29 May 2009

28 May 2009

a beeeautiful Gap display

can anyone guess why I nearly flipped out when I saw this Gap store in Times Square last weekend?!

maybe high fives AREN'T the new hugs

I probably would not have had a single friend in high school, according to the NY Times article from this morning's front page, "For Teenagers, Hello Means 'How About a Hug?'".

“If somebody were to not hug someone, to never hug anybody, people might be just a little wary of them and think they are weird or peculiar,” said Gabrielle Brown, a freshman at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in Manhattan.

27 May 2009

is texting hazardous to my health?!

Do you agree with this article? I can't tell you how thankful I am to have an iPhone right now. (and apparently my thumbs should be thanking me too.) This is my favorite excerpt:

Texting may also be taking a toll on teenagers’ thumbs. Annie Wagner, 15, a ninth-grade honor student in Bethesda, Md., used to text on her tiny LG phone as fast as she typed on a regular keyboard. A few months ago, she noticed a painful cramping in her thumbs. (Lately, she has been using the iPhone she got for her 15th birthday, and she says texting is slower and less painful.)

26 May 2009

Thanks Dad!!

They came! :) And luckily, you didn't have to find out where anyone lived to track them down...

is that the sounds of taps?

Or is it America the Beautiful? Nevertheless, a good way to start out the morning on my daily walk down Wall Street...

oh wait - a Memorial Day with no BBQ?

I realized last night on the way home from the picnic that it was the first Memorial Day (possibly ever) that I hadn't had BBQ. But I got the next closest thing...

happy memorial day...from NYC!

Me, Victoria, Lara, Julie, Sara and Beulah celebrating Memorial Day in Central Park with ambrosia (thanks for introducing me, Lara!), banana pudding and tons of other great food! (of course, I would only blog about the food...)

14G goes recreational!

Kinda like "Where's Waldo?" - where in the city are Perryn and Lara?

this week: Central Park on our bikes!

25 May 2009

the flagship

Anthropologie's FIRST store is in Philly! Yes, I can now say I've been there. LA and I were in heaven...

city of brotherly love

As indicated by my earlier post, I made a short day-trip to Philadelphia this weekend with LA and Pamela! It was one of the most exhausting days I can remember, but well worth it! We had a blast... and I figure that pictures will say it better than I can describe, so take a gander:

We started the morning out right - Krispy Kreme in Penn Station!

The first thing I did when I got to Philly: give Ben Franklin a hug!

the Design School at U Penn- not quite Spidle Hall, huh?

the most delicious breakfast bar from Metropolitan Bakery- yes, this was breakfast no.2 after Krispy Kreme.

Philly's version of the "Love" sign (yes, NYC's is definitely better!)

me and LA in front of City Hall

life sized game pieces- Yellow Sorry, my fave!

Welcome to Philadelphia, the city of Brotherly Love!

no matter how far out of school I get, the Chi O still comes out in me when I see an owl...

and then the Republican came out in me!

yes, we went all the way to Philadelphia to eat lunch at... Chick Fil A. totally worth it.

beautiful historic streets in Philly, where LA and I intend to reside when we move there :)

this is for the GG's!

beautiful ivy-covered houses on Quince St.

Betsy Ross's house, where the first American flag was sewn!!

and to end the excursion Auburn-style, LA and I made a quick stop in Pita Pit for the train ride home. I forgot how much I loved this place...

Philly, I can't wait to go back...hopefully for longer next time!

22 May 2009


The name says it all. But in case it doesn't, feast your eyes on this:

Peanut butter yogurt, Cheesecake yogurt, Dutch Chocolate yogurt, white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, M&Ms, and cookie dough. And yes... I ate it all.

20 May 2009

Why do I find this story so hilarious?

Either news is getting more and more ridiculous or I am getting more and more heartless regarding snakes and animal cruelty regulations.

Going to Philly!

