Back from Seattle and ready to weather out the last two months of my undergraduate career! Now, what have you kiddos been up to on the Internets?
1. Sen. Chuck Schumer says “I do” to gay weddings.
Sure, in the journalism world, he’s often laughed at. But right now, Chucky Boy is my hero!
It’s time. Equality is something that has always been a hallmark of America, and no group should be deprived of it. New York, which has always been at the forefront on issues of equality, is appropriately poised to take a lead on this issue.
2. NYU gets Hill-Dawg for Commencement!
Speaking of awesome NY senators, Schumer’s former counterpart, Hillary Rodham Clinton is speaking at my Commencement in May! She’ll be joined by playwright John Patrick Shanley and White House journalist (/ “The Daily Show” regular) Helen Thomas.
3. Graham gabs with Yoko.
My good friend Graham from Future Shipwreck just interviewed Mrs. John Lennon herself, Yoko Ono for The Advocate. I only hope to be that awesome when I’m 76!
4. Emiliana Torrini hits YouTube with a li’l “droon-diggah-diggah-doondoon”
Some peppy music for your Monday afternoon enjoyment. I had “Me And Armini” on repeat for the whole Seattle trip. Here’s what’ll happen when you listen to Emiliana: You’ll bounce along to her perky beats, feel a little embarassed, then realize “Oh what the hell” and just bounce even higher.
It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Yeah… sorry about that. The past few months been a time for adjustment. Quick rundown: I’m out in Brooklyn now, right off of Prospect Park. It’s taken some time, but I’m completely in love with my new ‘hood. I’m back in school for one more year (Thank God. Wasn’t Senioritis only supposed to be a high school thing? Guess not.) This newfound independence is … different. But I’m more comfortable in my own skin than I’ve been for a while.
And c’mon, it’s fall, the most beautiful season of all! Time for brisk jogs at the golden hour, fancy-schmancy pea coats and tasty pumpkin-flavored treats. Can you feel the energy?
Speaking of which, who isn’t excited for this election? Even if you’re waiting expectedly for it to be over, there’s so much at stake come November 4. More on this later. But for now, to all you Californians, No on 8 dammit!
That’s it for now. Until next time, here’s some Adele. Listen, love, lather, rinse, repeat.
In just a few hours I will be back in New York.
It’s been almost 8 months since I’ve last seen the city. I left with a dismissive wave, ready to escape all of its obligations for a little while.
But over the last semester, I really have grown to miss it. 24-hour subways, the patchwork skyline, hell, even a fat, greasy slice of white pizza.
It’s time to buckle down. I won’t deny the past few months have been some of the best and most adventurous of my life, but I need to start thinking about the future. No more regretting last night’s misadventures, silently grumbling about colleagues, sweating the petty
[or, consequently, petting the sweaty.]
Alright, kiddos. Here we go.