Wednesday, February 10, 2010


i recently discovered chris jordan, a photographer of waste. Interesting statements on american waste and mass consumption.

check it out.

Photo by: Chris Jordan. Cell Phones

Sunday, January 24, 2010

big ship.

yesterday i watched the second half of titanic. as a girl who readily and uncontrollably becomes emotionally intertwined in movies, i put myself in there, on the fancy boat, holding my breath just as long as Jack and Rose.

i can't understand how all of those women left their husbands. i was thinking that i would rather just die in the arms of love than be separated. just as i thought this, a shot of an old man and his wife lying on their bed, tightly embraced, waiting for their final breath together came across the screen.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


i left for italy exactly one year ago.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

cities and plans.

back in my last real semester of college, feeling incredibly nostalgic tonight. have you ever wanted to go back to a certain time and place and just soak in it for a while. i'm finding it very difficult to be in the present right now.

i took a theatre class my freshman year of college with an incredibly quirky professor who said that no one likes a perfect person. no one like someone who has never had a library fine or a parking ticket. i must be incredibly likable because all of these small imperfections are adding up to one large blah mood.

the good news: moods are fickle perspectives and i know that the minute i change my attitude, things will start looking up.

This year has SO many unknowns. maybe the excitement of these unknowns has left me feeling overwhelmed and without a starting place.

good thing i got a new planner yesterday:

Thursday, December 17, 2009

new chapter.

i am one silly final away from my last fall semester ever! 6 hours from freedom.

then, an application, cleaning, and Christmas shopping! new addiction: ebay. i'm 55 minutes away from some great leather riding boots.

winter break goals:

spend time with family and friends.
update website.
create ASID website.
finish time traveler's wife.
study for LEED.
buy a ticket to NYC.
work on capstone/portfolio.
smile a lot.

pretty standard, really.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

blissfully unproductive.

i'm soaking up snow days for all that they are worth! the snow is up to my knees and makes me feel like i'm 7. if only i had some bright coveralls to wear.

Yesterday, I saw this:
today, dustin and i played in the snow until he got too cold. we are making a movie together and it will be epic! (and silly.) stay tuned.

Friday, October 16, 2009


goals for the day:

write 15 of 20 pages of research paper before work. run.

my day so far:

  • woke up. hit snooze on 2 phones (5 alarms total.)
  • tea, yogurt, and granola and being distracted by stupid "balloon boy", aka dustin's neighbor.
  • off to the doctor (1st time in fort collins!)
  • got a wad of earwax removed and i can hear now. received strange looks as i asked the doctor to keep the little remains. I had tubes in my ears when i was a baby, they were supposed to fall out but didn't for 21 years. the left one is now gone! i feel relieved but uneven.
  • home. really healthy lunch after being weighed at the doctors office. (converse weigh a pound each, right?)
  • killed a fly. actually, CONQUERED a fly.
  • tried to work on 20 page research paper due monday.
  • searched for the perfect pandora station.
  • cleaned room.
  • wrote an angry letter to CNN.
  • killed/ Conquered another red bodied bug.
  • changed pandora station.
  • made more tea.
  • did dishes. cleaned up after roommates.
  • started thinking about shoes. wanting some booties like these that i found on a blog i follow:
  • making hot chocolate out of sadness and considering taking a bath and reading time traveler's wife.

deep sigh. tomorrow will be better!!!