paper

posted March 11th, 2015

COLOR!
if you follow me on instagram, you’ve already seen this photo, but i still wanted to post it here…

this is two evenings of paper crafting with my niece, who is two and a half years old. she loves folding paper (we added a little water color and tape the second evening). and i love how it looks in this bowl. i’m not sure i’ll be able to take it out…

found

posted March 9th, 2015

started my tidying up...

#sesamestory

posted March 6th, 2015

there have been reports of a peeping tom, and herry monster matches the description (blue male with white eyes). he is being brought in for questioning.
there have been reports of a peeping tom, and herry monster matches the description (blue male with white eyes). he is being brought in for questioning.

this…

posted March 4th, 2015

i can't wait to be done with school so i can purge!
i sense a HUGE purge coming…

tiananmen gate

posted March 2nd, 2015

THE best polaroid of the trip
entrance to the forbidden city
beijing china
january 31, 2015
impossible project color film for 600-type cameras

#sesamestory

posted February 27th, 2015

today marks the street's 45th year & the only muppets celebrating are the fucking outcasts. everyone else already went to bed. happy birthday, sesame street!
today marks the street’s 45th year & the only muppets celebrating are the fucking outcasts. everyone else already went to bed. happy birthday, sesame street!

parking sign

posted February 25th, 2015

do i even need to express my disappointment at this film anymore?
wandering the streets around the knock-off market
beijing china
february 1, 2015
impossible project color film for 600-type cameras

fruit

posted February 23rd, 2015

one of the best polaroids of the trip
ben thanh market
saigon vietnam
january 18, 2015
impossible project color film for 600 gold frame

#sesamestory

posted February 20th, 2015

happy halloween from #sesamestory!
happy halloween from #sesamestory!

last day

posted February 18th, 2015

this film sucks.
wandering the streets around the knock-off market
beijing china
february 1, 2015
impossible project color film for 600-type cameras

koi

posted February 16th, 2015

can you see them? stupid fucking film
yu garden
shanghai china
january 25, 2015
impossible project color film for 600-type cameras

#sesamestory

posted February 13th, 2015

bert & ernie go on the road, boston edition.
bert & ernie go on the road, boston edition.

blue

posted February 11th, 2015

i have no idea what the sign says, or what's in the building...
early morning photowalk
saigon vietnam
january 22, 2015
impossible project color film for 600 gold frame

food

posted February 9th, 2015

this photo was heavily edited in photoshop because the film is still shit
walking to breakfast
toronto canada
january 2, 2015
impossible project color film for 600 gold frame

#sesamestory

posted February 6th, 2015

prairie dawn & oscar met in AA. she's going to give this grouch thing a try.
prairie dawn & oscar met in AA. she’s going to give this grouch thing a try.

#sesamestory

posted January 30th, 2015

most depressing pork chop dinner ever: a grown-ass man & a big bird pining for their lost loves.
most depressing pork chop dinner ever: a grown-ass man & a big bird pining for their lost loves.

#sesamestory

posted January 23rd, 2015

hey! it's smerlock herlock... i mean sherwin helmsley... sherwood horsecock? aw fuck. whatever. didn't you get thrown out of town?
hey! it’s smerlock herlock… i mean sherwin helmsley… sherwood horsecock? aw fuck. whatever. didn’t you get thrown out of town?

#sesamestory

posted January 16th, 2015

susan finally told roosevelt franklin that his father is *not* sexy soul singer al green. then who the hell is it?!
susan finally told roosevelt franklin that his father is *not* sexy soul singer al green. then who the hell is it?!

what’s been going on…

posted January 12th, 2015

i had mango juice in my mimosa...yum
i think i've figured it out!
travel:

  • i spent new year’s eve in toronto with a friend. we ordered thai and watched a star trek movie marathon, then had champagne at midnight. on new year’s day we had mimosas and a ton of cheese, and made perfect chocolate chip cookies. definitely different from last year’s new year’s eve of drinking, fireworks, dancing, and getting lost at 4:30am in berlin. but it was still very awesome, despite the slower pace. i’m still working on losing my holiday weight…
  • i’m going to vietnam and china with my graduate program for the last 2 weeks of january. frankly, it’s going to be an exhausting trip, and jet lag is going to kick my ass, but i’m slowly getting excited. as i write this, the temperature in ho chi minh city is 81° F, in shanghai it’s 43° F, and in beijing it’s 34° F, which makes packing a challenge.
  • i booked a somewhat-annual end-of-february trip to san francisco, and a few days later my work proposal to go to north carolina for some staff meetings was accepted. the last week of february worked best for the team, so i’ll be taking these trips back-to-back, which is a little stressful… but i’m very fortunate to have the travel opportunities i have, and i will power through. the dog will get over my absences.

lotsa boxes
started with orange
knitting a blanket with this yearn will take forever
creating:

  • before the holidays, i got a request for a polaroid box. so i dug out the boards i cut back in spring 2010, and started assembling. all the boxes (now cubes, actually) are made, and i’ve managed to cover a few. (if you were interested in one way back in 2010, leave a comment or email me.)
  • i started knitting a super blanket. i’m in my first color… more to come…
  • i found my half-finished skirt and sweater from 2008, and i decided i am no longer interested in finishing them. so i frogged both, and i’m considering making another blanket, because it’s the only thing i know how to make.
  • i’m still really, really disappointed with the progress of impossible project’s film, and i haven’t been taking many photos with my polaroid cameras. i miss it, but i’m not spending $4 for each shitty photo. it’s really fun to see many of my friends on instagram using the fuji instax mini — fuji film is so much better. i need to start using mine more.

this fucking capstone...
school:

  • i’m in my last semester of graduate school, and i am so fucking tired of homework. i’ve learned a ton, and so much of what i’ve learned is directly applicable to my job. but man, i don’t give a fuck about homework.

a-frame!
play:

  • i’m still having fun creating #sesamestory, and i hope that i’ll have some book news later this year.
  • my obsession with vintage fisher price little people has gotten a little out of hand. more on that later…

so out of control
reading:

  • my book-buying habit got out of control in 2014. i think it’s because i couldn’t find time to read for leisure, giving me reason to hoard as many books as possible. reading all the books is another story…
  • i have read a ton of business books for both work and school, and most of them have the word “innovation” in the title. and yet, i have 2 stacks waiting for me. i have a (really great) manager that loves books as much as i do, and every time he recommends a book i add it to my wish list, and eventually they end up in my monthly order.
  • i did manage to read a few books for fun, and i highly recommend submergence, the art of sleeping alone, the soul of all living creatures, and grayson. i tried to read gone girl, and found it blah and i wasn’t interested in finishing it. so take my recommendations with a grain of salt, as i clearly have different tastes than many.
  • i just bought a kindle, thinking that it might be cheaper to buy all the business books on that. but i’m not convinced that i’ll use it very much…

<3
niece & nephew:

  • i’ve been hanging out with these two as much as i can. i love it.

lastly, a friend sent me this link a couple of days ago: the subtle art of not giving a fuck. i’ve noticed that in the last year i’ve finally stopped giving a fuck. and it’s so fucking liberating! happy new year!

#sesamestory

posted January 9th, 2015

ooopsie! prairie dawn had a little too much to drink at happy hour.
ooopsie! prairie dawn had a little too much to drink at happy hour.