david and alison

My friends David & Alison got married on the Moses Family farm two weekends ago, in Boone, North Carolina. Also pictured: Ng’endo on the right.

Holly and her daughter Juniper, whom we hadn’t even met yet (it’s been too long!).

Jenn & Lisa.

Rhys in the middle of a field.

Alison’s siblings, Renita & Ray.

Kyle, DLISH, and Matt.

Juniper and Pike.

It was great to see Cory, we hadn’t seen him in over five years.

Great to catch up with King Creeper as well! He started with his trademark soul & motown records, and eased into late 90s-early 00s r&b and hip hop.

Party time.

For a moment I thought we were back at Club Europa in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

time of celebration

My good friends Kathleen and Tom got married this past weekend, and I had the honor of shooting the event.  (Though, full gallery not available quite yet).  The ceremony and reception were in Nolita/Soho.  When the couple left in Tom’s vintage VW truck, it drew quite a large crowd on Spring Street.

So I need to work on my stenciling skills.  Regardless, a big thanks to America for the large victory!

Pay-O-Matic in South Slope, Brooklyn.

The annual NYC Marathon went through South Slope last Sunday morning.  There was certainly some pain on people’s faces by mile 6.

“Bunny for Obama.”  There were also a few people running in full Braveheart costumes.

• I think Thievery Corporation’s role in globalization (and I don’t think the world always automatically has to have negative connotations) is greatly unacknowledged.  I mean, I know I’ve probably said this before, but so many restaurants (especially Thai restaurants in NYC, and I’m pretty sure I heard it in a real Thai restaurant in Thailand last month) can’t seem to avoid playing “Lebanese Blonde.”  And I heard it yesterday during the Future of Web Design conference.  But maybe there’s no coincidence — the track is safe, entirely instrumental, could maybe fit into the horrible generic label of “world music,” and kinda is genuinely good.  I just think that the band’s songs may be more ubiquitous in NYC than perhaps even super-old Michael Jackson songs.

• Speaking of bands, during the voting queue on 7th Avenue yesterday, Jason of The Bloodsugars informed me of a few more spots in South Slope I hadn’t yet discovered: the 24-hour Mexican bakery on 5th Ave that has tacos and tortas (aside from normal bakery stuff), plus the slices at Luigi’s Pizza (also on 5th) come highly recommended.

• Also, happy birthday this past weekend to Hillary!

Some bright green parrots in a tree near my apartment.  Their high-pitched chirping is kinda nice.

autumn upstate

There was dancing.

• My good friends Rich and Jen got married the other week, upstate at Mount Tremper, NY.  In addition to spending time with them, it provided a great opportunity to meet more of their friends who flew in from the west coast and the midwest.  Quality people and lots of drinks on hand.  Perhaps too many drinks, though, for a good cause, of course.  The Catskill Mountains certainly rival Appalachian areas when it comes to deciduous trees and winding streams.  The beautiful weather didn’t hurt either.  Gallery of shots: here.

A block from my apartment here in Brooklyn, some people got busted for illegally selling a ton of cats and dogs and other pets out on the street without any permits or papers.  There may have been other factors at play, because the people were hauled off, the animals were rescued, and all of the cages and food were simply abandoned.

• On the topic of abandoned things on the street, a big thanks to my neighbors for the bike with the “free” sign on it the other day.  I’ve fixed a few minor things on it, and now I may have enough bikes to supply my 2 siblings with when they come into town in a few months.

“Do not rent rooms.  It is not legal.  If your name is not on the the lease, I will give your name to the police.”