Friday, January 23, 2009

title: jan 20

a couple of days ago i took two photos for a photo exchange i was a part of on livejournal. they were supposed to express who i am, or my personality. i included other photos (most from this blog) expressing other parts of me, but with these i was really just going for how much i love color and detail in my life and my pursuits. (and just a note: the second one is taken through my glasses.)

how did i do?

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

title: jan 15

i love my car. everybody i know makes fun of it and calls a piece of crap, among other terrible names :{(. when my brother got his license he didn't want to drive my car to school because he thought it was ugly and embarrassing. i guess most chicks don't dig that square silhouette. well, most chicks are boring! i think it's the coolest thing on the road. sure the engine stalls out sometimes, it drips oil everywhere, and it makes some pretty weird smells, but who among us can say that we don't do the same?
for those of you who don't know, i drive a 19-year-old volvo 240. this update is a mini-tribute to my volvosaurus, the car that just won't die.

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Monday, January 12, 2009

title: jan 11

these photos on sunday i took are all unintentionally blue themed. i think blue is a good way to describe how the watershed (nature preserve) smelled when i was there. it was at that point where the ice was melting so it was slick and shiny and clear, but it was also so cold that the snow still crunched and the plants were still coated. just relax and think about the winteriest clear january day you can think of. and look, there it is!
i used to have this i spy book with a winter scene in it. everything in the photograph had a golden, late-day light that made the objects hidden in the snow look extra magical. i couldn't believe it when i found that exact lighting!! these treasures were actually little thingies i hid in a fort i built out there during high school. i forgot about them, and a year later they were right there waiting to pose for me! you can see the value of my treasure is entirely sentimental. is that a power ranger coin?

there is this really cool blue pump by the lake that always makes me think of that bob dylan song "subterranean homesick blues". whenever i walk by i say "the pump don't work cause the vandals took the handle." i love that line, in all it's silly rhyming glory.i am still promising some lovely photos from the mercer museum or fonthill manor. just you wait!

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Monday, January 5, 2009

title: jan 4th

my room at night is very yellow. a lot of the best parts of it came with me to college, but i saved a few here. bask in its glow!
which is the real captain kirk?! i was yelling "I AM CAPTAIN KIRK!" in my head the entire time while taking this.

lovely glow brought to you courtesy of my tripod. i am going to visit the mercer museum this week. look forward to some awesome photos!

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Thursday, January 1, 2009

title: my christmas break thus far

hi! i have my computer back and that means pictures for you! my mom is sitting behind me on the couch and she keeps trying to get looks at the pictures before i post them. sneaky mom! here they are so you can stop craning your neck. :{)

the first two pictures are the results of my favorite christmas present--a tripod!
this is what i wake up every day in the winter hoping to see. it's my backyard covered in snow, as seen from my bedroom window in the morning!!!! hey weather, let's make with the flakes already!

these next two are not necessarily well-made photos, but i love them!

the first is nathan's present to me. we had christmas with our families (him at home and me in boston) so we celebrated our own mini-xmas on the 23rd. this beautiful arrangement is what greeted me when i walked in his front door!
he made the tree out of papier mâché and painted it those beautiful colors. all of those leaves that have "fallen" off the tree are real--the boy must have been pressing leaves for months! excuse the bed in the background--he was living in his living room. :{O

my dad got my mom the BEST present ever this christmas. she loves to watch "top chef" on bravo, so...she got a top chef apron! it even has her name on it. and, i swear, she wears while she's cooking. yes!!! (i made her pose for this picture. note the sarcastic smile.)

ok, that's it for now! hopefully you'll be hearing from me more frequently now..
p.s. i managed to avoid dick clark and his little monkey sidekick ryan seacrest this year. and guess what--my eve still rocked. can you believe it?! happy new year!

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