I took this picture of Bobby right before we had to leave for the airport on the last day of the trip. I had some old smoke bombs laying around and we had to take advantage of the opportunity. I also think that it is amazing that I can shoot images on my iphone 5 and they look likeI used my 5d mark ii.
I got to take Bobby home with me this past week for our Spring Break vacation. This was his first time off the east coast, and he doesn’t remember the last time he was on a plane so it was basically his first time flying. This was by far the best time I’ve had going home since I left home almost 2 years ago. I got to show him my old schools, houses, friends, restaurants, and things I used to do for fun. I also turned 20 this week, and I don’t really know how I feel about it yet. pt
The weather was so perfect while we were there that we had to go to the zoo!
My best friend, Jessica came into the city for the weekend. She is from back home, in Kansas, and helped me move back out here a few months ago. I get really excited when people from home come out here, but she is really the only person who comes out here to ever visit me. Something about hanging out with Jessica just makes me feel really comfortable. She accepts me, and I accept her. We accept all of each other’s chaos, madness, and ridiculousness. I had so much fun with her this weekend. We celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with all my friends, shopped in Soho, went to New Jersey hang out with Bobby, ate so much junk food, and went on middle-of-the-night adventures in the city. Everyone kept calling her “Kansas” and commenting on her accent, but I barely notice it because I’m so used to it.
So glad that she came out, and I hoped she had as much fun as I did. pt
Me and my friend Sara on St. Patrick’s Day in her building’s lobby before heading uptown for the parade.
The parade on 5th Avenue. We only stayed uptown at the parade for a little bit of time, because the snow was pouring down and we couldn’t see much of anything through the blizzard.
I am finally back into the swing of things and used to living in NYC all over again. School seems like it just started up, but I’m already taking midterms this week. I just got a job, and I’m already going on interviews for a new one today after class. So much is starting and changing and progressing. I love the things that come along with change and growth. New friends, new experiences, and wild adventures. Got stopped on the street the other day by some streetsyle photographer. The picture will be posted below. Check out his work too (Muerdennubes). pt
Cotton-On UnderShirt, Target Denim with Skull faces, Vintage Leather Jacket, RayBan Sunglasses, H&M Pants, and Dr. Marten’s Boots.
My computer kept freezing over and over every single time I tried to make a composite of images of my bedroom. My computer froze when I was near the end of making it, so I just took a screenshot before I Force Quit out of Photoshop. That’s the best I can do, SORRY!
I filled my room with white and black pillows, lights, frames, blankets, and other accessories to make it a super monochromatic and minimalistic atmosphere. I also used two different sized masking tapes to create designs and frames on my walls and closet doors. It is obviously difficult putting together a completely new room on a little budget, but I also think it is kind of fun at the same time. pt
So I haven’t posted anything since I survived my trip to NYC and hurricane Sandy, but so much has happened. I blame my lack of free time. Anyway, I have been back living in New York City for the past three weeks now, and I happened to find a job right after moving back to the city. It’s hard going from getting a big check, to getting tiny checks (especially when you are paying for your own rent in New York).
Dont get me wrong though, being back in the city is EXACTLY what I wanted, and now that I made it back here I will never take it for granted again. This is where I am most happy, and where I feel and know I belong. My new apartment is on the lower side and hopefully I’ll be able to take some pics of my new room and upload them in a later post. Here’s the outside for now. Sorry for the google screenshot, but I am just too lazy to go outside and take a picture of it right now. pt
Hurricane Sandy ruined a lot of people’s lives this past week, but for the majority of the people in the area it was more of an annoyance and inconvenience. I was stranded an extra week on the east coast because of the storm, and living without electricity is harder than it sounds. It was the little things like not being able to use the refrigerator, no way to charge your cell phone, or even filling up a tank of gas that made everything stressful. Thankfully I made it to New Jersey the day before the storm hit, so the flooding I experienced was minimal. However gas stations in New Jersey had two hour lines all day and most of the time ran out of gas before they could even serve everyone waiting in line.
My trip got extended 4 times and I ended up being there for two weeks. Oh well, it was fun.
The first thing I did when I got to the east coast was go from NYC to New Jersey to see Bobby’s homecoming game since he was up for homecoming King!!
Then I went back into the city to celebrate Cari’s 19th Birthday!! We went to a performing diner in Times Square and then had a party at Alex’s in Columbus Circle.
The Thursday before Halloween I went to a Halloween party at Dave and Busters in Times Square with all my friends from SVA. The school rented out the place and it was actually a good time with old friends. Miss them all so much so it was a good time to hang out with them.
The next night I went to a couple bars with my best friend Sara and then eventually made it to 1Oak and ended up partying next to DJ Pauly D and Vinny from the Jersey Shore! hahaha.
Then I got stranded in New Jersey for that week because of Sandy and had like spotty power and food supply hahahah. It was fun though!!
All in all it was a good time. It took a long time to get home, but you got to do what you got to do. I’ll be back in NYC in a few weeks for Bobby’s birthday. Hope everything is back to normal there by the time I go. pt