A little update from me

Its been quite a week, I’m kind of shocked its almost over. For almost a month I’ve been taking a drug called Effexor XR on the advice of my school’s psychiatrists. I can’t say I’ve liked the effects of it. I’ve been quite out of it this week. I can’t completely blame the drug though, this past weekend was pretty hard on the emotions too. And as a friend pointed out today that I start acting odd even before I take the drug (though I didn’t notice) so some of it may be in my head. Who knows? Either way I’m weaning my self off it.

Today I broke the back-end of the site, blamed the server’s maintainers promptly apologized and then fixed the problem. No one was the wiser.

I also did something that people have been bugging me to do for a long time. I’ll keep you in the dark until I have everything setup the way I like it.

-Francis

P.S. Someone told me to read this quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson. I guess you had to be there, but Emerson is good on his own anyway.


“Though slowly and with pain, the objects of the affections change, as the objects of thought do. There are moments when the affections rule and absorb the man and make his happiness dependent on a person or persons. But in health the†mind is presently seen again- its overarching vault, bright with galaxies of immutable lights, and the warm loves and fears, that swept over us as clouds, must lose their finite character and blend with God, to attain their own perfection. But we need not fear that we can lose any thing by the progress of the soul. The soul may be trusted to the end. That which is so beautiful and attractive as these relations, must be succeeded and supplanted only by what is more beautiful, and so on for ever.”

Sarah’s photos from our PA NYC trip.

So I haven’t been carrying around my camera much. So sue me. Actually I kind of kick my self for it sometimes because I happen to like taking pictures. But thatís life and I’ll live. Fortunately for me Sarah always carries her camera and since she came with me on our trip visiting Bill and to NYC to pick up my brother I have photos to show you from it.

Now Bill lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania up in the mountains. The whole drive up is really beautiful. Itís just mountains, trees, valleys and rivers. I have to say it quite reminds me of upstate New York and is a welcome change form the flat New Jersey. Ohh and donít forget Philadelphia.

So we drove the hour and an half to Bill’s house. Bill was happy to see us. We played games and hung out. I eventually went to sleep leaving Bill and Sarah to play with Bill’s scanner. He woke us up in the morning so we could go pick up My brother Nick in New York.

We made a quick pit stop on the way.
Sarah’s house is at the end of this road. We took a showers (Bill hadn’t cleaned his bathroom in a long while.) and saw her two dogs, Kiki
and Izzy. (Just a note Izzy had his 14th birthday last week. He’s older then my brother.)

It was another hours drive to the city. We passed a car that might be from Mexico. As usual the Lincoln Tunnel was backed up but at least the view from the approach ramp is nice. Which is odd because the tunnel itself is scary. I think itís where they filmed Daylight.

I have to admit I miss the skyline of New York. Living in Brooklyn I would see it every day. But I must say that driving in Manhattan (while a pain in the ass) is even better. You pass buildings with cool storefronts and pass under pedestrian bridges and see all sorts of neat people doing lots of neat things. I want to single this photo out because it’s my favorite from the trip. I started to get hungry as we approached Brooklyn.

I like Brooklyn. I like it a lot. Before I was born, who ever decides where you get born to probably got a lot of bribes from me to the point where he stuck in Manhattan (my birth place) just to spite me. Its ok I got to Brooklyn as soon as my mother could carry me. Anyway Sarah took some good photos on our way to Park Slope (my old neighborhood).

Right Near the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel

Union Street

Old Gate House

Third Street and Fifth Ave.

Third between 5th and 6th

Beth Elohim School

My Dog

My cat

A gargoyle

My brother Nick

Dave and Jenny

The best restaurant in the world I assure you that the drink my brother isn’t liking in the photo came from somewhere else.

The next photo is the only photo here that wasn’t taking by Sarah with the exception of the photo of me being waken up which was taken by Bill.
Smashed Monitor

cop cars

(Back to story mode)
We eventually did get back Glassboro and dropped Sarah off in her room where Michelle was sitting around (her room too). Then we took off towards Philadelphia and made it to our concert on time. But thatís another story.

-Francis