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Living the Felby Lifestyle

I have a bunch of fun pictures that I took this weekend. I've had tags about livin' the Felby lifestyle, or the Humboldt Abode and yet, I haven't really gone to any great length to show you what exactly either of the two is like. With a bit of luck, maybe I can show you. Not Even Remotely Dial-Up Safe!

About a block and a half away from our apartment, there is teh library!


Our library rocks the sculpture, and is actually underground (in case you were thinking it was a damn small building.) Across the street we have the oldschool Uptown Theater, which is where went to see The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Cremaster III.


In the opposite direction, a block away from my crib we have the lakes! See below:


That is the channel between Lake Calhoun and Lake of the Isles. And there's waterfowl! And a yorkie! And no, that's not me.


I have an additional picture of teh duckie, but I want to illustrate that our waterfowl are very well behaved. See how they maintain a single file line?


Now, don't let yourself think that because we're near lakes, green, and wildlife that we're out away from the city. We're about 5-10 minutes away from Downtown. Minneapolis is just awesome like that.


There are walking & biking paths around both lakes, as well as large parks and spaces of green grass for various and sundry activities. See Also: Scrabble.




There's a dog park too, and our neighborhood is practically a dog parade. Look! Corgies!


The houses in our neighb are huge and gorgeous. This is not ours [clearly, for we are poor. Woe.] I just wanted to point out that it's incorrect. Lake of the Isles, y'all. Plural.


In fact, to give you an approximation of the wealth and oppulance, Josh Hartnett used to live here. In fact, this was his house (and it's my absolute favorite):


I have more, and better pictures of it if anyone is interested. Otherwise, here is Josh Hartnett's fungus:


Also, our neighborhood is green. There are trees, ivy, and other assorted plantlife all over this city. Here's a sample from my neighborhood.

Since I have the fixation with lakes, why don't we start with aquatic plants?


And I was told to get a picture of pretty flowers, so:


I really like this picture. Hee. It's just a bunch of slop, that has clearly been trampled and then there's one, strong, undisturbed flower.


Seeing as it's fall, there are crabapples everywhere. I would like to take this opportunity to say that I love the foliage focus on my camera.


Still loving it. From underneath the branches of a willow tree.


And then there's the standard ivy and stone. It feels very old... and the neighborhood really is.


Onto much smaller quarters... here is my room, some of its components, my gadgets, and our DVD collection.

It ain't much, but I love it. Me gusta mucha mi cama.


And my end table:


Bookshelf:


Dresser [Yes, the sign behind the mirror does say "Hobbit Hole of Scott Miller." I stole it from Matt's brother years ago.]:


ET Center: (with mini tee vee, dvd player, subwoofer & external speakers, guitar amp, alarm clock, feesh, loads of candles, and iPod, as well as other assorted stuff. Garden State, for example.) This was a gift from an unsuccessful wannabe suitor.


Candle Lantern! This was a going away to college present from my ex-boyfriend's mother!


This is my betta fish, Bartleby. He is all kinds of handsome, and iridescent!


This is the BEAGLE. She's ready for her close-up, Mr. DeVille. There'll be more of her later.


This is the couch the snake crawled out from underneath! Also, beagle.


This is the couch I am currently sitting on, the laptop I am currently using, the tee vee that is not on, the 1,000 watt stereo system of doom, the Jack Skellington CD case that is stuffed to the gills, and I don't think you can see the nintendos, but there's a 64 and an NES.


Yon DVD collection!
Shelf 1: minus Garden State
Shelf 2: We have a lot of Harry Potter.
Shelf 3:

These are things that remind me of my childhood. I learned to embroider with my Grandma when I was about 5, and I always remember reading Calvin and Hobbes before I went to bed at Judy & Jerry's. Often with popcorn & Butter Buds.


And here's my trumpet! I bought it when I was in high school, with my own money. It was brand new, retailing around $3,000 but I got it for half through school. I am aware that there is a koosh-ball in the case. Don't ask, it's tradition.


And it's got really beautiful etching on the bell, which really can't be caught on film (or digipixel?) just because it's so shiny.


And now I give to you a video of the neighbor's dog! Narrated by me. If ever you hear me talking about M.J. or Mary Jane, this is her. She and Gucci are the greatest of friends.


Well, that's it, folks! I'm completely in love with my camera though, so I seriously doubt this is the last you'll hear from me. Until next time, I'm going to sit back and marvel at the the fact that the angle of this picture creates an effect disturbingly reminscent the llama in Emperor's New Groove. Shut up. It so does.

ETA: I know it's lame... but I like this picture, even if it is just rocks in a puddle.

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kpachayagolobka
Sep. 19th, 2006 07:21 am (UTC)
coooool, i get both of my requests in one picture!

she's adorable, little gucci, even if she does pee a lot. and thump her tail whilst wagging.

KUZKO!

And, that is a really beautiful trumpet-- I still have my clarinet, I think, the box is wrecked but the instrument is still beautiful. I knew someone with a trumpet similar to yours in HS, he loved that thing like it was his firstborn.
virtuistic
Sep. 19th, 2006 07:23 am (UTC)
Isn't it though? Seriously, I'm still in awe of how beautiful an instrument it is. I should really play it more often. I used to be so good, and it's so damn beautiful.

