October 31, 2010

October 31st, 2010


Happy Halloween!  Have a blurred picture of yours truly in her Halloween getup.  I went as Lucy from Bram Stoker's Dracula.  (No improper sparkling vampires for me.)


October 30, 2010

October 30th, 2010

autumn sun

This is, contrary to all appearances, NOT another photo about my obsesssion with fall foliage.  It is instead celebrating the gorgeous weekend that this is shaping up to be.  Happy All Hallow's Eve Eve!


October 29, 2010

October 29th, 2010

autumn tree

The last stubborn leaves clinging to a bare tree as the sun sets.


October 28, 2010

October 28th, 2010


Halloween specialty store in the local mall.  Have I mentioned I love Halloween?  Because I love Halloween.  I have two costumes this year: a sleek and sexy one for the party happening on the night before, and a nerdy and fun one for the day proper. 


October 27, 2010

October 27th, 2010


A patch of autumn mushrooms I found on a walk that looked like their tops had been burnished and gilded by sunlight.



October 26, 2010

October 26th, 2010


Oh Cosmo, I have to thank you.  Were it not for this helpful little instruction, I might have gone about my weekend home completely wrong.


October 25, 2010

October 25th, 2010


So I missed a day for the first time since starting this blog, and I'd say I'm sorry, but I'm not. 

Today's picture shall simply be known as "Jules." 


October 23, 2010

October 23rd, 2010


The Moon was gorgeous last night.  I wished my camera had been better, because this picture hardly does it justice, but I'm not going to cheat and go to stock footage.  And anyway, this is what I truly saw - distant and luminous, high in the sky.


October 22, 2010

October 22nd, 2010


Jack-o'lanterns, set out and grinning.  Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year, and it's been a very long time since I had time to carve a pumpkin of my own.  Think I'll get lucky this year.


October 21, 2010

October 21st, 2010


This is an awful picture, which is a real shame, because this is a beautiful little fine cuisine restaurant that me and a bunch of absolutely brilliant friends went to last night for discount burger night.  The restaurant itself was lovely, all dark wood and soft warm lighting, quiet until we came in and ruined the atmosphere.  We had red meat, hard cider, and loads of fun making dorky Shakespeare jokes.


October 20, 2010

October 20th, 2010

green muffins

Green muffins in the bakery.  How are they green?  Why are they green?  We may never know.  All I know is that these are the first creepy muffins I've ever seen.


October 19, 2010

October 19th, 2010

pumpkin carving

Pumpkin carving with friends with a scary movie on in the background and pumpkin seeds roasting in the oven.


October 18, 2010

October 18th, 2010

candy shop

Beautiful little candy shop that had a vast array of truffles, imported candy, bins of jawbreakers and taffy, bacon-chocolate bars, and giant gummi bears.  I have an enormous sweet tooth, and just being in a place like this will blow my mind.  I often times leave candy shops without buying anything because I can't choose what I want!


October 17, 2010

October 17th, 2010


Contradancing!  I took myself out last night to a room full of strangers and a string quartet and danced for hours.  Contradancing is essentially New England folk dancing - it was fast paced, involved lots of swinging and circling, and I was brand new and hadn't a clue what I was doing and didn't give a damn.

Also: Happy One-Month Anniversary to 'One Day, One Thing'!


October 16, 2010

October 16th, 2010


Autumn trees on a cold wet day with the wind blowing the leaves free.


October 15, 2010

October 15th, 2010

sonic screwdriver

My new sonic screwdriver (courtesy of the Doctor from Doctor Who), which makes me
happy for several reasons.  One, it's the most important part of my Halloween costume, and Halloween is my favorite holiday.  Two, Doctor Who is in my mind the greatest sci-fi show ever.  Three, I love my sonic screwdriver and am very proud of my nerddom.


October 14, 2010

October 14th, 2010


View from a mountaintop on a hike in New England. 

The whole world was spread out before us.


October 13, 2010

October 13th, 2010

ugly tomatoes

Sign in the produce section that made me giggle.  Poor abused tomatoes.


October 12, 2010

October 12th, 2010


Saw this little guy making his way down the middle of the road.  After I took this shot, I moved him to the grass.  Silly little pedestrian caterpillar, don't you know that cars don't follow all proper safety laws?  Your right of way won't mean much if you're squished.


October 11, 2010

October 11th, 2010


Local independent coffee shop.  Great coffee, charming atmosphere, and close enough that I can wander there in the mornings before class to get my caffeine thrill of the day.


October 10, 2010

October 10th, 2010

tea kettle

Automatic tea kettles!  Best invention since the toaster replaced toasting forks.  I was able to make myself tea in my dorm room with this darling.  I have to be careful - if I have a good book, a few tea bags, and this in my room, I may turn myself into a hermit. 

Going along with the autumn theme from yesterday, I love the feeling of curling up next to a window on a cold, blustery day, sipping hot, sweet tea, and enjoying the contrast of heat and chill.


October 9, 2010

October 9th, 2010


It had to happen sometime - autumn foliage against an October blue sky.  I have such a love affair with autumn, and October is my favorite month of the year - best holiday, falling leaves, cool air, long walks, hot drinks.  I've never been in a place that hasn't had a spectacular fall, and this year is no exception.  I'm actually filling a lifelong dream - to see Autumn in New England.


October 8, 2010

October 7, 2010

October 7th, 2010


Supermarkets!  There is something bizarrely and wonderfully comforting about a supermarket.  I love just browsing the shelves and feeling secure in the amount of food that's just *there*.  24-Hour ones are the best - grocery shopping at two in the morning is one of the great pleasures of life.


October 6, 2010

October 6th, 2010

high school

High school!  More importantly, the fact that I'm not in it any more! Thank God!

Although the kids you see pictured here were awesome.  They'd all come together to kick ass and learn Shakespeare.  Why couldn't my high school have been more like that?


October 5, 2010

October 5th: 2010


Ducks on the pond.  They fled when I came bounding across the field towards them, which explains the shoddy photo. 


October 4, 2010

October 4th, 2010


New England woods in late afternoon with sunshine streaming in.


October 3rd, 2010

Times Square

Night in Times Square in New York City.  I love New York - I've been there less than half a dozen times, and yet I just get this place.  The beat, the drive, the rhythm - I thrive on it.  I would give anything to live and work here someday.


October 3, 2010

October 3rd, 2010: Difficulty

Blogger is being stubborn and not wanting to upload my pictures, so there will be an update later!


October 2, 2010

October 2nd, 2010

A lakelet backed by changing trees in between rainstorms.


October 1, 2010

October 1st, 2010

Happy October!

It's still warm enough where I'm living that they haven't turned the fountains off.  This one, in front of an old condemned school hall, is my favorite in the area.