April 20…

First, LOST was pretty freaking awesome tonight – right?  I enjoyed it more than usual – definitely because it was a good episode, but also because Adam and I watched it with our friends (and neighbors) Brette & Ben.   They fed us wonderful treats like cheddary popcorn, bites of mac & cheese (keep in mind, I cooked a really nice dinner before we went over to watch LOST), chocolate cake, whipped cream and strawberries.  And we brought ice cream – “everything but the” from Ben & Jerry’s.  Once again… a rather gluttonous day of eating for me.  But it’s just sooo good.  Luckily it’s getting nice out and the level of walking (especially with my photo project) is on the rise.

Speaking of the 365 photo project… my photo of the day is in honor of Ben, one half of our excellent hosting team tonight.  Ben is a ridiculous glass blower.  I am DYING to see him in action in his studio so I can begin to understand how this magic actually happens.  Tonight he showed me several little black suitcases full of completely awe-inspiring work he’s done and I was blown away.  Here is a photo of a marble he made.  Keep in mind, it was a challenging lighting situation in their apartment tonight, so if you can imagine, this marble (and everything in the other picture I am posting tonight) is way more intricate and beautiful in person.

In this one, you can’t see the colors as much, but I just thought it looked pretty rock star.

Now stay tuned, because tonight we discussed a future photo shoot, which will probably happen in the next couple months.  I will have the honor & pleasure of photographing Ben’s glass and hopefully also shooting him in action at his studio.  I’m also planning on getting myself a little glassblowing lesson.  How cool is that?

Finally – my other favorite picture of the day – taken in the Lower East Side.

Happy April 20th everybody!

PS… I tasted a cheese that rocked my world today.  I bought it at Saxelby Cheesemongers in the Essex Market http://www.saxelbycheese.com/.  It is called Ascutney Mountain http://www.cobbhill.org/cheese/cheese.html.   This cheese today was cheese perfection in my book.  I can’t wait to try it again.


3 thoughts on “April 20…

  1. Welcome to the blogosphere, N-bomb!

    That marble looks like it belongs to Gandalf. Hooray for Ben and for further peeks into his glass-blowing process!

    • Thanks Brett! It took me a while but here I am. I can’t wait to shoot Ben – I’m completely fascinated by glass-blowing. His stuff is truly incredible. I hope I can do it justice!

  2. Pingback: Photo 147 & 148 out of 365… « nell's dish du'jour

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