Monthly Archives: November 2012

Jolene and brooklyn

Today was one of my favorite days in Brooklyn so far. This morning, G. and I met some friends at an amazing brunch place called The Manhattan Inn in our neighborhood. The food was amazing and they were having this special of free punch with brunch (oh so clevah right?). Anyway, R. and another friend A. that’s staying with us looking for an apartment all wandered around Williamsburg after the punch and brunch combo. It was a beautiful day and Brooklyn was lovely by the water. I did a lot of shopping too, got some cowboy boots, a Willie Nelson record with this song on the B-side and these two amazing looking books. (One takes place in Madrid!)

Anyway, now I’m siting in my apartment while G. plays me beautiful music on her guitar. One song that I’ve been requesting a lot lately has been “Jolene” by Dolly Parton. Here’s an amazing version sung by Laura Marling and Mumford & Sons. (Of course though, G. sings it better.)

“Jolene” cover by Laura Marling and Mumford & Sons
G.
R.
The river at sunset.

Jolene and brooklyn

Today was one of my favorite days in Brooklyn so far. This morning, G. and I met some friends at an amazing brunch place called The Manhattan Inn in our neighborhood. The food was amazing and they were having this special of free punch with brunch (oh so clevah right?). Anyway, R. and another friend A. that’s staying with us looking for an apartment all wandered around Williamsburg after the punch and brunch combo. It was a beautiful day and Brooklyn was lovely by the water. I did a lot of shopping too, got some cowboy boots, a Willie Nelson record with this song on the B-side and these two amazing looking books. (One takes place in Madrid!)

Anyway, now I’m siting in my apartment while G. plays me beautiful music on her guitar. One song that I’ve been requesting a lot lately has been “Jolene” by Dolly Parton. Here’s an amazing version sung by Laura Marling and Mumford & Sons. (Of course though, G. sings it better.)

“Jolene” cover by Laura Marling and Mumford & Sons
G.
R.
The river at sunset.

The best present ever

I am a lucky girl. My favorite brother H. is studying abroad in London right now and he has been sending me and G. the best postcards from his travels. The other day I came home from work and saw that I had a package from H.!

Yes! That’s right! H. got me the screenplay for “Before Sunrise” and “Before Sunset.” Not only that but he got them for me from Shakespeare and Company in Paris, where the first scene of “Before Sunset” takes place. As you may know from reading Hart Beat, these two movies are two of my favorite movies of all time. If you haven’t seen them, you really should invest some time Hart Beat. 
Jesse
What if you’re grandmother had lived another week, or died a week earlier, maybe days? Things might have been very different. I believe that.

Celine
But you can’t think like that.

Jesse
I know you shouldn’t on most things, but on this one, something was off. Forgive me this, but in the moths leading up to my wedding, I was thinking of you all the time. And on the way there, I’m in the car with a buddy of mine, staring out the window as he drove downtown. It was raining, and I thought I saw you, not far from the church, folding up an umbrella, walking into a deli on the corner of Broadway and about Thirteenth. I thought I was hallucinating, and now I know it was probably you!

Celine
I lived on Fifteenth and University.

Jesse
See, I’m not crazy.

The best present ever

I am a lucky girl. My favorite brother H. is studying abroad in London right now and he has been sending me and G. the best postcards from his travels. The other day I came home from work and saw that I had a package from H.!

Yes! That’s right! H. got me the screenplay for “Before Sunrise” and “Before Sunset.” Not only that but he got them for me from Shakespeare and Company in Paris, where the first scene of “Before Sunset” takes place. As you may know from reading Hart Beat, these two movies are two of my favorite movies of all time. If you haven’t seen them, you really should invest some time Hart Beat. 
Jesse
What if you’re grandmother had lived another week, or died a week earlier, maybe days? Things might have been very different. I believe that.

Celine
But you can’t think like that.

Jesse
I know you shouldn’t on most things, but on this one, something was off. Forgive me this, but in the moths leading up to my wedding, I was thinking of you all the time. And on the way there, I’m in the car with a buddy of mine, staring out the window as he drove downtown. It was raining, and I thought I saw you, not far from the church, folding up an umbrella, walking into a deli on the corner of Broadway and about Thirteenth. I thought I was hallucinating, and now I know it was probably you!

Celine
I lived on Fifteenth and University.

Jesse
See, I’m not crazy.

The dreamcatcher

I am so nervous for the election so here is a little post that will hopefully distract you while the votes come in.

