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Awkwardly Beautifully Young (gpoy)

Ear­li­er today my friend K post­ed a cou­ple of scanned pho­tos of me from high school on Face­book. I feel like I’m just now able to come to terms with the awk­ward young per­son I was… And so I scanned a few of my own.

I used to cringe about my super androg­y­nous phase. Truth­ful­ly, I think it’s just because it also hap­pens to coin­cide with a time in my life where I was­n’t always very hap­py. Many of these pho­tos rep­re­sent good times, tho, espe­cial­ly the ones in Ice­land and in Mel­bourne. I think I was actu­al­ly a pret­ty cute lit­tle boi­girl most of the time and I made it thru teenage and young adult­hood with­out being sucked into the fem­me­beau­ty­con­sumer­ma­chine, which is kind of neat.

Self Por­trait, 2000.


Elven blur­ry chil­dren, 1997.


Red Rocks, 1999 or 2000ish.


Ice­land horse trekking, 1999.


Mel­bourne, 1996.


Band pho­to shoot, 2001. We are try­ing to look very seri­ous here but if I scanned the out­takes (which you could not pay me a mil­lion dol­lars to do!) you could see how much we were goof­ing around.


Posted: July 16th, 2012
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A Personal History of Fire

here i came to the very edge where noth­ing at all needs say­ing… and every day on the bal­cony of the sea open fire is born and every­thing is blue again like morn­ing”

— Pablo Neru­da


my chrome is shin­ing just like an ici­cle
i ride around town on my lowrid­er bicy­cle  <3

Posted: May 4th, 2012
Categories: My Life 1979-2001, things i like
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My mom is copy­ing old recipes and she found this on the back of some­thing for bran muffins. I was quite the polite child. And look at the hand­writ­ing! I can’t even write in cur­sive this well now…

Posted: December 26th, 2011
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john’s grandparents’ house drawings, by john

A draw­ing of J’s grand­par­ents’ house in Wil­low­brook (4 hous­es up from where I lived as a kid and on the ridge):

The pool room:

The neigh­bors’ house (they had a mon­key):

Posted: October 14th, 2011
Categories: comics, making, My Life 1979-2001
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in which i try to embarass my self and my friends

My Life, 1979 — col­lege-ish.

(This is a work in progress. Enjoy, laugh, and point fin­gers.)

Posted: January 17th, 2010
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