Thursday, March 31, 2011


This is Andy. If you frequent this blog, which I highly doubt you do, then you may recognize him. He has been on here many times before. I usually refer to him as my "old man boyfriend" and this makes most people uneasy. But the truth is I have a soft spot for people who are lonely, and even more so, old people who are lonely. This man, Andy Lum-82 years old, is a darling old man. He grew up in New York and later became a chemical engineer. He likes to tell people he's a rocket scientist. and in a way, I think he is. Over the last two years, Andy and I have gone out to eat at least one day every week. AT LEAST! He use to come over every day wanting to go to lunch or dinner or sometimes both. I used to say no over and over again until I couldn't take his puppy dog face anymore! These days I think his age is catching up with him. It's really depressing actually; to see how he used to be, to what he is now. I know most people are scared of getting older, I on the other hand am very excited about it. I want grey hair and wrinkles right now! But I only recently discovered how getting to the point where you no longer are how you used to be is a pretty sad and scary thing.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

It was the Hardest Part

there's so much in that squeeze. do you see it?

"It is such a secret place, the land of tears."

sadness doesn't hide. That is the hardest part.

Saturday, March 19, 2011


I had photographed these kids a couple weeks back. They are really something! when i asked them if they liked being photographed they said no, but when I was photographing them they had so much fun! They were super cute! They didn't want it to be over!

isn't she beautiful?

they just are so cute together!

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Here's a portrait I took of Pietro. I really think there's something to it. I think it says a lot about him, but i'll let you figure out what that means.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Illigitimate Kids of Ed Giardina

Last week on Thursday, our school hosted a "Senior Day" which is just as dorky as it sounds. Senior high school students come and check out our school and the college students show off how cool they are, and it makes the high school students want to go to the school, that's how it works. So, the Illigitimate Kids of Ed Giardina put together something that everyone could participate in. We created a giant mural that the high school students could vandalize, and they loved it!yes that's W.

the people listed below are the masterminds and artists:

This is Mik Calandino.
this is Pietro.
this is me.
This is Tim.
This is Jimena.
This is kyle.
This is Adam.
This is Elliot.
This is Brian.
and this is Nadia.
the kids.

This is THE Ed Giardina.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

"Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes"

Maybe this is a stupid post but for Valentines Day (I STILL THINK V-DAY IS STUPID!) Jeff bought me these shoes. and I love them. I'm all about shoes being under 10 dollars, because I'm very frugal, but I doubt he paid 10 dollars for these. In fact I can almost guarantee that he didn't but i love them anyway! They remind me of the book the stranger, which I never actually read, but it looks cool (did I just judge a book by it's cover? of course. that's the only way you can judge a book.) Anyway, I love them. and you should too!

Monday, March 7, 2011

JR images

So, on Thursday and Friday JR had an exhibit at a gallery. It was really incredible. If you don't know who he is, you really should, because his work is so inspiring and incredible (I know I already said that, but I'm not a thesaurus) Anyway, Pietro and I sort of stumbled upon the gallery when we were on a field trip at another gallery in Long Beach. So we went inside and waited in the line for the giant photo booth. This is the picture I took that day.
I think it's pretty special. The next day, Jeff and i went back and we took this:
it's kind of white stripes-y, don't you think? and then I quickly changed into this outfit and took this picture because of this:
These images are all bigger than I am. they are like 6ft x 3ft or something. They are huge. anyway, I thought I would share them with you, because I love them and I think you will too.

you better or else!