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I hope everyone had a nice long Memorial Day Weekend!! We certainly had a nice Memorial Day (the rest of it was cold and rainy). We had a bunch of us to Prospect Park for a cook out. Busted out our little grill with a few beers and some football and Hi-li throwing. Here are a couple of pic I shot at the end of the day. Enjoi!
Oh man!!! We are in Savannah, well really in Tybee and there are a bunch of us. It’s Kate, Megan, Peters, Billy, Sarah O, Adam, Lisa, and of course Martin and Jenn!! I’m ganna post a bunch pics here!
Deal With It!! I can’t explain why I think this is so funny, I don’t know.
Hey everyone I wanted to apologize for not posting a dport7 Happy Easter. We usually get the holiday wishes out loud and proud here, but this time the staff was distracted. Good friend of the site Brian Lauvray was visiting both for Easter and for the release of the new GIJoe movies “GIJoe Retaliation”. The visit was good and the movie was terrible!!
In keeping with dport7 standards and practices the staff has worked hard to pull some highlights from Brian’s visit together in one of our signature Interview Videos. We did our best to make something watchable. Let me know if you make it all the way through.
In an effort to elevate the holiday excitement we had a few folks over to color eggs earlier in the week. I’ve posted the winning egg below. Check our the instagram page to see some others.
So I’ll say this….. I went to the Mermaid Parade last weekend……..
Although this is not about me, Oh no! This is about people I know and maybe people you know.
Our friend Sarah had her bachelorette party in/on/with said Mermaid Parade. Kate and friends are in the wedding thus they joined in on said festivities.
This includes dressing up like a Mermaid and walking through the streets and boardwalk of the famous (and disgusting) Coney Island. It’s really hard to put into words an experience like this so I’m going to let the pictures do the talking.
I will say this, all in all it was a good time and no one got hurt. And really isn’t that the best you can hope for? I think so!
Last night Kate and I met her friends Jen and Wayne for dinner at Cookshop in Manhattan. As I walked up to greet Jen and Wayne, Mike D from the Beastie Boys walked into the restaurunt behind them. (This is going to sound crazy.) I’ve often thought about what I might do if one of the Beastie Boys just suddenly appeared in front of me in public. Although for all this thought I had no plan of how to deal with the situation so I froze. Freezing is a popular Paul Diehl stratagy. Although never effective it’s a coping mechanism that I have mastered. During dinner both Kate and I went to the bathroom just to double and triple check that I hadn’t made a error in my assessment. The topic came up a few times during the meal and I insisted that I wanted to just leave him alone and that it was just a treat to have seen one of my hero’s in person. After dinner Kate insisted that her and I stick around and wait for Mike to leave. This is where I really kinda started to freak out. Of course I wanted to meet Mike D but it felt too close to MCA’s passing. For some reason the idea of going up to him and gushing about what a huge fan I am seemed almost rude after the events of only a few weeks ago. Kate insisted that if we didn’t stay I would always regret it, and asked the bartender for a sharpie so Mike D could sign my (brand new) Mets hat.
After a drink I turned to see Mike D leaving with the group of folks he was eating with. I again froze. I just couldn’t do it. It seemed weird and I had no idea what to say. Then as I watched the opportunity slip away Kate grabbed my hat and the pen and walked outside and made it happen. She asked Mike D to sign the hat. She said he seemed really surprised almost taken off guard that someone would ask him to sign something. I remained frozen till Kate returned and handed me the hat.
At first I felt like the biggest turd in the world. I just let things pass by me. Although the more I think about it, it worked out for the best. I’m just to big of a fan. I could sit and think for years about what to say to those guys. Coming up with things I think are clever from every song they have ever had. It’s just too much to handle.
I am not wearing the hat this morning it sits in a place of honor in our apartment hanging respectfully on the antler of the Jackalope above the bar. There it will stay as a reminder of the time I saw Mike D and almost/did have a mental breakdown.
Today is a day I’ve been dreading since 2008. That’s when the Beastie Boys show at All Points West was cancelled because MCA announced he had cancer. I was suppose to see them for only the second time that day. The thought of a world with out the Beastie Boys has been a sad one for me. I started listening to them fanatically in my high school years and they’ve been with me ever since. Their music is a New York institution, a battle cry for fun, and a way of life for me. I know it seems stupid but they meant/mean a lot to me. Too loose MCA (Adam Yauch) at 47 seems like a life lost far too soon.
“All I want to know is when it’s check out time. So I can be in heaven with the rhythm rock rhyme”
I saw a picture of this thing the other day and thought “uh another campfire thing, whatever….”. Today I took another look, went to the site, watched the video and was super impressed. First off the BioLite uses the heat from the little fire to (I believe channel the hot air into a little turbine) create electricity to power or charge a phone or anything else. The other part of the video that I found inspiring was the home stove they have created for emerging countries. It allows them not only electricity from their cooking fires but a safer way to burn those fires indoors. Watch the video below its pretty cool.
I also realized, now that I’ve become such a prolific camper. (see two post prior) I may need to invest in such a campstove just for fun.
So tomorrow is New Year’s Eve…. I suppose there’s something to be said for this year…. Although why be nostalgic when it’s gone. Nothing we can do about it good or bad.
2012 could be a buster. We just got the information from our Land Lord that the building is being turned into condos. No need for concern we don’t get evicted if we don’t buy. Although we do get an insider price if we do. This could be a to do!
In other news I’ve been working on a baby elephant character at the request of me cousin Krissy. She asked for an image that is jungle themed to hang in her soon to be new baby’s room. I’m finalizing the rendering as I type this. I found this motion gif and it made me wish even more that I could animate. I love this thing.
Have a Save and Fun New Year’s. We will be in Suprise NY if you need us. Pictures will follow!!
I don’t know about you but I wish I could animate Turbo doing some dance moves. Until I can learn some 3D animation our good friend Joanis has made this for us. Please enjoy, I know I did!!!! For those of you unfamiliar that’s a little beastie boys in that background just to make it official!!
Well, this is a big one everyone! Great friend of the site Ian Swanson and Pink Swanson had their baby!! Adinda Penelope Swanson. Born June 8th 2011 around 8am, Weight : 2.75kg, Length : 50cm. Everyone here at dport7 wishes them the very best. So far all we have is this shot of Ian holding the baby more to follow I’ve been told.