August 19, 2011


These are some pictures from when I went on a day trip to NYC a few years back. I went with my brother Jimmy and my friend Shannon.

We went to the Macy's at Harold's Square. There was too much stuff too be able to look at it all. But what we really got a kick out of (regretting the use of that phrase) was the old-fashioned wooden escalators they still have (had?).

Then we headed over to Columbia University, Jimmy's alma mater.

Columbia's subway stop

Jimmy had some stuff he wanted to do there before heading off to Japan in a couple months, such as spinning the tooth.

Action shot.

No it's not really a tooth and I don't know if everyone calls it one or just Jimmy and his friends. But it spins and I think you do it for luck or something.

Nearby the Columbia campus is this very recognizable restaurant.

You may have seen this picture previously on my blog...

It's completely different inside so we didn't bother. We just took a photo and then grabbed some giant pizza.

It was yummy too!

At the end of our voyage, we went to Little Italy.

No, not the best picture. This is from my younger days.

And we got some authentic-ish gelato.

Gun to my head, couldn't tell you the name of the shop.

So good!

August 11, 2011

Butterfly in the Sky

I haven't been using my new love-of-my-life camera lately so here are some more shots from my trip to Japan last year. It's been a pretty long time since I posted any of those, and these are of butterflies so you wouldn't even have known if I didn't tell you. There was museum-y place with bug/butterfly displays as well as an enclosed area where live butterflies flew around that we could just walk around in. It was pretty awesome. We just had to watch where we stepped! 

August 05, 2011


These are bunch of peacock feathers my friend's mom had as a decoration in her house when I went to visit. They're so pretty so of course, I had to take a picture!

August 04, 2011


Well I really wanted to post today but I really don't feel like doing any pictures for it. So I decided to compromise with myself and this is what you're getting....

There once was a girl named Lauren. One day  her friend Nicki had a birthday coming up. She was making the Facebook event for it and Lauren offered to provide her with the event photo for it. It looked like this:
Nicki likes pirates.
The party was going to be pirate themed...

A week or so later Lauren's other friend Kylie decided that she wanted a new avatar for Twitter and stuff and asked Lauren if she would make it for her. Lauren agreed and Kylie's avatar looks like this:

Kylie likes to read.
Lauren also has a friend named Stacey who's birthday is today! Lauren wanted to wish Stacey a happy birthday here and on Facebook so she made Stacey this:
Yeah I reuse stuff a lot. Sue me.

Lauren spent today (or like an hour tops) making Kylie's avatar and Stacey's birthday cartoon so she didn't feel like doing any more Photoshopping for an additional post so she decided to just post some of these already made pictures instead.

Also Lauren thinks that you should check out all of her friends blogs by clicking the links in this post (though Lauren doesn't know if Stacey's going to start blogging again anytime soon). And P.S. Happy belated b-day to Nicki!