Oh I miss kyle with my whole heart. I fostered a Shibu Inu dog through the Shibu Inu rescue. I thought we would be best of friends when we met. Like in the movies. It turns out I think we were both pretty scared of each other. I would try to hug kyle and he would growl at me. Kyle has big dog teeth. They are a bit terrifying. So he would growl and I would say things like, “kyle. please don’t eat me. or the orange & white kitten.” He would look for ways to escape out of my house. I thought he might take a run for the window and bust outta here. He never did that. He did get out once and I was running down the street like a crazy person yelling at him. He ran faaaasssst! I got him back. And then we started to become friends and would go to the bar or watch “Monk” on the tv. Kyle is really into quirky detective shows. My favorite is when he would rest his cute little kyle head on my leg and I would pet his fuzzy ears. Orange & white and Kyle never became friends. Kyle was sooooo nice to Orange & White. OW can kinda be a bitch. I don’t think he means to be….but he just is. Kyle ended up moving to Chicago. It was a sad day but I think he found a nice home where he can live forever. If it’s not working out Kyle will escape. He’s very smart.
Wisconsin folks are so bad ass!!! It’s cold. Man, it is cold. There was an iron pour one block from my house-how fun is that?! and cold. I met the delightful Alyssa from FeLion Studios a few months ago. This gal is a fun go-getter! She made all the states into cast iron skillets–I desperately need the Wisconsin one. It’s soooo cute. I hung out at the Sector67 for a few hours shooting some photos, drinking a few beers, and watching how an iron pour goes down. It was a good Saturday!
Tina is about my favorite person in the world. And Nick is probably my fourth favorite person in the world! AND THEY GOT MARRIED! It was a nice little ceremony at the HIlton Head with family members. The day was easy and cute and heartfelt. Good work team. I’m glad I got to be at your wedding! I did get to the wedding about an hour before the ceremony….a little stressful….but it works! Tina wore a dress she got at BHLDN-which is the Anthropologie wedding dress store. SO CUTE. SO SO CUTE. One of my favoritest dresses so far. And Tina couldn’t quit smiling. It was perfect.
I went to Colorado a couple weeks ago. It was the day after I got dumped so I was thinking of not even going….who wants to hang out with a debbie downer? no one. I don’t even want to hang out with myself when i’m depressed. (i’m using depressed very loosely–for drama and the whatnots.) It’s not all bad! There are definitely some positives to getting dumped. 1. loosing a few lbs! huh??! yeah! 2. someone bought me a beer the other day and called it a heartbreak beer. That’s nice! — but but but the trip turned out really good. When I look back I don’t think I could live without hearing Kris’s super funny story about getting beat up–it was like hearing a comedy bit. I maybe peed a little. It’s one of those stories where I think about it when i’m in a grocery line and I giggle a little.
Theresa, baby Zoe, and I went to the lovely Boulder, CO to visit her gal pal Jessica. I had this idea I was pretty good pals with Jessica as well….except I repeatedly got introduced as, “this is my best friend and her sister” I was the sister. What are ya gonna do…it’s fine. I can be the sister. I don’t even think that baby got introduced-so there’s that! We went on nature hikes and ate delicious food-weirdly a lot of kale-and talked to this baby, looked at some art, & went on a bike ride. Theresa strapped that baby on her chest and rode a bike a few miles to the brewery! It was amazing. She’s a new mom following all the baby rules and then she goes and does something like this. I call it a WILDCARD moment. My favorites.
I also learned about avocado toast. it’s mostly just avocado on toast. Very delicious. do this.
this is a real wolf. maybe or maybe not.
I kind of have the best time in the whole world in Ashland. The northern Wisconsin. It feels good. You should go on vaca there or talk your friends into getting married up there so i can shoot their wedding! I am shooting a wedding in Bayfield area this weekend–at the beach! I went to this Meyers Beach to scope out the scene. I had this lovely drive in the rolling hills and was listing to the Lumineers. Do you notice when you’re doing something really awesome and you have on good music on the adventure is like 73% better!!! This is true. I did this drive and came across Wisconsin’s Northern Most Post Office. So that’s something-right? They also have beers at the store in town and I bought some and drank one at the beach. I should be doing this everyday.
Oh yeah. My sister had a baby. This baby is pretty damn cute huh???
it’s the ZOE ZADIE baby! ohmygod she is the happiest cutest baby ever. She is very happy in the morning and she loves to ride on the dogs back. They have adventures around the house. and man, can she swing. she can swing on that swing all day. that’s why she has that flat spot on the back of her head. Maybe this flat spot is normal. I’m not sure.
