Saturday, July 14, 2007

The Brooklyn Beach!

I was on a walk with Dav where we had decided to head for the waterfront and we found this little summer phenomenon.

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It's a man made beach with a floating pool. It's all free so the the line is incredibly long. You can kinda see it under the white tent in the background. The pictures are a little fuzzy because they came off Dav's camera phone.

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Monday, July 09, 2007

The last (probably)

This is Dance Place. I took the picture after my last (probably) performance there. I hugged co-dancers Ilana, Erika, Roxann, and Nellie bye and waited for Dav to pick me up. I will have fond memories of DC even though I don't feel like the city was the right match for me in the end. Who knows? I may be back some day. For now we are shacked up with Malina in good 'ol Brooklyn (pictured below).

Saturday, July 07, 2007

New York activities

Maybe this is a little extreme for my taste but I'm sure Dav and I will have some fun doing uniquely New York things while we're there.

This is an activity advertised on Nonesense NY:

NYC Chinatown Garbage Taxidermy TourYou're invited on a free tour of the New York City Chinatown garbage.Did you know you could make art out of dead animals? Yes! I am goingto show you how to collect dead animals from the garbage in Chinatownto make your own personal taxidermy. You will learn how to dig in thegarbage for dead animals. You can make art out of these animals. It'sreally cool. I've found everything from sharks to frogs to plain oldunidentifiable crap. Sometimes I find nothing interesting, but thatis what makes it fun. You never know. Rain or shine.My name is Nate Hill, a Brooklyn artist who makes new animals fromdead animal parts. I sew together random animal parts to make a newanimal that doesn't really exist. Many of the parts I have used overthe years have come from Chinatown's garbage. I will be holding an8x11 sign that reads Chinatown Tour.I suggest wearing clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Long-sleeveshirts are also good to keep your arms clean. Also fully enclosedshoes are recommended. You may want to bring a plastic bag if youwant to take a souvenir with you. You may also want to bring aflashlight, though I've never used one. I search by feel. Thefollowing items will be provided: latex gloves, first aid kit, wetwipes, and antibacterial gel.
Are we going to dive in dumpsters? No sorry. We prefer not to getthat dirty. We just dig our hands in trash containers. We're notgoing to be walking far. The tour consists of my favorite spots thatare just within a few blocks of each other.
After the tour is finished, I invite you to drinks at the bar HomeSweet Home (a taxidermy themed bar).
Southeast Corner of Canal Street and Lafayette Street, Manhattan9p; $free

NOTE: Ladies and gentlemen of the press, we know you lift storiesfrom Nonsense all the time. That's fine. We're happy that you readclosely, and most of the people here want the attention. But weactually went out of our way to warn this kid that you'd descend onhim like pigeons poaching rice from one of those old Chinese ladiesat the park. We told him that his event is so absurd that it actuallysounds like a prank -- specifically the old San Francisco Cacophonyprank where they roasted squab in Golden Gate park and told everyonethey were eating, yep, street pigeons. He pointed us to the photos onthe web and said he was ready. So, have at the story. But if youthink about it, maybe send us a note and say thanks, or namedrop usin your story for once. We like to take the high road, but everyonelikes a little nod every once in a while.

So, on a different note, I'll share a few more pictures from the rest of the Ocean City trip.

Beach Critters

Morning ride on the boardwalk

(action shot from the bike)

Mini Golf Medieval style with Dav, Steph (Dav's sis), and Steph's friend Sam.

Dav likes to make fun of my camera toting so this is what he takes when I put him in charge. At least it's proof that I was there.

Thursday matinee at the movies was entertaining but left us both a little less than satisfied.

Look. Real life transformers!

We received a refund the next day but had to leave for DC without seeing the last half of Transformers. Oh well. Now the question is do we pay a full price to see the end in the theaters or wait for Netflix?

Friday, July 06, 2007

sand and wind

The Seashore proposes to develop and assess the environmental consequesnces of several alternatives for long term mangement of the Assateague feral horses, 2 Kb.

Lots of it! The fireworks were postponed 'till the 5th because of tornado warnings further north of here. This worked out well for us because we were on Assateague Island National Park with Steph, Dav's sister, and we wouldn't have seen fireworks there anyway. The island was beautiful with lots of wildlife. There are wild horses roaming all over the island and we probably would have seen more if the weather had permitted.

The next day we went to the ocean city beach and saw the fireworks show. More later.

Monday, July 02, 2007

1st day away from DC

I'm in Ocean City Maryland today. Dav and I will be here until Friday morning when we have to go back to DC for a performance I'm in at Dance Place with Next Refex Dance Collective. We're performing the "bench piece" formally called "This Seat is Taken." After that it's on to New York City. For now we get to enjoy the beach and a bit of relaxing in the sun (including some knitting), and a little action for the 4th of July of course.