Monday, June 2, 2008

oh, hi

I've been busy--thus, no blogging. Not that it really matters, as I think this blog is going to bite the dust pretty soon.

I'll dispense with some quick notes before offering lots of photos, proving that I have indeed been a busy bee.

Holy cow! A lot of big things have happened since I last wrote! Quickly... the second half of my interview with The Acorn is up. reviewed Beirut in Seattle---ACK! Too. jealous. for. words. High Places will be playing Boston in June... but Fleet Foxes the same night! How to decide? Coco Rosie's been busy! Sigur Ros! Sigur Ros! I can't stop listening to this guy. I'm the only one.

NY TIMES NOTES: (remember when I used to complain about the Times a lot?)
The Times is seriously off their meds. With the exception of this great article on one man bands, the Times has been ridiculous lately. First we had to suffer through a cover feature on blogger Emily Gould. Then the following week, Tyra Banks was on the cover. What?

OTHER RANDOM NOTES: Did you watch Lost? I mean, did you watch it? Crazy times.

Now that that's out of the way, let's recap my life in photos!

Memorial Day weekend, lots of family came to Boston to celebrate this little cutie's 1st birthday (my cousin's first kid).

We had so much fun. My sister flew in from Denver.

And the brother-in-law.

And aunts, uncles and cousins.

And the parents (on the left).

E was being so cute with the baby, so I took lots of photos.

See the rest of the birthday photos here.

After they all left, my sister, brother-in-law and I went to New York for the day. I got to hang out with my old college roommate! Holy cow, did you know the Met had a roof deck? Awesome!

Then E and I headed down to Wilmington, NC for four nights to hit the beach and attend the wedding of an old high school friend. It was such a lovely mini vacation, and we had a great time hanging out with high school friends. We shared a house on the beach with a couple of these clowns.

Right out of the airport, we passed by the studio where "Dawson's Creek" was and "One Tree Hill" is filmed. This totally made my day. Every time we passed a body of water (which was often), I would start singing "I don't wanna wait for my life to be over." Oh, on a related note: I'm pretty sure I walked by Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger in Soho while on my New York trip.

When I spend time with high school friends, I'm amazed by how important they are to me despite the fact that we live far from one another and have all changed during the past ten years. Though life and our selves are so different, I still feel like they know me and I know them better than many others in my life. Of course, I went to a pretty unique high school (small, private), so friendships were unusually strong. Every time we're together, talk turns to doing some sort of communal, intentional living situation. It's tempting.

We had three full days on the beach--absolutely beautiful. I never wanted to leave the ocean. E loved the surfing, but he gets crazy surf burn. Eek! (One of my friend's photos.)

It was so laid back and nice to hang out with everyone, including the bride and groom, before the wedding. The groom, friends and family even went surfing the day of the wedding.

The wedding itself was really sweet. Bride and groom.

Groom and E (aww, I get so proud seeing my man with old friends).

The groom had a bet with our friend about who would be the first to marry (I think this went down at E and my wedding five years ago). Here's the ceremonial paying of the bet.

I love this photo. We don't always see eye to eye on political stuff with this friend, so looking at E's expression, I like to think he just said something really conservative.

Have you ever seen a more happy mother of the groom?

The groom picked all 80s music for dancing. At first we were kind of snooty about it (no James Brown, really?), but we realized we had to dance before the night ended. Look at the resigned expression on the left! This was when they ended with "Love is a Battlefield" and it was do or die. E, as always, takes one for the team and fully commits (exhibit E dancing with a unicorn at my sister's wedding).

Congrats to the happy couple!

See all the wedding photos here.

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