Friday, December 19, 2008


Click here for a terping video featuring me and Eric Forman. If you want to experience it for yourself (and I highly recommend it!), Patrice is having another terp tonight at 7!! More info on Patrice's site!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Triple Birthday

In celebration of Cara, Bich Thu and Nobuko's birthdays: a proper dance party that lasted until the wee hours of the morning--wouldn't expect anything less from NY-SEA's official Rumpshaker!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Fall Delhi, NY Pics

It's been a while since I posted, so I thought I'd take it back to Delhi, NY. I've been sitting on these pictures for a while, and finally had some time on my hands to take a look. Carl, Cara, and I found these spores in the cornfield, and shook them out. Good, clean, fun until our allergies starting acting up!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

What's doing in my apartment

A slug in my kale. I put him in this bowl with a bunch of greens to be my temporary pet until I could bring him outside to a leafy spot. But he ran away. I followed the slime trail for a bit but it tapered off and now he's nowhere to be found. Come back, buddy!

Home baked bread! A little dense, but the crust is divine.

Psyched about the President-Elect!

But Derrick's photos are much better.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Obama Cupcakes!

Baking goes political!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Farm House

Shorty laid claim to the coziest spot in the houseStrolling the grounds
Skinny as a corn stalk

Prepping the vegan feast

Amazing, amazing spread!!
And to top it all off -- a little bonfire!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Aeolian Electric

The NYSea Crew descended on Solar One last night to check out Aeolian Electric, an installation curated by our own Elliott Montgomery! There was windpowered art by Elliott that played a Winnie the Pooh song:

And a piece by Eric that flapped bird wings in a slightly creepy, cyborg way:

It was also a chance for some good ol'fashioned hanging out!

It was Nobuko and Julian's year anniversary in New York (which is why they are forming the letters U.S. in this picture)!

Ryan dressed foppishly for the occasion (btw, this picture has me thinking maybe we should all be fops for Halloween):

Sameer pedalled his bs for the camera:

Good clean fun all around:

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Crazy long overdue pics from August in Europe with the Li family

I started off my trip in Berlin. Here's me being a tourist at Checkpoint Charlie with Melissa, the world's best host:

After only a couple days in Berlin, I was off to Vienna to meet up with the family. Here's mom and Tante Gerda after lunch at "Zur Wuadn Goass", which is obscenely convoluted Viennese slang for "To the Wild Goat". This was the beginning of many days of potato dishes with potato sides for me. Why yes, that's Wiener Schnitzel on mom's plate. Don't pretend to be surprised! I think she ate one every other day for the entire ten days we were in the motherland.

We visited many of our childhood haunts, including the pool in Strandbad Klosterneuburg where Matthias and Claudius and I spent many happy summer days:

Since visiting Tante was the major reason for the trip, we spent a lot of time with her, reminiscing about the past, getting verbally flayed in a highly malicious manner... only slightly more of the latter than the former. Here's her immaculate dining room:

The "maid's quarters" of her apartment, which Tante has only ever used as a (pious!) dining nook:

Tante met her new grandniece-in-law (is that right??):

And promptly showed off a patch of blooming bruises on her legs, the result of a blood thinning medication she's on:

She also shared some old photos. This one is of her and her late husband, my great uncle. Onkel Walter was on the Austrian national downhill skiing team, and also competed professionally as a kayaker. What a dashing couple!

And while we're on the subject of photogenic relatives, check out this fox. She was an actress and Onkel Walter's mother. Clearly, handsome genes run in the family; it's only too bad we're not actually related by blood:

The Austrian version of tea time is called Jause, and involves (preferably home-baked... check) pastries and coffee topped with (also preferably home-made... check) whipped cream:

My favorite part of the vacation though, was our two day hiking trip over a pre-alpine mountain called Rax. We took a cable car to the trail head, and the view from up there was absolutely as idyllic as you might imagine:

Our trails took us through fields of wildflowers (we even saw some Edelweiss!),

herds of cows (omg to be able to do that with your tongue!!),

and patches of snow with enough ammo for a mini snowball fight!

It was a dreamy two days of nature-tastic fun.

Then it was back to Berlin, and more touristy photo opps:

Melissa and I rode bikes everywhere, visited an art squat called Tacheles, ran into (!) Carl and Jasmine at a falafel place in Kreuzberg, watched avant garde performance art, went dancing, hung out with a cute puppy, and baked vegan pie: