Sunday, October 18, 2009

The week ends, the week begins.

Sitting here listening to Miles with my feet up on the coffee table (as usual), watching Cosby Show (always a treat) and trying desperately to finish my Calc homework (too many numbers for me)... so I'd rather blog instead. The only new feature to this scene is a slightly altered coffee table... Katie put her stiletto straight through the glass of the old one to see her outfit. Guess that's what you get for not having full length mirrors in the apartment.

I's cold outside but nice and warm in my apartment. The jazz is great. We have terrible lighting so I've turned the white Christmas lights on... they give off a dull yellow glow. Kaila and my roommates are here and we are all quiet and lost in thought. It's so nice to have company, even when words aren't being exchanged. I am content.

It's Sunday night and I have no idea how the entire weekend passed and I was so unproductive. Had a hectic week as usual, between work and school and trying to get back into distance running (14 miles and counting). I've basically decided to forego homework in favor of bars with friends. There just isn't time for it all! But it is my last semester. So who cares?

I was talking to a friend yesterday and was apparently running my mouth at a mile a minute. My friend jokingly said, "Are you on crack?!" And I had a sudden twinge of sadness just for a second as I thought, "No, my life is on crack."

I think I need to sit and do nothing like I am now. It's my way of grounding myself... of just taking a break from the craziness that is my life and the city. There is never a minute to rest, so when I can find that minute, I relish in it. It is so quiet and peaceful in here, but I know just twenty feet away, outside in the cold, the city is still running.

That's all for tonight. My pulse beats to Miles Davis - "Blue in Green"

On a side note, I'm going to be a biker for Halloween... black lace-up high heel boots, leather jacket, lots of big black and silver jewelery, probably some crazy hair. I think it's appropriate for the pub crawl.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

My state of mind is completely dependent upon the season.

Autumn is so wonderful. It makes me want to abandon my reading, go for a two-hour run and sit on the couch with my feet on the coffee table and eat a turkey sandwich whilst watching the Cosby Show and reminiscing about how lovely my day outside in the crisp autumn weather has been (even if my ankle may or may not have developed its own incessant pulse).

And what a lovely weekend it was. Apartment "gathering" as Kaila calls it, Alice's tea cup (best pumpkin scones in the world), Soho shopping, buttnernut squash ravioli, Gatsby's Bar and Firefly, and, of course, a two-hour run down and up East / West side highways. Now that is my kind of weekend. Especially in great company, of course.

I really do need to get some of my reading done. But the coffee table with my book on it is so far away...

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Becoming quite the subway blogger.

That's what happens when the 2,3 decides to run locally. Heading up to Central Park
For a run with a colleague. First Central Park jog of the season.

Yesterday I stocked my closet with coats, scarves and gloves. I am officially ready for the cold weather... Even looking forward to it (a little). Cold weather means lots of layers, funky scarves and hot chocolate. I was actually thinking earlier this morning about how cozy my apartment would be if it only had a fireplace. Probably not the best idea with 8 floors above us.

Tomorrow morning I'll be
up bright and early for some quality time with Mom. "kris, while dad bikes for MS I figured you and I could take a brisk walk. I'll pick you up at 6 am. Oh, and it will be pouring so bring an umbrella."

Perfect. And that is my life this weekend. Also, don't rent The Women. Terribly slow. Even Andy says so.

Blogged from my iPhone - so excuse the typos! - KLR

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Whilst in transit

Waiting for the 2,3 uptown from Fulton Street and hoping to be on time for a meeting in Chelsea in 25 minutes. Might as well blog since my NYTimes app is a failure without Internet service. Will be in 4 offices in total today and running around like a chicken with no head - what else is new?! But then starts a relaxing weekend of dinner and drink plans, bonding with Mom (whilst Dad bikes for MS) and running with colleagues in Central Park. Finally, a regular weekend. What could be better?!

September is already gone and apparently it took warm weather with it. Today we've jumped straight into November weather. No fair! The leaves haven't even turned yet.

Hope train comes soon...

Blogged from my iPhone - so excuse the typos! - KLR