When I moved to DC last July, one of my strongest first impressions was — omg, is the sky bigger or closer to the ground here or something? I felt like I could reach up and grab the clouds if I wanted to.
Today, a year later and almost out of here, I’ve experienced another perfect summer day with the sky so-big-and-so-close.
I’ve had a few semi-serious discussions about this “phenomenon” with different people…I think one common conclusion is that it has to do with DC’s building height limit (less than 160 feet).
Low buildings, more sky for the rest of us, right? But it’s not like I’ve been living in NYC. Boston and Central Jersey are certainly “low” as well.
So maybe DC is just special somehow, mystery unresolved…
Hmm, after looking at the photos I took today (above), maybe it’s an illusion created by being around scattered, mid-size buildings…big pockets of “empty sky space” framed…more conspicuously…than with just one or two tall buildings or all low buildings…
Clouds that look like they’re high up but gradually descend onto the horizon…
you know what’s the best feeling?
knowing a book is gonna get real good
and having all the time in the world to read it.
A running list of things i learned from this drama
- i want an iphone
- don’t get married because you’re pregnant
- don’t be pregnant until you’re ready
- don’t live with in-laws or your parents after marriage
update (7/24/14) I have an iPhone! not pregnant! not married! not sure which drama spurred this…but if iPhones are involved, must not be Korean.
random tech reflection
about 5 years ago, i can’t even count how many times i’d wished it were possible to search with an image - like, if only it were possible.
google’s searchwithanimage feature’s been out for a while now, but i’m just beginning to realize really, what this implies. what about in another 5 years?
engineers are awesome.
update (7/24/14) HOLY CRAP MAN. HAS IT BEEN ANOTHER 5 YEARS YET?
An experiment in alter egos - possible methods.
- signing email with “Cheers!”
- telling the barista my name is Chloe
- To be continued.
update (7/23/14) - #2 is pretty fun, still can’t bring myself to do #1.
Questions for 2013 - an alternative to Resolutions
Will 2013 finally be the year I:
- buy some flats » YES
- wear real cardigans » YES
- figure out my life » …. mer
first written: presumably before 2013
darn, I was starting to feel pretty great going down that list.
OK, I am really returning to Tumblr.
To kick things off, I will post some random things in my [drafts] folder. There are currently 121 items.
They probably won’t be complete thoughts.
so is a creative (or not so creative) hashtag a wedding-planning-“must” now?