Missing the hell out of Counting Crows

Published by Iris in Music ♫, Memory Lane, Sad Boys with Guitars,
Published on 04/22/10 at 11:44:20 am using 130 words.

Though not Irish, I think Adam Duritz qualifies as a sad boy. I’ve always liked the way he shapes his sadness into lyrics…

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GIMP Portraits: Suzy

Published by Iris in Photography, GIMP, LUMIX, FZ-35, Portraits,
Published on 04/20/10 at 03:36:00 pm using 29 words.

Suzy struggling to ignore me on April 14th, 2010.

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'We're very, very pissed off' (Fight Club)

Published by Iris in Movies, Memorable Scenes,
Published on 04/16/10 at 07:43:31 pm using 378 words.

Here’s to gaining some perspective on consumerism and childish wants in the company of one Tyler Durden.

I see in Fight Club the strongest and smartest men who’ve ever lived. I see all this potential. And I see it squandered. Goddamn it, an entire generation pumping gas. Waiting tables. Slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes. Working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our great war is a spiritual war. Our great depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on televison to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars. But we won’t. We’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.

(Fight Club)

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GIMP Portraits: Robbie (III)

Published by Iris in Photography, GIMP, LUMIX, DMC-TZ3, Portraits,
Published on 04/13/10 at 08:07:11 pm using 28 words.

Another pensive portrait…

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Clinton & Barney (Paris to the Moon)

Published by Iris in Favorite Quotes / Passages, Books,
Published on 04/12/10 at 11:10:40 am using 615 words.

Back in 2000, I read a book of essays entitled Paris to the Moon by New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik about his experience living in France. Something about Americans experiencing France always seems to lead straight to either uproarious laughter (David Sedaris comes to mind, always first in line in that regard) or the stirring recognition that some tidbit, observation or insight makes TOTAL sense (Gopnik cued in here.)

For D.

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GIMP Portraits: Robbie (II)

Published by Iris in Photography, GIMP, Addictions, Mirrors, LUMIX, FZ-35, Portraits,
Published on 04/11/10 at 04:35:27 pm using 34 words.

Robbie photographed on October 27th, 2009

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Priceless Moments (#1)

Published by Iris in Photography, Friends, LUMIX, DMC-TZ3,
Published on 04/11/10 at 04:17:34 pm using 65 words.

Man! How I miss this person…

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Misfits I broke the fourth wall to care about

Published by Iris in Movies, Favorite Quotes / Passages, Characters,
Published on 04/11/10 at 03:17:36 pm using 1480 words.

Misfit: a person who is not suited or is unable to adjust to the circumstances of his or her particular situation.

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