Election Day in New York City

In mid-October I received an email from a friend of mine, asking if I could fill in for him at the Future of Web Design conference in New York City. He was scheduled to lead a workshop on November 3 and give a presentation the next day, Election Day.

Of course, I jumped at the chance. And, of course, I panicked soon thereafter. The workshop (3 1/2 hours) and presentation (30 minutes) required a lot of preparation in a short amount of time. But somehow I managed, and the workshop went better than I could have hoped. The presentation didn’t go quite as well, but that’s okay. Without going into too much detail, I’ll just say that it was a terrific learning experience (and if you’re really interested, you can read all about it on my techie blog, Learning jQuery).

After Tuesday’s conference, I was too exhausted to join the rest of the speakers and attendees at the “after-party,” so I took a long walk back to my hotel, checked out early, and took the F train to Queens, where I stayed overnight with my dear friends Nicole and Julian and baby Dash and watched the election results come in. It was such a treat to be able to unwind with friends and share this amazing moment in our nation’s history with them. It couldn’t match spending that time with my family, but it was the next best thing.

Here are a few pictures I took during my brief visit. Click on them to see a larger version.

Nicole and Julian and Dash
New York Buildings
Inside the Roseland Ballroom
Neon Lights in New York City
Outside the Apple Store
Stairs to the Apple Store
Inside the Apple Store
The Bentley Hotel
Roseland Ballroom

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2 Responses to Election Day in New York City

  1. nicole says:

    The pleasure was all ours, Karl. We likes you lots…

  2. Dad says:

    If anyone is interested in knowing more about Karl Swedberg, the person, I recommend that they go to your techie blog (link above). Kudos to you for having the courage to share your feelings so openly; you must have loved the feedback you got from people who really didn’t need to say anything at all.

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