Posts tagged ‘photos’

November 15, 2009

More photos of Bryan

Here are some recently-found photos of Bryan Burken.

These were taken by Victoria Troshina in 2001 at the apartment:
Bryan talking on the phone

Bryan's Cat, Kurt. Bryan and I

Bryan, Vicky, and I

Bryan and I at the apartment

This one is another one taken by Jim Lucio.
It was around 2004 at the Talking Head with his friend Nicole:
Bryan-Nicole, Talking Head, circa 2004

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January 11, 2009

The backroom of the Black Hole

Here are some photos from the backroom of the Black Hole in Dundalk, MD this past Thursday, January 8. I was there to see Skitzo Calypso do an acoustic set and caught some other great artists’ sets as well. The pictures were taken by Jeremy Walker, a.k.a. Skitzianist. The swirly painting was done by my friend Timm Hunn and he may have done the other ones as well, but I’m not sure.

Swirly

Whatchu lookin' at?

Clowin' around

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June 7, 2008

My maroon enV 2 phone!

I just received my new phone yesterday evening. I have an enV 2, which means texting is now so much easier! I have the maroon version (matches my 93 Volvo 240 classic, hehe).

verizon-lg-vx9100-env2-3.jpg image by cherryteresa enV2-hand.jpg image by cherryteresa env2-hand-side.jpg image by cherryteresa
env2-hand-diagonal.jpg image by cherryteresa env2-keys.jpg image by cherryteresa
env2-calendar.jpg image by cherryteresa IMG_0125.jpg image by cherryteresa env2-text.jpg image by cherryteresa
All the pics in this post are shots I yoinked from the internet. There wasn’t much sense in me taking my own since it’s the same thing.

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As you can see, it’s not that big of a phone. But not too small to the point where it’s annoying or hard to use. It’s not much bigger than a regular flip phone. (I had a razr and it’s about the same dimensions, only slightly thicker). And it’s smaller and thinner than the original enV. (And, of course, has more features and can save more texts).

My pink Razr was just fine. A lot of people complained about that phone. I had the v3m version and I didn’t have the issues other people talked about. However, I really wanted a phone with a qwerty keyboard. I’ve been starting to text more and it was tedious to tap the buttons several times for one letter.
My only complaint so far about my phone is really more a complaint about Verizon – which is that their software cripples the phone for Macs. There were more features I could have synced between my Razr and iMac if I had the non-Verizon version. But at least with the Razr, I could sync my contacts through bluetooth. I can’t even do that with the enV 2. I can get my computer to recognize it, but all I can do with it is use my phone’s connection to go on the internet. I can’t sync my contacts through bluetooth and I was hoping I could sync my calendar, but I can’t. That sucks. I like Verizon overall except for their seemingly anti-Mac ways. There might be some hacks that come out eventually, but I haven’t been able to find anything yet. This is probably because the phone is new.

It was between this, the Samsung Alias, or a Moto Q. I’m happy with my choice so far.
If I had ATT&T and more money, I would have just gotten the iPhone, of course.

Edit: June 21, 2008, 12:31 PM – I figured out how to exchange information via bluetooth to my mac. ­čÖé Yay. I just found that it’s done differently than with my Razr phone. I can exchange files such as music and photos and I can import or export the contacts by sending a Name Card that will then add to my Address Book. That’s different than syncing it but I’m still glad the option exists. I can send a vCal file for each of my calendar events. When I click on the vCal files, they open up iCal, but iCal won’t recognize it yet. So I just change the .vcs extension to an .ics extension (by simply typing .ics at the end where in place of .vcs) and it works in iCal.

July 31, 2007

I look like an alien.

A couple weeks ago, Joey saw this picture of me and said I looked like an alien in it:


Picture of myself performing solo at Paloma’s in 2001.

I thought that was pretty funny. Because the green lighting with the dark shadows on the sides of my face does make me look like what most people think of when they picture an alien.

Then, just last night I did the Warholizer thing.  This got me realizing that my features do look alien-like, since I have a big forehead with a smaller chin.

Look at the original:

Look at the “Warholized” version:

Notice how I look like an alien, especially in the middle picture? (Of course, you can argue that aliens don’t really look like that. But I’m talking about the typical drawings we see).
July 31, 2007

Add me on Flickr!

