Tuesday, July 31, 2012

1 Tick Per Water Melin

So, recent macbooks and macbook pros have this crazy thing where you can have multiple desktops with different applications and windows open in each. You can travel between the different desktops, selecting which world you want to exist in. I only recently discovered, though, that you can have a different desktop picture for each different page. That's a lot of responsibility, choosing five different images. Here are my current desktop pictures, all taken on my camera. Still working on choosing the fifth.

Monday, July 30, 2012

small kingdoms breathing

1. Today I bought a new journal! I've been writing in my last one for three years. Three years! That's a long time. I started it on July 6th, 2009. Since then I've lived in four different places, had six different jobs, and traveled to thirteen different states. 

2. Take the time to read this article about Bikers Against Child Abuse. It's worth it. (Thanks, Emma!)


4. Approximately a year and a half ago, I had a dream about buying burgundy jeans. Since then, I have been searching. I found some in a thrift store once, but they did not fit. I saw a friend wearing some and asked her where she got them, and she said Top Shop (I cannot afford Top Shop). Today, I was in Target to buy an air mattress, and what did I see, but burgundy jeans! The search is over, friends.

5. I made this Lemony Garlic Kale and Quinoa Salad for dinner last night and I cannot get enough. I keep going to the fridge and eating spoonfuls of it right out of the container. I changed it a little bit - In the dressing, I used a whole lemon, a finely diced clove of garlic, and about two teaspoons of cayenne pepper. So delicious! I have lots of leftovers, so tomorrow I'm thinking of adding some chick peas or shredded raw beets to change it up a little. 

Sleeping in the Forest

I thought the earth remembered me,
she took me back so tenderly,
arranging her dark skirts, her pockets
full of lichens and seeds.
I slept as never before, a stone on the river bed,
nothing between me and the white fire of the stars
but my thoughts, and they floated light as moths
among the branches of the perfect trees.
All night I heard the small kingdoms
breathing around me, the insects,
and the birds who do their work in the darkness.
All night I rose and fell, as if in water,
grappling with a luminous doom. By morning
I had vanished at least a dozen times
into something better.

- Mary Oliver

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Alright, friends. The time has come. I am back in Ithaca and no longer have any excuses for not updating. I am pretty overwhelmed at the thought of starting up blogging again though - I don't know where to start. Let's try here.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Lost in Rhode Island

The following is a text message conversation between Natalie and me, as we drove in separate cars  from separate places to FGC Gathering in South Kingston, Rhode Island. We both got lost in the same place and somehow arrived at the exact same time. (I only texted when I was stopped or at a light, just so you know).

Me, 3:17 pm: I'm tired of driving.
Natalie 3:24 pm: I wish I had AC.
Natalie 4:15 pm: Are we there yet?
Me 4:18pm: I might be there in the next hour. I have no concept of Rhode Island geography. I don't even know if I'm in Rhode Island.
Natalie 5:13: I'm feeling the same way. Wherever I am, there are som great road names.
Natalie 5:23: Woonsocket.
Me 5:29pm: Looooost
Natalie 5:30: Noooo
Me 5:34pm: Lost in Newport.
Natalie 5:36: Do You have a map?
Me 5:40pm: Girl I am two islands too far.
Natalie 5:43: Oh honey.
Me 5:44: Nice man gave me directions. I just went toooo far.
Natalie 5:58: So you are on the right track now?
Me 5:51: I have no idea. Got confused again stopping to pee and ask someone else.
Me 5:51: Wherever I am, I'm not far.
Me 5:52: Smallest state in the union and all that.
Natalie 6:06pm: So lost.
Me 6:10pm: Oh god me too.
Me 6:14pm: A sign just said entering South Kingston!
Natalie 6:20pm: I wish I could teleport to you.

Eventually, we each found our way.