Saturday, November 06, 2010

Flickr Faves Friday

Ok, so techincally, Friday is over .. but I wanted to share my favorites on flickr from the past week and it slipped my mind before I went out. So here we go ..

Marsh Tit (Parus palustris)

Curlicue Crush
Lifetime goal: To get my quilt on.

boogie in green
Kitteh + Teal

Halloween Blues
Oh Halloween. If only I was a little more enthusiastic about you this year.

Eric, Ellen & Patrick
I love this image so much. My close friends enjoying C+C's wedding. In the forefront, dancing Ellen and Patrick. To the left is Eric, Reese, and Jared's shoulder.

Oh wedding dresses, how difficult are you?
And Christie preparing for said wedding. Beautiful.


Thursday, November 04, 2010

I am not failing. More postponing rather.

Okay, so, I swore I was going to post everyday for the month of November. But the past two days I have had nothing interesting to write about. I mean, the night before last I could have posted photos of some vintage bags I like on etsy and last night I honestly contemplated posting about the 27 emails in my inbox that I have sent to myself in order to not forget about a website or an article or an art project.


What I suppose I can write about and have thought about writing about is the current state my life is in. Which is pretty much fantastic. More so than ever. And it's only going to get better. (as long as my health exam goes well next week and I pay off my debt :D)

I was never one to think about the future. The word in itself was always so benign to me. When I think back I don't think it ever really registered in my brain. I hate those surveys that ask, "Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" I never knew the answer. I never had the slightest idea.

All of this has changed for me though. All of it. I have never wanted to embrace my future so much. It doesn't scare me anymore. Well, maybe a little but more in the sense of being nervous and anxious and restless waiting for it to begin.

Now, my future is bright. It's there. It exists and has promise. And hope.

And I really hate to be cliche and say this huge change is all due to a guy. Because it is. But when it actually happens to you, when you find that one person that feels the same feelings and wants the same future .. It isn't a lame cliche. It's how your life was always supposed to go and you had no idea that was how and why and where.

My future .. Our future, gives me purpose. It gets me out of bed in the morning. It forces me to work hard and think positively and make plans in my head and on paper.

So how has this come about with me finding this path and yet not being able to start it yet? Well, I live in Seattle and my boyfriend lives in Cincinnati. It will be like this for at least the next year. Unless I get too restless in the Spring. But shh ..

Our first photo together ..


Monday, November 01, 2010

My DIY Halloween 2010

I hadn't decided what to be until about two weeks before Halloween. My good friend, Ellen, was dressing up as Snow White and I asked her what I should be and the first thing out of her mouth without any hesitation was, Pippi Longstocking! And that was it.


All I had to buy were overalls from Goodwill ($7) and wires from the craft store jewelry department ($1.99). Everything else I already had on hand. I cut the overalls into shorts and stitched on some squares of fabric using embroidery floss. So easy and so fun! The hair was a bit of a challenge at first but I quickly figured it out.

Hand sewn patches ..
Pippi and Fred

This is me and Jared, one of my oldest friends. He is dressed as Fred Schneider of the B52's. His band, Noddy, played them as a cover band for Come As You Aren't Battle of the Bands at the Skylark Cafe in West Seattle and won 2nd place! The show was amazing! So fun.


November means ambition.

I have been neglecting my blog for too long. For the month of November I plan to post once a day. Worth while posts. Nothing half assed.

I think I can, I think I can, I KNOW I can.

This one doesn't count for Nov 1st, I will be posting about my Halloween costume shortly.


Friday, October 29, 2010

Flickr Faves Friday

Recent flickr favorites from the past week or so ..



Miss this city.

drawing a blank.
Oh the possibilities.

It's coming.

Rotulos Roura
Who Who.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts
My future city?

I haven't been trying too hard to get back on here. I'm fired.

Saturday, October 02, 2010


Monday, August 09, 2010

It's been far too long ..

As soon as I figured out the concept of tumblr, I pretty much stopped posting here. Not as if I was really good about it anyway.

Life has been crazy this Summer. And completely incredible. I am so grateful for the people in my life. New and old.

I didn't used to be a Summer person. My favorite season will always and forever be Autumn. But as I grow older and become more comfortable with myself and my surroundings it has made this dreaded season much more enjoyable. Some people think I'm crazy for loving the rain over the sun but I am liking it more and more.

We, of course, have had a very mild Summer in Seattle. I believe we have only had one day that actually reached 90 degrees. The nights still cool off pretty easily. I am thinking of selling my air conditioner that my Dad bought me last year (Against my wishes) during our horrible heat spell. It would mean some extra cash and some space in my closet.

When I visited Montana at the end of July, it was pretty warm there. I wanted to come home just to stop sweating. It wasn't too bad though. I will most likely experience the same weather when I visit Cincinnati in the first week of September.

