Thursday, June 27, 2013

gatsby spoilerzz

this is a sweet montage of video effects for the great gatsby.
the vfx were seriously so great. that takes so much talent from the vfx team,
as well as a TON of vision for the director, dp, and production designer.
filmmaking for the win!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

fish food

i never had pets as a kid.
i was that weird kid in your class who, when it came time to talk about your pets, didn't have any.

i loved coloring when i was a kid. colored pencils were my favorite.
you know those little shavings that curl off of a colored pencil when you sharpen it by hand?
i used to pretend those were fish food.
and i would sprinkle them in my garbage can, which was my pseudo-fishbowl.
my parents probably liked that because imaginary pets can only make imaginary messes.

i sharpened a colored pencil by hand today and that all came back to me.
i sprinkled the shavings into my garbage can for my imaginary fish to eat.
they were happy. they hadn't eaten in a while.

i took a ridiculous amount of pictures in paris.

this is my favorite place.

wish i made this

this is wonderful.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

things in my brain

paris is freaking magical you guys.

-- i just got home from fish lake, which was the bomb.
-- i miss europe.
-- but i love america too.
-- arrested development.
-- i'm leaving on my mission in a month + 2 days.
-- i'm also dating a boy named sam and he is really great, which makes the previous thing a little more difficult than it was a few months ago.

life is crazy and wonderful and embarrassing and scary and hard.
pray a lot. watch this video and laugh a lot. eat m&ms a lot. watch woody allen movies a lot.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

vampire weekend


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

a few pictures from the rest of italy: orvieto, florence, pisa, venice

hold up the leaning tower of pisa? check.
climb 500 stairs to see a bird's eye view of florence? check.
ride in a gondola in venice? check.

can you guys tell i like italy?

Saturday, June 15, 2013

my journal today:

why is that? i wonder.

roma, mia citta!

needless to say, rome is amazing. we spent about 4 days there and i LOVED it.
so much that i think i'll just move there in a few weeks.

wishin' at la fontana trevi.

my girl abby trying her "gelato" but finding out IT WAS NOT GELATO.

THAT's gelato. and i'm a little embarrassed to admit how much gelato we had.

maybe i'm biased, but rome was my favorite city in italy.
i got to go to church at one of the rome wards, and it made me even more excited to be serving my mission there. i'm equally more scared too...
 rome is a real place now. and i'm stoked to be sorella marquis.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

you can drink out of the fountains in rome.

it does splash all over your face... 
but hey, you're drinking out of a fountain in the middle of rome, italy. 
i can think of worse things.

Monday, June 10, 2013

greece: home of 1 million stray dogs and girls wearing parachute pants

also home of the coolest ruins you are ever going to see.
i almost can't really believe that i was at THE acropolis a few weeks ago. blows my mind.