Saturday, March 31, 2012

I Used To See Me On TV

Growing up pre-Internet in a small town where everything closed at 9pm save for the WAL*MART and the two local Denny'ses (pancakes and auto parts, yee haw!), television was my only link to the outside world.  Not to take all the credit away from my family, teachers and peers, but I think television shaped who I was as a person growing up in a huge way. 

Back then, I could see a lot of myself reflected back to me through the TV, and I suppose I took that for granted.  I was relatively tall, painfully thin, and hated every minute of it.  I basked in the rays of the magical glowing box and it left an indelible tan on my psyche.  I identified with what I saw.  I loved TV, and I thought TV loved me, and what's more, I thought nothing would ever change.

Now I'm an adult.  Relatively average in almost every physical way, and really okay with it.  Problem is, I now realize how unrealistic the depictions of women on TV that I grew up with were.

I remember two basic female archetypes from my childhood sitcom viewing.  The first is a faceless blur of neurotic size >2's, prancing around fretting about their appearance in direct regards to how they would be perceived as unattractive to men.  To a scared and lonely teenager, I felt normalized and vindicated in my own concerns about my pubescent changing body and looming adulthood.  It was easy, then, to believe that if I didn't present a certain way, I would die alone, as was the fear of Grace Adler, who sticks out in my mind.  Returning to that same show today, I find the conceit of this woman trivial and condescending.  Yet, that was how I felt I was being represented.



The second archetype was a bombastic, angry size 10+, whose romantic life was always lacking in fulfillment and career life seemed to plateau at the level of "sassy secretary."  "Roseanne" and "Mimi" from The Drew Carey Show were strong women who sacrificed their beauty (apparently) for strength, wisdom, and personality.  They were self-assured, but they also played the villain most of the time.  When they weren't, it was understood that they could be nice, seemingly in spite of their ugliness, which was a burden to overcome. 



Ten years into my legal adulthood, I still don't see a lot of variation on these two types of characters on TV.  Perhaps that's why I watch less and less, and turn to classic movies and tried-and-true vintage television like Cheers and Buffy the Vampire Slayer?  Because for all we have learned about diversity in the past few years, the Truth About Cats and Dogs (ick, what a terrible movie) is still that thin women can't be smart, fat women can't be happy, and all women have to sit in column A or column B in order to make it to network.  Hmm...

Friday, March 30, 2012

Fill in the Blank Friday!

I'm so excited to (for the first time EVAR) be linking up with Lauren at The Little Things We Do for Fill-in-the-Blank Friday!  I always see these on other blogs and get super jellz and want to do it myself so CARPE DIEM!  Here goes!




1.  My greatest strength is     my intuition!  I am an amazing judge of character   .

2.   My greatest weakness is     getting discouraged too quickly   .

3.  People always compliment me on     being good at my job - my artistic ability, jokes or my ability to sell    .

4. If you found me procrastinating you'd probably find me       teh internetz!  I can fall down the bloggin rabbit hole and read an entire blog in an afternoon .

5. The most cozy place in all the world is      the chaise lounge attachment of my sofa - I'm pretty sure there's a permanent indentation of my lazy azz in it .

6. Something new that I tried recently was     a praline cupcake from Sprinkles!  It's exactly as good as you'd think  .

7.  This weekend I would like to    spend Saturday with Eels!  We never have weekends together so this will be a rarity! Two days in one week   .

The Schedule Dream

DOES ANYONE ELSE still have The Schedule Dream?


IN HIGH SCHOOL, a few weeks before the new year, you would receive a schedule with the list of all the class times, subjects, room numbers, and teachers that you would eventually commit to memory and attend in a daily manner.

IF YOU LOST your schedule, you had to go to the office, swallow your pride and plead mea culpa to a committee of unsympathetic secretaries, and hope that they could provide you with some direction.

I ALWAYS DREAM of finding myself in the hallway, aimless, corridor stretching before me in all directions.  Limitless doors, options, choices: millions of wrong ones, only one right answer.  And me without my schedule.

GUESS I BETTER head down to the office again.

curse that the hand could never fit a whole day...

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Thurdsay 13: Thankful Things

Aunie Sauce

Linking up again with aunieSAUCE for Thursday 13...this week's theme, aw, Thanksgiving was too long ago, let's do it again!  13 Things to be Thankful...for.


