I would say from the looks of it, it would have been illegal. That looks suspiciously like a field of Mustard flowers. But, if I was a farmer and found a beautiful half naked girl taking pictures in my field I'd let it go.
There isn’t much of story… I was just driving through Canada, alone, by myself… It was gloriously warm and sunny - I drove by this HUGE yellow field of flowers … And could not help myself - I HAD to photograph in them - I somehow turned my mustang off the road (from a very busy highway) and drove down a little dirt road (totally illegal, I am sure)…. And I drove my car RIGHT into the field …. I should have taken a photo of the mustang. I never took enough photos of that car…..
Anyways - I set my camera on timer and I popped off a few photos of how I was feeling that day…. I felt expansive. Like I could hug the sky…. Everything was so saturated in color….. It was a beautiful day in Canada…
I watched one of the you and Matt road trip videos and there was a section that you said i just got naked in all the yellowness and it was beautiful and wait to see the pics. I can't find them. Do you still have them? Hope you have a good day.
To answer the question about the Beetle Baily punch line... I'm not sure there is one, I think they're building up to something funny in a later cell... Or at least I think so, I personally didn't find any humour in it...
Jess - you have to have a chat with Matt and tell him he has to get his act together. He needs to quickly find a job so that he can contribute to paying the bills, etc.... It's time for Matt to Man-Up, or should I say Lady-Up. He's 30 years old and going nowhere fast! Kick him in the ass if he needs it!!!! Does he have any family that can help him out when he gets in a bind?
Matt is a strange bird - He is currently on Break from college all this week - He SHOULD be out looking for a job (yes he should), but he is obsessed with losing weight. It consumes him. He goes to the gym for five-six hours a day and he is dieting like crazy…. He comes home and goes on a six mile run - He is totally obsessed. I have asked him to go out and look for a job, but he just replies that he is unhealthy and that he is going to be a fat and unattractive as a 30 year old. “Some things are more important than other things, Jess”
Matt does *not* have family to help him, no - I think he has some money saved away to help with rent at the end of the month. But I cannot be sure. When I ask him questions like that, he gets really upset with me… like I am attacking him or something… And I never get a straight answer anyways…. So it is pointless asking.
Just to be sure, I want to make sure that I make enough to cover rent and bills with this sale…. And if I don’t make enough, I am going to have to book a weekend modeling trip to Jersey or something (which is fine, I could use a quick weekend trip) ….
I just wanted to say thank you. It took me a long time to feel good with how i look. Seeing you be such a strong person, has helped me gain confidence myself. Thank you for being such an amazing human.
Thank you so much for such a lovely compliment… All bodies are good bodies. That is very important to remember.
What was sex education like for you when you grew up? I was never given "the talk" and I lived in a rather Conservative area, so most of what I was taught was abstinence only bullshit. It would get confusing sometimes because I was being given mixed messages about sex. I ended up being scared of sex and sexuality for awhile. Did you have a similar experience?
Sex education was the day that TONS of parents would pull their kids out of school… I don’t remember much about it. We talked about sex and condoms and giving birth and having babies….. It was confusing but our teachers never gave us mixed messages. It was basically, “Just wait until you are older and you are ready…” - I remember this one sort-of-mentally challenged girl asking, “What does a Penis feel like?” And everyone laughed at her for asking such a question…The teacher said that it felt like a Thumb. So I went home and masturbated with my Thumb…. Ha.
Being a kid and learning about sexuality ….? Was so difficult and strange and weird…. And just plain awkward….
When you go dumpster diving, do you literally go inside the dumpster? Don't you worry about encountering rats or cockroaches or other less than cuddly creatures? What about the smell? On a completely unrelated note, can either you or one of your faithful readers explain the punchline in today's "Beetle Bailey" for me? I don't get it and it's driving me crazy. It's worse than one of those "New Yorker" cartoons. Thanks.
Oh man - ONCE. I opened a dumpster in Henrietta at a sub-shop (because they throw out TONS of delicious day-old bread ….) - And this HUGE feral cat jumped out at me! - I thought it was a two-foot RAT that wanted to NOM on my FACE… It was horrifying….
In general - Unless I see something AMAZING in the dumpster? No, I do not go into dumpsters (Matthew loves to climb around dumpsters…. Kurt loved it even more than Matthew…) - I wear gloves and I pull out anything that I can reach. I am not scared of cockroaches or rats (although the wasps can be pretty mean in the summertime, snacking on all the bruised fruit)…. I am more terrified of rusty nails and glass containers…..
The smell is …. not…. good….. But you get over it - There is too much good food to save from going to the landfill.
