Friday, June 20, 2008

The soon to be INFAMOUS B.E.P. story.

HAHA If you don't know ask me about it. The story is not Blog appropriate but here are the photos for all who heard already and want to see. It's not like its a dirty story at all. It is just much better if I tell you. So ask me sometime and I will fill you in!

Hello Mr. Emmy- " I felt like Kramer, when he saw the sunrise from Liza's, no not Menelli's.

The Black Eyed Peas suck and I hate them lol.

Little time to think

So since I have not been doing the best with posting new stuff while I’m here in NYC, I am making up for it and doing two in one day.

Well here I am mostly thru June and my time in NYC is flying by. I have learned a lot: photography, lighting, video, and mostly the business end of the media world. Coming out here truly has been so far amazing. One of my major goals for the summer was not do all and see all I could while I was here. What would kill me would be coming back to Michigan and feeling a sense of regret like I could have done more. Now I know I’m not going to do something crazy interesting every day but I have really been pushing myself to when I get some free time on the weekends or after work to not just sit on my butt and watch TV but to get up and go for a walk or a run in Central Park for examples. Recently I have done several things; I have gone to Coney Island, the Met art museum, and even a really swanky nightclub. Moving into the end of June and into July I have some amazing things on the horizon to look forward to. For one next week I will be attending a concert at an arena in Times Square with one of my best friends from CMU Peter. Both of us have been looking forward to this show for some time and should deal some good photos and stories. I can also look forward to some other guests coming in including friends from the old days in public school Kyle and Ed. Hopefully I will be getting a few more guests from the Maroon and Gold sector but prices for tickets and gas are high so the operative word is hope. As for this weekend not sure of the plans but hopefully I get some new pics to throw up. Continue reading towards another post and a couple photos.

This is on set in Time Mags personal studio. We were shooting some fashion stuff for someone, but i know it wasn't Time. Oh well it was cool and i got paid chicka chicka yeaaaa!

" Shoot The Freak": This stand on the boardwalk at Coney Island. You could pay different amounts of money for different amounts of paintballs to shoot at a live human target. HAHA I know right. Well anyone who knows me knows my paintball past so I was excited to see this. However I got a little less excited when I saw the prices and then saw the markers. I mean why would I pay for something that I used to do for free with my big brother Tom with both of us shooting at our little brother Alex Right? hahah ( Again anyone who knows my family can totally believe this.)

Ahh sit back and take it in. The B E A utiful beach at Coney Island. Plenty of litter and diapers off the ground to go around!!

You know how I do!!!!! No but seriously this is from my night out to the club. The other guy is Kevin whom I met through my friend Steph. whom I work with. These lovely Ladies were dancers at the club to i guess help make people want to dance. I didn't get it but they were nice to look at, sorry MOM people asked to see them!

Observations from an impartial intern.

Let me first describe to you where I come from. My home is located in the metro Detroit area. Although I have been in downtown Detroit several times for sporting events, concerts, and various other reasons I live in a place that is VERY different than Detroit itself. Now as far as where I attend school, Mount Pleasant Michigan. The easiest way to describe MTP, is basically like a recipe; take four parts farming, two parts college town, one part food joints, four parts bars, and add a Indian reservation with a casino resort. Mix it all together and you get Mount Pleasant The Chippewa area.

So my whole point is it is VASTLY different than NYC. Naturally coming into such an amazing city I have noticed several things towards this city that you can only experience first hand.

The stereotype that NYC is full of people who don’t care about you and are complete jerks is still true. However I was utterly surprised and impressed with how may people combating that there are. I have met so many people in this city who are so unbelievably nice and accommodating, it has southern hospitality getting a run for its money. Accordingly the feeling that a lot of people talked about post 911, about the feeling of pride for the city and being a New Yorker can still be felt through out the city.

Learning a second language is REALLY important. Considering it seems that more than 75% of the city don’t use English as their primary language.

It truly feels like this city never sleeps. Honestly I think the only way you can truly feel this is to live here for some time. Just walking down the streets it is just go go go.

If you have a passion for the arts you are in good company. More and more people everyday are doing or trying to sell you some form of artistic expression. Jewelry, music, comedy, painting, clothing etc., it goes on and on. This is the Mecca of artistic expression.

The notion that NYC has some of the best pizza places is completely TRUE, I prefer Bens Pizza.

Frankly I am just going to stop listing them right there. Frankly this is just such an amazing city and I have been blessed to work and live here for even this short time. I will urge all to at least take a trip here. New York really is the greatest city in the world.

More observations and Clips and Scripts from the intern to come thank you to all who is reading.

Nathans is an American institution; the hot dogs of the original Coney Island are amazing. And I will be there with camera in hand for the hot dog eating contest on the 4 of July!

This was one of the kids I went to Coney Island with who was a relative of my neighbors Ryan and Kate. He loved his experience, obviously.