Nov 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Ignoring the fact that it has been an entire fiscal quarter since I posted last, I offer you the first and only picture of Nick and I (so far). In late July we ventured out to Atlantic City, NJ (where this picture is taken) to celebrate our friend John's birthday, hang out at the beach (where I acquired some irreversible freckles on my legs), tour the casinos, and other things.

After enduring a sweltering August, I spent the month of September moving some of my things in with Nick, putting the rest in storage, and vacating my apartment in Bensonhurst. Nick and I are now happily cohabitating in an admittedly noisy and real neighborhood at the edge of Crown Heights/Prospect Heights. Fall semester commenced in September, too, and so far things are going pretty well.

Nick's birthday was in October. His father came up from Oklahoma in honor of the occasion. We went to Birdland and heard some jazz, I made a special cake, and we spent the birthday afternoon and evening on the back patio of a bar up the street from our apartment, socializing and eating/drinking with our friends.

At the end of the month, we also threw a pretty epic Halloween party. The best part of it, in my opinion, was the ghostly meringues I made in honor of the occasion. They had eyes. See?

This month: Nick traveled to New Orleans. Over the summer, he did the music and sound for a show that was on the New York Fringe festival. The show got picked up by NOLA's Fringe, which was two weeks ago, and SEASTM was one of the top five shows there, selling out every performance.

It's also nearly the end of the semester, which means I have presentations and projects due quite soon in both of my classes.

As for Thanksgiving: today Nick and I are thankful for a great many things, including eye sprinkles, a good life in New York, and an abundance of great family and friends. Our meal is going to include roast lamb and vegetables, mashed potatoes, biscuits, cinnamon rolls, pumpkin bars, and homemade french silk pie.

From New York to wherever you are: have a very happy holiday.