Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Accumulating cumulus

While returning home from Martha's Vineyard (as well as traveling the world for a year), I noticed the same mundane rest stops. I became so bored with all the resting and the stopping that I began sleeping through "pit stops" (much to my bladder's dismay.) Here's a photo of a more interesting looking road stop.,%20aka%20Route%2066).%20source:life&prev=/images%3Fq%3DDramatic%2Bcumulus%2Bclouds%2Bbillowing%2Bover%2Ba%2BTexaco%2Bgas%2Bstation%2Balong%2Ba%2Bstretch%2Bof%2Bhighway%2BUS%2B66,%2Baka%2BRoute%2B66).%2Bsource:life%26hl%3Den

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

it's been a hard day's night

it's incredible how a simple thunderstorm can so drastically change a mood. new york has been rainy, rainy, rainy. all summer. almost every day. i can count the sunshine days on one hand...tops. and some days this is how i feel:

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

models as muses

on a recent excursion with my boyfriend to the met, i had the wonderful opportunity to peruse the museum's latest fashion exhibit. entitled "the model as muse", whereupon fashion is juxtaposed with women's roles in society throughout the years. the exhibit goes from elegant and feminine christian dior evening wear to the more boyish fashions of the '70s and '80s. i truly enjoyed it and thought i'd share this photo with all of you.

Friday, July 24, 2009

just as johnny cash abused his body, so too does his "walk the line" portrayor joaquin phoenix. when you get the chance, check out his february interview on letterman. he must be popping some serious pills. in any case, here is a nice photo of the original cash.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

vj day

while this picture may be obviously spectacular, take a moment to notice the faces in the background.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


it's incredible how just a small tweak can change an entire photo. i mean, imagine if hank walker had his flash on when he took this famous photo.

Monday, July 20, 2009

the cutest

this is hands down my favorite as well as the cutest photo in the world. thank you, alfred eisenstaedt.

Friday, July 17, 2009

RIP, j jr.

yesterday, july 16th, marked the 10-year anniversary of john f. kennedy jr.'s death. i found it a bit strange that i actually was not even remotely aware of this fact until very late in the day. my faith in the general american public is very low. yes, i am a cynic of great proportions, but i am a realist as well. we have become so jaded by politicians and celebrities biting the dust extravagantly. if an icon does not die from a massive overdose of hallucinogenic pills, or if someone does not get stabbed with a rusty, dipped in anthrax, turkey carving knife, they seem to simply fall off this country's radar. jfk jr. is a prime example of this. a simple plane crash is too boring for this hollywoodified world we live in.

on july 16th, 1999 jfk got into his plane without an IFR-rating (an IFR enables a pilot to simply look at his plane's navigation system rather than solely relying on looking ahead--aka the reason why licensed, commercial plane pilots are able to fly through clouds without issues.) and so he crashed--killing his sister in-law and wife. on the stupidity spectrum, in my opinion, this is a 10. moreover, why would any good wife allow her husband to fly without a crucial license, and doubly so, why would she even board the plane? i have respect for the dead, so i will not continue with those thoughts. that's that.

thanks to (once again!) i was able to commemorate this sad day by browsing through a wonderful album of photos of jfk jr. throughout the years. this particular picture made me laugh.
even mounting this bicycle in a full suit, this was certainly j jr.'s safest mode of transportation.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

food for thought

is it just me or does sonia sotomayor hugely resemble severus snape from j.k rowling's harry potter?