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It’s not every day you take two separate trips to 34th street or go into a building and not emerge until it’s dark out! You can see the imprint from my yoga mat on my face in the last photo. That’s the kind of thing that you need at the end of an epic long day.

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Other photo diary entries:
December 1 2012
January 1 2013
February 1 2013
March 1 2013
April 1 2013
May 1 2013
June 1 2013
July 1 2013
August 1 2013
September 1 2013

Since moving to New York six years ago, summer seems to drop off right after my birthday. The air gets crisp, and the sun shifts to an angle that warns me that summer is waning. It often makes me nauseous.

This year I am mourning the loss of summer, but in that I’m also preparing myself to go mega-psychotic full-speed hyper-balls-to-the-walls to finish out my last semester of graduate school.

Yesterday Dom and I rode our bikes out to Jacob Riis Park. We rode down Bedford Avenue all the way from Bed Stuy to Sheepshead Bay and then over the Marine Bay Parkway. It was beautiful and smiling was a natural reaction as I pedaled as fast as I could up and down hills. We ended this epic, 30+ miler day with enormous Coconut Bliss ice cream sundaes with sprinkles. When Dom tucked me in last night, I rehashed summer highlights until I talked myself to sleep.

celebratory end-of-semester swank dinner

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“NYC 1993: Experimental┬áJet Set, Trash and No Star” museum date with Debo

elevator

Alexis’ going away party with the fist

Alexis & DM

Philly brunch

Sunday brunch at Parc

My favorites after the Brooklyn Half

JO + DM after the Brooklyn Half

First time in Coney (I know…)

Coney

Frigid Boston Calling with Cap’n Cara + Jesocat

Cap'n Cara and me in the rain

Boston Calling, the sun came out the last day

Boston Calling

One of many car trips with Bo this summer

Boses' headrest

Morning Philly dog walk

morning walk

More Coney

Coney

Height of summer!

on the Wonder Wheel

Effing Chicago with cakeface

HG & JO in front of Empire Liquor 5

First show in Chicago

7pm show

Moving to Bushwick

Earnest amongst the boxes

Fourth of July

fireworks 2

Woodstock, VT

under the Woodstock Bridge swim 5

Feeding goats and laughing at their weird tongues touching my hand

feeding goats

cakeface’s first showing of harold, i hate you

camp cakeface

Roosevelt Island weeknight adventure

me on Roosevelt Island

Earnest on a road trip

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Seeing my design work in the Berkshires

MLA poster

Mass Live Arts at Simon’s Rock

New York girls in MA

Birthday, fucking, cake, oh yeah!

birthday cake and candles

kittehs in Bushwick!

kittehs in #bushwick

Rhody trip to see soul sister

Bloodies, lobster, crabby towel, @nikkijuen, soulsisters.

Hazelnut and Earnest

Missing this.

Rhody sunset

Sunset on the way to a movie with my a.s.s. @nikkijuen

Good bye, summer.

Last day of summer with @domthevagabond.

Day 119: Another addition...

Yesterday my flip flop broke while en route to the grocery store. It wasn’t a break that meant I could drag my foot along and get by. It essentially disintegrated.

I walked across Knickerbocker Ave with one bare foot. I walked directly into the dollar store where Dom bought me some $1.97 slippers which I wore to the grocery store.

Today I rode my bike to rehearsal. Riding down Morgan Ave, I decided to get on the sidewalk because I’m always afraid of trucks running me down at the light at Grand St. I didn’t quite land right on the curb, and the amount of sand made me slide like crazy. I found myself face down on the cement. Only minor injuries were sustained. But I was wearing helmet, which probably saved me from cracking my head open.

Yesterday? Walking barefoot in Bushwick! Today? Lying down on Morgan Avenue! 28 sure is shaping up to be a fucking adventure.

1) Enormous pothole on Willoughby near Home Depot that allegedly was part of an “explosion.” Police officer let me ride my bike on the sidewalk though the street was blocked off.
2) Beautiful decrepit building across from said pothole.
3) Pigeon guy in my neighborhood releasing pigeons on his roof.
4) On the same block, a Hearst with the trunk open ready to be loaded.

The pigeon/Hearst scenario was troubling. I told Jeso earlier this week, I fear every bike ride may be my last.

This is where 10 people tell me I’m being dramatic. But hey, I don’t have a will, so if this turns out to be true, please cremate me and take me on a trip and scatter me around the world.

waiting for the tram
tram hands
us on Roosevelt Island
me on Roosevelt Island
DM on Roosevelt Island
waiting for the return
Koch Bridge
arriving back in Manhattan 1
arriving back in Manhattan 2
Bushwick late night fire hydrant 1
Bushwick late night fire hydrant 1
Dominic took vacation before we went on vacation the other week, so we went to Roosevelt Island one night after I got out of rehearsal. I’d never been there, though, I don’t know our trip there via the tram counts as being “there.” We got off the tram, walked to the water’s edge, took some photos, laughed a little bit, then walked back and got back on the tram. On the way back the tram glided along the Ed Koch Bridge and in between big apartment buildings with big windows and lots of lights on. One of my favorite things about New York is looking at Manhattan lights, but moving high up in the air gave me a new vantage point to check things out. Conclusion: Manhattan lights are pretty great.

On the way home someone had opened a fire hydrant. It was full blast, creating a waterfall mist effect on our street. Conclusion: also pretty great (though incredibly wasteful).