NYC :: 2011

My personal top photo pics from the trip! The album can be found here. Everything was so TALL!
Here’s what I learned in New York.

  • Stand clear of the closing doors, please!
  • Every day is trash day.
  • East Coast water is DELICIOUS!
  • Sometimes people who look like they’re talking to themselves aren’t on Bluetooth– they ARE talking to themselves (or pigeons).
  • When it pours, it POURS.
  • When it’s windy, it’s WINDY.
  • Smells completely change from one block to the next.
  • The street vendors speak in an undocumented language (Especially the ice cream vendors).
  • Those that DO speak English are rare and hold angry cell phone conversations.
  • There is no 2-ply toilet paper.
  • Don’t step in puddles! Your feet will never come clean!
  • Dunkin’ Donuts needs to infest California.
  • Taxis don’t stop for you in the rain.
  • Taxis especially don’t stop for you in the rain if you’re standing at a bus stop.
  • Taxis don’t stop for you at bus stops, period.



There’s noticeably been long spans of time between recent posts– not on my behalf of being lazy! The blame’s on my old computer (circa mid-2000’s), which is too lazy to boot up these days.
Not for much longer!
Let’s play a game: which part of this picture makes me excited?

VERY GOOD! D. All of the Above!
Let’s cross our fingers that nothing’s DOA and the shiny quad-core can keep up with me 😀


Actually, my name’s not Nancy, but we’ve all got a little Nancy inside of us! I was fortunate enough to animate on the documentary I Am Nancy, a film that reaches out to fans of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Much of the hype for the series is directed at Freddy– hey, so what about the good guys? What about Nancy, the strong female lead role that fights her fears? Heather Langenkamp (Nancy) speaks to her fans at horror movie conventions and learns that the attention isn’t just on the thrill of of the baddies– but rather how Nancy helped people find their own inner strengths to go out and conquer their “Freddy” in life.

Check out the site, get a Nancy tat, order a DVD!


HI WORLD! So I ended up going on an epic journey to the (northern) East Coast with Dimitri— in fact I’m still here! Here’s a really quick selection of photos taken in New York, Cambridge and Boston.

I was super-excited on my first plane that I would have an edge seat, meaning… A WINDOW! But lo, when I sit down, this was the incredible “window” seat I got. Pffft! A WALL!

…Fortunately my connecting flight let me stare out over fields and growing cities, into the largest city of them all, as I flew into New York’s La Guardia airport at night. Though you can’t really see the stars in NYC, looking down over the city while flying gave me the sensation of flying through space, all the city lights as stars!

Act one, scene one: THE GOOGLEHEIM! Errm– Guggenheim! A+ for the Kandinsky exhibit!

A panorama from Top of the Rock (Rockefeller building). Photosynth is this incredible (and free!) iPhone app that allows you to snap a 360 panorama, like this!

Some white on white at the MoMA– probably my favorite museum so far.

A wishing tree! People wrote their wishes down and hung them from the branches.

Looking up at the Apple Store on 5th Avenue!

Central Park! I had this crazy idea that NYC was going to be smelly and grungy. Central Park, despite the occasional homeless person, was crispy-clean, with a side feature of ice cream vendors that didn’t speak any known language. AAHHBLAHBLABLA!

Going up the Empire State Building! It had been pouring and lightning was a-lightninging, leading to a closed outer Observation Deck… hence a VERY short line! We were able to watch not only the thunderstorm but also fireworks from the 86th floor.

Choo chooooo! CHUGGAchuggaCHUGGAchugga…

EPIC KINETIC SCULPTURES BY ARTHUR GANSON!!!!!! The MIT Museum is EPIIIIIC! Lotsa these whirlygigs were flittering about, and the holograms were being very bright and 3D and holography and everything sounded a lot more intelligent than this dorky sentence.

Newbury Street, where places could be bought for only a mere 3 million dollars.

Aaaaand here’s us in Central Park!

This was just an appetizer– there will be many more photos soon!