Parade Times Sorta

Filed under: General — Artflux at 5:54 pm on Saturday, June 24, 2006
This weekend looks wet. It�s New York�s gay pride weekend. And I had planned a little camping around this weekend as well. Oh well� New York City Metro Radar map doesn�t look very encouraging. And it seems that the parade happens rain or shine. So there�s going to be running makeup.I guess it going to be a rain out. The forecast is for it to continue through Sunday night. For all those who were planning roof deck parties and the pier dance will be flooded unfortunately. I noticed they were setting up the electrical wiring for the disco lights Thursday morning. Just prey there�s no lightening.

So as it seems I�m all dresses up with nowhere to go. But there is hope. There�s a brief clearing moving in from the southwest.

The virtual Second Life world might be an alternative. I don�t think I�ve ever seen bad weather there. Actually by coincidence there�s a celebration going on there as well this weekend. See you in virtual space.

Biking Update

Filed under: Cycling — Artflux at 7:54 am on Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Now that summer is almost here the weather has been warming up during the day. Mornings have been cool though with temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s making for ideal cycling. So far this month I’ve clocked just over 300 miles in Central Park. Now that I have new Panaracer Stratius Extreme tires and a supply of tubes that I was in need of I will venture across the George Washington Bridge to the Palisades this weekend. The replaced set was riddled with holes and had worn thin from last season’s riding. The glass on the New York City streets stress even tires which are supposed to be puncture proof. I’ve had three flats so far this year.

The bike was in desperate need of cleaning so I thoroughly scrubbed it yesterday afternoon. The derailer was so dirty that that chain was barely able to grip the teeth. I’ll replace the handle bar tape today. It’s ready for a 50 mile ride tomorrow morning.

The Continuing Saga

Filed under: General — Artflux at 2:43 pm on Friday, June 9, 2006

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve made it a point to sit down and write something. Answering emails has been my preoccupation over the past few weeks. So here goes it again. At long last I’ve found someone to share the studio again. Boris Pale arrived on at my door just off the plane from Zurich Switzerland a place that I’ve never been to although the word is that it is so clean there that you can practically eat off the sidewalk. This is the diametric opposite of NYC. The experience of stepping through garbage filled streets here may be hard for Boris to get used to.

A broken elevator has us climbing up and down five flights of steps now as it seems that the motor is acting up due to a ConEd transformer that was recently installed to convert the AC to DC. We were given the word that it is not safe. I’m not complaining though. The walk up and down is not that bad and I am sure the others at their young age will be able to survive a little stepping.

If only I could levitate like in Second Life. I’ve recently discovered the virtual work that has me teleporting around in space. My avatar is Victor Carson so if you happen to run into me say hello. Here’s a picture of what I sometimes look like although my appearance changes like the weather.

So I spend a day loading up photos for auction on EBAY. Some of them have never shown before. It’s amazing how much can me missed in the rush from days past.

Well I better get on with my day. I wanted to spend a little time today being Friday to say hey…

Some new photos are in the works so stay tuned…