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Fear of Flying (and Why I Love the Window Seat)

Whenever I talk to people about travel, one of the first things that comes up is that I used to have a fear of flying. I don’t know where, exactly, the fear came from. My brother used to say it was because I saw the movie La Bamba when I was...

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You Sat Across From Me

Although I occasionally go through covetous moments of Android and iPhone envy, I think it’s safe to say that I’m a Blackberry person. The thought of having to use a touch screen to text is incredibly off-putting for me. That said, I’m a big fan of the iPhone camera and...

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Giving Thanks

This Thanksgiving, I’m giving thanks for my younger brother, who always manages to make me laugh. Below is a scan of a quiz he took during his first year at NYU. He hadn’t been to the class in a few days and showed up on the day of a pop...

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On Times Square

I had the unfortunate experience of passing through Times Square this evening on my way home. As I shoved my way through the never-ending crowd of slowly wandering tourists, I thought about why I often will go around my ass to get to my elbow (so to speak) to avoid...

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A Life List?

I’ve been on the hunt for a good, yet pretty camera bag recently. This has, sadly, become a figurative hunt, because I can’t afford to go buy milk right now, let alone drop more than $100 on a camera bag – I guess a little wishful thinking never really hurt...

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Dinner at Del Posto

A few weeks ago, my friend Reg and I were talking about restaurants and food and I mentioned that I’d really been wanting to go to the very high-end Batali/Bastianich owned Del Posto. Imagine my happiness when Reg said that she’d been really wanting to go there as well! Being...

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Buyer Beware

Today I spent $300 to replace an external hard drive that had already been replaced twice since my initial purchase. Consider this a warning: Do not buy Seagate products! I am a photographer and the files were starting to eat up my computer’s internal space. Realizing that my two 100+gb...

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Soup Dumplings, At Last

Last year, my friend Sarah introduced me to the wonder that is Dim Sum. She took me and a friend of ours to Chinatown Brasserie, and we ordered an insane smörgåsbord of dumplings and things, including Soup Dumplings. over about $200 and several hours later, I was officially a Dim...