Saturday, April 28, 2007

Ricardo Baldin

<swoon!>

10/18/2006

October's Boy: Ricardo Baldin

I know the boy is skinny, but he is only 19. There is a lot of potential here.

Visit Terra's The Boy for more pictures of Ricardo Baldin.

10/16/2006

Way Too Sexy For Monday: Ricardo Baldin

Ricardo Baldin is the model featured this month on Terra's The Boy, in some of the steamiest pictures the site has ever produced.

That sexy stare and he is only 19. More pictures after the jump to start your week.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

[The Life of Shaun #112] Helping a friend: Art schools, MA vs MFA and US vs UK

Hey all,

A friend of mine who lives in Sofia, Bulgaria, just got several acceptances into arts masters programs.  He's not able to visit them personally, so he's asked his friends who may know for some input - I was asked because I am American, but as my friends know, when it comes to art, I am a Philistine, and I know there's a wealth of artistic people I am in contact with.  So, if any of you know something and don't mind giving input, please do.  Sorry to bother the rest of you! 

So, here are the Qs:

1) He got accepted to these schools - do you know anything about them or their quality versus the others:

  - California Institute of the Arts
  - Art Institute of Chicago
  - School of Visual Arts New York
  - Central Saint Martins in London.

2) Is there a difference between a MA and MFA?

3) Any thoughts on arts education in America vs the UK at the master's level?

Thanks!

Shaun

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Monday, April 23, 2007

[The Life of Shaun #111] Back in Olde London Town

What a fantastic weekend I just had!  It was very difficult to leave when I did; I tried calling to get my departure changed, but I couldn't get through to American Airlines and so I did the last minute taxi dash to JFK.  I was having such a great time, it hurt to leave.

Russ came into town on Friday and that night I reconnected with a great friend I hadn't spoken to in a number of years, and hanging out with them as the rest of my NYC crowd was a blast - I miss those circles!  And I got two of New York's four good days of weather (the other two are in the Fall, when it goes back from steaming to frozen) so we were sitting out on a street café in the Village having cocktails with yet more friends we bumped into randomly.  Then I had to abruptly pick up and leave all these wonderful, happy people who got to stay on - it was so unfair!  I had a small consolation in that we shared a boarding lounge with a flight for São Paulo.

But it is nice being back in my flat; the leaves have returned and it feels like we live in a tree house again and they sky's a comfortable mild grey, perfect for my muted post-flight level of energy.  I'm going to go out to Exmouth Market in a bit a sit, eat and read.  School and its mania start up tomorrow - here we go!

Cheers,
Shaun

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Friday, April 20, 2007

[The Life of Shaun #110] Reminder: Drinks, gossip and scandal @ Vlada

Hey all,

Just a reminder -- hope to see lots of familiar faces and see a few new ones!

Russ arrived safely in town this morning and he will be in tow.

Cheers,
Shaun

PS - Sorry for sending this out to those trapped at work, Daron - I just want to make sure I get everyone I need to...  and it's fun to remind you I am on vacation in NYC!  ;-)


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Hey all,

For those in NYC tomorrow (Friday), I'll be meeting some people at Vlada (331 W. 51st St. - I figure I need to go above 23rd once this trip) starting around 18:30/19:00ish (half-price happy hour!) and hanging there until at least the 22:00ish range since some can't make it 'till then.

http://www.vladabar.com/

Hope to see you there!

Cheers,
Shaun

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

[The Life of Shaun #109] Drinks, gossip and scandal @ Vlada

Hey all,

For those in NYC tomorrow (Friday), I'll be meeting some people at Vlada (331 W. 51st St. - I figure I need to go above 23rd once this trip) starting around 18:30/19:00ish (half-price happy hour!) and hanging there until at least the 22:00ish range since some can't make it 'till then.

http://www.vladabar.com/

Hope to see you there!

Cheers,
Shaun

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

[The Life of Shaun #108] Ouch

I am no longer a New Yorker.  I can't handle New York drinking anymore.

I haven't had a headache like this since I left.  My eyeballs hurt.  I am glad I am back in Manhattan where they have CNN International (the CNN the rest of the world gets) rather than the ridiculous blend of religion, conservatism and commentary the regular CNN has become since Fox "News" Network started beating it in the ratings.  (Come on, America,  Fox News - really??)

Great, now my eyes hurt AND I am angry.

Oh, yes, I am glad about CNN because watching the news is as exciting as this day's gonna get for me.

Todd, where can I get breakfast near you?

Ouch.

Shaun

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

[The Life of Shaun #107] The storm

Rachel found this clip of someone giving a broadcast of what it was like in Hoboken for the storm.  Watch it if you're curious; just ignore how much of a nerd he is, and realise this it what he filmed before it got dark, before it got much, much worse.

Oh, the fire they eventually talk about is the one that burnt down the building kitty-corner behind us.

http://hoboken411.com/archives/6531

Ah!  Always something exciting going on in (the) New York (area)!

Cheers,
Shaun

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Monday, April 16, 2007

[The Life of Shaun #106] Rain, rain, rain!

