Saturday, May 26, 2012

On Getting Away from the Big City

When I need a break from city-living, I go camping. Out in Joshua Tree (where I will spend Memorial Day Weekend) there is no cell service (big plus!), no showering, no cars honking at intersections, and no to-do list. Nada. High heels, ringing phones, and Facebook status updates quickly become replaced with sand, jack rabbits, huge fantastic rock formations, and the unique, obscure Joshua Tree (pictured above). My anxious thoughts become replaced with calmness and a whole lot or doing nothing or doing very simple things--like running, and running, and running. Happy Long Weekend. I hope you get the chance to get away too.  Xo.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

On the Movie of the Summer

The new Wes Anderson movie, Moonrise Kingdom, looks to me like The Summer Masterpiece. The trailer incorporates all things summer: camp cabins, tall grass, canoes, tents, flashlights, expeditions in the wilderness.  Get excited, it opens May 25th. 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

On What I Want to Do Very Soon

I am so sorry for my lengthy blogosphere absence. I was caught up with finishing my Master's degree, and I am happy to announce from this point forward I am free and clear of academic obligations. With my freedom comes a bucket list of things I would like to do this summer. There are movies to see (I saw The Dictator last night!), restaurants to check out (Little Bear, Wursthaus, Eveleigh to name a few), and events to attend (Thursday evening Farmer's Market up at Yamashiro, outdoor movie screenings).  At the top of my summer "to do" list is to have a picnic in Barnsdall's Park just as the sun starts to set--The Golden Hour I call it.  I will bring wine, cheese, crackers, salami, crisp apples, almonds, and spread out on a blanket to bask in the summer sun and the sweetness of my new found freedom.