One Year. 366 Days. One year ago from Sunday, Evan and I set out on a great adventure—marriage. But we decided to make the actual day an adventure, as well, so we set out on bikes from Jackson, Wyoming to String Lake in Grand Teton National Park [28 miles], waited out the rain, vowed to… Continue reading a nearly grand anniversary.
I want to be here.
It was a week ago today that I was in the ski accident. The ski accident where I lost control. Couldn't gain control. The ski accident where I hit a tree. With my face. Whiplash. Lost consciousness. Blood everywhere. The ski accident when I broke my nose and cheekbone and bit through my lip. The… Continue reading I want to be here.
i should mention…
I woke up this morning. Outside it should've been bright... but it wasn't... it was dark and alive. Then the rain came. So, I quickly made a playlist consisting of some of my favorite rainy day songs... ...and starting reading my book. It was a peace of comfort. Then, [partly because i'm addicted to the… Continue reading i should mention…
Hey American Friends... How's it going? I hope you're paying attention... because there's a lot going on... Tomorrow, President Obama is giving his State of the Union Address. I'm sure you've heard about this and I hope you intend on watching. A lot of talk about our economy. Where are the jobs? And then Health… Continue reading be hope.
The weather was pretty bad yesterday morning, which made it even harder to leave Gretchen. Dan Long and I had such a great time visiting her in Denver... so much love. Dan was driving. I was passengering. We were both singing. "No! Sleep! Til Jackson!... Jackson!" Being silly. Being us. We got on I80 in… Continue reading a wreck.
i am done.
It was a hard year. The hardest yet. Last fall. Leaving Yosemite in a blur to try and soften the blows of a family emergency and my sister's divorce. The darkness of that. Fresno. The tears of family, the delicacy of a two year old in question in your arms. Hard. The frustration of uncertainty.… Continue reading i am done.
…and then lied about it for the next two years.
After a long day, I came home to this... It reads... "Ray-Ray- Sorry I ate your dinosaur cookie from Bishop and then lied about it for the next two years. I got you this replacement from Pendl's*. It's technically a tea cake, but it's the best I could do. Looove You, A." You must be… Continue reading …and then lied about it for the next two years.
I don't think I'll be able to make eggs any time soon. You know how you crack the egg and then the yellow of the yolk falls into the pan and then you swoosh it all up to make scrambled eggs? Well, that yellowness is what your stomach bile looks like when you throw it… Continue reading sick.
a pretty devastating five minutes.
My life just can't cut it out with the huge changes... which is fine. I think I've learned how to roll with 'em pretty well. Here's a conversation I had yesterday with a woman at work... in the hallway... - So, what time should I come in tomorrow to train? - Well, Kevin said that… Continue reading a pretty devastating five minutes.
If you don't know Dabney West, you should. And if you do know her, you should wish her a happy birthday! Let me tell you a story about Dabney and birthdays. I had bought a Sesame Street balloon for a friend's belated birthday celebration and was riding around town with it. Talk about annoying. The… Continue reading blllblllblblllbllll.
enjoy your day.
I've been thinking a lot about how to do this... how to post about this... and I've decided I'm just going to tell you about the beginning of my Monday morning. I want to remember every part about it, so I'll write everything down... I woke up and walked downstairs at 7:30am to start work. … Continue reading enjoy your day.
I lost the wireless signal that I've been poaching for a couple days and it was scary. This here blahg was in jeopardy. My sponsors* were very upset with the stats... they almost pulled the plug on me... Don't worry, the signal magically reappeared and all is right with the world again. And now we… Continue reading close call.
on terrigal drive, in front of cornerstone books.
I saw three people litter today. The First: I was driving at 5:30am [I'm as surprised as you] to do the Anzac Day Run [yes, I am equally as shocked], when I saw the car in front of me throw a candy wrapper from their car. I gave them a quick beep but it didn't… Continue reading on terrigal drive, in front of cornerstone books.
the missing keys crisis of 2009.
It was too good to be true... A peaceful morning. The kids were ready ten minutes early and I even got Craig to brush his hair with the dog's brush without him even noticing... [these kinds of small victories keep me going]. The problem started with the fact that Marc [the father] drove the car… Continue reading the missing keys crisis of 2009.
the chocolate sauce crisis of 2009.
B = Barbara, the mother. M = Marc, the father. H = Hazel, the 14 year old daughter. C = Craig, the 13 year old son. [normal sunday night.] B: Well, all the chocolate sauce is gone! It's only been a week! It's all gone! [This is where I start asking myself WHY exactly I… Continue reading the chocolate sauce crisis of 2009.
Did you know that my whole life in physical possessions that I need to move to another country weighs only 97lbs? I found this out at the lovely Austin Bergstrom Airport... my current hang out. Turns out there's a delay in my flight and I won't even leave Austin for another hour and then I'll… Continue reading the anticlimax.