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August 30, 2008

fyi - gustav

Clay and I are heading north tonight to somewhere in MS.
This site should stay up as it is in florida, though my
egobsd mail will not necessarily be going to blackberry
if main goes down. email: candice0@gmail.com or I should
be twitter-reachable I hope as well. My phone # has not

candice at 15:51 | link to post

August 29, 2008

three years

Yesterday a bunch of us went out for my mom's birthday,
and spent half of the dinner discussing plans. Three
years ago we spent the day stockpiling things and boarding
up their house.

I wish to honor the dead, and have hope for the living.

Really nothing else to say. Moment of silence, please?

candice at 15:52 | link to post

August 24, 2008

forgotten cranes

cranes!, originally uploaded by candice quates.

Went to Rising Tide. Forgot to bring cranes or paper to make
new ones, but fortunately someone had a huge one by the signup
table. Took a few pictures.

School tomorrow, if it doesn't get rained out...

candice at 20:23 | link to post

August 20, 2008

old accord

This, somehow, is a 1981 accord with no sign of rice or decay.
I didn't get time to post it before, and here are its pictures.

Getting ready for school this year. Looks like it is possible
to graduate end of next year (december, not may) if I can afford
to not work enough to take the classes. School is much easier
with no snow.

music: Prototypes...

candice at 23:28 | link to post

August 10, 2008

wedding pie

julie and mike and the wedding pies

So, my sister Julie got married this past Friday on the outskirts
of Boston. It was a very pretty, small ceremony, in a very big
church, and a nice reception at a historic tavern/barn.

And instead of cake, Julie and Mike decided to have pie! The
"wedding pie" they are cutting there is a boston cream pie.

I have never seen Julie happier and I wish them the best.
Hoping that they last as well as our grandparents have.

candice at 14:46 | link to post

August 05, 2008

rally lights!

bmw 2800CS

This is a BMW 2800CS, and it lives around the the Falcon
in the last post. Stunning little thing.

You find cool things in the land of no driveways.

I don't know the year, just that it is somewhere from 1968-71,
and had an inline six with 170hp. Thank you internet.

I love the badges on the sides and the vents for the engine.

Looks nice as it passes, too. More pictures here.

candice at 0:20 | link to post

August 04, 2008

story car

This car wants me to tell stories. It is a 1968 Ford Falcon
that someone uses as a daily driver. I drive past it every
Monday on the way to ballet class, a fantastically analog
place of shoes and stretching and work.

It has been difficult to catch - every time I drive down that
street on my way somewhere intending to photograph it, it is
gone. In use. I love the contrast red top, and that someone
is using a forty year old economy car - the Ford Falcon was
classified as a compact in the sixties - to get to work and
to the bar. I saw it by the Kingpin once, when it was missing
on the way to ballet.

It is missing a hubcap. I wonder why it is so stock, if it
is a sleeper under the dented white exterior, if the bucket
seats are factory or junkyard. It is interesting, not pretty.
What has it seen? Was it an old lady's Sunday driver until
she died and it was passed along? Or has it passed through
dozens of hands, somehow retaining its colors and wheels.

I caught it on a long day when we put the starter back on
the pickup and drove it into the garage. Ended up on a
detour to avoid slow drivers on Magazine and it was home,
and when we turned to round the block to catch it, we
caught a beautiful old bmw. That one is next. More here.

candice at 0:18 | link to post

August 03, 2008

posting spree

hello oil spill.

Things have been on the light side, the summer has been
long and my little sister is getting married this Friday.
She asked me to be her maid of honor, and I hope the dress
I picked will look okay and that no-one forces me to give
a speech.

I will try to make it up to you all with yet more car
picture bounty. I had a really good picture day Saturday.

Above is a slick, calm mississippi, reeking of fuel oil,
late at night from last weekend.

music: The Postal Service: Nothing Better

candice at 21:34 | link to post

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