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Zuzu*Petals says:

More than anything, this for me is an exercise in living in the present. Welcome.

I know her
Boo.

- Shortcut to Feb. 24
- Shortcut to my Notes to Self set
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Zuzu*Petals says:

Sunday, January 21

the bends

Yoga today - it's been a while. I like myself more when I practice regularly so I'm trying to get back in the habit.
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sunshinecity says:

welcome to you!!
Looking forward to see your pics

great start!


~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story

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Victor Bezrukov says:


wow , amazing pose and picture !!

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ebilflindas says:

Awesome! Thank you for joining us! I'm bookmarking you to help me motivate back into my practice!
Namaste.
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glucozze says:

Hi and welcome !
hope it's not hurting
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Zuzu*Petals says:

Thanks for the welcome, all - looking forward to your entries, as well!
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*sweet coffee* says:

Hi there, welcome
What a pic to start with! Great!
Hope to see more of you.

* sweet coffee * candy for the eye
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satrina* says:

Welcome! Hope you enjoy this great group!

Satrina: av meg
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Zuzu*Petals says:

Monday, January 22

it was drunk and i was pretty

I realize this is woefully out of focus, but I was using my little point-shoot without a flash and was also a little drunk. This was taken at an open mic run by our neighborhood's resident cowboy at an Irish bar in northern Manhattan. A good time was had by all.
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ebilflindas says:

Open-mic run by a cowboy...
...drinking a Corona...
...in an Irish bar...
...in Manhattan...
Is there a punchline? ;)

Your outta-focus-pointy-shooty-sans-flash perfectly captures the moment, me thinks! I like!
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Zuzu*Petals says:

Thanks. Trust me, the punchline is the entire NYC experience. =)
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Zuzu*Petals says:

Tuesday, January 23

paparazzi

The Flickr meetup for the NYC Social group. Fun gathering. Never seen so many flashbulbs going off at once in my life.
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Zuzu*Petals says:

Wednesday, January 24

trailer play, take 1

Staged reading for a very promising play written by a friend of mine.
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[stein] says:

Nice composition!
It looks a serious long play (big books and serious fases)=)))
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Zuzu*Petals says:

It is a serious play, but it's also a funny one, too. I'm excited about it.
=)
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sunshinecity says:

wow, you're picture from the 23rd is just beautiful!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story

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Zuzu*Petals says:

Thursday, January 25

love notes from my nemesis the coffee table (she of the weak knees)

I am often tidy but not always organized. My coffee table seems to catch the brunt of it. The current state of disorder is a week's worth of clothes that landed as soon as I entered the door and items "relocated" from various bags carried throughout the day. Notes found on the original photo.
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ebilflindas says:

I love perusing a person's coffee table/book case(s) to get a glimpse (maybe) of her/him that I might not have before seen. Thanks for sharing.

Now tell me, how's the boxing, and what's with the Philippine cookbook? Pinay ka? Did you spot my adobo cookin' on the stove? ;)
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satrina* says:

It looks like my bookcase these days, and I agree with sunshinecity, the pic of the 23rd is great

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Ladybadtiming is a group administrator Ladybadtiming says:

yoga, booze, guys and theater ...
what a life !
I should come here more often !
be seeing you ...

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
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sunshinecity says:

lmao a sock on your coffee table? You're in desperate need of a maid! LOL

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story

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Victor Bezrukov says:

Heh , overbusy view !
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Zuzu*Petals says:

@ebilflindas: I was once in a relationship with a first generation Phil-Am. He liked to eat and I like to cook, but I could never find a halfway decent Phil cookbook. The relationship tanked but I finally found an awesome reference. And you're funny about the handwrap. Non-contact kickboxing, actually. Sometimes a girl just needs to beat the crap out of something. (Is this where I say "om shanti"?).

@satrina: I need to tidy my bookcase, too. I haven't yet uploaded all my CDs and half of them are out of the cases, gathering dust.

@ladybadtiming: more debauchery to follow =)

@sunshinecity: I know. Do not let my mother see this photo.

@s-t-r-a-n-g-e: Hey, I never said everything I posted would be pretty!
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ebilflindas says:

Shanti shanti!

Well I'm a first gen. fil/am, and y'know, my mother never reallly cooked traditional pinoy fare. She would just experiment with whatever was in the house--which in some ways can be considered Filipino cooking!

