Welcome back, friends, family, and fans! Mandy and I felt terrible for being away for so long, but sometimes life catches up and takes away time for hobbies. That said, we’re excited to jump back in and we plan to make up for the last couple weeks by releasing photos on a much tighter schedule for the next couple of weeks. So, without further adieu…
“Brent and I flew to Michigan to celebrate the union between his old roommate, Dave, and Dave’s beautiful bride, Erin. Brent, with his old roommates Greg, Nick, Jim, and Jim’s wife Tiffany, showed me and Shelley around their old stomping grounds. Here we are in the EECS (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) building at University of Michigan where these guys used to spend all their time (well, not Brent, as he hardly ever went to class, because he’s so… smart). Seeing a little of Brent’s past and hearing anecdotes about their favorite places was a ton of fun. It felt like I went back in time to see just how all of these guys lived back then. Ann Arbor is a really beautiful town and it made me nostalgic about my own college days.” –M
Unlike Mandy, I sought to repeat history by choosing an actual photo to recreate. When I chose this topic, I had no particular photo in mind, but I knew that I wanted to choose a childhood photo. My parents took lots of pictures of the family growing up and they later spent a great deal of time scanning and organizing those photos.
Of the photo I settled on, I have no memory, but it still felt like it had lots of potential. Judging by the card, it must’ve either been Mother’s Day or Valentines Day. The delectable snack in front is “ants on a log”, a nickname for celery, peanut butter, and raisins. I used Photoshop to recreate the card and tried to match the flower colors to some from the local farmer’s market.
Mandy must be sick of taking pictures of cats and bunnies. She switched up the next topic with:
Dog. Dog dog dog.