Tuesday, June 30, 2009

ballard by the beach

Yesterday Amanda and I went on a random adventure to Ballard. We went to the beach, got leered at by cars full of boys, looked at records at the record store and got pizza at Snoose Junction. Went home, baked cookies, and watched movies.

dress - h&m, shoes - vans, bag - old navy

I got this dress a few years ago in New York. Justina and Amanda came with me for spring break, and we stayed with my aunt. I liked this dress a lot, but I haven't worn it in quite awhile.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

too hot to handle, too cold to hold

My day: lunch with Sensei, looking at vinyl at Easy Street, Artopia in Georgetown (and getting lost trying to find parking), Ghostbusters video game on the Wii at Shane's.

Sounds like a perfect day to me.

These were called "Satan's Birdcages" but Justina and I thought they looked a little Depeche Mode-esque. Always a good thing in our book.

Amanda and I knew right away where we wanted to take pictures. This crazy old half torn/burned down brick building with sandy dusty sooty dirt was perfect.

shirt - fred meyer (i think, it's pretty old), pants - urban outfitters, purse - mom's from the nineties, shoes - random gladiators

These are some new pants I got when I was hanging out with my dad. On sale for $10? Perfect. Actually, I made him buy them for me. He hates going shopping so much that he waited outside smoking a cigarette until I had found what I wanted and I had to go to the door and wave him inside to pay for them.

dress - ross, shoes - saltwater sandals from me

I like to talk about my friend's clothes as much as my own. This is a new dress of Amanda's and I think it's totally cute. And goes so well with her new sandals! Sundresses are the best and I better increase my own sundress wearing.

I thought these busses were pretty neat looking. I love old things, and old crappy vehicles can be rather nice. There was a clown/juggler performing in front of them at one point, and when I took the picture, there was a comedian chick talking about the zoo and porn.

This is my favorite picture of the day. I loved this little bridge between the two buildings. Georgetown is a funny place. I really love the old, broken down-ness of some of it. I've only been there once before, and that was just a house party, so I had no idea what the neighborhood was like before. We went to a pretty sweet bakery and got a giant peanut butter cookie to share.

Oh, I guess I like this one quite a lot too. This is the side of the building that was partially torn down.

The one crazy/annoying/scary thing about Georgetown is that it is right by an airport, so there are always low flying planes. They kind of freak me out every time they fly overhead. Especially when we were at that party awhile back, hanging out in the backyard. The first time one flew over it really scared me. They're actually a lot closer and bigger seeming in person.

We stopped by Shane's house on our way home because he'd just gotten a Ghostbusters video game. So far, it looks like a really frustrating and confusing game.

Justina + Shane

Shiloh + Amanda

Me (I use my friends as a footrest)

I'm kind of missing two of my friends right now. I talked to them both recently, one last night on facebook but he's currently in another state, and the other just now when he called me, probably drunk and being ridiculous. Both these boys kind of make me sad, but they're also really great people to hang out with. They're difficult to be friends with though, and add a lot of drama to my life when they're in it. Regardless, I hope they'll be around more in the future.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

snip snip

Ages ago I talked about getting my hair cut. I wanted it cut like Linda Rondstadt.

Well I'm getting it cut for real this time, and now I think I want it cut like this.

Except with a little shorter bangs.

I'm getting it cut at noon, at this awesome little organic salon my friend goes to. I'm excited!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Happy Birthday A!

The eleventh was Amanda's birthday and she invited Justina and I over for dinner with her family. We had delicious fettucine alfredo with shrimp, salad, garlic bread and tasty cream puff things with chocolate and raspberries on top. So so yummy. I decided to dress up a little, and wore this cute button up shirt with some beading and heels for once.

shirt - old, pants - pacsun, belt - thrifted, shoes - unlisted

I had only figured out what I was getting her a few days before and it hadn't arrived yet, so I had to wait until the next week, when school was over, to give it to her.

I got her saltwater sandals! We've talked about how nostalgic we are for them, and how we want them many a time, so I figured it would be a good present. She loved them. Said they were super comfy, and I think the navy color will go well with a lot of stuff, especially all the sundresses she should be wearing with them.

