Yup, the Small Giant team finally has it's own instagram feed
Last night Pearly got 9 stitches.
A chair she sat in accidentally collapsed, and gave her a pretty nasty boo boo on her ankle.
At first she was like "nah, I'm fine...I just wanna go home". Whereas we were ALL like: "you need stitches". After I quickly ran back from the walk-in clinic (closed) she was like "yeah...I guess I should see a doctor?" I felt a strange combination of immense pride and sweet relief (as in "yes your a badass, but thank God you're agreeing to go to the hospital). The ER was (like all ER's I've been to) a very late night affair - we got home at 4AM.
However what made it unique was it's intimacy: seperated only by half-drawn blue curtains, the 20 beds in our ward became a community of flickering, nervous glances as the night's maladies rolled in.
Compared to the levels of suffering that surrounded us, Pearly's boo boo feels like an immense stroke of luck (which the doctors nevertheless tended to with their usual, warm proffesionalism). As we took a cab back at the crack of dawn, I was struck too by how quickly a night can change: one minute your eating a sandwhich, the next you're in the ER.
However, even given that, I can't shake the feeling we're the lucky ones.
I'm sure Pearls would agree - except she's taking a nap right now.
When family visits and you show them Brooklyn's own Flat Iron building.
Gail and Irv are Pearly's uncle and aunt from Portland, and we had a blast giving them a historic tour of the neighborhood.
Another amazing day at the ballpark.
Weather holding up.
Degrom locking it down.
One of Jack White's guitars backstage.
He brought the house down w/ this on Hotel Yorba and Seven Nation Army.
Yeah so turns out Janine scored BACKSTAGE passes to see Jack White at Gov Ball, cuz she knows someone in the band.
Umm...AMAZING???!!! We were literally perched right above the roadie who wipes down and tunes all of Jack White's guitars, often multiple times per song (you can see his station in the pic below). And of course...the show was AWESOME. Seeing the audience from the bands POV, and how the musicans communciate w/ each other, was unforgetabble.
Appreciating what good friends we have and how amazing NYC is? Priceless
Janine - you ROCK (literally). #govball2018
Going to Gov Ball last night was a blast, but little did we know how amazing it would get.
We went as Janine's guests, and everything started off innocently enough with a ferry ride, views of NY, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
And then we fully started to grasp what type of "friends" passes Janine had... #govball2018
BTW here's Mugsy trying his best not to FREAK OUT as our pilot banks and tries to avoid a massive tornado spawning super storm.
So we had INSANE turbulance on our flight from Denver - the worst ever.
Only when we landed did the flight crew tell us the captain had used evasive manuevers to avoid a f*cking TORNADO WARNING.
Looking through my photos, I realize I may have inadvertently taken a pic of this insane storm system (I only took a pic because it looked hella weird). You can see it here.
I'll never forget the screams the one time we plummetted, out neighbor praying his kids would be spared, or the way Rachel rememembers our plane hydroplaning across the horizon as the storm ripped at the windows. My knuckles are still tired from clutching the chair in front of me.
Most of all, I'll never forget seeing a maintenance crew at LGA checking the wings with flashlights to make sure everything was still there.
NYC - it's good to be home.
Anthony and @jonemmet this one's for you.
Is this a new web series?
Rachel is looking for Major Tom
Another amazing Mets game w/ friends.
WILMER FLORES!!!!! #smallgiantseats
After great seats at an amazing Hannibal Buress show @ BAM, nothing beats this joint for dinner.
I'm always fascinated by other folk's grids.
Lemme tell you, this studio was designed by professionals.
Before visiting PBS, it's time for breakcast.
In Boston for meetings, then the sky opened up, and the rain came down.
Oh yeah we did another shoot yesterday.
Make that 6 in 9 days.
As fate would have it we got to recharge at a Mets game after, so the week could not have had a more lovely coda.
We've done 5 jobs in 7 days, which even by our standards is a lot.
But this was probably my fave moment.
Filling in as an extra behind Mr.Bacon, giving me officially 1 degree of seperation.
It's been an amazing week.
From premium longform to high-end shortform and branded content, we've expanded our horizons as well as grown as a team.
Thanks to everyone who puts their faith in us.
Means a lot.
That feeling when you film a super fun Visa Spot with a client from Singapore.
Is work supposed to be THIS FUN???? And the weather broke our way too!! #smallgiant
This is what date night looks like.
When we see "Death of Stalin" at BAM, and Steve Buscemi decides to show up for a Q&A.
Look at those grins.
We made this already perfect night even better by sharing a Brownie Sundae immediately after this pic was taken
Studio got a Spring Cleaning.
And yeah...a couple of awesome upgrades (how could we not???) Getting ready for some fun projects.