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daylight savings & the spring equinox

Well hello again! It’s been a while since I last posted. A whole month, at least. Luckily, that month was February, the shortest of the year! It was a good month, filled with open mics, concerts, shows, new hobbies, and new friends. That being said…. I didn’t read much. But, I’m also not trying to read 52 books this year!

Mdou Mokbar performing live!

I did finish 1 book last month though; Man Ray by Roland Penrose. And I’m even halfway through another book! But that can wait.

Man Ray (American, 1890-1976) Larmes (Tears) 1930-32. Gelatin silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. Β© Man Ray Trust/ADAGP-Paris/ARS-USA, 2000

Man Ray is, as you might have guessed by the title, a biography on the one and only artist Man Ray. Known for his involvement in the Dada and Surrealist movements, his influence in art, pop culture, and the development of photographic techniques can’t be understated. Despite his role in the world of art, he isn’t really a household name. Which is a shame because of how beautiful his works are!

Although he was primarily interested in painting, Man Ray made most of his mark in the world of photography.

For years, he practiced portrait photography and refused payment for his work! Later in his life he would take portraits for money, but for a very long time he just gave the photos he took away. I respect that. His biography, and his works, are absolutely fascinating and I highly recommend giving Penrose’s Man Ray a read!

3 Days Later

a crocus, perhaps? Usually they’re purple!

I started writing this while at work 3 days ago. Chances are, I won’t finish writing it today. It doesn’t matter. That’s the fun of a personal blog, huh? It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to or whatever. I’m sitting on a rooftop in shorts and a tee shirt sipping English breakfast tea and watching the sunrise and listening to ska. I’ll cry if I want to, but I don’t wanna.

By the way, Chag Purim Sameach to everyone who celebrates!

At the very beginning of my shift, I spilled a bunch of pickle juice down my shirt. It don’t bother me none. Here, look at some pictures I of some flowers I found.

Based on a quick google search, I think this might be red deadnettle?

It’s supposed to be darn near 80 degrees today in St Louis and I’m really not ready for that. But at least the flowers are blooming! I’m anxiously awaiting the spring tulips, but so far they aren’t even budding.

I’d also like to show you these pictures of skeletons! They were the default images on WordPress when I clicked on the ‘gallery’ box and I honestly love them. A lot. And I hope you enjoy them too!

The violets were itty bitty, I feel so lucky to have seen them!

JosΓ© Guadalupe Posada

2 Days Later

See, I told you I wouldn’t finish writing this post the second time around. Started on Daylight Savings, and I suppose I’ll finish it today on the Spring Equinox. Lately I’ve been spending more time with friends, which is why I’ve been reading less. But also, I started learning how to skateboard! And because this blog is essentially my own little diary, I’m gonna share a video of the first popshuv I landed!

shuvit!!!

Believe it or not, I’ve always wanted to learn how to skateboard! I’ve just been too much of a coward to actually try it. Until now! And wouldn’t ya know it, I love it! It’s great exercise and just the best motivation to drink less. Have you ever tried to skateboard while drunk? I do not recommend it!

halfway fallen tree

Aside from that, I’ve been finding great joy in climbing trees lately. I don’t understand why, but all of a sudden I just see climbable trees and simply have to climb them. It’s nice rest after spending forever trying to land skate tricks.

Also, I really would like to get a stupid tattoo! You know how when some lizards are threatened they drop their tails to distract the predator in order to escape? I think a lizard tail in a hot dog bun would be a sick tattoo! A glizzard, if you will (for those of you who don’t know, hot dogs are also known as glizzies these days). However, I’m going to sit on the idea for a while before doing anything too impulsive and permanent, I guess. Anyways, thank you so much for checking out Freshly Stale!

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