Monday, June 29, 2009

Astroturf = Ouch!

Some decisions just happen with little thought, like diving head first from center field to catch a short line drive on ASTROTURF. I even told myself before the game that I wasn't gonna lay out, but sometimes it just happens. I mean, I did have a small chance of actually catching the ball. But since that didn't happen, it was the last inning walk off hit (by Sam) for the Bovis Balls of Steel victory that made everything worth it. Here's the damage.

Friday, June 26, 2009


After being stuck at work late supervising an escalator repair in the Barnes & Noble at the Lucida, a severe rain storm rolled in, which only exacerbated the chaos in that 86th St lobby. When the work was done, I wandered around the store to wait out the storm. Shortly after, I returned to the lobby, saw that the rain had stopped, but saw some people outside looking up in amazement. I walked out and looked up and saw this (that's the Lucida on the left)...

Here's another one from a little later on:

Monday, June 15, 2009

CNU 17 in Denver '09

First time I got to spend more than a day in Denver was during the CNU conference in June '09. Thanks to Malone for getting me plugged into such a noble organization. Congress for the New Urbanism promotes many issues I feel strongly about such as mixed use development, walkable communities, bike advocacy, green buildings, etc. Here is the 16th Street Mall, a new urbanist type space right near where we stayed.