Sunday, October 25, 2009

Weekend dose of hilarious...

You must watch this very talented musician performing a multi-track version of the Ghostbusters theme himself. Pretty impressive and hilarious!


Friday, October 16, 2009


I am an avid fan of synchronicity. For instance, Sunday afternoon I was sitting in bed reading a book on digital photography and listening to NPR when all of a sudden All Things Considered came on and the most fascinating interview took place cameras!

Mark Levoy, a computer science professor and his team have developed a camera prototype called the frankencamera that will function similar to an iPhone, in the sense that you can customize it by adding different applications or programs. Except the operating system this camera would use is Linux (the hacker's choice as Levoy called it--awesome) making the possibilities endless.

There is much more to this camera that is pretty incredible but I'm not a very technical person so I'll let you read the article on NPR's website. Very interesting stuff which could change digital photography as we know it.
{This is Levoy, holding his baby}

{Look at this big clunker!}

I hope to see this in production soon.

{Images via}

Monday, October 12, 2009

Brooklyn genius...

So, have I mentioned that my sister no longer resides in Seattle but she is now an East Coast girl making her mark in Brooklyn? Isn't that awesome? I've never been to New York so I can't wait to visit. So what does a girl who grew up in the Midwest, treks through the Pacific Northwest for a year then takes off for New York do with herself? Why get involved in fashion, of course! My
sis is an assistant of sorts for the designer extraordinaire--Heather Klar. To fulfill her assistant duties, my sister got a chance to help out with this photo shoot for Heather's new collection. Isn't it rad?

{A beautiful model, cool clothes and balloons--could life be more grand?}
{My sister said this is a $70 lollipop--whoa for that price that thing better sing showtunes for me}
{Black sweatshirt and awkward smile?--That is my sister assisting Hollie, the model}

Isn't my sister so lucky for being a part of this? I know I'm super envious. Oh! By the way, my sister has decided to join the blog world and chronicle her adventures here. She's got a cute little blog, check it out.

{All images from Heather Klar}

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Happy feet...

It's that time again, time to start shopping for winter gear. I'm not a big fan of this time, not that I don't love shopping, I absolutely do, it's just that everything I want is always so damn expensive.

The first thing on my list was a new pair of boots. I'm really hard on shoes and I need a really good pair that will last me a couple of winters. I've had my eye on these awesome Frye Engineer boots for quite some time now. The minute I laid eyes on them, I fell in love. However I was not so in love with the price tag.{Frye Engineer boots-aren't they cool?}

The bf and I were at the Army surplus store looking for shoes for him when I stumbled upon these Georgia engineer boots. They look pretty similar to the Frye ones except for the polished leather, they fit nicely and get this-they were 75% off!!! I knew I had to get my hands on them. I am now the owner of these lovely boots that I paid less than $50 for--what a deal!

{cute, comfortable and cheap--what a combo!}

How is your winter shopping going? Next on my list, a nice puffy coat. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

DIY love...

This post was inspired by the lovely Joanna and this post of hers.

So, the bf has recently taken up running. He ran a marathon this past summer in Seattle and he's been running all these fun 5Ks here in Chicago. In an attempt to be a supportive gf, I've made signs for him, I've made sure to attend all his races and I've brought my handy camera to capture all these important moments but for the last 5K he did this past weekend, I wanted to do something extra.

I went over to Jo-Ann fabrics and bought some iron-on-letters which cost about 5 bucks then I went across the street to Target and bought a long-sleeved crew neck for about 6 bucks. I then went home and came up with a funny little slogan for a shirt and ta-da here is my creation....{I opted for a funny slogan rather than a cheesy "I love my bf" one, he appreciated that}
{Total time it took to make...about 20 minutes}
{sexy legs getting ready to run his heart out}
{Please pardon the frumpy look,it was about 7:30 am on Sunday}

The bf loved it! I think it turned out being a lucky charm for him because he was #488 in a race of about 3500 people. Whoo!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Chris in the Morning and the gang...

Remember that Northern Exposure themed post I promised? Here it is:

So, early June bf and I were in Seattle to visit Sis (mine). While there, we decided to rent a car and head up to Roslyn, WA. Why Roslyn, you ask? Well, Roslyn happens to be the little town chosen to depict Cicely, Alaska in only the greatest show in the world...Northern Exposure! Now keep in mind, the show's been off the air for a decade so we didn't know what to expect.

{The view we got to enjoy on our hour long drive-gorgeous!}

Lo and behold, the town looks almost exactly as it did on the show! We found many of the famous landmarks and couldn't contain our excitement!

{Cafe Cicely-can you believe it?!}

{Sis was giggling the entire time}

{Handsome bf trying to hide his excitement}

{I failed miserably at trying to be coy}

We decided to go to the Brick for a bite to eat and I half expected to see Holling tending bar and Shelly waiting tables. Alas, we were not so lucky but we did manage to garner a few funny looks from the locals who were confused at how much younger we were compared to the usual NE fanbase.

Roslyn is an awesome town, not only do they have this rich Hollywood past, they also brew some delicious beer. What a jem, so glad we had a chance to make our way up there.

Still alive...

What is that you say? You don't believe me? You need proof? Fair enough. What have I been up to lately? Well.....

1. Good ole' fashioned picture takin'. Here are some pics from a shoot I did for a friend's band. As you can see, I'm just an amateur, luckily these guys are just starting out so they weren't picky. When they make it big, I'm sure they'll be able to afford a million professionals for their promos. By the way, these guys are good, check 'em out here. Good ole' fashioned rock 'n' roll.

2. So, I'm taking this awesome screen printing class on Sunday afternoons and I'm absolutely hooked! I haven't photographed any of my feeble attempts but as soon as I do, I'll post them on here.

3. For the most part, the bf and I have been lounging watching Netflix, eating ice-cream and making up silly nicknames for each other. Bliss.