Sunday, January 4, 2009

Impossible, you say? Nothing is impossible when you work for the circus.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

winter storm warning.
it never snows here.
or, it didn't used to.

it's been snowing for the better part of a week now, and hasn't reached above freezing in just as long. this is the longest cold snap since 1990.

i've gone sledding.
thrown snowballs.
slipped on the ice.
drank cocoa.
almost gotten in countless car accidents.

and i'm ready for it to be over now.
but it looks like that wont be happening any time soon.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Last Time

It was the perfect kind of morning.

Standing in the hot fog
of a shower that's lasting too long.

Dress quickly, in the dark.
Don't wake him, be quiet.
Lean in for the quick kiss goodbye,
on his sleeping head, then he'll lift the blankets
inviting you in. Half lay. Only for a moment.
Just long enough to feel him tense in reaction to
your wet hair on his warm half asleep chest.

No time for little spoons,
there's a whole world waiting

On the outside.

Brilliantly sunny, blinding you
as the light just began to reach over the buildings.

Cold, so much so that
any exposed skin ached.

And it was the last time.

That there would be notecards about geography
and course packs and everything you needed
for classes and hand-written final exams
filling your backpack
sloshing around next to your iced tea.
Caffeine for 8am trips to the library.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Houston, we have tickets.

We have purchased 3 tickets to Europe.

And some people said it wouldn't happen. Pshhhhh.

March 19th = PDX to Dublin
June 8th = Berlin to PDX

In between? Who knows.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Meet Bella.

Sometimes I steal this kitten from across the hall.
She's a scrappy little thing.
And she has 6 toes on one foot.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


124 days.

till we leave this place.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

there has never been anything false about hope.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Here's hoping for kept promises,
for healthy citizens,
for safe soldiers,
for everything to be okay one day.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Meet Sputnik.

On Wednesday, Tom and I drove down to Olympia and bought a dog.
7 weeks old.
3/4 Bernese Mountain Dog, 1/4 German Shepherd.
We named him Sputnik.