This weekend I'm going to Philadelphia for a short day trip!! I've decided I should take advantage of exploring the Northeast while I live here and have easy public transportation access to such fun and historical places. LA, Pamela and I are going to hit the road (or technically, the tracks) early Saturday morning and hope for no rain. Here's one proposed itinerary, thanks to Julie:

Things to do while in Philly:
  • EAT EAT EAT! Philly cheesesteaks at famous Pats or Genos
  • Constitution Hall (with Liberty Bell)
  • Rittenhouse SquareCity Hall and the LOVE sign
  • Philadelphia Art Museum (do the Rocky run up the stairs culminating in victory fist pumps in the air)
  • and of course, pretend to be Julie Lee for a day and enjoy the institute of higher learning at the University of Pennsylvania, the first university in America

And I just found out Betsy Ross's house is in Philly too! Only 3 more days... and counting!

19 May 2009

stories from the big apple

If I've learned one thing after working in New York for a year (Yes, TODAY is my one year anniversary at Perkins Eastman!) it's that you will inevitably encounter all kinds of people...and some, although strange and different, are flat-out hilarious! But variety is the spice of life, right? One of my coworkers, that I've posted about before, sent me an email today sharing this latest shopping escapade with me:

Today, I was planning on meeting my friend at the mall. She came late, and I was in the dressing room trying on a few things. When I came out to meet her, she looked at me oddly and said, "You shouldn't buy that, it looks terrible on you." Those were the clothes I came in.

high fives are the new hugs

this looks like the perrrfect solution for me!

17 May 2009

i love street fairs

They're pretty common in New York. And every one is pretty similar to the next. But I still love them like no other. Julie and I scheduled a run for Saturday morning in Central Park and then quickly decided to make our way over to the Ninth Avenue International Food Festival afterwards. Believe me, if you are looking for the quickest way to counteract any exercise or running you just did, this is it. But thanks to Julie, we came up with the ideal situation to try out all the "international" and "ethnic" food we wanted.
  • Meat on a stick, Pork
  • Blooming Onion, with all the sauce you could want
  • A bag of fried oreos, with plenty of powdered sugar to spare

(yes, this is the most unflattering picture ever... but it was taken for the purpose of noting the extreme enjoyment of eating a fried oreo, which I think it clearly depicts, so I felt obligated to put it up!)

speaking of anniversaries...

My last day of high school.

It has been a big week of anniversaries for me. Today, I graduated high school 5 years ago! WHERE does the time go? It seems like just yesterday I was sitting on the SGA couch in 1st block with Meg and Chase talking about the upcoming football game on Friday night. Or prom. Wow, can't believe that's been five years either. Most people don't believe me when I say this, but I loved high school. Absolutely loved it. And even though I've had some really fun and great times since then, those memories and friends are some of the fondest I can name to date. I feel like I've gotten to the point in my life where all I can see are years zooming by... does it ever stop?

15 May 2009

happy 1 year in the big apple!

I can't believe it... I've officially made it through my entire first year in New York City - summer, fall, winter, and spring! One year ago TODAY I moved here. What a great first year it's been!!

My first night back in NYC one year ago at the HFNY benefit!

5 seconds of fame

If you know me very well, you know I've aspired much of my life to be on TV (as hard as that may be to believe for some). Regis and Perryn Skye? Has a nice ring to it, right? Well I finally got my "big break", sorta. Just check this out! Not quite the Today Show or The View, but more than I ever got on TV living in Alabama!

14 May 2009

swine flu fatality:

some wally-world fun

Look closely... I bet there isn't ONE listed that you haven't seen if you've ever made a trip into this hometown corporate giant that we all know and love!

a g-chat from my mom

I'm not sure why I found this so amusing, but I did...

Mom: been cooking for an hour or so...having squash cass., turnip greens, green beans, corn on and off the cob, yeast biscuits....yum yum wish you could have some...bye before they burn...

