This is a distillation of experience.
work your ass off to change the language & dont ever get famous.

bernadette mayer, “experiments” (via fscottfitzgerald)

Exactly

(via mashatupitsyn)

(via karaj)

Maybe we took too many stops
or didn’t take enough
maybe the coffee wasn’t so strong
or was far too hot
maybe we didn’t appreciate the silence
or we absorbed the pauses
maybe we missed our exit
or took the wrong one
because I think through it all
we should have ended up in love

— highway (via redandhazel)

(via viii-i-mcmxciii)

So many lightning bugs this year.

old family picture
from left to right: my grandpa & grandma O, aunt Rhonda, uncle Calvin, uncle Doug, mom Vickie, grandpa and grandma O’s best friends, Jackie and “Bugs” and the two oldest of their six children, Todd and Kim

old family picture

from left to right: my grandpa & grandma O, aunt Rhonda, uncle Calvin, uncle Doug, mom Vickie, grandpa and grandma O’s best friends, Jackie and “Bugs” and the two oldest of their six children, Todd and Kim

me and grandma S
7.20.14

me and grandma S

7.20.14

I actually kind of *hate* it when a man on OkCupid leaves the place for his astrological sign blank.  Here’s why:

1. It’s fucking fun to look up compatibility with a sign I haven’t before.  Let me have that fun; 

2. It makes me think the man considers astrology & tarot and the like “stupid woman shit,” which he, on principle, refuses to participate in.  Because he’s so LOGICAL and GROUNDED and SERIOUS.  Give me a break.  

3. He’s worried (and probably rightly so) that an intelligent, sexy woman will decline going on a date with him because he is a Taurus and historically terrible match for her.

family signs

dad: scorpio   |   mom: leo   |   me: aries   |   brother: cancer   |   sister: aries  

lasagna, hamburger, chocolate chip cookies, cheese dip, ritz crackers, pork loin sandwich, calico beans, potato salad, taco salad, scalloped potatoes, s’mores brownies, busch lights, wine slushies…too much.

my belly is tight.  I think I’ve gained 5 lbs. in 5 days. 

i’m telling myself i’ll drink nothing but green smoothies when I get back to seattle.

4 more days of food.

The politics in South Dakota are abysmal.

I can’t tell you how LUCKY I was to have been born into a family of rare liberals.

The land is beautiful and wild, but the people’s minds are ugly.

My best friend, Amy, from high school has a boyfriend who told me, last night, he “hates all minorities.”  His cousin said he “never met one who was any good.”

They are the reason no one wants to live in here.  If people here were loving and open and generous and expansive, instead of bigoted and full of hate, maybe I never would have left.  I wouldn’t have to live 1,500 miles from my mom and dad, who are the nicest people I’ve ever known. 

"Just think of all the women who are Republicans because of their stupid husbands," my dad notes, after I tell him Amy openly disagrees with her racist boyfriend, but claims no politics of her own.

heading toward home

heading toward home