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list 16: when i space out, this is where i go

June 14, 2010

When I get that blank stare in my eyes, it either means that I need coffee STAT or I have gone to one of my happy places. The difference between a sleepy blank stare and a blank blank stare is subtle but the end result is the same: I am not on this plane of existence. This week’s blank stare is brought to you by a special blend of fatigue and a need to postpone my trip back to reality after a crazy awesome week of birthday celebrations (which included a visit to my osteopath, seeing Future Islands and hanging out with the band members until 2am on Tuesday, flowers from the British boy (delivered at work), Arcade Fire playing a surprise free concert in a mall parking lot just outside of Montreal, meeting a tattoo artist (design in the works, inking next Thursday), a BBQ on my patio under tiki lanterns with dear (and damn funny) friends and seeing Cirque du Soleil’s Totem with my parents).

Birthdays, for me, are always a time to take stock. I managed to cross a few things off last year’s list and intend to draft a list of 35 things to do before I turn 36, but until I get around to that, this week’s list is in photos. Places I’ve been to and little moments in time that I revisit when I need to escape (or, as is the current case, when I have an inability to do anything beyond blinking).

PS. Thanks to all those that signed up for the cd swap. I’m so excited to hear what musical gems your shuffle conjures up. I’ll be sending out mixes within the next couple of days so if anyone else still wants to join, give me a shout.

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. June 14, 2010 8:40 am

    gasp! I cannot believe I missed the cd shuffle – i think it was during that time i was so burnt out that I didn’t get to all my blogs. BOO

    I so want to participate in the next one. FB me! 🙂

    now…today’s blog. gorgeous shots and it sounds like an amazing birthday. I am so glad to hear that. everyone should have a beautiful and wonder-filled birthday.

  2. June 14, 2010 8:50 am

    Oh!! I am in for the CD shuffle!!!
    BTW, I just discovered your music blog and I love it. I’ll talk about you in my next post!

    And again, some of these shots are truly amazing!

  3. June 14, 2010 9:51 am

    You and I have something in common ~ we’ll both be 36 on our next birthdays!
    I’ve been enjoying your pics & travel stories.
    And yesh, I’d love to exchange cd’s with you. xo B

  4. June 14, 2010 11:17 am

    I love that last photo of you… and I love all the rest of them too. Peaceful. Lovely. Thank you.

    OH! And: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Sounds like you had a great celebration 🙂

  5. June 14, 2010 1:27 pm

    all of these photos tell such a beautiful story, sister. big love to you. xo

  6. June 14, 2010 3:22 pm

    Oh !!! Another Gemini ! Happy birthday to you !!! Yeah … Celebrating feels good. This year, I intend to celebrate until Bastille day … Enjoy ;o)

  7. June 15, 2010 1:53 pm

    oh happy birthday …I hope you had a greeeat day…
    Those images are wonderful…I love the six one especially…it just gets me if you know what i mean..
    And hello, you saw the Arcade fire …I can’t tell you how much I would love to see them…I lived in Toronto for some months a while ago and was always hoping to have the chance to see them play…lucky you : )
    I’d love to do a CD swap!!! : )

  8. rupert permalink
    June 15, 2010 3:11 pm

    Been traveling – in Nova Scotia for several weeks. I just returned home last night – Can I still get in on the CD swap? Lu-u-u-u-v the whole concept – would love to play if I’m not too late.

    Even if I can’t play I still your blog rocks (no, that’s not a bribe – it’s sincere :))

  9. June 15, 2010 10:21 pm

    I just discovered your awesome blog and I am so sad I missed out on the CD swap! What a great idea! If it’s not too late I am totally in, otherwise I will just keep checking back in hopes you do another one.

    Your photos are amazing, by the way.

  10. June 16, 2010 9:54 pm

    your photos are so beautiful. thank you for sharing them

  11. kathryn Guerriero permalink
    June 17, 2010 8:25 am

    i feel dreamy and relaxed just looking at those fabulous photos. you rock!

  12. June 21, 2010 2:32 am

    wow, i love your photos! makes me want to travel more

  13. July 1, 2010 7:08 pm

    I love the composition of these pics. Beautiful.

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