August 24, 2009

My sweet little room.

I love my room, now*.

Lower East Side isn't half bad, either.

Being a teacher sounds pretty good, too.

I guess I shouldn't have been worried...


*Except for the must be a million degrees in here. Yikes!

August 22, 2009

Since I'm Moving, Now.

I am officially moving to New York today. Despite the fact that it's been three months since my move from Chicago, I feel a bit like today is my first break from my old city. I am sure this is because I have been living with my parents... which feels a bit more like a school vacation than a move.

So, here's my ode to Chicago... a very cute Budweiser ad I picked up from A Cup of Jo.

Onward and Upward! All Together Now!


August 21, 2009

The Mysterious Book Club Society.

I am in a book club.

The members range in age from 11.5 to 23.5.

We will be varying our locations between NYC, suburban NJ, and a nearby university.

We are all sisters, and the book of the month is "The Mysterious Benedict Society".

How can you resist a cover like that?!


August 18, 2009

Mountains, Moving, and Monroe Bisque.

I am back, having hiked the Alps.

If ever I must leave the country I love and live somewhere new, by all means let it be Switzerland.

'Real life' (and my job) begins this coming Monday, and so this week I am moving, little by little, into my little room-to-live-in on the Lower East Side. My living space is tiny, but I will pay no rent (and love little spaces) so I have decided there is no reason to complain. Plus, it's got a fearfully high ceiling...which I think will be exciting and fun to tweak around with. I am thinking of putting in some floating bookshelves, 10 feet off the floor. With a little rolling stepladder, I can be Audrey in 'Funny Face' when I go up for a book.

I am painting my room just the color of my bedroom here in my parents' house. Why not? Monroe Bisque makes the room so cozy.

I am basing my design daydream for the room on a painting I made a year and some ago, set in a favorite Evanston bookshop.

Very teacherly, I think.

More to come, assuredly, when New York assaults me with things to talk about...


August 9, 2009

A break ( after a break. )

Well... camp #2 kept me busy. (And cranky.) I haven't posted here in a while.

I am headed off for a last bout of relaxation, pre-job, today. I'll be here:

Au revoir / Auf Wiedersehen.