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A random day in the life of a Jozi girl in NYC

19 Jun

This is how terribly exciting my life in New York City is … **

** this post mostly for the fam, who are probably the only people interested in my daily activities!!

First, I wake up and stream the Alex Lester show online (*sings*BBC RA-D-IOOOO TWWWWOOO). Lester’s show is my favorite thing to listen to in the morning, next to NPR’s Morning Edition.

I also have this thing about making my bed, I HAVE to make my bed before I go and shower, I just can’t.EXIST.with an unmade bed. Seriously.

This is the messiest my desk will ever get...!

This is the messiest my desk will ever get...!

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For aliens in New York

12 Jan
The Statue of Liberty, as seen from the Staten Island Ferry (for those doing New York City on the cheap, or for those not too interested in the lady of liberty ...)

The Statue of Liberty, as seen from the Staten Island Ferry (for those doing New York City on the cheap, or for those not too interested in the lady of liberty ...)

2009 got off to a pleasant start with a very nice ringing in of the New Year – dinner at our favorite restaurant, Cucina down the road from I-House, and a very happy couple of drinks at Ryan’s Daughter on the Upper East Side, which has definitely scored a couple of points with the girls (the Irish bartenders have everything nothing to do with that!) It was a wonderful New Year spent with a diverse group of people, and much fun was had by all – especially Sonja (no need to discuss that in detail in public!!)

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Touched by the madness

12 Nov
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Jax and Katya crash the Veteran's Parade for a morning of photography

Oh my goodness, one week since I last posted, will the madness ever end? I’m a pretty pathetic blogger. One week since Barack Obama won the presidency, one week since I found out my parents are coming over to visit for Thanksgiving, one more week of school over – survived, endured, borne out …

What has been the substance of my days? Pretty much nothing constant except the feeling of tiredness, once again. Even though I get substantially more sleep than most of my friends, I still feel exhausted all the time. My theory is that somehow I burn energy just by thinking way too much about things that are way too irrelevant, thus wasting my fuel reserves and ending up tired after only doing half the work everyone else has done. This is not good.

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muddled thoughts and pumpkin pie

20 Oct
Pumpkin carving and beer, the perfect companions!

Pumpkin carving and beer, the perfect companions!

There’s nothing like a Sunday morning, 5am bedtime to clear your head and help you formulate thoughts with precise clarity. How long will I be suffering for?!

This weekend was a glorious mish-mash of work, fun and sleep, all of which combined have made me realize why time is going by so quickly: there’s always something happening! À propos, instead of describing the never ending series of events, I am going to put forward the top-four recurring thoughts in my head right now. Lucky youz guyz!

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living the international (house) life!

1 Oct
Showing you my preparing for Sunday Supper, amateur techie style

Showing you my preparation for Sunday Supper, amateur techie style

Somewhere between my tiny little room at I-House, the New York City subway system and ten thousand assignments, I have had almost no time to do a blog update, which I find terribly sad.

Not that I have much of a real clue of who’s reading. HELLO? IS ANYONE OUT THERE? CAN YOU AT LEAST LEAVE A COMMENT?

(Not directed at those who have commented, you guys are super!)

Though I wasn’t able to post an update, I was able to grab a midnight interview outside a jazz club in the Harlem’s famed Sugar Hill, visit the Apollo, go upstate for a leadership retreat, cover a murder on the Upper West Side, speak to Mrs Astor’s private librarian, cover bullying at a bilingual school in Crown Heights, suffer five painful drills under the hands of our masochistic lecturers, and go to the gym. OK. Only twice.

Even though I wanted to be anti-social through all the chaos, I couldn’t be. I-House is filled to capacity with hundreds of events that even though inside you doth protest, you have to attend. A) Because they generally have free food, and B) Because this is substitute family!

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