Day 8 (Tuesday Sept. 14)
Last night I stayed with Arash, he is a friend of mine from
the University of Southern California. He writes for Sports
Illustrated and lives here in the city. I hung out with him,
went to dinner and watch Monday night football. This morning,
he took me and showed me around his office. Someday, I will
be filing photos to that office.
Rokefeller Center, as seen on t.v. during the holidays.
More of Rokefeller Center and it's world flags.
After breakfast, I went to Museum Mile -- what a disappointment.
First, I went to the Museo del Barrio, which has all kinds of
Puerto Rican, Cuban and Mexican art. It was closed. It's closed
on Tuesdays. Boooooo!!! Then, I went to the International Center
of Photography. That place was being remodeled. Also, it was
moved to another location. Booo!!! I went to the new location,
it's closed for installation of latest exhibit (above photo)
Double Booooo!!!!! Finally, I went to the Metropolitan Museum
of Art. It was open. Whew.
Diana and her bow and arrow.
Ok, I know I am all into the museum and art stuff. But, hey,
I am also into music. Today, while visiting Times Square for
my daily fix, I walked by the MTV studios as they were doing
Total Request Live. There's the pic of Carson as he talks to
people outside on the streets.
I also went back to Chinatown. I heard that the best ice cream
in the world is here at a place where they make it on site.
I had Avocado Ice Cream, now that's what I am talking about...
something new and daring. It was good, too. While walking there,
I walked on Elizabeth street. Reminded me of Liz. Hey Liz, wanna
know how to write your name is Chinese?
I did it yesterday, I'll do it again today. Here's some self
portraits. Here I am outside of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Inside the Metropolitan.
Outside of my future office at the Associated Press building.
OH, OH!!! There's a pic of me that I would love for all of
you to see. Here it is:
I saw her at the Met's game tonight when I went to see them
beat the Atlanta Braves 7-0. In a game that had Mike Piazza
playing first base and allowing the ball to go through his feet
Bill Buckner style. Seriously, it was a scary feeling to see
that happen. If you don't know the history of Buckner, I am
not the one to tell it because I know a little bit. All I know
is that in the world series (i think, maybe penant series) Buckner
was playing first base for the Mets and the ball went right
through his legs on an extremely easy play that would have landed
the Mets with a trophy. The Mets lost and Buckner is only remembered
for that play.
Anyways. When I saw her, I had to make a move. How can I not?
Look at her she's amazingly gorgeous. I had nothing to lose.
So, I went in for the kill.
Must have worked. Otherwise, how else would I have gotten this
close to such a beautiful woman? I guess I now have an extra
reason why I need to come back here. But anyways, meet Christine.
WOW, she even had a sexy name! It's funny, I had a girlfriend
that had her features when I was in high school -- her name
was also Christine!
I can't believe I was at Shae Stadium. This year I have been
to many stadiums I didn't think I would see so quickly. I have
been to Ameriquest field In Arglington (Texas Rangers), Reliant
Park in Houston (Houston Texas), Texas Stadium in Irving (Dallas
Cowboys), Cotton Bowl in Dallas (Dallas Burn), American Airlines
Center (Dallas Mavericks; WBO Boxing) and now Shae Stadium.
The three photos from the game are film photos. Yeah, I know
that it amazes all of you, since I shoot a lot of digital stuff.
However, tonight I went to the game thinking I wouldnt be let
in to it w/ a big camera. Sometimes, at stadiums they don't
let you in with good cameras. I didn't want to be left outside,
so I bought a cheap throw-away camera from the drug store and
took some there.