Thursday, December 14, 2006

street shots

October 11, 2006 - Back in Philadelphia for the second time that week, this time with my parents and uncle and aunt who wanted to see the new baby girl, Sarah, who was born in July. My brother and his wife were at work, so I didn't see them at all. My parents like to visit on Wednesdays, their day off, but they only go to see the kids and never see my brother. That always struck me as odd.

I didn't want to hang out with a bunch of old people speaking Taiwanese, so I took off on a walk and to study at Starbucks, and ended up in the rain. I think this is Chestnut Street, headed back over the Schuykill River.

October 14, 2006 - West Side Highway, New York City. I drove into New York on Saturday morning to pick up my sister-in-law's sister, Peggy. I was in the lane to get off when I saw this darndest thing, and you probably have to enlarge to see it, a Corvette with "Student Driver" in huge letters on the back! I always thought East Coast people took themselves too seriously to do something like that. Or maybe it really was a student driver. Or a student race car driver.

iTunes soundtrack:
1. Bullet With Butterfly Wings (Smashing Pumpkins)
2. Alarmed (Built to Spill)
3. Yo-Yo (The Kinks)
4. Vera (live) (Pink Floyd)
5. Sour Times (Nobody Loves Me) (Portishead)
6. Lord, Is It Mine? (Supertramp)
7. Just Phrases (Kenwood Dennard)
8. All My Love (Led Zeppelin)
9. No Backrub (Bikini Kill)
10. You Were the Long Way Home (764-HERO)


joyce said...

student race car driver on the streets of new york? what kind of racing is that? dodging cabbies and pedestrians? haha...interesting!

keauxgeigh said...

You know more about the racing industry, I was hoping you could enlighten me! :)

This might give Whit an idea what to put on the back of the NSX (or as Harvey Keitel calls his in "Pulp Fiction", "the Acura".