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[about today]

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Today was opening the mailbox and finding letters from my Grandma and my sister tucked safely inside, right on time for my birthday. It was watching Corner Gas and eating nachos with a friend I haven’t spent time with in what feels like forever. It was almost missing the bus but running the last block and catching it just as it was ready to pull away again and there’s something about getting on a bus that you really shouldn’t have made that just feels goodContinue reading

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Nice things: your team winning, that person you’ve been waiting a week to hear from calling you back, being told you don’t have to come in for another two hours on a Saturday so you can update your blog and do that laundry that’s been sitting there for awhile, roasting marshmallows on the one night during the week that’s not raining.

Up until this last week, we’ve had a solid two-three weeks of grey skies and rainy days and the boys night of roasting marshmallows kept getting put off. I’m not a huge marshmallow person (unless there’s chocolate and graham crackers involved), but the boys loved sliding them onto the roasting sticks and then peeling the hot, slightly (or really) burnt sticky goo off and eating it before it fell to the ground.

Now with the weather finally feeling summer-y and school done next week, it means one thing: more campfires. And there’s normally a bag or two of marshmallows kicking around our house.

Things I’m Loving:

+ Outdoor Light Interventions – Photos about anonymous group Luzinterruptus and their bright, artistic way of highlighting some of Madrid’s problems. They’ve been using temporary installations since 2008 to make people aware of social and environmental issues since 2008.

+ “Love Is Won” by Lia Ices – First heard on an episode of HBO’s Girls and hauntingly beautiful, the music video matches with gorgeous, fuzzy shots from Italy.

+ Hello, World – I saw this when the Sartorialist posted about it on his blog last week and am in love with the photos and videos that he and Garance Doré have created together. In the first five people they’ve covered, they have two from Hong Kong, one from Tokyo, one from Berlin and one from Madrid. I love the range in age, style, occupation. (I also really love these shoes. Scratch that: the whole outfit.)

+ Carissa Gallo – I’m pretty sure I’ve posted about my love for Kinfolk before. But to reiterate: I. Love. Kinfolk. (I actually did try to get an internship with them, but they didn’t have enough work to cover all the hours I needed, sadly.) Anyways: she’s a photographer who’s been there since the first issue and  her photography is beautiful. Simple and the lighting is just…she just really gets it right. Her husband does video and together they have a blog.

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It’s Been a Good Week

Blueberries on the riverbank testify to the fact that there’s still some Summer feeling left in nature. The wind with a bit of a bite this morning, however, promised that Fall will really start to settle in soon.
Yesterday was a good day (it’s been a good week, really). I received my Kinfolk mag. I opened my door to leave for the day, and, there it was, sitting on my banister, just waiting for me. Because of school assignments, I didn’t get to sit down right away and read it, sadly, but that’s what this evening will be dedicated to.
The assignment that I was working on. Then & Now: compare and contrast between a photograph taken ‘then’ (40+) years ago and a photograph taken ‘now’. Mine’s not quite as zoomed in, but, I do think it gets the point across.
Things I’m Loving:
+ Austen Prose – A Jane Austen blog filled with all sorts of continuations/insights/etc of the books that you all love and adore. Filled with reviews and guest posts, it’s an absolutely wonderful find.
+ Stray Italian Greyhound by Vienna Teng – I’ve basically been listening to this on repeat. Basically.
+ So You Want to Attend a Film Festival? – Another article by moi over at GoodPrattle. Check it out and let me know what you think.
+ Homemade chicken soup – I made a chicken last night for some friends and myself, and today I’ll be making homemade chicken noodle soup for a potluck tomorrow evening for a friend’s birthday party. Homemade food is so wonderful, don’t you think?
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