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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. =)


secret message to Micronesia

September 18th, 2006 1 Comment



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.


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]