Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ooooooh, Saaaandy

Hi, all!

Just wanted to let you know I'm fine here in NYC. My building has power/lights in the hallways and even hot water now! I have bus tickets to visit home from Thursday to Sunday, hopefully the buses will really run. Luckily I have no classes until Monday!

Talk to you soon,
Tasch

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Cape Cod

I love the beach near my dad's new house! Here are some pictures from my last visit...

First we went to the beach:
Then we explored a hiking trail that winds through the dunes:
 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Autumn

A few weekends ago I visited Boston again, and we had a delightfully fall-themed weekend, including a trip to Wilson Farms:
There were many delicious snacks, including caramel apples and apple cider donuts: (before you ask, Andrey messed up a backflip on a trampoline and landed on his face):
We also had fresh corn for dinner:

 And mom planted some lovely flowers on the porch:
The highlight, of course, was seeing these fools! 

 P.S. Sorry for the late post this week - I had the beautiful combination of stomach flu + sinus infection this weekend. It was as nice as it sounds.

Cheers!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

September Snapshots

Some of my favorite things I've caught on camera from the last month:

 A ridiculously gorgeous September day:
This excellent little piano prodigy who I see most days of the week (always in a suit, drinking a milkshake!). Can you believe he is only eight years old?
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 My favorite street art on my daily walk:
This odd building a few blocks from mine:
 The rescue kittens that spend their days being cute in Union Square:
And part of my ever-evolving cork board, which includes a free Obama pin I scored from the nicest lil grandpa in Union Square:
Also, for those unfamiliar with Manhattan geography: I live in Greenwhich Village, towards the bottom left of the island on this map :-)


Happy October!


Monday, October 1, 2012

Last weekend...

Last weekend (September 21st - 22nd) I finally visited Boston!

I arrived in Boston Friday afternoon (it's a 4.5-ish hour bus ride from NYC). That night, my mum, Steve, Blair and I watched Up and had some delicious Teryaki House (we even had a fire going because it's been quite chilly there!).

The next day, mum and I had a girls day. We walked to Broadway and rented the very-cool Hubway bikes, and rode the scenic way to Harvard Square past the Esplanade.



That night, my dad picked me up and I finally got to see his new house on Cape Cod and unpack my new room! Sunday morning, dad, Andrey and I took a walk on the biking-distance Kalmus beach:


I had lots of work last week, so I gladly caught up on my sleep, TV shows and homework this past weekend. Next weekend, because of Columbus Day, I'll be in Massachusetts Friday night through Monday! Yay!

Also, I apologize for the once-a-week post frequency lately - I don't have too much work this week, so hopefully I'll be able to get some more posts up soon :-)

Have a lovely week, all!