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Kiss and Tell

Taylor talks about her date with Sebastian, and the awkward run-in with her ex Cole.

Hey!

How did you all like the second episode? I think this episode enabled you to glimpse into my life a little further although, trust me, you don’t really know me yet, hopefully soon you will though.

You at least got to see how awkward I could be, while I was on my first date with Sebastian. If I learned anything from this episode it’s that I laugh way to much, it was even making me uncomfortable. I guess that’s because I find every aspect of life fascinating, plus I can really entertain myself, even in the most boring of situations with my thoughts alone.

Anyways, the date went well and I enjoyed getting to know Sebastian further. Even though he can be portrayed as a player, he really is a great guy. Just like my ex, Cole. Even though you guys didn’t get to know him, he really is one of the best guys I know. It was still, of course, awkward when he showed up at Zoe’s party simply because I will always have feelings for Cole. He was the first guy I really liked and when you put him in a room with me and a guy I’m seeing, there is going to be some tension. I tend to create this type of awkward moments a lot, as you will see as we head further into the season. The funny thing is that I don’t really mind them all that much. So even as awkward as it was, the party was still enjoyable.

I was pretty glad when Cole left though because Sebastian seemed like he was getting a bit upset. Sort of like how I was feeling when Camille and Kelli were bombarding me with questions about my date with Sebastian. I don’t usually kiss and tell and I tend to keep my feelings to myself, I just don’t feel like everything needs to be shared. But apparently Kelli and Camille both want to just know “all the gossip.” If knowing the “juicy tidbits of others lives” makes them happy, then whatever, let them gossip. I just might have to restrain from shopping trips with them as I like my shopping trips to be quick and peaceful, as shopping gives me enough angst to start out with (I really am not a fan of shopping unless I’m looking for something in particular).

Also, shopping at intermix didn’t make it any better. I’m sorry, but spending $500 on a shirt when in a third world country where a child only needs $500 to survive for an entire year disgusts me. I truly hope all of you feel that way as well.

I hope you all enjoyed this episode and got to know me a little bit better! Talk to you next week!

Love, Taylor Paige

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