Sunday, October 3, 2010

Day 44: The Strip Mall

Photo of the Day: Cotton Candy Clouds

I woke up early this morning to drop Jonathan off at the airport, then attended Sunday worship at Boon Church, which I've more or less settled on as my home church during my year in New York. After service, we went out to eat at Outback Steakhouse after a very long period of the usual loitering. Despite my aversion to overpriced chain restaurants, I'm surprised to say I actually enjoyed hanging out at a strip mall (complete with giant parking lot) and gorging myself on disgustingly greasy food. After so much sightseeing this past week, it was nice to not feel like a tourist.

On a completely unrelated note, the weather today was amazing! It felt like Christmas, though I hear from native New Yorkers that 50-degree temperatures do not count as winter weather up north like they do in Texas. I was planning on running outdoors to take advantage of the cool climate, but after my huge dinner, I went into a major food coma and nixed that idea.

I'm all photo'd out after yesterday's massive post, so I apologize for the utter lack of quality pictures today. The advantage of a daily project like this is the accountability to continue sharpening one's photography skills, but on the flip side, it can lead to burn out. I'm exhausted after several long days of wandering the city and late nights of game playing, so I didn't try very hard at all.

The narrow hallway at church crowded with loiterers who refuse to leave.
The carnage after our meal at Outback Steakhouse.
Out the window of the bus at Flushing on my way home. I like how the fuzzy reflections on the bus window make everything outside look a little bit more surreal.


  1. i love the first picture of the will get more amazing ones like that when it starts to snow :)

  2. It was a really pretty sunset, but I think the beautiful, open Texas skies still have New York's beat. I am quite excited about taking pictures of snow though! That's one thing I haven't gotten to really shoot before.