The first photo I shot on the grounds of the WTC site during rebuilding, 2009.
Do you ever sit down on the subway and think you’ve just sat in a puddle, only then to realize that you are the puddle?
I think all of the rain I’ve suffered in the last two days is payback for the last two years, when, if it was raining, I could completely avoid leaving the apartment. Besides thinking about history, this is one of the things I will miss most about writing my dissertation.
Item of the day: Lobster Club on brioche
Vintage Photo Friday
Hollywood, here we come!
I got straight bangs last summer after seeing a photo of someone looking awesome from the late 1960s. I was pleased with them but some times I felt that they didn’t look great on me. Also, people’s reactions were weird. I read their reactions either as they thought my bangs were so unbelievably awesome they were rendered speechless or they thought my bangs looked so bad that were trying to be polite by not saying anything. Maybe, actually, this is the universal reaction to bangs, like people’s responses to the First Lady’s bangs—people either love them or hate them (and it doesn’t have much to do with the owner of the bangs).
After pinning them back for several months, I had my bangs re-cut and got a whole new hair cut the week after I handed in my dissertation. It’s like what people do with break-ups—get a new hair style. I was going for a Karlie Kloss kind of thing. But, guess what? I’m not a supermodel. I was happy I went short, but I am now growing my hair out. I think, universally, most women look better with longer hair and most men look better with very short (buzzed, basically) hair. I guess, in terms of hair, I conform to strict gender norms, even though I don’t when it comes to anything else. Which isn’t to say that I don’t like short hair on women. If I could, I would definitely do the Miley hair cut but I am basically a million percent certain that I would not like the way I look with it.
I just had my bangs re-trimmed and there are moments I love them and moments I hate them. Anyway, the point is, seeing this picture reminds me of why I got them in the first place. How cool does Debbie Harry look?