14 July 2010


It is currently raining outside. As I sit and type this entry, I can hear it pound on my roof. I should probably mention that I am intensely afraid of thunderstorms. While quite aware of their beauty and grace, I still tremble at their sight. I once thought I would outgrow such a fear, but almost eighteen years later, the fear remains.
Some other things about the latest version of myself:
1. I am obsessed with the song, "Re: Stacks" by Bon Iver right now. The song itself is moving and amazingly poignant. It has made me think more and more about what makes a song great, worth listening to at all. The answer that I currently believe to be true is that a good song makes you want to understand it, wraps you in its arms and asks you to join it. A song is like a person constantly in motion, on a journey. A good song compels you to join it on that journey.
2. I've been thinking almost constantly about college. I'm terrified...plain and simple. It scares me to move, make new friends, and start over. However, the thing that scares me the most is that I have to reformulate relationships with everyone in my life right now. I have to make new friends of course. It's a natural part of life. But, I have no clue how to change the relationships with the people in my life right now. Where are the boundaries? Who wants to move on completely? Who wants to remain? I just don't know where to begin and where to end.
3. I'm turning eighteen on Friday, and I am dreading it. I don't want to be forward about it because it should be a happy occasion, but I just don't want to grow up, as cheesy as that may sound. Being eighteen means more responsibility and more pressures, many of which I am not sure that I am ready to take on. I guess that is part of the adventure.

That's all for now.
Good night moon

06 July 2010

What's up Chinatown?

Today, I registered for classes... what an experience that was. I can now say that after two long hours, I am now registered to begin classes after Labor Day. It's exciting, and I picked some cool classes as suggestions. For instance, urban sociology and intro to human rights look delightful. I can't wait to see what I end up with after all is said and done.
Yesterday, I went to Chinatown to visit my old friend, Urban Outfitters, and by accident, I stumbled across the Norman Rockwell exhibit at the American Art Museum. When I was little, I loved Rockwell. I went to the museum twice in Philly when I was only seven years old. So, it was exciting to experience it again at age seventeen! If I weren't careful, I would have missed. It just so happened that I was reading Smithsonian Magazine on the Metro and stumbled across a little blurb about it. All I can say is that it was awesome. All the paintings, sketches, and photographs are from the private collection of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. What amazing taste they have. It was a lovely exhibit. It just opened on Friday, and while the reviewer in the Washington Post didn't like it, no one should be discouraged as a result of that. After viewing the exhibit, I went to the gift shop and bought myself a little gift: a necklace with the Rockwell painting, "At the Vanity!"
I went to Chinatown again tonight with my family to meet some family friends at our favorite Chinese eatery, Eat First. The food was great as always. All for now. See you tomorrow!

Hello All

Today, I will once again begin my blogging journey for the third time. This time, I'm hoping to be more successful in updating and what not. I decided to begin blogging again because it seemed like a good time. It's summer-more free time- and I'm beginning college in the fall. I plan to document my adventures in this blog. Now. I know that not many people going to read or stumble upon this blog. However, I love to write and this will be fun for me. So, in other words, who cares! Good attitude, I know ;)
Recently, I graduated high school which was a momentous occasion that I haven't fully grasped yet. Four years culminate and then you move on to the real world. It just doesn't seem like the big deal that everyone is making it out to be. However, as I said above, I am moving on to college, and that is what I consider the big deal about it all. I'm going to have to start over and begin anew..... from scratch. Make new friends, meet new people, the whole shabang!
So, in part, this blog is going to be a sounding board for me- a place for me to share who I am becoming. That part about it all- the chance to become someone new and better- is REALLY exciting to me.
So, here it goes. The journey starts now.