My idols aka I can’t even dance this well now…
New York Forever
Current state of emotions on move-in day: Excited, nervous, freaking out but also calm. I’m pretty sure after tomorrow at 9 am (8 am? When do workshops even start? What is my schedule? Where am I living? All questions that would be nice to have answered before I arrived on campus) I will be without a life for the next 6 weeks. Well, as declared our high school French books: Allez-viens!
Belated Mother’s Day Dinner Menu (aka my IOU mother’s day present that I included in the card I sent to mom from school that she repeatedly reminded me to follow through on until I sat down to plan the meal yesterday morning):
Having faux-mother’s & father’s day so close together is stressful because tomorrow it’s time to wake up early and start all over, brunch-style…It’s hard to be the good child sometimes.
Flaws (Acoustic) | Bastille
Dig them up/Let’s finish what we started
Bookstores of New York: We asked the cartoonist Bob Eckstein to walk around New York City and draw his favorite bookstores. This is what he sent us --The New Yorker
I lost one of my favorite decorations somewhere in the fray of packing and unpacking and if I was one of my more nostalgic friends I would take it as a sign of life’s new chapters and moving on and growing up and all that but since I am me I am just pissed because where could that cute little elephant be?
Rachel Maddow shares a clip from an Al Jazeera documentary in which an Ohio State Legislator who is advocating extreme anti-abortion legislation for his state admits he never considered the matter from a woman’s perspective.
I can’t believe I was here just a few days ago and now I’m back—the fairy tale is over and real life begins.
"Slow down everyone, you’re moving too fast
Frames can’t catch you when you’re moving like that”
I can’t believe the car is packed and I am a college graduate and the next time I come back to this hill it will be as an outsider, a visitor, another alumni (one of thousands of wonderful alumni, but an alumni nonetheless). I have joined the ranks of Bill Waters and Josh Radnor and Rutherford B. Hayes and those senior girls we thought were awesome our freshman year. It is a beautifully sunny day and I just had to change my desktop weather app from Gambier to Wilton and soon I will change it again to New York and now I can’t see the screen because vision always tends to blur when you think about things like this.
Goodbye, sweet home of my last four years. You gave endless coddling at times, and tough, brutal love at others, but what is young adult life if not a short and turbulent ride on a roller coaster, anyway?