handful of less than exciting photos
am i posting these photos of my bedroom because it's the end of the year and that means it's time to take stock of my life? am i posting these snapshots to offer you, gentle readers, quiet insight into my daily life? am i posting these random images to remind you that i own a lot of shoes, like photographing my books and sometimes exclude the photos i take of target receipts?
no. i'm posting these photos because i've been bad about posting here on a regular basis. photos take up so much space! and that means everything on the sidebar should line up smoothly. order. there must be order. and if anyone gives me grief about not having posted photos i took starting in august, i understand and accept your scorn. please be aware that all comments hurled in my direction about the lack of updates to balgavy.com will do nothing to speed the posting process.
also note that i'm listening to that arcade fire disc right now and i'm kind of enjoying it. i guess i should stop talking trash about it (which i've never actually done). like everyone, i have commented that it doesn't live up to the hype. but what does?
while driving around fredericksburg the day before christmas i listened to an album called "let's bottle bohemia." it's the new disk this year from the thrills. while it doesn't make me as happy as their first album, it lifted my mood while weaving in and out of parking lot traffic while completing last minute shopping chores.
onto the pictures:
i bought a bunch of picture frames at macy's the day after christmas. i was so happy about owning them that i rushed home from work monday and immediately filled them with photos i took in louisville.
note to would-be theives: there is a moderately heavy handful of change in that crumpled up plastic bag.
note to aspiring directors: steven soderbergh's diary of the making of sex, lies and videotape is a million times better than the book called "what i really want to do is direct" that i bought for less than a dollar at strand eight years ago.
note to readers who like well observed minutiae of daily life: andrea seigel's book "like the red panda" is an excellent read (as is her blog: this afternoon in drama.)
seeing "moneyball" on the shelf reminds me that i need to return it to jamie. i also need to return paul feig's "kick me" to anne. "sex and death to the age of 14" by spalding gray is sitting on the top shelf of the pictured book shelf. shawn lent it to me about five years ago and i need to return it to her. someone borrowed my copy of "confederacy of dunces" a month or two ago and i would like it back if you've finished reading it. if you are the person who borrowed this book, please identify yourself.
about a month ago i bought a cheap frame at target and stuck a 1992 map of kings dominion inside. for the past five years i've kicked around the idea of framing these maps and putting them up on the wall. i thought it would be a nice play on the idea of framing really old maps of foreign lands. sadly, this map is not as exciting as i would like for it to be, and the frame is a little too big. for more exciting amusement park maps check out theme park maps, which i just learned about a few days ago.
i've got a weird habit of photographing my stacks of shoes. it's something i do every year or two. the idea is so much better than the execution. what's interesting is that seeing the shoes always brings back memories. sadly, they just don't make for interesting photographs.
this photograph is here to serve as a reminder that i really need to clean out my closet before the end of the weekend.
these plants need water. i drank the glass of water pictured here about twenty minutes ago. hidden under that cd from the velvet teen is a packet of brush-ups. has anyone tried these things? they are wild. a crazy invention that could've only been concocted by some savvy oral-b executive while driving drove home from too many nights of debauchery and anonymous one night stands.
i saw sideways for the second time on christmas day. my parents really enjoyed it. it holds up on repeat viewings, i'm happy to report.