When Evan finished his first semester of—official—nursing school, I did a little celebratory dance for the occasion. And—of course—I watched the video over and over, because I'm addicted to that laugh. The beginning of this journey feels like so. long. ago. Because it's been a really long journey—this whole Evan-in-Nursing-School thing. He has worked nights… Continue reading my favorite laugh.
Evan and I have spent the two months of our engagement driving back and forth from Missoula, Bozeman, and Jackson. Things have been a little more insane than usual with us both finishing up our semesters (my final!!!!) and moving and new jobs and new communities and whatnot. But being engaged has been amazing. I… Continue reading engagement photos.
Today has quietly come. Last year, on January 21st, I finally exhaled. I had survived one year. I had made it a year since my huge — life threatening/changing — accident. It's been two years. Two years. In 2013, I survived. It was a whole year in survival mode. A painful and fragile existence. And… Continue reading TWO.
enjoyable and invigorating.
I just caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror and paused with comical assurance. 11:30pm: Wool ski socks, short shorts, grey sweatshirt, long necklace, mom's old wool cap, bourbon in hand. I chuckle and think, How did I get here? With a quick mental recap, I conclude that this day said so much about… Continue reading enjoyable and invigorating.
really looking at ourselves.
I've been thinking about this blahg and how it's funny that I'll just wait and then spill all of this stuff on you… on the internet… on record… so much just comes out and it leaves everyone involved bewildered. But that's how my life is now. I'll meet a friend for quick coffee and in… Continue reading really looking at ourselves.
A Love Letter. Re: 20/Nothing.
Dear All, I can't believe I haven't talked about 20/Nothing on this here blahg. The whole International Documentary Challenge was an insane, amazing experience. Through one of Missoula's craziest blizzards, Sarah Meismer, Caitlin Hofmeister, Josef "Tuna" Metesh, and myself spent five days making a film we love about a guy we love: Evan Smith. We… Continue reading A Love Letter. Re: 20/Nothing.
to celebrate, let me show you some of my favorites... this will always be the most hilarious halloween video ever made: i definitely held true to this theorya of halloween costumes... since i went as billie jean king and my bearded manfriend went as bobby riggs... i don't know how i feel about how easily… Continue reading HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
that’s a cold-ass honkey.
In the playroom of the home I grew up in [until ryland came along and it was bedroom number three], we collected felt flags. Everywhere we went: baseball games, amusement parks, national parks, etc., we got a flag. To hang up in the playroom. So when I saw this... I was immediately brought back. I… Continue reading that’s a cold-ass honkey.
a life worth fighting for.
Things have been up and down and beautiful and sleepy and tough and smiley. ——— Wondering about blahgging: “It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.” - Mark Twain. Should I be keeping my mouth shut more? Ah, well. ——— Favorite song right now...… Continue reading triannual torrential.
my legs are sore.
today, i would like to reference a blahg post i wrote for work: BIKE HOUR: NO EXCUSES. i'm v. excited about it. probably need something to carry the refreshments. and i'll probably be singing any one of these songs... [see ya out there. much love.]
rogue deer wandering.
Anna and I have been friends since the days of Alpinist magazine. We lived in the Swamp House together, with her gorgeous sisters, awesome boyfriend [dan], and random interns... We've been on many an adventure to Yosemite, danced on tables in Vegas, made tons of Valentines for loved ones together, ran together, skied together, laughed… Continue reading rogue deer wandering.
I moved to Missoula, Montana. [we all know this... cuz we're all just on the edge of our seats watching the quarter-life excitement that is my life.] Why? Well, I got a job... an awesome job. But I was ready to move. I was done with the person I had become in Jackson, Wyoming. And… Continue reading commit.
social internetting is HARD these days! complaining about nothing = everything is awesome. [remember that.] i am completely obsessed with this project... [side note: in this life, sometime, i will design posters like these and wear dresses like these...] totally ob-sessed. these all come from here: http://theshallowend.tumblr.com/ and i was informed of them via my… Continue reading for now.
where i’ve been for the last week…
Rafting the Middle Fork of the Salmon River was [hands down] one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Words trying to spell out the laughs, scares, beauty, realizations, breathlessness... would fall short. So, in hopes, here are some photos to explain... [in almost completely random order...] [a week for the books. a time… Continue reading where i’ve been for the last week…
act your age or care.
[wull hallo.] I hope you're doing well. I'm doing pretty awesome. "Oh, why?" you ask... from across the room... wondering why I'm dancing like that. [the happy burst that comes from deep within... spurred by the simplest thing.] "Because I got a plant in the mail today... A plant that lives in a dinosaur." HUGE… Continue reading act your age or care.
western-shoot-out meets acid-rock-chic.
HAY! Wanna seem my new scarf? I knew you would... Abbie Miller made it and gave it to me for my birthday. THE RADDEST. [her and the scarf.] I LOVE it. But, am I cool enough to pull off this western-shoot-out meets acid-rock-chic look? ...I'm sure as hell gonna try. Wanna know what I'm listening… Continue reading western-shoot-out meets acid-rock-chic.
tunes, shoes and previews.
why is my house all the way over…
Some things I just want to share... [this song.] [this hilarity.] [a star wars photo.] i just think this is so hilarious. boba fett and darth vader gossiping over coffee, r2d2 looking on disapprovingly and leia checking her texts. just another typical day in the galaxy. [and this song.] [oh, look! … Continue reading why is my house all the way over…
The Pole Pedal Paddle: A Story.
Once upon there was a great team named, "Two Boobs and a Beard." [not shown... yet.] One delightfully sunny, yet still a bit cold, morning, the team was separated by a huge mountain. The boobs part of the team [renamed, "The Black Widow"] had to ski down three miles of icy snow to get to… Continue reading The Pole Pedal Paddle: A Story.