Sunday, December 28, 2008

It's Sunday

In the car, something called "prehistoric X" on the radio , all music from high school. "she sells sanctuary" is just ending. Along with this facebook slide into the past this holiday, I have been fighting pulling out the yearbooks. All these really hazy memories of people, it's like puzzle pieces fitting together. SO strange.

-- Post From My iPhone

Sunday, December 7, 2008

a walk in bushwick

today i attended the 3rd ward holiday craft fair, where my friend betsyply (check it out!) had her wonderful yarn and other fun handmade stuff on sale. these things always mystify me a bit, but also make me feel warm and fuzzy (craft fairs, that is). i think it has something to do with being taken to year/fabric stores all the time as a kid by my mom. she'd plop me down by the pattern books and say "find something that you like and i'll make it for you". unfortunately there weren't any unisex pattern books in the 70's, and everything always seemed too frilly for me, but if i didn't find something she'd find it for me. looking back its obvious she just wanted a project to work on, and it it was for me then it was practical. my poor mom, she obviously was born a few decades too soon.

anyway, i got off a million stops too soon, since i was taking the J instead of the L. the hewes street stop was an old haunt anyway, i used to work on scholes st in the late 90's in an artists storage space (you had a choice of the chinese/mexican place for food, or the yummy but all too brief in existence cuban sandwich place.) this was before cellphones (think pagers people) and there was a payphone nearby you could trick into thinking you gave it a quarter by hitting it (it was a bit obscene. you'd hit it, then it would say, in that automated female voice "thank you"). so i walked towards bushwick up montrose, past betsy's old east williamsburg neighborhood (it looked the same), then hit the montrose L stop (all the sudden it went from a wasteland to white people and restaurants), the abruptly turned into empty streets full of warehouses. the light was just gorgeous, and i really wished i had a zoom lens for my little digital camera. i took a few snaps, and here are a handful. i just wish it wasn't so frakkin cold out today! otherwise it was a perfect outing.

Monday, December 1, 2008

its been awhile......

overwhelmed with work lately, not entirely unpleasant but definitely have let my brain only be in work mode.

luckily have had a few days off to vegetate, and let myself vegetate, so i am feeling refreshed. and i'd even be able to think too if it weren't for the cement trucks which have been outside my window since 7:30 AM.

trying to write a coherent cover letter for a job application is nearly impossible at the moment, yet i keep trying......

otherwise, have been obsessed with louis sullivan. can't stop looking at this picture of one of the columns on the bayard building on bleeker that i took last week. its just sculputure. its the future. its beautiful.

ok, off to eat sandwiches and get away from the cement mixers.