Sunday, May 31, 2009

Project 365: Day 30

I dropped AJ off in Ithaca, NY where he'll be this summer. I was going to take a picture of us, but I got distracted and kind of upset and didn't manage it. Anyway, here's one of the gorges Ithaca is so famous for. They're really quite beautiful.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Project 365: Day 29

We rented a car and headed up to Ithaca, with AJ's bikes strapped on the back. An adventure, of sorts...

Friday, May 29, 2009

Project 365: Day 28

Sometimes at work, a particular book stands out. This was one.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

project 365: Day 26

Jae and Skylar snuggle on the floor of sketchy bpartment.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

project 365: Day 25

 After the insane move-out madness, and getting everyone and everyone's stuff tucked away somewhere safe, we headed up the hill to Adam and Annie's house, where Ben is house-sitting. Joe and Hayley had never seen Top Gun, so we educated them. And played the Top Gun drinking game, except without the drinking. (Drink for "Damn it, Maverick!", homoeroticism, and finish your drink for buzzing the tower.)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Project 365: Day 23-- Class Day!

Class Day!
It's the Bingham Family, together again on the other side of 4 years.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

project 365: Day 22

Baccalaureate was today. This obviously merits more than one picture for today... But I think I'd pick the last one if I could only have one today. 

Chris, Casey, Amy and I getting ready in the Trumbull courtyard. Aw!
Chris and I, looking adorable if slightly silly in cap and gown. Tassels still on the left though-- haven't graduated yet!

Processing down the middle of College Street to Woolsey for the ceremony. Kind of amazing! We took up the entire block, and that was just a third of Yale College's senior class. 

Friday, May 22, 2009

project 365: Day 21

Memorial Gate, which I won't walk through until I have my hard-earned degree in hand. Superstitious? Absolutely. But I refuse to take chances. :-)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

project 365: Day 20

Ken very generously hosted a brunch for '09. He made banana crepes with nutella! Quite delicious, and great to have almost the whole class assembled for a meal again.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

project 365: Day 19

From the filming of our senior sketch. No more details provided until the cinematic premiere. :-)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

project 365: Day 18

After months of waiting, AJ and I finally went on our date-auction date. We had a picnic in the park and went to the Peabody. He didn't realize I had my camera out to capture the beautiful vista, but this was much funnier.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Project 365: Day 17

As part of senior week, the Yale Farm held an open house. They were making and serving homemade pizza, which was delicious.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

project 365: Day 16

Today, I have to start to deal with this. Wooooooooo.
Hurray for senior week and moving out.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Project 365: Day 15

We took off about sunrise to drive back to New Haven. The sunrise over the beach was a bit muted because of weather, but it was still gorgeous. Hence, I'm putting up two pictures again, because I really couldn't decide.
And we could still see the moon, even as the sun was rising. Gorgeous.

Friday, May 15, 2009

project 365: Day 14

This was dinner tonight. Oh man. Real Carolina barbeque, sweet potatos, hush puppies, amazing slaw, rice with red gravy and sweet tea. All for less than $7. Man, I love the south!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

project 365: Day 13 (with bonus pictures!)

Yay! Today was a great beach day despite the persistent threat of rain. Greg and Andrew got all the beach pictures. After the clouds made the beach sad, we went to a tacky tourist mall, which was a lot of fun! I can't pick just one picture today, so I'll put three up. (Is that cheating? Maybe, but so what?)
Take 1. (Note: we didn't actually go to Tiki Jim's; we just found this awesome and quite suited to the general level of tackiness typical of Myrtle Beach.)
Take 2.
Nearby, we found dinosaurs! Yeah!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Project 365: Day 12 (with a bonus picture!)

This (above) is the picture for the day-- inside of Spoad's (actually called the Spanish Galleon) which is the North Myrtle equivalent of Toads dance party (except way classier, with cages, and a cover. Oddly, all these things can go together.) This one really captures that defining myrtle moment really well. 
The one below (12a!) captures the pre-Spoad's atmosphere pretty well: it is Carly calling Rachel outside Hot Diggity Dogz. :-) 

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

project 365: Day 11

And all that driving yesterday was worth it because this is the view from our hotel suite this morning. Amazing! Beach view room, complete with kitchen, queen beds, balcony, everything! We spent a lovely day getting our hair cut (nothing very exciting) and sunning on the beach.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Project 365: Day 10

What a day! Woke up before 5:30am to get on the road by 6... then a 15 hour road-trip to Myrtle Beach! Most of the day was full of the boring road-trip scenes of I-95 south. All the way! But finally, as we crossed the border between North and South Carolina, we found:
South of the Border! It's a huge rest stop/shopping mall/motel complex/convention center/ethnic stereotype fest. The racial insensitivity was remarkable, as was the general sketchiness of the whole place. We stopped and had dinner at the Sombrero Restaurant, which was not as bad as it looked, despite the 70s era cow-print vinyl everywhere.
And lo and behold, just an hour or so later, we arrived in scenic Myrtle Beach!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

project 365: Day 9

Tonight was the my last meal in the dining halls. Dinner itself wasn't that great, but still, it will be sorely missed. Oh Trumbull, how many great meals and conversations I've had! 

Saturday, May 09, 2009

project 365: Day 8

Rosa really loves llamas, so she was pretty delighted when Steve brought her this whole clan of llamas. I think she decided it was mom, dad, baby and mistress. 

Friday, May 08, 2009

project 365: Day 7

After seeing Bob Ballard, and dinner, and Star Trek (which was great!), it was amazingly foggy. It was after midnight, so it totally counts! Other highlights of today: last Blunch ever, being done with college, completing my last final...

Thursday, May 07, 2009

project 365: Day 6

Bob Ballard , geologist and deep sea explorer, has had an amazing career. He came to speak at the Peabody , and he was pretty great. He discussed his ~10,000 accomplishments, the nature of deep sea exploration, and his plans for having robots explore the future (and the past! <3 underwater archaeology!). Seriously awesome. I did his Jason Project when I was in grade school, and really appreciate it a lot more now than I did then.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Project 365: Day 5

I love these. I know I'm a little behind the times-- all the crosswalk buttons on campus had clever replacements. Now, they're almost all gone. I do really like this one though, and I think it merits being today's picture.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

project 365: Day 4

AJ, being very studious. Darn finals.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Project 365: Day 3

The edible table decorations at the Trumbull Senior Dinner.

Did I ever have readers? Do I now?

Hey there. This blog has been inactive for so long! There's a tiny chance I'll revive it for real in the late summer/early fall as I head off to graduate school. Until then, if you're interested, check out these other blogs I write for:
BHouse 2009: The blog of the Members of... living together in New Haven this summer.
YPMB '09: The collective blog of the Members of... class of 2009. We're all moving on to bigger and better adventures, but we'll write all about them.

Also, a Project 365 blog is coming soon!

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Project 365: Day 2

The celebration of graduating seniors and confirmation at the Episcopal Church at Yale.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Project 365: Day 1

Harkness Tower from the Branford Courtyard.