12-19-14 Why I decided to return my Beautiful Black Rollei 35 Travel Camera

35mm film test photo from my Rollei 35 film camera
35mm film test photo from my Rollei 35 film camera

I’m FINALLY getting around to explaining why, after all my research, I decided to return my awesome mobile Rollei 35 travel camera. It was a beautiful machine, the black version.

It’s a totally portable 35mm film travel camera and amazing small. I was really excited to get it. However, after shooting two test rolls of film, I discovered it has it’s drawbacks…

**Be sure to check out my 35mm film test rolls after the fold**

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12-15-14 Marguerite Van Cook’s book signing of The Late Child, illustrated by James Romberger

Marguerite Van Cook book signing of The Late Child_6

Last week I had the pleasure of attending my friend Marguerite Van Cook‘s book signing at St Marks Bookstore. Her latest book The Late Child is a generational autobiography, which means it stories from both her Mother’s and her lives. It’s wonderfully illustrated by James Romberger, Marguerite’s husband and also a friend of mine. Both my friends are awesome artists and if you haven’t yet seen their work, check them out, you won’t be sorry!

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The Thurston Moore Band Blasts through my earplugs at Webster Hall’s Marlin Room on 12-11-14

Thurston Moore rocks Webster Hall 12-11-14

The Scene at Webster Hall

When I arrived at Webster Hall, the crowd was upbeat and conversational despite having had to wait awhile outside in the December air! This cool looking NYC crowd [replete with winter coats and hats] was happy, flocking to the open bar while silk screen printer Hit and Run pressed free posters in neon paint!

Tonight, Thurston Moore, the Godfather of Grunge, was going to play songs from his latest album THE BEST DAY.

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12-5-14 MacBook Air 13″ (Early 2014) runs Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 5!

Good news! I’ve now successfully installed Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 5 onto my new Best Buy open-box MacBook Air 13″ (Early 2014). I bought it on Black Friday. And both programs open really fast. I had to get on the horn to Apple to get my free iLife download, but it all worked out nicely. For the record, I’m running OSX 10.9.5. And I’m now awaiting a case I ordered.

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