08 November 2008

randomnosity

well, gone is the gypsy summer of earlier this week. we are now in the frigid thirties, which means i am feeling the christmas vibes and am making all manners of lists. baking lists, wish lists, gift idea lists...there's so much holiday giddiness involved i'm practically sweating tinsel. boy was that an odd euphemism.

so this morning i danced the hula at a women's conference, which is funny for quite a few reasons, not the least being that i don't actually know how to dance the hula. apparently that detail was not nearly as important as the fact that i grew up in hawaii, which we all know is the main qualification for hula performance. ah well, it went okay, although if the videographic evidence is ever posted online i will die a thousand melodramatic deaths (as will the person who posts it, just fyi).

confession: i totally take the "disposable" out of disposable contact lenses. you know how you're supposed to toss them after 2-3 weeks? yeah, so i've been wearing mine for seven point five months now. and all the optometrists reading my blog have just died of anaphylactic shock. so sorry.

earlier this week i exhumed an old video from its cardboard grave of home-videos-that-should-be-left-to-rest-in-peace. i had to find it, you see, to relearn aloha oe so i could do my, um, hula-ish interpretation of it this morning. it was on a tape labeled "winterball/sr prom/graduation/grad party" and let me just say HOLY CANNOLI was that a blast from the past. you all looked different fourteen/fifteen years ago, except for nate, who looks exactly the same. also, i talked like a chipmunk. i'm not sure when i outgrew that, but my apologies to all of you who endured multiple years of hearing me speak.

and by now you are rather getting the sense of the aimlessness of this post, which is the inevitable result of the following equation:

itch to blog + not a blessed clue what to blog about = this.

so how about we take a gander at those band photos i promised...





























i do have to say that photographing this band was a rare experience indeed. they maintained the most fabulously witty banter that made my cheeks ache post-session from so much grinning.

and see this beautiful gal, here:



this is danae. keep an eye on her, cause this one's going to be famous someday soon. her voice is fluid and soulful, plus she has got PERSonality. yeah, i'm just a wee bit in love with her, but really, it can't be helped.

ok, signing off now. y'all behave this weekend. :)

11 comments:

Rebekah said...

I am looking forward to Christmas already, too!

The fact that you don't know how to dance the hula overshadows the fact that you were brave enough to do so :) And that reminds me of how people assume that just because I live in Texas I have cacti in my yard :)

Those photos are wonderful, I especially love the first one... I need advice for how to make my blog wider like yours so that my pictures can be wider!

Jenn said...

Fantastic Nic! That fish eye shot almost made me squeal out loud :) Very cool...and hip...and IT! Way to rock that session right outta the park!

Getting in the Christmasy spirit here too :)

take a bow Jenn

Fledgling said...

Beautiful images, Nic. Off the charts!

Hula-shmula. Your talent is right here. That there. And the writing thing. Even when you have nothing to say, you say so much.

Best to you!
-N.

fleetfeet said...

What is the name of the band? Would love to hear that soulful and fluid voice!

mncgirlfriends said...

You might have to check with your BIL to see which one of you wins for wearing contacts the longest. I think his might permanently (how do you spell that word?) be part of his eyeball by now. But hey---think of the money you have both saved on Eye Exams.

Deconstructing Jen said...

Must resist urge to use profanity in your comment section BUT I need to correctly emphasize how awesome you are. NICOLE those pictures are AMAZING. You have crazy good skillz. That's right with a z. The first one and the third one and the sepia one...GAH. You...speechless.

Now the hula thing. Wow. You're a nut.

Can I bring my kids for vacation at your house so you can take their pictures? I'm 75% serious. Really. I am.

PamperingBeki said...

Haha!! "Hey, you. You look Hawaiian. Will you come hula for us?" Too funny.

The band photos are FAB!!

And I love the tags you use on your posts. They always make me giggle.

geeta said...

GOSH Nic-
Your pictures are gorgeous!!!
And as always I got my fix of your vivid, funny, beautiful writing. I wish i could write so well....translate my thoughts so well. Alas, i can't even recall my thoughts in such detail, let alone put them down...that's why we love people like you.

(Like the warning you posted at bottom of page- very droll

Chelsea said...

Nic your pictures are beautiful!

What kind of lens are you using?

Are you excited for TWILIGHT? I can't wait:)

HUGS~
Chelsea

Kimberly said...

Wow wow wow. Thos are incredible. Can see many of those as CD covers, actually.

geeta said...

GOSH Nic-
Your pictures are gorgeous!!!
And as always I got my fix of your vivid, funny, beautiful writing. I wish i could write so well....translate my thoughts so well. Alas, i can't even recall my thoughts in such detail, let alone put them down...that's why we love people like you.

(Like the warning you posted at bottom of page- very droll