A lot of times it's easier to communicate things through pictures than words (or in this case, both.) Being as it's closing in around "that" time of year (birthday! holidays! end of year!) I thought I would sum up 2007, in "highlights" if you will, with a series of photos.
New Years at 79 Lorimer
A few weeks after New Years, I learned that I landed my first "real job" (I tend to not count freelancing since I never got all that serious about it.) This job requires the use of a car, so I hopped on a plane to Florida, where I had a trusty mechanic and experience with car dealers, and spent a week shopping around. I ended up finding a great deal on a tank of a car, which has since been a key factor in some of my better memories of the year.
i took this on northern parkway after getting back from florida on one of the first days driving for the new job.
A few weeks later, we managed to get organized for our first significant field trip of the year. Earth Day fell on a Sunday, and we figured the best way to celebrate would be to get out in nature. We traveled a whopping 20 minutes outside of the city to the Palisades Interstate Park, and did some hiking at North-South Lookout. Unfortunately (and fortunately?) for us, little planning was made past the initial transportation stage, so after roughly two hours of hiking, we got lost and our "light hike" turned into some serious boulder scrambling that lasted a little over six hours. We ran out of water about three hours in, and lost our sanity just shortly after that. On top of that, I had She-ra, with me and we had to carry her through the majority of the ordeal. This was definitely one of the better days of the year.
like most everything else we do, we take hiking very seriously.
the majority of the pre-getting lost part of the hike was spent in extensive photoshoot sessions.
we ended up having almost 500 photos of this day because of shit like this. one person would do something, and the other seven of us would take fifty photos each of it.
photoshoot #23908479238757 of the day, at the bottom of peanut leap cascades.
dog brigade when we lost the trail and ended up climbing massive boulder/landslides.
around hour # 34958 of the hike, we happened across a small bank of snow, still fairly malleable. it had been 70+ degrees for a few days, so this was definitely unexpected -slash- bizarre.
A few days after the palisades expedition, we dressed up oldies style for the fake 50's prom at union pool. It was pretty cool for about the first five seconds, then we decided to leave in pursuit of better fun and more booze. Kinda like real prom in high school.