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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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i roller-skated to your door at daylight

making the best of the time that i have left in the states. sipping my fair trade organic iced coffee, and listening to my best friend’s girl. i’m trying to conjure up a packing list of some sort- but i do not know if i will come out successful.  i need to accomplish a good amount before i peace out of america, though, knowing how i work, i probably won’t.  i’ve been too productive in other areas this past week for me to get trivial shtuff done.

finally i can claim that i don’t deal with bullshit, so the fact that i currently am dealing with a good amount is not a bueno thing.  in fact, the reason why i am dealing with it, is stupid.  and the person involved is stupid.  i just hate bullshit, yet i am dealing with it.  and to that, i say, fuck you erika, fuck you.

i have been yanked out of my daily routine for the past month, and will be for the next 15 days.  but oh.  i am so angry. i need to let go of this anger.  in fact, i do not even have a good reason to be angry, but i am, and its spewing rage.  mixed messages are the worst, and you know what- that’s all i’m getting.  i want to say i’m done, but i can’t no matter how hard i try.  and even when i get to say, PEACE OUT AMERICA, i’m still going to be dealing with things that make me angry, so i do not know.  i’m also quite scattered right now.  so i cannot write well.  save it for my farewell post demain.

ciao.

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smokin that !@#%

rest in peace blank roll of film.  i don’t remember what images decorated your frames, but i’m sure i would have liked most of them.  here are some more film-scans.

we were on a boat, 30 miles out. le crew de sos.

ms shrada’s self-portrait.

independence day- anna joyce

pemaquid point- woke up to this for two weeks.

pre-max’s emergency room visit

along 101

this wins favorite photo of the past three months.

greek yoghurt gods smiled at me.

monhegan, maine.

i plan on sittin’ on the porch and sipping a corona with lime soon.  how soon, i do not know.  but plans usually formulate in my world.

tomorrow: relaxing, beach, falls, baseball game with family involved, beginning to pack shiet up for SKOR.  so enthused.  hope i don’t shoot blank rolls in korea. so excited, so excited. kim jong il better greet me with open arms, and a bottle of vin.

-enfin

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quiet reminders in the middle of the night

to be honest, i feel like i am avoiding the world.  there is a group of people that i haven’t seen all summer- and at this point, i don’t even know if i plan on seeing them.  i am so content hiding out here- living the way i have been.  i don’t know what type of comfort i’m searching for, seeing as i’m quite comfortable now.  5 days until i start the final leg of my summertime.  i’m anxious yet i’m taking it as it comes.  i interviewed today- and i’m hoping the best comes out of it.  i also realized that there comes a point where every friendship expires.  this one in particular is hard to comprehend, because i know it shouldn’t be ending- but it is.  and i’m reluctant to stop it.  oddly enough.

it saddens me how close the end is near.  this summer has been primo in comparison to the past.  but that’s how life is.  i am always incredibly excited for my monthly horoscope, and this is what august 2010 says for capricorns born january 1-10th:

travel and educational plans might change unexpectedly after the 20th. Pay attention to details instead of rushing through instructions, applications, and other plans. In some cases, rethinking your plans might be in order. A flurry of activity around the 24th is likely, which could find you running around on errands. Try not to stress out and instead get everything back to order one step at a time.

With all of the attention you are pouring into career, family, and personal matters, dear Capricorn, you could feel that a partnership is wanting. However, while you can’t ignore your close relationships, your attention to career is especially important right now. New responsibilities and challenges come your way and you need to be on top of your game. Luckily, you are enjoying the limelight and finding that others are seeing you in a most positive, responsible, and competent light. The need to discipline yourself and structure your time on a professional level becomes apparent.

i finally scanned and uploaded some film, see below:

taken on fourth of july- coastal maine

self-portrait

dancing and flower crowns

mid-may

mr. ryan nolan

quebec city, quebec

salut! -enfin

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& we’ll see how it goes

i finished saving the ocean officially- but i plan to continue my studies of sustainability in the gulf of maine- focusing specifically on the preservation of fishing culture- something i find incredibly important.  it’s ironic, the way the month turned out.  as i began my studies, i was filled with dread- in part due to the people i was with, and then because its easy to get depressed the more you learn about the current state of the ocean.  but i was pleasantly surprised- as was the majority of people i was with.  i can’t even begin to recap all of our shenanigans- both inside of the program and outside.  all of our trips to the tressels and to salmon falls were worth every minute of agony and worry.  i could not have asked for a group of better people to have spent the month with.  while we had our moments- what with insulting supertramp, and getting stitches, and having our tents flood- they are all outdone with the best times.  napping during the rain storm, sea kayaking, sniping whales- not literally, kicking ass in mini-golf, and are you hot mamas?, i will always remember.  especially the greek yoghurt.  i even enjoyed sitting in back of the black bullet and being forced into an erika sandwich.  adding onto that, i could even say i put up with odd mood swings, morning swims, beach fires, g-sesh’s, cookin’ tofu, jumping off things, 85spf, flower crowns, and bein’ on boats.  oh how pleased i was with all the greek yoghurt i consumed.  now i have a seven day rest until i jet off to south korea with a group of 100 kids.  it’s so crazy.  non-stop this entire summer.  but that’s the best way, if not the only way.  but yes, as the wisest always say, we’ll see how it goes.

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i hope it goes in a direction that i can appreciate.  even though my grandmother has clearly stated that right now is the best time to play the field.  i am not sure if i understand/agree, but que sera, sera.  i have been writing and taking photos, so i need to keep some cash handy, so i can develop all my film.  i’m starting to believe that this may in fact be the best summer i’ve ever had.  so keep it coming summer gods, keep it coming.

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