Tuesday, July 14, 2015

studying shadows

Dear Unc,

I love you. I regret not learning how to barrel race when you wanted to teach me. See you soon.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Fridges IV

Fridgid Photos:

Okay, so we've got a pretty small kitchen with a humongous refrigerator that's too big for the space allocated. The top of it's covered with catfood containers, crackers, cereals, and coffee/tea supplies. One side is covered with coupons and odd take-out numbers. The inside seems to be mostly dressings, jams, jellies and condiments of all types. There's a box of chocolate covered strawberries jammed on top, along with a carton of eggs. Everything else is probably pretty old, from the looks of things. The tupperware conatiner with the spagetti in it is gone now, though. I had it for dinner. So's the one with the chicken caccitori. My wife's talking about remodeling the kitchen and combining the space with our family room. It's always been way too small with not nearly enough storage. You'd all probably agree with her.

FJ, thank you for submitting your photos so willingly! I didn't even have to threaten or beg this time. :-)   We've been talking about updating our kitchen for a few years now, too. But I'd rather use that money to travel! 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Fridges III

Wilhelm says...

Jen Brimmage wanted to see the contents of peoples' fridges. 

The picture is taken right after restocking. I don't think there's anything really exciting food wise in the picture except possibly a jar of strawberry jam on the top shelf with a skull and crossbones drawn on it - to remind me that a friend managed to get deadly gluten bread crumbs in it.

Next to it sits a jar of pickled herring, it might be exotic to some I guess. It tastes pretty much like you'd expect raw fish to taste like - sushi. 

Photo nerds can spot the packaging of a roll of Tri-X on the second shelf in the door.  I keep my film deep frozen but if a roll is defrosted for a photo project but not used I stick it in the fridge. There are some Shanghai GP3 and Lucky SHD-100 there as well, out of sight.

The white plastic bags with red boxes on the bottom right contain  750 sheets of expired AGFA X-Ray film that I shoot in my large format cameras. The freezer is full of dog food so I couldn't fit them in there.

Taking the picture was a challenge, I had to find the charger for my camera. The previous pictures on the memory card were taken on 13th of December last year. My digital camera does not see a lot of action. :-)  I had to put my cheap kit lens on it to get a wide enough angle to actually fit the fridge in the picture.

(Thank you, Wilhelm! And thanks for the extra film geekery. I love it!)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Project Refrigerator II

This fridge comes to us from India. My friend tells me that his fridge is different from mine in that his storage containers are all metal, not plastic. (I bet the food in those containers is amazing, too!)
It looks shorter than ours here in the US, but he tells me that his family has two! They cook at home for every meal, too.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

I feel like posting some of my favorite music lately. There's so much good happening right now.  I see so much love and grace all around me. 

I realize how much growth I have in store.  I see how far I have to go to be the woman I want to be. 

Still, I can go from hopeful to hopeless in no time at all, and I would love to outgrow that mentality. I do still get tossed with the wind.

I've realized lately how some of us tend to be "all heart". It's just too bad we try to hide it with what's in our heads. The heart is far more important.