Thursday, August 19, 2010


One of the musicals that I had the chance to see while in New York City was Fela.  I walked into this auditorium that was full of vibrant colors and decorations.  The musical was very interesting and was written to include the audience and make them feel as though they were apart of the performance.  There were times where the audience would stand up by there seats and dance.  Now that was my kind of musical.  

The thing that I enjoyed the most was the dancing.  It was unbelievable.  The actors danced the whole time.  They must have been in incredible shape, because they did not stop.  They had a live band and great african dance.  The costumes also caught my eye.  They were very unique and used different materials such as belts that were tightly wrapped around their legs.  Everything had vibrant colors and were so visually appealing.    

My Pet.

Newton, New Jersey 

SIR Wrestling

My uncle is a wrestling coach ranging from the ages of 5-21.  SIR wrestling started in the basement of my aunt and uncles house and then grew to the top of their garage and now got so large that they have a facility for SIR wrestlers.  SIR is not only a team but a family.  My Uncle Shawn has done so much for his kids and I had the opportunity to see that this summer.  I went to various wrestling tournaments and practices.  The group of kids are so sweet and dedicated to their sport.  

Margaritas and Bruschetta

This is the only thing that I can cook... and it is DELICIOUS!!!!!  

Museum Mile

On June 8th, 2010, New York City had free admissions to all of their museums on Museum Mile.  I decided to go after work and check it out.  One of my favorites was the Guggenheim.  Such beautiful architecture.  I could not believe how many people were lined up to enter the various museums.  I walked about a mile to get to the end of the line to get into the Guggenheim.  The line went fairly fast.  I met some pretty interesting people while waiting in line. There were some very interesting installations.  One of my favorites was an exhibit that displayed all children's artwork.  I could not believe how beautiful they were.  They have such a unique eye and a positive way at looking at the world.  

The other installation that I thought was interesting was a film that was shot at different angles and was displayed on different projectors.  It was of a old man sitting on a chair.  There was no sound.  He was filmed from different angles and you observed different sides of his body.  People who walked in front of the projector, their shadows were shown on screen.  There were about five projectors of this old man sitting in different positions.  This really made me think of death and how time goes by so fast.  People see different sides of you and soon they will only see a shadow.  How do people, especially myself, leave an imprint after death?  

Saturday, July 17, 2010


A few weeks ago I was stuck on the subway for a half hour.  I know it could have been worse, but silly me just watched Pelham 123, bad idea!  I was by myself and had my sketchbook and was taking notes of everything that was happening and coming up with solutions in my head in case something happened.  After I found out that is was simply a mechanical disfunction I chuckled.  Every New Yorker has to get stuck in the subway at least once in there lifetime!    


Found a great place to go and be a five year old kid again!  Fat Cat is similar to Chatterbox in Minneapolis, it is a bar/restaurant where you can play all sorts of games.  They have ping pong, shuffle board, darts, board games, pool ect.  This was a fun night!