I just started my account a couple days ago. I need to re-do the tags and dates. But please feel free to add me as a contact or just look around:

www.flickr.com/photos/cherryteresa
www.flickr.com/people/cherryteresa

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July 26, 2007

I had to turn off America’s Next Top Model Cycle 7

Last night on The CW network, they had an America’s Next Top Model marathon. They were showing some episodes from Cycle 7. I saw part of two episodes and I had to turn it off. I was getting so disgusted! The show is flawed for various reasons. I won’t get into that right now. The thing that got to me was several people on the show criticizing Anchal Joseph. They said she needed to lose weight. Not only did the other contestants say that but one of the guest stars did. I believe she was an agent from Elite Modeling Agency. (I forget which agency it was, but it was someone from a big modeling agency). 

I like Tyra Banks and all. But I just couldn’t keep watching that crap. Even Tyra said on her talk show what is considered thin has gotten stricter than back when she started modeling. She said that if right now she was the same age as when she started modeling and tried to start doing it today, that she would be considered too curvy and therefore rejected. She said that she wouldn’t have been asked to be a Victoria’s Secret model normally but because she started in the 90s and already had built a huge name and fanbase for herself, they asked her. And I believe she’s right. Look at all the younger models they have now.  

Here are some pictures of Anchal:
  
Seriously – this is considered fat?! I know modeling has different standards, but GOOD G-D! Why is she “fat”? Because she has breasts and hips?

Not only do I think her body is not fat, I think she has a gorgeous face. I wish I could find more photos of her. They showed her on an episode wearing this green eye shadow that looked beautiful against her skin tone. I would like to see more Indians and Indian-Americans represented in the media! But anyone who knows me realizes I wish there was more of a variety represented out there.

I’m sure people have talked about this when that season of ANTM came out in the fall of 2006. But I had to mention what happened to her because I really didn’t like it.

July 21, 2007

Candlebox – Saturday, July 14. Winger fans getting a hard time.

A week ago, I saw Candlebox perform at the Recher Theatre in Towson, MD. To be honest, I wasn’t their biggest fan. I didn’t hate them, either. I was going because my boyfriend (Joey)’s birthday was that week. He loves them, so I bought us tickets. Well, I’m glad I went! I didn’t realize just how good the singer’s voice sounds. It’s better live than on CD. It’s really good – kind of soulful and bluesy. They weren’t just another grunge band. Their guitarist was impressive.

But something caught me off guard. The singer was acting flamboyant and effeminate. That’s definitely not a bad thing. It’s just funny because if you watch their videos from the nineties, it’s like a completely different person is their singer now: Not just the way he looks but the way he acts and moves. Yes, the rest of the band look a little different than back then. But that’s because styles have changed and they are older. But the singer was very different. He had on a black vest, tight black jeans (tight hip huggers that showed off his bulge), and these white cowboy-ish designer shoes that matched his belt. And the way he was moving and acting was completely different than how he did in the 90s. He was practically doing the jazz hands. Every time he moved his hands, they were really flimsy. Like, when he put his hand to his ears to be like “I can’t hear you” to the audience, he did it in this flimsy way. He reminded me of the lead singer of the Scissor Sisters. I like his stage presence, though! I think I like it better than how he used to act. They were awesome. Just not what I expected.
They did an encore and did “Breathe” by Pink Floyd. The lead singer didn’t sing it though. It was the lead guitarist who sung it. The singer came back on stage after “Breathe” was over. (I think the singer had to go to the bathroom or something. That’s just my theory).

Compare these two videos to get an idea of what I’m talking about. The second video isn’t that great and doesn’t really show just how flamboyant he was. But you get an idea:

Candlebox Performing “Arrow” at WOODSTOCK ’94

Candlebox “YOU”. Raleigh, August 5, 2006.

Joey and I.   Joyce and I.
Joey and I.                              Joyce and I.

Before Candlebox started, this meat-head asshole came up to Joey and was giving him a hard time because Joey was wearing a Winger shirt. So I told him off and we walked away. We were on our way to walk up front when this happened. Later on in the show, the asshole somehow comes all the way up to the front of the stage where we are. (The club was really packed from front to back, so this is harder to do than you might think. Plus, I don’t know how he would have even spotted us). Anyway, he started putting his arm around Joey and then tried to be friends with him. It was really weird. I noticed after he came up front that the back of his shirt said “Back door is best”. What?!

Poor Winger fans. They’ve been getting a hard time for years. Remember this from Beavis and Butt-head?

