Saturday, November 01, 2008

Bad Habits of Wishing.

I can't wait for that trip to...

I can't wait until Spring...

I can't wait until Fall...

I can't wait until I graduate...

I can't wait until I move to New York...

I can't wait until I get a new job...

I can't wait until grad school...

I can't wait until I move to Seattle...

I can't wait.

Saturday, October 18, 2008


The clouds roll in.

Misty Rain.

Roll out. Sun. Repeat.

Thursday, April 24, 2008








Monday, April 21, 2008


Wanna give up coffee? Get a migraine after sneaking in a cup after you gave it up for awhile.

I swear it will work.

This artist captures what it's like above.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Saying No

I've always been a person who rejects plastic and paper bags at grocery stores, delis, etc. but I often get stuck with extra items that I know they will throw away if I hand them back (plastic forks, spoons, napkins). I usually bring my lunch to work so this isn't a problem but the past week I have been overwhelmed with various things so my grocery shopping was slipping leading me to buy lunch this past week. So, I started keeping track of the various items that I say no to and the different things that I get stuck with even though I try to reject them.

I am keeping a running tab but after one week it has been:

Rejected Packaging: Starting April 14th 2008


Paper Bag: 8

Plastic Bags: 2

Napkins:2 (bunches)

Plastic Fork:3

Plastic Knife:1


Paper Bag: 1

Napkins: 3 (bunches)

Plastic Fork: 1

Now, I'm sure the last thing everyone wants is a running tab of this but I think it's a good experiment to visualize just how much packaging everyone who isn't saying no is receiving. I'm sure it adds up very quickly. This isn't even including bags that I would have needed for groceries if I didn't have a cloth bag... perhaps I should estimate those into the mix.

The point being is this... A bag doesn't make carrying everything easier. Sometimes it's just one item and people still bag it. Are we uncomfortable with people knowing exactly what we are carrying? Is it really necessary to get your cup of coffee bagged from the deli under your office? 5 cups of coffee a week x 52 weeks in a year = 260 bags in one year. That's a lot of bags just for the sake of a coffee... (not to mention to cup and lid that hold the brew). It's not just about making steps to reduce, it's about thinking about what you are doing instead of going through the motions that everyone has become accustomed to.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Hide and Seek

I found myself outside flanked by looming structures chasing the sunlight.

4 blocks away still but I could imagine the warmth that I would absorb into my skin once I reached the light soaked Fulton Street. I could see others being touched by the light ahead of me and imagined how they felt as I remained in the dark shadows.

Nearly a block away the light started to dim.

I missed it.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Frogs and Babies

A few weeks ago I discovered that frogs appear to be the chosen baby animal (or amphibian rather) of the year. Congratulations to the little green guy. My sister's baby shower was proof of this amphibians accomplishment to date. Today a lucky baby boy was born and he will have more frog items to wear than he can wrap his little fingers around. Apparently my birth weight is still the triumphant weight of our family (8 lbs 6 oz) He came close weighing in just 2 oz less. Being the youngest of my siblings I wasn't the one who felt they needed to compete for the attention but perhaps today I have to pass on the torch to the first born grandchild. Today I finally received my diploma in the mail and finally had proof of my Magna Cum Laude position and then Luke popped out trumping all my glory. He will probably be flaunting that birth certificate in my face for a long time.