Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Best Big Saturday

A thing about Jared and Karen is that they're totally into this message board community called "Spock With A Beard" (or "Swab"). Through Swab Jared and Karen "met" Kersten and Tai (who I already knew from real life). As both couples were in New York for the weekend, the four of them decided to meet for real. And I got to say, "Hey guys, good to see you again!"

Kersten wasn't so into being photographed by Karen.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

But Tai was.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

We breakfasted at Murray's Bagels and then headed for Jared's convention once more.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Karen took an illegal photo of me on the subway.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Here's Jared preparing to get down to business at the convention center.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

While Jared stayed beside his chair, the rest of us explored the showroom floor. There was a gorilla. That's good furniture.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

There was a company there that sold "soft" indoor playground equipment, like this swaying bench. (For a limited time, a video of Karen and I swaying on the bench is available here).

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

There was also an indoor see-saw there. It was this guy's job to see-saw with prospective buyers like myself. It turns out I'm not as good at see-sawing as I had thought I was.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Furniture, furniture, furniture.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

"Please, step into our dining capsule. Tonight we will be having Future Burgers and Tomorrow Fries"

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Flower chandelier.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

White chair.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Pantone seating for snackers.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

A menagerie of pillow animals. I've seen these around in stores.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

The baby gorilla was pretty cool.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Out-of-control wavy wood situation courtesy of Parsons School of Design, I think.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Industrial felt was really big this year.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

The Javits Center was good enough to keep its bribery rates posted. Put me down for one rewarding professional misconduct, please.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

This guy was funny. He told the best jokes.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

By lunchtime I had had my fill of furniture, so I headed home and was watching some TV when Amber called and asked if I wanted to go to the Met(ropolitan Museum of Art, not Opera) to meet her friend Amy in town from DC who is married, pregnant, and great. I was like "Yeah!" and was headed for the 6 when I encountered this band of bicyclists being escorted through the city.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Sure you got out your old timey bicycle . . .

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

But did you put on your old timey outfit?

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Uhm, the Met looked a little different.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

After Friday at the Moma I went a little easy on the taking of pictures of pictures at the Met.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

But remember that painting I asked you to remember in my last post? Must be by this same dude, right?

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

As the sun is out and it's probably not going to snow again (fingers crossed) until the new school year, the Met rooftop garden is open, mostly for the taking of fine photos like this one . . .

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

After the museum we tried to find this model that Amy's sister Ashley was supposed to meet up with. Eventually he was found and we all went to the Burger Joint. But before that I finally saw the Japanese elephants by the park that are so popular these days.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Things that happened that night that I have no pictures of: We went up to Inwood to see Ashley (the one that's Amber's sister, not Amy's sister) sing in a talent show, we rode around in a station wagon, and we went to a party in an apartment on the 42nd floor of one of the Trump Place buildings (that's the development on the Hudson).

Meanwhile, Jared and Karen (reunited with Jon, Jill, and Owen) did things like going to the Brooklyn Bridge.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us


Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

And sitting on my bed.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Owen, the baby, was well-liked by complete strangers. All Friday evening people were poking at him and talking to him on the subways, on the streets, and in the museum and restaurant.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

I'm just glad I didn't take any pictures on Sunday. But Monday is already headed to be monster-sized. I hope you like signage . . . you'll see what I mean later. (And once again, all the really really good looking pictures on this post were taken by Karen with her fancy camera.)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have those animal pillows (a kitty and bambi). They're the best ever - for animals. They live in my room but you wouldn't know that b/c you've never been in there,

Brig said...

I'm a fool.

Anonymous said...

what awesome awesome photogs. i am visiting from a link jared posted at Spock with a Beard. This blog is mighty fine.

jessi said...

More photos of the furniture fair(and a healthy dose of snobbery) in the NYTimes yesterday: www.nytimes.com/2005/05/19/garden/19icff.html