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Monday, September 28, 2009

guilty pleasure #3

Waking up early to get a skim Campfire Mocha (though still with the whipped cream, marshmallow bits, and chocolate shavings on top-a girl can only be so good) from Caribou before walking to class on a perfect fall morning-stepping on as many crunchy leaves as I can along the way.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

ArtID 565 Project 1

Ok, this last board looks a lot better with all of the materials actually on it. I will update it once I take a picture of it.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Toronto + Tyson's Birthday

Got back yesterday from a 5-day trip to Toronto for an interior design field trip. The trip was ok, but since we had just finished a group project and had a critique last Monday, leaving on Wednesday was bad timing since A.) we were all already sick of being around each other 24/7 from working on our projects and B.) nobody had yet caught up on sleep from working on said project. Combine the above two things with the fact that there were 18 of us girls on the trip, and I will leave the drama that ensued up to your imagination. Toronto was not really all that different from America. Two good things are that they are die-hard hockey fans and say "a-boat" (for about), so it was kind of just like being back in Minnesota. Below: my favorite picture from the trip, from when we went to the Contemporary Canadian Art Museum and their feature exhibit was about hockey. :)

So that is the first part of my post. The second part is that it is my honey's 23rd birthday today. While I unfortunately can't be with him today (the second birthday I have missed in two years. Last year was my fault because I was on a field trip in Chicago, but I say that this year is his own darn fault since he felt the need to go to Wisconsin of all places), I will be heading out there this weekend to finally be able to see him again. I still miss him a lot-3 weeks is much much much too long in between seeing each other!-and every day presents a new situation where I just don't know what to do without him. (Today's: I could not finish my lunch and had no one to eat my leftovers. Sad day.) He is now my 23-year old bug killing, dish washing, food eating, good listening boy, and I can't wait to give him a big birthday hug and a kiss. Love you bear!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Lack of Sleep Tolerance

As a freshman, staying up all night to finish projects once every week or two was no big deal. Don't get me wrong, I would have much rather gotten some sleep, but even on days that I did not have to stay up all night, it was not uncommon for me to stay up until 2 in the morning. Just because. Even through sophomore year, I was restless until the wee hours of the morning.

I would LOVE to have those abilities back again! (Yeah, look at the time of this post...I could totally use some of that energy and ambition right about now!) It's not even that I don't want to stay up, but lately around 10 or 11 o'clock, I start to get...tired. Sleepy. Beat. Homework and projects become harder to work on. Usually I give up and just go to bed, figuring that sleep will help to clear my head for the morning.

And yet here I am, Thursday before our first studio project is due, 3:47 am...tired, sleepy, beat, and exhausted. A slave to design still...and coming full circle from my sleepless nights freshman year.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Perils of Design

Above is the first iteration of my mall kiosk design for studio (due in less than a week-eep!). My group has decided to sell green (as in sustainable and eco-friendly, not necessarily in color) baby products, which has turned out to be pretty fun. I have learned more about cloth diapers and sustainable fibers than I ever thought I would in my whole life. (As a side note, did you know that the same product that has been banned for use in tampons because it causes toxic shock syndrome is still legal to use in disposable diapers? What's up with that?) But anyway, notice anything glaringly wrong with the above kiosk (minus that I am still attempting to contrive some sort of roof structure)? My person is trapped inside-I forgot to give them some sort of door to get in and out! Yikes. Some interior designer I am. Of course I was thinking that my design was coming along pretty well, and actually quicker than I thought, so I sent Tyson a picture of it. His first response: "the person is stuck inside".

Darn engineers.

But it LOOKS cool.

And here we go back to the drawing board...


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