Monday, December 14, 2009

1:49 AM

Now, little boy lost, he takes himself so seriously
He brags of his misery, he likes to live dangerously
And when bringing her name up
He speaks of a farewell kiss to me
He's sure got a lotta gall, to be so useless and all
Muttering small talk at the wall while I'm in the hall
How can I explain? Oh, it's so hard to get on
And these visions of Johanna, they kept me up past the dawn.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

It's midterm time.

So my grades are as follows:
B (that professor claimed she gave us all a B at midterms because she didn't agree with giving out grades at this point, haha.)
UE ("Unable to evaluate" - this is what they give you when your midterm exam doesn't happen before the deadline which professors are required to submit midterm standing by - but I got a 100 on the first half of our midterm after the fact. Still waiting on the grade from the second, take-home half of that midterm exam.)

So, I guess that means I am pleased. I also found out I got an A- on the midterm exam for one of the classes I had an A in before actually taking the midterm, haha.

Halloween was fantastic - King Khan and BBQ at the Bell House, and then the Vice Magazine party at some warehouse in Brooklyn. We RSVPed but ended up sneaking in thanks to the kind heart of a security guard who happened to be posted next to a door we just so happened to be standing next to. Or, and Andy says, "I'm lucky". He might be, because I'm certainly not....

I am finally making new friends and having a good time going out and experiencing new things in the city, which makes me happy. This is mostly a result of drinking alcohol again. (haha...)

HOWEVER: I will state that I am very ready to come home for winter break from Dec 22nd- Jan 1st. I miss Minneapolis.

I hope all is well with my Minneapolis friends and my friends elsewhere in the country (especially Donny, as I know he is going through some rough times right now.)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Listening to Bob Dylan in NYC just isn't the same.

Perhaps it's the color of the sun cut flat
An' cov'rin' the crossroads I'm standing at,
Or maybe it's the weather or something like that,
But mama, you been on my mind.

I don't mean trouble, please don't put me down or get upset,
I am not pleadin' or sayin', "I can't forget."
I do not walk the floor bowed down an' bent, but yet,
Mama, you been on my mind.

Even though my mind is hazy an' my thoughts they might be narrow,
Where you been don't bother me nor bring me down in sorrow.
It don't even matter to me who you're wakin' with tomorrow,
But mama, you're just on my mind.

I am not askin' you to say words like "yes" or "no,"
Please understand me, I got no place for you t' go.
I'm just whisperin' to myself, so I can't pretend that I don't know,
Mama, you been on my mind.

When you wake up in the mornin', baby, look inside your mirror.
You know I won't be next to you, you know I won't be near.
I'd just be curious to know if you can see yourself as clear
As someone who has had you on his mind.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

I haven't posted in a while...

...but I don't have all that much to say, really. School is going alright, but very busy. I have to do classroom observations (30 hours this semester) which means I have to reschedule everything to make room for it, which is interrupting my work schedule and causing me to have little to no free time. Ah well. I think my favorite instructor so far is DeFazio, he is a lively character and his course is fun and engaging.
I might go see the Twins play the Yankees on Friday, too. Go Twins! I guess I DO get out of the house once in a while...

Monday, September 7, 2009

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Spanish Harlem Incident.

This is my new neighborhood, East Harlem (also called Spanish Harlem by some.) According to Wikipedia, the neighborhood boundaries are Harlem River to the north, the East River to the east, East 96th Street to the south, and 5th Avenue to the west.

Here is a fish eye view.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

I think I am the only person who does not enjoy blogging.

I really should take some pictures of my apartment and post them on here, but my room isn't completely organized. I better get on that before school starts...

Monday, August 17, 2009


Lately, I have been a little obsessed with the New York City subway system.

I found a really awesome subway website that attempts to host pictures of every subway stop for every line (they have a lot of them covered, but not all of them.) This will be the subway stop I use to get to NYU:


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

In nine days...

...this will be my home.