After the present opening, we went for a walk and ate popsicles. Yum!

I love this dress but have only worn it maybe twice before, even though I've had it for a couple years. I don't know why I didn't wear it before, maybe because I didn't like strapless bras? Whatever, it's totally cute and comfortable.

dress - target, shoes - random gladiators

My tongue was still stained when we were watching the Darjeeling Limited later (so good).

Monday, June 22, 2009

obama, escucha: estamos en la lucha

So a couple weeks ago I went to this healthcare march in Seattle. My grandparents were bussing in from Richland for it, so my mom and I decided to come too. My grandma made a banner. It was quilted and colorful and the best banner there.

Grandpa, Grandma, Mom

I ended up carrying the banner pretty much the whole time. It was pretty entertaining.

shirt - diy tie-dye tank, bandana - from the march, jeans - pacsun

The "Fire the Insurance Man" banner was pretty good too, and I chatted with the kids from Planned Parenthood who were carrying it. They were pretty cool. The cops even weren't assholes. Some of them actually talked to us and asked us about the whole "single payer" idea and what it all meant. They were interested and not rude. Some of them were on horses, and a bunch on bikes.

This picture shows the banner pretty well, and my grandparents are also next to me. My grandpa has an awesome beard.

And here's a pretty nice shot of a portion of the crowd. There were a lot of people there. (My mom took these pictures, by the way.)

It was a fun way to spend an afternoon, and a pretty important issue to support. It was all really nice until the ending point, where there were some people across the street with silly opposing signs. Oh well. I enjoyed myself. Got a little sunburnt, but again, oh well.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sasquatch Day 3

Monday was the last day at Sasquatch and in the morning we stopped at our favorite coffee place/antique store one last time. The place was actually in Trinidad, Washington, which is technically the closest town to where we were camping. However, all there is in the town is the antique store and a convenience store/gas station. We asked the owner of the antique store why the town was called Trinidad and he explained that the man that named the town had recently been in Spain, and the topography of the land reminded him of Trinidad, Spain.

The owner was really funny and awesome, and would always tell us cool stuff like that. He told us about finding old receipt pads from the dry goods store that was in the building before, and about his daughters band, and would always ask us what bands we were going to see that day. His wife took a picture of us all with him. There's Amanda, me, Aly, Gary, the coffee guy, Shane, and Justina. I'm wearing a little nineties dress I've had for ages, I think an aunt gave it to me for dress up when I was a little kid. Now it actually fits me. It is the cutest, most nineties little lace up detail on the back.

Monday there really weren't a lot of bands we wanted to see, but Deerhoof was playing and they're always awesome. I've seen them a couple times before, but they're just so cute. And foreign. The drummer came up to the mic at one point to say hi/thanks for coming, but he had to tie his shoelace, and it was really cute. And of course the singer is adorable, all japanese and hopping around the stage with her tiger mask.

It's nice when the bands you want to see are earlier in the day because you can get down close to the stage without too much trouble. Here's Amanda, Justina, and I goofing around after Deerhoof played. I guess we're all pretending to drink from the same water bottle?

Here we have Shane looking normal and then Shane looking like a douche. We made him wear Justina's hat and put on some of the free 1 800 QUIT NOW sunglasses. It was funny.

Justina's hat is from World Market, I believe, and I think it's pretty awesome. Yellow, floral, sparkly trucker hat? Nothing's better.

The next band that played was Grizzly Bear. I haven't been that into them before this, but their set was amazing. I'm definitely going to have to listen to them some more.

The rest of the afternoon we hung out up on the hill. There weren't any other bands we really wanted to see. This picture was taken when Santogold was playing. I think it looks kinda neat.

I love the old hippy tapestries I brought to sit on on the hill. And I like my toes when my nails are painted!

We left pretty early to get a headstart heading home and this is a picture J took right before we left. I think I was about to say something and my eyes are kind of closed, but you can see my dress, the little purse my mom used to carry when I was little, and the gladiators that look exactly the same as a pair my godmother had when she was a hippy. Ah, very nostalgic!