Ever date someone 100% wrong for you? I did that right after college. (And I’m sure I was wrong for him, too.)
Anyway, the silver lining of that relationship was an introduction to Carrie Ann Hearst. We’d watch her play on the deck of a local bar on Monday nights. She has one of those voices that tickles your bones.
She got married. Now she’s one part of Shovels & Rope.
I realize that the whole tumblr world already knows about them, but on the off chance that there’s someone who doesn’t, consider this your introduction.
I’ve been listening to them a lot lately. They make me want to hop in an old truck with my dog and go on an adventure. That’s a good feeling.
it’s so beautiful out today that i actually rode my bike past a family playing with bubbles in their front yard.
Last night a friend and I had dinner and ended up biking in the pouring rain.
I was holding blue hydrangea and wearing red lipstick.
We took cover in a coffee/wine/beer/art place I’d only been to once where it turned out to be open mic night. We listened to a guy talk about prostitution in Vegas, a girl rap Biggie Smalls (RIP) and watched an old man drum along as people sang the songs they wrote on the beach about their ex-girlfriends.
By the time I biked home, I wasn’t soaked with sweat like I have been the whole summer. And then I started to realize that it’s almost fall.
Fall, I’m happy to see you. But summer, you were good. Real good.
One of the things I admire most about my roommate is her ability to get after things. When she wants to do something; she makes it happen. It sounds simple, but I often find myself not going after something because I get scared or worried.
Anyway, this summer I’ve been setting mini goals for myself so when an opportunity came up to sign up for a half marathon this December, I thought about my roommate. And then I thought to myself, “why not?”
I’ve never been a runner. And if we’re being honest, I felt like I’d won a gold medal in the Olympics when I ran 3.5 miles without stopping last week. (I also felt like I was going to vomit, but that’s neither here nor there.)
This morning, I decided to make my way over this bridge. While I didn’t run the entire time, I still feel pretty good about it. It’s always encouraging, too, when you’re passing people who are all going after something on their own. I think that’s why I love going to the park near my house so much. Everyone’s there to make themselves better.
I think it’s going to be a really good fall.
I’ve loved every minute of having short hair this summer. Until now when I hit that “oh hey I’m going to start looking all awkward on your head” moment.
Kinda digging Jessica Chastain’s asymmetrical bob thing she had going on a while back. Her hair game is on point.
I suppose it helps that she’s a total babe, too.
So there’s that.