To this day, the only "real" Fil-food I know how to cook is chicken adobo.
Oh, and rice!
Simple, lang!
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Zuzu*Petals says:

My favorites are pancit and lumpia, but I know there has to be more than that. Lechón always freaks me out. It's so good, but I have a hard time confronting a whole pig. I always make someone else go up and fix me a plate. =)
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dda1605 says:

great pic. on the 21st.
Welcome

(Didier 2007 )
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Zuzu*Petals says:

Friday, January 26

host with the most

Neighborhood meet-up at (another) Irish pub in northern Manhattan. Here: Ronnie, our fearless host.
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Saturday, January 27

tunnel syndrome

Had a callback for an audition early this morning and then hung out with some of my girls. Today we looked at bridesmaids dresses as one of my gals is altar-bound. After that torture, we went up to Harlem for BBQ and bloody maries. This is a shot of 12th Avenue in Harlem.
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

Love the big repetition of form, and love the B&W crispness!

Tom Tommune's 2007 in Austin
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luckywhitegirl says:

Hi zuzu, just discovered your diary (great name)... you're a great photographer! Even the slightly blurry one is cool. I'll check back.
good luck with everything
--barb (and here's my daily photo diary)
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ebilflindas says:

Nice lighting on Ronnie--shooting in a bar can be rough!
Dig that lamp on his left!

BBQ and bloody maries (I like how you made mary plural!) in the middle of Winter? Unheard of!

A callback? w00t! Good luck!
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Sandra.Pi says:

wow, good life!! good pictures!

Sandrapi
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Zuzu*Petals says:

@Sandrapi - Yeah, the life isn't too bad. =)

Thanks all for dropping in...
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sunshinecity says:

what an amazing shot!!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story

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Zuzu*Petals says:

Sunday, January 28, 2007

I know her

Yours truly. Hi.
New dress. Trying to decide if I should keep it.
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ebilflindas says:

Keeper.
Definitely.
;-)
Lovely portrait!
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dda1605 says:

Great Picture on the 27th, so typical of "New York" (at least for me).
Regarding the self portrait on the 28th.......Beautiful (and you should keep it).


(Didier 2007 )
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Zuzu*Petals says:

Ok, that's two for yes. Thanks. =)
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francophony says:

Love the dress. Definitely a keeper!

Kim
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charmante (via kindle) says:

Finally found you on MDPD--thanks for the link! Love the dress...(already told you that). Will be great for auditions, among other "uses"!
I'm loving the blog aspect of your diary posts...what a wonderful way to approach the photo diary.
I saw the MDPD as being centered aroud the photos themselves; your way is so personal & wonderful!

charmante's New York City 2007
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sunshinecity says:

so adorable.... oh and yes I love the dress too!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story

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*sweet coffee* says:

I just love your picture from Jan, 27!
And take my advise : keep the dress...

*sweet coffee* Candy for the eye
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Zuzu*Petals says:

Monday, January 29

love's reflection

7th Anniversary Party & Fundraiser at Manhattan Theatresource. My buddies Ed & Christina.
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Zuzu*Petals says:

Tuesday, January 30

pedestrian

Crappy morning at the dayjob. Thai food was in order so I took myself to lunch in the nearby neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen.
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Sandra.Pi says:

oh please!!! keep the dress!!!

Sandrapi
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Zuzu*Petals says:

HA HA HA HA!
All right, I hear you all. I guess I'm keeping the dress. =)
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lramiro520 says:

Great pics so far!

The dress is a keeper for sure!

The Other Side Of The Fence
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Zuzu*Petals says:

Wednesday, January 31

what if it were that simple

A reminder to myself to get the hell out of my own way as I head out the door.
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Sandra.Pi says:

maybe it is that simple, we are the ones that complicate life

Sandrapi
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Zuzu*Petals says:

@Sandrapi, I tend to agree with you.
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Zuzu*Petals says:

Thursday, February 1

the curse of the sapphires

He didn't say "I love you" or "You're beautiful." He said "Don't lose them," and I hear it every time I wear them.
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sunshinecity says:

ouch.... sometimes something so romantic just fades away when that happens. Does he have a reason to doubt you or do you deserve better?

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story

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Zuzu*Petals says:

@sunshinecity: Oh, probably a combination of both. It was a long time ago.
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drab chicken [deleted] says:

oh yay! you kept the dress
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ebilflindas says:

Screw 'im. Go ahead an' lose them.

You'll still be beautiful.
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Eden-Lys says:

Coucou ! ;)

I will return by here looking at what you carry in you,))
My English is very very average.

[Eden... ]
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Ladybadtiming is a group administrator Ladybadtiming says:

I don't know a thing about jewelry
but
wear them with joy
I guess ...

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
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Zuzu*Petals says:

@glory_defined: Yeah, I figured I'd hang onto it. Gotta watch those impuse purchases...

@ebilflindas: You are too kind.

@Eden-lys: Your English is just fine!

@Ladybadtiming: I am so delighted I got a poem this morning. Really, thank you.
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Zuzu*Petals says:

Friday, February 2

Brigid's feast

The altar of St. Brigid @ St. Patrick's Cathedral.

