make light

Summer's almost over, and it's been a turbulent one. Here's some photos from home and France ((the black and white ones were taken with my Nikkormat)) and a few songs. Amusez-vous.

Songs on my summer playlist:


got your number

Hey, sorry I'm not a very good blogger and haven't updated in a while. But it's summer now so I have too much free time aka time to blog. From here on out, it's just going to be pictures and music.

I got a new camera. Sony Alpha 350. I'm doing a photography program in France during July, so I'll be taking a bunch of pictures, hopefully better than the ones from my point-and-shoot. Here's a few shots I've taken recently. I'm still figuring out how to use it, so they're not the best pictures, but I'm sure they'll be getting better.



B: Why didn't you show up last night? You've been in a funny mood lately.
A: It's just - I can't meet new people. I'm too tired.
B: Well, these were old people and you didn't show up. You shouldn't watch so much TV.
A: Oh I know.


laugh. laugh. you gotta laugh.

The photolab lost my pictures. C'est la vie.

I recently fixed my parents' turntable, and I went looking for records today. Richard Simmons - Reach, in mint condition. It's a workout album, complete with a book of choreographed exercises for each song.

This sums up the album.

I took a couple pictures with my Polaroid, but I'm still figuring it out. I plan on using most of my film in Florida - two days!


sunday morning

shoot the breeze

I went biking today, first of the season. It was a bit chilly, but the sun was out and it smelled like spring.

I took lots of pictures today. I'm getting a couple rolls of filmed developed ((hopefully I'll have some good shots)), but I also took a couple shots with my digital camera. When the sun starts setting, I plan on heading over to Olana ((Frederick Church's home)) to take some more pictures.

Bike ride.

New shoes - New Balance.

Bike ride.

The tree I climbed. The skills I learned in P.E. actually came in handy.

So I kinda failed at taking pics of my new sweatshirt, but whatever. I'm just lucky a car didn't come and run over my camera.

Sweatshirt - H&M


s-club party

Hey, it's been too long, but I'm back ((and on spring break)). The snow is gone, I'm home again, and I stopped on the path the other day, bent down a tree-branch, and saw pale green buds!

I took this a couple years ago in the spring, at a nature reserve near my school.

So, update on the Polaroid camera. I found one that takes 600 film - at this thrift-store where I volunteer. I was in the back room sorting some donations when I came across a Polaroid Land Camera, in mint condition! The woman next to me - no one likes her - told me to put it on the free rack (aka the rack for crappy, broken things). Apparently, "no one uses those things any more." Plus, "they take such crappy photos." Anyways, I gratefully snatched it up.

Of course, just as I get a camera that works, they stop making the film. CVS ran out when I was there, so I had no film. And they got more right when I went broke. Perfect. But I finally got film, so pictures coming soon! I am so excited - hopefully I'll get some good shots in Florida during break.

This was taken from http://www.flickr.com/photos/lilylove/2591997015/in/set-72157614387471687/


groove slam work it back

Some pictures I took over winter break.