Thursday, January 18, 2007

beating down

something happened to me today that hasn't happened in a long time: i received warmth and not just light from the sun.

i have often thought, and said, that winter is only worth anything because of its symbolism. with this mentality i somehow make it through each winter. (well, that and chanting death cab's "i don't mind the weather; i've got scarves and caps and sweaters. i've got long-johns under slacks for blustery days." like a mantra.)

so today as i stepped out of my house completely bundled i didn't notice the minor dripping from the roof, until i realized that it wasn't dripping into a (truly lovely, even to me) ice sculpture in the grass, but into a puddle. my heart quickened and i looked over my shoulder at the sun as he slowly made his way west and said hello. then i looked back and saw in the grass the familiar green color that my eyes have missed for so long. it's a peculiar green, a different green than just grass green that i can't describe to you except to say that it only happens when the sun is happy. i made my way to the parking lot and realized that i was slipping in slush and not on ice.
then in the car (thank goodness for my over-eager magnifying glass-like windshield) i was honestly hot and spiritually revived by what i can only imagine was a much needed dose of vitamin d ("the sunshine vitamin").

"how i love all of the very simple things of life..."
thank goodness for sunshine in january.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

instead of a cigarette lighter it has a lipstick

so, did you know that the umfa is my birthday?

(in case you missed it, allow me to enlighten you:

not that i have any particular affinity for the umfa above other museums, but still, any museum is "cultured" and besides, it's much better than having like, office max for your birthday, right?

i mean, that would be like being told you're a brown crayon.

9months old. lookie at me!

Monday, January 08, 2007

it's a good thing i like all colors


brown would seem to be the color of my life.
brown carpet at home (hides dirt, says mom)
brown eyes
brown hair
("if you think having brown hair and wearing glasses makes you invisible,
well you are
brown socks, brown sweater, brown gloves, brown hat
and now this:

What Color Crayon Are You

You're a Brown Crayon. You are down-to-earth crayon. You like this that are natural and wholesome. You, like Orange, can also stimulate appetite. You are a friendly color. All the other crayons can depend on you for anything.
Take this quiz!

Saturday, January 06, 2007

comfort ye

can i just tell you two things that i love?
jalapeno chips
my mom (she buys the expensive chips so i won't)
that big beautiful moon peeking over the mountains to say hi to me
jenny, julia, joey, jana, erica and lindsey
clean clothes
saturdays with nothing to do
school (at least until it starts, eh?)