think on this.

Sep 14

not unrelated

why do you need a new power cord for your ipad? what happened to the old one?

well it appears that my cat threw up a hairball on it, some weeks or months ago, and i ignored it entirely, and now i have attempted to clean it off, which was gross, but the metal is completely corroded and it no longer functions at all.

i did laundry like two days ago and it has been sitting, clean, in the hamper waiting to be put away since then. i keep putting it off on the principle of “UGH THAT WILL TAKE FOREVER WHAT A PAIN” and keep digging through it to find things and generally creating a mess and hassle for myself.

i finally had a stern talk with myself and forced myself to actually put the clothes away where they live in the closet. 

it took 8 minutes. 

Sunday brunch http://ift.tt/1ANXI6K

Sunday brunch http://ift.tt/1ANXI6K

Sep 13

i was talking to C while he is in quito - skype is the greatest - and we were reminiscing about the time he came to pick me up at the airport, during the time we were long distance, and it was near valentine’s day and he brought me an absolutely gigantic stuffed teddy bear, like this thing must be 4 feet tall and is exuberantly puffy. and i did not care for it, because giant teddy bears are not my thing and extravagant public displays of affection are not my thing.

so i was joking that i would bring the giant bear with me when i pick him up at the airport from south america next week, but then i went to look at it, and i thought about walking through the airport while carrying it, and nope. i just can’t do it.

what i had forgotten, and C reminded me of, is that when i came up the escalators in the terminal and saw him there with the bear, i started to roll my eyes, and then, C says, i pretended not to see him and walked the other way. he had to chase me with the bear.

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Tumbled pyrite http://ift.tt/1D5lqPO

Tumbled pyrite http://ift.tt/1D5lqPO

nothing like a giant moral dilemma to make saturday morning less pleasant.

Sep 12

Friday dinner with the fam http://ift.tt/1AI5AGH

Friday dinner with the fam http://ift.tt/1AI5AGH

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so yeah

there is actual, literal snow that has fallen and that continues to fall. not a lot, but we have crossed the snow threshold. (for those who asked: i’m in colorado, above 6,000 feet elevation. but that is not a good reason for this nonsense.)

Sep 11

it might snow tonight.

it might snow tonight.

Chicken liver pate obsession continues http://ift.tt/1svOlIa

Chicken liver pate obsession continues http://ift.tt/1svOlIa

a year ago, it started raining. it was nice at first, we can always use moisture and it cut the horrible heat wave we’d been having. but it kept raining, it rained quite a lot, it rained so much the power went out. and the next day, it rained harder, without stopping. estimates are that we got over 20 inches in about 24 hours. and all hell broke loose - the rivers and creeks were so swollen they swept away cars, people, houses, animals. we got constant text alerts to beware of the husks of cars being carried down rivers, slamming into trees, bridges, anything. and it still kept raining. my parents were trapped in their house, with water seeping into the garage. we were trapped in our house, with no power, no internet, nothing to keep us company except panic.

the marks of the flood are still everywhere and they will last for years to come. entire communities may never be rebuilt, may never again exist. we are still repairing the roads that crumbled when the sides of the hills and canyons simply caved in. 

it is raining today. it rained yesterday. it is not a hard rain, it is not a consistent rain, but i still wish it would stop. this is an anniversary i would rather celebrate in the sun.

ackb:

(via Students help Emma Sulkowicz carry mattress to class in first collective carry)
I did not expect to be moved by a positive turn of events in this story.

ackb:

(via Students help Emma Sulkowicz carry mattress to class in first collective carry)

I did not expect to be moved by a positive turn of events in this story.