Stewart from Beavis and Butthead

Read this funny explanation from Wikipedia about the whole Winger thing:

Stewart is usually depicted wearing a Winger t-shirt (as opposed to the heavier Metallica and AC/DC shirts that Beavis and Butthead wore) which helps characterize him as out of touch, as Winger was/is not thought highly of in the Heavy Metal subculture. As a result, Winger became a subject of ridicule in the mid 1990s. According to the documentary “Taint of Greatness: Part 2” on the Mike Judge Collection Volume 2 DVD, this was due to Winger telling MTV he would not let the show make fun of him. This has been cited as a reason for the band losing popularity. About the same time Lars Ulrich of Metallica could be seen throwing dart on a poster of Kip Winger in the video for Nothing Else Matters. When asked about this Kip Winger once stated: “Our band was known to musicians, and a lot of musicians showed up to see me play – watching trying to figure out how I’m playing – we were like the ‘hair band’ Dream Theater — That is why it’s the great irony that we ended up on that geeky guy’s shirt on Beavis & Butthead, because Metallica couldn’t play what we play, they couldn’t do it, they literally – technically couldn’t do it. And I’ll fucking challenge those chumps to that any day of the week that they couldn’t go back and play our shit, but we could play theirs with our hands tied behind our back. And so, I was a little t’d off about that, but in the end, none of that shit matters…”

When I worked at Bibelot in the music section (1999-2001), I found a solo CD by Kip Winger. It was in the New Age section.

July 20, 2007

Old Skool iPhone

I came across this by accident last night when I was doing a google search about something completely unrelated. I don’t know the accuracy or reputation of this site since most of it is written in a language which I don’t speak/read, but this is still an interesting article.


http://fudder.de/artikel/2007/07/17/origin-of-the-iphone/

The very first iPhone

In late June, the iPhone hit the US market. Apple aficionados queued for days to be first in line to get their greedy little paws on the long awaited gadget. fudder-employee Marc Esslinger is an Apple-fan as well . also because he has a very special relationship to Apple. His father Hartmut Esslinger designed the famous Apple IIc, which was Apples first portable computer (1984). fudder presents Marc’s personal Apple-Story and a Photo-Gallery with partly never before seen Apple-Designs of the early 80s. For example: The very first iPhone from 1983.

Photo-Gallery: frog design







July 17, 2007

Funny Wikipedia pictures (women you see at Wal-Mart)

Picture illustrating what a “muffin top” is – from Wikipedia.

Pictures explaining a “whale tail”:
  

“Tramp stamp”:

“Coin slot:”

May 17, 2007

Probably the best billboard I have ever seen

Natty Boh Guy + Utz Girl = Love!

I love this billboard! I saw it for the first time on April 29th when I was walking from XS (awesome sushi restaurant) to Club Charles (nice bar with a trapeze). 

From those not from Baltimore or the surrounding areas, here’s an explanation: The guy on his knees is “Mr. Boh” a.k.a. “The Natty Boh guy” (Natty Boh = shortened name for National Bohemian). You see just the head on the cans/bottles of National Bohemian beer and merchandise.  The girl eating the bag of chips is the Utz girl. Utz is a snack food company and Utz products are really popular in Baltimore, especially ones with Old Bay seasoning (something else you’ve probably never heard of if you’re not from the area). 

Natty Boh was originally brewed in Baltimore and even though Utz is from Hanover, PA, it’s popular here. Also, both the Natty Boh guy sign and the Utz girl sign are big red signs you can see from miles away when you are driving in or near Baltimore city. They are often used as landmarks when people are lost while driving. 

Yes, that’s right people from Baltimore who have never lived anywhere else: Not everyone has heard of Natty Boh, Utz, Old Bay, (and while I’m discussing this) Tastykake (from Philly), or Dominos Sugar. When I first moved to Baltimore, I thought the Natty Boh guy was the Pringles guy haha. I had seen Utz once in the grocery store before moving here. It was in the “Generic Section” of the commissary in Ohio when I lived there. They were selling big bags for about 39 cents. I’d never seen it again until coming to Baltiomore. (Yes, the aisle was actually labeled the generic aisle. How dare they? Haha).  Utz is only available in a 400 mile radius from Hanover.
The other brands of food, I’d never seen, heard of, or eaten before moving to Baltimore. Other parts of the country have brands that Baltimore hasn’t heard about.  Some Baltimoreans get really surprised when I mention this.