old things

still relevant. still cool.

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Found this car while biking up ave c.  Snapped a quick photo on the crackberry and almost got crushed in the intersection.  Worth it.

Found this car while biking up ave c. Snapped a quick photo on the crackberry and almost got crushed in the intersection. Worth it.

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Roto Rooster

It’s 4 AM and a rooster screams at the head of my bed.

An open window vaguely separates us.

He will accompany my sleep and wake for three weeks.

I wonder why he screams so horribly

so many hours before sunrise.

So I ask him,

“why are you screaming,  Rooster?

Maybe I can help you?”

The rooster hints that he arrived

via pilgrimage from East Asia

and he misses his lost lover hen.

He is a Japanese Rooster, and he refuses to reset his clock

to the Mid-East time zone.

Rooster-san and I have many conversations

over tea, hummus and birdseed.

He discusses his exploits to the east

and I, my conquests to the west.

We explore how our paths have met in the middle.

Our friendship is suitable as substitute for sleep.

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an original by oriocookies.

8/10/10

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Stepping into the Old World

Howdy ya’ll!

Just got to Israel, visiting the family and all. Should have some really great photos of old styles and art and architecture - very old. I’m excited to share my homeland with you. It’s always been an important part of my life and it’s  the piece of my past and history that has had the biggest hand in molding my future. It may even become part of my future…sigh, some day.

Anyway it’s always nice to get out of New York in August, which I usually assume to be the hottest month, but I guess not.

I don’t have a camera right now and it’s four in the morning, but I’d love to somehow picture the room I’ll be living in for the next few weeks. The mixture of patterns will shock your better senses. Right now I’m staring at an aquarium on the outside edge of my window full of goldfish(?) through a white lace curtain.

I had a trip to Budapest last year and found trinkets everywhere. Really, I think trinkets is everything Budapest does. I remembered always seeing the same  kinds of trinkets and lace curtains and placemats in my grandparents’ house. My grandparents were raised in Budapest. It was, to say the least, a sentimental experience seeing all of these particular pieces of my childhood memories laid out in the street as souvenirs for tourists in Budapest. I guess that’s how some old pieces of culture stay relevant nowadays.

It’s about 4 am here and a rooster is crowing on the windowsill beside the head of my bed.

Good night.

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Vintage Style Thrift Shop

This is one of the best thrift shops I’ve been to. Mostly dresses, but there are some gems of t-shirts and shoes. Of course the shoes are never my size, but they’re still fun to look at. I love the naturally worn leather shoes and the ripped denim jackets that seem to be a staple of east village thrift shops.
This one is on 7th between first and A.

Vintage Style Thrift Shop

This is one of the best thrift shops I’ve been to. Mostly dresses, but there are some gems of t-shirts and shoes. Of course the shoes are never my size, but they’re still fun to look at. I love the naturally worn leather shoes and the ripped denim jackets that seem to be a staple of east village thrift shops.

This one is on 7th between first and A.

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I saw these ads all over the L train.

It’s a show about nothing! Seinfeld is a classic. Everyone was unhappy when they ended but grateful for 9 seasons of laughs. It’s amazing that TBS is advertising for a late night re-run on the subway. Probably because any rerun of Seinfeld is funnier than any new sitcom on tv. They should put it back in a prime time slot.

I saw these ads all over the L train. It’s a show about nothing! Seinfeld is a classic. Everyone was unhappy when they ended but grateful for 9 seasons of laughs. It’s amazing that TBS is advertising for a late night re-run on the subway. Probably because any rerun of Seinfeld is funnier than any new sitcom on tv. They should put it back in a prime time slot.

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Probably another part of Levi’s campaign, but I just love Levi’s even more for it. Great song. Cool vid. And extremely American. This isn’t an old thing but it caught my attention and I had to put it up. I think it does have some very classic views of the US though and does a great job of showing off the nation’s diversity.

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THE NEW YANKEE STADIUM IN ALL ITS GLORY.
Took this at a Yankees game yesterday. Go Yankees!
This franchise is historic. It has always been powerful. And while I have very little interest in baseball, I have the utmost respect for the franchise that has brought New York so many moments of pride. Each flag around the top of the stadium represents a world championship.
When history is celebrated it becomes a part of present greatness, and amplifies each moment.
The new Yankees Stadium and the release of Joe Torre are momentous tributes to moving forward while looking back at the greatness of history.

R.I.P. George. You did good.

THE NEW YANKEE STADIUM IN ALL ITS GLORY.

Took this at a Yankees game yesterday. Go Yankees!

This franchise is historic. It has always been powerful. And while I have very little interest in baseball, I have the utmost respect for the franchise that has brought New York so many moments of pride. Each flag around the top of the stadium represents a world championship.

When history is celebrated it becomes a part of present greatness, and amplifies each moment.

The new Yankees Stadium and the release of Joe Torre are momentous tributes to moving forward while looking back at the greatness of history.

R.I.P. George. You did good.


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