Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Legend at a park near my parents' house where I went a visiting a couple of days ago. My parents have 4 dogs; 1 relatively obedient, 2 hyper-active and the 4th, painfully old. My dad walks them all together everyday, hard to say how he manages it! He has a very high threshold for chaos.
I had a little Etsy store selling vintage a couple of years ago, but had to stop when I ran out of room. I am slowly but surely getting back into the game, now that I have one closet full of vintage items that don't fit me but that I knew would be perfect for another vintage loving gal such as myself. I listed a couple of things today.... I want to have a grand re-opening and am entertaining ideas on how to celebrate.
At a mall job, one day the girl from L'Occitane came by with three little topiaries and said she was going to throw them out if she couldn't find anyone to take them. She couldn't take them home, but she knew that someone would really like to have them. That person was me. This is my desk topiary; there are 2 on either side of the buffet downstairs.
I thought it was funny that pink preceded green, just like in my project! Here I am at Barnes and Noble trying to read away my woes in the magazine aisle. I always yearn to buy the really expensive ones to use in collage projects, but as long as I can safely take photos while reading the magazine in-store, why not print them out and then use them in my projects? I know. I know. My cheapness sometimes outpaces my decency.
I've got all my photos up to date, pretty much, but am lagging on posting on here. I think I'm figuring out that I don't really care for green... there aren't too many good opportunities to capture it... this is a glimpse of my friend's apartment, on the night to end all nights. For an informal gathering of less than 15 people, things got a bit outta hand. I did not discriminate afterwards and enjoyed some tasty seafood leftovers. Everyone knows you never eat the seafood leftovers! Well, I did, and I paid for it handsomely the next day.
Friday, March 12, 2010
The Ohio Theater. I've seen a few productions here but always at night. The exterior is really lovely and has some great tile work and of course this sick granite ticket booth. Made me reminiscent for old timey days when people really gave a shit about movies. Wait-- what am I talking about?? Have you ever seen the lines for movies on opening day??
Ok, so I was downtown looking for green to present itself when I saw the guy in the purple shirt putting change in the meter a few blocks down. From the back, he looked like a woman, and the pageboy hairdo didn't help his cause. I fought off my yearning to snap a picture of him because my intentions were more People of Walmart than Diane Arbus. A few blocks later, green presented itself and I snapped away. When I looked at my camera, I was pleasantly pleased to see Pageboy Man captured in the frame.
I always wondered why they stopped production on these cars. I feel like they've stopped producing distinctive cars, and even when this one was out, it was pretty much the only alternative to the norm. My sweets has always wanted a Bug convertible, but the 1960's version. I keep telling him there are plenty in good shape, for cheap in Mexico (they are wild over them down there), but not so sure about the logistics of going down there and coming back with it...
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
I think this is a rather lovely photo of a corporate family restaurant. This is the outside view of where I am now employed. The money doesn't seem to be all that good, but the food really is fantastic, and everyone there is easy-going and relaxed, which is exactly what I require at this point in my life. That last year has just been so up and down! Granted, I will continue my search for my "forever job", but this is a good place to perch for now.
Ah, the thrift store. I scored some hot ish here on this day... even though this might be one of the most off-putting thrifts I've been in, by clientele and quality of the garments alone. Although, the people that work there are incredibly friendly and funny; one day the cashier and I heard "I Guess You're Just What I Needed" on the radio and we belted it out together.
Sorry for this not being much of a photo, and not terribly green either, but in real life, it is a nice, cool, celadon color. My dad got me a gift card to a salon in town for my birthday, and I used it today to get a pedicure. When I came home, my sweets told me that my toes "look like racecars". Ha!!!
The view from inside Burger King, aka my new favorite fast food restaurant. Their chicken sandwich is seriously tops. And, on their dine-in tray-liner paraphernalia, I learned that a Whopper Junior and a small onion ring is only 490 calories! WTF!! That's what I eat that damned chicken sandwich for!!
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
The birds are a-tweet, the temperature is trenchcoat-worthy, things are finally starting to melt, and... what do I see there in the center? Looks like a couple of tiny clovers starting to sprout. But I'm not biologist. Still... I'm feeling verrry optimistic!
Monday, March 1, 2010
My next door neighbor's porch. She's a real go-getter of a septuagenarian. Thursday is her "road-trip" day with her boyfriend... she and he go to points unknown for the day and they don't come back til 1 or 2 in the morning. She also encourages us to party as much as we want, because she likes "to hear young people having fun."
As you may or may not know, I am ridiculously broke right now. I did myself the disservice today of looking in a vintage/resale kind of shop and falling in love with a floaty pink skirt as I am wont to do. Well, I just wouldn't let it die, so I rummaged around in my trunk for something I could sell. I came up with a damned good purse, that was really not my style and hadn't been used in nearly a year, and even then, I think I used it possibly 5 times. Moral of the story-- I got my skirt, plus $6. On the way out, I noticed that the front glass was peppered with what I assumed to be BB holes.
Now that February is a thing of the past, I've decided that March gets to be green, partially because it won't be too hard to swing, and also because I'm being optimistic about spring. Here goes... !
Jeff attending to his phone while we hang out at Wild Goose. They recently put in a whole wall of record sleeves of the late 70's, early 80's one-big-thing-on-an-all-white-cover genre. Although this blog is not really my main drag, and mostly a way of coaxing myself into taking photos everyday, if you do like it, as a few of you sweet people have said that you do, you can now Follow my blog with bloglovin !
Til the 27th,
Bowling. These shoes are super fresh, and the lanes know it. Unlike every other pair, they defaced these with their own name in Sharpie all over to deter theft. "HP Lanes" is the new name of what was formerly known as "Mr. Bill's"... I think I might have left with them if they scribbled "Mr. Bill's" all over them. Let it be known here and throughout the land that I officially predict a bowling shoe comeback, sooner than later.
I don't think I have the "photographing fish" thing completely down, despite my camera's "aquarium setting", things still look dark. I'd like to come back to this subject soon, though-- but at the time I took this picture, I was in a serious time crunch and had just so happened to pass this fish store. I stormed in with my camera, jostling past dubious parents with ziplocs full of guppies and 10-year-olds lingering around the tanks debating with eachother whether one fish would eat the ones he had at home and whether it would be cool enough watching it to risk it. I think I spent exactly 90 seconds in the store. What can I say? I work fast.