i start grad school next week
i’m going to new haven tonight. expect more photos to be added to places i didn’t go to college
i’m cooking dinner for award winning director matthew petock tomorrow night and i’ve decided upon this:
here is a great website where you can get an amazing assortment of classic jazz albums for free:
“Text your location to 767222 at anytime, 24/7, and SMS Cab will respond to your request within three minutes on the status of your car. You’ll receive your driver’s information, including car number and cellphone. You will be sent a text message when your driver has arrived.” (via, third item)
(Williamsburg-only right now, but all of Brooklyn by summer’s end)
i wrote a post about how i want to run away from the city and live in nature…but after rereading it i had to revise. i don’t think that i would appreciate nature as much as i do now if i didn’t live in new york (or any major city for that matter). to wake up to the sound of a jackhammer and then to go to bed with the train rumbling underneath the window…to walk to and from work every day seeing the same concrete slabs, stores and other unnecessaries really makes me pause to reflect on the decisions that i’ve made thus far in my post college life. do i really want to confine myself to the chaos that is any major metropolis, or could i run away from it all and support myself in the country, surrounded by nature and living objects.
i feel so complete right now. a beautiful yellow lab lying at my feet, the lake is calm and inviting…the weather is cool and crisp. i can hear loons calling to each other across the water. i envy people who are able to free themselves from the constraints of our society. we’re taught to work hard and be successful. fame is everything. art is everything. but then, to come here, it is as if i haven’t been able to breathe until now. my muscles have finally been able to relax and i realize that this is what it means to be alive. that this is what we work so hard for…so that at some point we can spend the summer in a place like this.
what makes this place so wonderful, besides for the obvious stunning physical beauty of it, is that it allows one to reevaluate, to change directions…to get back to ones true self…
why even try to adapt proust to the big screen? this is one film that i will not be watching.
jean-pierre melville’s film, army of shadows, is spectacular. make sure that you rent the criterion collection edition.
they have wireless internet up here…
…and i don’t have the self control to not use it.
i keep checking to see if Obama has made his VP announcement yet. who do you think its going to be? i like Gov. Kaine from Virginia…but i have a horrible track record of choosing winners.
i will not be able to update for a few days due to a lack of internet. photos from the trip to be expected.