Thursday, January 29, 2009

Refugee camp

I've been feeling incredibly homesick lately and seeking refuge anywhere I can, but it hasn't gotten me any closer to where I wanna be right now. Today's refugee camp is one of my all time favorites and one of the main libraries in Oslo. I sunk into shelves of books and once I started to feel a little better, I continued work on my novel. 



Last night, Lisa and I managed to score tickets to an incredible Raphael Saadiq concert that was hosted by the national radio in Norway. The concert was streamed live (watch/listen here)on one of the npr stations here, p3, and also taped for a music program on the national tv station NRK.

Needless to say, it was amazing. Just as good as the last time I saw him, though I did miss the husband this time around when Raphael played "Be here", which is probably the first song Jelsen ever sent me when I moved to Budapest and he stayed in Miami for a few months. 

We also got to hang out with the beautifully talented Samsaya. She has a new single out on iTunes (so make sure to check it out) called "change" and a song called "dodge it" in the new movie "The Wrestler". Good job, missy!


Last Weeks Interestings // 38

Haha [DC]:
Made new friends barside [ DC ]: Project Culture Vulture
Had Ethiopian food [ DC ]:
Went to the National Portrait Museum [ DC ]:
Met up with Ellie [ DC ]:
....and we somehow ended up here just after sunset: oops!
Got back to Brooklyn Cruising w/ Steph & Rodney:
Finally partied w/ the Triple B's:
Giggled at Alexis:And was right in the middle of it:

- jelsen