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Let Freedom Ring

What a day. We’ve been waiting for this day for so long…the day when FINALLY all those automated calls and unnecessary emails will stop!

Now, I am not here to tell you who to vote for or why this candidate is better than this one. But I am here to tell you to vote. Seriously. None of this “Well, I don’t like either one” or “They are both horrible” or “I am an anarchist” shit.

Fuck that.

You live in AMERICA. You have a civic responsibility to get out there and cast your ballot. I don’t care if you don’t like either candidate.
Vote.
Vote Republican.
Vote Democrat.
Vote Libertarian.
Write in your own choice.
But VOTE.

Maybe your candidate will win, maybe they wont. But at least you had a say and a choice in who to pick. If you don’t vote then you have absolutely no right to complain about government or how awful you think it is.

And while I’m on a roll, even if you did vote and your person didn’t win, don’t spend the next four years complaining. Suck it up. Why waste so much energy hating the other side? Instead of spending four years fighting and complaining, suck up your arrogance, swallow your pride and move on.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m all about protesting and rioting and exercising your first amendment rights to protect what you believe. That’s what America is founded on. But also remember that there is no need to be hateful or spew derogatory comments. Compromise and kind words will be much more effective than empty threats and ignorant complaints. I guess thats my inner hippie speaking.

As for me, well I’ve already exercised my right to vote. Now I’m going to exercise my right to drink beer, eat  pizza, and watch this election unfold.

“What’s that you say? Oh I’m sorry. I can’t hear you over the sound of my FREEDOM”

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Flee NYC

I’m going to take this as a sign that the KodakKerouacs and all of our photographic fabulousness was just too much for New York City to handle.

Hurricane Sandy is hurling through the East Coast as we speak. Rather, as I type. I hope everyone was able to get out safe and sound. If you are staying put because you honestly think you can go up against a hurricane, then I hope you can swim.

If you remember per our last post, Valerie spent the weekend in NYC attending a photo conference. She had a flight home Sunday that was cancelled or delayed or something. I’m unsure because when I asked her if she was able to get out of the city before the hurricane the only response I got was:

“Renting a car. Driving back. Ugh”

This was yesterday afternoon and she was slated to work this morning. I know she got back safe, but I don’t know any thing else from how the weekend was, or what time she got back. I’m sure she’s in bed right now, passed out from the fun and excitement of the conference, and the thrill of fleeing from the city. But she’s back safe and as soon as she gets her proper 16 hours of sleep, she’ll be writing a post of her adventures and how she landed us a book deal (Hopefully. I mean, I still haven’t had a good talk with her. For all I know, she skipped the photo conference and partied on the upper east side with Jake Gyllenhaal all weekend).

 

Tootles!

-M

 

 


Siesta time is OVER

” Where have you guys been?”

“What have you been doing?”

“Are you ALIVE?”

“Or do you just like to ignore us??”

 

Calm down people. Below lies the questions to all of your answers. And some giggles too.

 

 

-M


We’re not indecisive are we? No, I don’t think we are. Do you? Maybe we are…

So, we’ve just changed our whole book proposal idea around, upside down, sideways, back ways, and every which way. And we have nine days left to create it.

Maybe I should give you some background information.

We haven’t been online much lately (our bad) because we’ve been CREATING A BOOK PROPOSAL. AHHHHH!!!!!

Exciting isn’t it? And damn stressful too. We’re creating a book proposal to send to publishers so they can see how awesome our art is and publish us. Yay!
A proposal consists of explaining what your book is about, why they should publish you, how the world cannot survive another minute without a book like yours, and a few sample chapters.
The proposal needs to express:
-how serious we are about ourselves (Oh dear)
-how passionate we are about our work (We make love to it every night)
-how individual our book will be (We’ve honestly never met anyone like us. Really. Not even close.)
-how awesomely talented we are (Andy Warhol is quite jealous in his crypt)

Easy peasy.

But of course, the KodakKerouacs being who we are, we have decided to change the entire format of our book design and proposal. And we have nine days to write it out, design it and print it.

Awesome.

Well, Confucius say the path to success is lined with empty coffee cups and bloodshot eyes.

TALLY-HO!!!!!!!

-M

Check out our website. EVEN MORE AMAZING PHOTOS…OF TEXAS!!!


RUN-DNC

Long time no see!

Hey guys,

It’s been awhile. I know, I know. A lot has been going on. We had the DNC in town last week, which was pretty cool. Lots of big black SUVs with government plates, newscasters everywhere, and oh yeah the President was in town as well. It doesn’t matter which way you swing in the political sphere it was a big deal here. All eyes were on our small city, which rarely happens. So I kind of took that week off of life and spent as much time as I could downtown stalking political celebrities.

All I saw were super excited delegates, none of whom I recognized because well, they’re delegates. They’re normal people. I was looking for Joe Biden, for Michelle Obama. Shit I would have settled for Sarah Palin!

