Monday, September 29, 2008

Ode to my Little Brother

Don't Worry if Your Job Is Small

Don't worry if your job is small,
And your rewards are few.
Remember that the mighty oak,
Was once a nut like you.

I know this poem isn't specifically about brothers, but I felt if was appropriate and way too good to pass up.  

I was looking at the Frog House website tonight and was suddenly struck with how grown-up my younger brother is.  It seems like overnight, he went from a quiet, shy kid to a successful, hardworking, tall and bearded man.  What happened?!? And more importantly, where did the time go?  

I am so incredibly proud of who he's become and cannot wait to see where he is going.  I definitely was a proud sister when I saw my brother's name listed as "Executive Director" of the TCU Frog House.  Shishtopher, I'm so proud of everything you have accomplished.  Thank you for being a great brother and my unofficial-twin.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

One thing after another

A lot happening in NYC this week: David Blaine hanging upside, Lehman Brothers becoming Barclay Capital, and (gasp) Sarah Palin.  I have a picture of Palin posted of my flickr if your interested.  That's about all that attention I care to give her.  

As for David Blaine, I will quote the man I heard in Central Park..."He's not a very good magician.  I can see his wires."


Monday, September 15, 2008

Just Passing Through: Summer of Old Friends

I'm not sure how or why it happened, but this summer was the summer of old friends. I reconnected with several friends I haven't seen over 5 years! Ethan, Sal, Nicole, Blaine, Vinnie.....I couldn't have planned a summer like this. Maybe that's why it happened. Nothing was planned, people just showed up. Seeing all these friends from different phases of my life brought back a lot of memories: Tennis camp at Newks, late nights at Starbucks, crazy van rides, dressing-up and walking to Adam's house are just a few memories that come to mind.

It is amazing that I have been able to stay friends with so many different people over the years, even through all the changes and transitions.

I feel very lucky to have so many old friends still in my life. I love all of you guys. Thank you for helping me become who I am today.

Two of the friends I reconnected with this summer.

Me, Nicole, and Hunter

Sal and Me

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Promised Updates

Wow, it's been a busy summer. I took Danny mountain biking for his 29th birthday two weekends ago in the Poconos. We packed up very early on Friday and headed to the town of Jim Thorpe. The town is about 2.5 hours from where we live, but you feel like you're in a small town in Switzerland. We will definitely be back to mountain bike again and also to try some white water rafting.

I have been very lucky this summer to reconnect with old friends and the honor to make fantastic, new friends. Last week alone, I reconnected with three people that I haven't seen in over four years! I guess everyone decided this was the year to come to the US Open. I have had the honor to get to know June Harrison, who is a fantastic tennis photographer, and just began my class with Donna Clovis. I have a feeling that big things are about to happen.

I will have more stories and pictures up, hopefully, by the end of the weekend. Keep checking back!