Thursday, May 12

a quickie

half an hour stands between me and undergraduate academic freedom. WHAT! how did that happen? but here i am. and i know i've completely neglected to post anything remotely related to the on-goings of the past month... let’s do a little rewind:  
I went back to florence and visited christine!:
gelato! friends! happy!
while in florence, i found out that I GOT THE FULBRIGHT TO INDIA!
basically what happened
where i'll be continuing school while photodocumenting and studying the development of women's rugby in the delhi region:
    and soon after, Lit came to visit!:
climbing monuments of not-so historical importance. getting down was another issue
Unfortunately, she couldn't stay for Queen’s night and day. It ruled:
the entire city wears orange. these guys HAD to be different and HAD to wear vit(white)fits (clearly excited. the dutch love their 'fits. they love their fits so much we almost made a 'fit blog chronicling our fit-run ins.)
  a few days later, maggie and i got to try our hands (feet?) at roller derby at the Amsterdam Derby Dames fresh meat day:
obligatory derby girl photo, had too

my photodocumentary!
Then the impossible was conquered with the completion of my research project:
do you know that look? the face of sheer about-to-bust/thank god this is done i'm going cross-eyed excitement

and in four short days i'll be heading back state to these faces:

tonight i say goodbye to the derby friends, one more dinner at the squat, tomorrow is a day of fun and packing, saturday one last adventure with dennis, sunday one last dinner with host mama, then monday... i'm america bound!   in my fam we had this tradition: on the last day of school, we (my mum at the wheel) would tear out of our catholic school parking lot blasting old tune. and now, i think it's only appropriate:

remember when?

spring 2008 - dancing on kristen's terrace... i can't wait to see you all soon!  

Sunday, May 8

Sunday, May 1

niether here nor there

"If you are brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting (which can be anything from your house to your bitter old resentments) and set out on a truth-seeking journey (either externally or internally), and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue, and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher, and if you are prepared — most of all — to face (and forgive) some very difficult realities about yourself....then truth will not be withheld from you."  

Monday, April 18

one more

updates are coming. florence was unreal. research has been...stressful. interviews have been so lovely. shit's gonna get crazy. i can feel it. 

this is my "is there enough coffee in this city to sustain me?" face

right now i'm (thankfully) overly caffeinated. workin hard. international derby photo foray on easter sunday. excited (i miss bruises). and one month from today i'll be in new york. warn everyone. four months from today i'll be in new delhi. what?  until then - 

feast your pretty little ears.

Friday, April 15

wam bam thank you ma'am

What's a good way to procrastinate writing a million pages? Processing a million pictures of courseeee!
Just a few more of the lovely ladies from the Amsterdam Derby Dames: