25 January 2009


my birthday was all that i could have wished for. i didnt care for big suprises or for crazy parties. what i wanted was to spend it w my best friends. my love and my favorites. that is exactly what i got and i had a smile on my face all weekend. stephanie, jenna, shannon, ashley k, emily p, alysssa, emily s. we had made all these plans but didnt do any of them. that made it even better- bc we were having such a good time that we didnt need to 'do' anything specific to make it any more fun then it already was- just being together. i love you all so much. thank you for making me feel so special.

22 January 2009

'yesterday is the shadow, tomorrow is the sun'

20 January 2009

what an amazing day.
i sat up so fast, knowing that we usually wake up at 1130a and realizing i had forgotten to set my alarm to wake up for the innauguration, i looked at the clock and took a sigh of relief. my internal clock went off just in time. stephanie and i contemplated going down to the mall for the swearing in, but instead decided to watch it from the warmth of our bed.
being alive to witness this great moment in history is so amazing and was so emotional.
i am so excited about this breakthrough for our country. it gives me such hope for humanity.

"goodbye Bush- and may you never be spoken of again…" -blaaahg

16 January 2009

i came home from work last night and stephanie suprised me with a birthday wonderland lit by candles. laying in bed together w wine looking up at how beautiful it was made me feel so special. no love could ever be better then her's.

"(k)not to ever take your love for granted" -stephanie

15 January 2009

"The Insecurities of Time"

Know Hope

January 16th through February 15th 2009
Opening Reception: Friday, January 16th 7pm-10pm

For the past 4 years, Know Hope has been showing his work in galleries and exhibitions worldwide, but most of his work has been on the streets, in their natural urban settings. Know Hope deals with the ephemeral aspect of street art not only as a genre in itself, but also as a subject, exploring the need of momentary connections in everyday reality, and the common denominator that is the human struggle.

Know Hope’s recent work has been revolving around the story of an unnamed figure, following it and creating some sort of lifeline through its observations, mishaps and eventually its commentary. The figure is the visual manifestation of the human vulnerability addressed in all the pieces. The use of cardboard makes the content of the pieces physical, underlining the urgency of creating temporary art for the street, and the liability and rough fragility of the struggle.

"In a way, I'm finding that [to be] the most common of areas...being in that gray area. I think that knowing fully where you are, is such an absolute condition, which is rarely achieved, if ever. We can know where we are now, and speak of the contemplations, discoveries, conclusions of those moments. But time is a tricky thing. Once you figure what is going on at a given time, it becomes the past, automatically. Throwing you into a state of re-adjustment, re-calculation. Same works with conclusions based on hind sight recollections from the past. What worked yesterday, isn't relevant today. So we're constantly in between, re-adjusting. Coming to terms and adapting. There is so much to be said about the games of time, but I can get rather scattered if not speaking about something specific. Basically the only place we are surely as present and precise would be now. That gray area." -know hope

09 January 2009

Engine Company #10

snuck into this abandoned firehouse today

07 January 2009


"...What I think is, it's never too late...or, in my case, too early, to be whoever you want to be...There's no time limit, start anytime you want...change or stay the same...there aren't any rules...We can make the best or worst of it...I hope you make the best...I hope you see things that startle you. Feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you challenge yourself. I hope you stumble, and pick yourself up. I hope you live the life you wanted to...and if you haven't, I hope you start all over again."

05 January 2009

road trip

Stephanie and i just got back yesterday from our new years vacation. we took advantage of these amazing gas prices and took a road trip down south. we set off Tuesday afternoon with our french bulldog, Lady and an english bulldog, Dori. the cutest smushfaces we could have ever asked for.

Atlanta was different then i thought it would be. it was a lot smaller. i didn't think i would like it- but it had a good feeling to it. the part we hung out in is called little five points. it was endearing in a way and reminded us a bit of Asheville. when we were driving around to find variety playhouse, where we saw band of horses later that night, we ran into a strip of boutiques, big warehouses and abandoned parking lots. we walked down overgrown railroad tracks in weather we hardly expected. it was pretty windy but it was nice out. good escape from the ice cold dc has been for the past few weeks.

new years eve was perfect, with my love, amazing music, ginger ale, molly, and ending with a midnight kiss with fireworks going off behind us.

the first day of the year we awoke and drove to one of my favorite cities, Nashville. this is a place i like to be a regular- at what are 'my' top spots. i always have to start w a popsicle from Las Paletas. no matter the flavor it is always amazing. the hour wait for sweet potato pancakes at pancake pantry is a must. another time with out having nachos from sunset grill (probably a good idea) but we spent some time at the dog parks and thrift stores w some of my favorite ppl i never get to see. nashville is a place i love to show off and never have a bad time no matter what we do.

it was good. but it is good to be home.

6 months today. i love you Stephanie.