Monday, November 24, 2008

The Joys of the Internet...

...and people with time on their hands. Discovered this fun little toy via swiss miss. Next time someone asks a question that they could have googled and gotten the answer to in the time it took them to interrupt and ask you...send them one of these.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Like the sunrise in your hand

My boyfriend has a really cute habit of taking pictures of beautiful things and emailing them to me. Last weekend we bought tulips and they have opened so wide with such vibrant colors that they no longer call on shapes familiar of a tulip. In fact this almost looks like a graphic print - with the lines in the flower so sharp and precise as they are.

This picture came courtesy of his trip home for lunch today.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Apple My Hero

A graphic designer in a previous life and an online media slinger in my current life - makes Apple my hero. Case in point:

Thursday, November 6, 2008

This Isn't Happiness

I came across this image on boingboing today and it made me smile. The title comes courtesy of the artist - Peter Nidzgorski. It inspired me to reflect on my experience as an observer of this election.

I have watched this election with wonder while being conflicted by policy and on the fence about the best kind of leadership for a country at war with financial struggles. I have not been able to ignore the hundreds of people I have been in contact with since Obama's election Tuesday night though. People who are so totally inspired by our new president elect and the hope that comes with this election. I was in New York City on election night - and so grateful to be in a city with such patriotism. It is really beautiful to see so many people believe in something together - and that belief to be inspired by good - rather than fear. This I believe is the ultimate victory of this election.

I saw several people cry the next morning as they talked about what this election meant to them. Not just the man, but the belief that our country can do good things. And a hope that one day we will be recognized for this by our foreign neighbors.

How we will climb our way out of the spot we have found ourselves in as a country is still yet to be seen, and the leadership Obama will serve, something we will learn along the way. But stories from friends recalling people of all age and color congratulating each other at 5:30am in the morning on the streets of New York the day after the election - and images like this one here - make me proud of the spirit of this country, and hopeful for what we may accomplish in the next 4 years.
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