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:
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.
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.