Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Stop all the clocks

Stop all the clocks by W.H. Auden

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.
He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

Monday, after a 6 month battle with pancreatic cancer, i buried my father.  He passed away on Thursday, August 25th, at 4:20pm with my family and i by his side.  To say we are devastated and distraught is not nearly saying enough.  I don't know how we will live without him. 

Monday, August 8, 2011

Southern Spain in pictures

Not really feeling it, you guys.  Let's just pretend we're in Southern Spain and Tenerife, ok?  I've never showed you any pictures from our adventure back in April, and today seems like a good day to do so.
Alhambra, Granada
Casa De Los Balconies, La Orotava, Tenerife
Candelaria, Tenerife
Alhambra, Granada

Playa de las Americas, Tenerife
Reflection of Alhambra in boyfriend's glasses.  Hehe.
Punta de Teno, Teno lighthouse.Westernmost point in Tenerife.  Violated rental car agreement to get out to this lighthouse.
Papas arragudas, Canarian cuisine from Tenerife
La Orotava. Amazed at how you just walk right out into the street from your door.
Playa de la Tejita, at the base of Montana Roja.  We asked our hotel where a smaller, closer, less populated beach was.  They suggested this.  Nude beachNaked, old men, running on hot sand.  Not exactly the spanish scene i had in mind.
All the wines made in Tenerife.  We bought 4 bottles.  3 made it home safely.  The most expensive, the one
intended for me, broke.  Tip-wrap each bottle individually.  Just because it survives one plane ride intact does not mean it will survive the long one home.
El Tiede, Tenerife, tallest peak in Spain.
Everyone keeps asking where we're going next, and i think we'll stick a little closer to home.  Any statestide suggestions?? 

Also, i'm one follower away from 400!  Woo hoo!  Lurkers/readers-Can we make this happen?  With a bit of a buffer, too, if you don't mind? 

You can catch me here: wayfaring weds and weekend bloggy reading.

Monday, August 1, 2011

And i quote

For the gallery wall, i'm definitely feeling typography involvement.  Maybe some song lyrics or just a nice saying.  This is when pinterest and etsy come in extra handy.

OR  this scandalous idea, guaranteed to give you a one up on your intrusive in laws who pop over all the time more than a little occasionally.

From Daily Candy's website: Inspired by Yves Klein’s abstract expressionism and Andy Warhol’s performance art, Love Is Art founder Jeremy Brown has hit upon a sophisticated approach to expressing your love. Couples strip down to their birthday suits and roll around in specially formulated black paint while doing the deed. The end result is a graphic work of art that wouldn’t look out of place on a gallery wall. Brown spent months researching materials and, after looking high and low, came across a hypoallergenic cotton canvas and nontoxic pigment that won’t irritate sensitive parts.

How's that for personalized artwork, eh?  Eh?

via pinterest, pinterest, scenicglory, tessyla, pennywishes, capow, tenderbeasts, handz, lovesugar