Monday, April 25, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
The Sartorialist is having a little photo contest. These two beauties of my Grandma, Grandpa, and Great Aunt Helen haven't even made it on to my own old-photo-obsession-site, but they seemed just right/ripe for this moment.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I've fallen in love.
With a TV show.
I've fallen in love with
very. few. shows.
over the years.
Funny thing is, it wasn't love at first watch.
Maybe I couldn't just jump right in?: I did not understand the Tracy Jordan character. I couldn't really understand any of the relationships. I didn't get the funny, the irony, the constant bits.
But, this is to say, if you don't understand something at first, try, try again.
Or, go back to the beginning and start at season one.
The writing is fantabulous.
And sometimes I only get the joke when it's all over and I laugh and laugh and laugh.
FANtabulous, I say!
And having just been privy to the first few pages of BossyPants, I now have an even bigger crush on Tiny Fey.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
It was my niece's birthday recently.
S. turned 12.
But looong before she turned 12, she was doing things like this:
Pushing harder, to go faster,
flying down hills
only to get to bigger hills
to really fly.
And she was also doing things like this:
My nice thrives being between a rock and a hard place ...
This kid, this little girl really, has more courage and determination at the age of 12 than I had at 20. My sister often says she's reminded of me when S. does or says something, which thrills me no end. Really? Like me?! In actuality, S. is 10 x more confident than me and 50 x more daring when it comes to outdoor activities.
I think a lot of aunts, and I'll even speak for a few uncles I know, love the idea of a a niece or nephew seeming to be just like them. Maybe we don't exactly hope, for their sake, that they're just like us. We hope they'll get through middle school easier and that they won't fall for that foolish boy in the tenth grade. We hope they're better at math and don't have to deal with all that drama about some interesting fashion choices they make through-out the year.
But now we get to see life through their experiences.
We maybe, for a moment, can even pretend that they are just like us...
S. might be a little like me, I just hope she got the very best parts.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Stop by and see all the artists participating
at Art Explosion: 744 Alabama/ (between 19th & 20th sts)
I'm on the 2nd floor, STUDIO #227,
and i'll be waiting with baited breath...
For more information, and details of all the artists participating, check out Mission Artists United.
thank you for your tremendous support through the year.
You all rock.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
or to my memory,
or my hearing....
Well, I make up for it with the idea that with each one of these passing years, I become more myself, the ME me, and am more comfortable than ever with who I ultimately am. When the going is good, you best keep on going...
(and, every year seems good!)
Friday, April 1, 2011
New spaces for a new way of looking at relationships between men, nature and environment...
It's obvious from the moment you enter the sliding glass door, this is one hell of a museum.
At every turn, I could not get enough. Each display was beautifully-curated and carefully labeled. There were never ending cases of each topic: Insects, Butterflies, Birds, Ground Animals, Plants, Water Animals, Land Animals, flying things, swimming things, things bigger than life itself!
I never wanted to leave, so I can't wait to return!