Friday, August 27, 2010

Museum of Modern Art

Dear readers,
I have a confession. I live in the most exciting city in the world, and more often than not, following a long day of work- I can be found in my bedroom catching up on network television.
I am pleased to announce, that tonight I broke out of my normal routine and hit up the MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) with a couple of friends from the office.

I am reminded that I need to take greater advantage of this city. It is a crime to live just a few blocks from some of the worlds greatest art, and never bother to view it.

Of course, some would argue that Veronica Mars reruns are also great art.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Ultimate Survivor: Everglades Kayaking

As a graduation gift, my very adventurous, generous, and amazing friend Seth took me on a 2 day kayaking trip to the Everglades. While the kayaking was the highlight of the trip, we also spent a morning on a swamp speed boat, did a 'land safari' through alligator country (got close enough to touch them at one point), took a nature walk through the overgrown Everglade jungle, drove countless hours in our Electric Blue Mustang convertible (Seth never disappoints when it comes to car rentals), and basically just spent 48 hours laughing, playing, and having a blast with each other.
Thank you Seth for an extraordinary weekend!

Karyn Mann, MSW

After two long years of working full time and being a full time graduate student, the end has finally come. No more bleary eyed nights of reading small print articles. No more Spring Saturdays spent writing papers. No more headaches trying to coordinate schedules for group presentations.
Also, no more days spent hanging out with some of the coolest new friends made over the past two years. No more east side happy hours. No more opportunities to learn from extraordinary professors.
As hard as these past two years have been- it was SOOOO worth it. I will miss being a student.
Now, I just need to find new ways to fill up all this new found free time!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

There's nothing like Christian Pop music at a Regional Theater

There is one thing you should know about my friends. They are stars!
This summer Carlos directed and choreographed "Altar Boyz" at Gateway Theater on Long Island. Not only did Carlos direct, but the show was starring our other bestie Joey in the lead role.
Naturally, the gang all went out for opening night. The town is charming, the theater is quaint, and the boys were incredible! Carlos and Joey- you are too too too talented for words.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Happy Birthday America!

Besides Christmas, the 4th of July is my favorite holiday of the year.
This year was another patriotic HIT! Best friends, rooftop BBQs, summer sun, watermelon, gorgeous city views, firework display over the Hudson River... really, it was a celebration of my favorite things.
Thanks to Patrick and Joe for planning and organizing a truly fabulous party. The accompanying soundtrack of Jennifer Hudson and Sister Houston singing God Bless America was the icing on the red white and blue cake!