1.  I am thankful to Eli the mensch for patiently assisting me while I wrestled with iTunes to great success.  Now I have music to listen to while I pretend not to notice the subway atrocities.

2.  I am thankful for Liz Phair for shaping my teenage years, for keeping it (mostly) real and being a strong role model.

3.  I am thankful to Jin's Superette at 181st and Fort Washington for carrying all my favourite foods: Woodchuck Cider, Ben & Jerry's, Twinkies, Stouffer's vegetable lasagna, and all the awesome treats I have yet to try - and for being a friendly awesome dude with great music tastes who waves at me when I walk by.

4.  I am thankful I get to live in one of the most accepting, embracing cities in the world, where I can be me and people appreciate me instead of shunning me (shuuuun, shun the nonbeliever!).

5.  I am thankful to Eli's parents for bringing us a new bookshelf.  How we went from 2 full bookshelves to 3 full bookshelves without adding any new books to the collection is a mystery.  I hope the floor doesn't collapse.

6.  I am thankful for awesome neighbors who helped us out last week during a small crisis.  I'm thankful that even in New York, you can knock on a door and ask to borrow someone's fire escape and they don't turn you away angrily.

7.  I am thankful for all the adversity I encountered growing up to the beat of my own drum.  Everything I did and experienced turned me into who I am today.  You, childhood bullies, are the shapers of awesome.  8.  I am thankful to everyone who laughs with me during the course of the day.  I say it, yes, and I mean it.  You people who laugh AT me get a slightly smaller thanks.

9.  I am thankful for friends of mine who listen to my tirades, readily accept my advice, and don't mind stopping every five blocks to look for a bathroom.

10.  I am thankful that my parents raised me to be independent, but they are always there when I need them.

11.  I am thankful that our water hasn't been arbitrarily shut off for about a month now!  At least not while I've been around to notice...

12.  I am thankful for wisdom that comes with age...and at my age, I pretty much know everything...!

13.  I am thankful for my senses.  I love being able to see, touch, taste, hear and yes, even smell all the fantastic things life has to offer.



Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I Kilt You Not

This guy is not just a triple threat, he's a quadruple threat - singing, dancing, harp-playing AND kilt-wearing.

He played Rihanna's "We Found Love" and I just about died. And then he danced a jubilant dance for us. Pure bliss!!

Seven Things Link-Up #4


It's time again for Gentri Lee's Seven Questions Link-Up! 
Which means posting a silly picture...clearly I am just echoing the sentiments of this graffiti sheep, here, so I don't really think of this as a "silly" picture, but I'll let you be the judge.




1. What is your favorite color TO WEAR?

I try to wear a lot of different colours, but I always seem to gravitate to purple and gray.  Sometimes both at the SAME TIME.


2. You are given the choice between visiting every country and landing on the moon. Which would you choose?
Every country!  I would visit everywhere!  The moon is lame.  It has no native culture!  Sorry, moon-choosers.  People make the world awesome, diversity is the spice of life!

Also, Space Oddity is my least favourite Bowie song.


3. What's your favorite animal and why?
I would have to say dogs.  Just seeing a dog makes me instantly happy.  The other day, the neighbor's little Shih Tzu surprised me around the corner, and he jumped up onto me, putting his feather-light little furry feet on my shins, so happy to see me and so gentle and soft, I just melted.  Yes, I love dogs.

this is a pretty accurate re-enactment of how it went down


4. You are forced to do one of the following, which would you choose? Sky dive, scuba dive, or the World's Largest Rope Swing?
Eeek!  Um, I guess if I had to choose, I would go with scuba diving?  I never thought I would say that!


5. You are given the chance to go back in time. Which era would you visit?
I am a flower child if ever there was one.  I would visit the Summer of Love, Woodstock '69.  And then bum around the Chelsea Hotel for the early punk movement through '79.  Yup, I want to roll around in the mud and then live in squalor with artists.  Hmm...


6. If you had the power to remove one thing (ie: flies, mosquitos, junk food) from the earth for good- what would it be?
Deception.  Yes.  I want the entire world to be one looooong remake of Liar, Liar.  That way, we'd know exactly what people were thinking, politicians couldn't lie to us, lovers couldn't cheat us, friends could not betray us.  The whole tangled web would dissolve.  Everyone would be forced to be honest and we could come to a greater understanding that I think we're so ready for as humans, to be free of all guile and dishonesty and just come together to save ourselves!  (well, that got deep...)



