music monday

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word up

its been a year. one whole year. one word a week for one whole year.

i've carried around a little notebook, asking friends and strangers alike, "what's your favorite word? a word you really like because of its definition or the way it looks or the way it sounds when you say it. what's your favorite word?" i even asked a rock star.

dude.
seriously.

oh, wait.

dude. a guy; a name for anyone; something that's just so awesomly cool, amazingly kick ass ; a way to start a conversation; a universal word, used in every possible corner of the globe, in every possible situation.

I LOVED MAKING THIS ONE.

i'll admit it though. i phoned it in a couple of times. other weeks, i ignored my entire to do list while sketching and stitching all day long. a few times, an idea occurred to me and i dropped everything to make it. every week for a year i did at least one. i'm pretty stoked, dude. 

you can check out all the words here. some of them are for sale here. for now, many of them live here.

dude.

and by the way,  

because i'm not quitting anytime soon.

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word of the week

oops. used to show recognition of a mistake or minor accident, often as part of an apology.

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music monday

i love this song. a lot. probably more than i'm willing to admit because i'm pretty sure it makes me old. it's orange is the new black and six feet under's fault. at least this week. i also probably shouldn't tell you that i went for a run with it on repeat. such a cliche. but damn if it isn't an excellent song. 

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feelings. an emotional state or reaction; a belief, especially a vague or irrational one; ugh.

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music monday

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i'm in

we've always travelled. when we were really young, we road tripped. all over the south, the southwest, up to michigan. i have picture of shawn from each of those trips. his face in profile taken from the passenger seat. he's almost always mugging for the camera but in one of them i know he was singing at the top of his lungs. that one is my favorite.

eventually, shawn worked for a startup, then orbitz, and both had travel perks. it was awesome. we went everywhere. i love planning trips. like really loved planning trips. i once found us a place to stay in florence that i could only correspond with by mail. it was the best.

then there were a few years where we only travelled to new orleans. sometimes we flew. the best times we drove.

after that, i don't know. my grandma got sick and i felt like i couldn't travel for awhile. after lucy was gone, we slowly started to travel again. for shows. to austin, to san francisco... that, was also awesome. go to another city, hang out with our friends and make enough money to cover the trip. so great.

when we moved to portland, we made big road trips of it and they were amazing. but it was, i don't know, disruptive? we were trying to start lives here, lay roots and we would just disappear for a few weeks at a time and then come back where we'd always say, "right, we live here now. how do we do this again?" we were tired. we needed real time off. we needed an adventure. but also, shawn needed to join a band or three. i needed to write. we needed to put down roots. literally. we planted a crazy high maintenance garden, which we love. and we have taken some short trips, some actual time off. they've also been awesome. really and truly. but i recently confessed to him that i am feeling wanderlusty; that i NEED A TRIP. i proposed a couple of destinations, he said he was in. last week, i fell down a rabbit hole on tumblr and kept showing him pictures of what was turning into a third option in my head. he just looked at me and said "i'm in."

this is 14 years of marraige. i'm in.  

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Mercurial. subject to sudden or unpredictable changes of mood or mind, fickle; animated; of or containing the element mercury; of or pertaining to the god Mercury; of or pertaining to the planet Mercury.

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