As someone who is trying to decide if graduate school is in the future, it is nice to know that there are other forms of continuing education out there. I came across The School of Life, London, in the New York Times. Why would it be cool to go there? A. It would just be sweet to live in London. B. Everyone wants to unlock the seemingly forbidden and sometimes elusive secrets and purposes of life with other people who are just as thoroughly confused.
The courses are described as being about the big issues of life-love, politics, work, family, play. The instructors?-leading authors, artists, actors and academics combing their own experiences with ideas from “thinkers of the past.”
Wouldn’t you love to answer these questions: Why are relationships so complicated? What can we do about the ebbs and flow of attraction? What is the value of time alone?
And not only are you better understanding the fundamentals to living, but you are entering a surreal experience in which you actually discuss these personal experiences with complete strangers.
I personally think it would be interesting to take Introduction: Meals at the School of Life, a class dedicated to making amazing conversation with unfamiliar company. I think the topic of this school is conversation enough.
Monday, September 22, 2008
The magazine I work for goes to a big meeting every year and at the meeting is a 5K that raises money for the Eye Bank Association of America. I just decided that I will be running in the 5K in November and I have never ran a race in my life. Training begins tomorrow. Wish me luck!
I went to visit the boyfriend this weekend. He is lucky enough to live in the city where Andy Warhol will be forever immortalized. I loved looking at the images of old celebrities and socialites and of course playing in the silver cloud room.
This cover of Warhol's magazine, Interview, really stuck out.
I got in trouble for taking this one. Sorry Andy.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I am generally not inclined to believe in my horoscopes or palm readers, although I do think it is kind of fun and may have some truth to it. If you are a believer this book is for you. It tells you about your personality, strengths, weaknesses, health, etc. based on your birth date. My one warning is like any of these astrological theories, take it with a grain of salt. The book portrays what is the most extreme version of your self. If anything it will provide you with a lot of amusement, as it did with me and my friends.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
I just saw a friend from grade school over the weekend. Unfortunately it was at a wake for her mother who passed away. I went because we had been such good friends and her mom was a lovely woman. I expected to say hello, pay my respects and leave. However, to my surprise my friend and I talked for a long time. It had been at least 10 years since the last time we saw each other and we were laughing because we still remembered each other's street names and birthdays. If I had to pick her old house out of a line up it would be no problem. Isn't it funny the things you retain, even as a child?
The blogging community really is reaching out to one of their favorite bloggers, Nie Nie, who suffered burns on 80% of her body after a plane crash. It just goes to show you what powerful connections people build through online communities. This story is really amazing.
Went to a great mexican restaurant this weekend called Lopez, which had cool art on the walls, to say goodbye to a good friend who will hopefully be having a great time in California. Saturday night we went to a place with a tree in the middle of the bar and were asked to rate our favorite vintage bikes. Pictures to come.
Friday, September 5, 2008
This windjammer takes people on "vacation" off of the coast of Maine. It's not your traditional lazy vacation because everyone helps man the ship. I couldn't believe this but it can accommodate up to 31 people. Wouldn't it be fun to live at sea for a couple of days but still know you weren't too far from the shore?
Thursday, September 4, 2008
I know it's early to talk about movies coming out on Christmas day, but this looks like a good one. I am sure you have all heard of the story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Well, now it is being made into a movie with Brad Pitt in the lead role. Check out the trailer.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
I really liked the song playing on the J.Crew homepage. Through "further research" I found out the artist's name is Leona Naess and she debuted in 2000. Apparently she sounds like Feist or Feist sounds like her? Anyways, Sunny Sunday is a good song.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
This is my recommendation for a fall boot. The Franco Sarto Vino colored Mission Boot is the answer to my prayers for a fashionable yet comfortable boot. Easy to wear, because of its low heel, and relatively inexpensive, it is made from synthetic material so it won't get ruined in bad weather. Select sizes are left and on sale at Nordstrom.
I can't wait to read Nicky Haslam's memior, Redeeming Features, being published by Knopf next year. His notable relations with high society included Andy Warhol, Joan Crawford, and Lady Dianna Cooper.
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