Monday, August 22, 2011

#Randomosities: The "What I've Been Doing With My Life/Summer Instead of Blogging The Stuff I Said I'd Blog" Edition!



Hello again! 

I know I've been MIA for quite a while, but forgive me, dear readers -- I was enjoying my summer!  I'm sure (and hope) that you've all been doing the same!  In the intervening time, I've since acquired new obsessions and favorites across the interwebs and the East Coast alike.  As always, I'd like to share them with you.




Pinterest was first brought to my attention by Thesanica about a year ago, but I barely used my account until recently.  I found that it's a great way to look up inspiring photos and things, and the perfect platform to use when you want to organize said inspiration.  So, if you're interested in seeing what I'm currently into aesthetically, click on the link above!

  





As I have previously mentioned, sometime before the summer started, I've been keeping a reading list for the summer, of which I have read 5 so far (According to my Goodreads profile, at this rate, I'm about 14 books behind.  Very encouraging, no?).  I'll try to see if I can be good to my word and post a few books I've read, as well as the many others I'm still dying to read.





Quality Girl Time.  

Sometime back in July, one of my best friends Kawa came up from Florida -- where she's currently doing grad studies; go girl! -- and we spent a whole day journeying all over downtown Manhattan.  We started at Chelsea Market, where we had some of the best grilled cheese sandwiches ever -- and believe me, as a self-professed grilled cheese connoisseur, I would know -- before trekking to the nearby High Line, where we discovered Rainbow City & The Lot on Tap.  After which, we discovered a lovely French patisserie nearby and had a great, hour-long conversation over lattes and tiramisu.

Recently, I've also gotten to see some of the girls from the Olivetree: Crystal, Victoria & Malvina -- we went to Cunningham Park in good ol' Queens to catch a screening of RENT!  You know I definitely sang and danced along!*

Also, before she left to go to gay Par-ee (ahem, that'd be Paris), I got to spend some time with the bestie, Patti, on a pre-birthday shindig.  Tried a fishbowl for the first time that night, but unfortunately did not get quite as "schnockered" as I'd hoped expected after having that and about two Amaretto Sours.**  Let's just say that maybe I'll try not to have so much bubble tea before I go out... 




The Jersey Shore. 

No, not the show.  This summer saw my family and I spending a lot of time in New Jersey, particularly in both Atlantic City & Wildwood Crest, which was quite fun and relaxing, indeed.  I had told myself that I'd at least get some sun, and this summer I got three weeks of sun, so it was definitely worth it!  More pictures to come soon!


Some other things that made me happy: Those moments where you have long conversations about New York City (Crystal), as well as relationships (Patti) and feeling grateful for having these people in your life that you can have such conversations with; Tory and I knowing every lyric to La Vie Boheme; being able to have comfortable silences with someone; getting the internet back!!!; wearing shorts after years of shunning them (goodbye Bermudas, hello sexy-ness!); lying under the sun and getting a nice tanline; gettin' back to just good, ol' fashioned, harmless flirting; being able to just enjoy someone else's company and laughing all night without any added pressure; getting back into the groove of writing!






"Lover, You Should've Come Over" - Jeff Buckley
Currently on heavy rotation.  This song's definitely been helping me write. :)



"Doo-Wah-Doo" - Kate Nash
On a bit of a Kate Nash kick, lately.  Everyone should go read her blog!









ELECTRA HEART
PART ONE: "Fear and Loathing"
PART TWO: "Radioactive"
Recently, Marina Diamandis of Marina & the Diamonds revealed two new videos as part of a new side project called ELECTRA HEART.  

"Electra Heart is the antithesis of everything that I stand for. And the point of introducing her and building a whole concept around her is that she stands for the corrupt side of American ideology, and basically that's the corruption of yourself. My worst fear - that's anyone's worst fear - is losing myself and becoming a vacuous person. And that happens a lot when you're very ambitious." 
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Good to know the girls are back and better than ever -- and so am I!
jess




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*Unfortunately, no photographic evidence of this exists.
**Yeah, there's definitely no photographic evidence of this!!

2 comments:

  1. Hrmmmm, I think I might get on board with this Pinterest site!

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  2. You should! You can even download a "button" onto your bookmarks bar, so whenever you see something interesting, you can instantly pin it! :)

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