Write Me Up

Official writing with some random thoughts

Foto Friday June 6, 2014

Filed under: Foto Friday — Dorothy Lynn @ 2:35 pm
Tags: , , , ,

Here is a picture since it is Friday, and I need to start updating again.

20140606-143338-52418147.jpg

Mmmmmmm Russian dumplings! Food photography is kind of genius. If the photo is taken well, it instantly makes you hungry. It is possibly one of the best advertisements ever.

Advertisements
 

A Foto from Friday, but on Sunday. September 22, 2013

Filed under: Foto Friday — Dorothy Lynn @ 8:32 pm
Tags: , , , ,

I’m a procrastinator, and I hold too much information in my head at one time to remember everything that I need to do in one day.

So here’s a picture that I should’ve posted on Friday.

Picture credit goes to my friend Cailey, who is an amazing photographer.

Alaska looks like this. No joke!
Alaska looks like this. No joke!

 

 

Things we learned while driving to and from Alaska. August 16, 2013

In no particular order, as follows:

1) North Dakota smells bad–skunk, sulfur, marshy-poohgas-pigs.

2)Wisconsin has boring license plates.

3)All of Illinois’s highways are under construction, BUT the have BA travel plazas, so it kind of makes up for it.

4) Apparently, we are the only people who loved driving through South Dakota.

we took that looooong red road all the way across!

5) The town of Superior, Wisconsin is full of itself. “Superior: living up to our name.”

6) The Northwest Territories (of Canada) have license plates shaped like polar bears! POLAR BEARS!

7) If you have a friend working at Yellowstone (or perhaps even if you don’t), you can tell the people at the fron gate and they’ll let you in for free, but after you’re in, the staff are real stingy with their information about the whereabouts of said friend.

8) Informational/historical videos at tourist site are pretty much always long-winded, boring, kitschy, and somewhat biased/racist. Also they are usually introduced by extremely slow talkers. The park ranger who introduced the video at Mount Rushmore was like the love child of Captain Kirk and and NPR radio announcer.

9) Canadians must think that no one can read because all of their road sign consist of strangely detailed pictures of what you might or might not encounter on the road.

man on a jackhammer?????

10) In Alberta, Canada, chips means gravel.

11) tom-tom doesn’t like Canada.

12) Canadian fast food is excellent, and Canadians really are super helpful and nice to strangers.

13) Alberta and Saskatchewan look pretty much exactly like Ohio.

14) We still have no idea why people call the Alaska Highway the Alcan. NOWHERE on that road is it called that.

15) Muncho Lake is GORGEOUS.

16) Bison are BIG. And kind of adorable.

17) If you want to know how Canadians drive, but don’t have a passport, jsut go to Michigan. They drive like that.

18) South Dakota has pink highways. No, really! And no one could tell me why.

19) Wall Drug is cool and can keep you entertained for 400 miles.

20) Both Canadian and US customs ask really random questions.

21) Even though Canton, Ohio is barely a city, most people in the country seem to know where it is.

 

Friday is today, and it is a good one! March 29, 2013

Filed under: Foto Friday — Dorothy Lynn @ 1:02 pm
Tags: , , , , , ,

Being on vacation always makes me forget what day it is. Although it is easier to remember this week because it is Good Friday. Last night I went to a fun get-together to explain Easter traditions and meanings to some of our friends from other countries. It was a really neat time, and a really good reminder for me of what Easter is for. And to think, I almost didn’t go last night because I was worried about possibly running into someone I didn’t want to see….thankfully, I have some really amazing friends who convinced me to go. So, thanks Haley and Amir for not letting me chicken out!

And since it is Friday, here is a foto!!! And it is actually a new one! And why do I keep starting my sentences with and??????

I took this about a week ago at Dawes Arboretum. It is kind of a sad picture, but also really beautiful.

summer leftovers

 

A foto for Friday! March 16, 2013

 

 

 

 

waves and cliffs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is from Northern Ireland, near the Giant’s Causeway. It is very epic and beautiful. That’s all.

 

In other news, I made some DELICIOUS leek soup today. It had leeks, prosciutto, potatoes, tomatoes, garbanzo beans, garlic, and parsley in it. I think it’s the best soup I’ve ever made. I hope I can remember how to make it again.

 

Foto Friday!!!!! March 1, 2013

It’s back!

The past few weekends have been INSANE, and the next few weekends will also be INSANE, so this weekend I am staying at my house and cleaning and writing.

But since I am actually home, I can post a foto today! Today’s foto is one that I took on choir tour a couple of years ago. It was taken at an old, falling apart building where Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians used to rehearse. (Props if you know who that musical group is!) This little mosaic was on the sidewalk.

1909

 

 

I like old, slightly falling apart things. And this picture.

 

A great article and a picture. February 16, 2013

Filed under: Foto Friday,General Blog-tastic Writings — Dorothy Lynn @ 5:25 pm
Tags: , , , ,

I read a really well-written and beautiful article today about my friend that was killed last week. It was so strange to read it, and remember all the places that they talked about–her favorite spot to play basketball, her church, her house. It was hard to read, and even harder to look at the beautiful picture of her that was taken on the day she died. But this article represents her so well, and the picture does even more. She was a beautiful young woman, and I only wish that I could be in Kake today as they honor her. Mack, I wish I could stay beside you tonight as your friends and family watch over your body.

 

Here is the article: http://www.capitalcityweekly.com/stories/021313/new_1099397749.shtml

And here is the wonderful picture. I honestly never saw her without this smile on her face.

Mack