Archive for August, 2009

saint anthony’s feast

Monday, August 31st, 2009

In Boston’s North End, the end of summer is marked by a feast. Saint Anthony’s Feast is the largest Italian Religious Festival in New England and to be honest, feast is an understatement. Flowers float above your head directing you to an endless line of vendors selling pizza, rice balls, fried dough, chocolate covered bananas […]

balancing work and travel

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

My last post got me thinking. There are so many things that can get in the way of travel, especially if you work full time. Between limited time off, soul sucking organizations like Sallie Mae and too many commitments, seasons fly by, weekends meld together and before you know it, planes have flown without you […]


Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

My friend Bryce recently returned from a six week trip to China where she taught English. When she returned, she brought me back a beautiful painting in the form of a scroll by Kuangchun, a talented artist and blogger. Though Google Translator was somewhat useful in helping me read the artist’s blog, I am not […]

a traveling socialite

Monday, August 24th, 2009

My last few weeks have been filled with meet-ups and parties and I love it. I am always up for an opportunity to meet new people and for an excuse to see my friends. I also can’t complain about the random swag I have collected. My apartment is filled with totes, Yelp chap sticks, coupons […]


Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

This is Mike and I in Rome. He studied abroad there while I was in Ireland. He doesn’t look like a caveman have a beard anymore, that was just a Roman experiment.

a plateau

Monday, August 17th, 2009

Because I’m the kind of person that is in my head too much, I tend to go through stages of restlessness. When I was in college, the lack of sleep made me more creative – I wrote some of my best papers at 3:00 a.m. These days, it just makes me tired. I had ten […]

as summer sets…

Friday, August 14th, 2009

This summer has flown by. In Boston, continued rain and overall bad weather seemed to delay it’s arrival. And the first time I really felt like the season changed – it was almost August. And here we are, almost a half a month in and I am just realizing that there are only a few […]


Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Last week I mulled over some unique skylines that I have seen in my day and I asked you your favorite without even telling you my own! The truth is, I have no idea what my favorite skyline is. I think I am hesitant to settle on just one because there are so many I […]