This piece, along with others, are being featured during the NY Photo Festival on May 13th-17th. The print is 11×17 on heavy weight matte photo paper, and is currently up for sale.
If you are interested in this print, please email chloe@ohChloe.com
Although I pay no attention to the nonsense of astrology, I do notice that life goes more and more haywire around me, every time this happens. Its hard to cope, but thanks to friends and the influence of ‘list making’ from self help magazines targeted towards middle aged women with OCD and slight weight issues, I’ve accumulated a little list of the things that keep me smiling:
An mp3 of my friend rapping/ butchering Artist Rendering of Me by Poison the Well, made to make me laugh.
Renaming girly sounding named things for guys. (Belly button is now called a manly nook.)
Drinking water with a straw.(This works well when people want to meet up at bars and I just want to see my friends without boozing. As long as there is a drink in your hand at a bar, people still talk to you with the assumption that you are on the same level as them.)
Making an archive of everything digital for the month of April, and putting all of the iPhone photos from that month into a collage.
Hearing funny stories of work seminars from my closest friend who runs a porn shop.
Continuing to try a new tea every week at Subtletea. (Chinese Lover’s Dream Green Tea tastes just like gummy bears)
My waitress at Egg buying me lunch because she felt bad that they were out of my french toast.
Walking through Brooklyn, I noticed my usual trail was blocked off by cops and their fancy rave light cars. I went up to one and asked “Is this a good street blocking or a ver very bad one?” He just laughed and made me figure it out for myself.
It didn’t take long until about 5 people flew past me on tall thin bikes. Then 10, then 100, then the bikes varied and the 5 Boro Bike Tour began!
There were about 32,000 people on bikes. A swarm of energized humans in helmets (oh the wacky helmets) blocked the streets for hours! Unaffected by the fact that it was 50 degrees and raining, these people rode for 42 miles through all 5 boroughs, passing 5 bridges without the threat of being hit by a cab.
As much as I wanted to be a part of this, I just took some photos.
Next year, I plan on doing both so that I can submit photos onto this.
Perhaps I’ve been spoiled by growing up around Hungarian women who make a treat called Farsangi fánk, which is what I consider to be the perfect doughnut. Sprinkled with powdered sugar, it is a thin shell of sweet bread that is warm inside and nearly melts in your mouth. Its more than just that circular shaped sugar bread that looks 10 times better than it tastes, at Dunkin Donuts.
The damn place is an adorably retro looking space filled mainly with racks and contraptions that i imagine could only be necessary for making doughnuts. It is in a corner of a strip of sad looking shops, and a photography shop that conveniently also repairs shoes. Its across the street from a housing project. If that scares you away from it, then good. You don’t deserve to indulge in a vanilla glazed doughnut, or a strawberry glaze made with real berries, or a square jelly doughnut dipped in a peanut butter melted sugar coating creating what is essentially a Peanut Butter & Jelly doughnut.
A big bonus: their decent coffee.
A slight draw back:the price. I believe the treats are 2.75 a hole.
All photos of Doughnut Plants 'nuts were taken by Chloe Rice