tumblr tuesday

it’s crazy to think how one week ago i was still on summer vacation…
we’re really starting to get into the swing of things at school. i’ve decided that this year is 100% stress-free. i refuse to let college apps + school work get the best of me. so far, it’s working just fine! i got 99 problems and highschool ain’t one.

with that said, here are my favorites from around tumblr this week:


one, twothreefour, five, six, seven, eight

how do you guys feel about the transition from summer to autumn?


Everyone wants letters.

So why don’t we write them? They’re beautiful, they’re exciting to receive, and everyone wants them. Go search “handwritten letter” on tumblr tags and you’ll find a slew of posts about people longing for  letters.  Why can’t we write to our long-distance friends? Can we not resist the temptation to use our screens for instant gratification? College kids, long-distance travelers, best friends we see every other day. Let us create something beautiful and send it in the mail and wait a week to get something in return! It’s a lot lovelier than texting and facebook chatting. I think we can all agree on that.  Let us write!

A tribute to the past, a greeting to the future.

Andrea, a lovely graduated senior, backstage with Dr. Jekyll's lab.

These are pictures from last March/April, closing night of Jekyll And Hyde at Bosco, and opening night of the one acts at IHA. They make me sad to think of how those shows are in the past, and all the seniors have graduated. We’ll never get to relive those hours spent backstage at Bosco, the cast parties, or my first time as an ass-man (assistant stage manager) for Noelle during the one acts.

Craig and Dylan in costume. Hyde whacked them both, it was awesome.

Stef and I frolicked about Bosco before showtime. We call this one "Jekyll."

Stefanie, lit by the sunset.

Amy in front of a wall backstage, covered in chalk doodles from previous generations of theatre kids.

Panera run and a sick flare.

We had a good talk during this car ride, I remember.

But theatre season is so close I can feel the excitement in the air.  I can’t wait to spend my nights pricking my fingers on needles teaching the boys how to sew and do math, caffeine and laughter replacing sleep, creating bonds with the theatre family that cannot be recreated in any other situation.  I can’t wait to gossip about the cast list, do the prayer circle before each show, feel the adrenaline rush as the lights black out and the curtain rises.

Amy and I out around campus, on the hunt for some dirty sun flares.

.....We got 'em.

Bosco's campus is too lovely.

Stef just chillin'.

Andrea and Jake.

We call this one "Hyde."

One acts:

Kate having her hurr did by her director Kayla. Court and TPopz in the background...

Megan poking other Megan.

IHA theatre runs on Dunkin'. Caroline.


I have to be quite frank with myself, and you, dear blog reader: through the chilly months of fall, oppressive winter, and cool spring, the theaters of IHA and Don Bosco are my hobby, my haven, my home. I love being there, I miss being there, and I cannot wait to go back.

A City Day, a Seaside Night.

A few weeks ago Amy and I spent the day in the city, and a few weeks before that we spent the night in Seaside. I loved those days and these pictures, so I thought I’d remember. Maybe I’ll do a summer-in-revue post…I’ve had such a lovely summer and I’d love to have a photo-sampling of it in a post!When I look at this picture of the boardwalk I can feel the feelings of that night.  There’s really nothing like walking up and down the boardwalk for hours with a cool breeze and your best friend.Now onto fall…