Last weekend:

We went to visit every parties guest of honor, Jenn Norwood. We drove up to Providence RI on Sunday morning. <Tangent> I hate I95! What the eff man! I don’t even have a coherent thought about it. It just always backed up for reasons that will remain unclear to all of humanity for the rest of our time here.</Tangent>

The point of the visit was to see Jenn, tell dumb jokes and sing Karaoke like fools. All those objectives where achieved. We had a private room which is not the norm for these excursions but worked out quite well. We sang a bunch of songs that the general public would not know or care to hear. We even sang Steely Dan’s “Cousin Dupree” not easy. These visits are short, they are meant to encourage maximum fun in a achieveable burst. Meaning, I’m only capable of being fun or funny for about 4 hours at most.

Providence is a cool place man! It has the youth of a college town. The growth of millennials moving back into cities. It also lacks the shine soulless gloss of a major city that had it’s renissance some 10 years back. Cough, cough bk. They have rehabilitated many if the old factory’s to lofts and with that has come new restaurants and shops. Kate and I went to this place called North for dinner. It was delicious, check them out. Smart planning by Jenn, Boom Box the Karaoke place was right around the corner.

Thanks Jenn!



Hey!

After all that winter hate, I thought it was time for some spring happy. Today is a beautiful day here in the nj/ny metro area. I’m writing this whilst standing on the platform at the Brick Church NJT station.

I’m trying to post here once a week and it’s kinda tough as there isn’t always something to talk about. So today instead I’m posting a video.

A few weeks back whilst feeling a little down and out I purchased the DJI Osomo Mobile 2. For those of you that have known me a long time I used to make videos for this site. My best bud Ian Swanson used to do the filming and I’d come up with the concepts and do the editing. It was a pre-youtube era and we had a good time. We stopped because Ian (in an effort to shurk his filming duties) moved to the other side of the world.
That said I dont make videos anymore. I thought this might inspire me to at least do better visual s for the site.


Tough week last week. Followed by a rainy, sleepy, working weekend.

That said 2 highlights I managed to wiggle out of this newsless time.

1. I went to Racine WI last Thursday. The campus as you may or may not know was designed by the Great American Architect Mr. Frank Lloyd Wright. I think I’m always taken by his ability to play with proportion in a way that creates the appearance of thin elements in otherwise large structures.




2. Holy crap our Japaneese Maple. This sucker came out of this winter ready to party! Everytime I go outside I’m shocked by how impressive it is.



3. (Oops surprise, I have a 3rd) I was walking to meet Kate downtown Friday night and I saw the great Ariana Grande taking pictures with her fans on 17th St, just up from Union Square. I did not get a photo because I’m not particularly a fan. Although she seemed to be very kind in possing with people. She was hanging out the window of her giant black SUV. Made all the more giant looking by how incredibly tiny she is.

As you may or may not remember, this blog was made to track the tasks and experiences of everyday life. So I give you, a standard weekend.

I worked pretty late on Friday so that was a bit of a wash.

Saturday I installed a new, less traditional ceiling fan. I enjoy this kind of thing, although relativity simple it provides a sense of accomplishment. This can be difficult to come by in the everyday monotony, so it’s nice.


Our neighbor was having a birthday party roasting a 60lb pig. It was impressive and it was nice to see all the neighbors from the street.



The pig had a rough day.

Sunday was a work day, sucks but what can you do.

This morning I took a pic of the house as it’s nice to finally feel as if winter is over. The leaves are out and things are green. It keeps the sadness away when the sun is out.



Enjoy your week.

Just flying back from San Francisco (started writing this post on 4/30/18) and I’m sitting here wondering why we torcher ourselves by living on the east coast. I don’t love San Francisco but the surrounding areas are the most beautiful places I’ve ever been in the US. As I sit here waiting to fly back to the big grey butthole that is New York I feel as if I’m doing everything wrong. Facing down yet another week of the NJT, Manhattan, the rest is enough to make you hope for cancellations.
The wedding was beautiful, our friend Adam from NY (he moved back to Cali, about 2 years ago) got married in Marshall California, it’s a bit North West of Petaluma. It’s in dairy farm country and it is beautiful. Lots of cows and sheep roaming around on rolling green hills. It’s endlessly peaceful with cool crisp air and the sound of the ocean in the background. On Friday night they had a brick oven pizza truck at the wedding venue for people to meet each other and say hello. The pizza was exceptional. We met a bunch of nice folks and had a lovely time. The wedding day started out rainy and quickly turned into a beautiful sunny day. Every thing about the wedding was simple and lovely. It’s hard to explain but I’m now convinced a beautiful place makes a wedding work way better. It’s hard to do a beautiful places are few and hard to get to.

We stayed at an air BNB in Dillon Beach. The Air BNB was amazing! Clean, new, and priced right. Views of the ocean from every window, and a beautiful porch and garden. It was an amazing trip, everything was just beautiful. I found myself in a some what constant state of dred thinking a out returning home. Maybe it’s just been too long in one place. I don’t know. People always feel that way about vacation, going home is always hard. It’s just this is the hardest it’s ever been…



Paul and Kate

Dillon Beach


Kate and Annie (rock chaulk)

Cow

Dillon Beach

Dillon Beach

Wedding Venue

Kate in the garden of the AirBNB