A city chick trying to keep her creative side alive! "All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." - Pablo Picasso

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Add my ear muffs and I'm finally warm!
I used to make fun of the people who wore these jackets.
Now I know why they wear them.
It was in the 20s today... not counting the wind chill.

PDX Mamma in NYC!

My sweet friend AHF made the trek all the way to NYC... 5 months pregnant!  That meant "WE" had to indulge in Little Italy:

She's quite the trooper.  Even pregnant, she tolerated me dragging her around town and through the subways to see the city.
And no one can shop (window-wise) on 5th Avenue like these two!

(Inside the Plaza Hotel.  I will stay here one night in my life!)
THANK YOU so much for visiting me!  Now on to her next big adventure!  Motherhood!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Saturday Night Live! (On a Thursday!)

PDX@NYC Photog got us the hook up!  Tickets to Saturday Night Live!
Theses are a few rogue shots inside the studio.  The bummer - it was one of the Thursday night election specials.  Sadly - it was not very funny.
The experience was amazing!  It made me want to wait in line for hours to see the real deal!

(This is us just screwing around waiting for the subway.  I'm supposed to look mysterious!)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Eastern Fall

Two things I can't seem to get enough of: Autumn & architecture in NYC.

Election Night in NYC

I expected New York to erupt when Obama was declared the winner on November 4th.  I didn't expect the tens of thousands of people who filled the streets to celebrate.  At the stroke of 11pm, students came storming out of dorms and apartments.  The packed and blocked Broadway chanting, "We don't suck anymore!!!"  The giant crowd then marched the 15 or so blocks into the heart of Harlem where thousands danced in the streets.  12:30 a.m. on the night American history was reshaped... I don't think I'll ever forget it.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Obama Wins - NYC 3

The Streets of Harlem PACKED with people on election night. I think this is around 12:30 a.m.

Obama Wins - NYC 2

The Columbia University crowd marches up Broadway toward Harlem.

Obama Wins - NYC 1

Video takes moments after Obama's Presidential Victory.
Students celebrated by blocking Broadway and marching North to Harlem. I love the quote "We don't suck anymore!!!!"

Sunday, November 02, 2008

More NYC Halloween 2008

"Sarah" has expensive taste... but she still has to ride the subway!

And she's not above hanging out with Rock starts like "Guns & Roses," and the occasional "Indiana Jones."
(By the way... I don't think my hair will ever fully recover from the teasing!)

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Everybody LOVES Sarah!

Halloween 2008 -
I assumed every brunette in Manhattan would have the same idea: easy costume = Sarah Palin. Surprisingly, there were not that many of us in New York City.  Here's my version.  Note the $150,000 price tag from Neiman Marcus and the rhinestone flag and GOP pins.
The costume was quite the social experiment.  It was fascinating to walk down the street and get double takes.  I must have posed for 50 pictures with random strangers.  Even my friends found it interesting how many people were mesmerized by the costume, including the NYPD.
Lots of people tossed out rude comments related to the campaign and the election.  In NYC, they seem to like this guy a little more:
But us Sarah's are strong!  We can handle the trash talk.
(This is odd... President George Bush wanted to stop and say a prayer in the middle of the Greenwich Village Halloween mayhem and parade.)