Month: July 2010

Friendship

This has been an interesting topic most especially in the last 4 years of college. What is it and what isn’t it and more importantly, what do I see it as? A friend is… A friend is one who walks in when others walk out. Walter Winchill A friend is someone who is always there and will always, always care. A friend is a feeling of forever in the heart. Unknown A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are. Unknown Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don’t say. Unknown On Choosing Friends: **Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.** W. Clement Stone **Choose your friends wisely-they will make or break you.** J. Willard Marriott These two quotes have had much relevance in my life and have proven to be true over and over again. And in …

Killing me HARD

I want this apartment hunt to be over and settled. I find a great place and contact right away and try to set up a viewing time, and then he starts flaking. We were supposed to have seen it on monday night but he didn’t set up a time with his tenant (since he’s out of town). Call him again tuesday and wednesday to no avail, times just didn’t get set on his end. Then we finally e-mail him AGAIN today and he says the apartment was rented out last night. BAAAHH!!! He suggests another apartment in the same building, but it’s a TRIPLEX for 6-8 people. There are only 4 of us. But it’s desirable because it’s partially furnished. So now what’s left to know is whether he can rent it to us on a bedroom basis so that the 4 of us can only pay $600 a piece, or if we have to get the whole thing and split the cost (which isn’t possible). Anybody else need a place to live in Brooklyn …

Stephen C. Foster — Darkey Music

My mom has the Scribner Music Library which has something like 10-11 volumes of piano music in books. I principally play out of one of the books that is classical and early romantic music and sometimes out of another, which is mostly romantic music. But yesterday I decided to flip through some of the other volumes,which have titles like ‘grand opera excerpts,’ ‘sacred music,’ etc. One book titled ‘Favorite songs of every character’ has a section with music by Stephen C. Foster—the man who brought you ‘Beautiful Dreamer’ and ‘Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair.’ Wikipedia lists him as the “father of American music.” Among those more benign well-known songs, he has a list of some other “greats” of American music such as Camptown Races (Gwine to run all night), Massa’s in De Cold Ground, Ring, Ring De Banjo, Old Black Joe, and let us not forget, Oh! Boys Carry Me ‘Long. He transitions so easily from proper English to the “negro vernacular” capturing the essence of how the happy slaves must have sounded when they …

Mango Overload

  My grandma got sent all these mangoes over the last week from relatives down in Ft. Lauderdale. Today she got a huge box full of mangoes. So since they’re already hella ripe I guess I need to make some kind of dessert out of them. So I decided on a mango crisp and a mango cheesecake. We’ll see how this goes, since I’ve never made cheescake before. But it sounds like it’ll be really good. ***scratch that, the mangoes are TOO ripe for a crisp, cheescake it is!

Repeat, repeat!

Performed the exhaustion test after week 4 of 100push up/200 sit up challenge. Fail! I have to repeat week 4 for push ups in a very serious way. I wasn’t even qualified for the  lowest column in week 5. Oh well. It could have something to do with the laps i swam this morning—about a third of a mile in total. Since this is all so interesting I’ll move on. A week until the bday festivities for the madre and 3 weeks until I move to NYC, place to be determined. Until then I continue to cram exercise down my throat as well as hella water and too many veggies and fruits to consume and yet still don’t reach the amount of daily servings. It’s weird not going back to oberlin this semester, but I guess I will be semi in oberlin because I’ll be in ny where 1/3 of oberlin alums live. until something more interesting…