7. What is one thing you've learned from Pinterest that made you think "GENIUS"!

I would wear this on a shirt EVERY DAY.  Maybe a tasteful forehead tattoo...

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bean Burrito Enchiladas Recipe

First of all, don't say what I think you're going to say:  "But, Meghan, I can't cook!"  Stop.  Stop it.  I once burned water...IN THE MICROWAVE.  I'm not even sure that's physically possible, but rest assured, it happened.  So if I'm telling you this is easy to cook, THIS IS EASY TO COOK. 

Here's what you need:



Canned corn, drained
Canned black beans, drained
Canned enchilada sauce, DO NOT DRAIN THE SAUCE.  (It's very easy to get into the draining, and go too far)
Zucchini (one large or two small, whatever floats your boat ;-)
A knife
A cutting board - not the coffee table!
A pot (not pictured)
Something to stir the pot with (also not pictured, I'll let you use your imagination)

Here's the deal:  dump the canned items into the pot.  Stir them up.  Observe the size of the beans and the corn; then dice the zucchini into a similar size.  Everything should be all the same size.  Stir it up to cover it with the sauce.



Put the pot on the stove on medium, and bring the contents to a boil.  Then turn it down to low.  Stir it so it doesn't burn!  Cook it, I don't know, until the zucchini is soft and tastes like it's cooked.



This makes a ton of filling!  If you're a pathetic college student like I was when I discovered this recipe, it can feed you for days.  Just lay a tortilla on the plate, spread some sour cream down, spoon some of this on top, then sprinkle it with cheese.  Roll it up, it's messy and delicious!


Are there any recipes you still make from college?  Besides Easy Mac and Instant Ramen?  How do you boil water for tea without starting a small house fire?  Mild or hot, where do you stand?

Monday, March 26, 2012

Mani Mondays - Breakfast at Tiffany's


This week's nails were rather uninspired.  Tiffany blue with a little gold eyeshadow on the bottoms. 
That's it!




I guess I was feeling the Tiffany theme because a year ago, Eels and I made this video for Tiffany's as part of their True Love Stories campaign.

(please be kind as to the fact that I sound like a cross between Pepe LePew and Geena Davis in Earth Girls are Easy)...

Living Room Tour / New Bookshelves!


Hey you guys!  I've been wanting to take you on a tour of my apartment for a while, and now is the perfect time because we now have a new bookshelf!  So now instead of two OVERSTUFFED bookshelves, we have three normal bookshelves.  Sorry for the shaking, I overdid it on the coffee today....


Sunday, March 25, 2012

Welcome to My Tattoo


This is my first tattoo, right over my heart.  I got it when I was 18 years old, and it was the best and worst decision I made when I was 18 years old.

It means "fearless" in Arabic.  Everyone and their mothers have tattoos in Chinese or Hebrew or binary, and I refuse to be like everyone else, so I got mine in Arabic.  That and it looked prettiest to me. 

I want to remember to be brave every day, to take risks, not to fear failure, to go after what I want fearlessly.

Sometimes I forget.  I forget to be fearless...  and I forget that I have a tattoo.  People ask me about my tattoo and I'm all "What tattoo?"

Someday I would like to get more tattoos...

...but I'm afraid (of needles!).

Saturday, March 24, 2012

All You Single Ladies!


Attention, "Females"!

Don't despair in being single and lonely!  Come to New York City, where "maybe romance" is just around the corner!

Well-adjusted men with not just one, but TWO telephone numbers are waiting to meet YOU for "one nite stands" at such classy cultural establishments as "the library," "bookstore," and "a cigarette meet date"!!!

Do you enjoy "window shopping"???  "Cake & ice cream"???  "THE ZOO"???

What are you waiting for!

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity!

But it only happens ONCE, because this guy has an elementary grasp of the English language, amateur graphic design skills, and DOESN'T DO SECOND DATES - "ONE NItE StANdS ONLY!"


Call now!


Friday, March 23, 2012

Well Whaddaya Say, Pilgrim?


Here's an awkward moment I'm pretty sure most normal humans don't encounter at their "normal" jobs:

When the John Wayne impersonator strides up to you, starts doling out etiquette lessons, draws a self-portrait, and asks what your favourite movie of his is.



I like The Quiet Man.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Don't Touch The Trees!




