Took this photo during our family vacation down to Cape May, NJ back in 2006. It's of a few of fleet that are docked over near the famous Lobster House restaurant. A copy of this now hangs in The Captain's study. August 18,2006
Who knew that the middle of November was a busy time for weddings? Kel and I were invited to one on the 15th in NJ and to another on the 22nd in Washington.
First up was Kel's cousin Liz. She married a great guy named Dan Marino. No relation. He doesn't even wear Isotoner gloves! That took place just outside of Philly and required our usual drive down to NJ. [which always sucks!]
Last night we got back from a whirlwind 4 day trip to DC and I'm still beat. [especially after staying up late to edit over 1,200 photos last night!] My good friend, former grad-school roommate, and frequent KN.com commentor MWP tied the knot to a wonderful gal named Taylor on Saturday afternoon.
While in DC we stayed with another great friend of mine, Mark B and his wife Jeanne. The live about 2 blocks from the church and reception joint so it worked out great. Plus we got to hang out and spend a good amount of time with them.
I won't get into too many of the details about both of the weddings and our time in DC, but I have created a few albums of photos for your viewing pleasure.
They all have several pages of photos so be sure to click through them all! I took about 700 or so photos at each wedding and then another 400+ walking around DC. If you were at either wedding and you'd like a DVD with all the photos on it, please ask and I'll send.
"How's Kel's mom?" is a question I get from folks several times each day and it's a question I'm happy to answer with "She's doing really great!". And that's the truth, she really is doing great after her surgery and now with chemotherapy. [If for some reason this is your first time here at kn.com, Kel's mom, Deb, was diagnosed with breast cancer this past May. You can read a bit more about it here.]
She's very much appreciative of all the cards and letters you've sent over the past month as they've really helped her get through some of the rough patches.
Deb is onto her second drug of her chemo schedule and will begin the 3rd just after the new year. The third drug is something she gets once per week, but the side effects aren't that bad and her hair should even start to come back.
This past weekend we were down on her farm and she had me take a few snapshots, without hair! I think she looks pretty damn good, but perhaps I'm a bit biased since I've already been a part of the No Hair Club.
Hopefully in about a year she'll be 100% healthy again and be able to look back at this photo and think to herself, "Remember when I didn't have hair..."
Last week I met up with a few folks, Sheri and Jess, that I grew up with back in the old neighborhood in Norfolk. I hadn't seen then in years so it was great to catch up and reminisce about the good ole days! [Clev came too, but I see him all the time so that wasn't so special]
We're going to try and plan an even bigger Norfolk crew meet-up for sometime in December...so stay tuned!
"Are you 10 years old?" were the words of my co-worker as he heard Kel and I on the phone discussing our supper plans for last night. It's our "Kindergarten Meal" I explained to him. Chicken nuggets, mac and cheese, and some canned corn. Fast, simple and extremely cheap. $7.28 to be exact.
Over the past month or so I've been working on a series of images taken of the Zakim Bridge here in town. I'm really happy with the way they've come out so I've decided to put them up here, for sale, if you're interested.
All prints will be processed through Mpix.com and shipped directly to you. Pricing will be as follows: 11x14 = $20/print, 16x20 = $35/print, 16x24 = $40/print. If you're interested, please let me know. You can order one print or all four in the series, whatever you'd like.
Also, if you or your family need any portraits done for Christmas cards or just a special gift, please let me know and perhaps we could arrange something.
Ah yes...the Fung Wah Bus company. If you see one of these barreling down the highway in your rear-view you best get out of the way. They've got a schedule to keep and brake for NO ONE! November 11, 2006.
A few weeks back I got the chance to take a tour of the newest residential tower under construction at Boston University. My old firm did the design and most of the contractors working on the job are the same guys I worked with during construction of Agganis Arena.
So from the 27th floor, this is the view kids will wake up to starting next fall once it's complete:
Not too bad, ha? A little nicer than the train tracks and 'hood I saw out of my window in DC freshman year.
The building is 27 stories tall on one side and 20 on the other and houses about 900 beds at a grand total construction price of about $128million. This is what it looks like from afar, on the BU Bridge to be exact:
You'll note the two older towers in the foreground that were built back in 2000-2001. Eventually there will be another building inbetween these two.
Below are a few more images I took during the walk-thru.
Take a look at the car that had drivin into the Charles River earlier in the morning. I've circled it in red for ya!
I've got a standing offer to come back in the spring once the building is closer to completion, so I'll probably take them up on it. I also want to come back when the sun's at my back and I can get some even better shots of downtown Boston!
UPDATE: Found this cool video online with Kevin O'Connor of This Old House fame.