Thursday, May 27, 2010

Say it with pictures

Whenever Pete takes a trip, I try to keep track of things that happen while he's gone. That way, after he gets back from riding camels in the desert, I can show things were equally exciting right here at home.

(I think if you click on this picture you'll be able to see it a little bigger. I'll have to test that! Let me know if that works on your end.)

What was interesting about your day today? You can let me know about that too.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Good Bugs

This postcard soon will be on its way to my good friend, and former VW Beetle owner, Taleen in Providence.

The Today I Saw project is inspired by the creative and curious Jill. She's almost at the one year mark of making a postcard every day for an entire year. What a great accomplishment! I am impressed.

What did you see today?

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Just in case you were wondering.

Friday, May 14, 2010

The green-ness has arrived

I don't spend much time longing for my past. I have many good memories, but I don't usually wish I could return to a previous time. But this afternoon, I wished I was back in high school. I think it was because I left work early so the sun was higher than it usually is when I head home and the day had turned unexpectedly warm and sunny and I was taking the T home at the time when all the high school students where getting out. They were talking too loud and laughing and bumping into their friends and high-five-ing, doing secret handshakes, and fiddling with their hair. In the swarm of all this youthful energy, while I was waiting for the bus, I felt like I usually do, like I needed to GET HOME. But then I suddenly channeled my high school self and thought, "What's the big hurry in getting home?". The contrast between hanging out with a gaggle of friends and my usual solitary trek home from work, made me feel too grown up, boring, and lonely. What I really wanted to do was blow off my homework, wander around, and see if I had enough change in my pocket to buy a blue raspberry Slush Puppy and some Swedish Fish at the convenience store. But I didn't have my best friend with me, which is an essential component to goofing off during that wonderful suspense of time between being at school and home. Today I really wished Cynthia was there so we could find a patch of grass and look up at the sky and enjoy the sudden re-arrival of spring. We would discuss what other friend might be home and decide to walk to their house to see if they were. No cell phones or texting of course - we would just walk however many blocks it took, ring the bell, and see what happened. If they weren't home, onto the next thing. Maybe we could nonchalantly wander by Bob's house in case he happened to be mowing the lawn without his shirt on. Nothing to do and nowhere to be. What freedom!

Where would you go if you decided you didn't need to get somewhere else?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Today I saw...

Today, on the subway, I saw the living embodiment of this sculpture. The young woman - she was probably no more than 16 - had a physique that defied the laws, or at least the odds, of nature. I mean, she was wearing Uggs and they looked ~small~. She was stunningly beautiful really. I don't think she understood that - I felt like she was trying to hide herself, which was impossible for her to to do.

Note: If I am violating copyright laws by using this photo, I want to let the Museum of Fine Arts know that I am right down the street and I am open to negotiation. Go west on Huntington, then south on the Jamaicaway, take a few more lefts and rights and you'll be here. My doorbell doesn't work, so just yell up or throw pebbles at the second floor windows. If using this photo is a problem, I'll take it down - just as soon as my 7 followers have seen it!