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Spring Break is officially over, but I have no classes today, so it's mostly still on. This week I have only two days of classes, actually. But also two tests, so I'm spending a lot of time making Genetics notes and texting people about physics. Probably less useful than actually doing my physics, but you know, texting people about it is much more entertaining.

Have some media!

I've always been interested in photographing things, collections of things, inanimate objects. Usually temporary collections of inanimate objects: little mini-shrines, in a way, and what they say about people. What's in your purse, what's in your pockets, on your nightstand, in your backpack, decorating the wall facing your bed. What do all these collections of objects say about you?

Beyond that I only have a few weeks of school left. We're house-hunting, when we find one I'll tell you: we've got a few good prospects so far, all with gas stoves.

I picked out all the songs I like in my iTunes, which is about 250 of them. Oh dear. If you would like one, pick a number between one and two hundred and fifty and I'll upload one for you, with a small written description. I promise it will be fantastic!

Spring break has brought on the GSA fever. I call it GSA fever because it is the feeling I had at GSA. you know if I get this creative scholars program, I'm going to be an english major with a creative writing focus? That means that for my Honor's thesis senior year I want to write a novel. The Delilah novel. I have this all worked out in my head, pictures of the porch and the characters and the way the house and the Agency work. This brings me back to GSA I suppose for a good reason...

and that is the way I want to record my entire life all the time. I want to tell you how it feels to sit here and listen to smooth Rockland County, "the swimming-pool noises" and try and read about snRNPs and splicing and how nice it feels to wear a tank top again, feel my hair growing: it's long enough to brush the top of my shoulders when I walk, fine and feathery on my skin. We're looking at houses, and when you're looking at houses everything is exciting because it's about potential. This space has the potential to be perfect! it's not now, it won't be, but it could be. We looked at a basement house with empty tile floors, in blue and green and purple, with a porch swing and windows. I could make curtains and live in a purple room. I could drink tea on the back porch and write my honors' thesis novel.

But this is how it is, I want to describe to you the way everything feels right now. Lazy and heavy and warm. Fountain pens that constantly spill ink on your fingers and pages; it manages me, I do not really manage it....some cartridges are more well-behaved than others. When you have a fountain pen, beware! They are temperamental creatures whose moods change with the color and consistency of their cartridge. My blue lasted forever and was perfect, but my pink was so contrary it all wrote watery and finally just broke down after two half-ink half-water pages. This red cartridge has lovely ink but likes to cover my fingers with red-ink bloodstains. I apologize Amanda.

It's time for summertime music. Put away the winter clothes! Bring out lemonade and iced tea. I want light, sunny songs and green grass and the loveliness of new orleans in the spring.

time for more DNA and magnetic-electric forces. oh, my concentration is terrible.

Date: 2010-04-06 11:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] helikedmyshoes.livejournal.com
Your photographs are beautiful, the pinwheel one is my favorite. :) What kind of camera do you use?

Date: 2010-04-06 11:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] abigail-nicole.livejournal.com
I got a new Nikon D40 over summer, actually. I love it! It's just right for me.

Date: 2010-04-07 12:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] helikedmyshoes.livejournal.com
I have a D40 too! I love it. I'm looking to take a class and upgrade to the D90. Seeing your photos makes me really want to visit New Orleans...

Date: 2010-04-07 12:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] abigail-nicole.livejournal.com
I've thought about upgrading--well, when I say that I mean I thought about it when I was buying this back in July. But this one really is better for me--it's small and light enough to fit in a purse, easy to handle, can still do all the stuff I want.....I'm gonna spend the extra money on a new lens, my next one is gonna be an f1.8 or 1.4 30mm and I'm excited.

Date: 2010-04-07 02:46 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-04-07 04:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] abigail-nicole.livejournal.com
actually I just downloaded this one today.

Do You Swear To Tell The Truth The Whole Truth And Nothing but The Truth So Help Your Black Ass (http://www.amandapalmer.net/thetruth/) by Amanda Palmer. She wrote it as her "YAY I'M OFF MY CRAPPY RECORD LABEL" song, overjoyed that she's finally able to give away for free the music she's been producing for years. Oh, and there was a nude photo (http://blog.amandapalmer.net/post/501070649/free-at-last-free-at-last-dear-roadrunner-records) in front of the Roadrunner records sign as well.

Date: 2010-04-07 04:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] exile-27.livejournal.com
that's... pretty fantastic, actually

Date: 2010-04-07 04:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] abigail-nicole.livejournal.com
I just watched her play it live on a webcast she's doing. oh, AFP


Date: 2010-04-07 11:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trinityday.livejournal.com
You take such lovely pictures.

Date: 2010-04-08 12:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] abigail-nicole.livejournal.com
Five Point Turn (http://senduit.com/4b55e4) by the Kamikaze Hearts. A bit of folk-country-indie road-trip music for travelling. My wife bought this CD used on a whim and it turned out to be fantastic.

Date: 2010-04-08 12:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trinityday.livejournal.com
Can't figure out if I like the singer's voice (will have to take a few more listens) but approve in general. But... your wife?

Date: 2010-04-08 01:35 am (UTC)


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