If I haven’t developed an ulcer at the end of this term, I give all credit to this charming, beautiful little video. Watch it and be free.
One of my favorite things to do is to make playlists that address a certain theme; sometimes I assign them to myself and other times they categorize themselves in my brain and it suddenly becomes clear just how and why they belong together.
The latter is the case with my “maple syrup” songs. Attempting to describe what these are is probably just going to be confusing- I have to listen to them and feel a million specific things at once, most of which have nothing to do with pancake toppings. They conjure images of my aunt’s Thanksgiving feasts in Connecticut, Kathleen Kelly running around chic markets in “You’ve Got Mail,” shopping in Williams & Sonoma, stepping over crunchy Autumn leaves, sitting at the kitchen table when it’s dark outside, drinking cinnamon tea, stargazing, and about a million other things that are not really relevant to anyone else.
But just in case this collection of songs somehow warms your heart, too, here are a few of my consistent favorites:
1. The Flamingos- I Only Have Eyes for You
2. Louis Armstrong- The Dummy Song
3. Jimmy Durante- Make Someone Happy
4. Doris Day- A Bushel and a Peck
5. The Andrews Sisters- Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
6. The Beatles- Martha My Dear
7. Ben Kweller- Thirteen
8. Fleet Foxes- Blue Ridge Mountains
9. Margaret Whiting- Time After Time
10. Louis Armstrong- La Vie en Rose
11. Billy Williams- I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
Enjoy the last day of this beautiful October.
I need to blog, plain and simple.
This school year has been tough. I’m figuring out who I am in this world- and mainly that has entailed trying to absorb the fact that who I am is a lot different than who I want to be. Figuring out how to get from A to B has always been a strength of mine. I wish I could say that applied here.
The theme of this semester so far?
Nothing is simple, and nothing is what it appears to be.
This summer has thus far been spent taking pictures, going to class, eating all the time, hanging out with Andy, watching world cup games, and sleeping in. Here is some documentation.
This weekend my mom came up to help me move out of my dorm and into my first apartment. I’m subletting with the cutest girls and am really enjoying my new place. Of course, the first thing I did once I was settled was to get out my camera.
I’m a bit overdue on these, but I thought I should eventually get around to posting some pictures from my family’s trip to San Francisco this spring break. I took a roll of color film on my film camera before it broke, too, so if those turn out, expect another post full of photos.
As I am sure you have noticed, this tumblr is devoted to posts that are of a personal, relatively descriptive sort. Tumblr, however, has about a million things that I want to reblog, and since I won’t let myself do that here, I started an account strictly for collecting beautiful things originally posted by others. The link is above. Follow! Enjoy!
I figured I should post some images from my final series in Photography I. The series was shot with my trusty Holga Colorsplash. To see more, go to my flickr (here).