Monthly Archives: June 2009

I think I’m growing up…

Today was my first day at Fluid Studio! I woke up at 6:30am dressed up in a new used mustard high-waisted skirt I got from the D.I. and was out the door, driving with everyone else who’s trying to make it to work on time. It was such a weird feeling to be along side all the other adults on I-15 who do this every weekday dealing with traffic jams and rush hour. It’s like I’m full grown or something.

So so weird. 

It was a good first day except that new used mustard high-waisted skirt wouldn’t let me breathe. I should’ve tried it on before I bought it, I should’ve known when it was hard to button up over my rib cage, I should’ve sacrificed the one compliment I got on it today for fresh air. Someone smaller than me want it? 

Not breathing...

Top: U.O.
Skirt: Thrifted
Shoes: Thrifted

It has pockets!!


I think it’s getting hot in herre…

It’s been getting hotter and hotter out and unfortunately my pup can’t take Nelly’s advice one what to do once it gets “hot in herre.” I got her a kiddie pool the other day and I thought she would have as much fun as she does in Haley’s dog Penny’s kiddie pool. But rather than just spinning in circles biting at her own splashes, she tries to empty the water out of it as well:

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After I stopped the video she continued to do the same thing for 20 minutes. I now understand how yesterday I found her like this:



I think vegetarians are vegetarians and not pescatarians…

At the Georgia Aquarium today-

Me: Do you think all the fish are sad to be in a tank like this?

Dad: I don’t think fish think much at all.

Me: This is why you eat them and I don’t.

Dad: What about piranhas? They eat humans so they kind of deserve it. Would you eat them?

Me: What if I ate a piranha that ate a human? That would be a full circle of messed up.

I think campground weddings are the best…

Last Saturday my half sister Crystal married her boyfriend of 2 years. They had their wedding at Perception Park, a campground up towards Monte Cristo. They asked me to take photos for them and this one is my favorite:

Dustin & Crystal

I don’t really know Dustin all too well, and to be honest I don’t know my half sister all that well either (yet). But during the ceremony both of them shed tears while smiling so brightly. The fact that Dustin couldn’t hold back his tears means something to me – he’s in absolute love with her. I think that’s the sign of a happy marriage when a man can cry at the person he wants to spend the rest of his life with. I am so happy for them both! 

Congratulations you two! Thanks for having a wedding where I can put on a hoodie and eat a (veggie) burger.

I think about pressing letters…

I finished my first assignment for my Letterpress class I am taking at the University of Utah’s Book Arts Program. The first assignment was merely just to get us to set up type, ink and run an edition for the first time. That is the main objective. But to give us structure we were given an image, a cover from The New Yorker:


This image was to spark the creative writing assignment to come up with 50 words or less. This was the hardest part for me. I had no idea what to say about this image. Except for that her hat is totally from the 1990’s. And so is her haircut. Then the more I looked at her I stared into her eyes. I saw she was really intrigued by this lively dandelion, but what’s so great about it? Why is she plain and it so colorful? And that’s when I saw her smirk. I felt that this dandelion suddenly inspired her to do what she’s been wanting to do – something that seemed so difficult beforehand. This little weed made perfect sense, why didn’t she see it before? I then realized I was relating to “her thoughts,” to myself and how I actually felt during a previous breakup. Anyways, I came up with my text:


And as simple as this text looks, it took freaking forever! Basically 6 hours just to set up my type (mainly because it was my first time and I had to find each letter and symbol through numerous drawers and I reworked it several times to figure out my layout). I loved every minute, even the next 6 hours it took to print – which excuses the 2 little mistakes that I’m probably the only one who can see them because I’ve been staring at it for so long. 

Letterpress and I are still getting along great. We are going to start hanging out more. Maybe even take things to the next level…