john just taught me how to use my new scanner. which isn't really my new scanner because i've pirated it from my sister, but all that really means is that i must scan as many pictures as i can, as quickly as i can, before she decides to take it back.
you guys are soooo lucky.
anyway, in the process of my scanning i'm sure i'm going to stumble across 2 or 3 or 637 pictures that i want to share with you, so without further ado, i now present one of my favorite pictures:
i absolutely adore this photo, even though john will tell you it's a piece of crap. he's all about something called 'pixelation' and flaws. and other things that i don't really understand.
but, me? i remember this moment.
we had just screened john's first 'real' movie in ann arbor, and it was awesome.
you can see it here.
(and make sure you turn the sound up, because i think one of the things john is best at is sound editing. i mean, admittedly, i know jack shit. but i still think he rules.)
we'd been dating for aout two years by then, so of course i knew that he was a 'film maker.'
but to be honest, all it meant before that night was that he had a good excuse to not hang out with me. i had no idea how truly talented he was. i mean, i was around to help during filming and stuff like that, but i had no idea what the end product would look like.
i don't know who took this picture, but i know that i was whispering in john's ear about how completely fabulous i thought he was, and i was reminding him to take in the moment and remember the happiness that he felt that night.
this photo is just so powerful to me, because without it i might not have that moment burned so vividly into my head.* because, you know, we were also a little drunk that night--celebration, and all.
in fact, i think i dropped john's brand new digital camera on the floor about two and a half minutes after this picture was taken. it never worked again.
but i like to think that wasn't the most memorable thing that happened that evening.
i also enjoy my hair in this picture, but i suppose that's irrelevent.