i don't know what it is about summertime.
(i don't even like the weather. but i like the breeze.)
i don't know what it is about these austin neighborhoods that have me peeking into windows and imaging futures.
it's something about twinkle lights on patios with used glasses, and houses with white walls and wood floors. (coincidentally, this is what thunderbird looks like.)

i pictured our bodies in a black and white still,
our skin like marble.

(i need at least 3 different lives, because i suck at combining all of them.)

belated resolutions

+ use zero (/less) paper cups at restaurants and coffeeshops
+ take short (7 minute?) showers
+ attempt to buy things that use less plastic...

+ art projects with garrett
+ do more things i don't know how to do
+ make more things that look like anthropologie

+ remember that no one enjoys hearing me complain
+ more quality time with people
+ volunteer in austin/be civically engaged
+ learn new things. lecture series from friends. teach me something you know.

+ remember to think about food
+ make more food
+ go to st. ed's group fitness classes
+ figure out some sort of run to make possible the Running 1 Mile goal

favorites movies & music of 2010.

for garrett.

...foreign movie:
The Secrets in Their Eyes (even though it won a 2009 Oscar)
...mind-blowing movie: Catfish (without having seen Black Swan)
...movie seen on a date: West Side Story at the Paramount
...movie that made me cry the most: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, pt. 1
...real-life funny movie: The Kids are All Right
...not-just-a-kids-movie movie: Toy Story 3
...worst movie: Tie between Leap Year and The Backup Plan
...movie jen and i walked out of: Death at a Funeral (American version)
...movie jen and i should have walked out of: Main Street

...album I didn't like at first but then loved: The Wild Hunt, The Tallest Man on Earth
...album for stormy feelings: High Violet, The National
...album i can't get out of my head: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West
...soul revival:
Songs for a Break Up, Fitz and the Tantrums
...album that i listened to before it threw up on the radio: Sigh No More, Mumford and Sons
...album for nostalgia: So Runs the World Away, Josh Ritter
...singles: Fuck You by Cee-Lo Green, Go Do by Jonsi, and Round and Round, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti


i want to go to there... seattle

James Moes' engagement photographs are so beautiful. i love love love them. is that dry ice? genius.

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