Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Say Hi to Wi-Fi

As I look around me I see fathers playing soccer with their daughters, couples romantically tangled in each other's embrace, and frisbees whizzing by in every direction. It's an ordinary evening in Central Park's Sheeps Meadow. Only something is different.

Today marks the arrival of internet access in select spots of the park. That's right. I am in Central Park with my laptop blogging on the grass. It's quite possible that what you are reading right now is the very first blog post ever made from this location. Surprisingly I've seen no other laptops around.

I'm sure that in time this whole internet in the park thing will be big. But for now I'm proud to be looking at the only screen in sight.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

An Update

My internship at Ogilvy is done. I'm feeling really good about my time there. In the last few weeks I really got put to work writing copy for SAP and SNY (Sports New York). I also got to work with some really great people who I can now call friends. The first ad I helped with runs today in a local NYC paper! Just a headline...but it's a start.

In other news, I underwent a brief surgery on Tuesday. I had to get an infection removed. Everything went well. I'm just taking it easy for now recovering. (I have to be healthy for my LAST WEEK IN NEW YORK CITY.)

And finally, next week is my LAST WEEK IN NEW YORK CITY. It's going to be a wild ride, for sure. In the meantime, I'm going to post some pictures of some of the things I've done in the past little while.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

I stood up and I said, hey! Yeah!

I'd like to thank everyone who was kind enough to call, text, mail, email, myspace, and facebook me with birthday greetings and gifts over the past few days. I feel very loved.

There was one gift, however, which I was completely not expecting. It was given to me the man who's arm you see in the picture above. After a birthday movie, Megan, Jared, Chateau, and I went to a place called Zozo's in the LES for smoothies. No more than one minute after our arrival, the Flaming Lips "Race for the Prize" began playing throughout the restaurant. I was stunned. "Race for the Prize" is the first track from the album "The Soft Bulletin"--my favorite record of all time. As we sipped our smoothies, the restaurant proceeded to play the entire album song by song. The experience was heightened by the fact that both Jared and Chateau are huge Soft Bulletin fans as well. There was a lot of singing going on.

On the way out I let the man behind the counter know he had made my 25th birthday a day to remember. Naturally, he's a big Soft Bulletin fan too. Because he's against getting his picture taken though, he told me to photograph his arm. He might have thought me to be a little strange, but I had reason. He will never understand how happy he made me that night.