curious, not creepy.


know that you were loved.
February 14, 2010, 8:10 am
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you know that scene in me and you and everyone we know where the goldfish is on the roof of the car and then flies onto the trunk of the other? i had a moment like that today on my way home from work tonight. just a little less dramatic. or life changing.

i was on speedway and looked over at the phoenix shuttle van and noticed there was a large cup of iced coffee on the roof of the vehicle. we were approaching a red light and i was 100% sure that the coffee was gonna spill all over.

it didn’t.

i couldn’t stop watching this cup of coffee. i could see the liquid moving back and forth, but somehow managing not to tip over. at this point, i’m afraid that i’m going to get into an accident as my attention was totally focused on this magical plastic cup.

we’re approaching euclid and i see the van starting to get into the right-hand turn lane. this is it. this has to be the end of the coffee. i was 200% sure that this was where it was going to meet it’s end. but no! the van made the turn and the cup didn’t even seem affected by it!

i’m really impressed with the cups ability to stay totally intact throughout this whole ordeal, and will always wonder if it every fell over or made it to it’s final destination. i like to think it’ll make it. and ‘at least we’re all together on this.’

also – ))<>((  forever.

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real life applications for the x-files.
August 26, 2009, 3:44 am
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in less than four months i’ll be a college graduate. 

woah.

though i’m beyond ready to be done with school, i have also found myself kind of disappointed about leaving what feels like too soon. mainly because i’ve finally gotten my footing and now it’s being taken out from under me. i realized this yesterday when revising my schedule for the 10th time and finding a whole bunch of classes that i wish i’d taken before leaving. i’m enrolled in ‘the soviet experiment’ where we read russian literature and discuss it. i bought my books for the course today and they’re allllllll sci-fi books.

YES!!!

i had just asked the other day if it would be inappropriate to ask my professor about his thoughts on alex krycek, apparently i’m totally in the clear.

i knew watching all that x-files this summer was bound to pay off.

also, they should just be doing this all the time.



what the fourth of july means to me.
July 6, 2009, 10:08 am
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wieners.



phx.
June 23, 2009, 4:55 am
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cloud lines.

black fag.

color field.

black fags.

frosted flowers.



in love.
June 19, 2009, 6:21 am
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today i fell in love with someone i’ve known for quite some time now. i’ve always appreciated him, but never really understood what made him so special. 

until today.

there was something about seeing him in a different, unfamiliar space that made me look closer. or maybe it was just that it was seeing a new side of him, that i’d never really explored. 

circumnavigation of the blood. 

i think it was the juxtaposition between that image [circumnavigation of the blood] and this text taken from a lecture he gave:

i know now [and should have known earlier] that we are incapable of ever seeing anything new. consequently, we would never photograph anything unless we have become attentive to it because we already have a part of it within ourselves. as we go around we are only paying attention to those things which already have occupied us, or, better still, are so much a part of us that we lean into the next situation finding that we are already there.

oh, frederick sommer. where have you been all my life? you’re so much more then cut up pieces of butcher paper. how could i have neglected you for so long? and will you ever forgive me? i like to think he’ll let it slide.

i went to the scottsdale museum of contemporary art today and had a lovely evening with mr. sommer, and a new somebody i’ve been looking into, james turrell. his piece, knight rise, looks like this:

the photo doesn’t do it justice. i laid down on the bench that circles around the room and started up at the sky for 20 minutes. and it was amazing. the subtle color shifts of blues and whites was beautiful. and i can’t wait for his piece in the crater to open.

maybe phoenix isn’t all bad after all…



walk one – sight
May 24, 2008, 7:29 pm
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the media is constantly bombarding us with images…

who hasn’t heard that sentence before? i’ll admit, i’ve said it quite a few times myself.  it is something that i think is very true, and decided to further explore on my first walk. 

advertisements are everywhere:

 

“The average American is exposed to about 3000 advertising messages a
day, and globally corporations spend over $620 billion each year to
make their products seem desirable and to get us to buy them.”
Union of Concerned Scientists Website

 

so, i walked from my old house on university to the center for creative photography and took photographs of all the advertisements i saw, these are some of them…

i see these things on such a regular basis, they’ve just become apart of my surroundings. i never really thought about the fact that they are meant to influence me to buy something or lure me into a space. clearly i need to start paying more attention.