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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

I think the reason I like photography is that for a forgetful person, it's a way to remember. But my camera is a little… insane when it comes to dates. While I'll often set the correct date and time, it'll revert to factory settings. And when I open up various photos on my computer they claim to be taken last year, or in January when it's August, or at 3:00 AM when it's 7:00 PM.

Again, insane.

It annoyed me at first, and my lazy streak is way too long to allow going through and *gasp* fixing the dates I do remember. So after a while, my camera is no help. My "2013" photos folder once had a much more rigorous dating system—now, it's simply divided up into months and left at that.

Last night, I was editing and saving photos, clearing out Lightroom, and generally just preparing my photos library for next year. I saw pictures that made me cringe and pictures that left me in awe. Most of the time I couldn't recall anything other than a month or a feeling or a place. And those things are timeless, I think. Most of the time.

Here are some of the favorites:

happy 2014

For The Rainy Days Within // A Playlist

Sunday, August 11, 2013

the august break, 2013 - day 07 the august break, 2013 - day 07 the august break, 2013 - day 07 the august break, 2013 - day 07Uh. I guess I've fallen a bit four days behind on my August Break project… despite the fact that, yes, I have been taking pictures. Just, you know, not getting around to posting them. (I even did the 8th's prompt—a selfie! No, I'm not going to post that one, but still.)

Anyway, it's been raining a lot. I really do mean a lot when I say a lot, but I don't mind rain too much if it's not the depressing kind, you know? I've figured out you can tell whether or not rain is depressing by seeing if the Earth looks beat up or refreshed once the storm's passed.

But the other day I realized that even when it's mild out we can still have our own rainy days inside of us. Or maybe not even inside—just floating over our heads for 24 hours, Eeyore style. So I made a playlist that's short, but will hopefully make someone's internal (or floating) rainy day a bit sunnier. Happy listening.

For the Rainy Days Within by annika on Grooveshark

those things which say a lot, v2

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

the august break, 2013 - day 06
things that say a lot about a person:
their favorite character · the lyrics they write on their hands · the colors they wear · which murder weapon they prefer · how they make their tea
by riddlemehiddleston on tumblr, via kinga and jocee
— I've got so. many. favorite. characters, but my most favorite is probably Ahsoka Tano, followed by Anakin Skywalker, the Doctor, Amy Pond, River Song, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Rory Williams, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Quentin Jacobsen... like I said, I've got a lot of favorite characters. And I'm not ashamed to say most of them are good, if not heroic people. I love good people, I love heroes, even if they're only doing good, heroic things on a small or maybe just personal scale.

— When something strikes a chord with me the last thing I do is write it on my hands, where it can fade and eventually get washed away. But, if I did write song lyrics on my hands, I'd probably write call my name and save me from the dark. It's from "Bring Me to Life" by Evanescence, and I think it's neat yet true. Hearing your name can... remind you who you are, you know?

— Pink, because the color is just so beautiful and intense and I admire what it represents: love. I also wear a lot of blue since I wear a lot of jeans, and other than that coral. I like my bright colors, okay?

— Words, though I don't always realize they can be a murder weapon till I've used them as one. Sigh. Alternatively, this works in the literal sense too, because I'm a writer and occasionally kill my characters off.

— Pekoe, with lots of brown sugar. Simple, but unique.

xoxo | annika