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July 31, 2003

The subway is apparently as good a place as any to give birth

Ok. Get ready to be stunned beyond belief and grossed out beyond repair:

Refusing help, woman gives birth aboard Subway

Excerpts:
''At first I THOUGHT SOMEONE SPILLED COFFFEE, BUT IT KEPT DRIPPING.''

"I saw her TIE THE UMBILICAL CORD in a knot and wrap the baby in a silk scarf. She CRADLED THE BABY IN ONE ARM and GRABBED THE HANDRAIL WITH THE OTHER and CONTINUED TO RIDE THE T AND STARE OUT THE WINDOW.''

People offered sweaters and implored her to sit or lie down. Still, Judge refused.
''I'M FINE,'' she repeated throughout the trip. ''I'M FINE.''

After leaving the train and heading for the stairs up to the station's main lobby, witnesses said, THE PLACENTA FELL TO THE PLATFORM. JUDGE turned around, GRABBED THE AFTERBIRTH, PUT IT IN HER SHOULDERBAG, and headed upstairs.

Oh Dear...

PUH-LEAZZZ, PEOPLE!!! Can you stop leaving your thongs on our street posts??

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July 30, 2003

This makes me sick

Bush Looking for Means to Prevent Gay Marriage in U.S.

No More No Loitering Signs Pullleaase!

Here's an addition to Please Not Here.

Didn't realize how nit-picky New Yorkers are! Gosh!! :-)

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July 29, 2003

Too Much Zebra/SOHO HOUSE

I spent a lovely Friday with my colleagues at the newly opened and uber chic SoHo House for an off-site meeting. I couldn't help but wonder though why rooms are ever adorned with animal rugs. It not only gets at the animal lover in me but it also peeves my sense of style! If you want to kill 2 birds with one stone here it is! Cruel and Ugly...awesome!!

There it is...(puke, puke)

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There's the zebra's face in its entierty!

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Mr. Zebra's eye and ear:

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Look at those flappy ears.

Oh! Did I mention there were 2 dead zebras in the room?? Yes, there were and this one had flappier ears:

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Close-up eye:

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Yes, look closely and you'll see the tiny strand of hair...yes, that's the zebra's eyelash!!!

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Since they were already dead and on display, we thought we'd have some fun with it so Jonah draped the poor thing over 2 side tables...

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and there's Liz riding it! Yeehaawww!!!

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Final ponderance: Was this patch where the bullet hole was?!

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July 28, 2003

Update: Swim Competition Movie

So I heard that the quicktime movie in the ATL post wasn't working but now it's fixed so feel free to vote on who the winner is!

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Puppy Pair in Parked Car

At first, they wouldn't talk to strangers...

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But in the end, they were hams...

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July 25, 2003

ATL July 03

Atlanta...city of heat and humidity, fried food and grits, CNN, the CDC and Coca Cola...

When Jonah told Duncan that he took me to Atlanta for my birthday, Duncan said, "why don't you take her to Detroit next year?" :-)

Emergency Exit row is definitely the way to go:

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We had no problems spotting Cameron when he greeted us at the airport holding this sign:

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Out of all the southern food we ate, the most visually stunning was this piece of Ham in Red Gravy (coffee is an integral ingredient). When your entree is so gigantic that you can only stack your side dish ONTOP of your entree, isn't there a problem? And yes, the ham spans 1 and a half feet:

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We spent as much time as possible by the pool.
I tried floating as long as humanly possible*:

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*Pardon the Raymi-The-Minx like photo...I think the photo is cool looking.

The boys were boys and competed in every possible way...witness a race that begs the question, "Who Won?":

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I wanted to have my birthday dinner in an old, classy and truly southern restaurant so I asked a new pool friend for a restaurant recomendation. He suggested The Dish, one of several Indigo Girls owned establishments in Atlanta and when I asked, "so that's old?" he replied, "well, it's definitely been around since I moved here and that was at least 5, 6 years ago.") After some more digging, we found just what we were looking for: PittyPats Porch...a place that is at least 100 years old, serving good ole southern cooking, and all four walls decorated with deer heads and gun racks.

On our way to dinner, we looked like the quintessential disgruntled band:

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Birthday dinner photo...rest assured I have made endless fun of Jonah's Zoolander-Blue Steel pose:

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After relentless abuse, even Jonah grows horns:

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So we soothed Jonah by stepping into one of Atlanta's many strip clubs-charmming facade isn't it?:

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The strip club above totally lived up to all our hgh expectations---J/K!!! J/K!!!

Although on this trip, I did visit a strip club for the first time in my life...but that's another story for a another time!!

July 24, 2003

Poodle Smarts

Recently I was told that poodles are one of the smartest dog breeds.
Then I happened to see this ad in the Atlanta airport.

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Detail:

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Are poodles really such smart dogs???
Or are they just AS smart as cheerleaders?!
:-)

July 23, 2003

Brooklyn Man & his dog

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July 22, 2003

Dissent spotted in NoLita

Watchout!! NoLita fights back!

