All posts filed under: recollections

25 years is a long time

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photography / recollections

This patch of pampas grass caught my eye as I was driving through parts of downtown today. It reminded me of my childhood when we would use the stalks to play sword fight with one another. In my dreams, sometimes, pampas grass is overgrown and there is a tall abandoned brick building where we used to play together. The four of us, running through the fields of tall grass, a tornado looming in the distant… […]

back to school blues

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I miss buying school supplies. šŸ˜¦ I know. I’m such a nerd. But I can be a cool nerd with these Poketo for Target pencil bags! I used to get a new one almost every school year. My favorite one was the plastic Keroppi box with the stackable compartment and matching erasers. Oh man. I would have to save up an armĀ  and a leg to afford those overpriced Sanrio accessories. I still remember carrying […]

Texas

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When I was in high school, I had this silly ol’ website where I’d post scanned photographs of all my friends and all the adventures we’d get ourselves into. Just the other day, I thought about it and visited the website, and it was quite a trip down memory lane. I used to carry my Canon or my brother’s Pentax around everywhere I went. Quite the little historian I was. And then my sister got […]

Excerpts from the 4th grade: heartbreak on a waving banner

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recollections

Shel Silverstein I was reading Where the Sidewalk Ends again and this poem reminded me of someone. The first time I was introduced to Shel Silverstein was 4th grade, Mr. Piana’s English class. Piana. rhymes with Diana. First love of my life. Imagine a rounder version of Bono in a dark blue dress shirt that fitted him so well, you could see the roundness of his belly protruding through his pants. He had these eyes […]

a fine frenzy

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recollections

It never ceases to amaze me that every time I am in search of a misplaced item in my room, I always end up being completely immersed in a nostalgic frenzy with boxes of old stuff. A few years is such a long time now that I think about it. I can’t ‘t even remember past last year, so it was great going through these old polaroids and letters from friends. pink walls in a […]

a perfect pear

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homemade / recollections

to all you lovebirds. …a view from our window I think Tet has become my second favorite holiday after Christmas. I decorated the house a week and a half early this year, because I was so excited for the new year. Dad thinks I’m the crazy flower/fruit lady. It might just be my weird thing, but I love grocery shopping. I love to spend time picking fruits and vegetables and taking my time browsing all […]

I’ll eat you up, I love you so…

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film / recollections

Caught the late showing of Where the Wild Things Are last night. I just love love love it. One of my top all time favorite moviesĀ  despite all the negative reviews out there. This is from my favorite moment in the film. It just made my heart swell. Perhaps it’s the constant sunset scenes that Spike Jonze uses throughout the movie, but there’s a warmth about the film that just makes me miss my childhood […]