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30 day meme - day 1: introduce yourself.

hep of the now, originally uploaded by hep.

i am going to attempt this 30day meme but i am unreasonably busy this summer, so it will probably end up spread over 30weeks. dont judge me. this is also helpful since i added a bunch of new people in a recent friendocalypse. much of this is probably better covered in my posts tagged with intro but i figured i would highlight the basics and attempt to think of something new to add. i am also going to try to answer as many of these as possible either fully or partially in image format. we all know i love images!

so yes, my name is hep, i am a san francisco native, and i turned 32 at the end of last month. this makes me a leo if you believe in that sort of thing, which i don't really in so much, except that i believe it is a tentative set of subconscious socially fulfilled prophesies re: people telling you all your life that you are a ____ so you must behave in _____ manner. i have been together with my significant other, yuriy (occasionally referred to as yura for reasons which i've detailed here and also known by his internet nick regulate) for five years come this friday. i have three children, a boy named evan age 15.5, a girl named zoe age 13, and a girl named zane age 11.5. we live in a magical menagerie in the mountains of sf. i am a photographer by trade and also as a hobby, i tend to shoot different things for fun than i do for money. i also often get roped into doing favors (usually shooting weddings for close friends) and i post a lot of photos to lj.

photo by my url and irl bff nullcherri

i spend a lot of my time trying to give my children the childhood i never had, as i went through a lot as a kid and had to grow up extremely early. this was lucky because i got pregnant at 15, gave birth at 16, and again at 18, and again at 20. my kids are awesome tho, and super fun, and being a parent is great because my job is to yell at people, something i am extremely gifted at. i can be found here on fb and i post an ongoing photography blog here on tumblr.

fun fact about me: until i was 15 and grew too tall i wanted nothing more than to be a racing jockey. there are very few women jockeys, and i trained and competed for many years in all kinds of equestrian events, including vaulting, dressage, and hunter-jumper. once i hit 15 tho i got my long awaited growth spurt, which shot me up from 4'5" to 4'11" where i remain today. i however, do not consider or think of myself as short, i just assume you are all overgrown. <3

dear hep,

you are my mom hero and role model. also i would like some "quality time" with you. the kind where we tell irc things that may or may not have happened lol

i like your hair, and also your shirts. your kids are crazy good looking. good luck with that.

you have chikins and cats and also dogs. i would be crazy with so many people and animals to take care of.

you rock.

dear a_b:

you are awesome and you should know it every day. having the courage to leave someone abusive and still fight that person for what you believe in makes you much stronger than you know. i know everything will work out awesome in the end. you also have v. nice hair.
most people call me hep irl. sometimes people call me other stuff.
You're looking beautiful and healthy, lovey <3

p.s. did you get your bday present?
thx bb, i am doing pretty ok. bad days here and there but can't complain too much. no i did not, did you send it to the po box or straight here? i have only slept at home like 3 days in the last month until this week, and i am slowly putting the house back together from my absence (not bad or anything, just we had those 2 weddings in a row and a ton of traveling and then my grandma died, so funeral, dealing with parents, etc)
Straight to the house, it definitely should have made it by now. I didn't send it ups, but I shipped it I think over a week ago. Anyday now, hopefully. If you don't get it in a few days I'll just go buy another.

I'm probably going to off myself relatively soon if things don't change up, so I'll have to come visit soon. I love you.
*falls on the floor*
I know it's all antithetical to your point and stuff, but damn your lovely. Whoa.
YAY! I know you're busy as heck, but I was hoping you'd jump on this meme. Also loving the photo blogging on tumblr :)
awe you are a sweetie. i am loving yours too, you rock so much and you should know it every day. no matter how bad things get, you are so strong from what you have been thru that i know in the end, tho there may be damage, you will end up ok.
ahaha yeah, i actually live in this super weird kind of "secret" spot in sf where everyone has a giant yard, etc. we are the last house on the arm of a mountain, so we have all this room just like we lived in like interior kanses or something. everyone downtown has like, a postage stamp sized yard MAYBE and more often than not its an apt with 5000 other people or a victorian that used to be giant and is now broken up into 15 closet sized flats. we are extremely lucky!
She does have a giant yard, I can attest as i have pitched a tent and camped out one previous visits.
I'm 4'10. You don't even look short. Does that sound bad?

I've always wanted to go to SF.I had a friend that moved to the area for work. I was going to go out and see her, but then she was transfered to LA, which she hated. I visited her in LA instead.
people always say i look taller on the internet. i think it's the hair
Oh hey, I was really into horsey stuff too when I was a kid. I took lessons for a few years but eventually had to pick between that and soccer, which was much closer to home. Plus I'm a total giant (5'9'') so it wouldn't have worked out anyway :(
being a giant is good for some stuff, just i wanted to be a jockey in particular cuz i was so short and it seemed like i would never grow again! it was perfect~! then late puberty ruined everything >:(
ja jockeys are usually under like 4'10". its not the height so much as the weight gain, you pretty much have to be as much as possible under 100lbs.
Edvard Grieg, Norwegian composer, was a short man, this is his real life size sculpture:

His wife, Nina, was no taller than him; when they were old, both with long white hair, doing something at their house, passersby thought this is two trolls (real ones, not of internet variety:))...
BTW, just wondering if you like that little movie I posted for your b-day on 7/30. You asked for unusual stuff...
aaha one of my bffs k_hate is i think 6ft. she towers over me and i assume we make quite the comical couple strolling about the bay area. the super tall seem to have just as much trouble as the super short, my boyfriend yuriy can never get things out of the bottom shelf in the bottom cupboards because he literally cannot fold himself down small enough to see in there. that's my job! hehe