Can’t help you on the cartoon - I googled it… to no avail….. Sorry!
Was just reading about South Wedge and I have to admit it sounds like a very neat neighborhood - a community in the true sense. How great for you!
My neighborhood is incredibly beautiful - It is a historic district with all local shops. There are NO food-chain restaurants or big-named companies (the biggest thing we have is a Sonoco Gas Station a few blocks down the road) …. I love waking up and not being surrounded by that crap….
This area is exploding …. Real Estate is going up. Houses are selling left and right. Everyone wants to live here. Sadly, it is also pushing our rent up. My landlord just increased the rent by $200…. Not really the best time, since Matthew still hasn’t gone out to look for a job yet…. Hopefully my Ebay sale will cover rent and bills for the month. My teeth are going to have to wait. Perhaps I will get them fixed up in the Fall.
Do u find it creepy that I only follow you? Do u care 2 look at your followers profiles and see what they're into and do with themselves or do they just stalk you? Do u believe they are really interested in your work and your life or they just perv?
Nope! - I don’t think that it is creepy that you follow me at all… I find it flattering. Sometimes, if someone reblogs one of my images and says something about the photo, I will click onto their Tumblr to see what they are all about…. I rarely follow fan-blogs though. I tend to follow a lot of industry people: Models, Magazine, Photographers … so that I know what is happening with my co-workers…. It also allows me to bookmark photographers that I want to work with in the future, via other model’s work….. Not sure what the ratio is of people that care about my work and the blog vs, people who just come here to get-off…. Personally? I don’t care. I just like it when fans are respectful ….
Did you (or do you) watch Fringe? I recently started and it's pretty good. JJ Abrams does pretty cool stuff!
I watched Fringe last year, yep. It was good. Towards the end it got a bit repetitive and complicated… But still worth watching, for sure. Right now, I am trying to catch up with Game of Thrones … but I just haven’t found time to watch many episodes… I’ve been so busy this last week.
Why can't I stop thinking of you when I listen to "Magic", from Coldplay?
Because of you - I have been listening to Coldplay all morning - And I have to say, Thank You - I kind of missed Coldplay. I haven’t kept up on any of their new music in years - I remember when “Yellow” came out years ago… I was in highschool - Matthew and I used to sing it while walking on the Erie Canal at night under the moonlight…. because “everything was yellow”…. It was beautiful.
Have any big burly men ever had a boy band fandom type moment when they saw you in public. I imagine if I saw you out of the corner of my eye all the macho in me would disappear and I would scream like I saw the Backstreet Boys. I would call you dreamie and swoon. I would skip away and scribble your name in my notebook. Has this happened?
I can honestly say … No …. Ha…. But I hope that it happens… : ) Sounds like a fantastic scene in a film.
Momdog is outside a lot. Do you have to give her a lot of dewormer or flea treatment? I know that you don't like chemicals and I was wondering how you dealt with treating her.
I don’t give Momdog anything during the winter (Nov-Apr) - But since heart worms are spread via mosquitos and I am starting to see mosquitos in my backyard…. I started treating her early this month. I really don’t like the chemicals, but her health is more important than my personal views….. She will get her HeartWorm medication Apr-Oct (which is basically a small dose of cyanide to kill heart worm eggs and larva …. ) - I also use a topical Tick/Flea control … Fleas don’t scare me one bit, but with how often I hike, I worry about Ticks often….
Sarah’s old dog… Yukon… Was older but very healthy. On a long hike in the Catskills … Yukon got Bit by a tick - And somehow that bite?, Started a nasty infection in his bloodstream….. He couldn’t fight it off. It shut down his liver and his kidneys - He died two weeks later…. It was horrific to watch.
I don’t agree with the chemicals - But without having a better alternative to fight ticks and heart worms … I won’t chance it.
I find it hard to believe you will be able to respond to 442 emails although there may be duplicate writers and some actual spam so that probably reduces emails a bit. So I'm a bit curious when you get back to Tumblr how many emails you either answered, read or responded to.
I managed to write 90 letter last night (starting with the oldest emails first… Working my way to the front) … I still have 300+ to finish today - I am dedicated to the cause - I should be able to finish everything before the Ebay sale starts this evening….. My spam filter is awesome - Nothing in my Inbox is Spam…. It is mostly fan-mail, work offers, modeling jobs, calendar sales, amazon gifts, skype chat requests… I get a lot of “Thank You” notes… “Thank you for helping my wife gain confidence again.” “Thank you. I bought my first two-piece bathing suit this year!” .. .Cute stuff like that….