|No, those aren't inspirational quotes on my headboard. Snapshot of a late night spent |
Saturday I socialed it up--a Welcome New Oceanography Grad Students backyard meet & greet in the afternoon (g0d, was it hot!!) where I got to have great chats with a bunch of prof's, play with my advisor's son in the pool, and meet my fellow students a bit more..and then an Epic Shindig bday party, attended by the same grad students (but not any prof's!). The birthday boy turned 25, which he greeted warmly as "that great age of characters in sitcom's." I began really practicing my Spanish with several of my new friends who are native speakers, hailing from Ecuador and Colombia.
Today I slept late and just stayed in, doing all my favorite things: reading magazines, steeping things in my french presses, listening to my fav artists on Pandora radio. I learned several new words in The New Yorker, my favorite of which is "saturnine: dark in coloring/moody and mysterious," used to describe a painting by Cezanne. I read about and then investigated youtube for videos of the amazing StrandBeests of Theo Janson. So so cool.
I went over to the gym next door and watched re-runs of SNL--from like 1999, very funny! And this evening I'm having a pizza & movie night! Probably another French film from the 1970s era, or an opposites-attract romcom.
|PIZZA of the brocolli garlic caramalized onions & olive oil variety|