Sunday, September 11, 2011

celebration vs. devastation

white dress
grey ash


passionate love
indescribable fear

nervous butterflies
soaring rubble


overwhelming joy

unresolved conclusions


This is the conflict I feel when I think about September eleventh and twelfth.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Portlanders Agree!

Reasons why I love Portland.
I just need to remind myself.

It's pretty.

Powell's Books. Because it is magical. Even if you don't call yourself a book lover, there is always something to lose yourself in... It's a city of books for crying out loud! TheHawthorne location is charming too.

The Portland Timbers
We have a soccer team! And we're good! And we know it!
There ain't no pity in the rose city!

My favorite breakfast in the world at this humble place.

Seeing a "picture show" with the love of my life here.
It's real nice.

I'm not a fan of dogs.
However, we had a fun date night here.

The zoo. With old friends and new memories.

Mt. Tabor - always something interesting
(let's not talk about the recently
frowned-upon occurrences that
happened there)

Best pizza around.

Yes. These links took a while.

This is brilliant.

I could use one of these.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Help me out, Bob

Remember when I wrote this post?

It's still the most popular.

Perhaps I should revisit discussing influential singers/songwriters/legends.

Just a though.

Monday, May 30, 2011

On Not Wanting to do Finals

Welp. Do em anyways.


figure out your score in the class and what it would be if you just didn't write the final paper. Lets see here....

yeah, I should probably do it...
am I going to? You ask.

Yes. However, I don' t have to do very well to pull of a decent grade. And by decent I mean an A, so don't judge me.

I think I'll live by these rules next semester.

I'm just being a whiner. I am so glad I have the ability to be back in school eating up all this knowledge. So stop all that judgement.

Friday, May 27, 2011

chalk mural!

47th and Sandy Blvd.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The beginning

And so it begins
this person is here
Her awareness has yet to develop to our level
the awareness of others
of humanity
It won't be long that she will recognize you
your laughter
your anger
your trickery

Forgive me
I am angry already
The reality this person will face
the sorrow
the pain
it is going to hurt
You are going to hurt her

Promise me this
promise as if your life depended on it
you will try
and beyond try
with all your might
to love those around you
not for them
not for yourself
not for me
but for this person

she is perfect

Thursday, May 12, 2011

So what I mean is...

Reading literature that is all metaphoric is one thing. Analyzing literature that is all metaphoric is another thing. I've analyzed myself back to the beginning. I have so many ideas of what this short story was intended to mean. I'm at a loss. And my poor essay, it's at a loss too.
Any thoughts on The Yellow Wallpaper?

The man's role/power

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

something beautiful

I recently went to first Thursday downtown and had a wonderful time looking around galleries and finding really beautiful art. I wanted to share one artist I fell in love with at the Froelick gallery, I think you will fall in love too!
Susan Suebert will seriously change your life. Her photos are to die for. She uses ambrotype, a technique I wasn't familiar with before but now I can't get enough of it. Here are some of my favorites. Here is her blog, have a look-see!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

New Mexico Beauty

More to come.
Can you even stand how cute that girl is?
This trip was much needed.
I seriously love my family.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


I don't think I would call myself a morning person, unless you say that meaning I don't go to bed until morning... I usually stay up pretty late. I don't mean to, I just do. The mindless things I do at 1am are not productive, hardly ever. Even though I don't like getting up in the morning, there is something magical about spring mornings that make me all warm inside. It's the waking up before my alarm from the sunshine that gets me so cheerful.

Monday, April 11, 2011

On Being a Student 2

Am I the only student that gets so worked up about homework and grades that I nearly get sick? I somehow don't think I am, but around here it sure feels like it. Mr. Husband is super smart and super confident in his abilities that he doesn't feel the need to fret. He just goes to class, does his homework, and thats that. For me? I analyze each assignment as if it is a jigsaw puzzle or murder I am supposed to solve. What is up with that?!
Not to mention how cold my fingers get at the keyboard. I really don't like typing all that much. I'm sure all you bloggers out there know what I'm referring to. It's the Cold, Clammy Fingers That Can't Be Under The Blanket Because You're Typing Epidemic. It's a real thing. Makes me want one of these...


a sunny, perfect day

Last Friday, after work, my wonderful husband and I hopped in the car and went for a long drive up the Columbia River Gorge! We stopped at a few different waterfalls, not Multnomah falls, however, we drove by but didn't stop. We've been to that one 100+ times. We spent most of our time at Latourell falls, my favorite!
The day was magical.

I forgot to put this photo in my little video, so here it is, just for you!

It was a sunny, perfect day.

Untitled from Rebekah Fink on Vimeo.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Her Name is Rosaline

This girl has done something pretty spectacular. Yes, she has melted my heart while being states and states away. What I would give to have her sleep in my arms tonight. My auntie arms are missing her terribly. I wish I could see her grow up, without using photos. I wish I could give her kisses whenever I wanted. I want to make memories with her. Oh, how I wish....

I'll be dreaming about you tonight, sweet girl.

On Being a Student.

I am a college student. I am a married college student. I am a married college student married to a college student. We do homework together. I used to think he was so boring when he would have to read textbooks instead of hangout with me. Now, we are boring together. It's kind of the opposite of boring to be honest. Yes, the homework itself is rough, but there is something great about being together while simultaneously being in two different places entirely. I'm really enjoying learning. I've been craving some legitimate knowledge for a while now. Going back to school what a good choice. We'll see if I still feel this way in a few years...

Saturday, March 26, 2011

New Camera!

