Despite the varying musical choices I make, I always seem to return to the same few bands.
(disregard that this includes scenes from a movie… it’s the most decent vid I could find)
This will soon make sense.
I’ve decided that for my Vermont residency, I will recycle an old moleskin. I need to prepare all the pages. Excitement!
I’m not normally a sad person, but I like to listen to songs that are sorrowful. Here’s one of my favorites:
Finished that part of embroidery I started last week:
I’m pleased with the progress so far!
Remember when I wrote about WAFA? That has really motivated me to set up a decent Flickr page (I have one for Brown Paper Bag, but not really one for personal use). Hopefully I will be better about updating this. When something is not Google-centric, I have a terrible time remembering to update!
Also, if anyone wants to buy me a Flickr Pro account, I won’t be sad about it.
I have stumbled upon the work of Ky Anderson recently and it’s been one of my favorite things I’ve seen in a while:
99.9% of the time I am really unhappy about how my wrist is still not fully healed. There is that .1% of me, however, that is glad that it makes me slow down. I have to streamline my current activities because I don’t have the mobility right now. Did you know how bad multitasking is for you? I read this sort of stuff about the internet and our society and it makes me sad.
I have recently sent off a big freelance job to the printers, so now my evenings can be spent working on my own pursuits. This mostly includes tackling laundry, but here is something that I started too (gimpy wrist and all):
Think of this image like a venn diagram – the middle will be fully sewed.
Exciting news! A month and a half ago the We Are Fucking Awesome (WAFA) collective was accepting applications for consideration to join their group. Essentially, WAFA is a collective made up of artist from around the globe. They are focused on collaborative efforts and initiatives, creating an open dialogue that supports an artistic community. I submitted my work + application and found out last night that I was one of a few people to be invited to work with them. Yay! I am looking forward to connecting with everyone in the group.
I’ve been a vegetarian for the past 6 months and have really had no qualms about my decision. Sure, sometimes it can be a bit lonely when your friends roast a giant pig over a hand-built pit, but I don’t really mind. I make this sort of stuff instead and everyone seems to be okay with it:
I’ve also realized that it’s not really meat I miss eating – it’s the sauces that accompany it. I need to figure out some sort of dish that will be complimented well with some KC BBQ sauce. I miss that stuff. Dousing an ear of corn in some North Carolina sauce just isn’t quite the same.
A triathlon is something I had wanted to do for years, but I never found the time until this year. I trained for months and successfully completed the DC Triathlon last month. Not to let training go to waste, I am doing another one in August. I was browsing Amazon for a sportier swimsuit today, and found the most amazing cycling shirts ever:
The more I look at this shirt, the more I justify to myself that I need it.
Also racing related: my father (who has his own running blog here) sent me a schedule to train for my first half marathon this fall. It doesn’t look as daunting as I would have imagined! It’s also another excuse to have a MASSIVE food party with my friends.
Wrist is healing. Nicely would be an overstatement, but it is healing (this is all just in time for a new soccer league I’m joining!). I have almost full range of motion back but my hand/wrist gets tired from time to time since it’s still a bit weak. I have also realized that I do a lot of things that are not very nice to my wrist. Like, writing in a blog 10+ hours a week, and hand sewing a ton on paper.