While I do consider myself spiritual, I’m not what you’d call religious. I do have a bit of a world religion fetish, though, and in that realm St. Brigid is one of my favorite figures. There's more of an explanation in a comment I made on the photo page. =)
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Gypsy Flores Photography says:

Beautiful shot of St Patrick's Cathedral. I am like you, highly spiritual but not at all interested in any one particular religion. Lovely shots, by the way. And definitely keep the dress! :D
( A Gypsy Outdoors)
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ebilflindas says:

Googling "the altar of St. Brigid", I came across this page, which lists St. Brigid as one of the "Saints o' the Day" at St. Patrick's--in DC. What a coincidence--just a day off.

Gorgeous photo, btw!
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Ladybadtiming is a group administrator Ladybadtiming says:

ah ah
going mystic then ?
as long as you keep us knowing ...

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dda1605 says:

Beautiful picture on the 30th.
I think it would have been more appropriate to say "Don't lose your love"....

(Didier 2007 )
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Zuzu*Petals says:

@La Marquisarde - Nice to see you around. I'll keep the dress. =)

@ebilflindas - Not such a coincidence. I had my reasons for being there. =)

@Ladybadtiming - When I start dancing around bonfires, you'll be the first one I call.

@dda1605 - Yes, don't lose your love would have been better. Much better if he'd meant it, too.
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satrina* says:

That black & white shot of Harlem is amazing, It's a great dress and you look lovely in it so it's good to hear you keep it, and love the softness of your February 1st picture, you have a very beautiful neck

Satrina: av meg
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Zuzu*Petals says:

@ Satrina - thank you, on all counts. =)
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Zuzu*Petals says:

Saturday, February 3

the veil, she is thin

Meatpacking District, NYC. Breakfast with a friend this morning on Gansevoort Street. Typical conversation equal parts spirituality, relationships, art, accessories we love but don't need, travel to distant places, what's on the menu and how we are both terribly flawed people.
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Sunday, February 4

7 o'clock still life

Dinner in Greenwich Village. 60 minutes to myself between rehearsal and going to see a play in which friends of mine are directing/acting.
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Monday, February 5

call me in the morning

Ob/Gyn appt. You’re jealous. They found a mass and now I have to schedule an ultrasound. I can’t get myself worked up about it, but I am not pleased.
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Tuesday, February 6

baby, it's cold outside

Something ridiculous like -5 degrees outside with wind chill. Hot chocolate to the 10th power.
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Wednesday, February 7

that which is precious

Watching a clock for an hour waiting for the man you love to meet you at a train station is sometimes the most spectacular thing in the world.
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Thursday, February 8

keys

Rehearsal again tonight for the staged reading in which I’m participating. The director replaced one of the leads at the last minute with yours truly. Unexpected, but not impossible.
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Zuzu*Petals says:

Friday, February 9

names in lights

On my way back to my dayjob in midtown from my lunch hour spent in Hell’s Kitchen. Sometimes I walk by the Broadway houses just to remind myself why I’m here.
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Zuzu*Petals says:

Saturday, February 10

his name is Simon

Two of my dear friends just had a baby and I got to meet him tonight. My charge is to be the cool “aunt,” teach him about the arts and take him out for his first beer when he hits legal age.
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Sunday, February 11

curtain call

Went to see a play in which several of my friends are participating. Largely a comment on our (questionable) involvement in military actions overseas. This was the curtain call.
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ebilflindas says:

Wow, way to catch up! I really dig the 3rd--that Shepperd piece is amazing; I've never seen that one.

Nice, warm restaurant shot. Pairs well with the wine.

Well wishes for the benign.

Mmmm, chocolate de Abuelita? Sabroso!

Hope you didn't have to wait much more than a hour!

Replaced for just the reading or for the show? Love the keys.

Beautiful shot of your nephew, Auntie! The cool Auntie is key in my boy's life.

Reminds me of Hamlet.
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lramiro520 says:

Also stopping by to catch up on your diary! You have so many great photos.

Hoping that you receive relieving news from the ultrasound testing...

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Sandra.Pi says:

catching up!!!!

Friday, February 2: i'm not religious but there is something about churches and cathedrals that allways gets my eye

Saturday, February 3: uuuu, me like the serious girl on the wall!

Sunday, February 4: i need som fin wine, and you, you need to be niceer (cardigans), he needs to be nicer and not to warn you about losing your earings on feb 1

Monday, February 5 and tuesday 6: while waiting for good news abput your health chocolate can be a good entertainer!! hope everything works out good

Wednesday, February 7: aaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwww (teary eyed)

Thursday, February 8: yeahh!! congrats on your newly acquired roll

Saturday, February 10: i honestly think he's got the cool aunt thing completly covered!!

