Sunday, November 29, 2009

Happy 16th Birthday Marshall!

I can't believe it.

Marshall is 16 today.

10 years ago, my son Corey, was about to enter Kindergarten at Arbor School.

It is such a great school that they send the Kindergarten teacher to your house
in August before school starts so that your kid feels comfortable.

So out came Lori P.,
best Kindergarten teacher ever.
She hung out with Corey in his room and told him that
she had a first grader in her class
named Marshall that was very "special" and that she thought Corey and he would
be great friends.

That day was quite fateful when the idea of someone named Marshall
was introduced to our family.
Little did we
know what was in store for us.

Weeks later, when school started, Corey and Marshall became friends,
as Lori predicted they would.
They were both a little quirky, odd (in a good way of course), funny,
strange, outrageously creative,
and the 2 of them together were
a couple of nut jobs.

Over the years, Marshall became an honorary member of our family,
we had many morning coffees together,
many bowls of
spaghetti carbonara,
and best of all,
we had many, many, many great times!
(and still do.)

I have been so lucky to know this most amazing, interesting, funny, whacky, great kid.

Happy Birthday Marshall...

with much love from
Strega Stitica
and the rest of the Friedman clowns...

click on photo to enlarge

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

IPhones and Fall

I got an IPhone recently and I love it.
My kids said I would never be able to "get it."
Well, I proved them wrong.  I always knew better, 
I am highly techno-savvy 
when I want to be.  I can even text on it really fast with one finger, 
all though my son says I need to learn the 2 thumb technique-ok, someday...
when I have nothing else better to do (ha!)
So I was led to
the IPhone app "Toy Camera" which is REALLY  fun, 
and takes pretty good Lomo-Holga 
style photos.
I have been wandering around, shooting photos, but it really doesn't make sense to just
leave them in the computer so that my kids can look discover them in 
the archives when I am dead someday. I will attempt to just share them and 
make this blog post look like all
those other dreamy blogs that I wish I could emulate.

This first group is a series of decaying flowers, the last vestiages of late summer.
I have always loved things that show up on sidewalks.
Something to do with the fact that they are somewhat discarded or 
And for my last set of photos today:

What I saw on my walk this morning with 
Ms. Dummy,
 who is otherwise known as Sogni the Dog.

The end.
p.s. does anyone know why Blogger randomly defaults and 
the text body for no reason?