You know those moments in life when you become so desperate for sleep that you can’t go on anymore, and then you just keep pushing anyway? That’s about where I’m at in life right now. I woke up at 4 this morning, telling myself that everything is going to be okay because I only had one flight to Denver and then I could go back to bed.
But you know, that life of a flight attendant thing happened and I found myself sitting 9 rows back from home base at Coors stadium.
Cheers to more pics of balls!
For real though Boston, where have you been all my life? Why are you so damn cute. Even all you angry sounding Bostonian’s on your cell phones make me happy. AND YOUR FOOD! Oh lawd don’t even get me started on your food.
Thanks for swinging with me Amelia!
I had 2 days off this week in between work trips. One day was for doing laundry and grocery shopping, the other was for taking a little day trip to Portland to do some shopping. Mitch needed a new toy. Had a lovely day trying out some food trucks, drinking energy drinks and enjoying the scenery. Thanks for the date my love ♥
“He stole the day dreamer’s heart with a handful of clouds” -Atticus
There are certain things you just do in Seattle. You visit the Public Market, you grab a crappy cup of coffee at the very first Starbucks, you see some fish flying in the air and you buy some fresh flowers. Maybe you stop at a juice kiosk and regrettably try a grass shot…Oh! You also have to buy a new book in the Lamplight Bookstore that you’ll probably never read from the self help/inspirational section.
I was lucky enough to have a layover with the Rhodes sisters who were working with me for this 3 day trip. Thanks Barbara and Mary for making this work week feel like a mini vacation. Don’t think I ever stop laughing around those girls. The theme of this trip was “Lets drink as much coffee as we can and see what happens”.
This also must have been the first time the people of Seattle saw sun because there were lots of people in the street with their eyes closed basking in small patches of sun. It was weird. Seattle is weird, lots of crazies walking around downtown. Which normally I try to stay away from but, somehow Seattle makes it charming.
To anyone else who is planning a visit: *ahem* my cousin Christine: I recommend riding the giant Ferris Wheel because it’s even funner (and cheaper) than you’d imagine. Obviously you have to see the space needle. And if you run out of things to see (which is pretty hard to do), the aquarium is cute.
^The place that throws fish!
Caught Mario cheating on Luigi
Thanks to Mary for being my personal photographer for awhile!
And what the heck would Seattle be without Biscuit Bitch? Best place for breakfast! And they have amaaaazing coffee.
Last weekend I did the Tinkerbell half marathon. It was amazing. And painful. I got sick right before the race so the little training I had done pretty much hadn’t helped me. Also the night before, Caten and I stayed at the park until closing and were basically too excited to sleep. So, running (literally) on no sleep and a cold was quite the experience. I hated everything at mile 6, but my friend Ashley was performing at mile 7, so that give me a little push. And then mile 10 I got a little bit of a boost because I realized I only had 3 more miles. Except then after mile 11 I realized 3 miles still felt far. Last mile and my legs felt like pinocchio. Then when the finish line was in sight it took everything in me not to start crying because of how happy I was. 2 years ago my new years resolution was to run a half marathon. It may have taken me a little longer, but I’m super proud to have accomplished this goal.
This was 100% one of my favorite Disneyland trips. Surrounded by family and friends, my heart felt so full. Why did it have to go by so fast? When can I go back, and why the F is it so expensive?!
Since the race I have been eager to sign up for more races. However, I did some damage to my ankles doing the half. Stayed off my feet for a couple days and the pain had almost healed completely, so I ran the last 2 days but the pain is back. Both ankles now, and worse than ever! Thinking of buying some Kinsiology tape and seeing if that helps? Anyone have this problem have any tips? It’s hard enough to find motivation to run, and now that I have it my body isn’t letting me! Grrr the frustration!
Here are some photos from the trip. I was glad I managed to get out the Cannon during all the festivities. I had fun playing with shutter speed during the parade. But I think my favorite photos are the last 2. Anywho, back to work for me today. Happy Sunday! See you soon Denver!
I like Texas. I think I take these layovers for granted and forget to appreciate the history and amount of things to do that are right outside my doorstep. Our hotel in Dallas has a decent gym, a mini kitchen and breakfast tacos so I easily use this hotel for “me” days. But Mitch was able to crash my layover this time, which got me to go outside and appreciate the city. I realized in the last 2 years I really haven’t done much exploring because when I was trying to play tour guide the only places I pointed out were my favorite coffee shop, and the CVS where I sometimes go to buy junk food.
So this is what we saw during our morning walk:
This is where the photojournalist captured the assassination of JFK
The second shot
The second shooter was said to be behind this fence
Hope everyone enjoyed their Cinco de Mayo!
Yesterday was a long day. Which brings me to my 20 hour DC layover. I could spend all day walking around this beautiful place. And to kick off the season with some warm sun gave some serious soul revival. 16,000 steps and I haven’t even worked a flight yet!
I’m learning things about photography that I didn’t expect to learn. For one, I’m becoming interested in things I had never cared about before. Tennis? Golf? Who even am I right now. I feel as though seeing things through a lens gives a heightened perspective of emotion. Like a zoomed in camera can capture more feeling than the human eye would notice. And then it holds onto that feeling. I like the challenge of trying to capture what a person is feeling. And this golf tournament was especially fun for me, because it gave me the opportunity to preserve this exact memory of my family members. I want to look back on these photos, and remember the happiness I felt.
Amelia Island, FL
Here’s a little kick off post for the Adam-Straub golf tournament here in Fernandina Beach, FL. Today was a practice round of 9 holes… I don’t know anything about the golfs, but I was pretty content taking pictures and being driven around some beautiful landscape.
Also I got to spend the day with these dapper men, so I’ll say today was a giant win. WHERE DA GATORS AT?
My staycation is quickly coming to an end. Trying to mentally prepare for getting back to that airport life. The last few days I have been frantically painting to smooth jazz (shout out to my boy Bill Withers). And while I have a huge appreciation for abstract art, it’s definitely not my usual style of painting. But lately I’ve been feeling extra…poetic, so I decided to give it the ole college try. Didn’t post photos of all the paintings since my brother said one of them reminded him of “burning hemorrhoids on fire literally”. But this one below reminds him of cool different colored SNES game cartridges which I can appreciate.
**disclaimer** My least favorite word in the English dictionary is shown below. While I really dislike the word, a friend of mine who was recently diagnosed with cancer asked me to embroider this beanie. Slowly learning how to hand embroider to pass time on those endless red eye flights. Can get a little prickly during turbulence.
The blue painting just has some cool texture because I wanted to see what would happen if I added coconut oil to it. Pretty much exactly what anyone would imagine, which is that it’s nothing at all exciting.
Happy Monday folks. I spent like $40 at Michael’s on more paint so, shit’s about to get real tonight.