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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

sees space

Cold, thick smoothies have been calling my name when I get out of bed.
I've been adding frozen spinach to the mix (nutritious pizzazz) so they
have been looking like some sort of space drink (I think of Luke Skywalker's
blue milk all too frequently). Bananas, blueberries, vanilla almond milk,
spinach, chocolate protein powder, and honey. I was indecisive, but I'd say
rather successfully.

Discovered some fashion made of cheese. Yeah, that girl in the floral look
is covered in cheese. My boyfriend loves cheese. Maybe I'll craft him a nice
button-up...a little cheddar, swiss, and edam plaid...

I live near Water World. It reminds me of anything but water.

This pawn shop, I've never been inside. Honestly it makes me a little
nervous. If this is the outside, the advertisement, what in the world is inside
there? What do you think the salesperson looks like?

Monday, May 30, 2011


I'm not sure if it was the holiday, or just because giant, grilled meals
are the best, but my mom decided on a having a big Memorial Day
Monday meal. There were seven of us and probably enough food to
feed at least double that. And it was delightful and incredibly delicious.

But before dinner time, I biked around the hot town. Stopped at Volta
for an Agua Fresca (Jamaica Hibiscus) and was surprised by its color
and flavor---in the best possible way. It's similar to tart cranberry juice
with a subtle tea flavor (they steep the flowers in water and add a little
sweetener). I made my way home and passed this mural. I've always
liked it's palette, but like most murals I see these days, found it's subject
matter to be, let's see, strange?

I mostly did chopping and tasting to prepare. Those baguettes (whole wheat
sesame & rosemary), paired with my mom's lemon-herb butter and roasted
garlic = heaven.

I love the organization of the food on the grill. (I bet the two stray kabobs on the top
rack bother somebody.)

Our new old friends (we've know them for years, but I'm finally actually getting
to know them again) brought mac and cheese with bacon (amazing, even fora
non-bacon-lover like myself), deviled eggs, bread pudding, whipped cream,
and wonderful stories.

Fact realized today: This city is full of amazing people and the coolest stories.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

gets to know you

Post One. I think I'll just get into it.
I'm trying to figure out exactly what to do. No, not just
on the internet, but everywhere. Life, work, etc...
My immediate life is currently contained in a large, black,
rolling suitcase.
I've been running a lot, walking a lot, wandering a lot...
baking and stitching
biking and bitching

I'd like to sleep in, frame all my artwork, start selling my
creations, consume less sugar...

More info?

My grandpa painted many portraits in his day.
This one hangs above my head, above my bed. I love it.
I think about the subject from time to time. I wonder who
he was... his name... how he knew my grandfather.

The light in my room is lovely, especially through this
makeshift curtain. It was once a sort of duvet cover at my
grandma's house (i.e. my family is endlessly thrifty).

I thought it was about time I got some real, serious person
lipstick. I knew it was time to bypass the drugstore.
Shellin' out the big bucks for Nars "heat wave"--which has
also felt quite appropriate in this FLA heat (nothing less than
ninety degrees this week, and yeah, it's still May).

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I need to get better at documenting everything. It's tricky when
you first begin to try obsessively photo-documenting anything
you do. As in, "hey, I'm just about to eat this deliciousness, BUT
WAIT, let me take a few glamour shots."

Really, I want to. I am a visual person, I'm a journaling, documenting
adorer... I just need to get over the insecurities (I guess that's what it is?)
about stopping, savoring, and snapping. That's it: Stop, Savor, Snap.

Wish me luck. Let's make it happen.