A log of my travels

Dinosaurs and The New Planetarium Show

Posted by Ariness in Museum, Science Museum | on 11 4th, 2009

Here are a couple photos of me with the dinosaurs at the Museum of Natural History in NYC.


While briefly at the museum I also saw the Journey to the Stars show at the Hayden Planetarium. Whoopy Goldberg was an interesting narrator. The show was short but packed with amazing visuals. It covered the basics about stars and their life cycle, so if you know most of that already and you are expecting to learn more about stars then you will be disappointed. However, if you are like most people who don’t know much about stars or if you are going to the show for the experience more than the lesson then you will enjoy yourself.

I had a great time for the short couple hours I was at the museum. I had other plans to get to. I have 1 more post to write about NYC (hopefull tomorrow) before my next adventure.

Has anyone else seen the Journey to the Stars show? what did you think?

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Lenny Kravitz Concert

Posted by Ariness in Concerts, Live Entertainment | on 10 18th, 2009

I saw Lenny Kravitz at the Fillmore on Wednesday thanks to my awesome cousin. It was a fun show in an intimate venue so I had a great view and a good time. The image to the left is the sweet poster they handed out at the end of the show.

The Somali K’naan opened for Lenny. His mix of Hip-hop, rap, and reggae was refreshing. Check him out if that is your kind of thing.

After the opening set the audience was waiting for an unusually long time after the set change. I heard a rumor that Lenny Kravitz requests that the air conditioning be turned off because “Lenny likes it hot.”

He put on a good show but the audience seriously detracted from it so that was disappointing. It wasn’t until the last few songs that people finally got moving to the music. At least I had a great time. Anyway, here are some photos I snapped at the show.

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At the National Equality March and Rally

Posted by Ariness in Activism, Politics | on 10 14th, 2009


On Sunday I attended the National Equality March on Washington. To the left is a photo I took at The Capital building. I arrived at just before the marchers. They left from the White House and marched through the streets to the capital.

People were holding many funny and poignant signs as they arrived on the capital lawn from the end of the march. I couldn’t get any clearly readable photos but I’ll look around the web and see if I can find photos others took at the rally to post here. There were many speakers at the rally as well.


The march was enormous. It took about an hour for everyone to get into place on the lawn. Even then there wasn’t enough room for people. The police were estimating the crowd size was between 150,000-200,000. Michael Crawford says The Advocate is reporting the official estimate is 150,000. Last night Jon Stewart had hilarious coverage of the march as expected but reported only 75,000 in attendance. Also on the Daily Show, John Oliver interviewing people at rally about the radical gay agenda.

The night before the march, Obama gave an excellent speech to the Human Right’s Campaign about LGBT issues. Here are the YouTube videos.

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