Sunday, May 26, 2013

May 25, 2013: Manchester City FC vs. Chelsea FC

Date:  May 25, 2013
Event:  Soccer at Yankee Stadium:  Manchester City FC vs. Chelsea FC
Cost:  $120 (for the ticket, $4 for the terrible coffee I got at half time because I was freezing)
Summary:  Soccer at Yankee Stadium?!  As in Yankee Stadium Yankee Stadium?  Clearly this is something I need to check out!

So, yeah, the summary pretty much is it.  A friend of mine tweeted me asking if I was going to this game at Yankee Stadium and, to be honest, I hadn't even heard that it was taking place.  But once I looked into it, it was something right up my alley.  I mean, I'm not a huge men's soccer fan (I far prefer the women's game) and all those leagues and cups and stuff the Europeans have confuses me to death.  But, you know, I'd *heard* of both of these teams and, well, I wanted to experience some European football.  And, I'm finding I love doing sports photography, so this was a perfect opportunity to indulge in that as well.  So off I went!

Friday, May 24, 2013

May 23, 2013: Rain Storm in Union Square

Date:  May 23, 2013
Event:  And Then This Happened:  Rain Storm in Union Square
Cost:  FREE (and included a pair of soaking wet socks!)
Summary:  When life hands you a massive passing rain storm, take pictures.

I had an umbrella at work.  I try to keep one there in case it, you know, rains.  And while it was threatening when I left the office, no one outside was carrying one so I decided I could go without.  And I made it from the office to Grand Central just fine.  It was when I got to Union Square that I found I'd perhaps made the wrong decision.

Though, with how hard it was coming down, I'm not sure an umbrella would have made much difference.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

May 18, 2013: 9th Avenue International Food Festival

Date: May 18, 2013
Event: 9th Avenue International Food Festival
Cost: FREE to get in; cost of food varied depending on what you got
Summary: A Feast for the eyes as well as the stomach.

This week. I’m telling you, this week. Amazing just kind of New York day on Tuesday, TNT upfronts Wednesday, USA upfronts Thursday, then Saturday brought the first day of a two-day huge street food festival. It was 15 blocks (from 42nd St to 57th St) on 9th Avenue lined with booths of food and other vendors (though mostly just food), with many of the restaurants along 9th Ave participating.

For more official information, you can check out their website here: 9th Ave Int. Food Festival

For my own experience, read on. For it was true feast for the senses. Most of the food was prepped right on the street so there were smells and sounds of sizzling, the food itself looked marvelous, the cookie I had *tasted* marvelous, everyone was out walking and eating all sorts of tasty morsels, the NYPD were out keeping us safe and everyone seemed to be having a yummy and fun time.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

May 15, 2013: Turner Broadcasting Upfronts 2013

Date: May 15, 2013
Event: Turner Broadcasting Upfronts 2013
Cost: FREE
Summary: In short, SQUEE!!!  (also, best time you’ll have standing outside a methadone clinic. Ever.  No, really.)

Let me just start this off with OMG OMG OMG SQUEE!!!

*deep breath*





There, now that I got that out of the way, I can give you a run down on what the hell I’m squeeing about.