I got a new camera!! The amazing Autumn Rose let me buy her old one! Can you believe I get to work with such an amazing camera?! The camera that took these photos?! I believe with all my heart that it is so NOT the camera and SO the person behind it... It's a lot harder than it looks to take a good photo! Let me tell you! It was pretty rough having my first run real run through with this baby at the Oregon Coast Aquarium! You think it might be hard to take a good photo? Try one in the dark, with your model a little fish under water! Needless to say, I was frustrated. I need my friends to help me understand the world of nice cameras! What the heck is ISO anyways?! Gosh, I do hope I read this years from now and think, "I was so silly back then, It's a piece of cake taking legit pictures!" That will be the day...

Until that day comes, I'll be posting pictures I took. They may not be the best, but I promise they will improve overtime. I'm excited to see how they transform, and how I transform as a photographer (can I even call myself a photographer?)!

The whole point of this trip we took was to celebrate our dear friend Nathan's (not to be confused with my husband) ((It is rather confusing when your husband and his best friend have the same name)) BIRTHDAY!!! Wahooo!!! What a wonderful day it was! The beach, a tour and delicious lunch and drinks at The Rouge Brewery (and distillery) Goodness! That gin is tasty!

Thanks Nathan, for being born so we could go to the beach and celebrate with you! And also for being such a good friend to my husband! And thanks Emily, for the fabulous idea!

Look at that face! What a little cutie!

Ok, tell me this is not amazing!


The girls

This one is my favorite!
This jelly fish is called a Sea Nettle.
I find them fascinating!
When I was an outdoor school camp councilor my name was Nettles!

Props to my hubby on this one! Good job, babe!

My absolute favorite part!
have you not heard of my sea life obsession?!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

There is a place.

That is artistic...

Happy almost Easter!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


I'm so excited right now. About a plethora of things such as...

(We've got some good music here people.)

If you missed the Oscars this year, this is all you really need to see...

Excited now, not stressed! It's amazing what one hard day's work can do!

I saw some trees (like this one) starting to bloom today! I can't wait!

With spring comes fresh produce, and with some fresh produce comes...

I'm also really excited for my mom, who gets to visit my amazing family in Korea this spring! Mom, give those babes a million kisses for me, will ya? I do hope I can visit this summer!! I'm feeling really blessed today, which is a blessing in itself because I've had a pretty hard week. I just love my husband and my friends and my family lots and lots. We've got a groovy thing going here.

This just in:
My parking citation at my school was just dismissed! Yeah!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Dreaming of spring...

How fun is this?! I could spend hours on this website coming up with outfits I could only dream of! I love it! I found it on this blog... I love e, the other day I thought I saw her at this coffee house and I about freaked... but then I realized the woman I saw wasn't pregnant... not to mention e does not live in Portland. Anyways.... this fancy fashion website makes me feel oh so fancy, like I could simply own anything I click on, wouldn't that be nice?

So, it's currently snowing outside, and I'm laying couchridden due to excruciating back pain around dreaming of spring outfits! I feel a bit silly and super girly, but I'll embrace it! I like to be girly every now and then.
I'm also loving this website because I've recently been taping into the idea of making some cute clothes. What better place to start than fabulous spring inspiration? Urban Outfitters has some items I adore, I need to borrow steal some ideas.

In other news.... I freakin' ran three whole miles today!!! It was the first time, but it SO will not be the last! - at least I hope not, my back seems to be telling me otherwise... I went to put on my sweats this evening and POP! My lower back is all jacked up. Why is it that whenever I exercise and eat healthy my body freaks out?! Like I'm doing something wrong...
I'm not though.
I stretch.
I drink lots of water.
Come on, Body! What do you want from me?!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


or not... is that show ever going to be on again?! what is the deal???

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Ok, so there is a show about my city. I have to love it because it's on t.v. and it's about my hometown! I've gotta represent! So this show makes fun of my town, a lot. But I met the star of the show, she seemed pretty nice, a little sassy and had the "I know, I know, I'm famous." kind of attitude, but who wouldn't, I mean, she is famous after all... I was slightly star stuck. shame.

So this show, like I said, makes fun of my town. They say we may or may not have real live feminists, and we may or may not care where our food comes from and we may or may not have fun games to play in pubic places... My feelings aren't hurt though, because they haven't made a show about any other great cities lately. And it would be way worse if the show was reality t.v. At least Portland is being made fun of in a silly and creative way, not in taking crazy stupid people and following them around with a camera. They save those classy shows for cities like LA and NY... cities that are also acronyms I guess.

When I'm sick I get bored, so I've decided to be proactive.

Currently reading:

I never read... so this is kind of a big deal.

My mind is blown.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

If Only

If only I could be a master seamstress... then I could make wedding dresses and charge up the yin-yang...

Some favorites.

I have this corner. It's were the washer and dryer are located in my home. It is also, due to the lack of storage space, the place where my rapidly growing collection of sewing stuff is kept. This week I've been trying to organize. Oh man. It is quite a task! So, in this corner I have a window. And I really want some curtains up so I like my corner a little more. If you like your laundry room, you like doing laundry. Right? Maybe... That's what I like to think anyway. I got my inspiration from this blog. This woman is amazing. I want to be her best friend... or I want her to come make my home look amazing!
With all this being said, my favorite fabrics to make my curtains out of are...
Because it's pretty
Because it is so fun!
Because it is classy and fun
Because its nice... and only 6 dollars a yard.

Unfortunately I'm flat broke right now and will not be getting any of these any time soon. But it's fun to look! I'm concerned that a small space with large printed fabric will make it look even smaller... but thats the only kind of fabric I can like right now. I guess this being broke thing will give me plenty of time to find the fabric for me. Let's be optimistic here.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

happy new...

new year. new thoughts. new shoes.