Today is my dad's birthday.
Happy birthday, Dad!!
In honor of your special day, I am compiling an archive of...
THE MANY FACES OF JIMBO
Jimbo at Work
Jimbo at Play
Jimbo in love
Love you Dad!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
"Certain things they should stay the way they are. You ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone. I know that's impossible, but it's too bad anyway."
JD Salinger The Catcher in the Rye
On any given day in Boston, you can find so many different events going on.
Saturdays and Sundays this time of year are particularly jam-packed with events before the weather gets cold.
My friend Ellysia and I went to the TD Bank Mayor's Cup Bike Race and the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival on Saturday.
It was a beautiful day and I got some great photos.
It's days like these that remind me I need to do my best to get out into the city as much as possible before its time to graduate in the spring.
Friday, September 25, 2009
So I recently got some feedback from from very helpful people.
I went in search of help. I wondered what I could do to get some more people to follow this blog?
I love writing in it, I try to make it look pretty, and I try to make it very upbeat and positive, chronicling the little pleasures in life that help me get by.
Everyone suggested that though my page is visually appealing, it doesn't really have a cohesive idea to it.
I figured that the cohesive idea to it all is the life that I live, but I realized I didn't really provide a background to it all.
Here it is, short and sweet:
I am from New Jersey, and it's the place I will always call home. In New Jersey, I live very close to New York City, so I consider that my home, as well. Then I decided to go to college in Boston, at Boston University, where I am now a senior. I also spent time this past summer studying in London. I love cities, because they are so filled with culture and adventures in such a confined space. I have been very fortunate to be able to do a lot of traveling to different cities around the world. Some of the most interesting people flock to these places and so much is always going on. Even so, I love my little New Jersey town, and I always try to find beauty and happiness no matter where I go, whether it be in a rural town or a crowded city. It's all about the keeping a clear head and staying optimistic.
With that being said, I will try to make these ideas more clear in my future entries.
As much as I love this blog, I would love to have more people to share it with.
I would love to find some common ground for all of us!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
"I always tell the girls- never take it seriously. If you never take it seriously, you never get hurt. If you never get hurt, you always have fun, and if you ever get lonely, just go to the record store and visit your friends." - Almost Famous
I am going to try to start every week with a Monday morning quote, starting now.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I finally finally uploaded these pictures I took of my cousin, Alex, from about a month ago.
He wanted some good action shots so I took a million pictures, but I'll post my favorites.
My aunt and uncle adopted him from Russia a little over a year ago I believe, and he's adjusted to the US lifestyle quite easily I'd say! He loves pools and ice cream, just like any 8 year old boy would.
As beautiful as autumn can be, summer is just so wonderful. These pictures of my backyard and pool are making me a little sad to say goodbye to my favorite season of the year.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
So, I'm sure you guys have seen this video around the blogosphere, but I really loved the movie 500 Days of Summer. I mean, obviously I did, I dyed my hair brown and have been nonstop listening to its soundtrack, but this video is just so darn cute! The best part is the cheesy dancing, which is the only kind that I am personally capable of doing. Of course, it looks ridiculous when I do it, not "hip" like it does in the video. My favorite little sequence is at the 2:20 mark. It makes me smile. Plus, the song is good.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I think until I get a lomo camera of my own that this picnik thing works pretty well to make the fake version!
I know that shooting with a lomo camera is all about the experience and satisfaction that comes from seeing what cool photos you turn out with, but in the mean time, I'll settle with this until its birthday time!
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Im still getting used to being in Boston, and it's really making me miss everyone back home.
I thought about driving back for the next couple of days, but I think it's more important right now for me to stay here and get settled in.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
I just discovered an old webshots account i have from high school, and i found the cutest picture of my dog Mickey when he was a puppy! it made my day because though he's a pain in the ass sometimes I love him and I almost forgot how adorable he was as a little guy!