Archive for April 2005
Here are some images from last night at The Recovery Room. Spada was on hand for the first time. Kimmel tried on my glasses. All in all we had a pretty good time.
At 9lbs 10oz they say I was the heaviest baby in Nyack Hospital. Nyack is a town in Rockland County – about 30 minutes north west of Manhattan. My family actually lived in a town nearby called Monsey. We lived in a house on Albert Drive until I was about a year old at which point we moved to another house in Monsey on Nelson Road. The Albert Drive area is now predominantly an ultra-orthodox or hassidic area. In Monsey, there is a hill which used to divide Monsey into two sections. “Down the hill,” as it was called, was primarily Hassidic jews while “up the hill” was more Modern Orthodox jews. The difference between the two is mostly in their respective levels of separation from the secular world. The Hassidic jews live in ghetto-like communities and interact little, if at all, with the secular world. Modern Orthodoxy tends to interact more – subject for another discussion. Albert Drive was actually on the hill geographically. I’m not sure what that says about my family. Either way, we moved up the hill when I was a year old. I was placed in nursery at a local yeshiva elementary school called Adolph Schreiber Hebrew Academy of Rockland or A.S.H.A.R. There have always been rumors that when the Schreibers donated their money to the school, there were plans to name it the Schreiber Hebrew Instute of Torah or S.H.I.T.
The much-awaited exhibit entitled “When Major Appliances Attack” opened today at the Center for Specialized Artistic Exploration. The exhibit features important works from renowned artist Malerie Vailman. Vailman appeared at the opening this morning surrounded by her entourage of body guards and agents. She arrived accompanied by her trendy beau known to the public only as Revin. Vailman, who stunned the artistic community in October with “Still Life with Dryer” has become one of the nations best-known new artists. Vailman is a founding member of the Paris-based Au-Pliance school. The 30-year-old artist says that this piece, “Reinvigorates the idea that art can be both beautiful and also a burned out dryer.” Most of the other, lesser-known artists on hand were locals struggling to break into the scene. Losh Jachowicz, a new immigrant from Poland, was very active in that country’s Vhirlpulvitz and Maytäg movements. Jachowicz was at the show to discuss his new, controversial piece entitled, “Nude: Refridgerated.” When asked to comment on his body of work, Jachowicz said, “I wish people could learn to see past my body.” … Touché Jachowicz.
I just bought a Nikon 4600 4-megapixel digital camera. Until now I had been using my ancient Cannon Powershot A50 (with a whopping 0.7 megapixels) because I used my camera primarily for images that would be viewed on computer monitors. The time has come, however, for me to move into the 21st century and get a camera suitable for prints. I wanted to get a digital SLR but that proved a little too expensive. Anyway, here’s a picture of breakfast at 3-Star Coffee Shop.
It has really nice macro functions and produces nice images, I take lots of nature pictures and needed that good macro detail for things like flowers and pLants I can’t identify etc …
As you can see, the detail and quality are really quite good. So far so good – I’m happy with it. It was only $179 at Circuit City too … a definite bonus to buying mildly outdated technology (all the hot cameras are now 6 megapixels).