Ianqui's 365 Project

Friday, August 31, 2007

August Retrospective

I'm just going to chime in with everyone else and remark that August must have been the slump month. It felt hard to find interesting subjects. And yet, I despair that I'm thinking this now, because with classes starting and the cold weather coming eventually, it's only going to get worse. I hope not.

243/365: After the revelation

After the revelation

I hesitate to put this picture up, but I feel like I need to mark this day. While I was getting a haircut today, my stylist pulled out a mirror and handed it to me. "Here," he said, and pointed to my ear. "You see the hole there?" He was just trying to tell me that I should let him cut my hair shorter to even it out better, but what he was pointing at was an area where my hair has thinned because of my trichotillomania. I've been denying to myself that I am causing visible damage, although I knew, just from putting my hair into pigtails and feeling how uneven the sides were, that there's a problem.

Don't worry. I'm not grotesque. My hair is so thick that the casual viewer probably can't see it (and in any case, it's not in this picture). And, it looks especially good right after it gets cut—Javier does a fabulous job. Still, this is a problem, and I need to figure out how to get over it.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

242/365: All of your secrets are in here

All of your secrets are in here

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

241/365: Sunroofs: A perennial favorite

Sunroofs: A Perennial Favorite

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

240/365: Please, people LIVE here

People LIVE here

Monday, August 27, 2007

239/365: Getting the job done

Getting the job done

This was a close second for today.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

238/365: 5 Pointz

5 Pointz

On our way to PS 1 (a museum in Queens owned by the MoMA), we stopped at 5 Pointz. More 5 Pointz pics at Flickr (including 2 taken a while ago).

Saturday, August 25, 2007

237/365: Yee ha is not a foreign policy

Yee Ha is not a foreign policy

Friday, August 24, 2007

236/365: How does this affect my trip?

How does this affect my trip?

Thursday, August 23, 2007

235/365: A handful of peppers for everyone

A handful of peppers for everyone

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

234/365: Best Buds

Best buds

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

233/365: Still Life with Organic Top Soil

Still Life with Organic Top Soil

Everything has to be organic these days. Even though I'm in favor, it's easy to get cynical.

Monday, August 20, 2007

232/365: Urban geometry

Urban Geometry

Sunday, August 19, 2007

231/365: They're coming

They're coming

Saturday, August 18, 2007

230/365: Windows of reclamation

Windows of reclamation

On the Mt. Taurus/Bull Hill hike, there's ample opportunity for exploring the ruins of an old dairy farm that was built in the 1920s, abandoned in the 1930s, and suffered a fire in the 1950s. More photos at Flickr.

Friday, August 17, 2007

229/365: Ye olde iced tea & lemonade

Ye Olde Iced Tea & Lemonade

Thursday, August 16, 2007

228/365: 4lbs of tomatoes

4lbs of tomatoes

The farmer did warn us in the CSA newsletter that we'd be getting more tomatoes than we would know what to do with, and indeed, today each member was alloted 4lbs of heirloom tomatoes. Mmmm! Tuna panzanella! Fresh mozzarella, basil and tomato salad!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

227/365: Telecommuting


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

226/365: King of the fruit

King of the fruit

When I visited Singapore as a teenager, I refused to eat the durian. They just smell so bad, although aficionados swear that they taste heavenly. I suppose that if I ever want to revisit the issue, I just need to walk back down to Chinatown again.

Today's visit to Chinatown was both fun and productive.

Monday, August 13, 2007

225/365: What if they were talking to each other?

What if they were talking to each other?

I originally noticed this scene because it seemed odd to me that a street art mural had appeared on the grate of an antiques store. But then when I looked at the photo, I noticed the people on their phones. A true snapshot of New York.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

224/365: In the shadow of the world

In the shadow of the world

Saturday, August 11, 2007

223/365: Richard Serra, Not Defaced

Richard Serra, Not Defaced

Unlike this statue, the MoMA doesn't even let people touch these sculptures.

Friday, August 10, 2007

222/365: Not to be blunt, but...

Not to be blunt, but...

Thursday, August 09, 2007

221/365: Halloween all the time

Halloween all the time

This is the vegan restaurant that I walked by on the last night, too late for me to convince anyone to go there. I don't think it would have been such a hard sell, though, since most people felt that the typical cuisine of this country doesn't involve enough vegetables to begin with.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

220/365: Good Luckys

Good Luckys

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

219/365: Livening up the concrete

Livening up the concrete

This entirely concrete cafeteria at the university was livened up with colorful abstract art.

Monday, August 06, 2007

218/365: Richard Serra, Defaced

Richard Serra, Defaced

Sunday, August 05, 2007

217/365: Out of context tomato painting

Out of context tomato painting

Saturday, August 04, 2007

216/365: I'm open!

I'm open!

I'm off for the next week. I might be able to post, but if not, I'll be back next weekend!

Friday, August 03, 2007

215/365: Upper classless

Upper classless

Thursday, August 02, 2007

214/365: Glass stripes

Glass stripes

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

213/365: Really I'm working, really!

Really I'm working, really