I love these trees!  Yesterday I had to photograph every. single. tree. that we saw around town.  You think a tree grows in Brooklyn?  You should see all the fancy trees we had in Manhattan!  It reminded me of a similar time when my love of trees almost resulted in violence...

~crazy flashback music!~

One lovely such Spring, a couple years ago, Eli and I were strolling along 5th Avenue, at the edge of the park, when I saw some beautiful trees like the ones above...and something came over me.  I had to cross the street to get a closer look.  Maybe take a picture.

We crossed at the intersection, my pupils like tiny tree blossoms, all excited to get up close.  I didn't even see the uniformed doorman standing up against the building several feet away.  I leaned in, heart palpitating with excitement, when a voice boomed from behind me:

"DON'T TOUCH THE TREES!"


I jumped back in surprise, clutching my imaginary pearls, and turned to stare in incredulity at the owner of the voice behind me.

He forced a fake laugh, "HA HA HA HA," like he was joking.

That dude was totally not joking.


Wow.

Photo: trees in Grace Church courtyard.  Looked, but didn't touch.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Seven Things Link-Up #3



It's time again for Gentri Lee's 7 Questions!  The above photo is from a year ago (but it feels like forever ago) during the great Peep'wich controversy.  Go ahead.  Put it in context.

1. You're given the choice between a life with love and trials or loneliness and ease. Pick one.
As much as I think "the course of true love never did run smooth," I would be content with loneliness and ease.  I've spent a lot of time by myself, either wondering whether I'd always go unloved or in long-distance relationships and if you can't be content in yourself, your love will ALWAYS be full of trials.  You have to love yourself first.
2. Would you rather live in Narnia, Hogwarts, Middle Earth, or Neverland?
Hogwarts!  I love school.  I'd give Hermione Granger a run for her money on the "obnoxiously studious" front.

3. Think of your dream home... what style is it?
A tiny (yes, tiny!) 1-bedroom with an interesting layout, or a spacious studio (no lofts though!  I'm a klutz!).  I've always been fascinated by apartment-style living.  I used to build apartments out of Legos as a kid.  It's so fun to be surrounded by neighbors!

4. What's currently your favorite song or album?
I woke up with this song in my head, I know, I'm sorry, I'm such an I <3 NY cliche.  Please forgive me:

5. Who was the last person you hugged?
Eli, my boyfriend of 4 and a half years and my partner in crime!



6. You have a ticket in your hand, where is it going to take you?
Paris!  YES YES YES Paris!  I miss it so much.  Eli and I went there about this time 2 years ago and now whenever Spring rolls around I catch a whiff of croissants from a bakery on a warm breeze and I miss Paris so much...


7. Who is one blogger you KNOW you'd be BFF's with in real life?
I'd love to meet Joanna Goddard from A CUP OF JO!  She's so classy and elegant and interesting, which is the opposite of everything I think I am, but I look up to her, you know? 

And pretty much anybody to whom I've ever written a comment...I wouldn't write to someone if I didn't think it would result in conversation (sometimes, but not always) or if I thought we wouldn't get on as chums! 


Mani Mondays - Black and White and Purple

Welcome to a very special edition of Mani Mondays (on a Wednesday, some things take time!)!

Q: What's black and white and purple all over?


A: My nails...


...and my blog!!!

The lovely, talented, and inspirational Amber from The Sofisticate was handing out free blog designs like candy and (like candy) I couldn't resist!

What do you think about the new blog look?  What do you think about shatter nails?  What IS black and white and red all over - a zebra playing with a bold lipstick look or a Communist newspaper?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sweet Seasons

Happy First Day of Spring!
(officially)

And to all you others,
a belated Happy Last Day You Can Rudely Point Out That It Isn't Really Officially Spring Until March 20th.
(that was yesterday)



This winter has seen me a little blue.  I've had my ups and downs, but this past season I've been doubting my choices, questioning my talent, comparing myself to others and wondering whether I'm doing the right thing with my life.  Ultimately, I think the "right" thing to do with life is to not be dead.  Whew!  That takes a lot of pressure off.



Lately I've felt a burden lifted.  Less responsibility at work, new creative opportunities, a lot of positive feedback from people I respect and admire...I'm looking forward to a season of renewal, a season of a little less "blue."  And I get the feeling a lot of other people do too...


Are you excited for Spring?  Do you feel the positive shift on the season?  Or do you live south of the Equator and resent my happy moods as your climate turns to Autumn and wish I would stop prattling on about my improved weather?  Holla back, Southern Hemisphere!