As an apartment warming present my mom got me this beautiful dream catcher. What do you think Hart Beat? Ever since I was little my family and I have been going to the same island in Maine for a couple of weeks in August and the dreamcatcher actually comes from that island. One of the families on the island makes traditional Native American artwork. They have beautiful baskets, moccasins, leather art and handmade dreamcatchers that they sell all summer long from their home perched on the edge of a beach on the island.

I was so happy to get this dreamcatcher and put it up in my Brooklyn room as soon as I moved in. It reminds me of Maine and also, I hope, keeps my wild and epic dreams in check.

The dreamcatcher

I am so nervous for the election so here is a little post that will hopefully distract you while the votes come in.

As an apartment warming present my mom got me this beautiful dream catcher. What do you think Hart Beat? Ever since I was little my family and I have been going to the same island in Maine for a couple of weeks in August and the dreamcatcher actually comes from that island. One of the families on the island makes traditional Native American artwork. They have beautiful baskets, moccasins, leather art and handmade dreamcatchers that they sell all summer long from their home perched on the edge of a beach on the island.

I was so happy to get this dreamcatcher and put it up in my Brooklyn room as soon as I moved in. It reminds me of Maine and also, I hope, keeps my wild and epic dreams in check.

The right whale

Hi everyone. I hope that you’re all safe and sound from Hurricane Sandy. I’ve been reading all day about the recovery effort to help those who were hurt or lost homes or more in the storm. It’s so sad and overwhelming. Luckily G. and I faired well in Greenpoint. My heart does go out to all those in the city and in the Northeast in general who were more affected by the storm. My beloved WNYC has listed a great way to help those in need here

On another note, my college roommate G. sent me an amazing picture tonight of my favorite animal. Probably those who are reading this blog know that whales and more specifically, the north atlantic right whale is my favorite animal of all time. (Obviously with the exclusion of Bruno.) The north atlantic right whale is one of the most endangered whales in the world and there are roughly 300 alive today. Aren’t these pictures amazing? Someday I want to see a right whale breaching. Honestly, one of the reasons I could never live far from the ocean is because of how much I love this animal. How can you not really?
The picture from C.
I’m not sure what type of whale this is but I love him anyway.

The right whale

Hi everyone. I hope that you’re all safe and sound from Hurricane Sandy. I’ve been reading all day about the recovery effort to help those who were hurt or lost homes or more in the storm. It’s so sad and overwhelming. Luckily G. and I faired well in Greenpoint. My heart does go out to all those in the city and in the Northeast in general who were more affected by the storm. My beloved WNYC has listed a great way to help those in need here

On another note, my college roommate G. sent me an amazing picture tonight of my favorite animal. Probably those who are reading this blog know that whales and more specifically, the north atlantic right whale is my favorite animal of all time. (Obviously with the exclusion of Bruno.) The north atlantic right whale is one of the most endangered whales in the world and there are roughly 300 alive today. Aren’t these pictures amazing? Someday I want to see a right whale breaching and I have considered going to San Diego whale watching to try and see one, but I’m waiting for the right time to go and see them. Honestly, one of the reasons I could never live far from the ocean is because of how much I love this animal. How can you not really?
The picture from C.
I’m not sure what type of whale this is but I love him anyway.

Don’t know how

Hi Hart Beat. I have an amazing song for you here. I know that about a week ago I wrote to you all about the amazing band honeyhoney and they’re addictive song “Turn that Finger Around” but tonight I wanted to share another one of their amazingly beautiful songs that I can’t stop listening to/ singing along to.

And I remembered how S. knows honeyhoney! Apparently her brothers best friend in high school was Ben Jaffe. I know, I am eternally jealous too. Anyway, enjoy this song tonight Hart Beat.

I sold all my clothes
To get rid of your smell
I smashed all the clocks
That had the right time to tell me
How long it has been
Since we parted ways
Don’t know how to leave you
When I wanna stay.

“Don’t Know How” – honeyhoney

Don’t know how

Hi Hart Beat. I have an amazing song for you here. I know that about a week ago I wrote to you all about the amazing band honeyhoney and they’re addictive song “Turn that Finger Around” but tonight I wanted to share another one of their amazingly beautiful songs that I can’t stop listening to/ singing along to.

And I remembered how S. knows honeyhoney! Apparently her brothers best friend in high school was Ben Jaffe. I know, I am eternally jealous too. Anyway, enjoy this song tonight Hart Beat.

I sold all my clothes
To get rid of your smell
I smashed all the clocks
That had the right time to tell me
How long it has been
Since we parted ways
Don’t know how to leave you
When I wanna stay.

“Don’t Know How” – honeyhoney