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September 22, 2011

About one roll of film ago, I somehow didn’t figure out that the battery in my Yashica had died. So things weren’t working and I couldn’t figure out why, and the roll of film was in there and so I tried to get it out, and in doing so, I ripped all of the perforations on the edge and some of the film. I took it in to attempt to develop it, and it worked! This is the only photo that ended up torn, and it turns out it’s my favorite photo of all. You just can’t photoshop a lovely effect like a torn bowl of cherries. 🙂

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Stuff keeps changing.

  • Last night I upgraded all my iPhone apps, and this morning, I realized that the new version of Instagram made my heart hurt. Granted, you can remove borders and get high-res photos. You can view filters immediately and all that jazz. But! I could not get a good focused photo to save my life, and all of the filters had changed somewhat. My favorite filters were now funky and hazy and gross. I was so upset! Thankfully, I had not synced my phone to my computer yet with the new Instagram version, so I deleted it from my phone and reloaded the old version.
  • I don’t check Facebook that often, just every now and then. I noticed they’ve changed it again, with top stories and friend feeds and such. I’m still trying to figure it all out, but I thought this was pretty funny.
  • There’s a ginormous blue arrow on my google homepage. I dunno if Google Plus is something I want to sign up for, but there it is, big and blue and annoying.
  • Restaurants keep closing. Boo.
  • I’m old and so change is hard. 😉

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I made onigiri! I read Ai’s blog every day, and always loved the many ways she eats onigiri. I marched myself up to Asahi Imports and spoke with the owner, who helped me find everything I needed. And so I made some stuffed with salted flaked salmon, and some stuffed with roasted chicken that I mixed with sesame oil and shoyu. I seriously think this is going to be a weekly thing – I can stuff anything in there! Tofu! Sauteed veggies! Leftovers! I love it.

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I changed my inspiration boards again. This map came from a recent Frankie magazine. It’s really helpful for figuring out where in the world Rachel & Logan are.

Just a few pretty things. That little fox has become a permanent fixture on my inspiration boards. I love him so much!

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Happy Thursday, everyone!

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3 Discussion to this post
  1. ai says:

    They sold you an onigiri mold, too! Unfortunately I don’t have it. I’ve been trying to perfect my onigiri skills all my life. Some say the first two grips you put rather strong pressure on it to make all the rice hold firmly together and after that you just gently shape it, and that’s how you make a firm enough, yet airy enough onigiri. It sounds easy but very hard. It’s also difficult to get the right sized nori. It is a form of art, man.

    She means business: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLPhtq1TTsw

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