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i’m a new soul

this winter is getting more difficult to survive for reasons out of my control. ¬†first and foremost, i absolutely despise the cold temperatures, and they always just effect me negatively because i want to find a little corner and huddle there with about a billion blankets on top of me. ¬†the second reason has to do with the cold temperatures- once february hits, it seems like the snow is gone, and instead we’re plagued with ice. ¬†i can’t tell you how much i hate ice. ¬†for one, it’s so dangerous, and also it’s just not user friendly. ¬†i always get this anxious pit in my stomach when i’m walking on ice, and i just don’t like it. ¬†but i don’t want to bore you with why i’m having a difficult time this winter, instead i’d rather tell ¬†you what i’m doing to busy myself in this lonely period of the year.

break starts friday at 2pm, thankfully. ¬†it’s not so much that i need it like i need christmas break, but instead, it’s just some time to actually go do stuff that i need to do, and that i’m genuinely excited about. ¬†first and foremost, there’s a food/fashion blogger happy hour at my place of work, and i’m very excited to meet with a few folks- kate from the blueberry files, and so on, and immediately after that, i think i’m going to spend some quality time with samuel, because i won’t see him for a good amount of time from saturday onward. ¬†then the weekend boasts a dinner with marlowe at the noodle bar, working both brunches, and driving down to bos late sunday so i can wake up early to leave the country.

don’t worry, i seriously haven’t been keeping anything too big from you guys- it’s not like i’m leaving for turkey or something crazy like that. ¬†just a friendly visit to our northern neighbor- canada. ¬†no, it’s not going to be a drinking fest, but rather a visit at two possible schools i’m looking at, and a reunion with a pretty cool friend. ¬† i’ll be in montreal for 3 days, then i’ll stay another night in boston to see two of my aunts for dinner, and also to crash so i don’t have to get home ridiculously late wednesday night. ¬†the rest of the week is really unclear, because i’m left with four days to do more than i think is possible to squeeze into 96 hours. ¬†sugarloaf, bela dear, have a jersey shore party, spend some quality time with A & samuel, work two+ shifts, oh, and sleep? maybe it’s all possible, but then again, i could just have a case of being unrealistic.

in other news, restaurant week is rapidly approaching- that’s right, it’s my favorite time of year again. ¬†i have four reservations thus far, and the list can only keep growing if you look at it from my view. ¬†first is my maiden voyage to bresca (can’t say that i’ve ever been more excited about a restaurant visit), next comes a trip to district with mere, and then a trip to vignola with nellie, and finally the eve of my SATs boasts a wonderful meal at bar lola with mr. I. ¬†i think i’ll also be visiting hugo’s on a tuesday for their half of blind tasting menu, and then of course one night i’ll go somewhere with sam, maybe local or sonny’s. so i guess you can say that i’m consciously trying to make things look on the bright side, and it’s working for the most part. ¬†primarily what kills me is the cold wind when i walk outside. ¬†that makes me forget what i have to look forward to and instead makes me spiteful. ¬†don’t worry, i’m trying to work on it though.

-enfin

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you have rosy cheeks

sorry i’ve taken a little break. ¬†when i’m in classes it’s just incredibly hectic and the only thing i ever want to do is sleep, so i sleep as much as i can. ¬†that was the issue last semester- borderline sleep deprivation, which one, makes me edgy & jumpy, two, seems to make me sick all of the time, and three is never worth the momentary feeling of accomplishment. ¬†so now i’m getting back in the swing of things (hey it’s only taken me 20 days really…) and i’m trying to do as little as possible in order to sleep like a normal person. ¬†i guess i should clarify in saying that i’m just not that sociable at the moment, so i’ve been enjoying my quiet afternoons reading the world’s worst novel- the house of the spirits- and finishing all of my assignments by 10pm nightly. ¬†it’s worth it… or so i keep telling myself.

anyway, i’m sending in my submission to a play festival on monday, and at this point i’m really content with what i’ve done. ¬†it’s been such a long time since i’ve actually finished a piece of writing- so it’s a gulp of fresh air, so to speak, and an emotion i haven’t felt in a long time- pride.

i really wish i could put forth a more thoughtful post- and perhaps i will tonight, but right now i’d rather go eat dinner, finish my work, and then watch jersey shore, because snooki is in jail and i want to see what happens.

and as a crazy surprise i have posted all sorts of film that i’ve recently developed from the fall. ¬†buenos noches mis (mes?) amigos.

PS-let’s pray for a snowday for enfin.

xoxo

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indian summer spent in the mountains

this past weekend i traveled to northern new hampshire and eastern vermont all to celebrate the indian summer with my dearest A and go antiquing.  i took a roll of film, which i will be sending out soon, but for the meantime, i thought i might as well add the photos i took with my canon. 

