Saturday, April 25, 2009

Post What?

{the above photo wasn't taken by me... but it is  nice photo, it is from the handsome furs concert i wrote about it the post below...}

We had been keeping our apartment relatively clean until we all had to start writing our papers, at which point it has quickly spiraled downward into a mess of computer cords, internet plug ins, books, socks, empty bitter limun cans and dirty coffee cups. Earbuds and pillows and last years ISP projects add to the mess on the floor of the room we once called a "living room". Now i would call it the room of endless hours of typing and frustration. We took a break and went to another concert last night, but about a half hour into I headed home for bed. I felt a migraine creeping in and I couldn't understand why. Perhaps too many hours at the computer?? Maybe the fact I am stressed for no good reason? I'm not sure, but a good nights sleep helped and now I am up working again. Good thing there is always time for a break for pancakes oozing nutella, hazelnuts, and bananas, or a big piece of flaky Burek. Food is the best excuse to get out and about, however, between sitting around typing a paper all day and eatig greasy food I am probably creating the perfect circumstances for a self-induced heart attack. Good thing this paper is due in 10 days! 

The band we saw last night was "post-rock" I have never understood all these music genres. But I always wonder what comes after "post", once we are past post rock and post modernism and the postal system what do we have left??

anyway! this was just a silly rant, and I am really do just fine, but am having trouble focusing... however, this is typical for the end of the school year and I am sure it will all pan out just fine. 

{handsome furs, take two, this girl was INTENSE!}

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

vow! today was a long but really productive and good day. It started off with some delicious turkish coffee which i will be glad to make all of you when i come home. Then I sat off for DAH. The bus was practically empty today and so the ride was quick, peaceful and allowed a bit of time for me to settle into the day. Since the theatre is nearing the premier of their newest work (the premier is april 27th) which is titled "crossing the line" the theatre has been kind of crazy lately. but that is good. anyway afterwords i started writing my paper and drank some more coffee...THEN i hung out with one of interviewees and we talked about lions and art and bending forks into bracelets. After that i saw handsome furs play and i danced and danced and it felt good to see live music again and sweat a bit. SO that was my day in a coming soon.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

whew. i am worn out and i have so much do, like write a 40 page paper. I have never written anything close to that length and starting it seems so frightening, but i have a little bit of faith in myself that it will work out okay. I've spent a lot of time lately just talking to people, riding the city buses and collecting images. I had a really good weekend that consisted of some going out, a bit of music, and some socializing at my professor's wonderful apartment. I'm really glad i came here and i think all the people i've meet are really wonderful. I realized I know belgrade pretty well at this point and feel comfortable here. I think I have officially added another city to my list of places I have some kind of "home". It is home in the sense I have a favorite cafe and a favorite bakery and some people who give easter eggs on easter and i've even picked up on the bus lines. So maybe that makes it official, i have a third home.

The other day I meet an old lady at a bakery and she said "why did you come to yugoslavia, i mean serbia?" and it made me smile. This past week I went to the 25th of May museum, which is also known as the house of flowers and is all the presents and a shrine in many ways to Tito. It is amazing how many people really really loved Tito. I am sure this women I meet at the bakery loved him. 

Today I had a three hour meeting with my advisor and we got burek. Then I did some translating for DAH theatre.

tomorrow is wednesday... terrible! i never liked wednesdays.

also i have been working out my post-SIT (the program i am on) plans and so far they include: Paris, Barcelona and Casablanca. Hello world!