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ReGENERATION

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

If you follow my blog, you know I’m a dork for documentaries. Last night I had the opportunity to preview ReGENERATION. It is so spot on it gave me goosebumps. Leave it to a Coug alum to make a movie about communication and media. Edward R. Murrow would’ve been proud!

I took pages of notes (on my iPad) and will complete a writeup later today. My mom gets in town this afternoon and I have a work meeting in a few. In the meantime, click here to read more about ReGENERATION.

What do you think? Will our generation finally turn things around? Will we BE the change, instead of hoping for change?

♥ BB

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Cougars in Venice

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

That’s right, there are Cougars in Venice. No, I’m not talking about the cat, and while it certainly applies, I’m not referencing hot older women. I’m talking Washington State University alumni in Venice Beach.

I met Chris at The Brig roughly a week ago. He dropped his WAZZU and Edward R. Murrow College of Communication alumni status, and if you know Cougs, we are diehard alum. We talked politics (because that’s how I roll at the bars) and Chris mentioned filming documentaries for his company Engine 7 Films. Tonight we met up tonight to talk documentaries (which I’ll address in my next post), community awareness and Cougar memories.

Anyways, the point of this blog is to talk about architecture. I’ve noticed a ton of rad architecture in LA. It seems everyone makes the most of their tiny spaces. Ok, this space isn’t tiny, but it made me realize I should probably write apartment/architecture reviews while I’m at it. I mean shoot, I carry my camera with me everywhere, I might as well utilize that, right?

Chris lives with his friends and business parters off Abbot Kinney in Venice. Walking through their front gate felt like walking into a jungle. Palm trees, plants and vines hung everywhere. The gardens alone made me envious. Then we walked to the back patio, home to the beach cruisers, coolers, chairs, table, fire pit and lanterns. Full glass doors, high ceilings and a fan gave the room an airy feel. Maybe the open space gets creative juices going? Either way, all I could think was, “This office space is so rad. I must photograph it.”

You can tell a lot about someone by the way they keep their personal space. With so many funky spaces, get ready for more home tours and architecture posts!

What’s your preference for home decor? Minimal? Antique? Modern? What about guys versus girls apartments?

♥ BB

Side note: I’m thrift shopping furniture with my mom this weekend. What are some good places for vintage treasures? This whole “camping in my room” thing isn’t cutting it anymore.

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Apple Cup Weekend: Day Three

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

Just a few more snow photos snapped on the drive home from Pullmonster…

♥ BB

Photo of the Day: Day Two Hundred Forty Seven

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

“Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.”
-Vince Lombardi

♥ BB

Apple Cup 2010

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

The 2010 Apple Cup is one for the record books, and not because of the freezing temperatures, packed stadium or nail biting game.

I came to Pullman with no definite plans to attend Apple Cup. Luckily I’ve got a few friends willing to hook a homegirl up. My friend Derick is last year’s ASWSU President. He made no promises for media passes, but told me he’ll get me into the game. Media pass aside, I threw on my camera bag and trekked to Martin Stadium with my fingers crossed.

I got into the game no problem. Pushing and shoving through an intoxicated crowd of Cougs is another thing. People got pretty PO’d when my backpack bumped them. People wondered why I didn’t bring a bag full of booze. Someone else thought my unipod was an ice pick. What the heck Cougs!?

Derick and I made our way to the field only to learn we needed different media passes. I shoved back through the crowd and posted up with Annie and friends. We were in the tenth row in the end zone. Perfect for pictures, but not field access perfect…

In the third quarter I went to an overlook deck to snap some arial shots of the game. I planned to take off after that but things never go as planned. I ran into Derick who had the proper media pass. He was on his way home and gave me a pass to get on the green.

I sprinted back inside Martin Stadium and walked down on the field. No hassle this time. I pulled out my camera and started shooting. What a rush to be on the sidelines, next to Associated Press photographers, taking pictures of the 2010 Apple Cup.

The game itself made me proud to be a Coug. Ok, so a win would’ve helped, but the atmosphere on Cougar game days is indescribable. Cougs packed the stadium from the field to the nosebleed section. Everywhere you went students chanted “Fuck the Huskies” and “Go Cougs!” Hands clapped in sync as the band played Jaws. As the score got closer and the clock ran down, the crowd got louder. Come on Cougs!

While the Cougs lost 35-28, I am still proud of the game we played. Let’s face it, our football team isn’t very good. The fact we came so close says something. It says UW isn’t as good as they think they are :]

I’m not sure how field access to Apple Cup can be topped, but it can and will be done. For now, I am still reveling in the awesomeness of the game. Apple Cup 2010 is one for my record book.

♥ BB