apart from being a big geek at school and feeling like a fish out of water at my internship, this is what i've been obsessin' over as of late:
-fanfarlo and wildbirds & peacedrums. my roommate, tj, interviewed fanfarlo last monday, so he asked if i'd like to go along to their show that night. it was one of those decisions where i had a ton of other things to do but i just felt like i should go. it was FANTASTIC. the opening band, wildbirds & peacedrums, have to been seen to be believed. they're a gorgeous husband and wife duo from sweden. he plays the drums like no one i've ever seen, she sings her heart out and plays a number of instruments. i don't know all of the fancy music-reviewer words to use to describe them, but if you ever have a chance to see them play - DO IT. trust me. fanfarlo is a band of 6 (7? i forget exactly) multi-instrumentalists who are all so talented and adorable that, as i told tj, i just want to go on a big date with the entire band. i'm in love with them. we ended up buying tickets for their show in brooklyn the next night. and we're going to see them during cmj next month. cant get enough fanfarlo.
-our roof. we have the most killer view of manhattan, ever. i just like to go up there and stare at the skyline and thank the universe for letting me live here.
-my macbook. i've had my shiny beautiful macbook pro for a few weeks now and i am very much in love with her. i haven't named her yet, though. (i like to name things.) this is my first mac, and i'm slowly slipping into the steve-jobs-worshipping-apple-cult. i might even put my little cult-stickers on a notebook or something. whoa-oh.
-washington square park. i. love. this. park. i can sit on a bench and people-watch for hours. i have loved this park for a long time. i have said in the past that if i could live anywhere in the world, it'd be in one of those townhouses along the northern border of the park. it so happens that the NYU school of social work is housed in a few of those very townhouses. so good.
-coffee-shop-hunting. i've been jaunting all over the village checking out coffeeshops. i tried jack's coffee last week and loved it. it was a comfortable place to sit and read, and they put the little milk-swirly on my latte. i also had an incredible zucchini-chocolate-and-cranberry muffin. mmmm. mud's coffee was delicious, but i haven't had a chance to spend time there. i want to try joe - the art of coffee, but there are never any tables free. this is probably a good sign.
-brooklyn lager. new favorite beer for sure. every bar in brooklyn should be required to have it on tap. local pride, c'mon people.
-john mayer's "who says". i am a huge fan of mr. mayer, and i'm so happy to hear his album will be coming out soon! (november 17) the single took a few listens to grow on me, but i found it's especially good late at night, accompanied with the aforementioned brooklyn lager.
-moleskine's new york city notebook. it's a guidebook that doesn't look like a guidebook! so i don't end up looking like a tourist while i try to figure out in which direction i'm headed. i can also write in all of my own favorite places. (i have sections just for coffeeshops and bookstores.)
-learning. seriously. i have been learning a lot about myself in addition to geeking out over social work. it's sometimes difficult to swallow, but really wonderful.