Nor'Easter Soaks 'Big Apple' to its Core

NEW YORK, NY -- A nor'easter battered the region with record rainfall and wind gusts approaching 50 mph Sunday, grounding hundreds of commercial airline flights, halting commuter trains on their tracks and causing severe flooding.  More than 400 flights were canceled Sunday at the region's three major airports.


Ah, the ease and joie de vivre of life in New York!  Fortunately for me I had nothing planned today but nursing a hangover indoors, so it hasn't put me out.  It's pretty crazy out there though!  The streets are flooded above the level of the sidewalk, and 'objets de refuse' are floating down them.  The building kitty-corner behind where I am staying burned down, too, so no little storm... 

We've been lucky though - we sat here unaware of the fire or the fact that most of this part of Hoboken had lost power.  Rachel's building and the one next to it are on St. Mary's Hospital's grid and so when it went on emergency power, so did we.  Heaven forbid we lose our electronic entertainment!  We just got back from some ogling and gossiping with Rachel's friends and cohorts at Zack's (her local) below.

Anyway, just thought I'd update you all from the flood zone.

Cheers,
Shaun

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Sunday, April 15, 2007

[The Life of Shaun #105] Pongsri Thai Monday night

Hey all,

First, for those not in the NYC area, you can skip this message if you want -- sorry to send it out en masse, but just want to make sure I don't miss anyone on accident.

I've been making sundry plans with sundry people for next week, but wanted to put an open invite to dinner on Monday night.  Mary Keany and I are having dinner at Pongsri Thai, my fave Midtown Thai place - it's good, cheap and centrally located.  I was thinking of going there at 20:00 since that's when the shows start that day.  So if you'd like to join for a casual, early hello, please do!  I am free for cocktails before, so if you're keen, let me know.

Cheers,
Shaun


Pongsri Thai Restaurant Home Page
thailand restaurant (212) 582-3392


244 W 48th St
New York, NY 10036
Daily 11:30am-11:30pm
Tel: (212) 582-3392
Fax: (212) 765-8816









The oldest family-run and operated Thai restaurant in New York City. Conveniently located in the heart of the theater district.

"This oasis in the theater district offers excellent healthy fare and leaves you feeling comfortable and ready for a night at the theater." --Theater Week



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Saturday, April 14, 2007

[The Life of Shaun #104] New York City

Hi all!
 
Made it to New York safely, after a slight delay, and then left it immediately for New Jersey (what the?!?!).  ;-)
 
Putting credit on my phone tomorrow, so those of you who I need to get in contact with, please give me a call or text --> 702-592-5257, or I will give you a call later.
 
Cheers,
Shaun

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Thursday, April 12, 2007

[The Life of Shaun #103] I love thunder storms

So it's my last day here in Miami - I leave tomorrow for NYC at 0945.  It's been great seeing the family again, hearing my nephew talk, Easter dinner outside in the garden.  And right now we're sitting through the second huge thunderstorm this week - I LOVE it!  We never really got them in NYC, and certainly not in London - I think it's been since I lived in Chicago since I've seen a really good one.  Definitely a bonus.

Anyway, just checking in - see may of you soon, and many of the rest in just over a week!

Cheers,
Shaun

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Sunday, April 08, 2007

[The Life of Shaun #102] Happy Easter!

Happy Easter, everyone!

Having a fine time here in Miami - nice to see the parents, sisters, nephew and in-laws all together.  Tonight we're all meeting at Lara's for dinner, and that's as demanding as my schedule gets here!

Anyway, just wanted to give you all my contact info for while I am here.  Until Friday you can reach me at 786-210-0678, and then from Friday at 702-592-5257.  So those of you that need to get in touch, please do!

Cheers,
Shaun

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Saturday, April 07, 2007

[The Life of Shaun #101] Made it!

Ah, got to Miami safely - and I am TIRED!!!  Looking... so... forward... to... sleep...
 
Just saw the folks tonight - the whirlwind starts tomorrow with brunch on Lincoln; oi vey!
 
Cheers,
Shaun

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[The Life of Shaun #100] Chicago, Chicago, it's my kind of town...

..well, actually, I am just being forced into it being my kind of town for a little longer than I'd planned -- flight's delayed.  :(  By an hour so far, but it's been ticking up by 15 minute intervals since I landed, so we'll see.

But I made it back to North America - just a few more hours (hopefully) before I am in Miami.

Cheers,
Shaun

PS - Hi Eugennie!!!

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Thursday, April 05, 2007

[The Life of Shaun #99] DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE!!!!

YAHOOEY I AM DONE WITH EXAMS!!!!

We had our last six exams this week, three on Monday and three yesterday - electives won't have exams this year (hallelujah!), so assuming I passed everything (which I am being positive about, though I completely blanked on how the Icarus paradox relates to the configuration school of strategy - I mean, c'mon!) I will never* have an exam again!!  That feels GREAT.

Anyway, just wanted to send a message, I know I've been incommunicado for a while.  I leave tomorrow for Miami for a week and then New York for nine days - looking forward to the break!

Hope all's well where you are, and I will let you know how things're going in the States.

Cheers,
Shaun

*I plan on taking German and/or Russian in the Fall, so I will have exams again - but those are self development, so I don't need to stress over the grades.

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