Friday, August 13, 2010

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to read: ( Why I Live at the P.O. by Eudora Welty)


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memorable day

yesterday was a beautiful fall/autumn day (september) in NYC/New York. :)

From just recently finishing my first quarter at OSU (in which I got As in Intro to African Lit & 19th century Russian Lit, and a B- in Drugs & Modern Society), to spending a few days cleaning up my room / craft space/ upstairs bathroom at my house, to pack my bags for NY at the same time...I came here for a few weeks to relax, spend time with my friends, etc.

So I was doing my thing... working on craft projects, reading blogs, sleeping in, using the evenings/weekends to get quality friend time in...

Then yesterday I went and had a big adventure. My BFF had a work meeting in the I figured, hey, what the heck? Let me go with.

As much as I love Six Feet Under, painting on the porch with acrylics, designing art projects, Flight of the Conchords, finishing Firefly/Serenity, talking, laughing, planning my future, sleeping in a cool room, Michael's within walking distance, sleeping in, having nibbles of Frosty's and other tasties, 14 months and talks and shiny, and so much more... it will be terribly sad to go. This is my home, which I've felt since earlier this year... but back in Ohio: Ready to get my package from Elsie (I ordered it at the start of the week, and it didn't arrive before I left.. and now it'll be 2 1/2 weeks by the time I get home, so I hope it is there), whatever misc mail I got, misc tv shows (start of ANTM, getting to end if not actually over of Burn Notice, L&O:CI, The Cleaner..and fall season means shows start back up again, and want to try out Fringe and Dollhouse, not sure of anything else?), be around my family, get books/$$ & all else straight before fall quarter, continue to search for a job at school (or on High St. if necessary)..although I might have an interview already lined up, get Vitamin D levels fixed, JURY DUTY (so looking forward to it..), etc.

(wow, this post was in my draft folder. -T 8/13/10)
Today I love....

ONE specific blog (or other places) posts

A) Wednesday magic (over at Kara's blog)
B) I'm giving away art (over at colorgirl's blog)
C) OhHiShop - Stitches (over at her flickr site)
D) Lunch Bag Tutorial Round-Up & Giveaway (on the Sew Mama Sew! blog)
E) Win 26 Alphabet Set embroidery patterns - deadline August 31 (on Sew Mama Sew! blog/flickr)
F) teal + turquoise (via a new blog love "emma lamb")
G) build your own cupcake download (via vol25's blog)
H) new embroidery project (via cornflower blue studio's blog)

TWO Sesame Street

..on tumblr
..on twitter
..on facebook
..season 41 press kit

THREE Abdi/Work of Art ...the winning exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum will be opening tomorrow, August 14 and there through October 17. (see here)

I am so happy that my favorites; Peregrine, Miles, and Abdi were the final three. I loved the story, passion, and energy from Miles's work, but it was a bit too abstract at the end for me. Peregrine had my favorite - the throwing up drawings, the whimsical feel, the ponies - extensions of her winning piece from a previous week, the stunning baby fawn piece. Abdi really amazed me in his final piece of the show (the nature challenge). I liked his stuff early on, but more recently his work had been sub-par. It was nice to see him shine in the end, I love the concept and vision of his work and I look forward to seeing in person at least once (if not a few times) the whole package live/in person during his two months stint at the museum.

Oh, and I follow Peregrine's blog and twitter (website - birdies panties ), Abdi's blog and twitter, Miles's website along with Nicole's twitter and various other folks (Jaime Lynn website). - I hope there is a season 2! This is the best thing on Bravo since my other reality show love, Project Runway!!

Peregrine Honig
…and suddenly, everything became very clear
An installation of sketches and drawings
(for The Dolphin Gallery this fall)


astoria, new york. yes, indeed. i love the fruit stands. i love the food choices (favorites are united bros fruit company in astoria, chinatown in "da city" overall, and the grocery store at the end of the N/Q train). i think i had more to say here, but I seemed to have misplaced my brain.

FIVE the locals:
laila grainawi - williamsburg, new york (her blog)
kara haupt - brooklyn, new york (her blog, twitter, tumblr, flickr, etsy, etc)
joetta maue - brooklyn, new york (blog, flickr, etc.)
(and there are more, those are just a few that come to mind)

*getting bracelets from Mimii ...a package from her coming who knows when!
*winning this prize from samantha kira/journal girl!
*mail from my dad yesterday including an EW that was sent to my Ohio apartment.
*mail wednesday from Queens Public Library
*mail tuesday from cute etsy shop (fabric & sashiko thread sampler!) & official FS packet.


Originally uploaded by wildolive
um, can we say WOW? :)