Someone is putting their faith in me and employing me as their store manager. Last week I was hired to be the manager of a new store that is opening up in historic downtown Littleton (coincidence that I blogged about that street 3 postings ago...I think not).

The store opens in October and it is a little photography/memories related gift shop. It will be called Chiaroscuro.

Brace yourself for some possible UI (unwanted info)

Chiaroscuro (Italian for light-dark) is a term in art for a contrast between light and dark.
In an effort to make my art history teacher proud...here are 2 of my favorite examples of chiaroscuro shading:
Caravaggio "The Calling of St. Matthew"

Bouguereau "The Knitting Woman"

So right now I have been shopping and buying (a lot) to get the store stocked and ready to be cute. It is going to be really eclectic and funky. Cement floors, exposed piping in the ceiling, silver tin tiles for the walls. I will post pictures sometime in October when the store is up and running.
In other news...my best friend from elementary school is getting married this weekend! We have stayed friends for 22 years (since we were 2) and now I get to attend her wedding this Friday. So fun!


2 Movies You Should See

First, Penelope, which is a fairy tale-like story about a girl that is born with a pig nose because of a family curse. Starring Christina Ricci (which I actually liked in this movie...haven't seen her around much since Casper) and James McAvoy (excellent in this movie...known for his roles in The Chronicles of Narnia and Atonement). And of course this movie showcases the many talents of Catherine O'Hara (Home Alone and Waiting for Guffman). She is a very gifted woman as anyone who has seen Christopher Guest movies can attest to. The movie itself is whimsical and a wonderful modern day fairy tale.

The second movie, Martian Child, is one of the few movies that has brought tears to my eyes (I don't cry in movies very often). Of course, John Cusack (one of my favorite actors of all time) and Joan Cusack (hilarious as well) play off of each other so well as they are brother and sister in the movie. The story is about a writer who feels like he his living an empty life. He ends up adopting a child that has a lot of emotional baggage. Excellent premise...even better movie.
p.s. isn't John Cusack a washed up writer in like 3 or more of his movies now?

Pool Days

This is what Dave and I have been doing most days (besides looking for jobs and getting ready for school)!

Historic Downtown Littleton

Dave and I went to downtown Littleton on Saturday night for some good food. It is such a cute and artsy little downtown! There was this store called Willow that had the most amazing homemade creations.

Cute Street, Cute Dave


Our Apartment

We are here in Denver (Littleton actually, which is about 15 miles southwest of Denver). Here are some pictures of our place.

We spent most of the day today at the pool! Summer...don't leave us.