21 August 2009

sweetcream and strawberries / iceland day two photos

currently reading: swatches: a sourcebook of patterns with more than 600 fabric designs
currently listening to: e-603 [torn up] (omg blink 182, matt and kim, what else will he think of?)

I CUT HALF OF MY HAIR OFF


okay so let's backtrack.
i went to the foot doctor in hopes of alleviating foot pain from running, only to be told i need to have xrays taken, orthodics made, and a bone scan done, due to, get this a possible stress fracture. all of these added dr.s appts have thus made it impossible for me to go on my roadtrip (started yesterday). guess summer's ending a little early?
i've also been told i need gum graft surgery. google it. it looks sick.

but on top of all the bad news this week has been insane!

lexie came to chicago for the day/night last friday and we got to play play play. we got lunch at panozzo's, only the most authentic italian deli ever. and tried to avoid the heat. shopped till we dropped, got caribou coffee, had a delicious bbq, then went to too much light makes the baby go blind. the kelly clarkson flashmob was totally tight, and they ordered a pizza for the entire audience and cut it into 150 tiny bitesized pieces. all in all, a great visit.

then the next day clay and the members of starscreamny (damon and george) came to chicago for their tour and crashed at my place for the weekend. but that didn't stop me from attending the BLINK-182 CONCERT which was out of this world. they rocked it, and played basically the entire self-titled album which i wasn't expecting. and they played "josie" which is in my top three fave songs. i tweeted the entire show.

the next few days were a blur. clay was in town, hung out with the starscream boys and anamanaguchi whom they were touring with. went to a real bizarre houseparty with 8bit banjo and duncan sheik 8bit mashups, drank sparks, and found a maggot colony. also went to this adorable columbia show/houseparty and fell in love with the neighborhood/apartment. plus it was walking distance from la pasadita(s), my fave taco place.

all in all the last few days have been amazing and fun filled. busy busy. everyone has departed and people are getting geared up for b2school season. i'm currently working on a zine for orientation week, so get ready for that to drop.

now for some photographs from iceland day two:

david petting a kitty [as he often did]
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adam at an icelandic hotdog stand [our favorite part of iceland]
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gorgeous commissioned street art
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more art of all sorts
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how to tie a tie
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off to go pick up my two rolls of film from walgreens.
word up.

15 August 2009

Reykjavik [Day 1]

currently listening to: Hostpital Bed, Hands Remember, & I Sing I Swim [Seabear]
currently reading: The Adv. of Huck Finn [Mark Twain]
currently into: MY PURPLE LEVI'S CUTOFFS and MY TITANIC POSTER
currently excited for: BLINK-182 CONCERT TONIGHT

Iceland was really the best thing ever. Seriously, if you have the chance go there. Summer is cool and gorgeous. Winter is cold and gorgeous. You either have 24 hours of daylight of the Aurora Borealis. Take your pick.

We missed our original flight and were stuck in Boston for the day. Adam dicked his way into getting us a hotel paid for by United. Thx United. We backpacked around Boston for a few days, ate chowda, and decided we never really wanted to go back to Boston, then called it a day.

But Iceland, that took our breath away. Here are some photos from our first day wondering the streets of Reykjavik.

These next few are from an old lot with lots of broken glass and garbage:
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And this is a poster for the Icelandic production of Grease, notice the change in hair color.
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Inside of the cathedral where we kept ending up for some reason.

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The duck pond that we always found when we were lost but never when we needed to go there.
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From the other cathedral that looked like a lava volcano.
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This is how bright it is around 6 or 7 at night, just look at the color of the sky!!!
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And this is one of my favorite parts of Reykjavik. There is this thing I like to call Window Kitsch, that is that 75% of windows have something on display in their windows, from tiny porcelain kitties, to a vintage Porky the Pig light, to red glass vases, and fake plants. I tried to photograph as much of these as possible, because the charm and cuteness factor was too much to ignore.
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IN AMERICAN NEWS:
Lexie [http://copperoranges.blogspot.com/] is in town with her bff Katherine (sp). We had a fun filled day of shopping, gossiping, and catching up. I'm getting really psyched for school next year! And we went to TooMuchLightMakesTheBabyGoBlind last night, which was AMAZING. GO IF YOU'RE IN CHICAGO.
Only a few days till I'm done with doctor's appointments and heading out on my roadtrip across the United States.

This summer is flying by, BUT I'M LOVING IT.
I CAN'T STOP LISTENING TO SEABEAR.
I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT EVERYTHING.
I LOVE THROW-AWAY CAMS.
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