came across this post today and wanted to keep a record of it, somehow:
one of my favorite buildings in grimy hollywood is the robert burman designed 7th day adventist church.
architecturally it’s kind of remarkable, as it’s equal parts urban mid century concrete bunker and lavender hued space ship hovering over the freeway.
i’m going to be an architecture nerd for a second and point out the similarities (well, in the windows) to corbusiers ronchamp church.
i’m also going to write briefly about the homeless man who hung out with me while i was taking these pictures.
him: you taking pictures of the purple church?
him: can you give me a dollar? i need some ritz crackers.
me: of course, here you go.
him: hey, are you moby?
me: yup, i am.
him: hey! i’m the guy you write your songs about!
him: i’m the song cracker. the guy in the songs. don’t forget!
me: i won’t. ok, bye.
him: remember, i’m the song guy! they write the songs about me!
me: i won’t forget.
him: remember, purple church song guy!
me: ok, take care, see you later.
so, all in all a good day of architecture picture taking, as i got to take pictures of the concrete bunker lavender spaceship church and i got to contribute to the ritz cracker fund of the purple church song guy.
this is exactly what i saw myself doing with my adult life.
he murdered me the next day…
© Pamela Tenorio
this was shot by Pamela, my amazing photographer cousinnette!
“todo el tiempo estoy pensando en ti”
© Pamela Tenorio
trés jolie Pam! :)
this is “papa lucho” my grandpa.
growing up no one ever called him grandpa or abuelo
it was always “papa lucho”, it was out of respect and love.
© Pamela Tenorio
Il est mon grand-père aussi. Je l’aime beacoup aussi. Il est notre ‘Papa Lucho’.
“ Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.
Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag.She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she finds the book she wants. You see the weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a second hand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow.
She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.
Buy her another cup of coffee.
Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.
It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas and for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.
She has to give it a shot somehow.
Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.
Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who understand that all things will come to end. That you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.
Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilightseries.
If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.
You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.
You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.
Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.
Or better yet, date a girl who writes. ”
Rosemary Urquico (via kblitz)
Erik van Blokland had an idea a little while ago to make a new unit for sizing type on a computer. His students were telling him things like “Well, I tried the text at 8pts and at 9pts and neither were working.” There’s a huge difference between two points when small, and adversely, one point size change when really big makes almost no difference at all. We should also stop being defined by whole-number point sizes when a computer is perfectly capable of decimal sizing. We should just use what looks right. Enter the Gerrit.
A Gerrit (“1G”) isn’t a unit per se, but it’s a .25% increase or decrease on the size before. So Gerrits as units only make sense when talking about change—no one static size is 1G or -2G or 300G. Similarly 10G is equal to 1 Noordzij, but 1N isn’t equal to 10*1G. It’s calculated with a loop, more like compounding interest.
You use the panel by opening it from the scripts panel, selecting the text you want to use and then using the buttons to size your text up or down. Operations are completely undoable. You can also just select the textbox containing the text with the black selection arrow, though in this case it will set all of the text in the box to “the text size of the first word + 1G or 1N”. Also, if the text overflows, for the moment it will be out of the range for tool, so click into the textbox and “Select All” the text to continue (invisibly) sizing, or resize the textbox so the text is visible again.
Erik had the idea for this InDesign plugin, and I helped him out a bit, we did some back and forth programming, and this is the result at the moment. I would love to hear any feedback or feature requests you all have, but I think it’s a pretty simple panel and it should probably stay that way.
To install this on Mac or PC, go to your InDesign program folder, find the Scripts folder, then put it in the Script Panel folder. Help finding this folder.
Download link Gerrit TypeSizer for InDesign v.1.0
(It’s a .zip file. Right-click, Save as…)
“ I neglected my daughter and put her in front of the tv ”
brian welch (korn)