My Weekend

Saturday
I had the busiest day ever last Saturday, but I enjoyed every minute of it. I was with my new boo and we spent the whole day together. We had brunch and then went to the Chelsea Gallery Art Tour. It was the last one for the season and it really had some amazing work. I took pics but they do the work no justice. Even had the chance to talk with one of the artists one-on-one. We exchanged info and I may be doing some work with her. I am excited about it because her work at this gallery was going to $18,000 each baby. You know I'm excited. We then went to Eyebeam and seen one of my friend's interactive oragami work. Here is a little video of Antonio (Boo) playing with it and of one of the pieces from the gallery tour.



We then shot up to the Bronx Pride for a minute and chilled out there. It was deep in the cut but was a really nice park. I was surprised that they had shuttle busses to take everyone back and forth to the train station. The entertainment was cute and was overall a good time.

We then came down and ate at Mama Buddha's in the West Village. While there we got a call from one of Antonio's friends having a party in Brooklyn. So you know we had to go.

At the party there were a huge amount of lesbians there but you know I love my lesbians. But there was this one little boy there that had me cracking up the whole time dancing. He was so into it. He even danced out of his shirt. Do your thang bwoi.


Sunday,
... my Boo was out of town so I spent the day without him. It was all good though, I went to church at our new location (310 West 139th Street 1:00 pm Worship) and we had CRAZY CHURCH. OMG I couldn't even believe it. I had to catch me a few good steps. Afterwards, some friends and I went down to 23rd street BBQ's to eat. It was all about afterwards. We walked out of BBQ's and I see this very tall lady walking in the crowd and thought how she looked very exotic and even pointed her out to my friends. We walked down 8th Ave for a minute when we decided we were going to hand out flyers for a church event after pride (see below for flyer). So some of us headed back to my car on 23rd street when I noticed that lady sitting at the bus stop on 23rd street, right in front of BBQ's and this is how she is sitting ya'll;



Speechless

We've come a long way baby.

Glad To Be Back

As some of you know, I had to go to Orlando with the company for the Microsoft TechEd Expo. Other than us having to pay our way to be reimbursed, it was nice. The weather was beautiful, other than a little rain here and there and the conference was a lot of fun. The best part for me was that I was going to meet up with my ex-girlfriend who was coming down from Atlanta and we were going to stay a few extra days. That's right, I said ex-girlfriend. No wise cracks. Anyway, her job had to send her to California so we couldn't meet up. I was disappointed because I wanted to go to Universal Studios but as part of the conference they sent to to Universal anyway. On top of that the park was closed off to only the participants and everything, I mean EVERYTHING was free. All of the food, alcohol, rides, snacks, etc. We had a blast and you have to go on the Simpson ride, it was fantastic. Anyway, here are some pics.


La Proxima Pride
Well, another pride celebration is down. A couple of weeks ago, I went to Asbury Park's pride and last Saturday I went to Brooklyn's. It would have been a lot more fun had it not been for the off and on rain. I didn't think I would like the evening parade but it was mad cool. I went with Elizabeth, and Hasan and we met this lady on the train with her friend and baby who were going. So we hung out with them all day and it was quite interesting. I thought there would be more blacks there but was not the case. Here are some of the pics before I becamse distracted.


Distracted

While at Pride and in between the rain falls, I headed down the stairs to meet back up with Elizabeth and Giovanni and noticed this cute bruh checking me out. So after I met up with my friends, I b-lined back up to where he was. He was there with a few friends but was still staring. So I motioned for him to come over and we met in the middle of the two groups. We started talking and seemed mad cool. I thought he was Dominican but he is Rican/Irish/Indian mix. Long story short, we hung out all that night; marching in the parade, eating out, going to his house for movies, staying the night (innocently lol), and spending the rest of the next day together. We'll see what happens.

Lalah's Back
I don't know how many of you are Lalah Hathaway fans. She is the daughter of the late Donnie Hathaway and can sing ya'll. She is more of a laid back easy jazz singer but I love her. Last time I posted something by her, I received a lot of responses saying that they love her voice. Her voice is sultry smooth and controlled. If I could sing like her I would never talk again. I would sing everything. See, God knows what He's doing. lol Anyway here is a video slideshow with a cut from her new CD. I got my hands on the CD last night along with Dianne Reeves. Yeah!!!

The Ballad of Mary Slade - Robin Fuller

This is not really for the squeamish but I found this very interested.

Following the death of a young woman, the tragic story of her life and eventual demise slowly unfolds as the insects that consume her decaying body become actors in the fateful retelling of her downfall.

This was his first short film to be released to film festivals, making it's debut at Slamdance in January 2007


The Bodies Exhibit Exposed

Another post this week but I couldn't resist. I know many of you know about the Bodies Exhibit but for those who don't, it is a fascinating exhibit of preserved, skinless bodies. You are able to see the intricate workings of real human bodies from the inside out. The exhibit, according to the museum, is made up of people who have voluntarily donated their bodies to the exhibit for educational and artistic purposes. More info can be found here.

Anyway, I just read that some people have had problems with the exhibit, claiming that some of the bodies weren't truly donated as posted. According to this report, many of the bodies on exhibit are those of Chinese prisoners that have been tortured or executed. Other bodies are those of the poor, unclaimed or unidentified. It even goes as far as to suggest that there are actually factories that "find" bodies and preserve them for the shows.

I found this disturbing and really hope it not to be true. I have long promoted the show and even talked some of my fellow bloggers into going with me a year or so ago.

I'll Miss You Cathy / Bike Ride For Life?!?

Just to give everyone an update on my friend Cathy, due to health reasons, she is moving to Ohio with relatives until the fall. Cath, you will be missed and I can't wait to see you again. Take care of yourself and be blessed.

On another note, a coworker sent this to me and I just had to post from CNN. "A car plowed into a weekend bike race along a highway near the U.S.-Mexico border, killing one and injuring 10 others, police said.

The 28-year-old driver was apparently drunk and fell asleep when he crashed into the race, said police investigator Jose Alfredo Rodriguez.

A photograph taken by a city official showed bicyclists and equipment being hurled high into the air by the collision.

Rodriguez said Juan Campos was charged with killing Alejandro Alvarez, 37, of Monterrey.

Authorities said the wreck happened 15 minutes into the 34-kilometer (21 mile) race Sunday along a highway between Playa Bagdad and Matamoros, across from Brownsville, Texas."

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