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.
Liz & Sean had a delightful wedding at the Overture! Oh, man, that place has the best light ever. i recommend getting married there. or spending an afternoon there looking really good in that beautiful light. I sorta think they might kick you out but give it a go. I think. So I think the week before Sean & Liz’s wedding I was having a down & out week or something…..whoa is me…lame. i know. As soon as I got to their wedding I felt like a million bucks. Yeah! this is it! The whole day felt great-everyone was nice! I want to shoot their wedding everyday!
Liz had a beautiful dress and they had orange as their wedding color. Which is awesome and bizarre. I loved it. Oh, and a game theme! I saw on the facebook that twister showed up after I left. I was a little sad I wasn’t there for that part. This was wedding fun & smart. Just like the Liz & Sean team.
Memphis! One city left after this. I drove the RV from Charlotte to Nashville. I think i screamed sometimes & maybe had a panic attack. Did i already write about this? probably. Memphis was ok. I really wanted to like Memphis. Graceland was cool….memphis really was just ok. I was getting a little worn out with the photos & the camera & the whatnots. I shot all of Graceland with my iphone!
I think i’ll do a whole blog post with my hipstomatics from the trip! I’m worried i’m over doing with the photos & this trip & the blog. It is a photo trip….i am a photographer. so there’s that.
Tennessee. Yes, we’re here.
ok, so the movie that goes along with the fireworks photo is really great. you might even laugh out loud. i promise.
the table broke. computers were everywhere. so was nick. we didn’t die. eric fixes things. i take the photos.
we met this guy in Memphis. You know I really wish i could remember all the details about his life but I was preoccupied. I think Eric knows all about him, he was doing the audio.
while i was driving the oil light came on. we pulled over. I only made nick throw the flashlights in the air like 3 times. Then we ran back to the rv and drove drove drove. oh, the oil business was fine. at least while we were on the road.
This is Buddy! He has worked in the airline repair business for years, a lot of them. maybe 20.
more bar/flashlight fun times. oh, we ate at the BB Kings restaurant & it was pretty delicious. ribs & coleslaw! no photos, very sad.
I do photos for the isthmus sometimes. I did this assignment on first dates. This girl Lorri went on 5 first dates, which sounds super exciting! she has a blog about her life. you should check it out: http://your-illfitting-overcoat.blogspot.com/
Right-so the part of the assignment I got was to take photos. But not photos of Lorri & her dates but people I can talk into going on a date. or a sorta date while I take their photo. I went on 4 dates. It was a great week full of adventures! Adventures are my favorite. I talked Heather & Eric, Kristel & Mike, Kristel & Bryan, and Andrew & Jennifer to go out with me. Kristel went on two dates! Ok, so the first date was at the gallery with Eric & Heather. Mostly this date was successful except the gallery people got mad at us for taking photos in the gallery. After they said we could….I even got a little badge that said visitor or something. It always kinda throws me a bit when I get a talk’n too. So we left & got a drink at the Pauls Club.
The next date was a night walk at the Arboretum with Kristel & Mike. I learned some valuable lessons this night. Taking photos on a night walk is not easy. We were with a group. I got yelled at again for taking photos on a night walk. I get it that my flash was disruptive to the night part of walk. AHHH!! & trying to keep up with the group-talking photos-not talking photos-cold. When we the walk was over we got drinks at the Mason on Park Street. Super cute bar!
The third date was contra dancing at the Gates of Heaven Synagogue at the James Madison Park with Kristel & Bryan. Bryan was nervous so i think he had a few drinks before we went. or he was really thirsty. maybe he was just thirsty. The contra people gave Kristel & Bryan a little dancing lesson before the real dancing started. It wasn’t enough. In the middle of a dance I think Bryan got really nervous and left. & it’s scary to do all these moves and everyone else has them down……& then it feels like people are mad at you. I didn’t have to experience any of this-but I get it. Life feels like that sometimes. Then I think someone yelled at Kristel cause her dance partner left the group. It wouldn’t be the same if someone wasn’t irritated with us. This was for sure my most favorite date! It was so so funny! Kristel & Bryan had some melt down moments in the basement where they yelled at each other for a few minutes and then i took some photos of them dancing. Disasters bring people closer together. right? i hope so. Then we went to the Mickeys and had some drinks.
The last date was with Andrew & Jennifer! We went to the Union to see a free movie. The movie was Catfish. This movie was great! See it.Sooooo…..by now I feel like i’ve got this down! We showed up early early early to take photos in the theater without bugging anyone! Mostly I just had them eat popcorn & look cute while I took their photo. They were good at it. Nothing terrible happened. It was smooth! You can even get a beer & drink it during the free movie. I feel like I found out a Madison secret.