Monthly Archives: October 2012

Babel, babel

Well, it looks like Sandy has cleared herself from the northeast and I’m heading back to the city tomorrow. I miss New York. After being there for a while I was missing the Berkshires for all the trees and quiet that we have up here. I guess it was a good thing to come home since it made me realize that I can miss Manhattan and Brooklyn even more. I’ve heard that the subway isn’t operational yet and that there’s still flooding in many neighborhoods but, I’m ready to get back to my new home.

One of the nice things about being home was spending time with my mom in her studio drawing. I used to love drawing in college but I haven’t had much time to work since graduating. So, pretty much for the past three days I’ve been sitting around drawing and listening to the new (newish) Mumford & Sons album over and over again. It’s even more amazing than I thought Hart Beat.

I cry Babel, Babel,
look at me now,
the walls of my town they come
crumbling down
“Babel” by Mumford & Sons
I get chills every time I listen to the beginning of this song
knowing that the entire album is about to follow.

Babel, babel

Well, it looks like Sandy has cleared herself from the northeast and I’m heading back to the city tomorrow. I miss New York. After being there for a while I was missing the Berkshires for all the trees and quiet that we have up here. I guess it was a good thing to come home since it made me realize that I can miss Manhattan and Brooklyn even more. I’ve heard that the subway isn’t operational yet and that there’s still flooding in many neighborhoods but, I’m ready to get back to my new home.

One of the nice things about being home was spending time with my mom in her studio drawing. I used to love drawing in college but I haven’t had much time to work since graduating. So, pretty much for the past three days I’ve been sitting around drawing and listening to the new (newish) Mumford & Sons album over and over again. It’s even more amazing than I thought Hart Beat.

I cry Babel, Babel,
look at me now,
the walls of my town they come
crumbling down
“Babel” by Mumford & Sons
I get chills every time I listen to the beginning of this song
knowing that the entire album is about to follow.

Good friends: A. in Africa

So, one of my favorite parts about living in New York City is that I get to see so many of my best friends on a daily basis. Unfortunately, I do have some amazing friends not living in one of the five boroughs. One of my best friends is actually living in South Africa right now. This is a shout out to you A.

The two of us our senior year of high school in Italy.

A. and I have been best friends ever since first grade and I really hate living so far away from her right now. I know she’s having an amazing time volunteering for a year at the International Primate Rescue center outside of Pretoria South Africa but I can’t wait for her to move back state side. When A. told me that she was going to take the year after graduation to move to South Africa to help primates I was so impressed and proud of her.

A picture A. sent me of her favorite primate, David.
Look at this face.

I don’t get to talk to A. very often but I just got to catch up with her and hear about her amazing adventure taking care of rescued primates from all over the world. The IPR takes volunteers from all over the world on either short term or long term volunteering opportunities. A. is there for a year so I won’t see her until next July!

Love you A. and I can’t wait to see you soon!

A. visiting Bates College. 

Good friends: A. in Africa

So, one of my favorite parts about living in New York City is that I get to see so many of my best friends on a daily basis. Unfortunately, I do have some amazing friends not living in one of the five boroughs. One of my best friends is actually living in South Africa right now. This is a shout out to you A.

The two of us our senior year of high school in Italy.

A. and I have been best friends ever since first grade and I really hate living so far away from her right now. I know she’s having an amazing time volunteering for a year at the International Primate Rescue center outside of Pretoria South Africa but I can’t wait for her to move back state side. When A. told me that she was going to take the year after graduation to move to South Africa to help primates I was so impressed and proud of her.

A picture A. sent me of her favorite primate, David.
Look at this face.

I don’t get to talk to A. very often but I just got to catch up with her and hear about her amazing adventure taking care of rescued primates from all over the world. The IPR takes volunteers from all over the world on either short term or long term volunteering opportunities. A. is there for a year so I won’t see her until next July!

Love you A. and I can’t wait to see you soon!

