Thursday, September 30

Ordinary things, in an ordinary way

Undertaking this project has been both more time-consuming and more revealing than I anticipated. These photographs truly give you a picture of my life -- both my physical and mental states. Perhaps you'll learn more about me than I intended when I suggested this.

You asked to see everything, from my toothbrush to a representation of my favorite smell. You won't be happy until my every last secret is revealed, will you? Well, let's start at the very beginning. Where do I write all this drivel? It started at the work station, and continues to the home setup. I see this gorgeous tree on my way to the parking garage; fall is hands-down my favorite season. When I get home, I walk past my garden (not that I have anything to do with how this garden grows -- the only thing I cultivate is a couple of philodendron plants). Once I make it through the door, I toss a little something black down near my pillow. I drop the keys on the bedside table, and look for something to read. Or something else to read. Or maybe one of my favorite CDs to listen to. Or my favorite DVDs to watch. Maybe I should slip into something a little more comfortable. Wait, are my boys playing tonight? Regardless, I'm hungry. What's in the cupboard? Ugh. Fridge? Nope. Freezer? Ice cream. Excellent idea. I'm taking my goodies and heading off to sit in front of my most and least favorite things, and for now, I'm ignoring the dust bunnies under the couch. Maybe the dog will keep me company. After the sweets, it's time for some tooth care in the bathroom. Why does brushing your teeth remind you of your childhood? Well, that and many other things.

This brings us the end of our little journey through Jen's life. As thanks for leading the trip for me, I give you this parting gift. On the house. There are a few requests that I haven't been able to fill yet, but it's in the works, people. All in good time.

Update: Gentlemen, what are the four pillars? (Okay, there's only three in the picture, though there are actually five in total at this location. Bonus points to anyone who can tell me what these pillars are and where they are located.)

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