i must say that i have, really, the coolest friends. they're all so smart and creative and rads and funny. go here for am's blog - she posted the pumpkins that she and the other new york crew carved. mad props to lk for her randomass "monkey smoking a pipe" pumpkin, but my favorite is rm's recreation of this threadless t-shirt.
most of the new york crew are friends that i made in dc, before we all scatted here and there. the four years i spent in dc (july of 2000 until july 2004) were more educational and fulfilling than the four i spent in college. i feel bad for people who settled down early - call me selfish, but i firmly believe that your 20s are for figuring out who you are, what you want, and trying new things, with room for fucking up built in. i think that you should live with your friends and travel and spend every dollar you earn on yourself. i'll be 30 in a few months and i no longer want to do all of the shit that was normal when i was 25, but i am so happy that i did what i wanted when i wanted for a nice long stretch. i look at dc with starry-eyed nostalgia - it is the only city that i could have spent those four years in and be the person i am right now - and this craig's list post hit home.
more later. feel like i have neglected the blog.