Monday, June 29, 2009


Saturday night was the official unveiling of my new apartment, so to speak. The party was a success, with punch themed perfectly to my cross streets (Pineapple St and Orange St). There were a bunch of Cornell people who I don't get to see very often, which was amazing. Pics of the apartment/party below:

Clare's friends in the kitchen...
Sleeping space

The playlist was about 4 hours long...with several Michael Jackson tributes interspersed, clearly.

I wished that I had my camera when I was out today (Sunday) because it was such a nice day full of lovely things! We had brunch in Morningside, then went to the Pride parade for a while, and headed down to SoHo. I took my first walk home from Manhattan across the Brooklyn bridge - not too long, and pretty efficient! I got a bit lost trying to find the entrance to the bridge on the Manhattan side, but eventually I got there. The bridge is pretty spectacular, I must say.

On a parting note, I'm really liking the new album by Electric Owls called Ain't Too Bright. I got one of their tracks ("Magic Show") on some random sampler playlist, and it's been getting a lot of play on my iPod lately. The album dropped on June 23rd - check it out, seriously!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

freelance whales

I'm taking a break from my slew of updates on this apartment to mention the band I saw playing at the Bedford stop on the L tonight: the Freelance Whales.  By "at the Bedford stop" I mean literally on the platform between the Manhattan bound and Rockaway Parkway bound tracks.  Quite the sight--normally the performers are something I avoid like the plague and blast the music in my iPod, but I really enjoyed them!  I may even be so inclined as to check out their next show, at Pianos on June 24th...

Check out their myspace page:

Coming up on this blog:
- pictures of the actual "moved in" version of my apt
- beginning of summer 09 playlists!
- and of course, anything that happens along the way

Saturday, June 6, 2009

I think I need a new keychain now

My mom is here for the weekend, and today we went in search of a housewarming present for me.  While most people thought I should go big, i.e. get a new TV, I figured that she wouldn't really be into that idea (but perhaps my dad can be conned into it whenever he comes next).  So instead... I got this awesome Jonathan Adler valet tray:

If I ignore the horrible lightswitch cover (being replaced) and the clumpy paint on the buzzer (being sanded down), I think it fits in quite well!  Now if only my keys weren't on such a sad little keychain...

nouveau chat

My parents got a new cat!  Isn't he just adorable?!  I don't think he has a name yet... clearly it will be a little more original than Fluffy...

Thursday, June 4, 2009

work in progress

It's official, I've moved!  I'm still unpacking and arranging things, but here's a sneak peek at the apartment on move-in/painting day:

paint colors! blue-green walls and yellow and white mantel

John painting...he and Ana were super helpful!

The kitchen, with 90% of my stuff piled into it while we painted

The amazing view of Manhattan from the Promenade a few blocks from the apt:

I'm pretty much in love with Brooklyn Heights!  My mom will be here this weekend, so after she's gone I'll probably be more settled (or at least enough to take some more photos!)