But I'm having one heck of a good time.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
The Story's in the Seams - Part Three
I love when people put details into their work, whether it be in their writing, food, clothing, or whatever they create. To me it shows an extra layer of depth - visible proof that thought and effort was put into the work.
EVER does just that with their apparel, placing a pair of earplugs on the hang tag to put in and tune the world out when the need arises, and an old Kodachrome slide into the pocket of each of their jackets. The slides are from all over; just by looking through the stacks of them, I've been whisked away to China, Japan, Italy, and other distant locales.
Their apparel is also incredibly durable. I've dragged their jackets through Ecuador and Indonesia, as well as the day-to-day of my life without much sign of color loss, fraying, shrinkage, or any of the signs of lower quality jackets. They truly make clothes that I can live in.
Oh, and the jacket's lined with sherpa, a very warm and fuzzy material, hence the title.
Monday, July 26, 2010
I had this weird moment yesterday where I looked at myself in the mirror, and couldn't recognize the guy staring back at me for the longest time. Twas simultaneously surreal, worrying, and amusing.
Until I finally saw myself, the only thing I could think to ask that person on the other side of the looking glass was
"Who are you?"
Sunday, July 25, 2010
I stare off into the distance, letting the passing scenery wash over me. As I look out as far as my eyes will carry me, I can't help but wonder - what lies in store for me beyond the fog? What awaits me over those hills? I hardly even notice the buildings right in front of me.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
For the past several years, I've had a slight obsession with hannya masks from Noh dramas. Completely disregarding the fact that the character represents jealous women, there's something sinister yet undeniably cool about the mask - the snarl, horns, angular features, and hateful eyes are badass, for lack of a better word. So when I stumbled upon a relatively inexpensive one in Kyoto, I jumped at the chance to obtain it.
Story aside, I'd much rather spend my time taking odd pictures than killing my braincells on the internet. So here ya go.
Friday, July 23, 2010
“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”
- Robert Louis Stevenson
It's happening again - the churning that I feel in the deepest part of my being before a trip. As I count down the days until my trip to the Southland, I can't help but look forward to the outburst of self that I will undergo as a result of this storm brewing within me. Strangely enough, it will lead to an intense calm that I feel only when I'm on the road. It is only then that I feel completely comfortable; striving to attain this state is an adventure in itself.
How's that for an excuse to travel, not that anyone actually needs one?
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Things I like about road trips:
The open road. blaring music. speeding down empty highways. no schedules.
beautiful sights. exploring. wandering aimlessly.
other road trippers.
oddities and curiosities along the way.
Things I don't like about road trips:
butt pains. gas money. having to pee.
Monday, July 5, 2010
Going on day trips to pass the time, all in an effort to make something of my summer.
If a chair could think, how would it take the fact that it was created purely for human convenience?
Friday, July 2, 2010
This is Nikki.
I've yet to find a better person to find interesting things to do with than her.
She's the one that always took me into LA way back when,
plus she's a cool person in general.
I kind of needed text to kill some space, as I just really liked these pictures of her.