Sunday, March 25, 2012

3,405.8 miles later

A tiny smattering of photos, a small fraction of what I took in Texas (including 2 rolls of Diana film that I will eventually develop....)In my car from St. Louis to San Antonio, driving it instead of flying for the first time ever. Lots of niece and nephew time. San Antonio, Fredricksburg, Port Isabel, South Padre....and then 3 straight days of driving from the tip of Texas to the tip of the little finger of Michigan. Thank goodness my spring break is two weeks and I had a second week to recover from the Texas festivities. I understand needing a vacation from one's vacation more clearly now. #firstworldproblems, but true. Road trips are generally fun on the way there, and tiring on the way back. No different with this one. Love, love my fam.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

this is not cool.

I'm all for milder temperatures in the winter. But not so mild and wacky that everything blooms early and out of season. The magnolias, redbuds, dogwoods, and fruit blossoms always start blooming right at the end of March when I come back from spring break....just at the right time. It's been so unseasonanly warm that things are starting to bloom now....just as I'm leaving town for two weeks. I'm headed to San Antonio and South Padre Island to visit my sister's family. I'm excited for beachytime, road tripping, Mexican flea markets and food, and just a change of scenery. Perhaps I'll get my spring blooms there. I'm even taking a couple of rolls of film for my Diana camera - haven't used that in a couple of years.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Keep Calm.

The story of this ubiquitous phrase is really interesting. As British as it sounds, I didn't realize it was a particular propaganda poster from World War 2. And as clever as a few of the parodies of the phrase are (many are also ridiculous...I've seen 'Keep Calm and Love the Biebs'), it sort of makes them seem trivial based on the more somber tone of the original intent. found here