Category Archives: Arts


you guys. this song makes me weep, violently inside.


love is all i am

i’m a fairly constant person, predictable. my friends tend to leave notes or wall postings on facebook of music videos, food blogs, political articles or fashion pix that they think i might like. 9/10 times they’re spot on. my friend john emailed me last week to tell me about this band and ever since i’ve had this song on cd-scratching repeat.

instagram killed the dSLR star

instagram became available for android users last week. i have been on an instagram rage ever since. my dSLR has been put on the wayside. these are just some of the snaps. it’s getting out of control.

friday night lights

i have finished Roswell and in my haste to avoid falling into the pit of downton abbey, i started Friday Night Lights. what i have learned after 9 episodes:

  • TX folk is a whole different breed of americans. (that is not – or +, it just is.)
  • TX football is another religious denomination.
  • Minka Kelly is a skank, she cheats with Crosby AND she cheats on her capper boyfriend with his bff. but she sure is pretty.
  • i am thankful that i did not attend a high school that had a football team.
  • that being said, i still found myself cheering on the Dillon Panthers.

two thousand twelve

last year. 2011. it was a good year.

i went head first into online dating. it lasted all of 3 weeks.
i’m not complaining.
i met the love of my life.
on January 10th, it’ll be a full year that i started running.
i ran 7 races, 6 of them just 5Ks and one was a marathon relay, my leg was 7miles.
i’ve signed up for my first half marathon in DC in March. there is talk of another half, this time in another state.
all year i fretted that i would hurt myself running. i didn’t. instead, i hurt myself walking down the stairs while trying to read a text message. my ankle is still sore.
i attended concerts. 8 of them, 3 of which were for the same guy.
this year, i stepped away from old habits, i put my camera down, i simplified my life, i nourished not only my body, but my heart.
i let disquiet settle in my being & rather than be drowned by it, i learned from it.
i learned about our humble abode, how we are wrecking it and how we can make it better, one organic step at a time.
i laughed far more than i cried, but when tears were shed, they were given freely and without armor.
there were kisses and hugs, more in a moment than in all my life previous. more today than yesterday, and more tomorrow than even today.

2011 came in quiet, in a foreign land, among friends. it ended with sparklers, in the cold, while holding hands. i counted the stars, watched our breath fog the night air. it was perfect.
last year was grace, my saving grace. i have a gentle hope that it will continue to bless me. it is not selfish to hope for more, there is always room for improvement and i have mad hope that it does. for me. for you. for everyone.