Friday, November 4, 2011

In which I attempt to make up for the lameness that was the beginning of my semester

Okay, as you may have gleaned from that title and/or my previous blog posts, I haven't done as much fun stuff in New York as I'd like. I have, however, spent a lot of time folding paper. After a brief stint merely cutting and gluing paper, I decided I actually really hated it. So back to cutting and gluing and folding. Apparently the folding makes all the difference.
Look at all those cute little paper pyramids

I've made it a point to do some fun things, rather than spend all my time making art.

A couple weeks ago a bunch of us decided to get up at 3:15 in the morning and go to the Today Show. Why did we get up so early, you ask? Because Coldplay was playing live in Rockefeller Plaza. Despite the huge line already there, we managed to get fairly decent spots after almost getting trampled numerous times. It was completely worth my lost sleep. Coldplay was super great live, they played some of their most popular songs, as well as some new ones. Let's be honest, I don't like Coldplay enough to actually buy a ticket to one of their concerts, but I do enjoy them, so seeing them for free was pretty great. Seeing the Today show live was cool too, although most of the time they were in their studio, not outside where we were.
Not the picture I meant to upload, but close enough. This was before the line got super crazy.

I know you can't tell, but I'm fairly certain Coldplay is up there. You're just going to have to take my work for it. 

This week has been jam-packed with awesomeness. Saturday I went to Carnegie Hall, to see the Budapest Festival Orchestra. They did not disappoint.
Yeah, we were basically at the very top, and we had to hike up like 20 flights of stairs to get there, but for $10 I can't complain too much.

Monday was obviously Halloween, which apparently is a huge deal in New York. We went to the parade, but couldn't get very close because of the massive amounts of people watching it. Basically we just wandered around looking at people's costumes, as there were huge crowds of people in costume all around the parade route. 

Leslie Hall and Andy Warhol. Both winning costumes in my opinion. 

You know, took some photos with random people...

And a random person's rabbit...

We saw enough sexy bunnies and cats to last a lifetime. If you want to be a sexy animal, that's fine, really, just be something more interesting than a bunny. Like an aardvark. Or a platypus. 

Tuesday my friend randomly called me during the day and asked if I wanted to go to the Colbert Report. She had randomly gotten tickets that day, so I dropped all plans of doing anything productive. It was a great decision. Colbert was super fun live. Yo-yo Ma was on the show, which was SO FREAKING EXCITING. I sort of love Yo-yo Ma, and have wanted to see him play live for kind of a while. He and three other people just came out with an album called The Goat Rodeo Sessions, and they played a couple of songs from it. I didn't like this song as much as this one, but I very much enjoyed Steven Colbert's intro to it and how much the band is loving it.

Thursday I went to The Phantom of the Opera, which was my first broadway show ever. It was pretty bomb.

Monsieur Andre, looking much happier than I would be if I were soliciting donations from theatergoers.

We're now debating if we want to go see Daniel Radcliffe in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Although I desperately want to go see The Book of Mormon, I'm pretty sure it's been sold out for quite a while. Tragic, I know.

Now, back to the art making. 


  1. haha, this stuff all looks awesome. You totally rock the Leslie Hall look and the photos with random people and red-eyed peruvian bunnies are quality.

  2. YES. This is so exciting! I love that you were Leslie Hall. I introduced her to my classmates and they constantly repeated how weird she was while watching the video over and over.

    Your friends' costumes were pretty damn good as well.

    Thanks for not doing homework all the time, we've traded places really because I finally have a studio to work in and my art is due in less than one week... so I will not be seeing many fun things for a while.

    And I'm so glad you got to go to Broadway and an orchestra!!! And Colbert Report! SO GREAT. I did go to a Mozart concert and liked it a lot more than I usually like classical music. It's a start, eh?