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The Wild Heart

Wagon full of pamcakes and Stevie Nicks, yes plz.

 

I wish that albums would be wanted again because I wish peo­ple would want 12 songs and not just two. I wish that peo­ple could have the fun that we had when we would go and buy an album and lay on the floor and lis­ten to it 50 times. And sing along with the words and just be so touched.”

—Ste­vie Nicks

Posted: February 9th, 2013
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Here are some things you should know about numbers…

Have you ever lost a piece of clothing you wish you could get back?

<3 MCA

my chrome is shin­ing just like an ici­cle
i ride around town on my lowrider bicy­cle <3

Posted: May 4th, 2012
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in the absence of comics, i give you rainbows

In the absence of new comics, I give you rain­bows. I think this dress would be a good look on me. <3

 

Posted: January 17th, 2012
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The History of Reading, Volume One

A found drawing of Mr. Kitty & a box

I found this draw­ing of Mr. Kitty on my pie pad tonight.

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Posted: October 30th, 2011
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i can’t expect you to understand how all these people in this video make me so happy but they do

raw thoughts from burning man

writ­ten on the plane.

p.s. my hair exten­sions sur­vived just fine in case you were won­der­ing :D

Posted: September 7th, 2011
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goggles and glasses

The Modern Failure

You are my hero­ine! And by hero­ine I mean lady hero. I don’t want to inject you and lis­ten to jazz.”

—Liz Lemon, 30 Rock

Right now my lady hero is my friend Chanelle, who is writ­ing an awe­some blog called The Mod­ern Fail­ure. In it she explores “the areas in which the mod­ern woman may feel like a fail­ure (the work­place, the work­out, the home, preg­nancy, being ‘green’, etc), the ori­gins of the mod­ern woman’s expec­ta­tions of her­self, and why we wake up every day feel­ing like we are already behind.”

I pretty much think that if you have ever been, cared about, or even met a mod­ern woman human being on this planet, you should prob­a­bly read it. Right now.

Posted: February 17th, 2011
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Blood Pressures

New The Kills com­ing soon… The bestest of Valentine’s presents!

Satel­lite by the Kills

Posted: February 14th, 2011
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Cold

In prepa­ra­tion for tomorrow’s high of –2º Fahren­heit, I present you with nice pic­tures of cold things:

Frozen jetty

icicles

Ice Heart

Captain Blue Ice

blue planet

Posted: January 31st, 2011
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snips and snails and puppy dog tails

I’m in the mid­dle of watch­ing Rosemary’s Baby. I have heard about this film many times but this is my first time to actu­ally see it. Besides being absolutely ter­ri­fy­ing, it is a per­fect time cap­sule of per­fect 60s style. I do wish I could pull off the Mia Far­row haircut…

Posted: January 4th, 2011
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Hiking

When John and I were in the woods this week, we spent some time talk­ing about why we like backpacking.

I said that I like the aspect of immers­ing myself in nature and break­ing away from the pat­terns of nor­mal life. You get to spend some time with your­self, and each other (because J is my awe­sometrusty­back­pack­ing­part­ner) at a pace that is defined by when the sun sets and rises, and how long it takes to get from one stream to the next. It is really cool to be immersed in a great con­ver­sa­tion about math/science/education/philosophy/pine bee­tles and then all of a sud­den you have to go up a big hill so you hike in silence for the next hour, just exist­ing in the rhythms of your foot­falls and absorb­ing the land­scape around you. Or maybe it rains (pours) and you are cold so you stay cozy in the tent and fall asleep right at dusk, and that feels really rather nat­ural. Or you wake up early and watch the moun­tain goats play­ing on the rocks above the alpine lake (that you swam in yes­ter­day in an act of brav­ery). You just sit, and observe, and laugh when the fish jump so high out of the water that they catch air.

I also admit that I quite like the sur­vival aspect of being out in the wilder­ness for mul­ti­ple days at a time. Every­thing we need is on our backs, and in an effort to keep those packs light, we pare down to just the neces­si­ties. It turns out that human beings do just fine with some food, clean water (kata­dyne + water­falls FTW), a method of keep­ing dry/warm, a way to boil water, and very lit­tle else except clean under­wear (a def­i­nite neces­sity in my book), and the lat­est addi­tion to our gear, a bear vault (which only kind of eased my total bear pho­bia but it was help­ful to keep orga­nized and made for a nice chair).

For John, the answer was more sim­ple. It’s about the hik­ing. Putting one foot in front of the other and let­ting them take you to super spe­cial places you wouldn’t oth­er­wise get to expe­ri­ence. He’s totally right, of course. Hik­ing is both the rea­son, and the method, and the excuse for get­ting to expe­ri­ence all of this:

Posted: August 17th, 2010
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erie

Today con­sisted of gar­den­ing, going to a farm stand a few miles away and buy­ing spring greens and straw­ber­ries on the honor sys­tem, dri­ving around farm land, eat­ing local greens on the back porch while Mr. Kitty lounged and looked pleased, and some more gar­den­ing. All the while, a back­drop of amaz­ing bil­lowy clouds set off the snow­caps still show­ing on the moun­tains to the west. Erie is pretty good place to live…

Billowy clouds hanging to the west of the Erie farmland:

Posted: June 5th, 2010
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Things that reinforce breathing

1. Knit­ting
2. Weav­ing
3. Yoga
4. Horse­back Rid­ing
5. Swim­ming
6. Try­ing to get Mr. Kitty to sleep on my lap

Posted: February 24th, 2010
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Best of 2009 #25: Gift.

Best of 2009 #23: Web Tool/App.

I am a web designer and I am pretty sad that I haven’t been amaz­ingly impressed by any new web tools this year. How­ever, this has def­i­nitely been the Year of the iPhone, and I *do* have a hand­ful of useful/fun/utilitarian apps that will make my “best of” list.

  1. Twit­terific. I totally had a debate with my boss about this the other day, and I real­ize that Twit­terific doesn’t have the most ele­gant inter­face and isn’t the cool designer-y app any­more. How­ever, there are a few fea­tures that make Twit­terific my go-to app for the iPhone. It buzzes/makes a birdy sound to let you know that your tweets have finally loaded over AT&T’s slow-ass con­nec­tion. It shows the time­stamps of all unread tweets in orange, which is really help­ful for find­ing your place as you read. Refresh­ing doesn’t jump you around to a dif­fer­ent spot in your stream. My own tweets and @-mentions are in the same stream with the peo­ple I fol­low and are con­ve­niently color-coded (also help­ful for way-finding). I can change an @-reply to a reg­u­lar tweet if I want, mid­way through. And it has a dark back­ground, which is good because I am most likely using the app in the morn­ing from bed, and my eyes get watery when I look at a bright screen that early. If only I could set up image post­ing via Flickr like I can with Tweetie… Can I stop say­ing these ridicu­lous “T” words now? (more…)
Posted: December 23rd, 2009
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Best of 2009 #20: New Person

I have a seri­ous prob­lem with the idea that any of my friends are more “bester” than the oth­ers, because it reminds me of 3rd grade when I got tem­porar­ily kicked out of the best friends club because I couldn’t make it across the mon­key bars. How­ever, the oper­a­tive word in this Best of 2009 prompt is “new”. This year I grew a new friend­ship with a really amaz­ing per­son who inspired me in ways that I am not sure she real­izes. This per­son is tak­ing risks and dar­ing to dream in her own life — start­ing a busi­ness, liv­ing cre­atively, seek­ing health­ful­ness, and find­ing her own path. If you are read­ing this, I hope you know who you are. Thank you for being you!

Posted: December 20th, 2009
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