Last week I had the delightful experience of hosting the photobooth at the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s Nerd Thursday event. These were some of my favorite pictures from the night.
Yes, that’s the BGC crew in the bottom right. We were a little uncoordinated. But who says geeks aren’t hot?
Have I ever told you I have no patience? Zero minutes, 12 seconds and 2 frames is the total patience I have in me. When someone tells me I need to be more patient about:
I get angry. If I’ve got coupons, I can muster another 2 minutes worth of tolerance for the third one. But with the first two, well, I can be a little harsh. I firmly believe when others tell you to be patient, it’s an indication of their insecurity about the pace of their own life. The point is I have none of that “smile and wait” bullshit in my bones. But somehow…
I managed to wait in countless lines. For not just hours. For entire days. I managed to tolerate the irritation of eating rarely… or on some days, not at all. I managed to smile and be cheery on less than four hours of sleep every night. All because of San Diego Comic Con. Yeah, SDCC brought out something in me that no mentor, family member or boyfriend ever could. That’s pretty damn remarkable.
The reason? Well, if you’ve been to SDCC you know it’s not real life. It’s suspended geek reality where that obscure thing that only you really care about suddenly becomes something universally understood. Waiting in line with thousands of other people to see Tatiana Maslany, Matt Smith and Jane Espenson - I wasn’t just “waiting,” I was communing.
So thanks, San Diego, for being such a great home for nerds. And for hosting our ridiculous party. And thanks to my internet friends, now real friends, for making it especially memorable.
I’ve arrived back home in the Mini Apple, but had a glorious time in the Big One. I’ve got a good wrap up coming, but here’s a visual smorgasbord of my week away.
Instagram makes photo recaps so much faster than other photo methods. And yeah, it makes the pictures better too. Everyone is an amateur photog. Oh and PS, if you want to embed an instagram video on your site, embed.ly does the job.
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Next time you’re looking to redesign your office, kitchen or any small space in your home, take a page from the Mara Mi studio + store + cafe in Stillwater, Minnesota. I recently made the trip for an Apartment Therapy shoot (you’ll see a full tour on AT next week!) but I wanted to share a couple favorite shots and a few that didn’t make the final Apartment Therapy slideshow with you.
In case you noticed, I was MIA yesterday. That’s because I was flying back from NOLA after weekending with my boyf. Yes, we ate beignets. Yes, we walked down Bourbon Street. Yes, we ate and drank and lived merrily.
And as we do in the modern age, I instagrammed the whole thing. Here’s some of my favorites. I’ve been thinking a lot about whether or not this connectivity and access everywhere we go is good or bad for experiencing life as it happens. I haven’t decided.
So even though I haven’t figure it out, taking time away reminds me of some important things. Here’s what I know for sure:
After 5 years, I still like my dude. Like, a lot.
Direct flights are the way to go.
I judge airports on whether or not they offer free WiFi.
Donuts are not my thing. Frozen Cafe Au Lait is a winner though.
Sleep is the key to enjoying any vacation.
And I still love shooting photography, so more pics to comes.