Friday, September 30, 2005

fan 4

this reminds me of "the time machine" for some reason. not so much the book as the movie(s), i think. in the 1960 version, the people were drawn to the sphinx by the sound an air-raid siren, which came out of a creepy orafice like the one above. very scary...

Thursday, September 29, 2005

fan 14

so many fans, and they're all have those nice little placards. i would have taken a sharpie to them, personally. it would save some money. and then labeling a buttload of fans would give you a nice sharpie high. :c)

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

fan 18

rust and sky. so opposite, yet so similar. the colors of both are caused by oxygen. the metal is turned red by oxidation, and the sky is turned blue by the oxygen (& nitrogen) in the atmosphere scattering the blue lightwaves.

it's all...connected...whoa.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

duck, duck, goose?

the canadian geese often frequent the huntsville-area ponds. they are very majestic, strutting around, flying in formation, and walking across the highway exit ramps like they own the place. but they can't catch bread to save their lives.

Monday, September 26, 2005

portrait of a duck

i've always been puzzled by the warty-faced ducks (i don't know their real name). they behave so much like dogs; it's scary. they "pant" and wag their tails and scratch their heads w/ their feet. kind of endearing. in a duck sort of way.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

the pond

the pond @ UAH. sometimes i go to the pond when i have extra time & i read, or eat, or talk to the ducks. they were pretty boring the day this picture was taken. i like the ducks farther down the bank better.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

secret stairwell

this is one of the secret stairwells beginning on the (under)ground floor. they are bathed in an almost tangible yellow/white light that is creepy as heck. nothing is the color it seems.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

dr. pepper

from the ground floor, there are two stairwells that go all the way up to the third floor. i like to call them the "secret stairwells." of course, the third floor door is locked. and this is the view through the locked third floor door.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005


ok, if the library only has 3 floors, why is there a 4th floor indicator? hmm? hmm? all arrows point to a secret 4th floor! so then there must be stairs leading to it in case of emergency, right? well, there're not listed in the floor maps posted on the walls. and the secret stairways leading from the (under)ground floor don't lead to it. so i'm going to see if the old-style line drawings of the floors show anything different. stay tuned...

Sunday, September 18, 2005

only three floors? ha!

the rear elevator at the salmon library. it goes the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors, as you can plainly see. however, there is one hole right above the 3rd floor button that looks like a hole for a button but is, in fact, a hole for a keyhole. could that lead to a secret 4th floor? more proof to come...

Saturday, September 17, 2005

x light

back to salmon: some naked florescent bulbs from the light squares. coming up next--The Mystery of the 4th Floor!

Friday, September 16, 2005


this is not from the library. if i remember correctly, it's a parking lot light off of university drive. i don't know why it's number 40.

Thursday, September 15, 2005


1st floor, salmon library. i like looking at these drawers. i wonder why they moved the 5 yellow drawers to the orange cabinet.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

fire extinguisher

when there's a fire, you're supposed to use the stairs. well, there are about 63 staircases in the Salmon Library. I'm afriad i would die trying to decide which stairs to take.

Sunday, September 11, 2005


3rd floor bathroom hand dryer. even though you can't tell in the picture, it's got a little glittery look to it. very retro-chique. and it has a sweet little essay on the metal plate about why hand dryers are better than paper towels.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

stall colors

a bathroom in the salmon library. i thought the color scheme was interesting. more colorful than most library bathrooms.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

sno. g.

sign remnants at the salmon library, 3rd floor. is it "snog" or "sno g"?

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

light squares

the third floor ceiling at the Salmon Library, extra contrasty.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

summer's spanish sponge cake

my sister likes to "experiment" with food. she told me she would make me pancakes if i ate her "spanish sponge cake" aka not-quite-cooked-dough with powdered sugar, vanilla wafers, and Reece's shell topping. it was disgusting, but i soldiered on through the whole thing, even though afterward she said i didn't have to eat all of it. i did get my pancakes, though. and they were fully cooked.

Monday, September 05, 2005


the wall of the gym at the W in Columbus, MS. all of the buildings at the W had interesting brickwork. i was facinated by this wall each time i walked by it on the way to class. the random bush, the picnic table, and the open window pane really set off the scene.

Sunday, September 04, 2005


the library at the W in Columbus, MS.