August 27, 2008

New Blog

August 26th

Since I wanted to keep this blog as a cohesive project, I started a new site called I Carried A Banana for further musings.

Come visit me over there.

August 17, 2008


August 17

So kids, my little project has come to an end. Despite the best efforts of Flickr to thwart me, I have indeed completed a 365 photo blog. To be exact, I wrote 380 posts and according to my camera, took well over 10,000 photos during this endeavor. Ironically enough, there were still 31 days where I did not document my life!

When I initially started this project, I said it was " part photo diary, part attempt to learn how to take a decent photo, and part recording of the random shit I see living in New York City". In the end it was all that and more. I shared my trips around New England, from Russia to Spain, and a wedding in Bermuda. You got a sneak into my family's holidays, followed me through a wacky cold kickball season, and witnessed the 16th and 17th time a bird shit on me!

I enjoyed having a project to focus my mind and keep me from straying down melancholy lane. I liked promoting my books and bands, it was a great intro to other 365ers, and I had fun sharing the kooky shit that only happens in Banana-land.

Since High Fidelity is one of my recent reads and favorite John Cusack movie, I thought I would share a few final thoughts Top Five Records style.

Top Five Hilarious Moments In Blog Photos(I captured some funny shit in the course of a year.)

Top Five Honorable Mention Posts(Sometimes I was clever, entertaining, or took great photos. I love myself.)

  1. Final Thoughts On Moscow
  2. Remember When Sex Was Safer Than Skydiving
  3. Choose Your Own Adventure III
  4. Greenwood In Spring
  5. Where In The World Is Miss Banana

Top Five Favorite Blog Photos(You can see a full set of photo goodness here.)

Finally, I want wrap this all up with a huge thanks to my readers. It's hard to believe that this silly blog got almost 5,000 hits in just about six months and had visitors from around the world. I hope you enjoyed reading enough to come visit my new musings!

Miss Banana

August 15, 2008

Thank You For Nothing

August 15th

Hey y'all. I haven't forgotten my promise to return to the world of blogging. I've just been doing my summer thang and trying my best to fix this project so I can leave my year's work whole. Here's what Flickr wrote to me yesterday (over a month in returning my inquiry) in regards to ruining my whole project:


Thanks for writing in and sorry for the late response.

When photo settings are changed, (ie. privacy settings,
rotation) the file name of the photo changes. Unfortunately
when that happens, links on other pages will not point to
the photo. I apologize for any inconvenience this may


Well Do, thanks for nothing.

Stay tuned, my friends.

Miss Banana

July 14, 2008

Flickr Can Bite Me

Hey Y'all,

So I started to draft a warm and fuzzy sentimental wrap up entry... but when cruising down blog memory lane, I realized Flickr was being a real beeotch. Long story short, I decided to create a poster of my favorite photos from this year (see link to the right) and somewhere in the process all of them got deleted from the blog.

So before I can summarize a year, I have to go back and add 365 photos throughout different entries on the blog.

To be continued....

Miss Banana

July 7, 2008

It's Ma Birfday

July 6th

For my actual birthday, I wanted to cap off the blog with another sky dive, but timing with the job change and finances did not line up. As a substitute I thought it would be nice to spend my Sunday doing something New Yorky.

So I enjoyed a fancy pants brunch at The Central Park Boathouse with a few close friends.

BAM, all unconsciously knew it was a little black dress occasion. I joked that it was like attending the funeral of my 30th year.

A lot of times restaurants with kitsch value do not live up to their reputation. But the Boathouse certainly delivered on service, food, and scenery.

It was a nice relaxing birthday brunch. Later in the evening my friend Emina came by my apartment for a slumber party. We ordered Thai food and cracked open a bottle of champaign her brother gave me as a 30th birthday present and I saved to celebrate the end of this blog project.

So as this particular blog draws to a close (stay tuned for a wrap up entry coming soon) , rest assured that things are in the works for the future. I mean, I wouldn't want to deprive you all of photos and stories....

like how I had bird shit wiped off my fancy birthday dress!!!!
(And no, it's not good luck!)