Finally, it’s Saturday! I haven’t really been taking many photos lately, just one of those moods again I guess. Today I forced myself to exercise and dammn, I’m extremely out of shape. Also, ended up staring out of the gym windows at this power station nearby. It was really cold and rainy and the billowing smoke looked like big white clouds escaping from the ground.
It was a nice lazy Saturday. We ate leftovers and I listened to a lot of music while going through some old photos. Later in the day, we planned on watching Alice In Wonderland but when we got to the theaters, it felt as though we walked straight into the eye of a hurricane. Torrential downpour! There was also a line, snaking round and round the little ropes and metal poles, and people were hitting each other with the tips of their umbrellas. We just left and ate around the corner at some little restaurant, then went home.
Ron mentioned something about going to the Design Museum tomorrow. Wish me luck! I have a bad case of insomnia. Zzz
Here’s a song before I go: Dreams Come True Girl (feat. Karen Black)-Cass MCCombs
I can’t believe it’s already March. I got really excited because I thought the Rose Bowl Flea Market was this coming Sunday, but realized it’s next week. I always look forward to walking the aisles and rummaging through trinkets and old dusty cameras. I found a manual Canon fd f/1.4 lens for my little sister once, and she somehow bargained it down to $15! I wish I was good at haggling.
How’s your week going? Good? Bad? Boring? Mine is ok, but in need of some good change. : )
Things that are filling my week:
-A few things from this book: Encyclopedia Of An Ordinary Life- Amy Krouse Rosenthal
“Work must reflect the randomness of life, with its incessant, merciless, almost humorous bombardment of highly contrasting emotions and experiences.”
“The only way out is through”
“…constructed like an onion, the different layers enclosing the heart.”
“I always start off clean and organized when I fly. I tuck my magazines and earphones in the seat pocket, place my backpack neatly under the seat in front of me, lay my book on my lap…but about twenty minutes after takeoff, I’ve got papers everywhere, pens have fallen between the cushion crevices, pretzel and earphone wrappers are strewn on the floor, and one of my shoes has disappeared way under the seat.”
-Wanting a vacation (even for just a weekend)
-Working on new tee designs and finishing up temporary wedding site
-These songs: The Besnard Lakes-Albatross | White Hinterland-Icarus
Went down to the pier at sunset, right when the sun was slipping behind the horizon line. The sky was a pretty salmon pink and powder blue, and the beaches were slowly emptying out after a day of picnics and sandcastles near the shore.
Fairgrounds always put me in a lighter mood. Seeing the little smiling children in their heart shaped glasses, and the silhouettes of kissing couples against the fading magenta sky. There was some kind of magic in the air tonight, and I enjoyed every second of it.
We walked to the end of the pier where a guy was playing guitar and singing cover songs through a microphone plugged into a mini amp. The moon was full and a few couples were out slow dancing under the foggy light posts. We decided to sit a while and listen to a few songs. The waves were crashing into the wooden planks and I could see the green lights of the ferris wheel, glittering on the water below. It felt good to separate my mind the from the usual day-to-day complications and appreciate things like: wind, fog, waves, lights, laughing, music, life.
After the pier, we drove down to the batting cages and Ron hit a few baseballs. They have a little pizza parlor on the inside, so we ordered a few slices and watched a comedy show on their t.v. The people there were really nice and friendly, I would’ve loved it there as a kid. Video games and pool, 25 cent machines that spit out little rings and plastic lions and tigers and bears. Great little spot.
A perfect song for today (watch out, the volume is a little loud)
Goodnight, world. Zzz