And check out this awesome song by Carole King,
who gets the credit for the title,
and also a little credit for my improved mood:


Monday, March 19, 2012

Why I Am The Coolest Person Evar


It's a big, big world, and sometimes, it's easy to feel rather small in it.  When you consider all the people out there who are wealthier, prettier, happier...and then there's about 14 Kardashians who are all of the above and for no discernible reason.

That is why it one must - MUST! - remind themselves that they are The Coolest Person Evar from time to time.

I am The Coolest Person Evar because:

My fridge is always super clean.  This is usually synonymous with "empty," but I do not suffer leftovers to languish and mold. 
My clean fridge makes me The Coolest Person Evar.

I am super polite.  I never talk about people behind their back, I watch my manners, I always bring a gift for the host/ess. 
My 21st Century Etiquette makes me The Coolest Person Evar.

I have a way with words.  I can bust out SAT words in everyday conversation, rhyme on the spot, and make witty puns with obscure references. 
My vocabulary makes me The Coolest Person Evar.

I can get away with almost anything.  A smile and a hint of a wink, some mild humility and I can sweet-talk strangers into doing my bidding. 
My charm makes me The Coolest Person Evar.

I love to learn and absorb new things.  Did you know Geena Davis is a member of Mensa?  And that Paul McCartney's sheepdog was named Martha?  Or that I once helped win a team trivia contest?  Yeah. 
My smarty pants make me The Coolest Person Evar.

I am a great judge of character.  Within minutes of meeting a person I can tell if they're going to be a lifelong friend, a treacherous backstabber, or (heh) the love of my life. 
My sixth sense makes me The Coolest Person Evar.

I am a terrible cook.  I burn grilled cheese.  I burn frozen entrees in the microwave.  I spilled half a can of soup into the silverware drawer and am still not quite sure how. 
My ineptitude makes me The Coolest Person Evar.


What makes you The Coolest Person Evar?  Do you give yourself personal pep talks?  Do you have a pet name you call yourself during your pep talks?  Mine's "babydoll".  Occasionally "pumpkin."  Isn't that horrendously offensive?  Well who asked you?  What do you mean, "I did?"  Well then.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Beauty



Beauty is difference.


Without difference,

there is no beauty,

only "averageness."



- me

Friday, March 16, 2012

All Things Just Keep Getting Better

Source: Yahoo! TV

I've previously expressed disgust towards televised "makeover" shows.  Concisely put, I think they are a tool of the shame industry to force individuals to conform to a bland, populist template of style.  Ouch!

That said, I literally squealed with excitement when I discovered that Netflix Instant has added 88 episodes of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy to my life.  Before we delve into why I love this show, I'm going to acknowledge what I'm sure you're all going to say in the comments:  that the gay stereotypes presented in the show present a narrow view of the gay perspective.  Yeah, yeah, yeah.  I still think that the show was revolutionary in it's time.  The show premiered in 2003, only five years after Matthew Shepard was murdered, and it was important to show widespread exposure and acceptance (not just tolerance) of gays on television.  More than that, it's funny, touching, and heartfelt television with a splash of wit and a whisper of subversiveness, and I LOVE IT.



Source: Sapien Games

But more to the point:  Queer Eye for the Straight Guy doesn't necessarily "make over" their so-called "victims," it makes them BETTER.  The "straight guys" aren't really changed, per se.  They're just given a boost!  Instead of forcing each makeover candidate into the same wrap dress, wedge haircut, and pointed toe pumps (like many other shows), the makeover is tailor-made to suit the man.  The Fab Five take into account his personal style, career aspirations, family goals, dietary needs, interests and personality before helping them better reach their aims and goals.

Queer Eye is so much more, than 5 guys ganging up on a helpless male, criticizing their clothes, and making them feel vaguely uncomfortable in order to turn them into a "gay" stereotype.  To me, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is the beginning of a sharing of cultures and a mutual learning experience.  It would be easy to dismiss Queer Eye as being redundant in this day and age, but even the style tips have yet to go out of date.  It's a reminder of how far we've come in terms of acceptance of gays in the media...and a reminder of how far we each have to go in straightening out our own lives.  Or how far we have to go in...well...never mind.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Thursday 13: Wishin' and Hopin'

I love a good list!  I'm so excited to be linking up with aunieSAUCE for Thursday 13: a series of lists every Thursday!  This week's theme: things you're wishing and hoping for:

1.  ...to make it to Sprinkles cupcakes today or tomorrow to take advantage of their new hours and nom on a delicious cupcake!



