susie had been buying all sorts of great indoor plants for her place and we had been going through the Union Square green market most weekends since the weather has turned (somewhat) nice. I decided I would put some things in pots and do it up right this spring.

Here's the big view:

I got 2 ivys, 2 dahlias and a geranium. I grew up with geraniums and don't really like them, but they sure do grow well, so I decided I just wanted something that would work.

Ivy #1 - named Otto.
otto ivy

Dahlia #1 - forgot her name.
gladis 2

This Dahlia and ivy were planted together. The ivy's name is Peanut, but I forget what what the 2nd dalia is called.

dalia and peanut

Geranium - named Gladis

Let's hope these grow into beautiful flowers this year.

On a side note, I took this picture of Tesla in front of a church on the west side last weekend when we were flea market shopping. Thought it was interesting having just recently watched The Prestige. Much better than the Illusionist. Also funny to see a picture of a mad scientist in front of a church.
tesla nyc

Last but not least, another bird shat on me yesterday while walking through the west village. 2 times in the past 3 weeks. Should I just stay in, or accept that I will get shit on in life? The Italians think its a sign of good luck. Bring it, cause this is just too weird. No staying in for me. Good luck, I'm ready for you!

Friday, April 27, 2007

This live Miles Davis record is amazing

recorded at the black hawk in frisco in 1961. amazing.
I am still trying to score kind of blue on vinyl, but this will suffice.

Now that its springy in NYC, Susie and I scour the out door fairs (her for furniture, me for crap, and seriously I mean crap). I am buying old vinyl. There is tons of jazz and soul (and the white folks who do soul like Burt and the Bee Gees) but not finding much rock (besides of the CCR, Neil Young and Stones I already got).

So I guess I should start blogging about all the cool crap I'm buying, and other blog posts I find interesting. And continue with the food I eats. Finally, a focus for this thing?

This record is supreme.

Clearspring is dope

Testing this code, cause I am such a huge basket-ball fan.

baldwin test

at least I am not watching linkin park again.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

On the irony of bird shit...

New York is kind of springy today, ahead of a 'noreaster' thats set to hit tonight and throw us back into the arms of winter.
This morning, after brunch, I picked up the book I've been reading called Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins and sat outside on my patio. People in my building have been throwing bird seed onto my patio, so of course there is some fresh bird doo I was trying to avoid while sitting there reading.

I was reading the part where the protagonist explains how you can make a bomb using bird poo, so I'm like great - its all around me.

I decided I would like an iced coffee and would like to continue reading in Union Square park, so I moved the day's activities there. Away from the bird shit on my patio.

The park was full of people celebrating spring, and I settled on a bench with my iced coffee to continue reading.

And that's when what I had been trying to avoid hit me. Yes, a bird shat right on me.


Friday, April 13, 2007

I've started a business school blog document all the things related just to business school.
business school blog

hopefully I can SEO on the term 'business school blog' like I did for the words 'josef india.' google that and see if this is still number one.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

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Sunday, April 08, 2007

Eggs and bunny celebration

Susie and I had some people over to celebrate the holiday.

I boilded some eggs for folks to paint.

I made 2 egg pies. One with salami and a sharp pecorino and another veggie made with mushrooms, spinich and shallots.

Susie made a great potato salad with arugula and grey poupon. So good.
We also served a green salad and a fruit salad. So salady!


Table cover for egg painting!

We colored and had a contest later.

After brunch we colored eggs.

JTR and Stef won the eggo coloring contest.

After that, we also had a coloring contest. I think everyone won.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

NYU just called

I just got into the Executive MBA program.
I am excited. Now comes the hoops to get it funded. Wish me luck.

InNOut vs Shake Shack

in and out



We don't have InNOut in NYC, but we have Shake Shack. And Shake Shack opened last week, so Susie and I skipped our normal Sunday brunch because we knew the line would be short. We were right.

It doesn't matter who makes the better burger, because you don't really have a choice. Depending on where you are decides what burger you gonna get. And both are great.

Shake shack 1st burger of the season

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

My friends keep leaving

Another one left 2 weeks ago. Mostly they're going back to San Francisco. Some to LA and a couple to Austin.

Christine and her bf Tim got a new dog right before leaving. Nathan and Alison did something similar. Kryssa and Jim left last year. So did Antonio. Mark and Katie left for LA right after I got here. Nicole's there now.

People! Stop leaving. All of the action is here! The SF MOMA sucks! The LACMA is only OK.

Monday, April 02, 2007