Thursday, August 27, 2009

IRL || points.

I think I'm not very good at getting my point across.

I talk to people, and if there's a disagreement, it always feels like we're talking about two different subjects, not disagreeing on one. The more I try to steer the conversation back to the point, the further it gets from it. On the other person's end.

Or maybe I was just wrong all along.

Guess it's something I need to work on.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

IRL || random thoughts.

I'm working on a post about the amazing road trip I had with my mom and sisters. It will have photos. Meanwhile, I just want to share a few random thoughts:

Kevin Michael is quickly becoming a favorite. His music moves me, feels good.

Freedom and Fear can't exist together. We need to overcome fear in order to be free. I need to overcome fear to be free.

I need to spend more time with my loved ones. I miss my friends, sorors, family members.

Planning visits to museums. I really need to get to MOCA in Detroit and the Hands on Museum in Ann Arbor. The Hands On just seems fun and a reminder of childhood freedom. And the apple orchard in the fall. Accepting companions to accompany me. :)

I have a strong desire to try my hand a a fresh peach cobbler. Mmmm.

It's nice to be thought about.

Life has just gotten more interesting. In a good way. I feel extra young and kind of giddy ;)

I'm ready for the semester to begin. And to move into the new apartment! September will be good.

Friday, August 7, 2009


Yesterday was my first full day in New Orleans. I woke up early to take a van-tour around the city. The tour took us past many points of interest: The French Quarter, the Garden District, Xavier, Tulane, and Loyola Universities, important homes and City Park. I'm learning that I love places full of history and culture. I mean many places have a history and culture, but New Orleans is an intersection of histories and a gumbo of cultures. Even time periods are all mixed up here. I'm in a hotel decorated as if it's from another century, visited a restaurant and bar that is straight out of the Roaring 20s and seen places that are times everywhere in between. I love the architecture, the colors, the sounds, and I even liked the heat. I love the cemeteries.

I've eaten delicious jambalaya and beignets (which I have to have again) and drank Mint Juleps. I'm even going to have afternoon tea in Le Salon. I'm excited!

We also went into the 9th Ward and other areas devastated by Katrina. Four years later and there is still so much destroyed, but there is also hope. And rebuilding. So many thoughts on that part of the tour I can't articulate yet. I took pictures and I hope they honor the experiences of those who were there and are still here.

This city is full of so much history, and we can still see it. I will be back and it's tempting to want to stay a while longer.