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Apr. 4th, 2009 11:42 pm
jitterbug: (art - love again)
april 4, 2009. 60/365.
in the middle of making a mirror frame.


Apr. 3rd, 2009 08:08 pm
jitterbug: (art - good lost)
april 3, 2009. 59/365.
after 14 months my hair is finally long enough for a pig[?]ponytail.
                       photobooth kind of sucks.


Mar. 31st, 2009 09:03 pm
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march 31, 2009. 56/365.


Mar. 30th, 2009 11:54 pm
jitterbug: (food - spices)
march 30th, 2009. 55/365.
greek salad.


Mar. 30th, 2009 05:49 pm
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march 29th, 2009. 54/365
my brand new pink blow-dryer.
something about a pink blow-dryer makes me think of 50s hollywood. i've had the same blow-dryer for about 10 years. turns out they've been much improved. my drying routine went from 20 minutes to 5 minutes with this upgrade.

march 28th, 2009. 53/365
apple vodka + 100% cranberry juice + ice = band aid for many ills.

march 27th, 2009. 52/365
she is such a girl. her latest thing is exclaiming "WOW!!!" every time i show her a new item of clothing. i did not teach her this.
she can spend all day playing with and trying on different shoes. a girl after my own heart.

march 26, 2009. 51/365
playdate with simona. i love blurry long shutter exposure photos.


Mar. 25th, 2009 10:39 pm
jitterbug: (art - skull girl)
march 24th, 2009. 49/365.

march 25, 2009. 50/365
soap addiction.

jitterbug: (art - jump)
looking over my journal, the last month or so consist largely of 365 photos. i haven't been feeling focused or inspired enough to write and it makes me a tad sad. despite feeling wearisome and overwhelming on both academic and personal fronts, march has also been filled with wonderful moments that i would like to be able to look back on. school really does eat my brain. every week i read hundreds of pages of various fiction and non-fiction texts and write about 10+ pages in papers and projects. i find myself without time to read for pleasure and turned off at the idea of touching a pen and/or keyboard unless absolutely necessary. bah.

it's been a rather lazy 3 days.
on friday a couple friends, eloise, and i spent the entire day at the korean baths, soaking, steaming, and exfoliating. while trying to get eloise down for a nap in the sleeping area, a pregnant korean girl struck up a conversation with me. she was personable and sweet but a few comments she made left me dumbfounded. she has a 3 year old son and is due in may with a girl. she went on and on about how beautiful eloise is, and that aside from good health she's really hoping her baby will look just like eloise -- big eyes, long eyelashes, and eyelid creases. this was followed by a chat about her husband's height; at 6'2 "he never feels the [silent] competition that all korean men feel around white men". she also inquired about breastfeeding, leaning toward me to whisper that she was young and selfish when she had her son and chose to formula feed because she heard that breastfeeding will make her boobs sag. she had a c-section with her son and asked me if i had eloise naturally [vaginally]. she's going for a vbac with her daughter and asked me if her vagina will get really stretched out after giving birth. i didn't mind the birth/breastfeeding questions but i have to admit to being more than a little surprised by them because of her age. she was 25. i think my agespectations [it's a word now] need to be reexamined. as for the other comments, well, those served as an unpleasant reminder of the extent to which the idea of dominant western beauty still impacts our society. in 2009, in queens, a korean woman who's lived the last 10 years in the US wishes her daughter could be born with physical characteristics pertinent to a different race. sad. after we left the sleeping area and went back down to the baths, adge told me that to this day, whenever she visits the philippines, her well-off grandparents chase her with an umbrella in order to assure that she won't get a suntan and look like a peasant.

saturday morning i woke up with eloise and took her to her music together make-up class. eloise is in love with the saturday morning instructor. she sits on her lap during the class [she doesn't sit still for anyone. ever.] and hugs her non-stop. after class she asks seung-hee to pick her up and she'll stay in seung-hee arms forever, happy as a clam. she starts crying when i try to get her dressed to leave and seung-hee has to stand by her side while i dress her. when she's dressed and ready to go, seung-hee has to carry her outside and say bye-bye. it's cute and heartbreaking at the same time. after the class i took eloise out for breakfast and we took a walk around the neighborhood. she into pointing out every single animal she sees, real or a window display, so it takes a looooong time to walk 10 blocks. we came home, i put her down for a nap and took a 4 hour nap myself. for the rest of the day/evening i was a permanent fixture on the couch.

today ian let me sleep in. we went to 2 boots to get lunch, came home, and i settled right back into my butt imprint on the couch. i finally feel like i'm starting to unwind and it's back to monday again. joy.

i'm looking forward to spring break.

march 22, 2009. 46/365

eloise at two boots; a morsel of food rests on her ear.



Mar. 21st, 2009 11:59 pm
jitterbug: (strum.)
march 21, 2009. 45/365
late night walk down my block.


Mar. 20th, 2009 09:04 pm
jitterbug: (art - winter blossom)
march 20, 2009. 44/365
adge and alex gave us a potted plant full of tulips, lilies, lilacs, and daffodils. the flowers are blooming on our kitchen window sill.


Mar. 19th, 2009 11:00 pm
jitterbug: (art - khf - for sleep's sake)
march 19, 2009. 43/365


Mar. 18th, 2009 08:02 pm
jitterbug: (food - spices)
march 18, 2009. 42/365
sautéing peppers and onions for "sausage" + pepper + onion sandwiches


Mar. 17th, 2009 09:49 pm
jitterbug: (art - red flower in green)
march 17, 2009. 41/365
one of ian's ACEO - close up.


Mar. 16th, 2009 07:47 pm
jitterbug: (art - chrysanthemum in blue)
march 16, 2009. 40/365
a lone glove.


Mar. 15th, 2009 10:38 pm
jitterbug: (art - on a hill)
march 15th, 2009. 39/365.
a lone shoe.


Mar. 14th, 2009 11:34 pm
jitterbug: (AinW - wall picture)
march 14, 2009. 38/365
my brother.


Mar. 13th, 2009 11:56 pm
jitterbug: (art - flying man)
march 13th, 2009. 37/365
butterfly exhibit @ the museum of natural history.


Mar. 12th, 2009 12:18 am
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disappeared off my memory card.


Mar. 11th, 2009 08:14 pm
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march 11, 2009. 35/365
hux takes a nap.


Mar. 10th, 2009 09:11 pm
jitterbug: (food - spices)
march 10th, 2009. 34/365
erica made dinner. vegan burritos. surprisingly delicious.


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