Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Sometimes people really annoy me. My psuedo-aunt (she's my stepmom's sister, so we aren't really all that related) told her niece (in my terms, my psuedo-cousin) that she looked "so grown-up" the other day when I went to dinner with them and some other family members (psuedo- and real). She then turned to me and said, "Not you, you still look like a little girl." To which I responded, "I'm only 19." Which is true, I am only 19, I spend most of my days going to class, studying for class, or scooping ice cream, most of the time, I don't need to be all that grown-up looking. Although I have realized more and more lately, that in just a year I will be out in the world as a college graduate and I might want to look a little more grown up then. Today, when I needed a break from writing about German history (actually it's just the history of a German island but I have to write it in German which makes my head go into over-drive after a while) I decided to see if I actually do look grown-up at all when I try. Which, is a lot of fun for me, I get to get out of my T-shirts and jeans and try and look nice, because in reality I'm wearing a plaid shirt and some cords today with a pair of tennis shoes. I should also mention that Alli's weekly feature of what she is wearing and her statement about having outfits that just don't work out today kind of inspired this as well, you can check out what she's wearing (along with various other things) over at One Pearl Button.  I'm going to caption these pictures because I think they're kind of awful and it's more fun for me.

I was frustrated by the set-up of my room not being good for taking pictures not in a mirror so I gave up and used a mirror. Also, please ignore the mess on my floor. 

I really love these shoes... my pasty legs... not so much.

Awkward half-showing-my-teeth smile.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Green in the City




It all comes back eventually

I live just across the freeway from some of the hills of Portland, where there is a strange combination of forest-like areas and large or old houses, depending. When you walk up my street and across the freeway (my apartment is very loud most of the time) there are a set of stairs going up the hill to one of the roads that has wound it's way up. Along the way up them are green things everywhere, it's a bit of an escape from being surrounded by the city for me. A couple of weeks ago I went up them and snapped some pictures. 

Monday, May 17, 2010


who would sell their soul for love?

We're down and out on the streets tonight
No money in our pockets
Just a paper for our blanket.

We hang our hearts and tears out to dry
And they shake in the rasping branches
Of the winter trees.

Our memories are hiding 
In the bruises that cover our backs and knees
As the blood is gushing below
Held back by the translucent skins.

I don't know what I'm thinking tonight, maybe it's the rain that's getting to me, I'm just not sure. Ignore my ramblings. I have pictures from a couple weeks ago that I've been meaning to post, I just haven't gotten around to it yet. 

Thursday, May 6, 2010



At the Lake

Sometimes I want to go back. Sometimes I want to pull out my backpack and explore everywhere and see everything. Sometimes it feels like time is working against me.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


On my way home from visiting with Nicole.
Showing Through
Showing Through
A mural covered over?

I can't sleep, photos from this weekend.

Saturday, May 1, 2010


Sorry I've been missing for a while, there was a bit of a computer fiasco (my hard drive decided to die of defections). I'm looking forward to this weekend, just relaxing a bit. I don't know why but I like this picture.