Posted 3 hours ago

Section 10. Row B. Closest I’ve ever been at a SI Yankees game. So stoked! (at Richmond County Bank Ballpark)

Posted 1 day ago

Guesss what I haveeee? plumptastic's zine!

Posted 1 day ago

I’M GOING TO COMIC CON! I’M GOING TO COMIC CON!

I’M GOING TO COMIC CON! I’M GOING TO COMIC CON!

I’M GOING TO COMIC CON! I’M GOING TO COMIC CON!

I’M GOING TO COMIC CON! I’M GOING TO COMIC CON!

Okay, so I applied for a Professional Pass as a teacher to go for four days, so in reality, I should use some of that time to find resources to bring comics, graphic novels, and anime to my teaching while cosplaying as a Pokemon…

BUT MORE ON THAT LATER.

I’M GOING TO COMIC CON! I’M GOING TO COMIC CON!

I’M GOING TO COMIC CON! I’M GOING TO COMIC CON!

I’M GOING TO COMIC CON! I’M GOING TO COMIC CON!

Posted 6 days ago

What amazing seats. Game #3. (at Delta Sky360 Suite - Yankee Stadium)

Posted 1 week ago

Today, I got to do something I haven’t done in a long while - went to a diner somewhere in the City, table for one, and just read.

One-fourth of a summer over and in a summer already filled with traveling and workshops, I have only made one conclusion on these two months of “soul-searching”.

Yeah, I have no desire to leave NYC any time soon.

Where does that leave me on other topics in my life (you know, the whole job thing, the whole dating thing, the whole ‘moving in October’ thing, and all that)? Who knows?

At least, I know I have a place to stay. Even if that is a movable spot at a small diner in the Meatpacking District right after getting my haircut near Chelsea Market.

really love this City sometimes.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Home.

Yay, home, now, I can… *Zzzzzz to the sound of my fan and my A/C in my bedroom*

Posted 2 weeks ago

Apollo Theatre! Third time here, first time on a tour. (at Apollo Theater)

Posted 2 weeks ago

It Don’t Mean a Thing. (at Fairfield University)

Posted 2 weeks ago

Current life. (at Fairfield University)

Posted 3 weeks ago

I wonder how many likes a random ho-hum selfie of me would get, ha. (at Fairfield (Metro-North station))

Posted 3 weeks ago

Day 22: I had a straight-up “New York night”. How do I classify a New York night?

A “New York night” is a night in which you may or may not be doing something new, but the world feels infinite, puzzle pieces fall in and out of place perfectly, and everything seems possible. Basically, a wonderful night, filled with new and old connections under a guise of release and just… fun.

Today was just a ball in every sense of the word. NYC exploring with people who have never visited the City, more amazing workshop sessions, and of course, Midsummer Night Swing with lots of dancing and just hanging out. It’s incredible to try and build connections with people in such a short time, but well, let’s just say this:

Teachers are cool.

Posted 3 weeks ago

Days 19 through 21: So this is a catch-up post, ha.

19? Let’s create new memories. Friday and Saturday did that for me, even on a day that was once special for other reasons (mainly, the 6th would have been my ex and I’s three-year anniversary). Yesterday featured my best arcade day… like ever. Racking up high scores, destroying people in air hockey, and two basketball high scores… and a mustache. The whole weekend was fantastic. I can say a lot more, but meh, let the pictures tell the tale.

20 and 21: The days blur at this point because the National Endowment for the Humanities's workshop about Duke Ellington and American Popular Culture is taking up most of my time until Friday night. However, the workshop has been incredible thus far, even if I have to get up an hour earlier than usual school-year wake-up time to be in Fairfield. The material is ridiculously interesting, I know for a fact that I can bring some of the material back to the classroom, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that meeting teachers from ALL over the country is an experience in itself.

Apparently, I really do have a New York accent and public school teachers all over the country talk about and face the same issues and struggles as we do in NYC.

Also, Frank Pepe’s of Fairfield? Incredible pizza, third-best pizzeria I’ve EVER been to. Seriously.

Posted 3 weeks ago

So if you’re wondering what I’m doing at my NEH Duke Ellington workshop, professors and workshop attendees playing a little Duke improv.

Posted 3 weeks ago

Best compliment ever, TimeHop. Thank you!

Posted 3 weeks ago

Graphic novels > > >