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A City of Energy Vampires

Camille talks Harvard tours, high school boyfriends, and her chat with Sebastian.

Hello All!

This was the second to last episode (or penultimate in SAT books) of the show and I can’t believe how quickly time has gone by for me. As the show comes to its dénouement it really begins to encapsulate the high-intensity lifestyle that most people in New York experience, and what makes the city unique. Candace Bushnell is famous for writing Sex and the City and I love her description of New York as:

"...a city of energy vampires – people really feed on each others’ energies and that’s why New Yorkers talk fast and gesture and they’ll come in and say ‘Oh my God you won’t believe what happened!’ That’s a normal greeting in New York."

One example of this is Taylor’s relationship with Cole; in a very short time-frame Cole went from being the ex-boyfriend, to boyfriend, to the ex-boyfriend yet again. If no one understood why I didn’t want a serious boyfriend in high school, can you understand now? While having a boyfriend certainly comes with “benefits” it can also add to the unnecessary and sometimes petty drama that I already get from other aspects of my life even without the quickly changing tides of relationships. I like both Taylor and Cole and I really hope that they can either work things out or move on amicably.

Regarding this episode’s first scene, here’s a French word for Sebastian: touché. I love verbal jousting and being witty (although witty is basically just a fancy word for smart aleck,) but Sebastian really did get me at our meeting at the art gallery. I think both Sebastian and I have different means of attaining the same end (i.e. staying single,) so neither one of us can fully empathize with the other’s situation (or for that matter give each other advice.)

The tour of Harvard was something I’d been holding my breath for. Not only is it a school I am interested in, it was my first real college tour. Any High-Schooler will tell you that imagining four years of pure independence is fun – but walking around and realizing that I will be going to college in less than a year was really exciting. I’m so glad Kelli and Maite were there to support me through the tour because it was very…interesting. Scarlett was appropriately dressed in scarlet and all she lacked were the horns and a forked tail to complete her ensemble. Or better yet I can picture her in a hoop skirt and bonnet standing in front of Tara, clutching a musket to defend the plantation from Yankees like me.

Although Scarlett’s appearance was costumed I don’t think anyone could doubt her intellectual capability. Don’t worry; after Scarlett’s theatrics we did get a better look at the university when the cameras weren’t filming as we went to classes and public informational tours. However, I think that Kelli said it best: she wants to visit several schools before setting her sights on any particular institution.

Get ready for next week’s finale – I think it’s going to be crazy...

Veritas,
Camille

Kudos

Camille talks fashion week, and weighs in on Kelli's singing career.

Hello Again!

Ahh fashion week in NYC, where each year the stilettos get higher and more fights break out over duplicate outfits. And of course, the designer clothes are consistently gorgeous.

When Kelli told me about her new image and name I was just trying to make light of the situation, especially her stylist’s recommendation to put an explanation point after her name! I think Kelli is great the way she is; she doesn’t need an exclamation point after her name to put an exclamation point on her singing career.

Clearly Kelli knows more about the singing world than I ever will but I sense what she’s really trying to do is find her own singing identity then build her image around that. Kudos to Kelli, I’m in her corner all the way but as her friend I don’t want to see her get so wrapped up in building an image that she forgets who she really is. Once Kelli finds her singing identity her natural image will follow.

My interaction with Kelli and her mom pretty much defined my cameo appearance in this episode except for the short segment of my mom and me at the hair salon. Now I know for sure why cameras should be outlawed at salons as it was not exactly my most attractive moment lol.

Next episode, Kelli and I reverse roles; she supports me as I’m Harvard bound!