Anyway, I didn’t blog, I didn’t edit photos, I didn’t do anything but become a political junkie.
The DNC has left, the dust has settled and I’m ready for work.

I’ve finished scanning all of my photos of the trip. Thats right. ALL OF THEM! Woo Hoo!! I don’t remember if I did a blog about that when it happened. If I did, my apologies. But it’s so exciting, it needed to be said twice.

What do I do now? Well, onwards to the book!
Valerie and I had what will now be a weekly meeting on Tuesday. It’ll be weekly because Whole Foods has $2 glasses of wine on Tuesday.
It was quite a productive meeting and we both left with high hopes, and a little buzz. We’re meeting again tomorrow night to work on our book and to draft up a proposal for the publishers we’re submitting to.

**If any reader out there is friends with a publisher, knows one, sleeps with one, or has passed one in the street,
please let us know. We haven’t done any of the above (that we’re aware of)**

While I did take photos of the DNC, you guessed it! They are film and have yet to be developed.
But while you’re waiting, please check out our website because we’ve uploaded more of our trip photos!  Not all of them by any means. (Let’s be realistic people. It took me two months just to scan them all in)

And in conclusion, I leave you with some sound advice from the Great Houdini

-M


Thought Provoking Blog Award

We recently received an email from a fellow blogger who assured me that I should not be worried about saving the baby elephants. He pointed out that if I went traipsing off into the African wilderness, who else would write such clever and amusing blog entries? If that wasn’t enough to cheer me up, which it was, he also nominated our blog for the

Thought Provoking Blog Award

Man, can you imagine how hard buying a hat must be for this guy?

Sounds pretty important and spiffy doesn’t it? Well it is. No, there isn’t a golden statue or fancy after parties (although you best believe Val and I will drink to this)
What’s really cool about this, is that someone out there reads our blog, on purpose, and actually likes it. And continues to read it!

We are very honored to have this wonderful award bestowed on us by the most awesome A Second Cup. Please go check out his blog. It’s amazingly positive and uplifting, and he’s a Cubs fan to boot. Thanks Dave!

Well again, there are rules to this award. It’s pretty much like the others.
1. Write a blog post about it – Check
2. Thank and mention the person who nominated you – Check
3. Share 7 things about yourselves – About to be Checked
4. Pass the award on to 5-7 blogs you enjoy – Where do we begin?

Hmm…only 7 things about us? We’re not very good at this, as there are a million things about us but none that are worthy of a blog entry or a list. But here goes

1. Mary is obsessed with NASA and all things outer space/sci-fi related, and desperately wishes she had the brains or patience to be an astronaut.

2. Valerie LOVES dinosaurs and wanted to be a paleontologist when she was younger. She has seen Jurassic Park too many times for her own good.

3. We both have both developed a freakish fixation on mustaches or “moustaches” as we believe it should be spelled. Blame it on a very red wine night in New Orleans.

4. If we became co-presidents it would rain glitter, garlic bread would be free, and we would turn the White House into a disco-themed roller skating rink.

5. We

6. Love

7. Coffee

And the nominees for the Though Provoking Blog Award are…

1. The Fool’s Journey
2. Daniel Valencia Photography
3. Jackson Burgess
4. Hearth in Hand
5. Molly Hare

Thanks again for the nomination!

 

-M & V


But…I want to save the elephants too!

So, I had a freak out the other day. One of those quarter-life-crisis where I’m just beginning to realize that I’m already an adult.

Things are going slowly here, which is to be expected. You ever read about those one in a million people who went from being a dishwasher to a superstar overnight due to a chance encounter?

Well we’re not those people. We work hard and play harder. We sweat and toil and worry and bicker and scan and develop and hope to God that we’ll find a publisher who is crazy enough to believe in us.
But it’s the waiting in between that gives me too much time to think about me and my life, where its going (or not going) what I’m doing, what I should be doing, what everyone else my age is doing, health insurance, 401ks…..
And that can be kind of depressing.

Thus the elephants.

The other night I watched the news and they had a bit on a woman who has spent the last 30 years of her life living in Africa, saving the elephants from poachers. She invented baby elephant formula, elephant sanctuaries, and the idea that rescued elephants could be saved and nursed back to health. After being incredibly inspired by her, all I could think was
“What the fuck am I doing with my life?!! This woman is saving baby elephants in Africa and all I’m doing is sitting on my butt. I need to help. I NEED TO SAVE BABY ELEPHANTS!”

I ran around thinking that the last 25 years of my life were a waste and I was being too lazy coloring in the third grade, when I should have been out raising awareness for AIDS. Instead of playing barbie dolls with my friends, I should have been going door-to-door getting signatures for green peace petitions. While I was going out on Friday nights, there were other kids who were going to bed early so they could wake up Saturday and march for equal rights.

Sigh.

Watch this amazing video that won’t donate money to poor kids in Zimbabwe, but might make you laugh a little bit. Excuse me, I’ll be downtown protesting for women’s suffrage or equal rights for the koala bears or something like that.

-M


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