31 March 2010

benini sculpture ranch


fredericksburg tx


this is an amazing abandoned bar/restaurant that we found on a road trip down to fredericksburg tx the other day. probably one of my favorite finds. i dont understand how this gem went under. an old fire truck. a broken down carousel. a shanty town of atleast 8 wooden shacks. the most beautifully weathered cilos. and the walls perfectly covered in a mosaic of rust. buddy must have been a pretty awesome guy. one of the most tasteful pack rats.

30 March 2010

Best Friends Day 9!

Save The Date!

Best Friends Day 9 will be held August 19th-22nd, 2010! Save the date for your visit to Richmond, VA!

Thursday August 19th
Friday August 20th
Saturday August 21st
Sunday August 22nd

booking my flight asap!

29 March 2010

Women who run with the wolves: myths and stories of the wild woman archetype
By Clarissa Pinkola Est├ęs

this book is changing my life daily. its depth is profound. i catch myself reading sentences over and over in order to try and grasp the intent of each word. a must read. its right up there with 'the prophet' by kahlil gibran, for me.

some lovely advice


1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
4. Live with the 3 E’s - Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
5. Play more games.
6. Read more books than you did in 2009.
7. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
8. Sleep for 7 hours.
9. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.


10. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
11. Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
12. Don’t over do. Keep your limits.
13. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
14. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
15. Dream more while you are awake.
16. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
17. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
18. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
19. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
20. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
21. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
22. Smile and laugh more.
23. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.


24. Call your family often.
25. Each day give something good to others.
26. Forgive everyone for everything.
27. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
28. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.


31. Do the right thing!
32. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
33. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
34. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
35. The best is yet to come.
36. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.


28 March 2010

first crawfish boil of the summer! thanks to donnie and nekoa!

27 March 2010

jonsi- go

laura marling- i speak because i can

she & him- volume 2

cocorosie- grey oceans

the bird and the bee- Interpreting the Masters, Vol. 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall & John Oates

23 March 2010

laney and jameson!

laney- one of my long time best friends from college and her boyfriend jameson, one of my new favorite ppl came to visit. they just got done traveling south america for a year and they sure did have perfect timing coming to austin! sxsw! they were here for two weeks, before they caught a rideshare back to virginia, and i was really starting to get used to them being here. they cooked some amazing food including a 20 roll veggie sushi party! we went to a lot of good shows. films. free parties. road bikes. ate tacos. snow cones. they even gave us a little concert of all the songs they wrote during their travels. miss you guysss! maybe one day we will live in the same city again! ;)

lobo marino

21 March 2010

okay mountain.



this is an amazing band from chile that i met through some friends at a houseparty/ bonfire during sxsw. they were really great people, really fun and even shared with us some chilean pisco! definitely worth listening to. and their cd is available to download on their myspace for freeee

19 March 2010

another amazing book that i just finished

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.”
—Randy Pausch

18 March 2010

i thought i wanted to switch blogs. but it was solely for the shallow reason of looks. blogger- you have all that i need. i have so much history with you. i have missed you and wont betray you again. i might sway here and there, or spread my love between other online social networks. but you are the one ill always share the most with.