Sunday, July 15, 2012

Guess Who’s Back on the Blogosphere?

So I finally moved to LA!!
I arrived Saturday, July 14th at around 9am at LAX.  My car was parked at Shannon’s apartment, so she picked me up from the airport and we got to catch up a bit.

 It took me about an hour to unload my car.  I got a workout bringing everything up two flights of stairs, but luckily the breeze kept me cool!  I did a little unpacking and organizing then set off to the store to get some necessities.  

The apartment is furnished, I only have to furnish my bedroom, which is nice.  I should be getting my bed soon, hopefully sometime this week, and then whatever else I might need in the near future.  Oh, I also have my own bathroom!!!!

Later on I met up with Shannon to run some errands and get some In n Out Burger.  We went back to her apartment, watched a movie and fell asleep.  
Today, Sunday, I went for a 5 mile hike.  2.5 miles up and 2.5 miles down.  I wanted to hike to the Hollywood sign but it was too far away.  On a positive note, Griffith Park is about half a mile walk from my apartment so if I want to go on a hike it’s not very far.   

As for the job plan, I’m applying here, there and everywhere this week, so hopefully I’ll have an update on that very soon! 
<3 Caity

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

"That's SO Pumpkin Spice Latte"

Nothing too exciting but last weekend I decided to get a pumpkin to carve since it’s been years since I’ve carved one.That being said, I sat at my computer for literally hours looking up templates, sketch ideas, and creating the perfect Halloween playlist to listen to while carving said pumpkin.

I managed to stumble upon a cool website that provided me with a plethora or recipe’s involving pumpkins. More on that to come soon!

So I got to work! I chose to sketch my own template. It was a tough choice between Harry Potter or a Muffin, Harry Potter seemed to speak to more people.

A couple hours later the pumpkin was “de-gutted” and finishing touches were being applied.

Next up? Baking pumpkin seeds! I used butter, garlic salt and a little bit of salt and pepper!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Hello Blog readers,

This past weekend Laura’s mom Gail came to visit Boston, so Saturday I spent the day with them in Cambridge. But before Gail came to Boston I got visitor of my own. I’m fostering this cat for 2 weeks! Her name is Coraline!

Saturday we started out walking from Boston into Cambridge to Flour, a super cute and super delicious bakery.

We ended up in Harvard square for most of the day, I did another Harvard tour with them. I swear I can probably give one of those tours by myself I’ve been on it so many times.

After our tour we sat down for some girl talk over some margaritas!

Finally Will, Laura’s boyfriend met up with us to go to dinner. We went to Mr. Bartley’s Burgers, which has been featured on the food network and a few Boston movies. The burgers were exactly what we needed after a couple margaritas! We finished off the night going out for a friends birthday.

Sunday and Monday were homework and resting days for me. I’m still getting over a long drawn out cold so those days of rest were crucial!

Monday night I hosted a study group with Laura, Will and our two other friends Bri and Ryan. We ordered Pizza, had popcorn and discussed the lives of famous composers… that part was on the test. I’m so glad that in my last semester I have a class with some of my closest friends since first semester. It’s the best excuse for all of us to get together towards the end of senior year. – no pictures from the study session, things got super hectic and I was working the listening examples for the test on my computer.

I’m looking forward to another weekend to get more cover letters and job applications ready. Hope everyone’s having a nice week!
<3 Caity

Sunday, October 2, 2011

A New York Minute, More Like A Second

Well well, this weekend I went to New York for a little bit of business, a little bit of pleasure and it was quite a success!
Listen to this song as you read, it's called To Build a Home by Cinematic Orchestra

I stayed with one of my best friends Dan and arrived Thursday night to a chilled 6 pack of pumpkin beer that Dan and I shared as we caught up.

