friday bits

happy friday, folks! I hope you have a lovely summer weekend!

Here are three photos from a trip I took to the coast in early June. { photos made with my Olympus OM-2n 35mm film camera }

Here are three fun things that I hope you enjoy!

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I just started running again using THE COUCH-TO-5K® RUNNING PLAN. I am really enjoying it. It’s a really reasonable plan, just 30 minutes/3 times a week. It’s tough at times but really wonderful too. I love pushing myself, working up a sweat, and the time alone. We have had really beautiful weather lately so that has helped too. I like to get up a little earlier than usual and enjoying that morning light and coolness. If you are looking for a way to get back into working out and don’t mind running, I recommend you give this plan a try.

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I love reading. In my early twenties, I took MAX (Portland’s light rail) to work everyday and I loved having that time to read. Here is an awesome (and growing) collection of photos of people reading on the NYC subways. It’s always fun to see what other people are reading :: UNDERGROUND NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY.

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Have you seen THE HERRIOTT GRACE FILM? It’s a beautiful short film (~30 minutes) about the story of a father-daughter relationship behind the small business of Herriott Grace. It’s beautifully filmed and a touching story.

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See you again soon! If you got a minute, please say hi in the comments. I love hearing from my blog visitors! Do you like these kind of posts? Should I keep doing them or just stick to my photo stories? Thanks for visiting.

tidbits of inspiration

happy friday, folks!

i love how all of these meters use different typefaces and designs for the same information. i would’ve thought this stuff was standardized. { photo made with iPhone using Hipstamatic and Diptic apps }

i’m very excited for the long weekend (yay for memorial day). it looks like it’s gonna be a beautiful one and we may even get out of town for a bit. Eek!

Do you guys remember my double exposure project with Steph Parke? Well, we have some awesome news and a new roll to share. We’re excited to get back into it.

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both of my brother’s got married in hawaii (at different times) so i have spent a bit of time there and i have determined that Kauai is the best island to visit. i just love the pace of life there and the beauty of the island, not to mention the variety of the terrain. it just has so much to offer. so when i came upon this lovely blog post, i was happily transported back there.

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one of my colleagues shared this blog post with me about a derelic communist building in bulgaria. it’s called the buzludzha. do take the time to read it. the photos are amazing but the story is even better. i love architecture and abandoned buildings so it’s right up my alley.

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I have been a fan of the blog A Cup of Jo for many years.
One of her newer features is Motherhood Mondays. I love the questions she poses and answers. I don’t think you can find them anywhere else. Like… how much did the tooth fairy leave for you? your children? or one last mother’s day {this one made me cry}.

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{ photo made with my iPhone 4s using the hipstamatic app }

have a great weekend, friends!!