sheri freakin' tagged me. i've never been tagged before. i'm still in shock. i was a blog-tag virgin. blogging is such a strange world. i can't help but wonder if i was included in her list as a secret ploy to get me to blog about something (anything) again. so here goes:
1/ i obsessively twirl my hair. to the point where strangers have come up to me to tell me how mesmerizing they find watching me do it.
2/ i have a scar down the center of my tongue from when, as a four year old, i hit my head on a diving board whilst trying to do a flip. i've never been able to flip since, and this includes a three year stint on a diving team (just so you know, a basic flip is the basis of almost every dive).
3/ i love christmas.
4/ i'm a fraternal twin. our birthday was tuesday.
5/ i don't like ice cream all that much. the massive combination of sugar and dairy makes me kind of sick. i do however like cookies. a lot.
6/ i still wear my retainer.
7/ i once broke a girl's nose. we were goofing off during swim practice and our game went awry. she was gushing blood. i didn't accept that it was broken until five years later. i sincerely thought she was joking, but she pulled me aside one day and was like, listen, you really broke my nose.
8/ i am currently staying on the couch of a friend in brooklyn, as i don't have a home. searching for an apartment is worrying the devil out me and consuming my entire life.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
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Wednesday, June 20, 2007
some words i learned this week...
main entry: den·drite
1: a branching treelike figure produced on or in a mineral by a foreign mineral; also : the mineral so marked
2: a crystallized arborescent form
3: any of the usually branching protoplasmic processes that conduct impulses toward the body of a neuron — see neuron
main entry: limn
function: transitive verb
inflected form(s): limned; limn·ing Listen to the pronunciation of limning \ˈli-miŋ, ˈlim-niŋ\
etymology: middle english limnen to illuminate (a manuscript), probably back-formation from lymnour illuminator, alteration of lumenur, from anglo-french aluminer, enluminer to illuminate, ultimately from Latin illuminare
1 : to depict or describe in painting or words
2 : to outline in clear sharp detail : delineate
3 : to suffuse or highlight with a bright color or light
main entry: 2torque
etymology: latin torquēre to twist
date: circa 1884
1: a force that produces or tends to produce rotation or torsion
2: a turning or twisting forc
this week's flickr selection, susu laroche, is 18. this is all the information i can find on her and it blows my mind.
(it also blows my mind that even though there is a link below every picture i post, people insist upon telling me upon their initial viewing of my blog how much they like my work. are you kidding?? the flickrs vary so vastly from week to week that i can't even imagine they could all have been taken by the same photographer. i guess it's time i explain this somewhere more clearly...)
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
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Thursday, June 14, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
sometimes my need of photography overwhelms me. it catches me off guard. it only started happening recently, after shooting became secondary in my schedule. i used to shoot almost every day. at least every week. taking pictures and my life were entangled. yet, here, in a new city i find myself without a camera and in desperate need of one.
and i do need it. i need the familiar weighty feeling of metal and plastic in my hands, the tinny click of the shutter in my ear. i need to hide my face behind its mechanisms and experience this new place in metaphors.
photographers like jennifer causey always reassure me that i could support myself on photography alone. i may have no idea how to use a strobe, but i can certainly take a beautiful still life with natural lighting. a market for this kind of simple, elegant imagery exists. i'm sure of it.
Monday, June 11, 2007
Saturday, June 9, 2007
1/ bizarrely, and quite suddenly, i find my self moving to brooklyn (i don't think i'm ready to disclose my new employment details yet, but let's just say it's super exciting).
2/ the website, also quite suddenly, is very near completion. i'll keep you posted.
3/ it's graduation party/wedding season, so my social calendar is rather full for a change.
Friday, June 8, 2007
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
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Saturday, June 2, 2007
i'm helping out a friend (other than alissa) shoot a wedding today. i'm super excited (as always), but the emergency of my morning is that i can't find my sunglasses. i have a backup pair of course, but i really don't want to have to resort to that. i'm sort of frantic. i just had them last night...