Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I have a habit of collecting broken cameras. Generally, those who consider it a bad habit either A) live with me or B) understand that if you're short on space, a camera collection consisting primarily of large polaroid cameras isn't exactly ideal. But it's an awesome habit if you are C) interested in the aesthetics of various camera makes/models and D) into decorating all the bookcases in your small apartment with various cameras that no longer work.
My favorite is none other than the Polaroid Swinger (see above), not to be confused with the Polaroid Big Swinger (see below):
Aesthetically, the Swinger is amazing. But really, its name alone is reason enough for favoritism.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler was/is one of my top ten all-time favorite kids books. E. L. Konigsburg's 1967 novel skillfully indulges the urge to run away and never come back, while omitting all possible consequences of committing such an act
(see: kidnappers, pedophiles, a subsequent extended stay in military school, etc.)
I reread the novel for a literature class in college and was amazed by how well it stood the test of time; unlike other children's books I had loved as a kid but considered relentlessly boring when I reread them as an adult (see: The Secret Garden, Island of the Blue Dolphins, etc.)
Basically, what I'm getting at is this: I'm nearly 26 and I still want to spend the night inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art.