Monday, December 29, 2008


So I went out to the Hamptons this weekend. We're just killing time until New Years Eve, you know? It's so different being out there in the winter than in the summer. I have so many great summer memories of being there -I've gone with Riley every summer for the past 7 years or so. We always bring friends, mates, etc. We went to the beach a couple of times, the first time it was over 50 degrees, misty, and foggy beyond belief. There was no horizon, sky was totally grey and looking down the coastline, it faded off into nothingness. Water was grey and chopy, the sand wasn't disturbed, it was beautiful. The photograph below doesn't begin to capture it, but I wanted to remember that moment. We went again this morning and it was sunny and colder but equally beautiful. I wouldn't have traded growing up on an island, being right next to the ocean, always a minute away from a beach, for anything else. The other photo is from the drive home tonight, we saw a complete sunset that seemed to last an entire hour. My head is a little fuzzy right now, like the beach photo, but it'll clear up, just like sky did.

Oh, and I collected small smooth white stones with gorgeous white/clear lines on the surface. There were thousands on the seashore, but I felt drawn to these particular ones. Walking back to the car, I found this half-shell mostly buried in the sand, but I got it out and it was a perfect lil' home for my rockies.

Song of the weekend: Patty Griffin "One Big Love"

Thursday, December 18, 2008

drink my morning blend

"You look like a gay 90's bartender."
-Photo teacher to a girl last year during self-portrait critiques.

Colin [holding a gold-foiled wrapped pear]: "I just want to throw this pear against the wall right now."
Libby: "Please don't because they are really expensive pears."


Obligatory obscenely homo youtube video:

Monday, December 15, 2008

during finals week
i've been bumming around
altered mind-states with libby, making collages
watching movies and bad tv
it's been good.
break can't come soon enough

our front door:

aaaand some good art, Lori Hersberger:

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

i've been watching woody allen movies on vhs for the past few weeks they are fucking wonderful, i can't get over them. so so good. 'manhattan' was my favorite, aaand not just cause of young stunning meryl. annie hall will always at the top, though.

i saw this cover of 'the electric kool-aid acid test' and died.
it's utterly fantastic:

then i went to the library to get it cause it seemed like a good read
but they only had this sad 90's cover:

i probably won't finish it cause it's long and i only have 9 days left here and an increasingly poor attention span.

i saw 'the adventures of priscilla, queen of the desert' for the first time yesterday. it was absolutely hilarious. i loved it. i'd always wanted to see it, too.
this song opens the movie and the actual video is ridiculously spectacular, as you can see.

fleetwood mac doing 'sara' live in the 80's:

Monday, December 1, 2008

3 pages i made on a typewriter halloween weekend

i wrote this the day after halloween
so i remembered all the things we did

this...i have no fucking idea what this is all about.
i was in various altered states of mind at the time.

and then i just wrote this in the exact center
of the page for god knows what reason. love it.