I left school without going to yoga so I could catch a 3:30 bus to Boston and then a 6:15 bus to Littleton, NH.¬† I fancied myself a seat next to a rather dashing young student at Bowdoin, and for a good two hours, engaged in an enlightening conversation about deviled eggs and marriage.¬† After we parted, I ran to purchase my ticket to the North Country and made the bus with five minutes to spare.¬† It took a good hour and a half to get out of Boston, seeing as rush hour in the city is wretched on any Friday during the fall.¬† Perhaps three hours after leaving the city, I found myself waking up just as the bus pulled into the gas station in Littleton, where A was waiting.¬† I was desperate to see how beautiful the North Country is, but seeing as it was close to 10pm, I couldn’t enjoy the scenery.¬† Instead I found myself sitting at a wonderful little cafe called Social with A until the early hours of Saturday eating burgers and sharing our recent lives with one another.¬† Soon after I retired to a warm bed and slept until my heart’s content.

A brought me to five different antique shops over the weekend, but the ones in Bethelehem were fantastic.¬† I was given a bunch of old stills from this wonderful man named Roland, and I spent sometime at the Bethelehem Farmer’s MKT.¬† A little later on, A & I got coffee at Maia Papaya, and then we drove out to Vermont for an Indian Summer Party.¬† The drive over was beautiful.¬† All the trees were full of fantastic aged leaves, colored with gold, crimson, and burnt sienna.¬† The house was only a mere 20 miles away from our B&B but it took us a good hour to get to the cabin.¬† When we got there, we spent a while stacking our hostess’ wood, and sitting by the woodstove, looking out the huge bay windows, which held the most spectacular view of the green mountains.¬†

 

Sunday brought an excursion to Littleton, which consisted of the Littleton Farmer’s market where A & I got some bread from an organic farmer from Vermont, which was decked out in brown sugar and pecans, and then a long afternoon spent at Just L. antiques and the Littleton Bookshop.¬† We also ventured inside of Chutters, which is home to the longest candy counter in the world, where I snagged some old favorites and new favorites as well! Then we finally made our way to the Mountain View- a hotel which¬†I now despise after a terrible experience, and indulged in some spicy wings on the porch which was facing Mt. Washington.¬† We also took sometime to read in the Eisenhower Library and play chess on a human size board.¬† We ended our night watching Mad Men and eating Chicken Pot Pie in bed.¬† Did I mention that this hotel is haunted? Well, it is.

I will scan my film from the trip once I get it back, but with that being said, I’m sure I’ll have better photos from this upcoming weekend posted before those!! Tonight consists of take out from Veranda, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and The September Issue.¬† Who knows what tomorrow brings.

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updatez & kittehz & promises

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on this rainy october day (worst combination in my opinion) i find myself pulling an all-nighter to remain on track at school and bake cookies for tomorrow.¬† in the past two days i’ve baked four dozen cookies and i’m getting better at baking.¬† i used to bake¬†a lot, and i still do, but i have to admit its been quite sometime since i’ve baked cookies.¬† cakes and tarts and pies seem to be my forte.¬† but so it goes, these cookies are for a cause, a good one that is.

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sublime days passing by within a blink of an eye.  keeling over on the walk home possibility, reminisce, parcels delivered and signed for, unexpected and welcomed invitations, aspirations and lots of beirut.  jane austen shall never be better than northanger abbey, writing in varsity, and ink stained digits.  memories, or would you say lacksidaciscal thoughts and spinning, arms, legs, strands of hair akimbo.  play in the works, romance on the horizon, nourished properly come the 5th day.  holidays, reunions, anxiety and depression.

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painful, wincing at the sight of them.¬† without gold, without tears, without what you think i need.¬† one too many americanos, steaming, piping hot, it’s gases making its way through the stiff autumn air.¬† crisp skies, big breaths, crunch crunch crunching leaves, root vegetables, increase in figs+kale.¬† overall bliss.

forgoing the immediate comfort of my down blanket and bed, all to be discomforted by the truths and travisties of my mind.¬† sleep deprivation- something i haven’t been in a while.¬† lots and lots of tea, missing rain slicker and umbrella soaked by nature, indulgence in warm hot showers.¬†

dropping roll of film from vermont/new hampshire off some point tomorrow.  shooting more saturday.  adventure photos from the past weekend are being uploaded- slowly, patiently, ever so leisurely.  tension between everyone and anyone, have i upset the one person i ought to depend on most? unsure.  losing a grip of said relationship, so nature takes its course, things end, things decay.  bring me, let me spend the day in your bed, in your world, exchanging things that have never been exchanged before.

irrationality taking over.  counting down the days.  let that nip bite your ankles.

enfin

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