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alive

my friends find me funny

i’m alive and in good standing.¬† a new job, some great friends, wonderful evenings, and a few questionable decisions, yet i’m here, in good health, and in a wonderful spirit.¬† photos are being developed, scanned, and of course organized.¬† apologize for being like a ghost… i just am not a reliable blogger.

pardon my sporadic appearances, they’ll return to being normal at one point in the future.

for now,

xoxo– enfin

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blue skies are calling

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NO SCHOOL FOR 5 DAYS.¬† i’m¬†in raptures to say the least, partly because i’ve¬†had some vin blanc, and partly because i’m¬†exhausted, but it’s so nice to know that i¬†don’t have to worry about homework, about exams, about awkward situations, about waking up on time.¬† i can busy myself with trivial concerns like what should i¬†pack for the holiday? when should i¬†bake the cranberry currant¬†tarte? what should my weekend consist of? the more trivial, the better i¬†believe! i¬†ought to express my sincere apologies for the lack of blogging on my end (but truth be told, i’m not too sorry).¬† lately my life has been consumed with occurrences, with new people, new places, new emotions. ¬†i can’t say that i’d want it any other way, and to put it frankly, the upcoming times won’t allow me too much time to blog. ¬†i’m not saying this is the end of floating over babylon. ¬†BY NO MEANS is this the end. ¬†i just can’t commit to posting every few days anymore, but at the same time, i do promise that i will do as much as i can. ¬†i’ll jump the gun now, and tell you what the purpose of the post is. ¬†ONE: recent happenings, TWO: TSA bullshit policy, THREE: reflections, FOUR: lookbook.

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tonight was perfect. ¬†i woke up and it was misty and mild, walked all the way to school and listened to noah and the whale and typhoon (good AM combo), finished the day, ran home, slept for five hours, ate some hummus, TRAVELED TO FIGA, and had a wonderful last meal with A. ¬†we ran into some wonderful english teachers and spent a while engaged in a fulfilling conversation with them, and also chatted a great deal with an older couple who sat next to us. ¬†we indulged in sev crusted scallops, wild boar rendang, tandoori chicken, meatloaf, a trio of creme brulees (lemongrass, orange cardamom, and chocolate espresso). ¬†this past weekend i spent some much needed time with my little brother, ate a lot of cherry garcia, went roller skating, worked and decorated and produced/composed my first ever window display (GO LOOK AT IT), and had a movie marathon. ¬†tomorrow: yoga, cranberry currant tarte, train to boston, family dinner, etc. etc. did i mention that i’m so incredibly happy?

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screw the TSA. ¬†i’m not one who travels too far during the holiday season ( thank god for new england ), but for the past three nights ABC news with diane sawyer has focused on the measures the TSA is taking this holiday season. ¬†of course it’s wise to take precaution, especially since the threat of terror has been increased as of late, but the extent they’re taking it is RIDICULOUS. ¬†this won’t be the most eloquent opinion i’ve ever put forth, but i need to get it out, so here goes nothing. ¬†pat downs have existed for a very long time in the world, and ever since they were first used, nobody has enjoyed them. ¬†but the new version of pat downs being used by the TSA are appalling. ¬†they encroach on groping, and when a TSA employee is groping an 8 year old child, you know something is wrong. ¬†they are invasive, and time consuming. ¬†in addition, a TSA employee should be able to use their instinct and trust their intuition about a person. ¬†surely it’s not common for a 65 year old woman is not a terrorist (then again, it is possible, but how many 65 year old women have you heard about that are terrorists? i can say i’ve never heard of a single one). ¬†the lack of common sense in regards to the TSA’s new policies is what bothers me. ¬†it’s both time consuming and overly cautious. ¬†of course the safety of all should be put above convenience for a single person- but in other news, when has utilitarianism ever been important to the USA before now? let’s just use common sense and not strip an 8 year old girl down in the middle of an airport because her barrette set off the metal detector. ¬†plus, who wants to be groped at any age? pas moi.

so as i mentioned, i am incredibly happy. ¬†ridiculously happy that my head hurts, and that i can’t even figure out how i’ve gotten to this point in my life. ¬†everything is right, everything makes sense. ¬†i’m appreciating what i have, not thinking about what i don’t have. ¬†my family is healthy, my friends are sane, and i’m being treated like i should have been a long time ago. ¬†of course the only thing wrong is that i’ve been sleep deprived for the past three weeks or so. ¬†but that’s curable. ¬†sort of. ¬†there are always hills and valleys in life, and currently, i’m walking up one of those really high hills that is promising and rewarding. ¬†i’m flourishing in this new environment, and i’m thankful for all i have, for all i know, and for all to come. ¬†connections are undeniable, emotions are not hindered, rather they are facilitated. ¬†i’ve been able to cook, i’ve been able to clear my head. ¬†i’ve just entered this new stage in life, and i’m so glad that it’s come now, rather than sooner or later.

