Thursday, March 31, 2011

aerial photos and music soaring to the sky...

things i like today: amazing aerial shots of our little world.

bassnectar, "timestretch."

junior boys, "in the morning."

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

i don't hardly know her... but i think i could love her...

current jam: crimson and clover.

just got done with a trek through the eastern caribbean.
20110316. leaving st. thomas.

and i am happy.
20110317. san juan.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

heartbeats and apples...

today's jams: the knife, heartbeats. i just love the little 70s-looking kids skateboarding in some quintessential california neighborhood.

mirah, apples in the trees.

chris and i are going to look at houses in broad ripple on thursday! and a week from today, i will be sipping a pina colada in roughly 80 degree temperatures! hopefully with three - count 'em, THREE! - little umbrellas in it.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

without sound, who would i be?

it's maybe a little weird, but music is ALWAYS something i don't think twice about spending money on, traveling for, whatever. i almost, ALMOST bought tickets for the flaming lips' new years show this past year. the only thing keeping me was the insane car ride back the day after and then having to go back to work. i bought tickets to see jeff mangum of neutral milk hotel (anti?)stardom in new jersey this october with a very special friend of mine with little extra thought. and ARCADE FIRE is playing a show at an outdoor indy venue soon, and tickets go on sale this saturday. you'd better bet i will be sitting at my computer all queued up at 9:55 am.

so i just bought two tickets for chris and me to see these dudes play in indy on april 1: das racist. i pretty much love the ridiculousness, and i can't imagine missing this show. it's rare that indy would get a show when chicago doesn't - but aw, yeah, das racist, you know where the honeys at.

i also scanned in some old photos last night - from, like, a decade ago. weird - those times define me in a lot of ways, but they also seem SO LONG ago. here i am with sparky, the stuffed animal bighorn sheep one of our volunteers at rocky mountain national park gave me on my last day of work, in moab on the drive back to SF.
2002. arches np with sparky, the bighorn sheep.

the summer of 2002 was a happy one. i hiked roughly 30 miles a week on my days off at rocky mt. np. this is me hiding in a rock shelter someone built on top of mt. chiquita, rocky mountain national park. my parents have this pic framed at their house.
2002. hiding from the wind on top of a mountain in colorado.

a somewhat unfoggy view from my house in san francsico towards the ocean.
2002. the standard view from the sf apartment.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

latest projects of the life variety...

looking for houses. looking for jobs. eating salads and dishing about the latest haps. planning art opening trips. planning gardens. feeding the worms. living more sustainably. and knitting things!

this is an accurate representation of me at my house on any given night (oh, and my new favorite sweater - knitted with the girl friday pattern and eco wool).
20110220. girl friday sweater. in action.

a cozy winter sweater... just in time for spring. that's how i roll.
20110220. girl friday sweater.

20110220. girl friday sweater.

also, for my mom's 60th birthday, i had her pick out a pattern and yarn color for whatever sweater she wanted. she picked the melrose peacoat, a wonderfully easy, fun, quick pattern. it fits her BEAUTIFULLY - although, sadly, i didn't get a pic of her in it when i gave it to her a couple of weekends ago. still, here it is, the full view:
20110209. melrose peacoat for my mom.

scrumptious, cotton-blend, bulky yarn = dream knitting.
20110209. melrose peacoat for my mom.

in other news, i will soon be snorkeling with fishies in the us virgin islands! i required a floppy sunhat for the trip:
20110215. new floppy sunhat!

and some sassy shoes:
20110215. blue shoes, red stool.