Monday, December 29, 2008

New Toy!!!

Hooray! Meet the Nikon D60 - my new toy. I finally bought myself a nice camera. I still haven't had much time to play with it but tonight the fam is going out to celebrate Kale's 21st birthday at Fogo de Chao, so I will have a chance to document the occasion in style! Also, next week we leave for the big family dogsledding trip - I will undoubtedly be taking tons of photos during our adventures and will be sure to post a few. So excited :)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!

For Christmas I am posting my two favorite poems. Enjoy :)

Song of Myself #52 Walt Whitman 1855
The spotted hawk swoops by and accuses me, he complains
of my gab and my loitering.

I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable,
I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.

The last scud of day holds back for me,
It flings my likeness after the rest and true as any on the shadow'd wilds,
It coaxes me to the vapor and the dusk.

I depart as air, I shake my white locks at the runaway sun,
I effuse my flesh in eddies, and drift it in lacy jags.

I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love,
If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles.

You will hardly know who I am or what I mean,
But I shall be good health to you nevertheless,
And filter and fibre your blood.

Failing to fetch me at first keep encouraged,
Missing me one place search another,
I stop somewhere waiting for you.

A Dream Deferred

by Langston Hughes

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

If Money Were No Object...

I don't know if I could dream up a more amazing way to spend 7 days. If only I had an extra $2700 sitting in the bank...

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I have yet to come up with any original ideas to add to my shiny new blog, so I am stealing things from decor8 and vol25 - other blogs. I keep finding these sites with all these very random things that I identify with very closely - in almost a creepy way... Another person with a branch obsession... a "spider problem"...a creative sister with a Landcrusier loving dad and brother... so weird... read these and tell me it's not strangely familiar!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Let's kick things off with a cool picture. I have a blog...