Wednesday, November 25, 2009

one day of NOT THANKFULNESS -- NEW JERSEY (wtf?!?!)

This just in--I hate New Jersey.

All my days of thankfulness will continue after turkey day (who says you have to be thankful only ON t0giving?) but until then, everyone have a safe and happy holiday!

love from the most terrible state on the planet,

Sunday, November 22, 2009

seven days of thankfulness : day four

So this post is a little late, but it still counts because today (ie. Saturday) I am thankful for the thing that kept me up so late! Today I am thankful for another group of friends--the ones that get the giggles, indulge in finger moustaches and other acts of imaginative play, have awesome houses in the northside (with a fucking PINBALL MACHINE) and hospitality to match, and who find the humor in fat guys wearing Behemoth (the band) t-shirts. Plan 9 family, I love you.

A gift from Mr. Lett to all of Plan 9 -- Nabisco treats up the wazoo

Moustache crew. A teenage boy customer actually asked to have his photo taken with us.

Rob's living room--one wall of several. damn!

Cookie-making! Hopefully Rob won't kill me for posting this.

Friday, November 20, 2009

seven days of thankfulness : day three

today I am thankful for my favorite form of art: 35mm photography! It's not that I don't like paintings, prints, etchings, dance (swing dancing!), music, poetry,'s just that I feel most skilled with and attached to 35mm film. I got my first camera from my dad when I was in middle school--an old Minolta--and had no effing clue how to use it. Much later, I took a not-for-credit photography class in college and things just sort of...clicked! And while everyone who's anyone LOVES them some digital photography (yours truly included)...there's something special about something more concrete. How many memories have I held in my hand, hidden inside a disposable camera, whilst rushing to Wal Mart for their 1-hour photo service? Hint: a lot. (And who can beat having to use a SCANNER to get that shit online to your angelfire website? Gah I'm old.)

A couple of my favorite old-school version photos, scanned and otherwise:

The view from the St. Louis Arch

Best Second Grade Class EVER

Me & T, Summer 2000

The Grandin


Thursday, November 19, 2009

seven days of thankfulness : day two

Howdie folks!

Starting this series of posts has been a really great idea, because I'm having a hard time categorizing all my favorite things for which I am most grateful into seven neat little categories. Today I would like to say that I am grateful for my apartment. Now, I know that I pay way too much for the luxury of living alone, and that admittedly bad decision is something I live with every day (ie. not nearly as many pumpkin spice lattes as I would like). But in a way that makes me love it that much more. And I will say this: not many things are more satisfying than coming home from a long day of working, babysitting, and going to grownup art class to a beautiful, colorful, all-mine apartment!

The Red Room, Jan 2009

The Great Paint

The mess after last year's xmas party...

...and some more recent destruction

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

seven days of thankfulness : day one

Hello friends!

For the next seven days I'm going to post once a day about things that I'm thankful for. Although stress and the thought of someday (soon) entering the world of "real work" have sort of been getting me down, I know that I'm a lucky individual, and what better time to recognize the things that make my life delightful than Thanksgiving season?

The first thing on my list is a certain group of Richmond friends who are always up for an impromptu photo shoot in the middle of the night, a snowday mimosa morning, playing music, giving fitness advice, cooking vegetarian dinner, bike rides, and whatever else we feel like doing:

Zack and I on Church Hill

Kim on Halloween

Zack in 821

View from the stage at the Langhorn(e?) Slim concert

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Reading [Wish] List

Last night after work I went with my friend Rob to Barnes and Noble and poked around. I try to buy my books used (cheaper!) at Chop Suey (local!) but it was cool to check out the selection and remember all the books I want to check out. What do you think?

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Hurry Down Sunshine by Michael Greenberg
Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Werewolves in their Youth by Michael Chabon
And the Hippos Were Boiled in their Tanks by Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs
The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb
Female Chauvinist Pigs - Ariel Levy

Additions? Comments?