an anniversary of my 25th birthday

a quick paris weekend was more trouble than it was worth
so i spent my birthday in town.
had dinner with two of my best friends, phan and kim.

these two crack me up.
kimmie suggested i embellish my blog so that when i’m old and senile,
i can look back and be like, “oh wow, i was so cool.”

and then our dinner conversation became absurd, silly prattle.
“if you skydive naked, do you let out like, the biggest queef when you land?”
“what do you say to a girl with two black eyes? nothing, you already told the bitch twice.”

but then we started going through our bucket list and i realized how simple mine was
and that i could pretty much accomplish all of them this year if i tried hard enough.
some of the things included?
        – jump off a cliff
        – ride a camel
        – aurora borealis
 

and then i hung out with some friends on a bus (with michelle).

veanne cao
 

this bus.


 

adorable jenni took a bunch of pictures, but my stupid mug is in all of them.

veanne cao

so i’ll spare you.
 

currently listening to:
i’d like to think we were dancing to this song in the picture above.


 

a sunny saturday (finally)

afternoon stroll through the neighborhood


 

with my two favorite rat catchers.


 

manhattan bridge from williamsburg bridge.


 

josh caught up with me on graham ave.


 

dumont burgers.
he tells me, “i just want something good.”
we all want something good,
just gotta sift through a whole lot of bs to get to it.
 

currently listening to:
something good kinda feels like the first thirty three seconds of al green.

no one like you

old lovers

like most mucisians in new york,
jonathan is in about nine bands
and i’ve dodged going to any of his shows until last night at public assembly.

only because i really like a big yes and a small no.
 

i always get a little weak when he picks up the guitar.

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kevin. amazing vocalist, amazing lyricist.

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eric and jonti.

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one thing about living in new york,
i’m constantly meeting people who inspire me.

drew, a photographer who does volunteer work teaching photography to kids in the bronx,

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reminded me of a project i’ve been daydreaming about for the past year or so:
teaching inner city kids how to make films.

i wonder how i would go about doing this,
who i would contact to donate cameras, computer & software equipment,
what organization would be interested in helping me get started…
 

a few more pictures here.

14 days in iphone pics

with help from the camerabag app (out of order):

kimmie is the cutest.

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coney.

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adam loves al green as much as i do.

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korean bbq.

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rain rehearsing on fire escape.

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kimmie tries to ease my devastation.

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henri’s leaf-stache.

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4th of july fireworks over hudson river.

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on our way to legion, by josh.

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it seemed like a good idea at the time.

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why brooklyn feels like home.

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manhattan.

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i hate hipsters and their retarded performance art, destroying pianos on bedford.
breaks my heart.

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three had my attention, two have my affection. josh is one of them.

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suzanne gave me my new year’s resolution this past january:
“no self-sabotaging.”

but i have a lousy track record with boyfriend/girlfriend relationships
so it only makes sense that i avoid them.
at least for now.

but then josh sends me
a video of him playing the guitar, singing, “i’m going crazy without you”
and i get all mooshy inside and then i don’t know what to do.
 
currently listening to:

you got me where you want me, but i ain’t all there

saturday

it was such a beautiful day in brooklyn so
brooke, cat and i decided to ride our bikes from williamsburg to park slope
and had a picnic in the hills,
sipping beer from juice bottles through straws.

cat rigged my ipod and brooke’s speakers with her bikini top to the handlebars
so we could bump music during our little adventure.

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we got a little too intoxicated,
got lost on our way back and somehow ended up by the manhattan bridge.

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it took us three hours to get back to brooke’s.
sore, exhausted. spent the evening lounging, watching movies
and eating mexican food made by chinese.

 
brooke has the cutest cat.

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currently listening to:

she bop

best song to have played while racing through the park at night.