Enterprise, POTUS, and EDC

June 23rd, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

A triple whammy – three new firsts for me.

Shuttle Enterprise Piggyback Over the Hudson, April 27

NASA is something a lot of us take for granted. I’ll admit, the Johnson Space Center is a gem and I never really visited it much when I lived in Houston. Early that morning, I decided to make my way over to The High Line, but forgot to bring a jacket – it’s late April! I settled in a chair near the south side and after about thirty minutes, I found myself surrounded by other Shuttle fans and some didn’t even know what was going on. No more than five minutes before the fly over, Nathan showed up. Just like clock work, Enterprise arrived from the south and made it’s way north along the Hudson. What a sight to see! About fifteen minutes later, another fly over from the north. I’m really glad I was able to see the last Shuttle launch and the piggyback ride of a fake Space Shuttle. Too bad I missed the Shuttle’s trip on a barge over to the Intrepid. I guess I’ll make my way over there when the facility is ready next month.

"Can I get a piggyback ride?" -Enterprise NASA 747, Shuttle Enterprise, and T-38

President of the United States, May 14

I was walking back to my apartment one day and found a bunch of rails lined up along 66th Street. I also saw a sign posting for a movie that was being made, Bitterpill. I thought to myself, now what the heck is going on here? I didn’t really ponder on it much and just went to bed. Early the next morning, a working crew started setting up the rails. They blocked off not just my avenue, but as far as my eye could see. Then, a bunch of police cars started blaring their sirens, so I turned on on the NYPD Special Operations Division and Traffic scanner. I heard “POTUS,” so I jumped down to the street to see what was going on. They blocked off the entire avenue and I that was when I realized Obama was in town and actually coming down my street! As for the movie, meh…they’re always filming around New York. Nothing interesting yet.

Theatrical Rain You're Welcome, POTUS!

Electric Daisy Carnival, May 19

It was a freaking gorgeous day for this event, maybe a little hot, but totally worth it. I didn’t know what to expect, but going with a good set of friends makes it all worth it. Plus, I got to see awesome old and new DJs live! I never really imagined myself going to events like this, but the “Carnival” part really got me excited – most of all the rides were FREE! To put the cherry on top, that evening there was a fireworks show!

Seating Attendance, Zero EDC Confetti Over Cosmic Meadow What's Going on Here?

Wait, is that the Cornholio?! Gareth Emery Five-Layer Flames, Anyone?

"I feel like a freaking kid that's in line to get into Disney World!!" What's Over There? Sunset Over EDC

Hell Yes, That's ATB Night Time Carnival Fun Armin Van Buren

An Extended Las Vegas

June 22nd, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

I can’t believe how quickly this year has gone by. Cliche? Yeah, but I noticed this because I checked out the last date of my last post – almost three months ago! I’m going to update these gaps based on my Flickr Photostream and whatever I can dig up from my memory for the next few days.

Huge Accomplishment at Work

After finishing a huge project for work, our company took a few of us to the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) in Las Vegas way back in April. This time, I only went to celebrate the project I completed and met up with the rest of the team for some well deserved celebration.

First Night, Celebration!

This first meal was at Ri-Ra with Kevin and Kelly. A feast of Irish comfort foods, a few beers, and some Bushmills Irish Honey. I found out that I’m a fan of whiskey, burbon, and especially scotch. A few hours later, I found myself at the celebratory team dinner was at the Public House where I enjoyed a ridiculously awesome short rib from Public House. It’s also where I got my official team hat! After a bunch of beers, chatting, and eating, I surprisingly made it back to my room by myself.

Ri-ra, For an Irish Dinner! Second Dinner: Short Rib, No Bones Honeybadger Don't Give a Fuck

Day Two, More Food

The second night was dinner with a mix of mix friends and coworkers at Public House again. This time, we ordered a bunch of things for all of us to try out. My favorite was my bone in filet and the bone marrow definitely came in a close second. For lunch, I took myself to Table 10 and ordered up way too much food, but definitely worth it. Later on that day, a few of the FyrSoft team joined at Trattoria.

Public House, Round 2 Lunch at Table 10 Swordfish Picatta at Trattoria

Unexpected Third Day

I woke up and took off to the airport. Right when they announced that my flight was boarding, my phone rang. It was my boss and he wanted me to stay an extra day in order to meet up with a client to review a a potential project for me. Any way, long story short – I got to spend an extra day in Vegas and most importantly, I made my way back to Postrio!

Oysters at Postrio Crab Cakes Reunion Crab Asparagus Soup, the Conversation Starter!

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