Thursday, March 31, 2011

Friday Foto & a little re-assimilation

More and more I've been realizing that to some, being able to experience other cultures, and perhaps even the desire to do so, is a tremendous blessing that not everyone is able to partake in. It may be the thing that finally breaks down this wall between "us and them"... Actually some people don't really even want to break it down like that. Which makes me really sad. There is so much more going on in the world, in the universe, even, that is bigger than decades of assumptions, ulterior political motives, discrimination, ostracizing, and a lot of other words that make your heart sad.

I made new friends who are absolutely amazing, and really wish I'd had a little more time to spend with them. All of the places we went and the sites we saw were beautiful, old, some, literally falling apart (the 4" bruise on my hip and my banged up knee are proof of this) but so full of history and heritage.

We took a day trip to see some old Roman ruins. While we were there it was time for the noon prayer.

We also were wonderfully serenaded one night by the local musicians. I could listen to it for hours. And I could have stayed there for weeks on end.

Happy Friday, and be the change this weekend, because it does start with you. :)
(and me)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Friday Foto: earth_Shift

The Lovely work of Katie Lee (find it on her flickr site here):

Wide Eyed and Media Free.

Click the links above to get more info about what is going on in Japan as well as how you can donate to help.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Mondoetry: Snippets & Tees


her eyes don't smile
and her mind is somewhere else
at least i'm not the only one tonight

i know you need
to hear from me but i've
wasted all my energy believing you were right

in this calm calamity
while the nations watch
with sympathetic eyes
is this the web of my demise

and all of my tears
are drying me up inside
when all of my fears
are buried in this landslide
there is nothing we can do
we have nowhere left to climb
but these mountains
beneath the ocean

remembered by rhymes
or have we stepped outside of time

(c) 2011 Stephanie Mma

* tribute to the tsunami and earthquake victims from the past weeks, the latest being the one which happened in Japan.
* donate to relief efforts through the American Red Cross here:


for some not-so-somber news. I had the privilege and opportunity to help out the owner of a sweet t-shirt company, Sock Monkee, with their new 2011 spring designs via being in some shots for the Look Book. The shirts are sweet and have a nostalgic jetsons/retro/spacey comic feel to the designs and .. well .. they're pretty awesome. You just have to look and see. (psst that's not me in the pic but i think that shirt is my fave.)

Check out the new Sock Monkee designs here: and get you some Sock Monkee t-shirts!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday Foto: Chow-woww

The best of the best, I guess! Some more fun photos from the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show from last month here.

Randomly. I think I miss having a dog sometimes. They are always good for company and leave you lots of presents everywhere! not always the good ones... I need to do a little more work before going to see friends and doing one last show before the guys head out to sxsw this year. Kind of wish I were going with them, but I would probably care more if I had less to do for school at this hour...

Have a good weekend kids!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Twenty-Six Things...

...that make me smile.

26. the beach
25. dubstep
24. the top of the mountain
23. downshifting
22. road trips
21. ridiculous sunglasses
20. dadgum good music (the latest being: Hank Hall)
19. wind in my face
18. rooftops
17. summer nighttime
16. humorous street art
15. visual texture
14. vintage guitars
13. an empty house on a rainy day
12. high ceilings
11. stargazing out of the city
10. references to old school video games
9. my favorite pants
8. puppies
7. chubby babies
6. people watching
5. rock climbing
4. long walks on the beltline when no one else is there
3. traveling off the beaten path
2. blank journals
1. being home

In other news... of the slightly creepy genre: one of my good friends has put together this short film... check it out.