Party NYC

I had a blast in New York City. Here are some pictures to enjoy.

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Sightseeing cruise with buddy, Heather Leonard.

Bar with NASCAR on one of the TVs

Bar with NASCAR on one of the TVs

 

Intrepid Navy Ship in background with planes.

Intrepid Navy Ship in background with planes.

Times Square

Times Square ahead (Heather Leonard and Meda White in front of me)

Times Square

Near Times Square

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Statue of Liberty

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Abandoned building on island

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Yankee Stadium in background with cool speed boat

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Unusual Building near water

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Ellis Island and city in background.

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Heather and my other buddy, Meda. Had so much fun with these ladies.

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Went to see Wicked. Pretty good.

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One of the well dressed men I saw in NYC. SO MANY GOOD LOOKING MEN! My neck hurt from looking.

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They did a presentation and opened this wall. Then you saw NYC from way above.

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Food! This was one of the good restaurants. Sadly, I forgot the name but it was near the theater.

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View from One World Trade Center.

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View from One World Trade Center.

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View from One World Trade Center.

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View from One World Trade Center.

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View from One World Trade Center.

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View from One World Trade Center.

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View from One World Trade Center.

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View from One World Trade Center.

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Inside One World Trade Center.

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View from One World Trade Center (this was a floor – really an outside camera projecting beneath the glass)

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View from One World Trade Center. (Amazing, isn’t it?)

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View from One World Trade Center.

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View from One World Trade Center.

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View from One World Trade Center.

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View from One World Trade Center.

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View from One World Trade Center.

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Inside One World Trade Center.

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Inside One World Trade Center.

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View from One World Trade Center.

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View from One World Trade Center.

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View from One World Trade Center.

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View from One World Trade Center.

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View from One World Trade Center.

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View from One World Trade Center.

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View from One World Trade Center.

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I’m Anti-Martyrdom

tumblr_myfffeXLM61srko8to1_r1_500If you’re wondering what I mean, see if any of this sounds familiar?

  • Everyone ignores me in the meeting/class/workshop/conferences.
  • I’m always dumped on/given more work/forgotten.
  • Others have more fun/time to talk/goof off.

Oh, I’m sure I can think of a dozen more. Some that I’ve even said before I caught myself.

Really, people, most of those statements are simply because you won’t stand up for yourself or open up. Yes. I’m an extrovert, but I do have moments where I feel insecure. You wouldn’t know it but when I was a kid, I stuttered. Not terribly bad, but bad enough for people to poke fun at me. I still stutter when I get angry or extremely nervous. Plus I have difficulties pronouncing certain words. A little quirk of mine. I know what they mean, just don’t use them often enough in speech. And anyone who sees pictures of me know I’m overweight. Over the years, I’ve heard enough about that to be self-conscious.

Okay, what I’m getting to is that everyone have issues and insecurities. When you feel dumped on, ignored, or/and left out, stop and think of how you can fix it. More times than I can count the problem starts with yourself.

If I don’t want to feel that way, I found if I open myself up, things change. If they act like an asshole, the world is large. look for another friend, nice acquaintance or companion. There are others out and about who are in the same spot.

So keep that in mind next time you feel like a martyr.

Why do you think all of those nerd movies are so successful? One nerd finds like minded nerds to hang around.