Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Photo-booths Are The New Black

My job is in jeopardy. Seems like photo-booths are popping up all over the place. Even at the wedding of my good friend Raj! It was a definite hit and I'm beginning to get nervous. I must admit, I do like the images and they are definitely a good time. Although I give the same expressions every-time! Cool dude, cheesy smile, gangsta', and tongue out. I need more diversity in my facial expressions. Suggestions? Here is a strip of my roommate Holly and I at Union Pool in Billyburg. I will show my lack of diversity from the wedding photo-booth once I scan them in.

Oversized, Distressed White T-Shirts Are In!

The new Tokyo issue of Numero has just come out. They thought enough to put an oversized distressed white T-shirt on their cover. For those of you who aren't familiar with Numero, it's one of the top fashion magazines out there. Their T-shirt is no doubt designer, mine is about 30 years old and was my fathers. Either way, I'm happy they have come around to my idea of cool.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Mike and Mike Make the NYT

Yesterdays NYT had a nice little article on Mike and Mike. It seems they are taking over morning talk radio in NY and across the country. I guess I'm not the only one who thought they were entertaining. And the fact that the skinny Mike used to live a few blocks from me in Chicago, makes me feel like a neighborhood guy made it big. Now I guess I just need to pair myself up with a hefty funny man. . . . hmmmm. . . . I wonder who I could ask?

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

You Talkin' To Me?

I've come to the conclusion that I am the typical New Yorker. I must be, or at least I must look like one. Everybody and their mother asks me for directions when I'm walking around the city. I don't mind, in fact, it's kinda fun! "Where's the nearest Starbuck's?" "Do you know where the 6 train is?" "Why is the sky blue?" Luckily I know the answers to all of these questions. "Right across the street from the other Starbuck's. " "On the corner." and " It has to do with light refraction, let me explain. . . " I don't know what it is about me, but if you see me on the street, go ahead and ask me anything, it seems to be the popular thing to do in NYC.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Summer in the City

With the temperatures rising, the only place to cool off is up on the roof. It feels about 10 degrees cooler up there away from the heat rising from the earth. Add to that a breeze off the river and things are looking good for this NY summer. This is Eliana. She is from One, and at first I thought she was Croatian, however I soon discovered she was from Brazil and quite the 'Rock Star'.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Tag, You're It!

OK, here's the situation, "My parents went away on a week's vacation". No No No. Sorry couldn't resist. African Matt, as I like to call him now, (even though he doesn't know I like to call him that since now he's LA Matt), has coerced (wow I actually spelled that right? Good job Karl.) me to compile top ten list about myself, (spelling of words like coerrced (awww crap!) should be like # 7 or so. I guess not any more. So here we go!

1. I will write 10 "interesting" things about myself.

2. I'll tag one person although you are supposed to tag 10, but who's got that kinda time, the shut-in's probably.

3. If you've been tagged, you do your own list and tag more people.

#1. I read magazines from back to front. Maybe its the fact that I'm part Asian, (I'm really not part Asian,) but it would explain it now wouldn't it. Also, I bypass all the ads in the beginning. Don't tell Madison Ave.

#2. I used to sneak bouillon cubes, that's right, the super concentrated chicken stock that comes in those little foil wrappers, I would sneak them up into bed with me when I was about 5. I would eat them before bed and hide the wrappers under my pillow. I mean come on, my mom would never look under my pillow right?

#3. I am a firm believer in Karma. So much so that some people refer to me as Karma Karl. I can't explain it, but as soon as I do something good for someone else, something good comes my way. Now excuse me why I go look for a little old lady to help across the street.

#4. If it was socially acceptable I would never shave, ever! I do it to please others, that's the kinda guy I am.

#5. I'm amazed at how many people enjoy sitting on the grass in Central Park on hot, humid summer days. It's not enjoyable. (Speaking of which, If you need me I will be sitting on the grass in Central Park in like an hour.)

#6. I think "Get a Life", the late 80's, short lived TV show starring Chris Elliot, was the funniest TV show ever. I feel ya Matt, the best ones never make it. I mean who could not love the story of a 30 something yr old paper boy! (Reminder, focus on career after finishing blog entry).

#7. I hate it when cashiers hand you the receipt, with paper money and coins placed atop each other. Then they look at you with disgust as you have to separate the receipt from the cash from the coins to put them away. Give them to me one at a time and we won't be sharing these awkward moments every time I buy a pack of Orbit.

#8. I am a man who wears many hats, literally hats, no metaphors here. I have a Yankees hat for NY, A White Sox and Cubs hat in Chicago and wore a Red Sox hat when I went up to Boston. I'm not fair-weather, I just don't like to offend drunken mobs.

#9. I'm not a big reader. But when I do read, I tend to tell everyone about what I just learned. People, trust me, you should be happy I don't read more.

#10. I tend to use the word baby alot. Like at the end of a phrase. "You Know It Baby!" I use it to both men and women. So don't think I'm flirting with you when it comes out of my mouth. It's just a habit baby!

These are just the first ten that came to mind as I prepare to go sweat in Central Park. Now Susan, I am pre-tagging you. So when you get your blog up and running you will be officially be IT.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

No Woman, No Cry

This is Gaye. She flew in from Jamaica on Wednesday and was shooting with me Thursday afternoon. Between her flight landing at JFK and my apt, she booked a fashion story for Cosmo. Look for her to blow up!