Watching this video, in the words of Vimeo, “over and over as I look on as a proud parent.”

I’ve been feeling a great push to make a short film ever since I saw this one last summer by my friend Elizabeth; more recently Sarah’s reflections on her time studying in South Korea have been mega-inspiring. I decided late June to get over my idleness and teach myself a little about what it takes to make a video, starting by taking a few clips each day and then sitting down one afternoon to put it all together. I am super happy with the final product and have decided to make the project a year long; in celebration, one could say, of being 20.

I’m very excited and itching for the end of this month so I can edit footage again! Until then I’ll just be over here takin lil’ clips and watching my own video on repeat 😉




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Things that make for good Saturday morning exploring:

1) A bangin’ partner in crime

2) A general plan. This does not have to include any specifics i.e. address of brunch place i.e. planned map of activities. But it’s always nice to have an area in mind.

3) A sense of humor and some confidence. You might have to ask to share a table with three random people. It’ll be cool. Don’t sweat it.

4) Your phone. Because there’s inevitably going to be a need for last minute Yelp searches and directions to the nearest T stop.

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Things that make for not so good Saturday morning exploring:

1) Cold weather. And wind. And frozen hands and toes and a “feels like” of 2 degrees. Yeah. That just about sums it up.

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So even though the air was frigid and the snow was piled higher than us and we had to wait to sit and eat our brunch, this morning was pretty swell. Elizabeth and I set out for adventure and I’d like to think we found it, too (with a little help). We had lovely coffee and noms at Render, which we chose for it’s reviews but, let’s be real, who can resist a trendy coffee bar with a chalk menu and a barista simultaneously taking your order and making pour over?

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Case in point.

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Stylish neighborhoods breed stylish debris. Also, I’m sure you thought you were really punny Jenn. And you were. I guess James just doesn’t get it… sigh.

Processed with VSCOcam with c2 presetSo for some final thoughts, the orange line is weird, man. There’s a lot of wood paneling. And it smells a funky. But the Mass Ave stop is real nice, all out in the open air with snow making this soft blanket everywhere and some pretty shadows. I’d go back.

Graffiti to take us out.