Quiet summer weekends in New York City

View of Bryant Park Grill, NYC

Friday had lotsa meetings lined up, onea which was with an old work associate. Ended up being a three hour meeting. In a nutshell, he got screwed. I’d fight hard for any client but even more so when it’s a friend.

As an odd twist, on an unrelated point, his old boss was the CEO of a Fortune 100 company – and a kid that I went to elementary and junior high school with. We both knew each other because we were in the nerd group. It’s like being in the cool group except the complete opposite of everything and no one calls you except to get homework assignments.

Me: Tell him you know Fatlogan.
Him: They really called you that?
Me: (laughing) That or Whaleboy. Ask him and see. He’ll remember me only because I was the second fattest kid in the whole school and always wore the same four shirts.

I wonder if he talks like a kid from Queens.

Afterward, my boss and I grabbed some food and rum over at The Bryant Park Grill. Then more rum at the Cellar Bar. And then more rum at Salute. He thinks I’m good at what I do. It’s nice to hear. Even nicer when there’s rum involved.

Two glasses of water at Bryant Park Grill, NYC

Saturday, HG and I rented a whip and made it out to Staten Island for some family stuff. Spoke to HG’s cousin for a bit.

Her: I think that when people have kids, they’ll be a lot like they were.
Me: Then that means my kids’ll be pantsed a lot.

It was a nice drive there and back. Afterward, the wife and stopped by to get some frozen yoghurt at a new joint down from us called 16 Handles. Afterward, we lumbered home.

Me: It was a nice weekend.
Her: It was. But it’s good to be home.

Glass of rum on the rocks with a thick slice of orange at Salute! NYC

Location: sweating at a wooden desk
Mood: dreading the heat
Music: the future could it be the good old days
YASYCTAI: Keep cool – it’s a scorcher today. (24 hours/1 pt)


  1. I know it's super nosy, but are you thinking of having kids soon?

    Actually, I wanted to ask you something else entirely, can I email you?

    1. Well, we're certainly not *against* having kids right now, I don't think. But we're just taking things as they come – who knows what will happen?

      Sure, email away. If it's not too complex, I can shoot you back a pretty quick reply.

  2. Thinking about my post – I did not mean to imply that the camera was what made the photos good, you did, but was wondering about it. You seem to be able to get what you want from it … unlike mine most of the time. Well, it's probably just me, but I can live in denial if I want, right?

    1. Ha – I didn't think that, but thanks for clarifying for me regardless! I was told by a photographer a long time ago that a good photographer is bold and walks up to the things he wants to take pictures of regardless of how it might appear "rude." I've kept that advice in mind all these years.

      Having said that, a good camera with the right lens just does wonders!

  3. Really sucks you have to go through all that at such a young age. But at the same time, kinda makes you glad you did. For me at least it was a good thing. Makes you appreciate things a little more, makes you see things from another point of view, opens you up, yadda, yadda. All this talk makes me reminisce. Maybe I'll write a post about it someday.

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