Monthly Archives: May 2009

found next to garbage

Walked around the West Village on Saturday and found these VHS tapes scattered on the sidewalk.  A decent collection, including When Harry Met Sally, Married to the Mob, and Jaws 2.  My grandfather definitely worked on the original Jaws or one of the many installments of the series, just not sure which one(s).

Any family members reading this know?

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Fajitas Camarones were the lunch special that day. The plates are knock-off Fiestaware - my parents have a huge collection of the authentic stuff. I love their Fiestaware salt & pepper shakers, tea cups and saucers, and any of the chartruese and jade green pieces in their collection.

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A busful of bachelorettes barreled down Washington Street.

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This adorable little person was dutifully pushing her stroller across the lawn at Riverside Park.

I spotted these PEZ dispensers lined up along the top of someone’s door-frame. My friend Jason Polan visited my blog later and told me that this is the home of one of his good friends! Jason is a really talented artist that I met while working one weekend at Partners & Spade gallery. He draws people in New York (see: http://everypersoninnewyork.blogspot.com/).
Jason also sat in the front window of the gallery for 7+ hours one day and drew on demand almost anything that people requested. All they had to do was fork over $20 and fill out a form. Here’s what we sent out to everyone on our mailing list. We had so many requests and the shop was so busy that day that Jason had to finish a bunch of his drawings at home that night.  Two of my favorite drawings that day were: the contents of a man’s dob kit and a toy car (requested by Stacy Wall’s son, who couldn’t have been a sweeter kid).

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what did the deep sea say?

My grandfather won the Bahr’s shark tournament by catching an enormous hammerhead shark on July 8, 1984 – the day I was born.  If it had been a Mako shark my mom would have named me after it.  Instead, I acquired the nickname ‘Hammerhead’ among my family, and my mom decided to name me after a Fleetwood Mac song.

Here are some boating-related photos I dug up.  The first few taken in the Bimini Islands, the rest were taken in or near Monmouth County, NJ.

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Flying into Bimini.

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That belt.

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Red Snapper.

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Captain’s chair.

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Hammerhead – but not the one I’m named after.

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Just some casual shark hunting.

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The Sea Bright bridge, NJ.  The Bait/Tackle shop is a Dunkin’ Donuts now.

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Jimmy and John Hal.

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Atlantic Highlands Marina.

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Barak – Rumson, NJ.  John’s get-up IS the late 70s.  Hope I don’t get in trouble for this one.

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Photo op in front of 33 Center St.  The Pine tree is long gone.

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BARAK II, the second Bertram.

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Side view.

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Hammerhead.  Raising hell on the Bertram at a young age.

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Another top 10 photo.

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