Monday, July 15, 2013
I'm really bad at dressing for warm weather. Like, getting dressed kinda stresses me out in the summertime - what am I supposed to do without sweaters?! I've found that if I stick to this formula, though, I'll be okay: an airy skirt + a tank top + an overshirt. The overshirt kinda satisfies my need for layers without making me feel all hot and miserable.
In other news: I just got back from a crazy last minute road trip to-and-from Southern California. My grandma passed away last week, and Franklin, my sister & I drove down to attend her funeral. The drive is about 20 hours each way, and we didn't stop to rest. It was crazy. I don't think I've known what true exhaustion was before this weekend, haha. I'm glad we went, though. Funerals are important for your soul, I think.
Anyway, I hope ya'll are having a great summer!
I'm going to go drink a few whiskey-gingers & call it a night.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
A couple weekends ago, Franklin and I took a spontaneous mini road trip to Portland to meet up with two of our really good friends. We stayed at a haunted hotel, and drank lots of whiskey, in hopes that it would aid in fending off ghosts. We explored the "Hawthorne" neighborhood with our dear friend Joe, where he showed us an amazing bookstore (where I bought those sweet Oregon edition field note books), and some tasty-fine breakfast. I really really REALLY like Portland. Like, I haven't been able to stop thinking about it since we left. We're going to try to make it a regular (perhaps monthly?) trip. Maybe we'll have game nights with Joe, and play nerdy board games, and maybe I will participate in a famicom-playing night that Franklin & Joe dreamed up long ago - in which they would pick out an obscure Famicom game once a week and play through it together. (speaking of which, have you seen these videos? SO GREAT! I want to watch them all, heehee). We also said farewell to our friend Shelby, who is going to live in Brazil for 2 months to live and work on an organic farm! How exciting and romantic, teehee.
PS: Congratulations to Remi on winning the brooch giveaway!! :)