Saturday, June 30, 2007

Raise the Roof

On Sunday the girls in Hamilton Heights hosted a rooftop lasagna dinner. It was awesome. (The dinner AND the natural lighting.)

Hostess Christina

Sir Yantsalot on his first day back in NYC

Adrienne and Jared

Becca and Xaque

Martial arts master Chateaubriand

Christina again

Phil, standing funny

My life in a chart

You should all know by now that I'm obsessed with things like maps, charts, lists, and graphs (especially as they relate to some form of human activity). My latest creation is a time line of every move I've ever made. To count as a move, I had to have lived in the location for a minimum of one month. Let the dorkiness begin.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Vin Diesel

Last week I saw Vin Diesel after work outside of Jamba Juice on Houston Street. He was with two kids who I assume were his. They were struggling over whether or not to go inside. Eventually they decided against the smoothies and darted across the street. Jamba is NO MATCH for Vin.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Grossmont High School Reunion

Life is full of strange coincidences. Last month I ran into my old high school friend Adam in Times Square. He was my senior class president and fellow journalist for the Foothill Echoes. We graduated exactly eight years ago.

This past weekend Adam and I got together with more fellow former Foothillers Adele and Audrey to have a little reunion. The official 10-year reunion in San Diego wont be for another couple of years, but we figured we'd have an early east coast version.

(Special thanks to Audrey for the fine photograph.)

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Stability Ahead

After half a year of transitioning, I think I have finally hit a stretch of continuity in my life. While the prospect of staying in one place for more than a few months is comforting, it will take me some getting used to. I've become such good friends with change.

So I redid the ol' blog to celebrate the fact that I've landed. And not in just one place, but two.

For those who I haven't spoken to in a while, I now live in South Harlem, one block north of Central Park. I have two LDS roommates--one an actor, the other a pastry cook. There is an express train half a block down the street. The gorgeous Harlem Meer lies just beyond it. Oh, and the rent is just under three times as much as I was paying in Provo. (That's actually a good deal.)

My neighborhood is an interesting mix of fried chicken shacks, project buildings, classic brownstones, and luxury condos. It's one of the most rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods in Manhattan. While the area is still unmistakably Harlem, there is definitely a something unique going on in these streets. Some are calling it SoHa (South Harlem).

My second home is in SoHo, where I work as a copywriter for Saatchi & Saatchi Healthcare Communications. I'm loving my job so far; it's great to be using the things I learned in school. Saatchi is an awesome company, and so are its people. Oh, and the location ain't bad either. Our floor has fantastic views of the Hudson River, Jersey City, the Empire State Building, Midtown, and the Statue of Liberty.

So, update your blogrolls folks if you have them. SoHa to SoHo is the new Semester Ten.