Doesn't McKay look beautiful?! She was telling me this morning on the phone about losing her SECOND tooth! I told her I wanted to see a picture of her and she said "Ok. I still look very pretty." Then I got this picture, and I concurred :)

11 May 2009

3 things on the (wishful) to do list:

3 Places I'd like to visit this summer (now, if I can just get my hands on a blank check made out to Delta Airlines):

Arizona! Even though it might be 120 degrees, I want to visit that desert state so bad to see Cay & Dave and their cute little abode out there!

Ft. Walton Beach! This is hopefully already a reality. Just waiting to buy my plane ticket, but the vacation time has already been approved!!

Orlando! Not to see Mickey Mouse, but Ashley York! She is doing her interior design internship there and I'd LOVE to be able to fly down and spend a weekend with her.
I'm in search of a bike! Anyone know of a good place to get a good deal on a bike? Nothing fancy, just a way to enjoy the upcoming beautiful weather in NYC. I'm trying Craig's List, but don't know how dependable that is. Suggestions on specific stores are gladly welcomed! I mentioned K-Mart to Buck and Christine last night, but I don't think I got a favorable response from that. I thought that's where Santa Clause got all of his bikes though...?

pear & perryn

as you probably could have guessed, I have a slight affinity to pears due largely in part to the fact that I finally have something that can be closely related to my name, since I never got the pre-made pencils or notepads with my name on them growing up. Many many thanks to Cay for sharing this amazing website with me full of FREE downloadable pear paper!!! Here's my favorite:

08 May 2009

12 hours of non-billable time

Those words are as feared as being diagnosed with the swine flu these days. Never do you want to think about having even 5 minutes of non-billable time at work. But, when I got to spend a day and a half creating something like this, I was one happy camper! I was commissioned to come up with a design for a display wall in our office in which the design had to correlate to the Master Format (a standard for classifying materials that are specified for architecture and design projects) Division 9, which covers interior materials and finishes. So here it is: each slice of the color wheel represents one of the different sections of Division 9 - Plaster and Gypsum Board, Tile, Ceilings, Flooring, Wall Finishes, Acoustical Treatment, and Painting and Coatings. This kind of work... I could get used to!

07 May 2009

I forgot how good Krispy Kreme is!

Thanks to one of our furniture reps for bringing this for a nice breakfast treat this morning :) However, I also forgot how bad my stomach hurts after inhaling one of these in less than 5 minutes.

06 May 2009

happy cinco de mayo (a day late)

Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise wasmanufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars ofthe condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to bethe next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York.

This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise everdelivered to Mexico. But as we know, the great ship did not make it to NewYork. The ship hit an iceberg and sank, and the cargo was forever lost.

The people of Mexico who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerlyawaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss. Their anguish was sogreat, that they declared a National Day of Mourning, which they stillobserve to this day. The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May5th, and is known of course as "Sinko de Mayo".

Thanks for this story, Anna Curl!!

04 May 2009

THESE make me happy!

Aren't they beautiful? I passed these leaving my dentist office on
Park Avenue a few weeks ago.

blogger block

If anyone still looks at this blog, you may have noticed quite the decrease in the number of posts. The way I see it, that could be either of two things: 1. a good thing because most of my posts were/are quite random anyway, so no one is really missing out by not having those random thoughts published all over the world wide web or 2. my life has taken so many unexpected turns recently that I don't even have the energy to think up random thoughts anymore. Don't get me wrong, I still sit at work with not much going on (so still TIME for random thoughts...just no energy), but just when I thought the economy couldn't take a worse turn, it did! Architecture & Design definitely is not the place to be in a bad economy. So, if you or anyone you know is looking for a professional blogger assistant, you know where to find me!

01 May 2009

saddest phone conversation I've ever had

Last night I was talking to McKay on the phone and this is what our conversation sounded like:

Me: Hey McKay!

McKay: Hey Aunt Perryn! I miiiiiss you (in a sad, nasaly little girl voice).

Me: I miss you too, McKay.

McKay: Aunt Perryn, I don't even remember what you look like...

Me: Yes you do McKay! I have blond hair and I look like your daddy.

McKay: You don't look like my daddy. I can't even remember what you look like.