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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

 

(the words are reeeal­ly tiny in this one, oops. click it to see a big­ger ver­sion.)

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

I’m also fair­ly obsessed with this song.

Posted: September 26th, 2011
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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

Posted: September 7th, 2011
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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.

This Man

(My part­ner­ship with this man)

Posted: December 25th, 2009
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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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