Got to operate a Panasonic “1080p” HDX900 Hi-Def ENG style camera a couple of days this week and got paid. It felt so much better than working lights. I still had to set flags and touch lights. But for a couple of sweet days all I had to think about was the camera. Which is such a different world. Minutiae oriented, focusing, tape labeling, lenses and battery changing. The production was some crazy experimental theater musical, performance art thing, mostly green screen. We shot at the 3rd Ward in Bushwick. Sweet, sweet, Bushwick. Lots of Japanese women dancing and crazy gay men and women. In short exactly what you’d expect with experimental musical theater, even on video. Yeah. Jeff, Colin, and Mike worked on it too. Zoe is out of town to see friends. I am clearing out furniture on Craiglist’s free section. Back to Queens we go.
There are many variety of shakes. There is the large $5.25 vanilla shake I had yesterday at the Shake Shack. There are the shakes when you’re hanging off a rock 15 feet off the ground with Zoe spotting you on Baseline in Flagstaff Park Boulder, CO. There are the shakes from too much caffeinated bean, like from Gorilla Coffee on 5th Ave and Park Pl. in Brooklyn. We had a good time in Colorado. Zoe’s dad Peter did us a solid. We stayed in a nice two bedroom condo off the slopes in Keystone. I drove to Breckenridge a couple of days where the Nordic Ski Center there had some well groomed snowy trails and leased Forest Service land with Alpine huts deep in the hills. I met Zoe’s Boulder relatives and friends. We spent one night at the awesome historic early 1900’s Boulderado Hotel. Anyhow, the landscape out there, out west, makes you wonder what it is that convinces people to live crushed against the buildings and humanity of New York. That being said, Josh and I had a good day yesterday afternoon climbing in 40 degree weather in the North Woods of Central Park, Worthless and Rap boulders included.
Which, brings me to the conclusion here. Chris and I are working on live Google Maps version of all the bouldering problems in New York City and beyond, so far we have a web domain and a map with three gyms on it, see http://boulderNY.com. These North Woods problems will be great to map as Rat Rock and Cat Rock get quite crowded and I think there are more VO-V3 style problems up there. The MacBook Pro went into the shop, came back, and now the screen goes bonkers when it wakes up from both Sleep and Shut Down. Go figure. Where is the Apple QC?