17 September 2007

photobooth friday



on a monday because that's how I seem to be rolling these days. plus, I think maybe I needed a little break from photobooth friday.

I've been missing family lately, more than usual. I'm feeling a little raw over it, wondering how I'm going to make it through the gloom and doom of what I hear the winters are like here. I'll do what I can to get through, but I'm worried. any suggestions, fellow portlanders? or those who live a world away from family? I'm all about proactiveness.

this morning, I am feeling thankful that I pushed my brother nate into the photobooth back in july when he was visiting. and speaking of my brother, all of you who are wondering how you can get your hands on poem's track 'will not be sold'-- it should be available soon on itunes. what I shared with you (with permission from nate, of course) was sort of a special preview. your positive feedback means the world and I promise to keep you all posted.

as for my usual photobooth friday linkage, not sure I'm up to it this morning. if you need a fix, check the flickr group. bound to bring some shinyhappy to your monday morning.

18 comments:

  1. andrea, when I lived in the land of rain and clouds I think the best thing I could do for myself was to put on my wellies, grab my umbrella (or not) and just get outside. even if you get wet being out of the house and feeling the elements on your skin does a world of good- breath it in and enjoy it. I swear, even if you come home with muddy feet and wet hair your mind and spirit will thank you for it. hang in there! xoxox

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  2. Don't be SAD it's only the second day of rain. My suggestion is to buy the cutest most comfortable rain boots ever that will lift your spirits every time you put them on. Maybe we should plan a rain boot shopping trip? Take care!

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  3. i agree. i arrived here from the ATL on Halloween 2005. the first thing that happened was i walked outside and got soaking wet. from head to toe. that same day, i went into each store and bought the cutest raingear. it makes you feel all dry. i left all my wet clothes in the stores. i said to them good riddens. life is great here. and i miss my family, they live an hour south of ATL in monticello georgia. what i do when i can't travel back home is celebrate the holidays with newfound friends. i'd love to hang out with you sometime, be one of those strangers slash become a friend to you for thanksgiving. he he... anyways, that is what i did. you're going to LOVE it here. the rain is meant to keep us indoors and become the creative little beasts that we are. i turned to knitting and i'm about to start up again soon! xoxoxo

    i booked a ticket to chicago come first weekend in november to see my true love. and i just took a roadtrip to Boise, Idaho. that was muchias fun! don't get all bogged down. i say this because i do it all the time.

    ooopppsss, sorry for the novel.

    much love,
    natty

    p.s. email me sometime. i'd love to hear from you.

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  4. Awwwh, he's cute. I can see the family resemblance! You two look so sweet together!
    I hope you will be able to manage in Portland once the rain sets in. Maybe this will simply mean we will all need to take turns sending care packages of sunshine your way... :)

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  5. I say the food could get you out, per Anthony Bourdain's culinary adventure expose in Portland--there's a pizza place that is supposed to be one of the best in the world--and of course going with the kids all with new rainboots on would be a bit fantastic! I found a fresh pair at piperlime.com...
    it's probably about time for care postcards too!

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  6. Hello!
    I am a fellow person living in a rainy place - London to be precise. I'm a million miles from home and family and think that "how will I survive winter" is a great question. I survived last winter by painting - I had a sketchbook that I painted in whenever I could, and by the end of the year it was full and I felt like winter had made me stay inside and create something beautiful.
    Best wishes,
    Lex

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  7. the thing that makes the PDX falls & winters worthwhile is that it's so extraordinarily, breath-takingly green here. and the gray skies only makes the green look greener. take yourself up Mount Tabor, or to the Eastmoreland Rhododendron Gardens, or the Japanese Gardens. invest in an adorable umbrella and a pair of waterproof shoes and absorb all that glorious chlorophyll.

    and also remember, you will never in your life appreciate spring as much as you do your first spring in portland.

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  8. jennifer (dreemintrea)September 17, 2007 9:50 PM

    my baby (10 years my jr) brother just moved to salmon creek, wa (which, though only 2 states north FEELS like a world away. he's the only one that lives 'far'. i AM glad he's so close to portland though because because because....that means when i go visit him...i just *may* be able to meet miss lovely you as well. so much to look happily forward to. wish i had words to quench the distance for you...

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  9. ohio has many, many gray days as i am sure you will remember. a far cry from the sunny southern states i grew up in. sometimes i actually enjoy some of the gray days, especially the autumn and gray days aren't so bad at all when they are covered in snow. one thing you can do is fully embrace the changing of the seasons.
    as for being so far from family. that is hard. it really wears on me at times. to me email and instant messenging are key. it allows me to talk to my parents almost daily. that helps. also LOTS of picture taking and sharing helps. it all helps, but i still miss them.

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  10. oh sweetie,

    you are the Queen of Color Seekers...
    if ever the gray becomes too unbearable,
    all you need to do...is invite us out to play ;-)

    hugs to you,
    kirsten
    xoxoxo

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  11. andrea - i read your blog every so often (i LOVE your photos) but i never comment. i have lived far from family (i live in SF, they are all ont eh east coast) for over 10 years now. it has never been easy, as we are a large, tight family, but i love my life here so i make it work.

    i talk to my mom every day, gchat with my brothers every day and video chat with everyone as much as possible. technology is truly amazing! have you heard of skype? give it a try...

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  12. well hello there.

    I tumbled into your blog via ward-o-matic via google somehow...actually I was searching for "50's hair styles" and it led me to matic-tastic...and then I found you.

    saying that to say this...I like reading your blog so I will be back.

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  13. email and chat, maybe ten times a day (gmail is great for convos) and plan visits, to look forward to. you go there, they come here. <3

    and mail surprises to each other. those are the best.

    speaking of which... i have something for you!

    xoxo
    jenny

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  14. When I moved from Nashville to Denver, I started saving money like crazy so I could fly home when I needed to. It's come in handy. I've made it home for my nieces' births and first birthdays, most holidays and some funerals of dear friends' family members. That may be impractical for you with the little'uns to tend to, but maybe you could start a little savings fund for an emergency trip home? It's comforting, even if you don't use it.

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  15. you have a lot of great suggestions here! i like nessie noodle's :)

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  16. what a sweet pictures. Aren't brothers the best!

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  17. I know you posted this a month ago but i just found your blog through another Photobooth Friday blog.

    I moved from TX to OR about 3 yrs ago and I still have issues with the winters. I struggle with how long it's dark and cold. From the second winter on I've incorporated a lot of light and beautiful blankets. First thing i do when i get home so i don't feel like going to bed is throw on every light in the main area of my home (living, kitchen, & office all share a fairly open space). I have different types of light too, lamps, white christmas lights outlining a wall, and some candles. And any time I sit I wrap a blanket around my legs to help feel warm but not kill my self with a high heat bill.

    It's helped to make my home feel cozy. Good luck!

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  18. I know you posted this a month ago but i just found your blog through another Photobooth Friday blog.

    I moved from TX to OR about 3 yrs ago and I still have issues with the winters. I struggle with how long it's dark and cold. From the second winter on I've incorporated a lot of light and beautiful blankets. First thing i do when i get home so i don't feel like going to bed is throw on every light in the main area of my home (living, kitchen, & office all share a fairly open space). I have different types of light too, lamps, white christmas lights outlining a wall, and some candles. And any time I sit I wrap a blanket around my legs to help feel warm but not kill my self with a high heat bill.

    It's helped to make my home feel cozy. Good luck!

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