Friday, May 31, 2013

         I’ve got a ticket in my pocket and it’s whispering my name.
         I've got a ticket for the train – hear it whistling miles away.
         Miles away, miles away, my mind’s caught it all the same. 

I've been drooling over leather jackets.  I feel like I legitimately need one now that I ride on [the back of] a bike.  Right?  A girls gotta look the part.  

I caved.  I flipped the switch.  I ... bought a kindle.

After months of carrying around 10 pound HP books in my purse, I finally decided to make the move.  I am the proud owner of a beautiful little Kindle Paperwhite.

I felt a rush of emotions after I ordered it.  Excitement.  Guilt.  Shame.  More excitement.  Confusion.  I'm a book girl - an old fashioned, hard backed, paper-smelling book girl!  I've prided myself in that for the past 20 years!  And now, I'm ascribing to the world of e-readers?!  All that is wrong in this world?!

My roomie helped me wade past the flood and remember, I'm still a book girl.  I'll always choose a hard copy at home, or when given the opportunity to relish and enjoy... but this neck of mine needs a break on the bus each day.  And now I have it, thanks to my cute little kindle.

Just in time for my train ride to Portland this evening! ;)

Thursday, May 30, 2013

We're busy. Dear God we are busy!

And I can't help but think, this is the time for us.

This is the time for us to volunteer.  To throw off excuses. To be wildly passionate about something.  To follow through.  To do what we say.  To say what we feel.  To feel something for someone else.  For a stranger.

I'm going to.

Because I can't help but think this is the time.

Don't waste your life.  Don't waste your youth.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Over the last 2 months, we've visited 3 lighthouses.  The last one, I must confess we just looked at from across a parking lot, packed tightly into a car with  4 others.  But regardless, 3 lighthouses this summer and it isn't even June?  That is pretty impressive if I do say so myself.  The first lighthouse I shared some pictures from last month.  The third, as I already mentioned, was a photo snapped from inside a car. The second, however, I have a bit more to say about.  And you'll soon be able to read about it, over here.

Take a look at Uncommon, a new collaboration I am proud to be part of, along with a few good friends.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I've been working on talking less.  Which hasn't been going incredibly well, per se.  What it has accomplished it seems is less blogging.

It's not so much that I feel I need to talk less, as that I think I should less often feel I have something to say.  It's been growing deeper and deeper into me - I don't know the answers.  And while I've known that for a long time, I'm seeking to actually behave accordingly.  Because giving advice, can be dangerous.  And more often than not - it can be unnecessary.  I've had some really good training over my short-lived adult life.  And I've had some great opportunities that taught me a thing or two.  And I think, a lot.  Like all the time.  I've spent years trying to learn how to s-t-o-p thinking so much!  So, I do have stuff to say.  And it's stuff I've processed through and really believe - but even still, it's my answers, and most likely not anyone else's.  I own them.  Others don't.

To put it better, I'm working on saying things that let other people continue to talk.  I'm not good at that really either.  See, I have a strong preference for people to say what they mean and mean what they say - and then stop saying it!  Hypocrite?  Yes. I know. I talk a lot - but I usually only say each thing once.  And I work hard at saying it as clear as possible the first time.  Communication is an art - and it's the one I consider my passion.  But sometimes I don't give others a lot of room to communicate.  Once I feel they've said it, I'd like to move on, keep the pace, progress the game.  I like to communicate at a sprint.

I read something in a book last week though about giving people air - air to speak, process, share, open up, really more unfold. I want to give people air...  and all too often, I don't.  It's hard to get air when you're racing.

John:  I just bought 4 broken NES systems on ebay
you're dating an engineer

Monday, May 06, 2013

Guess who's company took home First Place at the 2013 Product Runway.... 

She's a Phoenix, FYI.  I know it looks a bit terrifying in this shot.  
The theme was surreal. 

And those "feathers" are cut out of slate. 

If you don't know what I'm taking about, google "product runway".

Friday, May 03, 2013

I am sitting here falling in love with this.  Truly.  Just look at it.

It's 9am and there's a cookie in my mouth.

I don't really know how I even began it, but somehow I'm enjoying coffee and the ginger molasses cookie I bought yesterday.  For breakfast.  :/  Whoops.  

In other news, sometimes I'm a crazy psychotic beezy.  Sorry about the strawberries Beau.  :/

Again, that face.  Yes.  The "shrug".  And now, back to my previously programmed 50 hour week.

[Miss me much, and these odd episodes?]