Tag Archives: Black Swan

Ben, bikes, boats and Biscayne

9 Apr

I have yet to fully recover, but I figured there was a group of people out there waiting to hear all about the fabulous weekend Addam and I had with his little brother, Ben.

Ben got in Wednesday afternoon, making it ridiculously difficult for me to concentrate on the interviews I had to conduct before calling it a wrap on my work day. I did my best to stay focused, and Ben picked me up as soon as I finished up. At that point we had a few hours to kill before Addam got off work, but we decided to go for a swim in South Beach rather than hurry home.

It was the perfect afternoon for swimming and the first time I’d been in water since the new year. Ben was amazed by how blue the water was and kept saying that it was the only time he’d swam in an ocean so clear, but I couldn’t believe the waves. Addam and I must have been catching the tide at the wrong time, because any other time we’ve been they have been pretty weak. That day, however, they were making me their lap dog. The waves tossed me all over the ocean, and by the end of an hour I was pretty worn out.

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Black Swan and Brother Ben

29 Mar

With all the build-up I’ve been providing via this blog and Facebook, I kind of had to post an update to let everyone know that all is right in the world — Black Swan is FINALLY in stores and in my hands.

Today was production day at Miami Today, but I left for work about half an hour early so I could stop by Target on the way in. It was about 8:30 a.m. by the time I got there, and for a second I was worried that the place wouldn’t be open. I was one of about three shoppers, and it took me a minute to find the electronics section, but it was definitely worth the trip. I’ve had the movie propped up on my printer as inspiration to get me through my busy work day.

And as if I needed any more inspiration to make it through my work week — apparently Ben, Addam’s little brother (for those who don’t know), is driving down from Virginia as I type. I don’t know what is inspiring the trip, but Addam texted me around noon to tell me that Ben was packing up the kayak and would be in town within 24 hours.

I don’t really get it, but I’m really not complaining. It’s been about two weeks since anyone’s come down, and I was starting to get a little bored. Not to mention, it’s been more than a year since I’ve seen Ben, so it’ll be nice to catch up.

But alas, my stories have been returned to me, meaning it’s time to bike my butt home to enjoy the genius that is Darren Aronofsky.

“Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.” — Walt Disney, (1901-1966).

My “Ultra” fun weekend with friends and festies

28 Mar

Bear with me guys. It’s been a long week, and I’m going on a very minimal amount of sleep. That being said, I’m going to do my damnedest to write a full, coherent blog post.

After five or six years of service, Friday was Danae’s last day at Miami Today, so after work a group of us went down to Tobacco Road to celebrate her new opportunity. Addam got off work early, so he came out too. We spent a couple of hours hanging with the news crew before we decided to head down to Ultra, Miami’s very own, mini-Lollapalooza.

We couldn’t get in, but we hung by the fence in the hopes that someone would either drop or give us a ticket. Neither happened, so after an hour or so we headed home.

Once we got home I got a text from Danae, who said that she and her husband, Adrian, her friend Stephanie, who used to intern for Miami Today, and a few others were all heading to Churchill’s for after drink-drinks. Addam and I met up with them but didn’t pay the $8 cover to go in because we planned on crashing relatively earlier. (You know, 3 a.m. or so…)

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