Thursday, August 26, 2010

California Gurls

I've just returned from a lovely, lovely vacation back home in San Diego (sleeping in too long in my familiar comfortable bed, welcome old traditions and friends, irreplaceable home cooked meals and comforts, a startling beautiful ocean, amazement at the skintight, too mini dresses and stilettos in downtown San Diego, petting miniature horses at the zoo (!), and all with the accompanying fresh eyes of the boy--who is a first time visitor, and in fact apparently the first in his family to ever visit California) and got back to a wet, cold New York. Feels like I've never left at all...except there's already the impending deadline of London, a flurry of preparations and panicking and last goodbyes with friends.

I'll probably be busy with preparations and leaving, so postings here might be a bit sporadic until I get settled in London. In the meantime, I've been obsessing over Katy Perry's absurd, superficial glamour of the golden coast in "California Gurls" (a far cry from its historical painful reality, of course). The video, as the song, is wildly addicting, and the celebratory approach to the hard to believe emptiness of California girls is somehow exquisitely delightful. A perfect song for the summer...and the impossible reality of the summer's end. What have you been doing all summer? And what are you looking forward to in the whispering hints of fall?


  1. Just wanted to tell you how much I love your blog and your writing. I spent a few months living in London while studying abroad there and I absolutely loved it and I think you will too. Wish you the best of luck and look forward to your posts from that wonderful city.

  2. thank you for ruining my and Anna's night. Now we have to listen to that song on repeat D:<

    (I am looking forward to warmer clothes and steaming cups of tea and leaves and hot cider)

    <3 and I will miss you dearly this upcoming semester.