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Tag : summer

Snaps: @dcap’s Summer 2011 + personal and professional growth thoughts

I had intended to only post photos today, but felt compelled to share a few thoughts at the end. Looking at these photos makes me want to take out my 7D and shoot more this weekend.

In some ways, I’ve allowed my iPhone to make me lazy about my photography 😛 But it still brings me a lot of joy to take pics in any form…

Street scenes…

Between sessions at #g4c2011

Mural in Bed-Stuy

Ice ice baby

Union Square Hat Models

I <3 Wikileaks in Fort Greene

Storm Troopers In SOHO

La Dolce Vita at Film Forum

Two Brides

Walking down Lincoln Avenue in the South Bronx

New role at my job…

Countdown's Studio 33 bullpen after hours

Fun with friends…

Pains of Being Pure at Heart at T5

Summer Fun ’08 Wrap Up: The Spell Is Broken!

Last summer, like all adult summers before it, was pretty freaking terrible. This is how last summer made me feel:


Like a crazy, mangy cat with rabies.

Even worse – judging by my old blog, the most exciting thing going on was paying a buttload of money I didn’t have to a french tutor and having something I wrote about a widget conference linked to on Fast Company’s blog. I did stay in Las Vegas for the 2007 VMAs, but I went there carrying a bunch of emotional baggage over a failed relationship which made me really uninterested in having any fun. (great idea!)

How the bad summer spell was broken and promise to summer ’09 after the jump!

An Open Letter To Summer ’08

Dear Summer ’08,

If you dare to suck as much as my past three summers have, I know two ladies who are going to karate your junk until you change your ways.

…OK that probably won’t happen, but that is what I tell myself when I listen to their music and so far nothing sketchy or awful has happened. You know that my past three summers were about as fun as a black widow laying eggs in your ear and I am counting on you to be the opposite. You, Summer ’08, will set a new & positive precedence while erasing the painful memories from your predecessors.

Remember this?

Summer ’05 – I discover I cannot obtain my dream job at Killer Films after a six month internship. I am practically living in a house with the cast of MTV’s Miss Seventeen, have no life and almost have a nervous breakdown from my insane work schedule.

Summer ’06 – My ex immediately moves in with someone directly upstairs from me and I get to enjoy that swell tidbit of knowledge for 60 days straight.

Summer ’07 – I am walking down a street in Bushwick and a piece of glass flips up and gashes my ankle open, permanently scarring me.

Ah, but Summer ’08! You will be different! I feel it in the air. You already began on a good note with my trip to LA for the MTV Movie Awards.

And now you have what the others did not – two amazing musical ladies to encourage your ruling of me in ways that cause me to rock and to roll. Emboldened by their powers, you will take me on madcap adventures and (hopefully) direct me to even more amazing new artists, designers and all around fab creative types who will last me long after you have slipped away.

Let’s meet them: