I so dreadfully want a bike with a little basket on the front, to ride around and carry my books or toto-like dog (which I don't have either) or whatever else I wish in....
Of course this goes along with the fantasy of having my own cute little apartment (preferably painted blue) which is decorated in similar indie/vintage/kitsch style to go along with my cute vintage bike. Like so:
So a very good friend and I went to New York City for the day a week or so ago.
One thing I will say for the big apple is mannnnn is it cold in January.
We had quite the adventure. After our bus got there an hour and a half early, and we wandered around the city aimlessly looking for any place that would be open at 3am to get a little warmth (thank you 24 hour starbucks) we went to the Brooklyn Bridge to watch the sunrise.
And after waiting for an hour and a half we finally saw it.
It was a beautiful sight, these photos don't really do it justice.
Despite the trip not going quite the way we wanted, and at times I felt the sentiments of this song, we still had a grand time and New York City still remains to be one of my favorite places.
So today I was eating lunch, a pretty healthy one (for the most part), when I had this sudden urge for a coke and some oreos. Kind of a random craving you might be thinking, but I knew that we had oreos in the cabinet and that one of the classic cokes in a glass bottle, that my Uncle had given me for Christmas (he gave me a bunch of things from my Things That Make Me Happy list. Sweetest most thoughtful gift ever), was sitting nice, tall and cold in the fridge. Disregarding my better judgement and temporary guilt for indulging in such a sugary snack, I ate the oreos and drank the coke and did not feel one teensy bit bad about myself for doing so.
I think we need to indulge ourselves in the simple, yet fun things in life, that make us happy, more often than we do and not feel so darn bad about it when we do. I think we'd be a little bit happier. I know I would. God gave us these simple things to enjoy, with moderation obviously, because as we know too much of a good thing isn't good, but I think I personally need to just stop and smell the roses more often as the cliche saying goes, and not get so stressed out and caught up in the everyday worries of life. Or, as I would say, stop and eat some oreos and drink a coke. In a glass bottle preferably.
That's my silly insight for the day. Who knew you could get something so inspirational out of an afternoon snack.
Goodness gracious it's 2011! A new dawn, a new day, a new life for me.
I've been horrible about keeping up with this blog. I might get better this year... or I might not. Not that anyone's reading, but I like to think that some people will stumble across this at some point in time and bother to pause and read a bit.
So much has been going on as of late. I've been getting more photography gigs recently, and I've discovered that I very much love photographing people.
I never really knew this until this past year. For the most part I would photograph things. Still life's, landscapes and the like. But recently I really genuinely love capturing people, and their expressions and emotions and life. It's kind of freeing, being able to just immerse yourself in someone else's world like that just for a moment, and to see what it's like.
I'm not sure I could do this as a full time job, because I rather dislike editing... but as an on the side thing, here and there, I don't mind it at all.