A list of Summer Shenanigans

Note: This post was originally published on my (now) old Tumblr on June 21st, 2013.

Hi Friends! Happy Friday!

Oddly enough, it seems as if Friday has become my regular posting day.

I have a couple things to update you on but my computer died earlier this week so I couldn’t upload my photos. Luckily, one of the IT guys at my job fixed it for free:) So, she’s back up and running and I hope to get a couple posts up early next week!

In the mean time I’ve been compiling a little list of the things I want to do this Summer. I was even nice and added links to most of the items below. It finally stopped raining and is feeling a bit more like Summer, and I’m so happy about that!

Here is my list in no particular order of importance:

Astoria Green Market in Socrates Sculpture Park

NY Philharmonic in Central Park

Beach (maybe Jersey Shore? LBI?)

Moma – Rain Room

Take Trapeze Lessons

Shows – I’ll Eat You Last

             Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike

             Pippin

             Cinderella

Shakespeare in the Park (If I win Virtual lotto – I did the line up at 6am thing once. That was enough.)

Movies – Monsters U

              World War Z

              Man of Steel

              The Bling Ring

              Stuck in Love

              Girl Most Likely

              The Way Way Back

A few of these things I’ve done before but would love to do again! I kind of want to put this list on my sidebar so I can keep you up to date as I go but I haven’t figured that out in the html code yet. So, we’ll see. Either way, I promise posts-a-plenty on the above happenings!

Have a lovely weekend!

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This Summer….

I survived a hurricane.

I went shopping at the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market and bought some vintage earrings

I saw Midnight in Paris (and now I want to move there)

I saw Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows pt. 2 at midnight, in Imax 3D, with 7 friends, while dressing like a member of Gryffindor

I went to Broadway Bares and saw some very good looking people dance around on stage scantily clad (all for charity of course)

Gay marriage was legalized in NYC and I am so happy for all my friends here who now have equal rights!

I went to some cookouts where Cocoa was very popular

I learned the joys of instagram

I learned how to disable auto-correct on Talulah (my iphone 4) (settings => general => keyboard =>auto-correct=> onoff)

And finally…..drum roll please…..I reached 3 years of living in NYC! Actually, it has been 3 years and 5 days since arriving, 3 years and 4 days since my mom drove back to SC, and 3 years and 3 days since I had my first full day in NYC all by my (grown up?) self.

Some of these events deserve photos. I will try to post a few soon. Many additional lovely events occurred this Summer which deserve longer posts that I will also hopefully write sooner rather than later.

Happy labor day, friends!

Independence, year 234

First let me post some photos from July 4th.

I and some of my dear friends hung out in Astoria on a rooftop where we had a view of the Manhattan skyline.

The Macy’s fireworks display was on the West side of Manhattan. You may be thinking “Gosh, that’s a bummer since they were across from the East side of Manhattan,” but you would be mistaken. Actually the fireworks behind the skyline were pretty magnificent as the photos below (hopefully) demonstrate.



Skyline Pre-fireworks. I love this place!


Katherine, Sarah, and me. Such love ladies.


Pep and I:)


Darin and I. I didn't realize that the camera was zoomed in when Pep was taking the photo and he didn't zoom out. Luckily, it turned out pretty good anyway:)


Pep, Darin, and Wade. Don't they look like little kids?


The street from the roof. Nothing spectacular, I just like the way this photo turned out. There were some people setting off fireworks in the street but after a cop car passed by the moved to the roof.

After a lovely time on the roof we retreated back to Darin’s apartment where we played circle of death and charades:)

I should also mention that pre-fireworks Darin cooked up some yummy burgers, hotdogs, and veggie burgers. I brought desert (cinnamon sticks….one of my specialties) and of course there were the standard potato chips, beer, and cheese puffs! I had not had a cheese puff in years until July 4th. No reason, just don’t regularly encounter them which is probably a good thing for my waist line. They were delicious!

All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed America’s Birthday. She’s getting up there but she looks great for her age, doesn’t she?;)