That pretty much sums it up. I’m in the middle of Miami. Doing work, lots of work.
Yes, yes. I’ve been absent for oops… a month? But big, big, BIG things going on for this little vegan art historian, folks! First off, let me say that I’ve so loved seeing all of the Veda Vegan Con III photos, posts, interviews, and antics from a couple of weeks ago! I was most certainly there in spirit, though in body I was hightailing it up to NC to take Leonor to stay with grandma and grandpa while I’m IN MIAMI FOR SIX WEEKS!
Did I mention I’m in Miami? Whoa. What a crazy fall down the rabbit hole adventure this has been. None of it seemed real until I arrived here 2 weeks ago, clothes for 6 weeks in hand, groceries and 3 bags of books in tow. But I’ve got an internship gig down here until mid July, doing lots of research and lots of exploring of a different part of Florida. Florida is SO WEIRD, you all! SO WEIRD!! I’m essentially in the tropics of course, there are parrots flying around, and lots of stray cats, and mangoes and coconuts. (Side note: I don’t think I’ll ever get used to the fact that I can get local citrus here. It’s just never going to sink in.)
Meet Wolfsheim. If you follow me on the Instagram, you already know that she’s sort of temporarily adopted me (and all of the other residents of my building).
This past month has been a whirlwind, I must say. Getting things finalized with work down here, working at my job back at FSU up until the last possible second, driving up to NC WITH THE CAT, staying for a week, working, working, working, on this paper I’ve got under revision, driving back to the panhandle, then down here within the space of 2 days. Whew! Needless to say these past two weeks have been mostly about restoration than anything else. Restoration and that paper!
Sitting on the sea wall for lunch, this part of South Beach really cracks me up. Bridcage anyone?
Crazy trees, everywhere.
Sweetest little lady gray, keeping me from missing my own kitty too much. No, she will not be coming back with me. I could never take her away from her courtyard, the benches she sleeps on, and the smorgasbord of lizards.
This past weekend, the other shoe finally dropped when I fell a bit under the weather. I’m taking a few days away from said revisions and forcing myself to relax a bit, which I haven’t done since oh… the semester was fully underway? So I suppose this is half work, half vacation. Attemping to get some of the latter in this weekend! Trying to hunt down some vegan eats and hotspots while I’m here. Have any recommendations? I’ll of course be checking out all of the local art hot spots while I’m here. Again, half work, half play. More on my Miami eats to come!