Ugh, I suck at updating now. Sorry. :( I can't believe I once posted every weekday! *is full of nostalgia for those long-ago happy days*
Anyway, I still have thousands of photos to sort through and process and upload, and you'd think that given how much time I've been holing up in my room lately I'd have more to show. But no, I've been taking advantage of my recent bout of anti-socialness to work on other projects. Like Camp NaNoWriMo, except I got stalled because I have this terrible habit of needing to have everything planned and outlined before I can write (left over from my days of writing one-draft English papers the night before they're due). Soooo I've been plotting (and reading about plotting) instead of writing, which is good for my sanity but not so great for my word count.
Since I'm here, I thought I'd share some random photos as well as awesome links I've come across lately and would love to discuss with someone. So go read these articles and tell me what you think!
My sister is an amazing writer/photographer (yeah, it runs in the family :P) and she has a blog! Well, several, actually. She has a Tumblr and a Blogger blog and she's also blogging at the195.com for her semester abroad in Denmark.
But the post I want to point you to is this one, about family and communication and language. Maybe I only like the post so much because it's about my family, and I LOVE my family. But I still think you should read it. :)
I totally meant to write a post on "What it's Like to be a Tall Asian Girl" for a Monday Musing post, but never got around to it. And then I ran across Savannah J. Foley's post on What it Feels Like to be Really, Really Tall, and even though I'm not nearly as tall as she is (she's 6'2"), the whole time I read her post I was like YES YES OMG THAT'S HOW I FEEL TOO!! Especially now that I'm in Taiwan where people are short. And blunt. So yeah, go check it out and you will understand me much better.
I think I adore Penelope Trunk, but I'm not sure. I have conflicted feelings. Sometimes I read one of her posts and I think, "Dear God this woman is crazy," and I almost unsubscribe, but I don't, because she is so smart and interesting. And she knows it. But anyway I have a bookmark folder just for her posts, because they are that brilliant. Here's her post on Blueprint for a Woman's Life. You should read it because her ideas are fascinating and insane-sounding but backed up by research. Definitely great food for thought, even if you disagree with everything she says.
She embeds tons of awesome links in her posts, and you should read those, too. Like the one about how women should marry first and think about career later, because there is a biological clock for having children but not so much for pursuing your career. Or this one about how being attractive makes a big difference in careers and it might be a good career move to invest in your appearance by buying attractiveness through plastic surgery (crazy, right?). I'm definitely not going under the knife any time soon, but wow, it makes me think I should pay more attention to beauty and skin care and self-presentation!
Now for the photos:
Rainbow Warrior, the Greenpeace ship in Keelung
Lamp from some restaurant I went to. (So specific, I know.)
Bowl of spoons! I take a lot of photos in restaurants when I'm waiting for the food to arrive, haha.
Flower! (As if you couldn't tell.)
Yeah, this post was thrown together rather haphazardly, but I hope you enjoyed it anyway! I'm hoping to have the July Food Post up soon, or at least some more Photo Diary-type posts. No idea if I'll manage to do any of that this weekend, but we'll see.
Have a great day!