SAMANTHA MURPHY DOES LIFE.

OH HAI!

round two: sicily

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September 15, 2009 at 4:39 pm

ciao!

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so, since I have several gigs of photos from this trip [to sicily], I’ll just post daily updates until I feel satisfied. let’s start from the top, shall we? also, I will warn you in advance, there will probably be numerous photos of food/drink. it is an important part of the culture there, so deal with it! kthanks.

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stay tuned! much more to come.

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September 10, 2009 at 12:35 am

goede avond!

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yao! sorry for the absense. but now that I’m safely back in the states, I am excited to start updating my blog regularly again. I could go on and on about my travels, the long flights, my luggage not making it, blah blah. but I will spare you the gory details. instead, today I am posting photos from brussels, belgium. I had a semi-lengthy layover there, and ventured my way into the city. nothing was in english, so it was fun and exciting. I somehow didn’t even get lost. but it seems like a cool city, and I’d love to go back someday. plus…I want more waffles. so amazing. stay tuned for several updates this week with photos from sicily! cheers.

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September 8, 2009 at 6:48 pm

Update from the future.

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ciao!! greetings from italy. unfortunately I cant update my blog with photos while Im here because I forgot a zip drive, and Im not on my own computer. that is also why I cant use the apostrophe, because the keyboard is italian and I dont know where it is. neato!! so Im basically here to just give a quick lowdown on my life so far.

the day I left the US, I had a layover in chicago, which I was lucky enough to spend with my beautiful bestie boo courtney beckett. yay! it was too short, but sweet for certain. I miss you already my dear!! but we went to lunch at this creepy mafia style european restaurant. so funny. and then starbucks, of course. but it was a great quick catch up. cant wait to see you in october!!

then I had a seven hour flight to brussels. this was great. nobody spoke english at all, and I managed to take the train into the city for 3£, wander around aimlessly for hours, eat lots of waffles, and didnt get lost. without a map. I clearly am a world traveler from birth. but anyway, it was a really cool place that Id like to visit again with more time on my hands. so then I went back to the airport, drank a big stella, and got on my slightly delayed flight to palermo.

ahh, palermo. the flight was gorgeous, and I arrive with nice light, and a pleasant 30°c. chiara and her friend picked me up at the airport, no problem. they didnt even loose my bag…amazing.
since then, weve been swimming in the gorgeous mediterranean, eating tons of gelati and pasta, crusing ancient cities from the b.c. era, and seeing incredible vistas. the traditional home cooked meals have been amazing, and I feel so great. the saltwater has been amazing to my skin too, its silky smooth. oh, and tan. booyah!

anyway, thats pretty much all for now. Im living life and loving it, and basically never want to return. cant wait to share my photos when I get back! ahh!!

hope all is well back in the states. to you sb and ventura kids, please please be on the lookout for my lacie hard drive. it says I heart india on it and it is practically my life. if you find it on campus, holler at me. I will reward you, I promise.

I love you all! ciao!

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August 31, 2009 at 10:15 am

fresh.

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well, it’s been dry here in the shooting department. I’ve been swamped with layout stuff, and stupid humanties bs. I have shot two stories for my photo class, but haven’t posted anything yet…I will eventually. yesterday, there was an open house at the ventura campus for perspective VJ kids. mis amigos amanda, jeff, marina, andrea, caleb, and I showed up to help out. too bad the rest of the chile kids didn’t show! but it was fun. anyway, reytard and I hung out with a new student named courtney, who starts at brooks this upcoming session. congrats to her! so we chatted with her for a while, did a little interview, and took some photos. here goes.

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I think she’ll do just fine : )

stay tuned for more updates!

PS – I AM GOING TO ITALY ON FRIDAY. um, what?

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August 23, 2009 at 11:19 am

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sometimes I like this sort of thing. I’ve been shooting lots, so more updates will follow. enjoy your weekend.


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August 7, 2009 at 12:17 pm

what happens in long beach, stays in long beach.

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or maybe not. but before I get to that, here’s what has been happening. obviously, school. just been busy taking humanities tests every class period, doing more and more research for chile, rocking the business law class with witty posts, and hanging out with awesome people. I can’t complain. so far this session has been really busy but great at the same time. and today was one of those days where everything goes extremely right. very lucky, I am.

anyway, let’s move on. saturday, was a productive and fun day. I did a shoot with an old friend, went thrifting with christine, fell in love with a cute boy at goodwill, and also experienced one of the most bizarre nights of my life. my super adorable friend marina invited us to an art exhibit called kinetics, in which she was showing a few of her rad music photos. so why not? I was already in the area, never been to long beach, and marina is just too cool to say no to. it all seemed fairly normal, until I heard some of the following words to describe potential activities for the evening: burlesque, fashion, art, nudity, dirt, eggs, paint, firedancing. intruiged? well, here’s a somewhat lengthy rundown of the weirdest night I’ve ever had. PLEASE NOTE: some of the images posted below are NSFW and contain nudity. I warned you, so now you may continue. enjoy!

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…and then it happened.

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and of course, after a night like this, I didn’t get home until after sunrise.

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other fun facts to note: the main doorman went by the name “T7” …which is super badass. he let me take pictures wherever I wanted. that snake? at one point during the right it somehow crawled across my back. pretty strange to suddenly find a snake wrapped around you. I also almost got set on fire by the firedancers, because one of them dropped their flaming stick right in front of me. ohhh, the things I do for photography. also to note…those two painted girls? yeah. they’re sisters.

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