2.  ...for a good turnout to my also-delicious boyfriend's show next Friday, A Taste of Magic!  Tickets are selling fast and I'm stoked to see him perform and stuff myself silly on French food!  Hooray!

3.  ...for reason to outweigh fear and for the future to keep moving forward instead of backwards.

4.  ...for good shifts at work, not slow boring ones, and nice people instead of rude and pompous customers.

5.  ...for continued amazing weather and a mild, beautiful spring - I love the warmth, but I don't want to rush into summer too fast!



6.  ...to grow in creativity, to find good ways of putting my ideas out into the world and to be able to express myself eloquently and meaningfully.

7.  ...to make friends and connections with like-minded individuals and promote discussion of ideas.

8.  ...that our plumbing continues to stay in good, working shape.



9.  ...that the positive change in attitude brought on by the positive changes in work and weather sticks around for a while (and that no one bursts my bubble).

10.  ...that Eli finally gets his new bookshelves that he desperately wants/needs/deserves!



11.  ...that I don't have to worry about money this month...*cringe*

12.  ...that I stop shedding hair everywhere like last year, because there isn't all that much left after last summer's purge (the cause of which has still to be determined).

13.  ...for peace, on a global and a personal scale.


Aunie Sauce


Being Barbie

People give Barbie a lot of flack.  People say she is a bad role model for children.  People don't typically have a sense of humor about things.  They like to say, "What if Barbie was a real person?"



Well, if Barbie was a real person, she'd probably be called a "slut" because she's conventionally attractive.  She would be very insecure, because all these unwarranted opinions about her body eventually convinced her to change her appearance to appease the critics.  She might regret succumbing to the pressure to change herself to make people happy.  But when she tries to make herself happy with a tattoo or a new hairstyle, the media balks and the backlash is everywhere.  Barbie feels like her body is public property, and everyone feels entitled to an opinion on it - everyone, that is, except Barbie.



She would be called a "whore" because of her split from Ken, during which time she learned to appreciate herself as a single woman and enjoyed a brief flirtation with Blaine, many years her junior.  Though she reunited with Ken in 2006, Barbie would be called a "man-eater" or a "cougar" or a "tramp" for not wanting to be tied down, for exploring her own needs, and for not wanting to be defined by her relationship with a man.



And Barbie has so many interests!  People would probably call her "fickle" for changing careers so many times, a "bitch" for choosing to work outside the home as opposed to embrace a more traditional role, and they would criticize her for being "frigid" as she has never had any children.  Whenever Barbie makes a choice and stands by her decisions, somebody finds fault with it.



Despite all this, Barbie loves kids and animals.  She sometimes makes mistakes, but she always apologizes.  She tries her best and admits when she's wrong.  She's flawed, but she means well.



So please explain to me...

...who would want to be like Barbie?


It's the shoes, right?

(Be sure to check out the amazing work of Mariel Clayton for more doll photography)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Stairs

Perhaps I owe you guys a little explanation on the whole "stairs" thing that's been showing up a lot lately...

I really like stairs.  But I also hate stairs.  I hate climbing them!  I live in a four-story walk-up, remember?


But the stairs find me in my dreams!  Most often in my nightmares.

Do you ever have dreams where you're running down stairs and they turn into a slide?
Or trying to climb stairs and they suddenly become tiny, or too steep, or really tall?


Here's the weirdest part:

When I'm falling asleep, often times I will wake up within a few minutes of drifting off, violently kicking my legs because I've dreamt that I'm falling down a very small flight of stairs - usually down from a porch or the subway.


Sometimes I'll see a flight of stairs that will remind me of stairs that I've seen in a dream, and get a weird feeling.
Or I'll just see a set of really fantastic stairs that remind me of a movie.

And that's why I've been photographing and posting interesting stairs here & on Instagram (@meghansara)

Um, it's good to have a hobby?


A staircase can really define a space, you know?











For example.

And from Pinterest!







Do you love/fear/respect staircases as well?  Check out my Pinterest board of STAIRZ for more pictures and more bizarre opinions on the subject of stairs.  Do your dreams always have common themes or symbols?

And just for fun...




...now HOW could you not love stairs after that...????
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