You are what you love
He loved her, of course, but better than that, he chose her, day after day. Choice: that was the thing.
Sherman Alexie in The Toughest Indian In The World (via gettingahealthybody)

I’m not ready to say goodbye to my favorite character.
I hope they don’t literally kill her off, that’s so tacky… and yet, so true to this series.

Nothing in the world smells as good as the person you love.
(via augustuswate-rs)
Spring Break

One more day left of my break, and it’s been crazy productive- not in any professional way, but restorative to my sanity and relationship and general sense of wanderlust.

Spent Saturday-Monday in Texas visiting my parents and sister. Managed to squeeze in dinner with my aunt and grandmother for her 84th birthday. Did not manage to fit in my preferred colorist, and my hair will be a mess of roots in a month or so.

Spent Monday night and Tuesday morning in airports, due to United’s constant delays (from 8:25PM to 1:30AM) and ridiculous reschedule policies. Slept 2 hours at LAX before finally making it to LAS- just in time to find B and catch our plane to PDX.

Spent Tuesday in Portland, exploring the zoo and various gardens and eateries. Drove up to Seattle Wednesday morning and spent the whole day there, being shown around by one of B’s best friends- he’s in the service industry and gave us an awesome foodie tour. Preferred Portland over Seattle though. Drove back to our hotel at 2AM.

Two more days in Portland further solidified some aspects of our future, in terms of conversations about where we want our relationship to go as well as literally selecting the area as a potential place for us to land next.

Finally back home with a weekend to recuperate. Settling in with a book and the 50-or-so Yelp reviews I get to write from our trip.

I think there’s only 30 days left of the semester.

We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom.

We lived in the gaps between stories.

The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood (via stannisbaratheon)
Why didn’t I learn to treat everything like it was the last time. My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future.
Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (via larmoyante)


Lifestyle photographer Grace Chon recently turned the camera on her 10-month-old baby Jasper and their 7-year-old rescue dog Zoey, putting them side-by-side in the some of the most adorable portraits ever.

Parent to child at the library: Shhh...remember what we said about being loud in the library?
Child: We'll wake up the books.
Parent: That's right.
People who believe they’ll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, learn it doesn’t work that way. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.
Neil Gaiman (via hellanne)