Thursday, July 24, 2008

Your Seat

©Herman Miller - Aeron Chair
As artists, we spend a lot of time sitting, either at a drawing table, or in front of the computer. The seat we sit in is therefore very important. Mine is awful and in need of replacing. I've been researching some great looking office chairs, and I can't believe how expensive some of them are. I'm trying to go with the cost-per-use theory (that if you divide the cost-per-use, it'll be pennies per day). So I am curious, do you have a seat you love to spend 8 hours in?

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Circus Monkeys

My Dad made a pair of stilts for my nephews 7th Birthday. He might be too small to use them yet. When my Dad brought them over, everyone tried them out, and my brother was the only one who could walk in them. He got right on, and just walked away laughing. As soon as I heard this I knew I'd have to get on them. My brother and I had a pair when we were younger, as well as a pogo stick which I remember being very good at. When my brother brought the stilts out, I did hesitate awhile getting on. But as soon as I got up, I was able to walk in them. My brother said he couldn't be out done, so decided that he was going to juggle while walking on stilts. And yes, it turns out he is a better circus monkey than I am. I tip my hat to him.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Nightly Laugh Therapy

You never know who you'll run into walking the streets of New York. We were out running errands yesterday, and ran into The Daily Show correspondents. Rob Riggle, and my absolute favorite correspondent John Oliver, were filming a segment on the current "controversial" New Yorker cover. We signed release forms to be on air, but didn't make the final cut. Still, it was great to see them in action because they look like they really love their job. John Oliver seems as sweet as he is funny.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Block Island - Part 3

Another day of biking took us to the Mohegan Bluffs. The bluffs are 250 feet above water. To reach the beach below you have to hike down a mile on a little winding road, and then walk down the 200 wooden steps, and lastly scramble down a small hill of rocks and sand. But it's well worth it when you reach the beach.

You have to love a vacation where these are the only shoes you need. In Block Island, formal means a pair of shorts. I do love a pair of cute shoes, but these are cute and comfortable, and you can't beat that.

Block Island - Part 2

We spent most of our trip exploring the island by bike. We divided the island into three parts, and went out each day to explore a different section. The island is dotted with ponds, and undulating hills, so it was a nice workout, and a gorgeous ride. One of our rides out was to the very tip of the island. We had to park the bikes and walk out a mile to where the waves meet. This is the sound side and the ocean side crashing together. We felt like explorers reaching the North Pole.

Block Island - Part 1

We just returned from a 4 day getaway to Block Island, RI. Block Island is a pit stop for migratory birds and summer lovers. Only 7 miles long and 3 miles wide, it is edged with gorgeous beaches, and stunning 250 foot bluffs. 50% of the island is preserved in its pristine natural splendor, and we fell in love with it.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy 4th

A sea of people, and a sky of gold. Happy 4th of July.

Friday, July 4, 2008


I am trying to tweak the template here to match our website. It's going to take awhile, and may not be pretty in the meantime, but I do love a challenge.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

So You Think You Can Dance

I am in love with Fox's 'So You Think You Can Dance'. I try not to watch too much TV, but I just can't resist this show. The performers are SO talented. This is my favorite dance of the season so far. Watch this, and just try not to be moved.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

In Training

We are in training for our vacation. On Saturday we booked an adventure vacation; biking, hiking, and camping in Bryce, Zion and the Grand Canyon. It'll be about 20 to 40 miles of biking a day, which really isn't so much, but 7 days in a row might be tough. To get ready we took the bikes out to Wantagh Parkway on Long Island today, and did the 8 mile loop. We better do it twice next time. Also, I am not going to google what kind of animals roam around the Grand Canyon. I realized (only after we booked this trip) that there are mountain lions there, and I am now sufficiently scared. Another great incentive for training hard.