Monday, June 27, 2011

Where Children Sleep

Of the many lovely presents I got for my birthday this year, one of the standouts was given to me by my friend, Tina. Photographer James Mollison's book Where Children Sleep is an interesting, beautiful collection of photographs that explores children and their bedrooms. These children are from all over the world, from Tokyo to Senegal to England. The photographs are accompanied by a caption the tells the story of each child. These stories range from a boy who lives out in the open with his herd of goats to a beauty pageant contestant with a room full of trophies.
Where Children Sleep is a thought provoking exploration of childhood, innocence and nostalgia.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

NY State of Mind

We can get married in New York now! Slowly but surely, we'll get there! Get with it already California.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Food Fight!

This clever video follows every disastrous and tragic instance of modern warfare from WWII to the present. I couldn't really identify all the separate one. Kudos to you if you can.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Now 30

Where does the time go?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Big C

Laura Linney stars in this show about a woman diagnosed with potentially terminal cancer. I started watching this last year and it's a surprisingly hilarious, irreverant, endearing and well written show. Props to the writers for making a show about a terminal illness anything but a drag. You don't have to have cancer to enjoy it. The second season starts soon and I'm pretty excited about it.

Fuck It

Thursday, June 2, 2011


"Voguing: The Message, is a nice little pre-”Paris Is Burning” documentary about the emerging New York voguing scene with a lot of footage and some awesome performances and statements by Willi Ninja from the House of Ninja. The film was shot in 1988 by Jack Walworth, David Bronstein & Dorothy Low and released in 1989."

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

With You I'm Born Again

So today I turn 30. Given the events of last year it feels like I should at least be 50. I broke out of the hospital yesterday and it was wonderful to take up in my own room and bed today. The bone marrow transplant was successful so far (it will be months before doctors can get an accurate reading as to whether the cancer is all gone or not). Regardless this is it. No more chemo, no more radiation, no more.
I'm done. Whatever the results may be.

So I may live a long and healthy life or I might live a not so long one. But the plan is to enjoy every minute of what I have. Because I am born again, at least that's what they tell all the BMT people, because of how intense the procedure is and how profoundly it changes you.
Cancer changes you, hopefully for the better.
And I'm now 30, so hopefully I can start my 30's with a fresh slate. So many milestones! I couldn't have made it this far without my wonderful group of friends who carried me through a miserable year. I am eternally grateful.
One step at a time