Wednesday, September 23, 2015

sounds good to me.

because this picture needed to be posted somewhere: throwin' it back to 90's popsicles in the park, summer '15

"i think self-doubt is healthy.  it pushes you, and humbles you, and i would really hate to be one of the three people in the universe who are actually well-rounded, because then you can't relate to anybody else's inner shit." 
- anna kendrick 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

my lately

confession: i cried when we moved J out of his little place in williamsburg.  he comforted me by saying "i would be crying too if i wasn't so stressed about getting all this crap out of here!" (which ended up being true, as i didn't shed one tear as i lugged my whole life from harlem to penn station before i got on a train to DC) but his words didn't really help at the time.  i loved that little space, and the more and more i think about it, the more and more i realize that i will probably not be able to afford such a prime location in the near future.  i was literally reading a blog yesterday about new york city real estate and the section on williamsburg had a big "L-O-L" typed next to it, because attempting to find affordable housing in that neighborhood is laughable. 

this week in DC, we had two days of really cool weather. there was a certain nip in the air that was previoulsy absent, a small chill that required an extra light layer. sorry florida, but i'm so thankful that i still live in a city that has seasons - as if how much i miss new york wasn't already a thing, the absence of seasons the next few months would really be a slap in the face.  cannot wait for sweater weather and apple cider donuts and all the other things that this season brings.

"autumn carries more gold in its pockets than all the other seasons." 
- jim bishop 

Monday, September 7, 2015

taking stock: september.

making: a few more of these to fill up shop
cooking: working my way through this guy with a friend - 1 recipe down, 34335938 to go
drinking: homemade lattes & lots and lots of afternoon tea = saving money, working life style
reading: all the light we cannot see with the rest of the literate world & my book club
watching: an episode (or 2, or 3, or 4...) of arrested development
wanting: to figure out life's next step
looking: forward to fall in DC
wasting: away time while i relish my new-to-me homework-free weekends
wishing: this three-day-weekend could last longer
enjoying: a new foodie scene in philadelphia
waiting: for J to finish studying so we can go to the market
liking: the murals all over philadelphia
wondering: if my right knee will hold up during my next half marathon
loving: when we run into J's new school friends, and how every time "they've heard a lot about me"
hoping: this week turns out to be an easy one
marveling: at how i can never escape tourists, no matter the city i live in (orlando.... nyc.... dc...)
needing: a few shots of espresso
smelling: that quintessential city summer smell
wearing: working girl's clothes, "business casual" if you will
following: all the new fiber art artisans i can follow
knowing: that everything takes time
feeling: hopeful.

*inspired by here

"it's so hard to leave - until you leave. and then it's the easiest goddamned thing in the world."
- john green, paper towns  

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