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The Cause of Current Excitements

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Yesternight, I saw the last of the Lord of The Rings trilogy. It went on for about four hours, and yes, I cried at the end. The tears could not be stopped. Especially when Frodo hugged Sam goodbye. Wahhhh!

I had an interview this afternoon and afterwards, I went to the library and came home with five books.  I haven't even finished Camera Lucida!  It is such a hard book to read. I find I have to turn to the dictionary every few words. I'm planning to read it three times straight.  But before I do that, I am very excited about all the books I got from the library. I will tell you their titles and why I got them.


First book: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee. Go ahead and shake your head and think "how can you claim to have majored in English without reading this book?"  I am really excited about reading it because I have heard about it so many times but never had the opportunity to read it.  I picked it up because I am starting a new book club with my friend and she …

Why NYPL Makes My Mondays

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Every Monday I download three songs through NYPL for FREE. Legal and no worries of spam or a nagging conscience.  I found out about this from mon petit ami,  and I have been most happy on Mondays since. It is so easy to use.  I don't know how it works on a PC but this is how I access it on my Mac.

1. Go to nypl.org
2. Click on "Find books, DVDs and More."
3. Click on "E-books and Audiobooks"
4. Click on "Freegal Music"
5. Enter your library Card number and password
6. Find your artist and song
7. Get high on music!


I had been working on John Mayer's Battle Studies but I got distracted and started on The Script's Science & Faith Album today.  In the past I've downloaded Adele's #19 and # 21 albums. I also got Simon and Garfunkel's Sound of Silence, it's like one of my favorite songs. I pulled a few songs from Buckcherry's Live and Loud 2009 album.

Every now and then when I strike gold I buy an album.  My recent purchase…

My New Fav. Ghanaian Music Video

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The Turban Days Are Here.

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Click Destiny Godley to learn how to create some fab. turbans. Go knock yourself out!

A Week's Account

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Monday was free of events.  I decided what book to start reading since I just finished Tess of d'Urbervilles. I think I will write a book review on it later.  For now, I will be reading Roland Barthes' Camera Lucida.  Like Tess of d'Urbervilles I got Camera Lucida for school but never read it and couldn't bring myself to sell it on Amazon like the rest of my maths, science and business textbooks.

On Tuesday, I had hibiscus tea in Madison Square Park with one of my sorority babies and then run back to Queens and to Urban Outfitters for their job fair.  I still need a job.  I intern twice a week at a gallery at Chelsea but it does nothing to my bank account,  and life is a bit weird when you keep having nightmares of going without a cellphone. The job fair almost rob some minutes off my second Lord of The Rings trilogy but I made it in plenty of sweat and adrenaline.

I got to spend Wednesday and Thursday at my friend's apartment.  He was out of town and I convinced …

Exhibition @ Madison Sq. Park

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To Knit A Hat or to go to The Met

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To knit a hat or to go to the Met, this was a question I was seriously considering yesterday.  I have been meaning to loom-knit a hat for my friend's baby but I had been procrastinating. Yesterday being Sunday, and extremely hot, I thought it would be a good idea to stay indoors, relax and just finish off that hat. But I also had the urge to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

In the end I did the latter.  I went to the museum late with my best friend and because the place was closing in few minutes we were unable to see the Alexander McQueen Collection. But we saw Reconfiguring an African Icon, a current exhibition at the Met. I thought the exhibition was pretty exciting and because I wasn't aware that we weren't allowed to take photographs I was able to get a single shot.  I also discovered parts of the museum that I had never actually been to in the past.

We were kicked out at around 5:20pm and we went to see Green Lantern. My best friend thought the movie was disapp…

Hair Accessories

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Let me warn you; sometimes I am one of those people who puts up a title which refers to one, to nothing in particular in the body of the post.  Like when you go to H&M and you spot that dress with a $9.99 sign, only to walk up to it and realize that the dresses are actually $34.99 each and the T-shirts on the side is the $9.99 item.  I hate that, so I am sorry for doing it to you.

I have been pretty busy this past few days.  I have been working on the courage to knit my next baby hat for my friend's niece.  I have also been making hair accessories.  I made some attachments to bobby pins, hair bands, and felt flowers that I am yet to decide what to do with them.  I also made some yarn necklaces; picture on the left.  I will make a DIY entry someday to show you how I made them.

However, you can teach yourself how to make fabric flowers and bows from these youtube channels below:

HelloCatheeHairHardware 814girl 
So go ahead and knock yourself out.

Lord Of The Rings Through The High Line.

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On Tuesday, I saw Lord of the Rings for the first time on the big screen.  My boyfriend was more excited than I was, but by the end of the movie, I was pretty excited too. Now I can't wait to see the second part on next Tuesday. If you do not already know, the trilogy event is showing at AMC theaters, by Fathom Events. They started showing on June 14th,  and it would continue on the 21st and the 28th. The 14th was for the "Fellowship Of The Ring" and the 21st would of course be "The Two Towers," and the 28th will be "The Return of The King," naturally!



On Wednesday, I walked all the way from City Hall to 13th street and 10th Avenue to meet with one of my favorite people in the world and together we explored the High Line again. Well, Section I again and Section II for the first time. I believe Section II is a lot more fun. Go check it out.

We also did some thrift shopping and came out with nothing. The very best way to go shopping is to come out wit…

Expensive Braids

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About two and a half weeks ago, I  was whining about my hair appointment going all wrong and then I talked about braiding my own hair.
Incase you were wondering, I did not braid my own hair like I suggested I was going to.  My parent won't allow it.  I think she felt that since it was for my graduation, I ought to look my best.  She made another appointment for me and I got it all done for $50.

Not too expensive I thought and I actually liked it, but then after a week it all started looking messy.  Because I have been taking very good care of it I am pointing my index at the braider.  It seem to me that she didn't do a good job.  I know for a fact that I would have done a better job. And I will, after I take out the ones in my hair.

All in all, I am not upset or anything.  But the next time I feel strongly about doing something as crazy as braiding my own hair, I think this experience will be the boost I need to go on and get it done.

Meet My Exciting New Friend!

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