Thursday, November 29, 2007

Woman blowing leaves

State Steet

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Huge leaf

I know it's hard to tell in the photo, but this leaf is about 12 inches wide. It was the only colored leaf in the middle of all the dried brown ones.

Bradley Street

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Fixed LCD TV

My 17-inch's backlight inverter went out. So instead of buying a new $500 tv, I bought a new inverter for $80. I was able to take the monitor apart and replace the broken board. First time I've ever fixed a TV. Parts and info here.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Central Park Foliage

Central Park fall foliage. The park was absolutely beautiful. Most of the leaves in the park were yellow. Pictures never do justice, but hopefully this will give you a sense of what it's like.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2007

We barely made our 4:40 am (yes, that time is correct). We ran from the car and jumped on the train with about a minute to spare. We had to buy our tickets on the train which cost $5 more. After running we were wide awake... but that didn't last long.

Valerie getting her site lines ready for the parade. We arrived in NYC around 6 am. The parade didn't start until 9 am, but we had to get there early to get a good spot. By the time we got there, people were about 3 deep from the street. We settled for sitting on top of a wall at 65th and Central Park West. We had a great view of the balloons, but not the band or the acts on the ground.

The Macy's star ballons. The crowd swelled as the parade started. The weather was perfect. 60 degrees, blue skies and no wind.

Abby Cadabby. A new balloon this year.

Super Cute Hello Kitty. I didn't realize how big of a head Hello Kitty had.


Shrek (new)


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thanksgiving dinner (Wednesday)

Some of the folks at the Yale School of Drama came over for Thanksgiving dinner. All of the food was great. One person called the food "varsity."

Shaw's the day before Thanksgiving

Note to self... do not go to the supermarket the night before thanksgiving. Every checkout line was packed.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

foliage photos 11/20

Bradley Street

Bradley Street

Monday, November 19, 2007

foliage photos 11/19

Bradley Street

Hillhouse Avenue

Grove Street