|first i have breakfast|
then i take the international students to a payroll session
then i go to a waterpark with international students
31 August 2007
26 August 2007
so we're tied mr. clay.
AND YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANT?
that meant removing buckets of water
from the basement that seeped in.
it meant packing for school in the dark.
it meant lots of candles and throwing
away food. it meant a sort of community
forming in this neighborhood through
shared generators and gossip about
down trees and when com-ed was
going to fix the power.
it was such a cool weird last weekend.
NOW I HAVE TO FINISH PACKING AND LEAVE
talk to you from galesburg.
see you soon lexie.
23 August 2007
sheets, i've hung out with kathy and pac and went to chinatown,
i've visited my future house/ my cute cute room, i've gotten
so many good new used cd, i went to iowa with ashley and
allison trumbo, which meant that i slept in a haunted victorian
house, and i bought some major 90's themed purchases,
i.e. the backstreet boys "millenium" and n'sync's "no strings
attached", in addition to "forrest gump" and "hanson: middle
of nowhere tour in japan video", what i'm trying to say in
this run-on sentence entry is that i've been so busy, hence
no writing. BUT i got two new pairs of shoes, and a pretty
great tetanus shot in my right arm, even though i didn't need
it. i really should be packing but instead i'm going to my
last day of work, and then hanging out, and then putting
off packing to probably watch another episode from the
final season of the o.c. because i'm still recovering from
marissa cooper's untimely death. i hope volchok rots in
jail for what he did to the coopers and more importantly RYAN.
new pillows for my new room
dreary old iowa on a rainy sunday night
15 August 2007
did a majority of the high holiday mailings (mondo importante).
billy brought me green and blue freeze pops and i listened to my
iPod a lot today because i sometimes don't care about what's going
on in that office. we looked at a house in the south loop that we
kind of sort of love and we're getting ideas, which is nervous
exciting. this might be goodbye to my room, which is weird, i mean
that's where a majority of my memories are and i pretty much put
that world together, and it's a weird thought, but i think i could make
the next one good. oh well.
pictures from day three or four in london!
this is us just walking around, it reminds me of times square
outside of the british museum (home of the rosetta stone)
the inside was amazing!!!!! let me stress that word. seriously,
sweet inner facade with this amazing curved glass roof.
aye yae yae.
this is inside the british muesum in the room where the
rosetta stone is housed. basically everyone was all
OMGFCHUHA THE ROSETTA STONE IN A GLASS CASE
MUST PUSH SHOVE AND TAKE FLASH PICTURES/IGNORE
ALL OF THE OTHER ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ART IN THE ROOM
SLASH SIT ON THE ART (see below picture) i kid you not, this
fucking douchebag was sitting on a piece of art that was worth
more than his life and his family. sooooooooooo ignorant. i'm
seriously talking about a culture that takes pictures of a replica
of the rosetta stone, and then takes pictures of the real one
with a nice glare of the glass from their cameras. DUMBFUCKS.
mind the gap and stuff. waterloo picadilly, and some cockfosters.
i love a culture that has food called 'spotted dick' and a train
station named 'cockfosters', it's totally easy on the ears.
THIS IS WHERE I SAW MARY POPPINS ON STAGE AND MY
LIFE WAS TOTALLY CHANGED. p.s. you can get tiny bottles of
champagne and haggen daz containers in the theatre. crazy.
14 August 2007
hello all, i am at the synagogue right now and
10 August 2007
out here, knamean? so let's see, i left off with salisbury and
stonehenge, which i will pick up right now. we took the train
to salisbury (last entry's pictures) and when we got there,
we walked from the station to the cathedral, across a lot
of green, past fields of grazing sheep and their many
tributaries. the water was clean. thx chicago river btw.
there were people fishing with nets, and lots of families
with their little children picnicking around, and it was an
all around pleasant walk to the cathedral. the neighborhood
was really nice, and mari was right about it looking like a
nice place to raise kids.
here's some pictures of my walk:
when we got to the cathedral, richard gave us a smashing good
talk about the history and such, and then we got to go in and have a
looksee. we also got to join in their one o'clock prayer which was a
new thing for me since i have never prayed in a church or cathedral
before. here's some of my mom's pictures because my camera died:
we had about 45 minutes to eat and walk around in salisbury,
so we got a couple pictures, but nothing too serious. i mean
we had to get on a bus to go to STONEHENGE anyways, so
i guess the pictures could totally wait it you knamean?
that's all for now,
teatime at the tea museum.
remind me talk about mary poppins and chicago,
top shop and portobello road, and the drag queen on the train.
lots to talk about, but tea and crumpets await.
07 August 2007
05 August 2007
04 August 2007
working lollapalooza yesterday was probably one of the best ideas
mari and i have ever had. seriously, i had a walkie talkie, a binder
full of top secret info, a special shirt, maps and schedules, 20 free
download necklaces via itunes. and dude, i got in free with in and out
priveleges. i saw daft punk in my beautiful city in my beautiful park
for free. and it was pretty sweet that lcd soundsystem played
"daft punk is playing at my house" before daft punk went on. it
was pretty darn cute. and after our shift we got really good
sandwiches and found refuge in my grandmother's apartment,
where after eating, we took a dip in her pool before staking out
our spots on the hill for the show. it was so so perfect and the
only money i spent on my perfect day was on my perfect sandwich.
such a good day. i have to work the night shift tonight, and i don't
really have to see anyone today because i missed matt and kim,
but seeing regina spektor and clap your hands say yeah could
be cool. i hope she plays "dusseldorf" but that's probably a stretch.
this morning before brunch we got family portraits taken by MARC HAUSER,
apparently his mom invented pop tarts, fresca, and found orville redenbacher
of orville's popcorn fame (who he did the portrait for that appears on the
popcorn box- see bowtie). this guy was totally great and funny and smokes
cigars and makes us go "YEAH" before he takes each shot. i had an enjoyable
morning, and now i have to lay down for bit. here's some pictures from his
studio/house in bucktown.
so that's it for today. life is really good. i leave for london tomorrow night.
i'm pysched for london.
then two weeks before knox college starts up again.
now all i have to do is lose a couple pounds and shave my head!