Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: cats, challenger, family, home, love, mulder, portrait
this inspired me to take a picture of mulder:
and then naturally one of us together:
which obviously means i need to call in the other half of our family and causes mulder to run out of the room:
but part of the beauty of being the human in the cat/person relationship is that you can make them do cute things even when they don’t want to. so i grabbed mulder and made him be apart of our family:
and immediately after this is taken challenger hisses at mulder, mulder bats at him, they both run out of the room while leah and i crack up.
i’d say this pretty much sums up my life right now.
“Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, it’s unlikely you will step up and take responsibility for making it so. If you assume that there’s no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, there are opportunities to change things, there’s a chance you may contribute to making a better world. The choice is yours.”
bugs attacked my garden once i moved it to my new home. and they ate all of my vegetables instead of me. we can also not forget about the insane heat which wasn’t doing them any favors. so i had to bid my plants adieu, maybe things will work out better next year.
i miss growing things.
another thing to add to my ‘things that make it summertime’ list, the perseid meteor shower. and it is tonight! or i guess friday earlyearlyearly morning. regardless, i’m going to check it out while drinking cheap wine. and i highly suggest that you do the same.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: arizona, deja vu, film, flagstaff, observations
sometimes i wonder how much deja vu happens because of things we’ve seen in films. not because we have experienced them previously, but instead have watched other people do it and adopt those moments as our own.
just a thought.
these two things make today 100000000x better.
summer used to be defined as being done with school for a solid 3 months. but now that i’ve graduated how do i know it’s summertime? i’ve been thinking a lot about this, and here is a list of the tell tales signs that i’ve come up with :
- 80% of your jeans mysteriously get transformed into shorts
– day drinking becoming a much more prominent activity throughout all days of the week
– there is a constant craving for mexican ice waters/micheladas/margaritas/mojitos
– sun tea can be found in the fridge at all times
– arnold palmers become the lunchtime drink of choice
– the amount of sweating that you do multiplies, specifically that elbow/behind the knees area…you know what i’m talkin’ about
– funny tan lines begin to emerge
– guys suddenly stop wearing shirts while riding their bikes, or just altogether
– porch sitting becomes a more frequent activity
– movie nights return with a vengeance
– the frequencies of barbecues increases dramatically
– raspados become a staple to ones diet
– the good ol’ swamp cooler gets turned back on
– the hair dryer can be put away, all you have to do now is step outside for about 5 minutes
– and my personal favorite, the tucson summer sky.
how does it do that?
also- anything i’m missing?
**addendum to list!
- all the college kids the clog the streets, bars, coffee shops are GONE. gone! gone! gone! – eegee’s become a staple to your diet, as do watermelons
– you can leave your bike lights on your bike and know that the odds of them getting stolen are slim to none
– crickets slowly become a background noise for the next few months