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Day 251: Tangled Up in Blue.

I have a confession to make. It's something that I should just come forward with...

This is really hard for me but I thought you all should know that I am a digital hoarder. If my computer could somehow be projected into my apartment, I'd have stuff everywhere because I save everything on my hard drive. Whenever Séb sees my desktop, he shakes his head at the clutter of icons that are scattered across the screen like cockroaches in a Lower East Side studio apartment. 

The fact remains that I simply hate dragging documents to my trash bin in the fear that I may need them again at a later date. I also chronically e-mail myself photos and word documents as "back-up".

In an effort to kick start 2012, I did a laptop deep cleaning where I spent half the day creating folders, filing important documents and "throwing out" quadruples of the same photo of parties and fashion weeks past that I swore to myself that I'd look at again for inspiration.

During this digital extermination, I came across a batch of photos that I haven't seen in a year. I shot them while taking on a long winter's walk through Paris, contemplating if Monsieur Flâneur was the one for me because things had gotten so vile between us.

I guess I was feeling kind of blue (and apparently fantasizing about a haircut)...








With a sparkling clean desktop and not wanting to clutter it up again, I have since moved my addiction to Pintetrest. Come hoard with me over there!

12 comments:

  1. At least know you can hoard on Pinterest instead of your desktop and Seb will never know :-)

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    1. I am totally turning into a Pinterest hoarder! I'm loving it. Your post from a few days ago (Ryan Gosling) totally inspired me to explore Pinterest and finally use my account and now I'll never go back! Pinterest pour toujours!!!

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  2. Such amazing pictures! Digital hoarding is a serious problem for me too. My email inbox gives me anxiety. I'll catch up with you on Pinterest tonight {I have a time block on it so I don't waste my entire life on it}!

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    1. Thanks! Paris never fails to inspire me!

      LOL! Yes, I am only allowed to pin after 8pm. Pinterest goes great with a glass of wine!

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  3. Great pics:) Maybe you were going for a Paris colour project like Little Brown Pen?:)

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    1. Maybe...I didn't know Little Brown Pen last year. I was in such a haze that I have no idea what I was thinking when I took these. I just remember feeling miserable and snapped what called to me.

      I love Little Brown Pen now...her book looks amazing!

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  4. From one digital hoarder to another, I've got to say I liked you a lot better when you had sloppy files and icons cluttering your screen. ;) Doing some serious organizing of my laptop has been on my list for the past couple of weeks and now I feel so guilty that I haven't done it yet.

    Many artists claim that inspiration is born of misery and your blue photos are confirmation that it's true. I REALLY like your idea of posting pictures of the same color.

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    1. I'm a changed woman, MK. A clean computer works wonders..I'm so zen now...ohm. hehehe.

      I didn't plan the color themed photos...I realized it a year later that I was taking pictures of things in hues of blue. It really was random. I was a sad cookie back then.. :(

      Glad you liked the pictures! :) !!

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  5. Luv your blog! Michele from Chicago! CHEERS! XX

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  6. I'm exactly the same way, I even do the emailing thing! I love Pinterest, it's kind of terrible how much I have pinned. I just started following you!

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    1. Hi there and welcome! Thank you for all of your comments that you have left. They are much appreciated!

      I'm following you as well! : )

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