To the woman who's laugh is contagious... who's cooking is unbelievable... who's dance moves are unmatched... who's heart is bigger than all others'... who I want to be exactly like... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOMMA! I wish I could be there with you, but I know you're having a blast at the coast with the boys. If… Continue reading exactly like.
I'm sitting at home, drinking wine, being unproductively productive whilst watching Dark Was the Night Live. It's amazingly filled with Yeasayer, Feist, David Byrne, Bon Iver, etc. You should check it out. Or at least the albums... by far my favorite compilation ever. Just one: And then, at the end of one of the bonus… Continue reading i couldn’t if i tried.
finally, the flat white explained... along with many more... and... well, this is kinda mean... but i couldn't help myself. as a graphic designer, you get to do a lot of rad stuff... but sometimes you have to put up with some ridiculouses. hilarious, must read: http://www.27bslash6.com/missy.html soon soon i will write about my music… Continue reading just some things.
Lindsey Yankey, you've heard me talk of her before, has had some amazing posts lately. And since I don't have anything interesting to share, I'm going to defer to a couple of her's... Library Observation #1 I’ve been meaning to write about the library once in a while. Here’s my first go Kids are awesome.… Continue reading if i had a sword.
Yesterday was my last day of working at Community Entry Services. [working with adults with mental and physical disabilities.] Working at CES was an unsuspected, powerful adventure and I am more upset by leaving that I realized I would be. Yesterday was amazing/hard. DOUG is an older man. He's got a big belly on him… Continue reading just wiggle.
My mother [Momma] is in town. Inspired. Such a light in my life. I picked Momma up from the airport then asked her if it was okay to check my mail. Two packages: One from Lisa [bff] and another from Jared [my mom's FAVORITE from my college times... or at least the one she relentlessly… Continue reading not one single aspect.
Just did a banner for jhunderground.com... JH Underground is owned and operated by the nicest guy in Jackson, Jim Stanford. When I last minutely decided I was going to move back to Jackson from Australia and had no car, no job, hardly any money and no friends with poachable living spaces, Jim Stanford came through...… Continue reading serious hunting.
I love my job... but I'll be honest... the times when I la-huve my job are becoming few and far between these days. But today, oh today, I la-huved my job... [i work with adults with mental disabilities...] Two Coins I take two clients, Ronny and Sandy, to church every Sunday morning. They don't really… Continue reading i want bones like iron.
Talking to clients about American Presidents might be my new favorite thing. [must remind that i work with adults with mental disabilities.] Sometimes clients will catch staff talking about politics and want to give their two cents. A conversation recently turned to the subject of "Favorite President of All Time" and Sandy, a client, wanted… Continue reading presidential crowd pleasers.
Beckett is the four-year-old stud that I babysit. He really is awesome. The other night, I had to pick him up from his parents' Christmas party. I arrived and was a little taken back by how excited Beckett was about Christmas partying... running around, eating handfuls of candy, running more. Wow. This will be a… Continue reading too much.
My father, being the awesome dad he is, sent me a Christmas Mix CD. Awesome. Not only did he write out all the names and artists of all the songs on an insert, he also put this picture on the back... I am overwhelmed by the awesomeness of this picture and cannot figure out what… Continue reading twas the best christmas ever.
[the following post is by guest lover, writer, fabulousness, Gretchen Davis. oh, get excited...] Rachel + Dan Long = 10 hour drive to Denver = Grrrrrretch (Davis) + Pajina's (Vagina Pajamas) = Pete's Diner + chicken fried steak + Forever 21 (Dan's choice) + margaritas + Karaoke = Dan Long singing "Stay" = Gretch +… Continue reading Orange Sticks.
There are some awesome people in my life. Here are a couple things from some said people. A postcard: It's from the lovely Lindsey. She informs me that England is as gray as I think. A story: My beautiful roommate, Dabney, dabbles in daycare work. She told me a work story yesterday... - So, remember… Continue reading hey!
- Why can't witches get pregnant? - I dunno, Mom... Why? - Because warlocks have hollow-weenies! [out of the 500 times i've heard this joke, i bet i hear the punch line about 25% of the time... the other 75%, she's laughing too hard to deliver it. i love my momma.] HAPPY HOLLOWEENIE!
I must look like a safe person... As I leave the post office this morning, I'm on the phone with a friend, walking my bike down the sidewalk. A young boy on a motorized scooter approaches me and says... - Hi! I'm Joe. What's your name? - Rachel. - Nice to meet you. [puts out… Continue reading hey, excuse me… check this out!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOMMA! This is my mother in our favorite toy store, Toy Joy. How can you not love that face? If you know my mom at all, you know that she is one special woman. And if you've never met her, trust me... she's amazing. I've noticed lately that I've had many honest conversations… Continue reading i’ll take the dim sum.