Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Big Wheels Keep on Turnin'....

Hi Bloggy Friends,

I haven't written in a while, so there is a lot to catch up on. Here are some of the most exciting things that have been happening in my life over the past couple of weeks:

Of course, I've been keeping really busy with assignments at my internship and school, though I find it much more manageable than I did in the beginning. I post most of the work on Facebook and Twitter, so hopefully you've had a chance to check out some of the stuff I've been doing. My most exciting break so far was having the chance to do the cover story for City Paper's annual style issue. Julia West and I teamed up to talk to local fashion insiders about what trends will make up the next decade. I thought the article turned out beautifully and to top it off our names made the cover. I was in heaven for a whole week. City Paper has afforded me so many exciting opportunities. This week I interviewed queer performance artist Justin Bond and I'm waiting on an response from comedian Chelsea Handler any minute now. Call me, girl!

As far as home life goes, Alan and I have continued to spruce up our place for spring. We've bought several plants to decorate our windows and the patio, and have taken on a few art projects to bring some pizzaz to the inside as well. One of my most recent side jobs was to paint a gold framed mirror we picked up at a yard sale a few years back. I've never been too crazy about the gold color, so I finally pepped it up with a little turquoise. Do you like it? You may also notice the tall-horned gazelle head we picked up a few weeks ago. I love how it looks in front of the mirror. It's amazing how the little things can make such a huge difference in your living space. Artwork and greenery make everything feel so alive. I'm so gay....

Our social calendar has been pretty happening lately too. This weekend we hit up a new restaurant in Old City called Chifa with a few of Alan's colleagues. The eatery specializes in Peruvian inspired small plates, so we had a chance to try a variety of delectables, like salmon ceviche, pork belly buns and a rich lobster bowl. The food was wonderful, but my favorite part, of course, was the three bottles of Argentinian wine we plowed through. Hello!

I've also found myself spending more time with my "colleagues" at school. One of the best things about my final semester is the camaraderie that has formed between us. Here I am pictured with (L-R) Stephanie, Trenae and Michelle. We've been climbing the ranks of classes together for several semesters now and we can all sympathize about the struggles we may be having in our senior capstone (MURL) class. It's really not so bad but most of us, myself included, will take any chance to bitch about something every now and then, right? Holler.

And finally, the biggest news I have to report is that Alan and I are taking off for a two week trip to Europe after I graduate. It will be an amazing topper offer to the almost five years of schooling I've put in. When not busy with work, we've been spending our spare time shuffling through guide books and listening to travel podcasts to get ideas about the places we're going. Paris and Amsterdam is where we'll spend most of our time and we plan to take a few days in the Belgian cities of Brussells and Bruges. We're both really excited about it.

I hope you all have a nice rest of the week. Thanks for stopping by today. I'll chat with you soon.

Love, Josh


Bill Fogle said...

What an exciting bloggy! I like your turquoise mirror with coral radio, old b&w photo, and the sculpture that bridges the planes between the shelf top, wall, and mirror. Intuitive. Nice.

I love when situations in life - good or bad - bring people closer. That's happened to me. I had so much fun three summers ago cleaning out my uncle's house with some of his friends. We got so close and had so many laughs because all of us couldn't believe the antics (and attitudes) of one of my uncle's nieces.

I knew you were going to Europe, but I thought it might be Italy. Paris! That's exciting.

Thinking of you and wishing you a joyful graduation and a breezy, memorable summer, girl!

Casey said...

WHAT? A two week Euro trip??? Congratulations, girl! That will be a blast.

Why didn't my man take me on vacation when I graduated? He just put me to work. :(