Saturday, July 18, 2009

"This is what it was like in the 1800s..."

Tomorrow I leave for Maine for a few days. Tomorrow Hillary leaves for camp for two weeks. Yesterday, Grace got back from Spain. TONIGHT we are all together (minus Ian) for the first time in awhile.

The past few days have been good, relaxing, etc. I was supposed to be in Chicago but that got fucked up. Oh well.

BUT THE MOST RIDICULOUS THING HAPPENED. Houston and I were on the lake hanging out on the boat when we heard this huge CRACK and saw this giant blue explosion (a tree taking down multiple power lines) and then saw all of the lights in the park go out (that is a lot of electricity fyi). The first thing I thought was, "who on EARTH is setting off fireworks right now?" It was so bizarre, the tree literally fell out of no where. Also it was very strange seeing the park in complete darkness. We called the copz and they fixed it, the end!

I went sailing for the first time in years with Hillary the other day. It was so much fun! There was so much wind. I forgot how much fun sailing was. I think we are going to go again today since it's supposed to be nice out. I skippered for the first time in years and I wasn't so great at the beginning but I eventually got the hang of it. Also, rigging/de-rigging the boat started to make sense again.

Tonight will be fun and then tomorrow I drive for 12 hours with three boys in the back of the car. Wish me luck.

Here are some pictures from sailing/exploring:

we hiked so far up!

this happened a few times...

it started to POUR as we were de-rigging the boat

sushi on the lake

Hillary got hit by a UPS truck, it left a nice little mark.


Houston on our hike/exploration the other day

Nick + Houston

my cute puppy asleep on the balcony

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The most active I've ever been

Today Nikki, Houston and I decided to find Mountain Lake. It's this lake in Tuxedo Park/Tuxedo that I never knew existed until recently and we found it totally ridiculous that in all our years living in this town we never visited it. So, after lunch we set off on an adventure. We started to take a trail but then for some reason we decided to venture off that trail (which, would have ultimately led us to our destination a lot quicker/more safely) and make our own path.

We climbed mountains, ran into wildlife, and a few times contemplated if it was really worth all the struggle. Well, once we finally reached the top of the steepest cliff yet, we saw the light reflecting slightly off of...what?! is that water?! yes! yes it is!

It stopped there because there was really no defined shoreline so we kind of just sat for awhile and examined our wounds. On our way back, we got a little lost but found the original trail and got back to our cars.

I went into the pool for the first time in like, two years. Then, I was forced to swim 50 butterfly and 50 freestyle in a swim meet. I lost and I still have water in my ears but it was fun.

I then hung out with Nikki for awhile at his house. We watched his cousin's show and then went over to Houston's and played Mortal Kombat. As always, Ian was the Flash and used that one supermove constantly and won without any struggle.

We decided to go see Harry Potter 6 at midnight. It was fun, it was long...Hillary and I laughed the entire time. As we were all leaving this one kid dropped all of his Skittles and everyone stared at him, his family frozen in the act, and he goes, "Great! JUST GREAT!" Perfect ending. I got home around 3:45 am which is honestly so late. I should go to bed now.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Registered for classes!

Here is what my first semester of college at Parsons looks like:

Design 1: Line to Pixel - 3:00 pm to 8:40 pm

Drawing 1 - 3:00 pm to 5:40 pm w/ John Berens

No classes

Critical Reading & Writing 1 - 12:00 pm to 2:40 pm
Persp World Art & Design 1 - 3:00 pm to 5:40 pm w/ Bradley Collins

Freshman Seminar I - 9:00 am to 2:40 pm w/ Colin Stearns

I'm pretty happy with my schedule, love that I have a break in the middle of the week.

Friday, July 10, 2009

So far, so good.

I haven't updated lately because I have been having too much fun doing a whole lot of nothing much. Days are being spent in Tuxedo for the most part. Hanging out with "the crew." I had everyone up for the fireworks in Tuxedo and then we went to Peter Regna's house for his party. Ridiculous. Love it. Everyone came over after. Fun stuff.

Decided I am going back to Paris this winter if I can round up enough cash. I'm going to start selling prints of my photos so if anyone wants one...holla @ me.

Saw Titus Andronicus and Real Estate at The Whitney Museum today. So good. Why was I so lazy when it came to Real Estate? Seriously blown away! Those photos will be up on BV soon.


the lake



Houston + Ian

Hillary and Claire