YOUR FRIEND IS SPOT THE FUCK ON. I KNOW HOW HE FEELS. Seriously. No one touched my trumpet without my direct consent. Touching my trumpet involved getting your arse kicked.

AND KUZKO, FTW!
kpachayagolobka
Sep. 19th, 2006 07:48 am (UTC)
my clarinet was, comparatively, a piece of shit but it was my baby. I cleaned it religiously, even the director was like "... seriously?"

FTW?
virtuistic
Sep. 19th, 2006 05:00 pm (UTC)
For the win... or, alternatively, if you want to be badass, Fuck the World. :)

I need to get my trumpet in for its yearly chemical bath. Every time I do though I get scared. I'm always worried something will go wrong when it's in the hands of others.
virtuistic
Sep. 19th, 2006 07:25 am (UTC)
Also,

B FLAT INSTRUMENTS, FTW!
kpachayagolobka
Sep. 19th, 2006 07:47 am (UTC)
*plays scales in head* funny how that stuff sticks with you. I'm not sure I even know the names of the notes anymore, but damn I could play that shit in my sleep.
orangedust
Sep. 19th, 2006 08:05 am (UTC)
ha we have all those calvin and hobbes books too hey!
where are the picshures of you!?!?
virtuistic
Sep. 19th, 2006 04:53 pm (UTC)
I'm all puffy and allergic right now. Not photogenc. Waiting until I stop looking like a goldfish.
virtuistic
Sep. 19th, 2006 06:25 pm (UTC)
EDIT: There's a picture from Halloween up.
wackodood
Sep. 19th, 2006 08:05 am (UTC)
Damn, you have some pretty trendy sheot. The bulk of our house was either found in a dumpster or along the side of a curb.
virtuistic
Sep. 19th, 2006 04:51 pm (UTC)
Well, I bought my bed from Ikea, and all its divers and sundry accoutrement, including the wall tapestry.

The dresser was a gift, actually, from our family friends. IT looks really nice, and the wood definitely is, but the drawers are fussy. It's about 20 years old.

The ET center actually has the best story, because I used to have my tee vee propped up on a rubbermaid container... but there was a guy I knew from class who really liked me, and with whom I was very irritated and angry... and he was looking to update his apartment, and get rid of this year old, 150 dollar slightly scratched entertainment system. He gave it to me as a way of a peace offering.

The end table we got off craigslist. Our big couch we got off the curb. The living room ET center was off craigslist... so all in all. Yes. Trendy, but shabby chic. I'm just glad it doesn't look like a dorm room anymore.
pennyxblossoms
Sep. 19th, 2006 12:34 pm (UTC)
Your neighbourhood seems so nice! I love green and lakes, they're so pretty! And the ducks, aw, so cute!
Your fish is so pretty too! Such ecotix colours! And your DVD collection is so good ^_^.

Lovely picspam ^_^.
virtuistic
Sep. 19th, 2006 04:46 pm (UTC)
Thank ye! I love it here.I'm going to take more pictures as the seasons continue to change... it should be loverly.

Also, more adorable animal pictures, because teh pets are TOO KEWT.
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virtuistic
Sep. 19th, 2006 04:40 pm (UTC)
Aye, I be glad to year I aint the only one wot sees the resemblence.

(omfg, do you see the little eyepatch? Points to the LJ man)
ack_attack
Sep. 19th, 2006 02:01 pm (UTC)
LOL hobbit hole!

Koosh ball!

BEAGLE OMG!

Corgies!!

;ldzjfl;kdsjthese are awesome
virtuistic
Sep. 19th, 2006 04:37 pm (UTC)
I KNOW! I'm thinking of renaming this entry "Welcome to Paradise" 'cause I kinda think it is.

Also. AVAST, LOOK HOW THE LITTLE LIVEJOURNAL GUY BE WEARIN' AN EYEPATCH. ARRRRR.
notashamed
Sep. 19th, 2006 05:04 pm (UTC)
such fun pictures! I haven't been to Uptown in forever. I love seeing pictures of places that I recognize.

Beagle is SO CUTE OMG. And also, yay trumpet.

When you stop feeling puffy, you must post pictures of yourself. must i say.
virtuistic
Sep. 19th, 2006 05:05 pm (UTC)
I shall. Yea, verily.
mattador
Sep. 19th, 2006 07:04 pm (UTC)
Why is it Josh's fungus? Also seeing these pictures makes me miss the Cities SO BAD.
virtuistic
Sep. 19th, 2006 07:06 pm (UTC)
'Cause it was in his yard.
mattador
Sep. 19th, 2006 07:18 pm (UTC)
Score!
promiseoftin
Sep. 20th, 2006 04:35 am (UTC)
Neato bandito! Your post inspired me to capture my own city soon mebbe. Ya know, so I can avoid cleaning house or something important. ;)
virtuistic
Sep. 20th, 2006 04:37 am (UTC)
You should do it! This is only a segment... verreh small, but fear not. There shall be more!
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