Tuesday, August 31, 2010

random facts learned in a quarter century plus one. five of twentysix.

i'd like to be a muni driver for one week.

Monday, August 30, 2010

random facts learned in a quarter century plus one. four of twentysix.

i have a dream to sing one song in a coffee shop, with an audience. just one.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

random facts learned in a quarter century plus one. three of twentysix.

i always stop at lemonade stands, even if i'm in a hurry.

the exploitation of family...

Saturday, August 28, 2010

random facts learned in a quarter century plus one. two of twentysix.

i am not a talker-in-the-morning-er.

Friday, August 27, 2010

random facts learned in a quarter century plus one. one of twentysix.

for the last eight years of life my response to "what's your favorite food?" was garlic bread and black olives.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

walking around in our skivvies.

because it's SO hot in san francisco. FINALLY we have our summer! goodbye fog, hello sunshine.

excited to get greecey. and not be twentyfive.

marathon update: i hit the five mile mark last saturday.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

"it just feels good because the world doesn't hate me."

that's what caitlin said as i watched her delicately roll out the pie crust. i laughed to myself as i tasted her blueberry goodness, with a heart for each of us.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

how do our habits/hobbies/interests change?

do they ever change who we are? or just how we spend our time? it's something i've been wondering lately. lots of times, i think these things change because of a person that we like romantically or someone we want to be like. true or false?

i've come back to this post on thursday, august nineteenth and written this thought:
there is a good element of change; but how much do the people around us change and how much is okay to take on someone else's dreams and goals?

Monday, August 16, 2010

i could know the GQ "better man, better world" winner!

but i need your help increasing kiff's vote. you see, he started music national service (mns) and he's changing the world... and mns will get ten thousand dollars if we vote for mns/kiff and he wins. get your vote on: HERE!

more about mns here:

Sunday, August 15, 2010

this summer has been amazing.

i'm absolutely loving life; few weekend plans combined with a continued investment in where my two feet are has kept me content. sometimes it means mexican food three meals in a row or grocery shopping for the first time in five months and shouting, go long! as i pretend to throw a cucumber. everything about twothousandten is a million times better than oh-nine.

wait, i guess i'm not loving everything... i'm not loving running up the great highway from ocean beach and up into lands end. yes, it was absolutely beautiful but i am not a hill kind of girl. i'm just not. and i have large calves to begin with so anything to enhance these bad boys just makes boot buying that much more difficult.

the good news: i'm seven days into my fundraising efforts for the marathon and i've raised twentyfive percent. hot damn! but realistically, twentyfive percent raised is seventyfive percent not raised. help, people, help!

upcoming excitement:
courtney coming. daniel, autumn and baby boys coming! GREECE. the weepies and sufjan.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

the big reveal.

i worked pretty hard on my Choose Your Own Adventure email that was sent out to practically my entire address book. however, i got stuck when i tried to post it here. my computer programming skills only go so far!

so here's the secret: i'm running a marathon in december. or, at least that's the plan. it will be in honolulu and i'm in my third week of training. HOT DAMN.

if you've got any spare change, go here and support me and the leukemia & lymphoma society. i'm twenty percent in and would love to get the funds raised as soon as possible. more details soon.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

"when it don't come easy"

by patty griffin is stuck in my head, thanks to kit.

i thought my next post would be the big secret reveal but i'm not quite ready. so you'll have to wait until monday. apologies, apologies.

tonight i realized i hate the question did you dye your hair? it's like you're outing me on the fact that i'm not natural and i'm trying and i want your acceptance. or something like that.

i also had this moment when i went from practicing my breathing skills to sitting around a table enjoying flour-less chocolate cake with almond whipped cream: i am in the middle of something good... bear was born healthy, my favorite turned twelve today, and i have friends who say things like, "to show that i'm serious and stylish, i'll be wearing x y and z to my jeopardy try out."

patty says:
So many things that I had before
That don't matter to me now
Tonight I cry for the love that I've lost
And the love I've never found
When the last bird falls
And the last siren sounds
Someone will say what's been said before
Some love we were looking for

But if you break down
I'll drive out and find you
If you forget my love
I'll try to remind you
And stay by you when it don't come easy