This is the Place

places, people, things, films, food...all the things that have shaped my life, i share with you today.

everything done in slo-motion is better.

adventure to centralia, pa…

a friend, myself and my mini-schnauzer ventured about two hours north of where we live to visit a small town that has been mostly abandoned since a fire broke out in a coal mine in 1962.  the fire still burns today.  

we struggled to find the areas that we read about online, but we did encounter some points of interest.  one was graffiti road, a now-defunct stretch of highway where people go and tag away.  we plan on going back with elaborate penis stencils.  we trespassed other areas, got frozen feet, encountered a gang of off-road vehicle enthusiasts, saw a stretch of windmills and had an ideal adventure day. 

i look forward to visiting again and exploring more.

high school was so dramatic.  jesus.

high school was so dramatic.  jesus.

It’s my birthday. My mom always gave me balloons. I am 32.

I have been collecting grocery store lists that have been abandoned for many years. I finally documented them all and I will begin posting them to my blog. I hope you enjoy them. I feel like by saving them from an aisle in a grocery store that they somehow still have a meaning. It’s like they served a person for the purpose of using it for a brief moment in time. I just extended its journey, I guess- out of the grocery store and into a green envelope. 

This first list is obviously made by someone who means business and is health conscious and likes to be in control…

I have been collecting grocery store lists that have been abandoned for many years. I finally documented them all and I will begin posting them to my blog. I hope you enjoy them. I feel like by saving them from an aisle in a grocery store that they somehow still have a meaning. It’s like they served a person for the purpose of using it for a brief moment in time. I just extended its journey, I guess- out of the grocery store and into a green envelope.

This first list is obviously made by someone who means business and is health conscious and likes to be in control…

Feeling the Valentine’s Love still…some of my favorite onscreen couples…

Harold and Maude | Harold and Maude

Margot Tenenbaum and Richie Tenenbaum | The Royal Tenenbaums

Chip and Pudge | Shag

Loretta Castorini and Ronny Cammareri | Moonstruck

Frances “Baby” Houseman and Johnny Castle | Dirty Dancing

Ellen Ripley and Cpl. Dwayne Hicks | Aliens

Alabama and Clarence Worley | True Romance

Diane Court and Lloyd Dobler | Say Anything

This scene from Revenge of the Nerds is perfection.  

Some of my favorite films of 2012: Argo, Take this Waltz, Cabin in the Woods, Looper, Prometheus, Once Upon A Time in Anatolia, The Master, Killing Them Softly, Rampart, The Grey.  

Not Pictured: Moonrise Kingdom, Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Movies I still need to see: Amour, Holy Motors, The Deep Blue Sea, Zero Dark Thirty, Lincoln, Skyfall, Silver Linings Playbook, The Queen of Versailles, Room 237, Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Turin House…

My cousin brought this cake that she had custom made at a grocery store to Thanksgiving at my mom’s today.  Super funny.  Happy Thanksgiving!

My cousin brought this cake that she had custom made at a grocery store to Thanksgiving at my mom’s today.  Super funny.  Happy Thanksgiving!