So the funnest (most fun-is the proper wording i think–you knew what i meant.) things happen in the northern WI. We go to the black cat coffee shop every most days. I’m a good worker when I’m there-it’s strange that i’m starting to know some of the towns folk. ok, not that strange since they are mostly Theresa & Gary’s friends. Theresa is the sister. Gary is the bro in law. Zoe is the baby. Dutchess is the dog. Gary is the best at going to the coffee shop. I knew he would let me take his photo there–sometimes he can’t be bothered with me & my camera. I get it….sometimes I’m around too much with that thing.
One of my favoritest restaurants is right outside of Washburn. The Good Tyme. I think this is one of those play on words. People love a good play on words. I sometimes do. They have these moscow mules drinks that come in a copper cup. This drink is supposed to come in a copper cup-it makes it legit! Does anyone know where I can get this drink + the cup in Madison? it’s so fun! I think about this drink a lot. We went there with some of Theresa’s classy friends. I like them.
So I guess this is mostly what I do up here: drink coffee, baby hang outs, eat food, & go on dog walks. It’s perfect & lovely.
-IN CONCLUSION: GET MARRIED IN THE BAYFIELD AREA. I WANT TO SHOOT YOUR WEDDING UP THERE!–
ok, I don’t know why i named march “march! i will eat you march!” but it just felt right. Yeah, March was pretty good. I put this month in order of the days, which is pretty fun. I didn’t include everyday in the blog. Some of the photos are boring.
It seems like I might be doing the same things over & over. Scrabble & Bingo!! I love scrabble & bingo apparently. I am going to quit going to bingo for the summer months (& play volleyball instead!!) but i’ll be back when it’s cold again. I will play scrabble all summer. Let me know when you want to play. oxox
OH! the most exciting thing happened in March! My little sister had a baby! She’s not that little, she’s 30. The baby is little though. She had a cute cute cute little girl and named her Zoe Zadie. ZZ baby face is what i think i will call her. Theresa & Gary are going to be good at it! I’ve been trying to shoot more weddings in the Bayfield area so I can hang out with them more and also because it is magical in northern Wisconsin. Oh, they live in Ashland, WI. You should go there!!!
What else happened in March, it was kinda long ago. I’m slacking on my blogging! Engagement photos, book club, motorcycle & bike rides, sexy time photos for kristen (you should get some done! contact me!), marigolds at the Arboretum, & sushi at the Muramoto. Oh, I tried to not drink for a week. I didn’t drink for 5 days. Which is very close to a week.
I bought a lawn chair at a garage sale. I love this lawn chair. It made it in 3 photos this month. If you come over to my place you can sit in it. or I can bring it to you. Either is fine with me.
I did a photo shoot with the lovely jennyface! she does make up. you want her to do your make up! ::::: jennyface.com ::::: I imagine while she does your make up she’ll tell you cute and funny stories about squirrels and kittens.
the model is the glamorous heather. she’s pretty awesome. like looking good awesome and fun to hang out with awesome.
I know I should have more to say about this shoot…it was fun! it was great! i’m going to come back and write some clever things here later. when i’m feeling it.
i’ve also been thinking about playing ping pong lately. i bet heather and jenny will want to do this. they are both fun like that.
it’s strange- I thought i would name the pumpkin. That is something i would do. I didn’t. huh? well there you go. I shot this pumpkin around at some bars for an Isthmus assignment. It was a very nice time. We went to the Mason on park street….my new favorite bar!!! & then also the Ideal, Alchemy, & the Essen House. And some random places here and there and along the way. I think carrying a pumpkin around 2 weeks before halloween made me very popular. maybe something like 12%-14% more.
happy halloween! live it up. do shots. or at least talk about it. and when somebody actually buys you a shot. disappear. shots are no good. oxox sv
I learned how to can pickles. or make pickles. or can cucumbers. i think it might be all be the same. kristel has all these canning supplies and loves to can with all her heart. i mostly like the hanging out and the photo taking part. The pickles are going to be ready in a few weeks! Keep them in a dark place. this is what i know. oh and be sure to add the celery seeds. or jenny and kristel will give you disappointed looks.
sometimes I go on vaca to the mississippi. not the state. the river. I even swim in the river even though all the locals strongly advice against it. i didn’t die. see. i showed them. oh, and it was the main channel.
fun things to do if you do go to the mississippi river: eat chicken from the rotary club, look at the mississippi, make ipod mixes that invoke the spirit of the mississippi river- i suggest jenny lewis, oh & drink beers.
this is josh. it was his idea to go to the mississippi river. he has good ideas.