Friday night we saw Cold Case, Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails. This is the poster made for those gigs in case anyone is looking for a last-minute birthday gift for me.
I had never been to Mt St Helens, so as we headed south last Friday, we made a stop along the way. There’s totally more mountain there but the overcast and clouds were pretty fierce.
Nothing about the Snowpiercer movie, with all its beauty, eccentricity, fierceness, imagination, action and plain ol’ WTF-just-happened-ness, can prepare you for the weirdness of the original graphic novel.
This is one of those literary equivalents of drinking a PanGalactic GargleBlaster. Man, all that transgressive fiction of the 90s would have been stood on its ear by this baby.
I must now lie prone on the floor as I attempt to deal with the ending. I’m so glad we went to Powell’s in Portland yesterday.
Most annoying sound in the world. Fannie agrees.
Up close and personal with an orchid. Because when you have a macro lens, you have to play with it.
I can’t believe the bullshit I made up in my head about what it meant to take a few weeks off from writing here. Seriously, you can’t imagine what goes on inside my skull sometimes…
The first weekend in August I was at the Illumination gathering, held in Tidewater, Oregon. This event marked my eleventh year since I went to my first fire circles in the summer of 2003, and a decade since I got my magickal name and began my service to the fire. Truly, no two fire circles are alike and once again, I had an experience that was sort-of-like-but-not-really-like all the others I’ve attended. I had a hard time being in circle more often than not this year. But I had a good event with its own special challenges. I had to come to grips with some shadow work (no surprise there) but also my role as someone who embraces shadow work in a community populated by a majority of light workers.
When someone asks you if you want to go on a cool hike, you say “yes!”
About Ape Cave:
The Third Longest lava tube (13,042’ long) in North America
Be sure to practice “Leave No Trace” ethics
Cave temperature is 42°F/5.6°C year-round
Be sure to bring:
Two sources of light per person
It’s been a tad bumpy for Fannie, our rescue, but we’re all hanging in there as we hit the one month mark. She spent two days like this, but is actually out now.
She was just total space dog to me.
Being fit is being skinny you idiot, being athletic and flexible is a whole different thing, you don't have to skinny to be athletic but you do have to be skinny to be fit
"Fitness." Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 28 Dec. 2013. <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fitness>.
I don’t know what prompted you to send me the dumbest message I’ve received in at least 6 months, but nowhere in the Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of “fitness” do I find the word “skinny.” Even synonyms for the word “fitness” focus 100% on health attributes as opposed to size attributes. So I’m sorry if you have this deep seeded complex that refuses to allow you to accept that, from all standpoints of medicine, science, and flat out fact, fitness is irrelevant to body size. That really sucks for you that your brain is struggling to let you come to terms with that. However, it is also 100% not my problem.
tl;dr: Blow it out your ass.
I love this way too much
OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! SO MUCH WIN!!!!!
YES THANK YOU. For including all of these amazing women! Sarah Robles and Holley Mangold (pictured, both are Olympian weightlifters!) are heroes of mine. I aspire to be as strong and as dedicated to weightlifting as these two.
Fucking. Yes. Mother. Fucker.
More painting done on the Greenwood Masonic Lodge mural.