All text and photos © 2005 Peter Newbury.
Every time I’ve been to New York, something extraordinary has happened. The infamous east coast blackout. Getting butterflies in my tummy on the Brooklyn Bridge. A 10-minute stream of motorcycles in Manhattan. And now 2 feet of snow in one night. I am enjoying some sort of connection with this city. It seems to live by my standard that every day should never be normal. And it has a powerfulness, an activity, but also a calmness about it that seems addictive. Rebecca Moore and I visited Boston and New York in January for software and clients. And to take the chance to be anything but normal.
Rebecca and I went south on Amtrak to visit Tony, Alberto, Diana and Eric at CurveID and the always worthy Kevin and John at Smart Design, plus chill for a few days with friends. Somehow, we ended up at Smart in time for their Friday Happy Hour. Coincidence? I don't think so! Rebecca went to hang with Ross and Karen, I with Margit. Rumours of being able to see Margit in concert were sadly suffocated by snow, though she did sing in the shower. Some highlights... 'Sideways' in the snow, taxis with bald tires, wading through Central Park to the Met, B&H Photo Video, dinner with frozen orange juice cups for vodka shots in New Jersey, and wet shoes.