i've been in the apartment for five weeks. two IKEA journeys, one Affordable Portables trip, several Bed, Bath & Beyond excursions, and one jaunt to Target later the place is looking good in my little humble opinion.

i painted and put up bookshelves. i think that's what i'm most proud of - the painting happened after work, a couple hours every night for a week:

i've got my design books on the left, my other books & electronics on the right, pictures and stuff on both. the TV and laptop share the table in the middle (the screens are the same size) (which makes both the computer feel big and the TV feel small). i have creature speakers, which are definitely powerful enough to rattle the windows of this studio.

i love having all my photo frames and nick-nacks (sp?) in one place.
there are other favorites...

a friend warned me of how boring it might be to live all your apartment life in one room, but it splits up nicely. you're totally unaware of the "bedroom" half when you're on the couch.

this room is tan, where the other's green... but the light color is a sweet setting for the orange. i'm also pretty seriously considering a mural on that blank wall. i don't want anything more hanging on it, but it needs something. i'm thinking of taking the leftover paint, making it a shade lighter, and replicating an art noveau poster i've seen in a deck of cards i bought at the museum of modern art in Japan. any opinions on that one?



tiger was a great choice.
the colors on screen are actually brighter,
which i honestly didn't think was possible.
plus all the iLife stuff was upgraded and overly addictive.


one of the many things i'm up to

a couple of picts from last friday's State Radio show and opening band/guy, White Buffalo. they played great sets, covered Jimmy Cliff, and basically rocked out. I got to hang with the band afterwards, they are - all hyperbole aside - they are some of the coolest people i've ever known.

White Buffalo:

and then there was my favorite band of all time.


like usual

everything else has gotten in the way of posting (like usual). it's been over a week, and it's not like nothing's happened - a lot has happened(like usual). i think a lot of it has to do with my camera being a crank again (like usual). when i don't have pictures, i feel like posts are boring. i might start posting work along with my usual stuff, i have a lot of projects going on (everybody now: "LIKE USUAL").

but yeah, everything's been vaugely good. great, even. i've been working pretty hard with Wunderman and Dispatch, and i'm planning on learning some new skills - capoeira and flash. saw state radio last weekend, going to two more concerts before the week's out. i also paid off a credit card. i feel surprisingly satisfied with myself. i'm hitting a routine, but it's a more dynamic and colorful one than before; what was a burden, a rut, felt as failing to be something better a year ago is now peaceful. there's room to breathe here. for possibly the first time ever, i feel okay about doing the same thing every day. for the first time i can remember, i'm okay with things pretty much as they are.

more later.
oh yeah - LATER WHEN I UPGRADE TO TIGER! very exciting. for those that don't know, that means my computer will be a lot better... my refusal to keep up with the times means i couldn't do some web-savvy things like watch music videos in iTunes. there are more important consequences of upgrading, but that's what I thought of first. whatever.



this marks post #201.
the 200 mark has been reached and passed.
is that a big deal? uhhh. not really.



last night it HAILED
and this morning it RAINED
and my SOCKS are WET
and my MAKEUP is GONE.

happy monday everyone!


sprinkles on the cupcake

i took a few picts of my SWEET BALCONY
that faces south and came with furniture.

here's a blurry one with a little context...
see the city :)

this might be too much info for some people,
but i also have the hula girl shower girl curtain...

detail for those who know, love,
and miss the shower curtain girls we had in iowa.

i really, really dig this apartment. let's just acknowledge that again.