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Isn't this graffiti so hip, trendy and cool!?

July 21, 2003

Woman with Pipe and Kid

I am making my way back to NYC from Atlanta, GA where I spent a delightful weekend (thanks to my sweet beau who made this trip possible) exploring ATL, hanging out with Cameron and celebrating my birthday ...so in the spirit of travel, this is the second in the Southwestern China pictures series (see first in series).

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July 18, 2003

Hooters wants YOU!!

...to celebrate their 20th Anniversary....aawwww...brings a tear to my eye...

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however, frequenting Hooters is of course, better than patronizing Gun Shops!

FYI, this site is a proud supporter of MEN WHO DON'T OWN GUNS*

*apologies for any trauma caused by this site :-)

July 17, 2003

Rainbow Brite gives Pops Massage

This was just adorable...although a few minutes later we noticed Dad giving the girl a massage and it wasn't quite as cute...

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July 16, 2003

My Sweet Sparky Sleeping

The ROBOT event was a great success and I am super tired so here's a photo of my dear Sparky doing what I wish I were right about now....

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July 15, 2003

SHOWDOWN Deux

The second in the Showdown Series that began with a cat and a bird...I shudder to think what'll it be next!

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July 14, 2003

Lost jellybeans

Still super busy with the ROBOT festival @ Eyebeam so while I get together a post documenting this fabulous event, I ask,

"Have you lose your jellybeans?"

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July 11, 2003

Pretty Lady @ OPEN

Although unfortunately often a bastion for pretentious art gallery types, the bar OPEN does get great light, pretty people...and most importantly, allows doggies!!

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July 10, 2003

Busy on Sunday night?

I have been busy busy busy with our upcoming ROBOT festival @ EYEBEAM which will mos def be a blast so those in NYC, check it out!

I didn't think our ROBOT event would have much competition since everyone loves robots! but then I spotted this card and now I'm not so sure:

Front:

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Back:

Just for clarification, under Free Ass is written, "Sundays at Asseteria"

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Yes folks, Asseteria.

July 9, 2003

Siamese Pugs Spotted in Chelsea!!!!

I had heard about Siamese Pugs but never really seen them until yesterday!

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Just want to give a shout out to my readers who have been such lovely, supportive fans of my site and have helped to make something cool and funny possible: If you go to google and enter Photo Blog then click I'm Feeling Lucky...VOILA!!

July 7, 2003

Manhattan Represents in Coney Island 2003

Jonah, Meg, Jason and I ventured to Coney Island to spend the 4th of July cozy-ing up to the various elements that make up Coney Island including the acclaimed Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Competition!

What made me happiest were:
1) Takeru "Tsunami" Kobayashi's victory for the third consecutive year as well documented by Meg's photos,
2) Rediscovering the joys of shoulder-riding:

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and 3) spotting this spectator:

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After a hot dog eating competition of our own, we headed to the beach where if you haven't been there before,
these two phrases may aptly describe for you the experience: 1) Swimming in a Subway and 2) Dance floor in the Ocean.

I love that at most any beach, Asians-my relatives included! :-) represent with umbrellas at the beach:

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Bad Back Burn:

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Unable to shed the urbannite in him, Jonah wore pants, socks and sneakers to the beach so had to do this:

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Had it not been for that decision though, we would have missed out on this look!
That's my proud boy!

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I love the movie Annie Hall so could barely contain my excitement to ride the famous 76 year old wooden roller coaster which Woody Allen's character Alvy Singer grew up underneath...he blames the experience for his neurosis.

While in line for CYCLONE, (never forget that name, folks, if you don't want intense neck pain for three days and counting) I spotted a tattoo that invoked a strong sense of permanence I haven't felt in a while.
I mean, you're not representing any other borough EVER...it's Brooklyn For Life:

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The four of us post CYCLONE-note that everyone's necks really are killing them. I just felt a moral responsiblity to act out my pain for future generations:

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We headed to a safer place, the Arcade, where we were grateful for this guide:

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Working in the Arts, I must say that this part interactive, part ready-made art is highly underrated:

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Nearing the end of the day, I spotted on the boardwalk a hipster in Marc Jacobs looking like an apparition beckoning me back to Gotham City.

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Indeed it was time. At the end of the day, even the big winners are pooped:

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July 3, 2003

Best Boyfriend Buys Band-Aids

Summer has finally arrived so I did what any silly girl would do...put on her high heel sandals!

After a day of walking I was blistered and seriously in pain...and not just on the outside, my friends!

Next thing I knew, my sweet, lovely, wonderful boyfriend asked me to jump on his back and then he carried me down 6 flights of stairs and 2 blocks to the nearest deli!!

While he caroused in the deli, I took a look at the sad condition of my feet:

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And then my knight in shining armour emerged equipped with Band-Aids!

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I'm all patched up and good to go! I won't go down that easily, NYC!!!

July 2, 2003

Please Not Here.

I was walking around really needing to relieve myself but then I saw this sign so I knew I couldn't do it there.

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July 1, 2003

How much is that...?


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