Thursday, July 28, 2011

Dear Photograph...

There is a certain je ne sais quoi to the past that intrigues me. It's mysterious, a bit romantic, and always out of reach. But here's an incredibly creative way to revisit it, if only through a photograph.

Dear Photograph users go back to the scene of the photo and hold it up where the photo was taken, like a before and after but in one frame.  Check out the site but here are a few of my favorites!

Friday, July 22, 2011

"Guide to a charmed life"

My favorites are in red. What are yours? 

  1. Pretend you've never met, then loudly try out lame pickup lines in a swanky bar. Act like they worked.
  2. Go on a walking journey and every fifteen feet draw a chalk arrow in the direction you're going. At the end of the trip, leave a big pile of chalk.
  3. Create photo evidence suggesting that you went on an adventure that didn't really happen.
  4. Go for a drive. You can only make right-hand turns. When you finally get stuck, turn around and then you can only make left-hand turns. Repeat until you find something interesting. Take pictures along the way!
  5. Build forts out of furniture and blankets, and wage war with paper airplanes.
  6. Go to a major chain bookstore, and leave notes to future readers in copies of your favorite books
  7. Write a piece of fiction together. Outside at a cafe. Ask strangers when you get stuck.
  8. Try and visit as many people as you can in one night, and turn as many things inside their apartment upside down as you can, without them noticing.
  9. Do the lamest tourist thing in your area that you have both secretly wanted to do forever. Have an unabashed good time!
  10. Hide and seek in the park
  11. Go around the city with sidewalk chalk and draw hearts with equations inside on random things
  12. Drive somewhere unknown and have dinner in a city you've never been to. With fake names.
  13. Go for a drive with the passenger blindfolded, choosing directions at random. see where you end up
  14. Dress up as pirates, commandeer shopping carts, and have a war upon the high seas.. er, parking lot.
  15. Go on a search for as many good climbing trees as possible, climb as high as you both can in all of them, compile photo evidence
  16. Rent a movie you've never seen before. Set on mute and improvise dialogue.
  17. Dress up as pirates and go parrot shopping at local pet stores
  18. Go to the airport, get the cheapest, soonest departing flight to anywhere when you show up, and stay there for a weekend.
  19. Walk around a city and perform short silent plays in front of security cameras
  20. In the middle of the night, drive to the beach, so you arrive just as the sun is rising. Have a breakfast picnic, then fall asleep together. Bring a sun umbrella.
  21. Dress up as superheros and stop at least one petty crime "ie. jaywalking, littering...."
  22. Go to a minor league baseball game under the stars. Tell each other stories about how bad you are at athletics. Randomly cheer for both teams. Eat lots of Cracker Jack.
  23. With camera and pair of boots, make photolog of a day in the life of the invisible man.
  24. Walk around the city all night and find a place to eat breakfast at dawn
  25. Go to a restaurant and convince the cook to create something completely new for you.

When art collides

I haven't been so captivated by a song in quite some time. The words, his voice, the beautiful video and the way the dancers move their bodies. They all collide and create perfection.

[Iron & Wine- Boy with a Coin]

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A word from the wise

Meet Auntie Eeee. Now read her words of wisdom and be memorized at all the things you didn't know, I sure was. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Quote of the Day

We’re all the prettiest girl in the room,
 depending on the day, the hour, and the room.

[Ask E. Jean, Elle]

I'm feeling rough, I'm feeling raw, I'm in the prime of my life

Strange video, awesome song. 

[This is our decision to live fast and die young 
We've got the vision, now let's have some fun Yeah, it's overwhelming but what else can we do 
Get jobs in offices and wake up for the morning commute? 

Forget about our mothers and our friends We were fated to pretend To pretend We were fated to pretend To pretend 

I'll miss the playgrounds and the animals and digging up worms I'll miss the comfort of my mother and the weight of the world I'll miss my sister, miss my father, miss my dog and my home Yeah, I'll miss the boredom and the freedom and the time spent alone 

But there is really nothing, nothing we can do Love must be forgotten, life can always start up anew The models will have children, we'll get a divorce We'll find some more models, everything must run its course]

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011


It's happening. Something has finally come along that rivals Facebook and appropriately enough, it's from Google. At present, Google+ is in an invitation only trial period and if you were lucky enough to get an invite, what do you think? I recently joined and I must say the interface is much more user friendly but there is one major component missing- friends. That is one aspect in which Facebook clearly wins against Google+ but critics speculate that it won't be long.

While Facebook may be top dog in the Social Media world, just about everyone is ready for something new. With fewer bugs, changes, and annoying features. For the time being, i'll stick to Facebook (for the  numbers alone) but in time, I can see Google+ becoming a bit like the great (not really) Team Edward or Team Jacob debate. You'll just have to take a side. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

West Coast Friendship

Just before my brother left New York after surprising me for birthday, we booked a last minute trip to California! We went for a conference so we didn't do too much sightseeing but had a fabulous weekend none the less. We went on a cruise around the San Francisco Bay (saw Alcatraz!), went to a few clubs downtown, and visited Santana Row (Kara's Cupcakes, yum!). As much as I love the people I met, and don't get me wrong, the laid back pace of Cali was refreshing, I am and always will be an East Coast gal.

Unfortunately for me, I didn't get to see any Fourth of July fireworks, save for he ones from the airplane window. I hope you had a better view!

P.S.- Is it just me or is it blindingly bright in California?