Ahhh, I’ve fallen so far behind but what can I say, I’ve just been loving summer.
I was in NYC this past weekend- well, starting Sunday and then getting home ridiculously late last night/early this morning.
With Mom, for Mother’s Day and ending with that bit of interview that I mentioned earlier as the deciding factor in my life to come. I’ll be hearing back in five weeks or so. Keep your fingers and toes and everything crossed. Continue reading “NYC Doings”
One final down and two to go. Again I apologize for the lack of content but I haven’t had the wherewithal to write anything between studying and collapsing from mental exhaustion- guys, I’ve been taking naps! It’s crazy and unheard of!
But I’m going to unload the links because there are some pretty fun ones and I don’t want to be buried in them. But for now nothing else. But regularly scheduled programming should resume after my last final on the 7th. Really, I’ve been so busy I realized I haven’t even changed my desktop background for the month, so I have none to show you. Maybe next week, because picking the perfect background takes focus. You have to look at it for a month, after all. Continue reading “Friday Links 5/5”
Happy February, the month of amour! But actually screw Valentine’s Day, I’m not into it. But the above is my desktop background because it seemed apropos. One of my favorite little joys is hunting down graphic images that tile well. Images with some kind of repetitive pattern or that would look good if repeated. Graphic designs, illustrations, wallpaper prints, and fabric are all great sources.
Last month I used an illustration of cartoon penguins spelling out the alphabet. My favorite was the super-diva-ish letter R.
In other news, we have a snowy day here, but not a snow day. The city has declared a snow emergency and the buses and shuttles around campus aren’t running, but we’re still supposed to be trekking around to class. But my professor canceled my 9 am anyway and I have my fingers crossed for my 2:30. It’s a good day for staying in the warm indoors, cuddling a cat, and surfing the net. Continue reading “February: Links I Love”
Unfortunately I’m sick- some combination of outrageous hours of dance practice in preparation for our show and protests outside in the cold have done me in. I’ve skipped my classes today and gone to Yale Health twice for a sore throat, lung pain, cough, aching joints, fatigue, and pounding headache. Verdict? I don’t have the flu!
Which is excellent because I need to be able to go to class and practice. But it doesn’t actually make me feel any less sick.
So I’m being lazy and only uploading the list of places my parents and I put together before visiting Paris, a list of the places we wanted to see. As I cuddle the radiator in my dorm, wearing pajamas and Caron’s Parfum Sacre for its imagined medicinal properties, Paris in the summer (+ health) seems particularly dreamy.
If you’re going to Paris, maybe some of these will make it onto your itinerary. If you’ve already been, what am I missing? (Unfortunately, quite a bit- this doesn’t include the things we stumbled on completely at random, which were, of course, the best discoveries). Continue reading “Paris Places”
I’ve so many interesting and exciting links (the wide world of the internet, what can you do?)- I haven’t done a links post in a while. I hope everyone’s week is off to a good start. Mine would be better if it weren’t so chilly- I’m sitting on my radiator in my dorm room as I type this. Actually, I’m going to the library.
Well, that’s a bit better. Continue reading “Links for January”
Weirdly, I’m feeling homesick for the White Mountains. It’s not an autumn thing- we always used to go in late spring, around Dad’s (and, incidentally, Patrick Henry’s) birthday. We haven’t been in years.
In fact, I think the last time we went was in the winter. We’ve been a few times in the winter too. It’s better for skiing and snowshoeing- I used to be a pretty good skier. And the first year we went I think it was around Autumn times. In any event, it was cold enough that I was able to feel my metabolic processes shut down when I jumped into Lonesome Lake like an idiot. I also lived on Hershey bars that trip. Continue reading “Plants of the White Mountains”
This is extremely cliche. The whole legendary chic of the Parisian woman is very cliche. So of course I was very serious to go to the city and examine these mythical women like Elodia plant cells under a microscope.
An aside: I’ve seen a lot of love for Elodia on baby name websites. Does nothing for me (except remind me of high school biology, which was great, but not that great).
Okay. So first to “debunk” the myth of the chic Parisienne. Kind of/almost. My parents and I were kind of anxious about going to Paris. One of the attendant anxieties was the fear that we wouldn’t fit in- that we would look like uncivilized/barbaric/slobbish American tourists. We were American tourists, just without all those adjectives. And hopefully not too touristy. (Maybe even hopefully not so very American).
I don’t want anyone to look at me and say “I bet she switched to following Duck Dynasty when Honey Boo Boo was taken off air.” Continue reading “Wear What: Paris”