I’m Going to SEMA in Vegas!!

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SEMA Show 2009

In less than 2 weeks my partner George and I will be heading to Las Vegas for SEMA Show 2009. The SEMA Show is the premiere automotive specialty products show in the world. I’ve always wanted to go to SEMA but didn’t think there be any opportunity because it’s a trade show. Anyways the opportunity has arise since I am part of Detailed Image now and I can’t wait to go.

Check it out, I have my very own badge.

SEMA Badge

We will be buyers at the show and have the opportunity to see all the up and coming new automotive products. Hot cars and new technology, that’s some gooooood stuff!

Not only do I get to go to one of the world’s premiere car shows, I also get to go to Sin City and escape the chilling Northeast for a few days. It should be some good times and a great new experience. I will definitely be posting an update when I return, so stay tuned.

10/25/2009 Comments (1)

Cruise to Cozumel

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I was on vacation last week from Wednesday night to Monday and I have returned from my journey to Mexico.  It wasn’t really a journey it was just a cruise to the island of Cozumel.  This was a new experience for me and chalk it up, now I’ve been on a cruise and Mexico.

It was a nice and relaxing vacation being on a ship for 3 days in the middle of the ocean. It was three days at sea and one day on land in Cozumel. I went on vacation with my girlfriend and our day on shore we did some shopping and went on jeep and snorkel shore excursion.

Early Saturday morning we arrived to this beautiful island surrounded by vibrant blue water, the weather was wonderful and we were on our way to our shore excursion.  I was a little disappointed with our excursion because we tried snorkeling but we didn’t get far.  You had to swim a ways out and water just wasn’t our element.  I had a hard time with using the flippers, boo I suck.  After giving up on the snorkeling we ended up getting a messages on the beach which was pretty sweet. The beach was picture perfect and I have to give shout out to our excursion guide Memo for leading an awesome fun filled tour.

Shopping in Mexico was definitely a new experience.  We took a taxi downtown and there were stores everywhere with people trying to sell you anything and everything, even screaming across the street for you just to take a look at their merchandise.  Cuban cigars and Tequila were in plenty, this was one hell of a shopping experience.

The whole time I was on the island I kept thinking to myself, this feels like I’m in a movie. The only thing I could relate Mexico to was what I’ve seen on TV and movies.  Anyways this movie that I starred in was awesome for me as I wandered the streets of downtown Cozumel.

The cruise itself was mediocre for me. Don’t get me wrong everything about the cruise was great, but personally I’d rather be out and about doing things.  Even though I think cruising isn’t my cup of tea, it was relaxing getting away from everything and I have to give praise to the fantastic service aboard the Carnival Inspiration.

That’s my vacation.  It was fun listening to me blabber on, but I’m sure it’s more fun to look at pictures, now to the visual portion.

Hope you enjoyed the pictures, now it’s back to work on the big top secret project. It’s not really a secret but you’ll see it when it’s done sometime mid 2009.

02/11/2009 Comments (0)

My Trip to Cleveland, Fort Wayne, and Chicago

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I was away last weekend and I have to say it was refreshing and intense. Many of the trips that I take are usually go, go, go and this one was no different. In three days starting at 5:35 am on Friday I was off to Cleveland, Fort Wayne, Chicago and back home at 11:15 on Sunday with my girlfriend.

The Itinerary
5:35am Leaving Albany to Cleveland by plane
9:05am Arrive in Cleveland and spend half the day with my brother Sam.
3:30pm Leaving Cleveland to Fort Wayne by car
7:45pm Arrive in Fort Wayne Indiana for James’s Wedding
6:45am Leaving Fort Wayne for Chicago
9:00am Central time arrive in Chicago
8:15pm Leaving Chicago for home sweet home
11:05pm Eastern time arrive home in Albany

That was the plan with a lot in between. Check out some of the pictures of my trip.

Lebron James larger than life.

My Brother and I.

Chameleon at the Cleveland Institute of Art Botanical Gardens.

Botanical Gardens

Fort Wayne, Indiana
Massive wind turbines on my way to Fort Wayne.

Me and James at his wedding. Congratulations James and Stephanie. I also want to thank James for his service to our country in the US Army and work as a NYPD Police Officer.

James and Stephanie eating the cake.

Chicago, Illinois
Arriving in Chicago under the El just like “The Dark Knight” chases.

The shiny Cloud Gate piece of art by British artist Anish Kapoor.

Me taking a picture of me taking a picture of the Cloud Gate


Awesome statue at the Chicago Museum of Art.

The ferris wheel at the Chicago Navy Pier.

View from the ferris wheel of the Navy Pier.

Our walk to the Chicago Field Museum happened to be the same time everyone was going to the Bears vs. Vikings game at Soldier Field right near there.

Sue the Tyrannosaurus Rex at Chicago Field Museum is the most complete set of bones in the world of a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Clown Fish just like Nemo at the John Shed Aquarium.

View from the Sears Tower at sunset.

View from the Sears Tower at sunset #2.

The view from the Sears Tower was was amazing. The elevator was crazy as you fly up and down 103 floors in about a minute.

My trips are always go, go, go but I’m glad I got to jam pack my trip and do all the things I got to do. It was a great trip and I’m sure I’ll be back out to the Midwest again since my Brother is out there.

10/26/2008 Comments (0)

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