my daily life has come to a slight pause of late. one by one, friends have left to return to far-away schools for their fall semesters and i (last but not least…?) remain at home, waiting for my own to begin. i blame the u.k. for my lonesome state; that is, i’m set to study in london for the fall and am scheduled to begin my courses there far later than i would here, in the states. i am thus left to wander the city (and pack) on my own until i leave.
here’s a baby sampling of my not-so-exciting life lately.
park bench lunch. a shot of a recent pit stop i took in central park to enjoy a healthy homemade lunch (a salad made of romaine / kale / kidney beans / apples / tomatoes / avocado / olive oil and balsamic vinegar). despite it being post-labor day, this day was summer-on-steroids (90 degrees, shorts stuck to legs, legs stuck to bench…you get the idea).
pretty posies. like i said, boredom’s been the name of the game lately. i’m consequently taking pictures of anything and everything, including flowers. a lot of them. i liked this one best, though.
pizza art. when my grandmother turned 80 last year, there was a party on her lawn with a big white tent and champagne. when she turned 81 this weekend, there was a trip to frank pepe’s pizzeria. don’t get me wrong, though — frank pepe’s pies are stellar enough to rival any swanky soiree. the classic pizza joint puts on no airs, and it doesn’t need to. we opted for two large pies – one white clam (they’re famous for it) and another half margherita / half mushroom.
healthy hike. when i woke up the next morning, still full from the pizza feast from the night prior, i knew it was time to move it move it. up a mountain. i stopped — mid-huffing and puffing — to snap this shot on my favorite hike in connecticut’s litchfield county.
i have a feeling my life lately posts will be a bit livelier once i’m settled in london, so check back soon, chaps.