Archives for the month of: August, 2010

Over the past four weeks, I’ve been visiting with some old friends, first Julie and then Jerilyn.

I’ve known Julie since the sixth grade, and we’ve been good friends ever since.  She invited August and me to visit her beautiful family in New Hampshire at the end of July.  So off we went for our road trip.  We had a great time, and our kids loved hanging out.

We crammed three car seats in the back of Julie’s car during our visit.  August alternatively flirted with the beautiful Madeleine and checked on baby Chase.

While Julie and I were preparing dinner one night, it was eerily quiet in the living room.  When I poked my head in, I found Maddie reading Finding Nemo to August.  A-dorable. (Sorry the photo is so dark.)

Julie took us to Dartmouth College, and Maddie and August ran around the big green on campus.  I love how August runs up to her, stops and stares at her, watches her run away and then chases after her.

After returning from that bucolic setting, we spent a week back in the city before we went to Cape Cod, which just involved lots of boat and beach time.

Finally, my best friend from high school and maid of honor, Jerilyn, came to the Big Apple for her birthday.  We had a great time!!

But now it’s back to reality: job prep, housing prep, LIFE prep.  More on all of those things soon.  Just wanted to explain the recent spell of light postings.  I guess August is my slow month.


I love the dancing competition show, “So You Think You Can Dance” so much!  In honor of the season finale last week, I’ve collected my favorite numbers from the past seven seasons.  Some are really brilliant…

Chelsea and Mark

Neil and Lacey

Travis and Heidi

Mark and Courtney

Janette and Brandon–watch for Janette’s little stumble

Will and Katie

Kayla and Kupono–this dance is about dealing with addiction

Ade and Melissa–this dance is about a woman dealing with breast cancer

Jeanine and Jason

Robert and Allison–this dance is about a son supporting his mom through an illness

{This post comes from the photo and video archives I recently discovered.}

Many moons ago, my college a cappella group, Reveille, was asked to sing at the wedding (a regular gig for them it seems) of our number one fan (who happened to marry one of my residents when I was an RA in the only all-girls freshman dorm at W&M).  Beth, one of my bridesmaids and director of Reveille my senior year, is the soloist of this beautiful song, “When You Say Nothing At All” by Allison Kraus.  Count the number of times the look of confusion flashes across my face–this was my usual look when singing with Reveille.  Ha.

20×200 is pretty rad.  It’s a web site that has real art at affordable prices.  Like $20.  Look at all the rad prints you can get for just 20 smackeroos.  These are my picks:

Kite Hill

Corner Cafe

offSET #29, New York

Gosling Lake

And my absolute favorite (not just for sentimental reasons) is Praia Piquinia 27/08/09 15h17

$20 each!!!  Except for the last one, which is $50.  But I’d pay $50 for a little piece of beautiful Brazil on my wall.