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Entries from September 2006

i hate endings. (edited for content)

September 30th, 2006 2 Comments

I know when flowers are ready to be thrown away. I know when bread should not be eaten because it has gone bad. I know when it’s time to stop wearing my bathing suit and switch to sweaters. I do not, however, know when to place endings in my life. It is a sense, or […]

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blue hands!

September 28th, 2006 No Comments

Last night was Back to School Night at Torrey Pines High School, and I greeted the parents with a smile and blue hands. I’ve been working on three Emily costumes to sell on eBay. My apartment is a tangle of black garbage bags, sinks full of dye, and various dripping and painted costume pieces. It’s […]

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Ocean Beach Library

September 25th, 2006 1 Comment

San Diego smells sweet. Does anyone know why? Is it the trees? There’s something unique and visceral about the smell, and it makes me take a deep breath when I walk outside. My car has been negating this wonderful effect by spewing black messy exhaust into the air at an abnormal pace, so I find […]

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do you see what I’m saying?

September 22nd, 2006 1 Comment

I have photos for you!!! photos of my new apartment photos of Ashley and Stephen’s wedding self-portraits of me! photos I’ve taken with my cellular phone portraits of my wonderful family or go to my flickr site and see them all —> www.flickr.com/photos/smilinglaura hugs! laura. =)

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secret message to Micronesia

September 18th, 2006 1 Comment

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Victory!

September 18th, 2006 No Comments

My last glance at the video that sucked out 3 weeks of my life before it overnighted to Boston, and my first meal (from Taco Rey across the street!) at my new apartment.

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and then there was me

September 16th, 2006 No Comments

How small I feel being here, for the first night. in my own little one-bedroom-layers-of-white-paint-echoes-of-cat-apartment in San Diego. After being in this space for about 10 minutes I scrunched up my face and asked aloud, “what am I doing here?”. While I am grateful to finally have a place to store my junk, cook some […]

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and I could certainly use a release

September 14th, 2006 No Comments

I can’t keep my eyes off the TV when this commercial, featured on the GAP website, comes on. I adore it. Not only is it adorable Audrey Hepburn dancing in one my of all-time favorite movies, Funny Face, it’s also the beatnik part of the movie, which the people at GAP have juxtaposed with some […]

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one of the best parts of being a teacher.

September 13th, 2006 No Comments

I get to make art all day. Some days. =) This is yesterdays art. Blind contour line drawings (each drawing was drawn in about 30 seconds) filled in with watercolor. =) My life right now is all about this video and getting it completed and to Boston on time. It will be overnighted or next […]

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Part of the Rainbow family

September 11th, 2006 2 Comments

This afternoon I wandered around Ocean Beach looking for “for rent” signs. I only saw two. I sat on the beach, writing in my journal, when a man, that I assumed to be homeless, came and sat next to me, introducing himself as Lucky Love. He was a sweet man, and I could tell by […]

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