Saturday, April 24, 2010


leigh it's jordan
leigh don't make me come over there!

tone it down
i was presenting my presentation

yeah i'll believe that when i see it
and since i'll never see it
i don't believe it!
you're on thin ice young lady
you know what happens to people on thin ice?
they fall in! it's cold in there! it's very unpleasant!


it's spelled "jordan"


glad you think so
but that doesn't mean you're off the hook!
and i mean that in every conceivable way

off the hook for?

your behavior
now, i'm a forgiving type of person
so i'm going to let you get out of this mess
all you have to do
kiss my ring
just...kiss it!
well, are you going to or not?

well, i dont think i can now

well, i don't think i can forgive you then!
and you know what happens when i don't forgive people, right leigh????!1

im curious

i pummel them sharply about the head and shoulders!
what do you say to that, leighodore?


yes, it means "hit"
"in a manner that is SUPER PAINFUL"


do i not inspire FEAR in your very SOUL?
do i not ROCK you to your very CORE
do i not bow to your chicka wow wow?!1

well leigh, this has been thoroughly dissapointing
i'm not angry with you i'm just furious
good day, sir!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

It's Earth Day!

People planting and watching people plant in Union Square today.

Go Earth!

As much as I dislike clowns...

I took this photo today and made what I think is a cool image out of it. Look!

(I am sorry Susi! I realize this image must send waves of fear all through you.)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wednesday night/ Thursday Morning

"Yao is good, Yao is good...yeah he's Asian but he's also really good"- John on the phone with his cousin, referring to NBA star Yao Ming

Check out telephoto-eye

Hey guys, I don't do this often, but now I'm going to tell you what to do.

Check out my friend Hana's blog! She took these cool and horrifying photos of the Tea Party when they had a rally in Boston last weekend.


And here's a sample so you know why you should look:

Back by popular demand

A very loyal BFFL reader ( mom) requested that I re-post this video that I made for my journalism class a little more than a year ago. I just watched it again and I still like it so I have decided to oblige this very loyal reader. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Act XX(X): The Love Nest Monster

By Partners in Rhyme

I return,
harrowed and haunted
by my memories
which flash
before my eyes
like flashlights
like lightning
like a woman's bosoms on Mardi Gras
I wander.
Not all who wander are lost
but I am!
in our love, a haze
in our love, ablaze
in a maze of distant days
the bed where we made love!
the couch where we made love!
the sink where we made love!
We made love
like two doves in the night
flapping their wings like
their hearts depended on it
we made love like like like like
like a tornado!
like an earthquake!
like something equally disastrous
but still sexy
we made love like fire ants
our love was a conflagration
and you were the arsonist
we made love like this:

Here's the room
where i first said i love you
and here is the room
where you first said you love me
and there is the room
where you made love with him
and this, this is the house of lies.
you have made this casa
a casa de pena
and in it i am a ghost
with an invisible heart
how can you break something
that you can't even see?


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Jordan the Spy

Washington Square Park 4/15/2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Working at Washington Square News

A conversation I recently had via text with WSN. (I'm the green bubble)

John's Post-it

"Stop Facebook" is my favorite point.

I cannot tell you how many post-it notes like this I've made.


"Have you watched Cartoon Network lately? It's wild. It makes no sense." - Gary, on kids these days.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

What Roommate John just said

*It is 6:35 P.M., John sits at his chair watching people go by on the street.*

"I'm just going to just start talking to them. 'Hey, you have nice skin. You have nice butt. I like your sunglasses. Give me a shot I'm desperate.' Where do we meet these girls, Jordan! I don't get it. I'm sure they don't all have boyfriends, especially the ones that go to NYU. I mean, come on, they're all gay guys there."

Oh, Stern

Courtesy of Roommate John

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Throughout my life, there have been some random characters who have affected me in small ways.

Last year at school the woman who worked in the Emerson Cafe was important to me because of the way she said "Everything bagel cream cheese!" when I made my order. It made me laugh and laugh. I loved Everything Bagel Cream Cheese Lady.

Earlier this year, What You Having To Drink Lady came into my life. She works in the Dunkin Donuts downstairs and the way she says, "What you having to drink baby?" when I'm waiting on line is often a highlight of my day.

Some characters evoke not just laughter but sympathy.

The man in the photo you see is BBQ guy. Every day, the whole day, in every weather, he stands either on Broadway or University Place handing out take-out menus for this BBQ restaurant in the East Village. All day he tries to hand out these menus to passers-by and says "BBQ?" as he reaches toward them.

I don't know why it makes me so sad, really. I mean, there are surely people I see in New York on a daily basis who have it worse than BBQ guy. But his situation gets me more than any other. Maybe it's because I have never heard him say anything other than "BBQ?" or because he's always wearing those jeans and that hat and that shirt. Maybe it's because I imagine the boredom and frustration he must feel doing the same monotonous task all the time.

Most times I go by BBQ Guy I take a menu. I'll probably never go to the BBQ restaurant, but I do it because I feel bad for the man for reasons that I can't quite explain.

Well thank goodness for that

"New Research Reveals that People Who Are Happy at Work Are 50% More Productive and 180% Happier Overall!"

- something I read on the Internet

Monday, April 5, 2010


Hundreds of people hit me with pillows while I tried to take photos this Saturday in Union Square.

Monday in the park

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Roommate John

"Assets is equal to liability plus equity."- the first thing John said when he woke up today

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Henry is a good turtle. He lives down the hall.