September 8, 2008

outside the leaves were falling as they died

Despite my frustration with everyone—media outlets, meteorologists, clothing stores (where shorts and flip-flops are now on clearance)—emphatically reminding us that these are the final days of summer, I will admit that the air lately has felt distinctly fall-esque. I guess the autumnal equinox is only a couple weeks away. And when James, Ben, and I ate Sunday lunch on the back patio at Kuma's, some leaves fell into our sandwiches.

"...and they cried

Too soon! too soon!"

The last few weeks have been somewhat of a whirlwind: end of my editorial stint at PIL; benefit show at AV-aerie; bday of the lovely Amanda R. Mullins; driving from LA to Prescott, AZ, in a PT Cruiser (PT Loser) with Mary; hanging with Katie, Adam, Brooke, Kale, and—the new! the chubby!—Banner; hiking up Arizona hills and making wildflower wreaths and watching CGI Barbie DVDs with the niece + nephews; heading back to LA and taking naps on beaches; returning to Chicago for the post-Dog Days; DNC, RNC, OMG; having dear friends from Washington visit; karaoke-ing and block party-ing and eating Hot Doug's for the first time in a long time and getting a cold (lame) and getting rejected from lots of jobs I applied to; spending too much time thinking about jobs in general, and also patterns, habits, ambition, seasons; listing, always listing; getting reacquainted with local coffeeshops and free Wifi.

Here's more or less the photographic version:

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Last lunch in the forest preserve. Goodbye suburbs, Noodles, Emily Oaks Nature Center, St. Paul Woods!

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Bonbons for the benefit show bake sale. Always wkg on my food shots.

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First order of business after arriving in LA=tacos.

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Second order of business=Manhattan Beach.

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Becky and Aaron's nice pad in Silver Lake.

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Soy Cafe.

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Brooklyn Jane.

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Brooke's creative idea #1: Wear a dress as a skirt.

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Brooke's creative idea #2: Have your brother and aunt shut you in a cupboard.

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Camp Pinerock.

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Hiking up Thumb Butte.

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Banner sporting his baby-already-in-retirement AZ style.

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B. and Kaleos Adams.

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Back in LA: brunch in Silver Lake.

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Robbie B. in Chinatown.

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Malibu.

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Back in the Chi: outside show with Hecuba...

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...and Lucky Dragons.

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Apt.

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Amanda was so not gonna let that Kuma's burger defeat her.

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Impromptu street fashion show featuring Amanda's Village Discount purchases.

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Ben is enjoying life right here.

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And here.

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Family Fun Fest at Misericordia. I was stoked to see some amazing performances by the Heartbreakers dance crew.

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Back at Sidekicks.

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Kim owned it.

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Mandar owned it.

1 comment:

p. johnson said...

heh heh. "Thumb Butt."

heh heh.