i’ll leave you with this video- because it’s so good and you should watch it. ¬†OH YEAH. ¬†i’m reviving my lookbook, so get your hype on. ¬†i’m sorry about the bad news in regards to a small amount of posting, but hopefully soon i’ll get my act together and update frequently. ¬†i’ll make it clear when that will happen- perhaps 2011? a hiatus is sort of needed to be frank. ¬†HAPPY THANKSGIVING & HOLIDAYS.

enfin smiles love and hugs.

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dearest capricorn

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the end of this dark tunnel is nearing an end, only six days left, 4 of which are dedicated to exams.¬† its unfortunate, the importance of tests, because i am a rather wretched test-taker.¬† sure, i’m talented when writing papers, but studying, memorizing, and acing tests are not my forte.¬† thus far, the first week of june has been quite nice and carefree.¬† tuesday i worked pretty late in the darkroom with my evy – lew and then traveled home and made curry. wednesday, i went to the farmers mkt with mr i, where we splurged on free range pork, apples, ginger, dill plants, geraniums, zinnias, radishes, and apricots.¬† at the flat, i made our lunch, which was honey soy apple glazed pork, with roasted apples, radishes, potatoes in a delicate cream maple sauce.¬†after mr i left, i went to therapy for the first time in over two months. it was worthwhile, but i felt as though all we talked about was exams and my upcoming summer. i shot a roll of tri-x yesterday as i walked around town too. after classes today, i stayed rather late- until 4:30 actually, so i could make a bit of progress on my water colour of the chateau, and then chat with my english professor about 100 years of solitude and our lives. i drew a bath filled with grace scented bubbles and home-grown basil leaves strewn about, which was followed by lemon infused water and my LUSH regiment.¬† i cleaned too, and ate a bit of greek yogurt and listened to cat stevens.

rain rain go away. i decorated my pretty pink princess chair. oh, i’m so ready for summer.

enfin

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sans une tete

it’s been quite the weekend- rather long, beginning friday at 10am ending in about 7 hours.¬† it goes without saying, i always have a nice time on memorial day.¬† lovely things that happened included, seeing miss bela b and having a brief relapse in old habits, standard baguettes with mon petit frere followed by vin blanc and a late night trip to dairy queen, splurging on a never worn, perfect fit lily pulitzer white cable knit sweater, minding my caffine at l’arabica, not sleeping, making meringue and listening to the ultimate tunes.

summer is rapidly approaching, i’m trying to lose ten pounds by eating yoghurt, berires, and small helpings of protein, but i doubt i will.¬† almond milk is my h20, i suppose i should try and fix that.¬† my camera has run out of batteries and the others are out of film, and i am out of all monetary funds.¬† i’m really excited for this upcoming week to end- and sort of begin, because i get to see quite a few people who i haven’t been able to enjoy the company of in quite a while.¬† with the weekend comes a sigh of relief, a clothes swap, and an endless study session. exams begin the 8th and end the 11th.¬† then i’m off to dc where i will be for a mere five days, however, i plan on visiting cambridge on the way back.¬† end of the year celebration is scheduled on june 11th at bresca at nine. reservation for two, and mr. i will be accompanying me i presume. due dates are diminishing and my school sac is growing lighter by the day. oh what a joy to be this close to liberty. highlights of the upcoming week: darkroom processing, farmer’s mkt, west end picnic with liliiiiy, milkshakes and car-ride with camjones, and sharing moments with miss bela.

 

9 days

enfin

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celebration

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i am so excited.¬† earlier this week- or perhaps last week, i was complaining about waiting for responses from 2 of 3 summer programs i applied to- the DC democracy in action, and the full scholarship south korea trip.¬† I got into both! I AM SO enthralled. it’s the first time in quite some time that i feel accomplished.¬† in addition to those two programs i’m also doing the sos program in july.¬† i’m leaving for korea in august for two weeks, and dc is sooner than later.¬† june 13th! oh man, i’m just so excited. i can’t even write, that’s how excited i am.¬† i will do a proper enfinoui post as the day ends. i’m rather tired and i’m trying to make my kraft mac and cheese and my brother is on his way over.

ENFINLOVE AND HUGS AND KISSES AND SHIT.

as a postscript: Let’s celebrate like there’s no tomorrow.

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