Monday, July 25, 2016

Easily Distracted

I'm gonna get the ice cube out of this...meh, nevermind.

Ice cube in the Kong from C.M. Scott on Vimeo.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Red Light

I feel really overwhelmed and disheartened about the state of our country right now. I would pay money for an app that would filter out any mention of Trump from my Facebook Newsfeed. I'm terrified by how far he has come.

I wish I could speak profoundly on the issue. Wax poetic and write until I feel better, but I can't, so I'm just going to share a photo I'm proud of. I shot this yesterday. It has yet to run in BU Research, but I don't think you'll tattle.

BU research scientists James O'Donoghue and Luke Moore will publish a study in Nature - estimated pub date July 27 --suggesting that the solution to the mystery of the extreme heat (hot spot) above Jupiter may lie in Jupiter's iconic Red Spot. 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Get That Wave!

I shot this Fourth of July weekend and can't believe I haven't shared it yet!

Get that Wave!!! from C.M. Scott on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


I met Ben for lunch today which was a great little breaking up of my impossibly boring schedule at BU.

He told me about how he thinks he's having arthritis in his hands, and went on to say that all of a sudden things are starting to hurt.
"It's cause we're old" I told him.
"But we're not that old" he argued, adding, "but it's like all of a sudden..."
"I know, it's like the warranty's run out!"
"Yeah, the warranty runs out and that's when everything starts breaking"

My blephoritis is still being a hassle, my foot hurts. That's all at the moment though thankfully.

Monday, July 18, 2016

A Purpose

I just finished listening A Dog's Purpose. Not the most amazing writing ever but since it's told from a dog's perspective, maybe that was intentional. Regardless, I liked it's premise - a dog living through many dog lives, seeking it's purpose in each life.

It got me thinking about my life. For a time, for a long time, I thought my purpose would be to be a parent. More accurately, a co-parent. I was never interested in taking that on alone since that dream included a man. A family of my own. A team.

A few years ago I came to learn it was very unlikely I would have kids myself, and as time has passed, I have accepted that fact. I thought maybe I would adopt with my husband, but much like my kids, he doesn't exist either.

I want my purpose to be to bring joy into another person's life. To find my person and be their person. That has eluded me as well. And so now I wonder, is my purpose to find joy in life alone? To truly just be happy by myself. A girl and her dog? It sounds so pitiful. Not to mentioned selfish.

I know there must be more to it than this. I love my dog. I have friends, I have family. I am grateful for them and enjoy time with them. Does my purpose sit within those relationships? If so, I must not being doing a very good job considering I'm not even aware of what my purpose is in relation to others.

Maybe we don't choose our purpose. Maybe it chooses us. That seems awfully faith driven and I don't have much faith.

Clearly I need to think on this some more.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Slow mo Harlow

I'm at work right now.
I'd rather be home with her, hanging in air conditioning with ice cream.

Slow mo Harlow from C.M. Scott on Vimeo.

Summer's Here from C.M. Scott on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Just a Minute

I'm gonna need a moment
I've never been good at math.

Anniversaries are on the date that something happened, right?
It feels like it's today
because it was a Thursday one year ago that we met and I noticed the tiny elephant on your shirt
I don't believe in signs
but I like elephants

Or maybe it is the date that I saw that elephant for the first time?
which would make it the 16th.

but today

Once I thought we might get sushi again, eat ice cream
like we did one year ago
Or 363 days ago

Depending on your math skills.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

House Painted!

This is a big project that's been on my to-do list for a while now. One side of my house in particular was getting some serious weather damage, and it was time.

When I moved in, my house was lavender. I wouldn't have chosen to paint my house the color of a My Little Pony, but somehow, when I got a house the color of a My Little Pony, I loved it's quirkiness.

When debating having it painted, I thought about gray. Or, lavender leaning towards gray. In the end, I love my house and it's color, so I stayed with it. Only this time, I made the stairs an even bolder purple.

There's some paint left over and I'm pretty sure I'm going to repaint my front door with that deep purple too.

part-way through the scraping process

finishing the eaves


Saturday, July 9, 2016

How God Made Animals

It's just too great not to share

Wednesday, July 6, 2016


There's seems to be so much heartache. It's just so sad. Today I spoke with two friends who are suffering. Their relationships disappointing them. The men in their lives disappointing them. One feels alone and overwhelmed. The other is being verbally abused and accused of being crazy.

It's true that when you love someone, care about someone, they will hurt you. Always. That just comes with caring about someone or something. And it comes with being human. But for there to be so much of it just seems like such a waste.

It's a wonder anyone can survive loving someone else.

“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” 
― Bob Marley