Archive for November, 2010

Pho-toes

Monday, November 29th, 2010

The Schweetz

See more here. Great food photos. Get amped. Also, look for a special The Loneliest Thanksgiving Series.

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Monday, November 29th, 2010

i am maybe in denial which explains why i have not posted any photos or feelings on the internet because posting would mean that vacation time is over. post-sweet-trip-depression is setting in hard.

The good news is that I flew home with Cousin Rebecca and slept the entire flight and did not get any panic attacks which is huge progress. Apparently Aunt Daphne was thinking of me before the flight because she sent Cousin Rebecca a text of the day: BUY ALEX A DRINK!!!!

family is the best.

PHI>BOS

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

I’m at the airplane station. I drank two marteenees. Let’s do this. OMG I have flying.

Almost Thankstaking

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

It’s Tuesday. Know what that means? Nothing. But tomorrow night I am going to the airplane station where I will drink two marteenees and then sit in a metal tube and get flung at 30,000 ft through the air from Philadelphia to Boston where I will find Ma Sweet and SarahSweet and the rest of the Schweetz and we will eat birds and potatoes for five days. Who’s amped? This one.

Speaking of which, my bff JSK was featured in Esquire today. Dream. Here’s an excerpt:

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is well known to be a data-driven mayor. If you are going to add a fire hydrant in Harlem, he wants to know how many German shepherds are expected to urinate on it. Sadik-Khan is the one out there monitoring the pH balance. And that attention to detail and conversion of detail into data is how she realized her power.”

Read more: http://www.esquire.com/features/brightest-2010/janette-sadik-khan-1210#ixzz167XsI2Wq

Email of the Day

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

“I listened to girl talk on my drive out to  Hinsdale this morning and imagined us all having a big dance party… it was fun.  but some of the lyrics are kind of nasty…. oh well… times are changing…” Ma Sweet

Oh well is right.

Birthdays of Parties

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

This weekend I celebrated some birthdays. First it was Zach’s birthday which was on the 17th and we all got together on Friday n ight and wore dark colors and Zach wore a light green shirt and this helped us to identify him in a crowd or an unposed photo.

A Hach Zesse Birthday Party

Then Sunday was Boris’ birthday. He turned 23. Maybe 21. Probably 16. He was born in 1987. This was confusing. We went to a bar and bought him shots and then I left because I felt old tired.

Happy Sweet 16 Boris

In related news: My digicamera eyelids are also old tired and have trouble opening all the way. This makes me nervous. I tried to pour coffee all over DigiCam to wake it up but instead it just fell asleep. Just kidding. Technology jokes.

What day is it?

Friday, November 19th, 2010

It’s Friday. It is also Peter’s birthday. Turning 38 in grad school must be hard.

Here’s a photo:

And a song:

Birthday Results

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Here is a photo of Cousin Rebecca opening her birthday gifts.
Rebecca opens gifts

Here is a photo of SarahSweet wearing her Michael Jackson birthday card from Aunt Lynn.

Birthdays and Planning and Feelings

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Happy Birthday SarahSweet, Cousin Rebecca, and Hach Zesse!

To celebrate, I will post a passage from my Planning Theory reading by a professor who writes about planning & feelings:

“Emotions inappropriately contaminate the reasoning process because they attach individuals to others and create loyalties that pull away from rational analysis. Free of emotions, one can observe and judge the world without being affected by people in it. [Rational planning models] share the same premise about feelings: they should (and can) be ignored or suppressed. After conducting a seminar for students about their experiences in planning, one student said that I should not have asked them about their feelings; it made them uncomfortable.”

NoSleepsSundays

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

Tomorrow I am presenting my revised street designs for the downtown capital of Aruba. Originally I was designing one street and now I am designing all of them. This is a lot of work. This means I will maybe not go to bed tonight. This is too bad.

The good news is that it’s not raining outside.

Here’s a song.

UPDATE 6:44AM

K done.