and here is clothing, and a good education… and here is your [brown, brown, pants fell down], i replied.

I really cannot wait to be sitting next to the swimming pool with my dear Momma in a couple weeks.  But until then, I have to wish her a Happy Mother's Day from afar.  I have to tell her how much I love her, without hugs.  Tell her how thankful I am for her, without… Continue reading and here is clothing, and a good education… and here is your [brown, brown, pants fell down], i replied.

a place for you.

I was craving Australia the other day. Weird, I know. How do you crave such a dark time? But, no... I craved the isolation, the invisibility, the unidentified wandering, the loneliness, the strangers. So, I drove to Salt Lake City.  By myself.  To go see a concert: Sleigh Bells and Yeasayer. Leaving Jackson with such… Continue reading a place for you.

twas the best christmas ever.

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.

“a drinkable memory quilt” or “are you happy?” [couldn’t decide.]

First off, I received this email from my pops the other day... Awesome. So, I went to the post office the next day and much to my delight, there was a golden ticket indicating that I had a package to pick up. As I rounded the corner to the service counters, I was confronted with… Continue reading “a drinkable memory quilt” or “are you happy?” [couldn’t decide.]

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.

i got nothin’ to worry about.

There are some random things in life that I love more than I can explain... but I'll try to convey this one... Scratchy radio. I love it.  Listening to good songs on a station that sounds like you're just barely getting it... like you're lucky to have this listen... like it's telling you, "Remember the… Continue reading i got nothin’ to worry about.

the most beautiful world in the world.

If you're a subscriber, you probably have a good idea how great/hilarious my dad is.  If not, please check out the "dad's poscards." section of the blahg.  Well, today is this very special man's birthday.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY!! Oh my dad.  What can I say about him?  He's probably the most embarrassing father you could… Continue reading the most beautiful world in the world.

i’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life.

I heard a song this morning and it took me back to a glorious Yosemite morning... All packed up, Nic and I headed to his truck to drive to our climb.  Walking down the path, Nic realized we forgot our food... - Oh crap, we forgot our food. - It's fine... I'll run up and… Continue reading i’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life.