I think I'm sick....again. I really hope I can shake whatever this is quickly. I've got a fever and my body is radiating heat, but I couldn't resist getting out of bed to soak up some of this beautiful summer sunset.
Summer is by FAR my favorite time of year. I worship the sun. Although I do wear sunscreen everyday...even in the winter. During the Summer the days are longer, the nights are all warm and fuzzy, I don't have to wear shoes, I can go swimming and camping, BBQ, 4th of July, fireworks, etc. There are too many good things about summer to list.
I was able to sit outside this morning and enjoy my breakfast of coffee and cinnamon toast before the wind picked up. Its so nice to take a few minutes to enjoy the morning. Of course, I had been up since 6:52 am and had already gotten a good amount of work done before I decided to enjoy my morning around 9:30 am. At least I made an effort to take a second for myself today. I was proud of myself for that.
I recently had a photo shoot at a great little boutique in Albuquerque called 2 Time Couture. I finally got a chance to post some of the images for you guys to see. I had a great time shopping while I was shooting (sorry, I couldn't help it!) and these ladies were so much fun!
My sister and I drove down to our parents' house this weekend to spend Mother's Day with our mother and grandmother. It was so nice outside and my car was filthy so I decided to wash it the old fashioned way. No motorized brushes. No high pressure sprayer. Just me, bucket of soapy water, and the hose. Just being outside in the hot sun, wet driveway under my bare feet, radio playing classic rock in the garage...it started to feel like summer.
It was such a nice day outside today. It was warm, sunny, and (for once) not windy. I'm so happy that its almost summer. I wait all year for summer. I also found the biggest Dandelion I've ever seen today. It was a good day.
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Holly Norris is a young Canadian photographer who's work I just came across today. Her photojournalistic images are so powerful. I love her American Able campaign. Through a series of clever mock American Apparel advertisements, she addresses how disabled women are overlooked in today's media and advertising.
In her latest blog post Holly posted images from the No More Silence March that was held on Valentines Day in Toronto. The march was to recognize the over 500 indigenous women who have been murdered or who have gone missing on Turtle Island over the last three decades. Apparently there has been an ongoing problem with genocide against indigenous women in the area that is being covered up by law enforcement, coroners office's and the courts. Its really disturbing. This is an issue that I had never heard of before and it is really terrible that this is happening to these women.
Check out more of Holly Norris' work on her website and her blog.
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The past week has been chaos around my house. The police have been at the house across the street everyday for a week. They've been arresting people, hauling stuff out of the house, and still continuing to stake it out from an incredibly obvious van that I've seen parked in the street. Today there was a cop chasing a car down my street when they refused to pull over. I'm starting to worry.
On top of that, there has been a construction crew at my house every day for over a week now. They are turing that garage full of junk that I took my picture in front of on Day 108 into a studio apartment. I snuck in there today to take a peek. I'm a little annoyed that the landlord chose to put money into converting the garage instead up fixing the two houses that are already falling down on the property. I think this will be a nice little apartment for someone once its finished though. It would make the perfect office for me if I could afford to rent it. Or if I actually wanted to stay in this house another second. With all the craziness around here lately I can't wait to move out of here!
I love 24 hour places. Restaurants, gas stations, bars, etc., I love them all. There is just something about a business that NEVER closes that I find really interesting. I have become a sort of connoisseur of these kinds of places. That was my favorite thing about Las vegas. EVERYTHING is 24 hours! Its like heaven.
My new favorite 24 hour place is Harold's Laundries. This place is amazing! Its a 24 hour convenience store that is also a laundromat. I love it! The laundromat part is genius! All it needs is public showers and you could practically live there.
The convenience store is small, but its stocked with all the essentials: sodas, chips, stale "fresh" pastries, candy bars and a sassy elderly woman who has obviously smoked most of her life/ gotten too much sun behind the counter. In addition to all the traditional goodies, they also have an ample assortment of miniature laundry soaps: liquids and powders. There is even one of those Claw arcade machines that are impossible to ever win a stuffed animal out of, and a candy/sticker/temporary tattoo/crap you don't need dispensers that every kid loves.
I took a ton of pictures there today while waiting for the laundry to finish. I can't wait to show you guys.