Monday, May 26, 2008

Temporary Abandonment

Hi friends,

This blog is being temporarily abandoned. To keep up with myself, Joey, Jordan, Ranjana and V's recent adventures in India, go to



Saturday, May 17, 2008

congrats, grads

Thursday, May 15, 2008

I should not be allowed to drive...

ever, really... but especially when there are flash thunderstorms and tornadoes... the shiny flashes of light were just too much for me to resist. so pretty, yet so powerful.

i shot about 100 photos, blindly, while driving, and this is the only one with a hint of lighting in it. im posting it here in order to not feel like i risked my life for nothing.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


If only I could do my entire consumerism story on my sister... and I mean that in the kindest way possible. Its just that shes the only one who will let me into a dressing room with her and a camera.

Also, she got a tattoo. Jake, the artist, was less than happy to let me take pictures during the procedure. At one point I took a step forward and got in sort of close and he looked at me and said, "Okay, really?" Yes, really.

Launched my website yesterday! Feedback/criticism always welcome here.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Granddaddy, 93, and Grandmother, 87. These remarkable pair of people have been a constant source of love and support throughout my entire life. I remember countless trips to the Dallas zoo with my little sister and older cousin. Being the youngest three of six grandkids, we've been called "the three little girls" since those days at the zoo, even though we are now 25, 22, and 19. The three of us climbed in and out of every nook and cranny in their house, which my grandparents have lived in since my mother was in middle school. I have an endless cache of memories of my grandparents in that house-- "meaty things," Braums mint chocolate chip ice cream, feeding the birds in the backyard, Singing in the Rain-- I could go on forever. Within the month, my grandparents have to leave their house. They probably should have moved years ago, but they have refused. It's their house, with their things, where they raised not only their three daughters, but a slew of grandkids as well. Its been a struggle for everyone, but it is now a necessity that they leave the house and move to an "assisted living" kind of place. It is really hard watching people you love and adore become sick and old. They are so proud of all of us, and I realized yesterday how incredibly proud I am of them.

Monday, May 12, 2008


A few lazy days at the lake with my family and my dog.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

its here.

these are taken with a 5D. wide open. at 1.4. i used to make fun of jordan for abusing that 1.4, so i'll just get it out of my system now.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


Line to cross the border.



Finally getting a chance to sift through the rest from last weekend... no, two weekends ago... wow. Time flies when you're studying for finals.

PS: I finally committed. I switched. My amazon widget says that a 5D and 50/1.4 will arrive in one day. Not sure why, but the 28/1.8 is still six days out. Regardless, I don't think I've ever been so excited.