In the words of great American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, “This time, like all times is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.”
I knew what I wanted to do with my time this past summer, and I do believe that I used it wisely. Unfortunately, the two weeks I had off in between my summer job and my real job flew by, and given the insanity that every beginning of the school year brings, my blog, even while on many to-do lists, always fell to the bottom.
Here’s a peek at some of what I've been up to:
Organizing in the apartment.
Decorating outside my classrooms.
So here I am, October 7th, ready to inform you of the continued awesomeness I discovered this summer traveling around New York City. Get excited.
My good friend and Miami Fashion blogger (Black.White.Blonde.) Erika, took a vacation from her life in Miami and came to stay with me from August 17th-24th. Luckily it coincided with my first week off from teaching, and I was happy to plan various explorations around the city.
We checked off #’s 1, 2, 15, 18, and 19 from the list, and probably did a few things that were not on my list. Fabulous!
On Monday August 20th, after a quick visit with our friend Kaleigh on Long Island, we hopped back on the LIRR and were able to stop by the Bryant Park Summer Film Festival. We caught the last half of Raiders of the Lost Ark, starring Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. Sponsored by HBO, the film festival took place every Monday night from June through August, and I totally regret waiting so long to go to it. Thousands of New Yorkers flocked to the lawn every Monday night with picnics (and some wine) to relax from a probable stressful start to the workweek. Some films in the series included Psycho, The Wizard of Oz and Rebel Without a Cause, to name a few. These classic films were projected onto a large portable screen that could be seen and heard from anywhere in the park. Even though I feel like I didn’t take full advantage of this great, free activity in the city this summer, I am excited to make it a new Monday night tradition in 2013.
View of the crowd and the New York Public Library in the background.
Side view of the screen and the Empire State Building in the back.