Tuesday, May 23, 2006

A place to rest my bones

A place to rest my bones
Originally uploaded by The Paper Doll.

As of this weekend, this will be my home. The home my little family will fill. The home that is not a rental. The home I will paint the walls of, hammer holes in, add furniture to. This is going to be my new address. I am the youngest member of my immediate family to own a home. Truly, it's a celebration.
And of course, in true Sasha fashion...I have strep throat. I can never have any wonderfully good news in my life without being sick at the same time. It's really amazingly predictable. The Dr.s say I should be up and running by tomorrow afternoon. I'm looking forward to finish packing up some more boxes and cleaning up this rental. I'll be happy to shed it like old skin. We've outgrown it, and it's no fun to live in.

Hurray for us! As soon as I get settled again I'll be posting again. Can you believe it? A house!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

TILT seashells

Originally uploaded by The Paper Doll.

I love to collect seashells. I love being close to the ocean, being in the ocean, sleaping near the ocean and in general, water. There have been many a time when I've escaped from family vacations in the wee hours of the morning to sleep on the beach with nothing but a blanket and the sand for my pillow. This is how I found out about the beachcombers.

There are these funny machines that somone drives over the beach, it's like a riding lawnmower, but instead of blades it has this kind of comb in front and behind. Up and down the beach it goes, leveling out the sand and scooping up trash and other human debris while leaving shells and other fauna behind. You only see them very early in the morning, as the sun is coming up. I've gotten a few odd looks from the drivers of the beachcombers when they find me all wrapped up and snoring, morning dew collecting on me.

I find that the best time to collect shells is at the wee hours, right before the beach combers sweep through. Its at this time that I once found a toy metal ring in the shape of a skull, still in it's plastic pre retail packaging, growing barnacles. I like to "race" the combers to collect the ocean's gifts. It's not much of a race, the things barely go 5 miles an hour, but it still makes me giddy.

Monday, May 08, 2006

caliligraphy practice

caliligraphy practice
Originally uploaded by The Paper Doll.

in preparation for a project I'm going to work on, I figured it was about time to practice my handwriting skills. In general, I have horrid handwriting, so I took up calligraphy in HS in the hopes of improvement. Despite developing a great love for fonts, my handwriting remains hideous, unless I'm specifically writing in a font. This is a sample of my practice.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

It's true!

I am a pinching koala and tree!
Find your own pose!

Marshall is my tree, I am the koala. At least until I start kicking, punching, scratching, sweating, and talking in my sleep. Have pity on him.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Birthday meme: July 5

Wikipedia Blog Meme Game
April 30th, 2006 by striatic

1. Go to Wikipedia.
2. In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
3. List three events that happened on your birthday.
4. List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
5. Post it.

July 5th goings on.

1865 - William Booth founds The Christian Mission (later renamed The Salvation Army).
1946 - The bikini is introduced.
1950 - Zionism: The Knesset passes the Law of Return which grants all Jews the right to immigrate to Israel. (which allowed part of my family to flee from Romania to Israel seeking sanction from Nicolae Ceausescu's brutal communist dictatorship)

1675 - Mary Walcott, American accuser at the Salem witch trials
1901 - Sergey Obraztsov, Soviet puppet master (d. 1992)

1932 - Sasha Cherny, Russian poet (b. 1880)