Saturday, January 17, 2009

Random postcard!

Dream of this, dream of this, dream of this, dream of this:

From Postcards

Bought in a used bookstore in Champaign, IL--and now there's yet another category of vintage postcards I'm interested in. This is the Orange Blossom Special, which apparently was famous (although not being much of a train expert--to be discussed in a post I've been putting off for a while now--I hadn't known about it). I don't think I can recreate the excitement this image evokes by riding on the Metra today and buying a bag of oranges, but we'll see. Oh, and I've decided to try writing notes for the pieces I've been putting off--it's not just the photo uploading that I'm having trouble with, it's getting writing done.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Better than nothing

why? why? why? why? why? why?
Originally uploaded by katherine of chicago

I was in the midst of writing a "real" post again, but I see I won't get it done before I leave on another brief trip, my second of 2009. So, here's abandoned donuts (11, from a box that probably held 12) seen in downtown Evanston, IL in December. Apologies for not posting, for neglecting this in favor of Flickr (because, I don't know, it's a billion times easier to use--I like Picasa/Blogger albums but I'm running into stupid problems when I try to delete the "From [album]" it automatically puts under every photo I post in a blog), for Flickr becoming my blog (and even though I'm quite proud of the Flickr page I want this to exist too), for neglecting your blogs, for constantly forgetting to leave an email address here so people don't try to reach me through comments I might not find till much later, for...annnnddd there goes any resolutions about not wasting blog space on what I'm not doing with the blog.