26 June 2008

cheeps (think australian accent)

i hope you like the new look

With the help of blogger, I finally updated my look with a "new" template. I hope you like it. I'll take constructive suggestions if you've got 'em. Otherwise I think it looks quite nice.

23 June 2008

UPDATE - from a post on Sunday the 22nd

Here's the info for the new show at the Pine Gallery. It's of new work by artist Julie Goldstein and it runs through 1 August 2008.

Pine Gallery resides at:
2712 Long Beach Blvd.
Ship Bottom, NJ 08008
(28th & Long Beach Blvd)

i was tagged

And here are my answers:

Where were you ten years ago?
10 years ago I was starting my first photo editing job in NYC at the same Rupert Murdoch owned company as Shorehouse Chic (which is how we met, actually!!). At the time I was very excited to be working in the city and venturing forth in a new career. I got the axe a little later (2000), after the NETWORK came in and took over all the dot com entities. Myself and about 90% of staff were let go. So ten years ago, I was super excited to be commuting to NYC (imagine that?!?!) for my new job. HA!

Five items on your “To Do” list?

Well, I don’t exactly have a to do list today but if I were make one up it would go like this…
Wake up early to check the surf
Rush to get ready for work, fly out the door and up the Parkway to the bus
Commute to work on the bus
Do some work
Go to the doctor with my mother
Work some more
Commute home on the bus
Grill up the portabella mushrooms I’ve had marinating since yesterday morning
Go to bed

Snacks I enjoy?

CUPCAKES Рbut not the kind with too much butter cr̬me frosting.
Fresh summertime berries
Sliced green peppers and some tasty humus.
I do love me some guacamole
These new chips (well, new to me) that I’ve recently discovered. They come in flavors like Sweet Potato or Chocolate. I can’t remember the name or I’d put a link to them. Those are dangerous to keep in the house, I’ll tell you.
Christina's Cheesy Toast, particularly when I'm drunk.

What would you do if you were a billionaire?

I would worry a hell of a lot less about money.
Have more time... Which I would put to good use by - spending it with the people I love, surfing, exercising, doing yoga (so I can have a body like Madonna), cooking and baking.
Buy property in Hawaii and build my dream home/compound.
Give money to charity and my friends (which could be considered one in the same depending on which of my friends we're talking about).
Have a massage and acupuncture weekly.
Have the money to buy all the cameras I ever wanted and take all the photos I could and have the time/money to edit and print them.
Pay someone else to scan all my negatives and organize them for me.
Get a puppy, actually two puppies (and I already have their names picked out).
Only work because I wanted to, not because I HAD to.

Places I would live:
New Jersey
Southern Mainland Mexico, Pacific Coast side
Merriwether (near New Castle), NSW, Australia
(Notice the need to live near the ocean so I can surf?)

And now, I tag: Kid Cupcake and Whitney, they're some of the only people who read my blog that haven't already been tagged.

22 June 2008

i'm going backwards with my posts

Friday night, we went down to LBI for the opening of our friend Ann's new photo studio/office. We had a great time, saw some old friends and met some new people including Marley, who is pictured here, with his owner Neal standing behind him.
I also met the owners of a vegan/vegetarian restaurant on the Island called Living on the Veg. You can check out who they are & what they do here and here.

We heard at Ann's opening that there might be something going on at The Pine Surfshop & Gallery next weekend. It's possible that artist Julie Goldstein, who also happens to be one of the owners of Pine, is showing some new work.

Once I get more details, I'll post an update.

Both Ann and Julie are incredibly talented and amazing artists so please go check out the links to their work. Support local artists and their endeavors.

happy summer

In honor of the first day of summer (which was Saturday the 21st) I made some summer-like dishes for supper.

The first is Cold Sesame Noodles and I got the recipe from here.
I swapped out the egg noodles for some rice pasta and next time I might cut out some of the vinegar. I also added a little extra garlic powder b/c it just needed something and you can't ever have too much garlic. The noodles are resting on some sliced English cucumbers for a little extra crunch.

My other dish was Steamed Mussels, and I got the recipe from here.
I used this recipe more as a guide just to get a general idea for how to make this dish. In fact, I used a whole small onion, sliced very thinly, I crushed and chopped a ton of garlic (WAY more than four cloves) and I used the little bit of left over freshly grated ginger from the noodles. I ended up using more like a cup of dry, white wine.

Everything turned out really nice and yummy.
Happy Summer!!

06 June 2008

they really lied and there's hard proof of it

and it makes me want to scream that these people in the highest offices of our country won't be held accountable. SCREAM!

03 June 2008

more photography

Please go check out Women In Photography. It's a new project that I hope will be around for a long, long time.