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Holiday In San Francisco

November 30, 2017     Like This Post!

This weekend that passed, I hopped over to San Francisco to spend Thanksgiving with my brother. After he moved out there, I joked how I would never come and visit (but I guess it turns out I lied).

Not that I hate California, I think I find it too typical when people boast about how they want to move to California. Moving to Cali is not an original idea and I’ve heard that goal from multiple people. I can’t help but kinda scoff every time I hear someone say it, but when my younger brother told me he was moving there, I thought, “ugh, not you too”. There are 49 other states – why that one? That question really goes to everyone. Maybe it’s the New Yorker in me wondering why he’d leave such a city that has everything he needs here. But then I think to myself, after leaving Portland, I fell victim to the east coast versus west coast rivalry. Being an east coast gal, I much prefer my coast.

Anywho, I started off the trip with a smidge of a stuck up attitude – not intentionally. But I snapped myself out of it because I obviously wanted to have a good time, especially with my brother. It was only the two of us spending Thanksgiving together from my whole family, so I didn’t wanna make things sour.

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Let’s Get Developed

May 19, 2017     Like This Post!

One New Years resolution I always have is to use more film and take more pictures. I had my eye on two finished rolls that I wanted to get developed but I couldn’t find the will to travel all over the city to find a place to do this job for me. Pharmacies like CVS/Walgreens are not even an option because they ruined a couple rolls of mine a few years back and couldn’t fix their mistake because their policy states that they throw out film strips within a week. (Make note all y’all!) So I finally found a place by my job that I was able to run to during my lunch break. I didn’t even remember what was on these so it was a surprise when I got them back developed. That’s what I love about film. The element of surprise.

A lot of the pictures are kinda nonsense since I found an old film camera my parents had from the 90s and I used one 35mm roll to experiment to see how well the camera still worked. It’s an old 90s type with batteries and all. It still holds up!

These are some of my favorites basically ranging from 2014-2016. They take place in NYC, Brooklyn, Long Island, & Portland.

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Quick Trip To Parris Island

December 7, 2016     Like This Post!

Last week my family embarked on a bit of a painful road trip down south. My older brother, after two years of trying to make things happen, was accepted into the marines back in September. His graduation from bootcamp was Friday, and instead of flying, my parents wanted to drive down.

The trip itself was kinda brutal, especially since we left at night and we were all fighting to keep whomever was driving awake.

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Portland Through Fish Eyes

March 13, 2016     Like This Post!

While I’ve been absent, I’ve accomplished a little goal I’ve been meaning to do for a while – getting film developed.
About two years ago during my final semester in college, a group of my classmates and I were talking about taking a trip for our last spring break ever. I had been talking about Portland so much that we all agreed to make that our destination. I brought film with me, and I bought some disposable cameras while we were there. I developed all my disposables since then, but there was still quite a bit of film I didn’t develop immediately which was some 110 film.

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Graceland, Memphis

October 16, 2015     Like This Post!

Graceland

If you’re just checking in, I just came back from a week long road trip with some friends. To recap, we were in the Outer Banks, North Carolina for the majority of the trip, made stops in Asheville, NC, Nashville + Memphis, TN.

Our original plan involved us staying in North Carolina the whole time, but because of circumstances and opportunity, we took advantage of having a rental car and decided to drive through Tennessee making Memphis our final stop. My friend expressed how visiting Graceland has been a dream of hers, and we made it happen. It was something I never planned on doing in my life, but I’m happy we did. It was a fascinating experience, and one of my favorite stops on the trip!

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Nashville, TN Highlights

October 15, 2015     Like This Post!

Day four of our trip was a big traveling day for us. We left the rental house in the morning, drove all the way to Asheville, NC for dinner, and then drove to Nashville, TN to the motel to sleep the night away. It was loads of driving, and we arrived to Nashville so so so late. And the motel experience was pretty uncomfortable, almost to the point where it felt as if we stepped into a horror movie, but I won’t get into that because it’s in the past and I’m alive. 👐

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