I made sure to take a photo. Look what a great time she's having!
Monday, August 30, 2010
I made sure to take a photo. Look what a great time she's having!
Sunday, August 29, 2010
(this photo from Katie's iPhone)
... see how you can read even the little words? Then I looked at some recent photos I posted here that were taken on my phone...
(this photo from my lamePhone)
... see how you can read, um, nothing? Except the words I added digitally after the photo was taken?
Well, I decided it was time for me to be a big girl and buy a new phone with a decent camera. Behold!
This phone has a 3 megapixel camera.
My old phone boasted a camera with 640 x 480 resolution which, according to a megapixel converter I found online, is equivalent to .3 megapixels. As in, 0.3. As in, a whole decimal placement of difference.
I am pleased with this upgrade.
Here is the first photo I took with my new phone:
Hooray! Don't worry, in the future I plan to use it for posting things other than just me squealing in slack-jawed delight.
Posted by Lola Cutter Hensel at 12:34 AM
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
There are a lot of things that I love about this drawing. In this post, I will discuss two of those things.
The drawing is clearly labeled. There is no need for the viewer to ask themselves, "What am I looking at?", because the answer is right there: It is a drawing.
The young artist has endeavored to comment on the pedestrian limitations of titles. He has avoided his subject's given name, instead choosing to juxtapose the categorical (the type of animal) with the individually specific (the subject's most abiding question about the nature of life). A mispelling is even thrown in there as a subtle, yet acutely relevant joke. Thus, Eeyore becomes (Why me) Donky.
If you have any further observations on this piece of art, please share them in the comments section. I'm eager to see what sort of thoughts this drawing inspires!
* Photographs taken by Katie Eisnor.
Posted by Lola Cutter Hensel at 7:43 PM
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
It looks pretty silly.
It has, however, occurred to me that there are worse spasms I could have when sneezing. Something like this comes to mind:
Monday, August 23, 2010
The other night I was hiding in the break room, covertly munching on a piece of celery that had been meant for a Bloody Mary, when I noticed something unusual.
This was no ordinary piece of celery. This was...
The most triumphant piece of celery EVER!*
* Photograph of Triumphant Celery taken by Katie Eisnor.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Downer: I had to be up at 4 AM to go to my coffee shop job.
Win: Jason woke me up with breakfast in bed.
Downer: I saw a hawk almost kill itself when it hurtled into a plate glass window at the coffee shop.
Win: Cool, a hawk!
Downer: Tonight, at my restaurant job, we had a little goodbye party for a coworker who is moving to San Diego.
Win: Ice cream cake!
Downer: One of my guests at the restaurant was a miserable Cruella de Vil look-alike who left me a three dollar tip on a seventy dollar check.
Win: Still really excited about the ice cream cake!
Goodnight everyone. I'm going to go think some more about ice cream cake.
Posted by Lola Cutter Hensel at 10:16 PM
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I'm sure there's a term out there for this hateful occurence. I'm just too tired to search for it.
Occasionally I experience an awful state of "sleep" where I'm dreaming but my eyes are open and I'm aware of my surroundings. Thus, the setting and circumstances of my anxiety dream are sort of layered over the dark bedroom that I'm in. I'll be surrounded by desks or dining tables, people will be passing through the room or lining up in the doorway and waiting to be seated. My bedroom will simultaneously be my bedroom and the restaurant I work in, or the high school I went to, or even a set piece in a play I'm expected to perform in. While all these dream-things are happening around me, I'm acutely aware that I'm exhausted and don't have the energy to get out of bed.
It's horrible. I get out of bed more tired than I was when I got in.
Why does my own mind conspire so cruelly against me?
Ugh. Please wish me better luck tonight.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
"Fear less, hope more; whine less, breathe more;
talk less, say more; hate less, love more;
And all good things are yours."
- Swedish proverb
"I make forr you zee meety bolls."
- Swedish Chef
Börk, börk, börk...
Posted by Lola Cutter Hensel at 10:41 PM
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
The sentence, "Today I splurged on a new book," sounds like it should be responded to with, "That's too bad - you didn't have time to make it to the toilet?"
I love books. I would feel terrible if I splurged on one.
Posted by Lola Cutter Hensel at 12:22 PM
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
|Before Milford High Junior Prom, 1999, with my friends Tessa and Tynan, and my date Sean.|
No, I don't remember why we were all so disgusted and confused.
Yes, that is how pale I naturally am.
Before the Hopedale Junior-Senior Prom, 1999.With my friend Tynan, again, before meeting up with our dates.
If I wasn't going to wear all black, clearly I had to wear something white, gauzy
and mystical looking topped with a Renaissance-style bodice.
I don't have any pictures of the third prom I went to - probably because I crashed it. After being dumped as a date by two consecutive guys (thanks, Tynan.) before my MHS Senior Prom, I decided that proms were stupid and I refused to buy a ticket.
Then, a week before the prom, I met some random guy at a poetry reading in Worcester who read a poem about his car catching on fire. I asked him to go to the prom with me and he agreed. We then dated for the rest of the summer.
Monday, August 9, 2010
No, no, don't feel bad for me - I'm lavishing enough pity on myself for all of us.
I didn't feel like I had the energy for a substantial blog entry, so I just drew a quick picture. This is what I look like most of the time now:
Don't be confused, my hair is not on fire in this drawing. Lately I've been pulling my hair back and tucking my bangs under a headband (or hairband) right after getting out the shower in the morning. When I remove my headband at the end of the day, my bangs have dried into a fan-like crest of hair sticking straight up from my forehead.
The resulting effect is that my bangs appear to be perpetually offering a high-five.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Presumably, there was more tattoo hidden under the fabric of the T-shirt. I contemplated the possibilities.
If you have any more ideas, please feel free to post them.
Friday, August 6, 2010
I didn't quite understand the logic behind such a predicament, but I was intrigued*.
Now it's almost midnight and I have to work a double shift tomorrow. I'm going to spend a few hours watching TV and aimlessly surfing the internet. Hopefully, if I wait long enough to go to bed, I'll lose all my sleepiness.
I'll let you know in my next post how it works out.
* - I was also excited by the possibility that I might have been waiting on someone who was living backwards through time. MerLynne, is that you?
Posted by Lola Cutter Hensel at 12:08 AM
Thursday, August 5, 2010
I work two jobs now (7 days a week, 55+ hours a week), so I forsee a lot of hasty, delirious drawings and photos in this blog's future. Hooray!
Dear Children of the World (Current, Future and Past),
Plenty of people warn you not to take candy from strangers. But no one warns you not to take candy from squirrels.
And that's not right.
The following pictorial warning is a generous and selfless service from me to you: