turning 39

Posted: August 23rd, 2013 | No Comments »

a great birthday, best one in a long time, in a long line of great ones. highlights, or, “another list”:

  • carolyn’s bachelorette with best friends
  • starbucks coffee in the dallas airport, coming AND going, TOP IT
  • sleeping on a day bed
  • staying up till 3 am two nights in a row!!!!!!!
  • julie making us the most delicious fish tacos
  • singing “wild horses” and “white rabbit” karaoke with caroline
  • learning that singing all of the songs on one karaoke CD drives majority of people from the room
  • radical tarot card reading: freedom changes afoot? how to make?
  • great pre-birthday dinner with courtney, bill, and ross
  • taking pictures of bill & courtney in front of the weird tiny marfa park
  • early morning birthday x-files episode
  • overnight trip to lajitas golf resort  (two hours south of marfa) (beautiful) (though the sight of water pumping from the depleted rio grande to the massive green golf course will turn you off desert golf 4 LYFE)
  • lying on a yellow raft in the pool with ross
  • bragging about being a pool baby
  • falling asleep in the sun
  • watching annie hall on HBO right before bed
  • new green underwear
  • exfoliating shower gloves, skin prepare to be kind of youthful
  • new tote bag / no such thing as too many tote bags
  • birthday email from susan merriman
  • presents, mountains of presents
  • so many great friends
  • so much great family

body has changed and face has changed in these 39 years but soul remains the same-ish. excited for now and the future.

the rio grande

Posted: August 23rd, 2013 | No Comments »

the rio grandeJUST AN IPHONE PHOTO

where the dinosaurs roomed freely

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lajitas resort

the lajitas golf resort — friendly to humans and dinosaurs alike

a truly great birthday

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best way to start a birthday

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(via mark richardson)

into these old face food shark pix

Posted: August 16th, 2013 | No Comments »


do you know what a brat looks like

Posted: August 15th, 2013 | No Comments »



the library

Posted: August 15th, 2013 | No Comments »

“Well-run libraries are filled with people because what a good library offers cannot be easily found elsewhere: an indoor public space in which you do not have to buy anything in order to stay. In the modern state there are very few sites where this is possible. The only others that come readily to my mind require belief in an omnipotent creator as a condition for membership. It would seem the most obvious thing in the world to say that the reason why the market is not an efficient solution to libraries is because the market has no use for a library. But it seems we need, right now, to keep re-stating the obvious. There aren’t many institutions left that fit so precisely Keynes’ definition of things that no one else but the state is willing to take on. Nor can the experience of library life be recreated online. It’s not just a matter of free books. A library is a different kind of social reality (of the three dimensional kind), which by its very existence teaches a system of values beyond the fiscal.”

–Zadie Smith, in the New York Review of Books

(via ladies, women and girls)

my funeral

Posted: August 15th, 2013 | No Comments »

at my memorial i want them to play reggae/rocksteady and maybe a couple rock & roll songs, and i want everyone to talk about dumb things i did. “she wouldn’t eat olives??” “she got pretty anxious this one time” “remember when she insisted on being a brat!!!!”