ruta

i’ve got this friend who inspires me. from my own personal experience, the establishment and development of friendships is not easily accomplished in a city like london. the bridge between ‘let’s go dancing sometime this month’ casual acquaintance and let’s … Continue reading

pigeon toes and chummy squirrels

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today was for wandering. i checked the weather forecast before leaving my london flat, decided against an umbrella, and set out with my laptop, a pocketful of mixed nuts, plastic baggies, and my keepcup in tow. alas, today was also … Continue reading

i am in love with a girl named hilda

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this is my 80th post. i’m not sure why that is worth noting, but i am very excited to reach 100. like i have said many times before, i give up projects very easily, and it has been a big … Continue reading

what it all could be

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“i’ve hung my happiness on what it all could be. and what it all could be. what it all, what it all could be.”   i want to be a self-taught botanist. i want to acquire a bicycle and ride … Continue reading

día de los muertos

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margaritas for breakfast? that cool touch when another human uses a wet brush to paint shadows on your face? the quiet of an bricked exhibition hall. the bursting colors of an altar, created with the bright colors of mexico in mind. photographers … Continue reading

lorde

lorde

pop stars do not often lay claim to the tiny bits of my beating heart. ella yelich-o’connor is no ordinary pop star. “lorde” has captured my attention. she’s weird, truly bizarre, but i don’t think she means to be. she … Continue reading

the kings of summer

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i just finished watching jordan vogt-roberts’ the kings of summer, an endearing sundance film [2013] centered around the lives of three teenage boys and their escape into the wilderness. instead of dealing with their bizarre / overbearing families, they build … Continue reading

the busking challenge – preface

pretty picture of big ben, sunset behind big ben, big ben in london, a walk around london, for the first time, stream of lights and a bridge, westminster bridge, elizabeth tower, a sunset and the thames

i have this crazy idea. one of many, i assure you.. upon my eventual return to london, i have decided to “busk” for at least thirty minutes in an underground tube station, during rush hour. if you are unsure as … Continue reading

the day the sky spewed vegetables

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london is not a place where boredom is an acceptable state of being. there is too much going on, too many lost people subconsciously searching for other lost people. it was on a chilly, arbitrary morning when i went looking … Continue reading

a glimpse of a year

succulents, propagation, plants, nature, beautiful

i won’t be having the perfect new year’s. i’ll be coming straight from work to a local greek restaurant where my family and a band will be waiting, to bid the old year goodbye. most likely, i’ll slip on my … Continue reading