Monday, June 25, 2007

Youngest Member

Clocking in at 4 and 3/4 years old, I'm pretty sure Lucy is the youngest member of the Brooklyn Flyers.

Kite flying can be very tiring.

Thursday, June 14, 2007


Colin "Heezabeast" Loughlin came to town and beasted it up with the Brooklyn Flyers in Prospect Park. We flew kites I think, but more importantly we invented a game I am going to refer to as "Scream Ball." To play, all you need is a football and some screamy friends.

Rules: One player--the "thrower"--has the ball. All other players run in varying directions and call for a pass by screaming the thrower's name. Whoever screams more or less the loudest gets the pass. Whoever gets the ball is now the thrower.

We left the park and had a triumphant return to my roof for a BBQ, and then into the city for Tru Brit.

...And it was good.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

No way. No. Way.

Now that's a little god damn kite.

Too small, however.


Who says you can only fly kites on Sunday?

The park was a little eerie at 7 am but a little before work flying was exactly what this odd Wednesday called for; it was a maiden voyage for Foxy, the successor to Soxs, and true to form, she flew like a mad banshee out of hell and then kept hitting the ground. I got her up a couple of times but never above the trees to where that nice clean air blows. So I took a picture of her on the ground. Why the hell not, that's my theory.

My new idea. Make a mini Delta kite, something with a wingspan of maybe a foot or something, that is completely collapsible and that you can travel with. Wouldn't that be cool? A little tiny baby kite? A little weeny teeny sort of bird like bee sized kite... theoretically, how small can a kite be?