Thursday, March 19, 2009

Busy As a Bee

For some reason, it's been feeling like Holiday Season - a lot of running around, many project started and stopped, minus the good food! Part of the ADHD has to do with my recent foray into social networking - while I do dabble in the smaller, more specialized networking sites like linkedin or ravelry, I avoided myspace and facebook like the plague... that is, until about a month ago, when someone twice my age invited to me to join. Ick. It was a slide into the inevitable. The lure of Facebook is understandable - within a matter of a week, I had reconnected with people that I haven't spoken to since grade school. It was a very strange thing. I am still ambivalent about it, but the lure is understandable - perhaps it's because people are naturally curious beings? Lately the posts that people have been writing about relate to their current jobless state. With so few friends in finance, I hadn't seen much of the effects of the current economy, but now it is starting to become apparent in the non-profit sector as well. To add to the depression, I recently went to Coney Island, which was closed because developers wanted to build condos on what they viewed as prime real estate at the time. The beaches are devoid of people in the winter, which is to be expected, but the colorful tackiness of Coney Island was all fenced off, and/or torn down and destroyed to make room for McCondos. On a brighter note, I have a number of projects that are in various states of completion - more follow up pics to come soon!

1 comment:

Coney Island Is Alive and Kicking said...

hi there,
Thanks for your interest in Coney Island! Coney's amusements will open for the season on April 5th. Development is on hold until the city rezoning is completed.
Here is a link to a list of Coney attractions that will*definitely* be open in 2009!
http://www.coneyisland.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?num=1232902433

I also administer a flickr group "Coney Island is Alive and Kicking and Welcomes Visitors in 2009!" We have over 450 amazing images of attractions that are here for people to enjoy. The group's purpose is to show the world that contrary to news reports, Coney Island Is NOT Closed. The group was started by the Coney Island History Project, a not-for-profit organization that aims to increase awareness of Coney Island's legendary and colorful past and to encourage appreciation of the Coney Island neighborhood of today. Hope to see you this season. Enjoy!
http://www.flickr.com/groups/coneyislandisaliveandkicking/pool/