A. visiting Bates College. 

Vonnegut and Monroe

Happy hurricane hart beat. I’m safe and sound but am thinking about all my lovely friends still in New York City and Brooklyn. In the hopes that some people still have power (maybe readers in Chicago or California?) here’s a little post for you. Hopefully the combination of Kurt and Marilyn will cheer you up a little.

“I still catch myself feeling blue
about things that don’t
matter anymore.”

– Kurt Vonnegut

Vonnegut and Monroe

Happy hurricane hart beat. I’m safe and sound but am thinking about all my lovely friends still in New York City and Brooklyn. In the hopes that some people still have power (maybe readers in Chicago or California?) here’s a little post for you. Hopefully the combination of Kurt and Marilyn will cheer you up a little.

“I still catch myself feeling blue
about things that don’t
matter anymore.”

– Kurt Vonnegut

Sandy escape

As I’m sure you’ve heard, hurricane Sandy is barreling it’s way to the east coast. My home in Greenpoint was listed as a zone A area in New York aka meaning I needed to evacuate. They’re closing the Subway and MetroNorth at seven tonight so I had to come up with a plan pretty fast. I had a couple of offers in the city but, one of the great things about living in New York is that my home in the Berkshires is not that far away. So here I am! Blogging to you safe and sound in front of a fire in my living room sitting on the couch next to my mom. What are you doing to survive hurricane Sandy?
So to distract all of you out there on the east coast from the storm thats brewing, let’s talk about one of my favorite things. I’ve always told people that I’ll know I have it made when I have a fireplace in my bedroom. What do you think? That sounds pretty amazing for the winter to me Hart Beat.

Sandy escape

As I’m sure you’ve heard, hurricane Sandy is barreling it’s way to the east coast. My home in Greenpoint was listed as a zone A area in New York aka meaning I needed to evacuate. They’re closing the Subway and MetroNorth at seven tonight so I had to come up with a plan pretty fast. I had a couple of offers in the city but, one of the great things about living in New York is that my home in the Berkshires is not that far away. So here I am! Blogging to you safe and sound in front of a fire in my living room sitting on the couch next to my mom. What are you doing to survive hurricane Sandy?
So to distract all of you out there on the east coast from the storm thats brewing, let’s talk about one of my favorite things. I’ve always told people that I’ll know I have it made when I have a fireplace in my bedroom. What do you think? That sounds pretty amazing for the winter to me Hart Beat.

Honeyhoney

Hi, happy Thursday Hart Beat. I have some news for you. I am obsessed. Lately G. and I have been watching “Friday Night Lights” (she’s never seen it… I know, shocker) so I’ve been breaking out my country music again. My old friends Luke Bryan, the Dixie Chicks and Eric Church are happy to see me I’m sure. The great part of this country fiesta round two is that I’ve been listening to some new artists in addition to the old classics. And get ready because here below hit play and cue the obsession.

“Turn that Finger Around” by honeyhoney
Am I right? The best part is that my friend S. recommended this band to me back in August and I’ve been desperately trying to remember their name. Luckily I have found them now and am happy to say they are as incredible as I remember. I have been listening to this song on repeat and I have a feeling you might be too in about 3 minutes and 30 seconds. Oh darling, just turn that finger around. See what I mean?

Honeyhoney

Hi, happy Thursday Hart Beat. I have some news for you. I am obsessed. Lately G. and I have been watching “Friday Night Lights” (she’s never seen it… I know, shocker) so I’ve been breaking out my country music again. My old friends Luke Bryan, the Dixie Chicks and Eric Church are happy to see me I’m sure. The great part of this country fiesta round two is that I’ve been listening to some new artists in addition to the old classics. And get ready because here below hit play and cue the obsession.

“Turn that Finger Around” by honeyhoney
Am I right? The best part is that my friend S. recommended this band to me back in August and I’ve been desperately trying to remember their name. Luckily I have found them now and am happy to say they are as incredible as I remember. I have been listening to this song on repeat and I have a feeling you might be too in about 3 minutes and 30 seconds. Oh darling, just turn that finger around. See what I mean?