That's right. I will be taking a trip to fabulous Cincinnati, Oh! Something I never imagined happening in my lifetime: Visiting Kentucky and Ohio. But, needless to say, I have met someone very special that I will be visiting. I hope to have some amazing experiences getting to know him more, and his friends. Drinking great beer, eating great food, and listening to some great live music. This Summer just keeps getting better and better.

I am not sure if I can gaurentee that I will be updating more. Life just seems to get in the way of life. I will try though.


Friday, March 12, 2010

Tumbled ..

So I finally took the time to figure out how tumblr works: It's fun.


Wednesday, March 03, 2010

New surroundings ..

I have put off fixing up my bedroom for too long. I have been in my apartment for almost a year now and my bedroom has basically just been "make-shift", which will not stand.

So this weekend I bought a can of teal paint, my new favorite color. I am almost finished, just one little wall left. It looks amazing! I love it!

Ellen and I went to Ikea this weekend and I bought a wall mirror, that I have eyed for a couple of years, and a little shelf to put on the wall next to the bed. And I also picked out a bed frame ..

I see so many photos on of magical, yes magical, bedrooms and that is what I plan on turning mine into. Luckily, the bed has TONS of storage space underneath. Hopefully, this will make my closet less cluttered.

So my mission for this afternoon is to put the bed frame together and finish painting, there is some touch up needed as well.

I am SO EXCITED to show you when it's all finished. It makes me terribly happy.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Gonoherpesyphilaids Day - Break-up Mix Tape - Part 2

There was something wrong with the HTML and it wouldn't let me save or post so I started a second post:

The songs and artists that are missing include:

Man Plus - Butterscotch Kisses

Man Plus - Down At My Place
Noddy - I Am Becoming You (download free:

Mike Park

Chris Garneau

Please also consider listening to one of my favorite episodes of This American Life titled Break-Ups. Especially the story by Starlee Kine.

And a special episode of All Songs Considered for Valentine's Day wherein they feature nothing but break-up songs.

Yeah, I'm an NPR nerd among other things.

Thank you for listening. I hope you enjoy these songs and artists as much as I have.


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Gonoherpesyphilaids Day - Break-up Mix Tape

As you can see, I have been working on one particular tape for awhile. Hence, the page of scribbles and notes above that I have revised over and over since last Spring.

First of all, I have to point out how difficult of a process this was .. not the emotional side, per say, but actually finding a suitable service that creates playlists. I didn't want to just list out the songs, I wanted you to have the option of easily listening to the songs without having to take the time to purchase and download them.

I wanted to find a service that would allow me to add my own mp3s as well because there are some artists on these lists that I knew wouldn't be available as they are independent artists that are not on a mainstream label, i.e. Man Plus and Noddy .. and Mike Park for some reason.

Ok, so about the lists. These aren't necessarily "break-up songs" .. the way I see it, an artist writes a song for themselves to convey a thought or feeling. Most of them release their piece to share their art and to share these thoughts and feelings with the hopes that someone will either like the way it sounds or will relate to the poetry created from real life events. On my side, as the listener, I hear something I like and whether or not I understand what exactly that artist was going through or attempting to express, I try to find my own meaning in the words. Find my own way to relate to it.

A lot of these songs were in my life for some time and only became more apparent and meaningful to me after going through two very difficult break-ups. In one year, I might add .. yeah, it's a process .. haha .. Other songs just happened to fall into my lap during the rough times and when I heard them either my jaw would drop or a tear would well up at the shear coincidence that what I was hearing was exactly what I was feeling at that moment.

This has been the most transformative year of my life. I can't say I wouldn't change anything but I am proud of what I have learned about people, myself, and life in general. There are days when I can see light at the end of the tunnel .. and days when I can't. But I know that this too shall pass ..

Now onto the music ..

dick. records

Get a playlist! Standalone player Get Ringtones

V. records - This one is a work in progress

Get a playlist! Standalone player Get Ringtones

Honorable Mentions

Get a playlist! Standalone player Get Ringtones

A good portion of the 'Honorable Mentions' were suggestions from friends.

Thank you for listenting. I hope you enjoy these songs and artists as much as I have.


Tuesday, February 02, 2010


Music is the best and worst thing. I concern myself so much with my current state of mind that I get lost in the music I relate to. Or I turn it into something to relate to.

It's mystifying how a song can have a meaning one day and a completely different meaning the next. It can evoke something in you that you never saw.

A love song one week could make your heart sing along and the next week make it cry along.

I don't know if I should feel glad or pathetic finding the only relatable thing to lyrics being my dog ..

"Home is where ever I'm with you." - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
"You suddenly complete me." - The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

I guess I should be grateful I at least have something to deflect onto .. Or someone, I suppose.

Love is a battlefield ..

And someone to cuddle with.


ps. sorry, i've been MIA ..

Teal Tuesday ..

My new favorite color!