Wednesday, April 22, 2009


'Tis the season for me getting flowers! I've gotten an unusual number of flowers lately, so I've had fun taking pictures of a few of them when I think of it. These were leftover from a party my parents had, and since they left town the day after the party, I brought these back with me to enjoy them. I love the velvety look of them.

Coming down the home-stretch -- I have 2.5 weeks left of classes. I should be good and go work on homework, but I might catch up on House instead...
My iTunes: Wehe! Weh! Schwester, ach Schwester! from Wagner's Die Walküre

Friday, April 17, 2009

photoshoot: L: take 2

Not such a "posed" picture, but for some reason I really like this one. L has such a fun-loving, vivacious, enthusiastic personality (and a great sense of humor -- she always has a big smile on her face and you can pick her laugh out from a crowd), and I think this shot does a decent job of capturing it. Kind of a quirky-action shot.

Got out of work in record time tonight (a.k.a. this morning), so thought I'd put up another quick post before hitting the sack
My iTunes: Injurious Hermia from Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Thursday, April 16, 2009

photoshoot: L

This is one of my favorite shots from another senior photoshoot I did recently, only L is a college friend of mine. I'll share a color shot from our session later so you can see how amazingly blue her eyes are, but I like the texture of this shot a lot.

Quick post for the moment -- I have to leave for work in a minute and work the late shift. At least there will be caffeine involved...
My iTunes: Ein Mädchen Oder Weibchen from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Another shot from my trip to Annapolis.

I'll try to post again soon -- the end of the semester means my schedule is cram-packed...
My iTunes: Injurious Hermia from Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream based on the play Shakespeare.

Friday, April 10, 2009

my baby

I love my macbook. I have no idea how I survived for so long without it, especially given the state of my old computers... I was showing my friend, Anna, how to work my macro lens and snapped this shot.

I'm currently taking a history of jazz class and my current project involves listening to vocalese pieces (a.k.a. pieces based on instrumental improvisations with texts inserted over lead instrumental sections). Given my affinity to opera, it's no surprise that I was drawn to this type of jazz subconsciously, because one source I was reading described a set of recordings as a "crazy jazz opera." Here is a link to a recording on YouTube of a piece that I enjoyed watching -- isn't Annie Ross's vocal range and flexibility astonishing?
My iTunes: Everyday I Have the Blues by Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

yellow rose

One of the roses from one of the beautiful bouquets I received after my concert on Saturday. It went fantastically. I almost wish it weren't over. Now all that's left is a massive paper. Joy.

Work at 5:00 a.m. tomorrow. It think it's perfectly horrible.
My iTunes: In Quali Eccessi, O Numi from Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

the color version

The color version, because I felt the need to post, but was at a loss for finding a picture. I like it for different reasons than the black and white. I love the classic-ness of the black and white, though.

True story: I fell asleep on my books last night at 9:30 (thankfully I was studying in bed, not at my desk), woke up with my alarm at 8:00 and somehow turned it off and woke up again at 9:00. Must have needed the sleep, although it didn't help much with today's "pop" quiz... It definitely helped with my voice, though. I like sleep.
My iTunes: Popolo di Pekino from Puccini's Turandot