A while ago Rookie posted photos of shrines, and I was inspired by the suitcase one. Genius idea! It’s number 44, if you’re looking for it.
Anyway, at the time I made a shrine to America, because America is basically the home of everything I love (maybe with a few exceptions) and I was obsessing over going there. I drew inspiration from the early American colour photographers like William Eggleston and Stephen Shore and the kind of polaroid/snapshot aesthetic that I associate as being very American. I also included a kind of kitsch retro element, with hamburgers, tacky ornaments, doillies etc.
Fast forward a couple of months to now, and while going through a box of old photos I was seized by the urge to change my shrine. So now it is a shrine to my one true love in life, Nostalgia. Or, more specifically, my childhood. It’s filled with old photos from when I was a kid and a teenager, knick knacks and jewelry I still have from when I was young, old diaries and letters, and the pennant I made when I did my First Communion. It was a good excuse to climb into the attic and rifle through the boxes of stuff I have up there!
Oh wow. -A
WHAT A TOTAL CUTE PARTY -jamie
Pictures of You by The Cure
I love this song so much. Also it was playing at the end of “The Vow,” which I saw last night and CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF, was not that bad of a movie! It was cute! But, like, one of my favorite books is “The Promise” by Danielle Steel and I live for that crazy Nicholas Sparks-esque wonderfulness where someone who’s really rich and has controlling parents is in love with someone super bohemian and their love is “FORBIDDEN” or is frowned upon or whatever. You know what I mean? You totally do.
Woah that was a rambling endorsement for The Vow, SORRY. Anyway…this song. <3
Just found this picture of a dog (cat? i don’t even know) I made during a particularly boring lecture a few years ago using the little red wax they wrap that cheese in and the lint from my sweater.
stay in school!
Despite still being sick as a dog, I went to my orthopedist this am regarding my somewhat chronic and debilitating hip pain. Next step MRI…the kind with dye. She thinks I have a labral tear in my hip. Oh well, back to my ginger ale. Yeah I know it’s soda…
Despite still being sick as a dog
The New Rushfield Babylon Podcast is here! The Avenging Idols Episode
An extra special podcast this week, on Idols and Heroes
First, the great Kris Allen, champion of American Idol Season 8, stops by to talk about his new album, Thank You Camellia, the road up from Idol, the music of America’s megachurches and what it has been like accepting celebrity since his stunning victory three years ago.
Then summer movie season is upon us. We convene our roundtable of entertainment intellectuals to talk about the super-duper-sizing of Superheroes and whether the caped invasion has finally run its course. No holds barred discussion with Jim Gibson, author Kathy Charles, and Hitfix’s Geoff Berkshire.
Plus - more thoughts on the great Hype/Backlash continuum!
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