April 24, 2013
Because it is finally time for this barn to come down. And we all know that everyone, including former Governors General, loves to tear down a barn.
And because it’s still awesome after all these years, and because we try to keep our CanCon percentages high here at jodi’s weblog headquarters, you can visit this old post to watch the classic “Adrienne Clarkson tearing down a barn” number.
It’s funny how someone who was a television broadcaster for so many years can be such a bad actor.
Photos are shot with this Holga lens attached to the Canon Rebel T2i. My Gramma’s backyard, Exeter, Ontario, March 31 2013.
Posted by jodi on April 24, 2013 at 9.21pm
January 10, 2013
Waffle House, somewhere in Kentucky, December 30 2012. Taken with the Harinezumi digital.
Posted by jodi on January 10, 2013 at 10.41pm
December 4, 2012
Pabst family monument, Forest Home Cemetery
November 27 2012
Taken with the Harinezumi digital
Our friend brought us here to look at the monuments to Milwaukee’s beer barons. It’s a fascinating and lovely place, in which I could happily while away many peaceful afternoons mooning about the beautiful statuary, running my fingers over names and dates, and reflecting on the everlasting excess of some very wealthy people, all dust. It’s also a place that strengthens my resolve to be cremated and buried without fanfare in a paper bag in my back garden (I’d skip the cremation and just get myself interred out there naked and ready to feed the flowers, like all the kitties I’ve buried there, except apparently that’s illegal).
Posted by jodi on December 4, 2012 at 10.06pm
November 19, 2012
And apparently they smell pretty good, too.
Click the photos to read the effusive traveler feedback a little larger.
Posted by jodi on November 19, 2012 at 8.41pm
October 14, 2012
Eight and a half years after the Christmas Eve fire that destroyed half the building, my old public school is about to be demolished for good. The company that bought the rest of the town has finally negotiated a sale with the owner of the land and building and they’re planning to build a new rental office there. We made our ritual visit to the site over Thanksgiving weekend to take a few final photographs of the school through a new blue construction barrier.
Here’s the view from the corner of the grade 5 classroom towards the centre of the building. The floors of the senior wing, having sat open to the elements since the fire, have already been torn up.
The kindergarten end. On the corner of the building, where vinyl siding and insulation have come loose, you can just see the old asbestos shingles that covered the school when we were kids.
Looking from the sidewalk just outside the grade 8 room, taken with the Harinezumi digital:
Another Zumi shot, of the Tuesday Library door:
Baseball fence and benches are still there.
I want this bicycle rack for my back yard.
See more images of the last 8 years of McCurdy’s decay in this flickr photoset.
Posted by jodi on October 14, 2012 at 2.19pm
May 14, 2012
Detroit, Michigan: April 28, 2012. Taken with the Harinezumi digital.
Posted by jodi on May 14, 2012 at 8.09pm
April 3, 2012
Friends visited with: 7
Restaurants visited: 3
Bars visited: 2
Summer dresses worn: 3
Record stores visited: 2
Thrift stores visited: 3
Records purchased: 33
Times REM was heard on the car radio: 1 (!)
Former students bumped into: 1
Things consumed include (but not limited to):
-sweet potato fries
-2 hotel bagels
-corned beef sandwich (P)
-2 whiskey sours (me); 1 whiskey sour (P)
-vegetable pad Thai
Peter bought me a lovely pair of lace-up espadrille wedges at the Goodwill out on the Atlanta Highway. I wore them right away but now that we’re back home it’s too cold.
Posted by jodi on April 3, 2012 at 10.39am
March 28, 2012
This lovely, orphaned inner sleeve was found in the record bins at The Thrift Store Formerly Known as Potter’s House, in Athens, Georgia. Being close to downtown in a college town full of music geeks and hipsters, the records here are always pretty picked over, and this day there was nothing we’d even consider buying (plus there were tons of sleeves with no records, tons of records with no sleeves, and much mildew and water damage: why do thrift stores put that stuff out at all?). So I was unable to slip this sleeve inside another record and bring it home, and had to be content with taking a photo. But check out these seven groovy gifts! A mobile with pictures of your favourite Motown artists with attractive Op Art designs on the back? Yes, please.
Posted by jodi on March 28, 2012 at 2.13pm
February 24, 2012
Shot with the Holga and Lomography CN 100 film.
Posted by jodi on February 24, 2012 at 8.41am
February 20, 2012
Peter gave me this camera for my birthday in December 2010 and the first two rolls of film have finally made it through the scanner. Here are the first two pictures shot with it pretty much as soon as it came out of the box:
Jesus and Pookio, all got up in their birthday finery. Fuji S400 film.
Our sweet Cleo, in her birthday finery also. Fuji S400 film. You can see in both of these that the placement of the internal flash in relation to the lens is a bit of a problem with this camera, the very large lens casting its obtrusive shadow over everything. Next time this camera is used indoors it’ll be with an external flash.
A few more shots from later on in the spring:
Discarded mattress in our alley. Fuji S400 film.
Michael Snow’s geese at the Eaton Centre in Toronto. Same film roll as above.
And from Pennsic, a couple of shots on Lomography Redscale 400 film:
House Redhair gate, sheet wall and pheons;
And that familiar Cooper’s Lake treeline.
Posted by jodi on February 20, 2012 at 9.57am