Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Profiles in Awesome: Jamie & Ned

I honestly don't mean to discount the separate and unique qualities of these two individuals, but I've just realized that I have four weeks left of my semester (seriously) and loads to blog about, so I'm going to combine forces on this one.

One of the best things about working at the Museum of the Moving Image was the opportunity to meet such wonderful people. In retrospect, I'm a little embarrassed by how often I was probably talking (as opposed to "working") but I just felt so lucky to stumble into this group of folks, and we always had so much to talk about. I had a girl-crush on Jamie immediately, due to her artistic sensibility, humor, wit, fashion sense, and our mutual love for Michael Cera. It was the beginning of a beautiful friendship, which, for some reason I always associate with summertime: ice cream cones with old racist ladies, 4th of July rooftop parties, birthday picnics in Prospect Park.

I felt equally comfortable with Ned when I first met him, even if his interest in Michael Cera was more platonic. He's very smart, easy to talk to and there's a genuine kindness about him, which makes him a great friend (and educator). Both of them are always up for something fun and interesting, like experimental film screenings at Light Industry or dancing up a storm to Fischerspooner or humoring me when I want to ride the tram to Roosevelt Island. (FYI, it moves very slowly).

So here's to you, Ned and Jamie, readers of my blog, dear friends, and a great couple. Thanks so much for the support while I've been gone and I look forward to more city fun this summer.

Birthday drinks at LIC Bar on my birthday. The first and only time I've had Patron and it was delicious.


  1. Maggie! What an honor! Imagine my surprise when I came to read your blog and saw this post! Thanks so much--and please know that if I had a blog, you would be profiled in all of your awesomeness (without a doubt). I am really looking forward to your return to New York--I can't tell you how many times I see and/or do something and think of you! Also, the Roosevelt Island tram is out of commission now, for 5 or 6 months! Good thing we got our ride in -- and don't think for one minute that you had to drag us along. I had wanted to do that for so long, but was a little scared. I'm glad that I had such a lovely group of friends to support me as I freaked out over the East River--the sunset was beautiful.

  2. The Roosevelt Island tram is super goofy and closed until September.

    (I'm playing blog catch-up ;) )