Aug 30, 2001

It's A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

Winters Avenue
West Hazleton, PA

Aug 29, 2001

Back Of The Door

This started out as a poster for the 1999 Jim Carrey film Man On The Moon that I put stickers on once in a while.  One thing led to another and it has become a very large and nerdy collage.

Aug 28, 2001

My Room

Rainy Tuesdays are for movies and gaming.

Aug 27, 2001

New Webcam

My goofy looking face, as seen by my new webcam.

Aug 16, 2001

My Family

Dad, Grandma and Grandpa in my grandparents back yard.  You've got to love my Grandpa's pocket protector.

Jul 25, 2001

View From The Lottery Machine

Route 924 - Hazleton, PA
I work third shift at a gas station off of Interstate 81 in Hazleton.  It's not easy to stare at those cupcakes all night long without eating them.

Jul 15, 2001

Happy Birthday, Governor

Jesse "The Body" Ventura
USA Weekend (1999)
The former WWF Superstar and current governor of Minnesota turns 50 today.

Jul 13, 2001

Much Clown Love

At the Hampton Inn ready to head to The Gathering.

Jul 12, 2001

On The Road To The Gathering

Gathering of the Juggalos
Seagate Convention Center - Toledo, OH
July 13 - 15, 2001
Driving from Hazleton to Toledo.

Jul 2, 2001

Mom Mom and Pop Pop

I spent some time at Mom's house over the weekend.

  • Left: Pop Pop taking a break from working on the van while Mom Mom looks down and my cousin Nicholas sits on his lap.
  • Center: Pop Pop and my cousin Jessica.
  • Right: Mom Mom tending to my mother's plants.

Apr 9, 2001

When That Clock Strikes...

Mac Tonight (1987)
As much as I loved Ronald and the gang when I was growing up, my favorite thing about McDonald's in the 80's was Mac Tonight.  I found this translite on eBay and my grandfather and I built a backlit box to enclose it.  It's now hanging on the wall next to my desk.  It plugs into an electrical outlet and turns on through a toggle switch.  Seeing it always cheers me up.

Apr 8, 2001

My Desk

You can't really see it too well in this picture, but the lighted box on the wall next to my desk is a McDonald's Mac Tonight translite sign.  My grandfather and I built a lighted box for it.  The light shining behind the sign gives it a 3-D effect.

Mar 8, 2001

Noodles Of New York

Lili's Noodle Shop & Grill
Battery Park - New York, NY
Until two nights ago, the only ramen I've ever had were from packets of Oodles Of Noodles from the grocery store.  I had a ramen topped with roast duck at Lili's, and it was one of the most delicious meals I have ever eaten.  It's a world of difference from any instant ramen I've had before, much like a McDonalds hamburger is different from a Delmonico steak.

Mar 7, 2001

The Most Beautiful Movie I've Ever Seen

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Regal Cinema - Battery Park - New York, NY
I love everything about this film.  It may be my favorite movie of all time.

Feb 17, 2001

An Evening With George Carlin

An Evening With George Carlin
Kirby Center - Wilkes-Barre, PA
February 9, 2001
George Carlin is one of my heroes.  I got to see him perform at the Kirby Center last Friday.  It was an absolutely fantastic show!

Jan 28, 2001

Pierogie Bowl

Mrs. T's Pierogie Bowl
Schuylkill Mall - Frackville, PA
Yesterday afternoon, my grandfather won his age bracket at the 8th annual pierogie eating contest sponsored by Mrs. T's.  He had a strategy going in - stuff two pierogies in your mouth in the beginning, and then just eat one pierogie for each one that his opponents were eating so that he'd stay one ahead.

Pottsville Republican Herald - click for full size

Jan 24, 2001

Arrakis And The City

This photo was taken near the intersection of 49th St and 7th Ave in New York, across from the Playwright Tavern and Pax Wholesome Foods.  There was a billboard for the Dune mini-series that aired on the Sci-Fi Channel last month on the building above Hoilihan's.  I wanted a picture near it like the nerd that I am.

Jan 23, 2001

I Recall Central Park In Fall

Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Planet Hollywood - Times Square
This is the sweater vest worn by Matthew Broderick and the license plate from Morris Frye's 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California.  It was his love.  It was his passion.  It was his fault that he didn't lock the garage.

Jan 22, 2001

It Was Cheaper Than The Other Souvenirs

I saved one of the tokens from the arcade at WWF New York on Times Square from last weekend.

Jan 21, 2001

Cross Face Chicken Wings

WWF New York
Times Square - New York, NY
We had dinner at WWF New York.  I picked the chicken wings instead of the cheesesteak because it comes in a collectible WWF bucket that they let you keep.  They really missed a golden opportunity to call them the "Cross Face Chicken Wings".

The place is pretty cool.  They're promoting the heck out of Chyna and the XFL.  There were tons of copies of Chyna's Playboy for sale, as well as footballs, pennants, shirts and everything else you can think of with the XFL and team logos.  I was tempted to pick up a New York Hitmen shirt, but they're pretty expensive.

Chyna was there at the time, but I didn't get to meet her.  I think she was having dinner with a fan, but I can't say for sure.  She was at a table and there was a camera crew filming her and her guests.  She's pretty awesome.