Saturday, August 23, 2008

New York

So I thought that I would talk about what's coming for me.

I'm moving from San Francisco, California to Stony Brook, New York which is about 60 miles east of NYC on Long Island. I'm really excited for this brand new part of my life even thought I have no idea what to expect.

It's going to be difficult to leave home but I have to do it eventually, so why not now? When I'm young and rearing to go and explore new things, meet new people and see if what I love is really what I love.

I'm planning on majoring in Theatre Arts and Marine Vertebrate Biology with a minor in Vocal Performance (Music) but for all I know I'll get there and decide I want to be a Lawyer(NOT). One just never knows.

The school is huge but apparently not big enough for all of the students because they are ten percent over capacity (which means as a freshmen I get shafted and put in a room with three people that is designed for two). Fun? I hope so. My roommates seem really cool from the e-mails that have been sent.

Overall it sounds fun. I leave on Wednesday, very very soon.

As always,

Friday, August 22, 2008


Okay so yesterday was INCREDIBLE but today I'm sore. I am not one who deals with pain very well, so this whole hurting thing, not for me. I'm in relatively good shape, or at least that's what I keep telling myself, but yesterday was the first time I had done a lot of strenuous activity. It was a whole lot of fun going from boulder to boulder.

Luckily there are miraculous remedies like Tiger Balm and Ibuprofen. I spent a good hour lying on my stomach while there was a massive burning sensation on my back and upper shoulders. The pain slowly crept away and now there is no pain! It's so nice, Tiger Balm is stupendous!

Anyways, Em and I planned on going to the river but we were too sore to go swimming. So we started our whole reason for being up here, moving Em's stuff and leaving behind her car. It's quite a process especially because she has quite a bit of stuff.

Well I'm off to help.

Thanks for reading,

Move... at the Speed of Water

6AM... Beep, Beep, BEep, BEEp, BEEP!

Get up!!!

That was kind of how this morning went. So, I got up moved the laundry over to the dryer and said "Okay J, pull yourself together you have a LONG drive ahead of you". Little did I know what awaited me after a drive filled with Phil Collins and stops at various locations to pick up things or say hello to friends.

We finally arrived at the Yuba River at the CA-49 bridge. For those of you not familiar with the Yuba, GET FAMILIAR! It's gorgeous! one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. Crystal clear water staggers through gigantic fields of massive granite boulders. The water took my breath away with it's depth and cool 70 something degrees, I felt surrounded by things so much larger than me it gave me one of those "Wow, I'm insignificant" feelings. For the first time in years I felt like I had been released into the wild, to run free, I felt great. I climbed on rocks for hours and bathed in cool water while time passed by with no thought or care.

It's a good thing that I have Em to take me to all of these wonderful places.

Thanks as always,


Why hello there!

I must say thanks for stopping by!
So... I'm terrible at introductions so I thought I'd start with a Poem I was thinking about today.

Clumsy human hands sift through the shallow water,
Reaching for Stones to construct high rise buildings
Perfectly balanced on curved surfaces.
Stacked yet lying in solitude.
The world steps back and Nature is shown.

There's no title yet and it obviously still needs work.

Updates to come!

Thanks again!