Monday, May 13, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Notes on a Weekend
*Photo taken by me in Prospect Park on 5/11/2013
It was supposed to rain all day on Saturday. I love making plans, and as such, made a ton of plans for us that involved staying safely indoors. But, by some stroke of luck, Saturday turned out to be really beautiful. It was the second warm day in a row, and something about that made me finally feel like spring was making its way towards Brooklyn. We spent part of the afternoon walking around Prospect Park and I got so excited scheming up summer plans. A few thoughts!
1. New York in best in the summer, but sometimes the season ends and I realize I didn’t do one of the handful of things that happen only during this season. This year, I plan to spend an hour adding to my calendar all of the Prospect Park shows, Brooklyn Bridge Park movies, and other outdoor events I want to attend. I’m guessing I will only make it to about half of the things that are on my calendar but I like the idea of realizing that a free night nicely coincides with seeing a show in the park. I suggest you do the same! A few links to get you started:
2. When T and I were wandering in the park I remembered how when my brothers visited last year we played Frisbee golf in the park one night. I first learned to play in college, where we would make up our own course as we walked around the campus. All you need to play is one Frisbee per person/team. The players/teams take turns picking the “hole” (ie: a tree or a streetlamp) and setting the par (ie: 3 throws to hit the lamppost). You keep score the same way you do in golf, by keeping track of how many points based on going under or over par. It’s a nice way to stretch your legs after spending the day in the office, but since it is a pretty low intensity sport you won’t mind being out in the summer heat.
3. I get up really early on the weekend, sometimes even earlier than I get up for work. I love the idea that the whole day is mine and that I can spend it doing whatever I want. I can normally be found at the Target on Atlantic Ave around 8am most weekends. Mostly because I think I may have a slight Target addiction, but also because no one else is there and I can browse everything in peace. I found this great jug and can’t wait to break it out for summer picnics in the park. On Wednesday I’ll share a post about what summer drinks I plan to make in the pitcher, as well as featuring some picnic supplies we picked up recently in the neighborhood.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
“A truly MINDBLOWING lesson on the origin of American Southern accents.” (via bestrooftalkever:doctorbeifong)
Y’all never heard that certain Southern accents are closest to what Shakespearean English actually sounded like?
Y’all better learn.
PS: I tried my damndest to find the source/genius mimic behind this audio but I cannot. Damn you, tumblr. Show some respect.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Richmond, capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia. A vital crossroads for so much American history.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012
M. Matisse, I offer you this brief poem
Out of love for you,
And I offer it for the sake
Of the sanity of places I have wandered in,
And I offer it for the sake of whatever
Beauty and heartbreak I can imagine.
James Wright, from “The Last Day in Paris”
Art Credit Eleanor Davis and Katherine Guillen via Booooooom
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
July came on with that breathless, brilliant heat which makes the plains of Kansas and Nebraska the best corn country in the world. It seemed as if we could hear the corn growing in the night; under the stars one caught a faint crackling in the dewy, heavy-odoured corn fields where the feathered stalks stood so juicy and green.
My Ántonia by Nebraska author Willa Cather (via netnewsnebraska)
I had forgotten that I picked this book up at a sale this past winter. Seems like a good time to finally read it.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Starting RIGHT NOW, you can head over to the Bryant Park Plaza at 40th Street and Fifth Avenue and grab lunch at one of five rotating food trucks that will be parked there during the summer.
The NYPL has partnered with the New York City Food Truck Association and Bryant Park to bring lunch to…
I had already decided to start actually taking a lunch break at least once a week during the summer. Now I know where I’m heading.
Happy First Day of Summer - also known as the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. Here we have Summer Girl #3, a bathing beauty bedecked in the latest bathing suit style of 1910, with a bonnet to protect against the water and wind no less! We hope your Summer is grand and that you have some time to enjoy the beach, but we recommend not wearing heels while walking on sand.
I would have forgotten about the longest day of the year if it wasn’t for NYPL!
Do you always watch for the longest day of the year and then miss it? I always watch for the longest day in the year and then miss it.
Daisy, The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)