Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Things that are great about February

1. It's not January anymore.
2. It was light outside when I left work at 5:15.
3. I've re-discovered Panic! At the Disco and I feel like it's 2006 and I'm in high school again, and what could be better than that?
5. My arms are sore from doing a million sun salutes yesterday, February 1.
6. I haven't eaten out at all yet (hold the phone!!!!)
7. Zayn released a song. And it may have some swears, but it definitely made for an exciting Tuesday.
8. Valentine's is coming later this month, and that means FOR LIKE EVER 2016.
9. I'm going to Death Valley and Great Basin. Two more stamps in that passport, baby!!
10. Today, more than anything else, I'm feeling like I can hang on. For so long it's felt like whatever I'm trying to grab at is just slipping through my fingers, and for whatever reason, I feel like maybe I finally have a GRIP. And that, ladies and gentleman, is SO hopeful, and really makes me love February.


Sunday, August 9, 2015

This is what I want:

"People moved slowly then. They ambled across the square, shuffled in and out of stores around it, took their time about everything. A day was twenty-four hours long but seemed longer. There was no hurry, for there was nowhere to go, nothing to buy and no money to buy it with, nothing to see outside the boundaries of Maycomb County. But it was a time of vague optimism for some of the people: Maycomb County had recently been told that it had nothing to fear but fear itself." 

To Kill a Mockingbird. 

Friday, July 10, 2015

Just some topics.

There are three things on my mind these days, not including boys, work, or my family: 

1. Sugar cookies
2. Gilmore Girls (I'm only on season 3 and I have finally discovered the true conundrum that is Jess.) 
3. Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start The Fire."

I would really only like to address number three. It is basically the only song I've listened to this week, and I am determined to memorize it completely and sing it to perfection. Hint: THIS IS HARD. Have you ever tried? Just try. Try to sing it and not stumble on one word. I told a friend about this goal of mine, and she was like, "what an excellent party trick!" Yeah, because I'm going to go to parties now, put the song on, and announce to the group at large, "I CAN SING ALL THESE WORDS!" 

So, anyway, just thought I'd put that out there. And I was thinking, if anyone wants to join me in the agony of trying to memorize this song, let me know, and we can practice together. But just a clue: I'm about 95% good at it. So. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Adventure Day 1: Golden Spike and the Spiral Jetty

Golden Spike National Monument AND the Spiral Jetty. In one day! Also, the foundation of the BLAH girls. 

Seriously the funnest. 

This is salt. I know because I tasted it.

I can't believe it either.

The water was pink, and yes I'm sure we were on this planet.

Just leaving our mark.


One second before we were licking the ground. Just because we weren't sure it was ice or salt. It was definitely salt.
I stand by what I said before. This is SALT, not ice. I understand that it's shocking.

In the middle of the spiral


It was the ultimate.

We had glittery balloons and sugar cookies and cuddle applications and valentines. And lots of friends, and Amy is the best to throw parties with. <3 p="">


"We got our sweatshirts. We got our sweatshirts on. Everybody's talking 'bout our sweatshirts. We got our sweatshirts on." I wish I had the music video we made for that lovely song.


Not many words are needed to explain the wonder of Yosemite. It was amazing and wonderful and the whole time I couldn't decide what the best part was --the great gray stone cliffs of granite, the giant trees, the perfectly reflective lake, the waterfalls, or the PERFECT FOG.

And there was a lot of reflection in this park. I thought about how impromptu vacations are one of the things that really make life great. And why not? Life can just be one big vacation, because there are too many great things to do.

Laura and Liz, I should mention, were wonderful travel companions and the three of us daydream and text each other about this short heavenly trip on the daily. One day I'll go back and hike up to Tulomne Meadows lay in the grass and wildflowers and then I'll hike halfdome and feel like I'm standing on the top of the world!

Yosemite. Is the place. :)