Sunday, February 11: love the theather, love the teddy bear of the girl upfront

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satrina* says:

Catching up here as well, I know it might not be of much use but I'm sending you all my good vibes, you'll get good news on your ultrasound.

Love the photo of you nephew.

Congratulations in your new role and break a leg!

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*sweet coffee* says:

I just love your trainstation photo. Is this the main train station in New York? wow, I would love to sit and wait there for more then an hour.

* sweet coffee * candy for the eye
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ArtinArt says:

That trainstation shot is just wonderful and hope you make it to Broadway.

ArtinArt / LOVE
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charmante (via kindle) says:

Ayayaay! That's a pretty powerful curtain call... The US policy is all about death and destruction. Glad that these folks were only dead for the purposes of the play!

Saw your ob/gyn shot above. I'm so sorry, but glad you're not "worked up" about it. I'have faith that you'll be fine. I'm sure St. Brigid will put in a good word, too. :~>

Also, I ADORE the image from Gansevoort. Did you go to Florent?

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Zuzu*Petals says:

Hello, all! Thank you so much for dropping in. Also, thanks, everybody, for your very kind thoughts about the doctor thing. I'm sure everything is fine, I just need to get it checked out. I'll update when we know anything. Sorry I've been negligent - have been a little pressed for time the last few days. Will catch up soon, I promise.

@charmante - yes - a Florent stop was in order that day. =)
@cafe creme - The shot of Feb. 7 was taken in Grand Central Termial - it is quite lovely.
@ebilflindas - It was just a reading, so it wasn't a big deal. It's just nice to work on a project. =)
@Sandrapi - HA HA HA! Thank you about the earrings. The guy in question is old history by now.

Ok, on to the next:
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Zuzu*Petals says:

Monday, February 12

the warm up

Warming up before my Flamenco class. I've been taking it on and off for a couple months now. I am still very much a beginner student and there are days when I feel downright graceless, but I love it so much. Tonight was the last class in the session and my teacher told me I could move onto the next level so I am very pleased.
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satrina* says:

Flamenco is very passionate, congratulations on moving on to the next level!

Satrina: av meg
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ebilflindas says:

This photo hardly speaks of gracelessness.

Happy Valentine's Day!
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charmante (via kindle) says:

Ah, there you are! Great shot of the dancing self...
LOVE your hands, very expressive!
How wonderful that your teacher agrees with us: looking good!
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Sandra.Pi says:

yeyyy!! next level!!! love the flamenco shoes!!!
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Tuesday, February 13

house afire
the wall behind my bed (or if we have to get fancy about it, "site specific joss paper installation, 2003, property of the artist")
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Wednesday, February 14

Paris Apartment
I’ve just put down the deposit on an apartment that I’m renting for a week in Paris at the end of April. It will look nothing like this. I just thought it was a fun coincidence.
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Thursday, February 15

the improv gladiators
Improv workshop @ 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side, NYC. This is a beginners improv class. The teacher is giving these two guys some pointers on some basic improv skills - which can actually be applied to a lot of things off stage, as well - staying open to what your partner gives you and building off of that, trying to make your partner look good (which also keeps you out of your own head - am I funny? what do I look like out here?), the act of giving energy, focus, commitment and defining situations and relationships.
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Friday, February 16

sitting in queue
Wave Hill - Riverdale, NYC. Because if you have to sit on hold for an hour with the hospital just to get cut off, you may as well do it here over tea.
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Saturday, February 17

wired
Tax day. All done. Now I just need the money so I can actually afford to go to Paris for vacation.
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Sunday, February 18

belly
Happy lunar new year!
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Monday, February 19

deliverance
I received a sign via the United States Postal Service today. Yes, on President’s Day. You’re just going to have to trust me on this one.
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Tuesday, February 20

new World view
Midtown, NYC. Something was different this morning. I thought maybe it was the fact they'd moved my desk at the dayjob from the 3rd floor to the 41st, but no, that wasn't it. My perspective's just a little different after this past weekend and the view from inside my head is great.
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Wednesday, February 21

41
Midtown, NYC. My dayjob is eating my brain this week. Nothing's working. I'm spending a lot of time looking out the windows.
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Thursday, February 22

west 55th Street
Hell's Kitchen, NYC. Took a little walk in the late winter air to cool down after my Bikram class. This block is a favorite of mine. I'm not sure if they ever take the lights down after the holidays. They seem to be up half the year.
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Friday, February 23

W is for Whack
Midtown, NYC. Yes, another shot out the window. What can I say - I've been staring out of them a lot lately.
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Saturday, February 24

dos mujeres en el fuego
Guadalupe & the Anima Sola. My Mexican Catholicism Folk Art Fetish in full swing here. Of course, I am neither Mexican nor Catholic, so don’t ask me where this comes from.
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