Sunday, July 31, 2005

Move over, JFB

I've found Erica's soulmate. He's a big dork and he videotapes himself dancing to 80s-early 90s rap songs, assisted by white socks and an exercise ball. His 'wave' isn't as good as yours, Erica.

Seriously, check him out. I ain't got nuttin on this brotha.

Of all the random things

I am sitting at my computer, waiting for my brother to call so we can make plans to go see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, reading the links at the MSN homepage when I come across this: "West Coast girl's Big Apple blog"

Well obviously I like reading blogs so I figured why not see how it got linked on MSN's website. I clicked to the page and kind of browsed around, not really reading just looking what was there. A rather large headshot of this women Alexandra draws most of your attention. There is a slide show in the bottom left corner that I flip through: Summer in the City - Fourth of July - London - Paris - Newport, RI.

There are just a few pictures of NPT and nothing truly great. She made a little post on her trip too.

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Welcome to Tennessee

Well, here I am.

Moved to Nashville.


Honestly, the only thing I need to discuss right now is the insect situation. I have seen my first cockroach. I am pretty sure this is because of the heat and Nashville's status as the fifth buggiest city; not because I live in a slum, which I don't. Or even because we leave food out, because we don't. Although, Stella does suspect putting dirty dishes in the dishwasher as a culprit- she'd prefer to use it for clean ones, but I explained to her the whole process and she seemed a little skeptical but agreed to try.

Another progressive breed is the gotcha bug. It's skinny and jumps fast. I slam it hard with my favorite flip flop. Then I take off for a paper towel to dispose of its lifeless body only to find it shaking off our fight and standing up again. Thought I was dead, huh? Gotcha!

Anyway, good thing I spent all that time in Miss M's spider-y house. Oh, who am I kidding, I still couldn't sleep last night thinking about roaches. But I've only actually seen two and they are both dead now, so don't let that sway you from coming to visit or anything.

But overall, good city!

Monday, July 25, 2005

My j-o-b

Woman's legs jumping in yellow shoes

That is one of the posters adorning my very own cubicle at work. The other poster I couldn't find an image for on the Corbis website (that is one of the stock photo companies we work with) - it features Andre 3000. I'm jealous that two of my coworkers got to Will Ferrell before I did. The poster in the makeshift hall outside my cubicle features a construction site with a sign saying "No Dumping." It faces a poster of a toilet fastened to the wall.

Yep a toilet as decoration for a work place. We get to be "creative" like that in Photo Research. Really it just means we get to act immature. My department is all fairly young and they have just undergone a change so many of us are new to the company and in various degrees of training. We can wear jeans and flip flops to work, listen to Ipods while surfing our computer databases for pictures like "A chicken has a beak" or "Make sure to wear sunglasses on sunny days to protect your eyes." (I've been working on a lot of K-2 books, haha). We take field trips around the building and to the library as part of our training.

It's not hard work but some concepts can be a challenge to find for the right price, that the designer/editor likes. This week alot of the projects I took over from the girl who left are nearing their due dates so I'm really busy all day. I am also setting up my first shoot with a group of kindergarteners for a series on conservation.

Basically I feel like I am back in school, only getting paid to be there and never doing homework.

I <3 The Fug Girls

Please tell me you guys know about Go Fug Yourself, I discovered the site this spring and I can't remember if I've seen it mentioned on the blog, but it's just too good not to share.

The above link is talking about Molly Stanton, better known as Charity from the soap opera Passions. I remember freshman year that a handful of girls on the 3rd floor in Miley watched Passions, including Erin, Jenny and Crystal. Many inside jokes and random fits of laughter came forth because of that show. I have no idea how its remained on the air as long as it has, it's completely absurd. And absurd for a soap opera is pretty damn bad. And RIP Timmy the strange midget sidekick.

The job update to follow in about 2 minutes. Also we need to update our bios!

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Ok...I'll post

A little ditty I call..."How I spent my summer vacation" (In words and pictures)

It all started out with an 8 hour road trip with my brother and sister to Maine. We learned a few things on the will get wierd looks if you perform a Chinese fire drill in the middle of traffic on 84 in Conn and contrary to popular believe, NH is NOT a firework friendly state.

Once in Maine we spent the next few days doing what all good grandkids do when visiting their grandparents...eating them out of house and home. Quality time was spent with the cousins at the beach. I discovered a great new drinking game...Apples to Apples. If you've never played you should really check it out. And when I say drinking game, I mean Caitlin and I sat around drinking while our young, impressionable cousins/siblings watched.

Soon it was time for Caitlin, AJ, and I to head off to Boston to meet up with our Cali cousins for more family fun. This is where the pictures come in...

A night out in Boston with some of the cousins Posted by Picasa

Who doesn't like a red headed slut? Posted by Picasa

Is that AJ dancing with a girl?!?!?! Posted by Picasa

Met up with Kate for a Red Sox game Posted by Picasa

Wells gets tossed from the game Posted by Picasa

Francona gets tossed from the game Posted by Picasa

Spent some time with Johnny and Trot Posted by Picasa