Thursday, September 9, 2010

september eighth two thousand and ten

Today I ... went to Duzan's last night with P, shared a sandwich and strawberry-kiwi snapple drink. went to bed around 1ish am. got up at 7 am. each doing our thing until 9:40 am when I ran out the door for my interview. (two best morning online finds? Ryan Jones (one of my OSU peeps!) is going to be in Antigua for 2 years as his Peace Corps stint, and he is keeping a blog... which reminds me, gotta find link to Tony Wong's blog again... AND that ^Elmo made an open call on youtube^ to submit a question - and he will answer some of them!)

had my interview from 11 am-noon (was there by like 10:40! yay!). was out until 2ish. went 34th street (I guess 34th/penn station on the C or B?) on the way home and ended up in herald square. got mickey d's ice cream cone, also did this thing kraft was doing about feeding america - i don't know, got some free kraft coupons and food. from 2ish-3:30ish was by myself at apartment/P's place, eating lunch and the like. gathering my things in backpack. etc.

330ish-5:23 pm was with P. in Peter G's convertible to Brooklyn. Then hoping on the L to ?8th Ave then the B (C? something?) to Penn Station-34th Street. Until we found the line for P to catch the train (buy his ticket) to Newark airport. I went and got myself blood orange (and a 1/4 mango) sorbet in the row of Penn Station, also the last missing piece of ^burts bees lip balm^ (the regular beeswax is classic. love pomegranate, got the mango recently but yet to use, now at the duane reade got the acai berry (rejuvenating)! have never seen but would like to try ^Res-Q^).

Went to Herald Square.. over to the "park" areas and sat down and ate my stuff. I saw a group of three gals, two with red hair, one with really bright/bold (and pretty) red hair.. and I wondered if it was ^@karahaupt^. so i did a ^tweet^ about it. oh and somewhere around here got a pumpkin & cream cheese muffin from starbucks (and no, did not eat it-will tomorrow in little bits over the day. I had to use the bathroom and that was what I could find)

I then went to Canal Street (obviously going to Chinatown). Wandered my way (by foot) to Grand Street, but fruit market places were closed. Somehow in Chinatown I thought I put $10 (two $5) in my pocket, but ended up with only one when I got to my dinner place. So I got dumplings (pork&cabbage-8-boiled)... & then right before subway I got milk tea (with boba bubbles, and kiwi flavor). Hopped on the subway, rode home eating dumplings and drinking my tea. waited for a longggg (well it seemed long) time for the m60, but did get it, and rode it home.

tonight i am chatting on twitter/gmail... reading my twitter feed, with a bit of tumblr thrown in, a bit of google reader, getting directions for saturday, loving ^THIS^ post .. and omg, you can get so so lost at the pretty via the Mad Men Casting Call Contest ^website^. L&O:UK (which might just be my second favorite L&O after the original. L&O CI and SVU have had their moments off/on over the years, and LOLA is too early to tell) is BACK with season 3 starting tomorrow.. and I can't help but be a tiny bit excited. :)

oh and in random celeb news..super super minor (but still "aw, MAN..")... LFO's (of that 1999 pop song "Summer Girls") lead singer, Rich Cronin, died today of a battle with leukemia. He was 35 years old. (via ^TMZ^)

Friday, September 3, 2010

9/3 with da links

Drawn To Stitch book
The Found Object In Textile Art book
Stitch, Fall 2010 magazine

color cards for sullivan's

tumblr search for elmo jimmy fallon (to do and see what comes up)

from a tumblr (A is from the sidebar B is the header of the blog):

things are complicated,
i don't know what i'm doing,
who i'm becoming,
who i am.

The Words She Wrote

Rhi ....her BLOG and her FLICKR and her TUMBLR and her TWITTER and her ETSY and her DAILYBOOTH

Kara ....her BLOG and her FLICKR and her TUMBLR and her TWITTER and her ETSY

embroidered plastic bags
eco fashion, avant-garde, and making clothes by hand

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

august was & september will

AUGUST was my first month away from home. well, at least what was my home (columbus, ohio). and starting over with a new place to call home (astoria, new york). also away from my family. i miss and love them, some moments more than others. was my first celebrity encounter. from going to the brooklyn museum of art on the opening day of Abdi Farah's exhibit. i ended up meeting Abdi and most of the cast from Work of Art. was spending time with Peter, my BFF. talking, chilling, watching tv, going out and about, trips to the grocery store, advice/brainstorming sessions, misunderstandings (not that many) was pounding pavement. - filling out job applications, handing out resumes, looking around online. was exploring The City and the subway system. was discovering the best places to buy food and fresh fruit and even a little candy. was gaining a tiny obsession with friendship bracelets, embroidery floss, japanese craft books (embroidery, sewing, bracelets, etc). - even finding two bookstores in bryant park area!! :) was saying goodbye to six feet under. starting mad men together (peter+i). continuing its always sunny, louie, parks and recreation. lamenting the loss of six feet under & wishing modern family was back on the air. was becoming the fruit dealer. living in the delicate ecosystem of the rainforest as toucan sam.

SEPTEMBER will be saying goodbye to peter. luckily not forever, just his trip to asia for two months. (leaves weds sept 8) will bring tasty foods. apple anything (pie, crisp, cider, or even just plain!), hot chocolate, eggnog, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, cranberry sauce, turkey+stuffing+mashed potatoes casserole, sweet potatoes, halloween candy, cinnamon spice, and more. will have me wearing sweaters and hoodies and tshirts for layers/layering. and jeans/skirts. perhaps even the appearance of tights if anyone is so lucky. will mark the beginning of my new friendship with kara. i am nervous she will not like me or be "too cool" or whatever. but we are in the same area and i've adored her blog/classes/etsy/twitter etc. etc. for years now. i will not forgive myself if I don't at least TRY. will contain the spark that jump starts my favorite season. i love the colors. the weather. the back to school vibe (i'm a sucker for school supplies even when I don't go to school). the energy and spirit. will have me think more. create more. hesitate less. procrastinate less. will end (if not already) misc tv shows... but this is the month where most of the shows "start" for the year.

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