Wednesday, April 20, 2011

some wordy things I like

While I haven't been too wordy myself these days, I certainly find wordy things that inspire me, make me think, take me back, or bring me home.  I'll let you decide which type these qualify as.

Todd Thibaud - Suppose

le sigh.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

bye-bye diagonals

Well, a great change as home to the streets of D-town. The elimination of the diagonal crosswalks. Sigh. My world is changing around me.

I guess I should have seen this coming. Change, that is. 

June marks 5 years that I've here. Five. Whole. Years. 

I remember when I first moved and was unhappy since I didn't know anybody...and I was hopeful to make it one year here before I moved. Then, something happened. Something I like to call enamorment. Is that a word? I don't care. I fell in love with Denver, from top to bottom. From buildings to diagonal crosswalks.

Anyone who visited me was so thrown off by the diagonal crosswalks that a conversation about them has happened on multiple occasions.

Ahhh, the memories of past visitors, youthful city nights, and crosswalk confusion.

You will be missed my cherished crosswalk friends. 

And with your disappearance from this city, I suspect mine will soon follow.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My hoopty.

Mr. Pickles is missing a hubcap.

I have no idea where he lost it. All I know is that he has also lost some self-respect, as he is partially nude.

Poor Mr. P. We'll find you some knew hubcappies soon.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

children. sleeping. a different perspective.

Via Awesomenator.

Even though I'm not a child, this seemed rather appropriate today. You see, I only got 4 hours of sleep. Not intentionally. I went to bed at a normal time, which would have allowed for 7 hours of sleep. But I was restless. So now I'm running on minimal caffeine and excitement for that wonderful moment when my head hits the pillow again tonight.

That being said, this photo series by photographer James Mollison is lovely. They are part of his book Where Children Sleep and show images of children alongside a picture of where they sleep and a blurb about them and their life. From the US to around the world, it's amazing how different each child's environment and culture shape the way they live, they way they grow up, and what eventually become their hopes and dreams.

Homeless in Italy.

Pageant girl in Kentucky.

Young worker in Nepal.

It's worth checking out. And thinking about next time you lay down in your comfy cozy bed. Even if you DO only get 4 hours of sleep.