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This place needs to be cleaned up a little. It needs something. I don't know what it is. It obviously needs artwork hanging on the walls, and bit more color. I need drapes for the windows and a second bookshelf to put this stack of books somewhere. There's cords that are in complete disarray. I don't even know what any of them lead to anymore. The microwave sits too low and is almost kind of back-breaking when all you want to do is heat up some food. It'd be nice to get some kind of table that's a bit higher to place the microwave on, and possibly be able to fit that extra stack of books.

Every time I clean this place, it dirties up within seconds. I wish there was some kind of way for me to be able to keep the apartment clean. I guess I can stop being as lazy as I have been and put all of my clothes where they belong; in the closet and in the dresser. I think it's about time that I give away all the clothes that I no longer need. There's too much "stuff." Way too much stuff. Stuff that I don't need and most likely will not ever use. There's a quite a bit of places around here to drop off those things.

John and I walked on the opposite side of Sheridan that we have never walked to before. We spotted so many things that we have never noticed before. I think I will be taking that direction more often.

If you haven't seen The Men Who Stare at Goats yet, then I highly advise you to. Such a great film.
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Life is going by way too fast. This project is only a reminder of that. I told myself that when I moved here, I was going to take full opprotunity of things going on like attending events and being more active. I feel as if I am doing that, but I'm simply not doing enough.

The light in our apartment looks its best when the sun is rising. There's always a orange-yellowish hue that is painted on the walls coming from the large window. That is the best time to take pictures, but I'm not always up for it.

(yea, i have pit hair. what's it to ya? and a happy 4/20 for those who celebrate!)
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I had five pictures left on my Polaroid camera. I still buy Polaroid film and have 2 boxes that I haven't used yet. I'm saving those for special occasions I suppose.

Today is Record Store Day, which means that everyone should go to their local record store to show support. We have a record right by our place called "Shake, Rattle, and Read" (they also sell used books). It was a pretty cool place. We got quite a lot of VHS tapes and books, unfortunately no records since we weren't to keen on the selection. They have a massive amount of books though, and old magazines.

We're going to see OK Go tonight at the Metro. I think this is either the 6th or 7th time I'll be seeing them live. They always put on great shows and they always do something new every time I see them. I'm excited. I think we're going to head up there early to check out Reckless Records that's around there.

(I will eventually post all the photos in separate pieces.)
(Oh, and we got tickets to see Bassnectar AND STS9 at Northerly Island. I just want August to come already!)
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It's been really lovely in Chicago lately, not counting the past 2 days where it has rained. You can definitely tell that spring is in the air. I love this feeling. I love the feeling I get when spring approaches. There's plants and flowers and trees in bloom, and it's such a beautiful sight. It also means that summer is well on it's way, and that is what I'm looking forward to the most.

I was planning on going to school in the summer, but since I'm working a lot, and it will be summer...I think I would much prefer to start school in the fall. This is my first time living on the north side, so I will take advantage of it. The beaches, parks, close proximity to entertainment and venues...yeah, this summer will be aweeesome.

We're having a Mexican Fiesta tonight! We bought some flank steak, which is currently marinading in a pool of deliciousness, for steak tacos, and I made Spanish rice and guacamole and some black beans and vegetarian refried beans. CiCi and Luke will join our festivities with the sangria! :)

OH! and baseball season is here! Go Sox!
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I had a wonderful morning. Woke up with John, the sun was shining. Gary had slept over. We drank some coffee, chatted, and smoked a cigarette. After he left, we decided to head to Whole Foods. There's about 3 or 4 Whole Foods around here, and I feel like we've been to about all of them. Every time I go in there, I simply don't recognize it at all. Then again, I guess I don't really shop at Whole Foods too much since their prices are kinda on and off. BUT they had a lot of items on sale today, and we got some great buys. Witt and I were going to start doing a weekly thing of going to Whole Foods every Sunday night, but I suppose it's quite hard to keep up with that knowing Witt harhar.

We bought items to make whole wheat banana pancakes (which I just had and are delicioussss) and John is going to make chili while I'm at work. He also bought me a beautiful bouquet of orange, yellow, and pink mini roses with little purple flowers.

I should become a florist. I absolutely adore flowers and arranging flowers...I enjoy gardening and planting. Maybe I should transfer to the floral section haha. Or maybe I should work at a local floral shop. I don't know, but either way, I think I would really enjoy doing that.

If I could afford to purchase flowers on a daily basis, I totally would.

Happy Easter!
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My friend, Michael, is suffering from brain cancer. He's been sending these shirts out to all of his friends, and all that he asked was that we took a picture of ourselves in this shirt to show our support and show that he can then put all of these photos into a video scrapbook.

I must say, I admire Michael. I admire his ability to keep going through all the tough things that he is now dealing with in his life. What I ask of you is to keep him in your thoughts and prayers. He is a lovely person and a lovely friend. Good luck Michael! We are all here for you!
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Today is my only day off this week, but I will be spending it on the south side for most of the day. I have a few errands to run and I'm picking up things from my parents house (mail, furniture, etc.) and John wants to get a haircut before he hands in his application for Trader Joe's. Gotta look all spiffy and clean.

Also, while I'm at it, I'll do my laundry for free instead of paying 1.50 for washing AND drying. Too expensive. I wonder if this is standard now, some times I think laundry mats would be cheaper. Maybe not. Oh, and gas is also cheaper on the south side.

I'm excited for this lovely weather coming our way. To the beach!

Also, I noticed that there is a full moon on my birthday! Will definitely be going to the Foster Beach Full Moon jam.
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I usually wear contacts, but lately I have been wearing my glasses on a daily basis. It tends to be pretty unusual for me, since most people are used to seeing me with my glasses off. Ever since I had an eye infection, I can't bring myself to wear them. They hurt and give me headaches, and the weirdest thing is that I've never had this problem before. I've been wearing glasses since I was in 4th grade and I started wearing contacts in 6th grade so I could play softball and gymnastics without having my glasses fall off my face. When I take off my glasses, I can't see a gotdamn thang.

My mother told me that I had a high percentage of being born blind, but luckily that was not the case. Or I suppose, I couldn't really be doing what I'm doing.

Dammit, Flickr, stop blurring my photos.
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I want to go out today, but I think I'm going to take it easy. Last night was fun, but we also suffered the effects of copious amounts of liquor in our system.

I still need a couch, or even a futon (but only with a wooden frame). I keep checking on Craigslist's "free" page, but everything seems to go so quickly. You have update that page every second if you want something good.

I just cannot wait until I get my tax return. I'm getting much more money than I ever expected. This will be nice.
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I think I've calmed down since yesterday...

Tonight I'm going to see my friend's band preform at a popular bar on the north side. It's always cool when I get to see him on stage and I think to myself, "Wooww, I know him!" His band is quite successful and they do a lot of shows every month.

Anyway, I'm excited and cannot wait for tonight. I expect Cici to be here shortly and the fun will begin from there on...

Come out!