Saturday, April 26, 2008

And Now, For Your Viewing Pleasure

I took these when I fled to the hills today. Needed a break. Enjoy.

this last one's my favorite...

(Yeah. Check out me and my superbad photographer skills. It's a wonder what you can learn in a book on exposure...)

Saturday, April 05, 2008


So once upon a time, about six years ago, Christian said, "Let's watch Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street." and I said, "A musical?" and Christian said, "Not just any musical - it's bloody and it has meat pies made out of people." and Elizabeth said, "I'd be down with it." and I said, "Sounds like I should make sausage." And so we watched it, and so I made sausage the whole time, and it was funny and strange (and the sausage was pretty good!).

So tonight Thomas says, "Let's watch Sweeney Todd." and I knew that Tim Burton had gotten his hands on it, so I didn't say, "Sounds like I should make sausage." And I'm glad I didn't. Yeah. Wouldn't have been able to eat that.


So I'm not a huge Björk fan or anything, but the Wanderlust Video is so cool! Watch it!

(Yes, this is the 2D version. It would be cool to see the 3D version, but somehow I don't know that I will.)

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Reconnecting with lost family?

So spring break ended and yesterday in one of my classes we were talking about what we did over the break, and so I told the class that one of the things I did was buy tickets for my sister and me to go to Europe this summer, and without missing a beat, one of the girls says, "I didn't know I was your sister!"

Funny. I was cracking up for five minutes. This is my class of seniors, and they are hilarious. I love teaching seniors--they are so funny, and the world is theirs. Kind of the onset of the golden age of young adulthood. And the bunch this year is such a great group too.

Amilynne and I keep singing "I've got a golden tick-et" to each other... The passport application is in (so sad, because really my last passport had the BEST picture I've ever had on an ID!), now I've just got to do taxes so I can apply my economic stimulus money toward Italy's economy. (I'm sure I'll buy a couple of things here getting ready to go... So certainly China will get its share of it too.)

I was about to start ranting about this whole subprime mortgage thing. It makes me so mad! I don't think I will. Serenity now, 4 months to Europe, deep breath in and out.