Friday I had an interview at the offices of Club Monaco, a clothing company. A close friend from Berklee works there now in the PR department and convinced me to send them my resume. Though it’s not music, it happens to be another hobby I am passionate about, fashion. Realistically I don’t see myself living in New York and I don’t see myself working in the fashion industry in the long-run, but it was a good experience to get out there and practice my interview skills. I wouldn’t mind starting out in the fashion world for a year or so before going back to music, fashion and music do kind of go hand in hand anyway.

After my interview I walked walked and walked some more in New York. The weather was so B-E-A-U-TIFUL that I forgot it was almost October. I walked to Bryant Park and had lunch outside at one of their many outside tables, then laid in the grass for a while to soak up some sun.

After a nice rest I walked over to the Empire State building to go up and see New York from a different perspective. I’ve never seen New York from that high up, I’ve seen Chicago so I was familiar with the whole Skydeck Protocol. Dan wasn’t with me so I took a picture with one of the employees! Why not?

Can you see Central Park?

Later on Dan and I biked to this nice bar/restaurant place for dinner, then it poured on us while riding back to his apartment but it was all in good fun. After drying off and relaxing for a bit we went to one of Dan’s friends apartments for a party. That basically concluded our night. Saturday we slept in then sat on the couch for the rest of the afternoon eating pizza and watching Law and Order until I had to leave for my bus back to Boston.

So I’m back, doing laundry, homework and all that good stuff. It was nice to get away for a couple days though.

Oh, I almost forgot, this past week Laura and I went out for ice cream and decided it was time to take a run through the fountain located at the Christian Science Center!

It was on my Boston Bucket list, so hopefully you’ll get to see me do the other things on the bucket list before I leave in December.

Hope everyone’s enjoying the fall weather!

<3 Caity

Sunday, September 18, 2011

A Tourist Kind of Weekend

I survived the first week of class and the weather is really cooling down now! I bought a caramel crisp candle that does wonders for our apartment and the tree outside my window is already starting to change color…too soon?

I had a really fun weekend, my friend Alex from high school came to Boston to visit her cousin who attends Boston University and we all got together Friday and Saturday! Friday we did a lot of walking around and later we went to a bar-club place in Copley.

Saturday Alex and I took the T to Harvard and jumped into a tour group for an hour and learned A LOT about the History of Harvard University! I definitely recommend taking a tour! The weather was absolutely perfect so we stayed outside as much as possible soaking in some sunshine!

Swan Boat river

We accidentally walked right through a hemp fest in the Boston Commons, which was absolutely insane. It was great to spend a weekend with an old friend and catch up! We were basically the only ones from high school that went to colleges on the east coast. Alex goes to Seton Hall in New Jersey, a school my family is very familiar with….Cousin Tim.

Anyway, I hung out with some friends later and was in bed by 11:30 Saturday night.

Today’s homework and cleaning day!

Here are some other random things I did this week.

Baked a cake from scratch, added sprinkles and pink food dye.

Had a fire drill at the new apartment

Hope everyone had a nice weekend! It’s going to be freezing before we know it.

<3 Caity

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Under The Pear Tree

It's fashion week in New York, and since I'm not there, they have this event that takes place in different cities called Fashion's Night Out, or FNO. Thursday September 8th was FNO and I'm sad to say that by the time I hit Newbury street most of the stores were closing. It was still nice to see all the people around and what everyone was wearing. I even received a compliment on my leather jacket, people were that nice and supportive!
After about 4 straight days of rain this week we finally had a nice day in Boston on Friday.
I dragged Laura out with me for a day of fun and sun. After much deliberation and complaining about having no money we finally decided on heading to the north end of Boston to explore the home of Paul Revere, and boy did it tickle my fancy.
Here lived Paul Revere
Laura and the pear tree
Me in front of Paul Revere's house
His house is now a walk-through museum with staff in each room to answer questions, it was really nice.

After visiting Paul's house we did a lot of walking around. We spotted a farmers market nearby where I bought some produce for the week, we sat down at Quincy Market for a mid afternoon snack, walked around some more then called it a day at went home around 7pm.

School starts tomorrow, joy. Summer's over, guess I'll order that pumpkin spice latte now.
<3 Caity