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Oh, Governors Island. I had been wanting to ride bicycles around it ALL SUMMER and time was running out! So when my sister and my mom came to town, I decided we would go for a little spin. And it’s really not bad – $15 for two hours on a bike. You really don’t need more than that since the island isn’t so big. Here we are taking a little rest to watch the trapeze school on the island:

It looks like fun.

Also fun in general is hanging out with my momma. Here I am looking like I’m trying to smush her:

And yes, that is the statue of liberty in the back.

Yay, close up of my face with momma in the background.

Vroom vroom!

And also I really liked my handle bars on my bike with a heart on the bell:

And that’s my Tumblr bag. Of course. I like going to Governors Island.

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I lurve Passion Pit. I lurve Governor’s Island. Let’s make that a combination. Okay!

Last night I kept moving with my Busiest Bee initiative (saw Next Fall the night before – amazing!) and took the good ol’ ferry over to Governor’s Island with my Missypie to see good ol’ Passion Pit. I saw them last year at Central Park with Phoenix, so I was more than happy to see them again.

I love outdoor shows and the weather last night was perfect. This picture with pretty lights is of Tokyo Police Club, who played before Passion Pit. Here’s a picture of Missy and I before we turned into Dancing Machines:

I assure you I was actually wearing something. Besides my glasses that everyone loves/hates. Last night the score was 2 loves and 0 hates.

And here’s my homeboy Michael Angelakos:

I have a feeling that he is just an excellent person. Probably because he reminds me of this excellent person I used to work with. And I also think he’s a cutie. He kept thanking us for coming to the show. It was the biggest show they have ever played and he couldn’t believe that we all took a ferry to an island to see them. Hilarious. And he said that they may be a band from Boston, but NYC made them. Duh.

Passion Pit is so fun. I danced lots, got some beer spilled on me, no big deal. Waited ten hours to get on a ferry on the way back. Not really. And the people in line were doing a sing-along anyway. Even included the Star-Spangled Banner for some reason. That’s talent. Passion Pit, you’ve got some pretty cool fans.

Well Summerzville is Funnerzville, my friends.

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I’m having some technical difficulty with the pictures I tried to post with my last entry so I’m reposting the ones that aren’t showing up here. Please enjoy:

Lady Liberty

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Sunday was one of the best days ever. It was practically summer out, the weather was so nice. I went to Governors Island with Lucy and Julianne. Governors Island is a small little island south of Manhattan that used to be a United States Army base. Now it’s open to the public on weekends for part of the year for picnics, concerts, bicycling and tours. Cars aren’t allowed so you can bike along in your own little world without worrying about getting run over (by vehicles at least).

We rented bikes and rode around the perimeter of the island before cruising through the middle and checking out the Jazz Age Dance Party – which had TONS of people in flapper-style costume! It was like they came from a movie set. I was impressed, some people had the look down perfect.

Also on Governors Island was a huge yard of different art pieces. There was a really creepy giant skeleton thing made out of scrap metal called “The Agony of Man” as well as a dragon made out of chairs and a big bug:

After we got a feel for the island, we had a little picnic right in front of The Statue of Liberty. And by little picnic, I really mean big picnic. We had everything: pita sandwiches with ham, cheese, and cucumbers… green peppers, strawberries, apples and peanut butter…. pretzels, cookies, carrots, chips… it was quite the spread. After our lovely lunch, we grabbed one of the bright red hammocks to hang out in.

This was by far my favorite part of the day. Just us chilling in a hammock, laughing our heads off about a million things. It’s not often you find a hammock in NYC. So it was great. Later, Lucy’s friend Stephen joined up with us, which made it four people chilling in a hammock, laughing our heads off. Oh, it was so much fun. I love hanging out with them.

Once we finally got ourselves out of the hammock (and boy, was it difficult to get us out of the hammock), we explored a bit of the grounds some more. I found a military house to live in. Then we took the ferry back to Manhattan, went to Lucy’s and made nachos to eat on her rooftop and had some beer before going to Apostles Church.

Per-fect.

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