i’m signed up for 4 sessions of adult gymnastics.

i’m struggling with why it feels so ridiculous when people take yoga and barre and spin daily? (and pay more for it than this will cost)

regardless, get ready because i’m banking on being a handstand walk master with a standing back tuck by next month. that’s realistic, right?

Writing is a bit like inflating a vast oxygen tent contained by a thin filmy membrane. Each time I write I have to breathe life into this, slowly blowing it larger and larger, making it more and more substantial, giving it shape. The sound of anyone’s voice, an approaching step, arrests me. I waver, and the whole filmy construct trembles, shudders, and then deflates, sliding into nothingness. It’s gone.

Roxana Robinson on the writer’s need for solitude. (via millionsmillions)

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went on a half day vacation/summer camp inducing canoe trip with the gym nerds this weekend.

the first three hours were glorious. then the booze started to wear off, the tired started to set in and we turned into whiny “are we there yet???” children. still, it was awesome.

i saw this on a tank top this weekend and, despite needing more ts/tanks like i need a hole in my head, i want it.

i saw this on a tank top this weekend and, despite needing more ts/tanks like i need a hole in my head, i want it.

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Our visitation is going great. [Baby girl] gets excited when [her Dad] shows up. I want to offer him more time.

—PHONE CALL I NEVER THOUGHT I’D ACTUALLY GET EVER AT THIS JOB

asylum-art:

Spectacular colour  into this arid Utah desert by Guy Tal

"Every few years, for a few fleeting days, when conditions are just right, these otherwise arid lands burst into color with carpets of Scorpionweed and Beeplant." - Utah’s badlands"

The Badlands region in the American West is famous (or infamous) for its arid and unforgiving landscape, which is decorated by sharp and eroded spires of stone. If you catch it at just the right moment and in the right conditions, however, these apparent wastelands can give birth to an extraordinary explosion of color and life in the form of beautiful wildflowers.

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The world is a mess.

—Madeline Albright, on Face The Nation describing shit hitting the fan all over the globe all at once

One last PR (285 lb deadlift) to close testing week. When I was skinny I wanted my arms to look like this. Funny, eating fat free bullshit and running didn’t yield those results?! #crossfit

One last PR (285 lb deadlift) to close testing week. When I was skinny I wanted my arms to look like this. Funny, eating fat free bullshit and running didn’t yield those results?! #crossfit

a friend of a friend adopted a baby in the fall. i imparted a little knowledge of the law at the time.

a few months later she was diagnosed with cancer. she asked for info on Medicaid eligibility and i pointed her towards a lawyer who knew answers.

tonight i saw an announcement that she’s going with hospice. i want to puke and cry.

i keep thinking of sally fields in steel magnolias “i wanna know how that baby will ever know how wonderful his mother was! will he ever know what she went through for him?”

not jealous of the dudes casting those two shadows and the fact that they are about to put their gold tickets to use. i don’t want to be in california. i don’t want to drink beer and watch rich froning destroy everyone. nope. not jealous at all.

not jealous of the dudes casting those two shadows and the fact that they are about to put their gold tickets to use. i don’t want to be in california. i don’t want to drink beer and watch rich froning destroy everyone. nope. not jealous at all.

I’d just say to aspiring journalists or writers—who I meet a lot of—do it now. Don’t wait for permission to make something that’s interesting or amusing to you. Just do it now. Don’t wait. Find a story idea, start making it, give yourself a deadline, show it to people who’ll give you notes to make it better. Don’t wait till you’re older, or in some better job than you have now. Don’t wait for anything. Don’t wait till some magical story idea drops into your lap. That’s not where ideas come from. Go looking for an idea and it’ll show up. Begin now. Be a fucking soldier about it and be tough.

Important advice from Ira Glass. (via annfriedman)

"Begin now. Be a fucking soldier about it & be tough."

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