Lately – him: “How are you?” me: “Crazy”

I am wanting to tie each of my ringlets into their own little pony tails, cut each one off at my roots and nail them to my wall. But I’m thinking that I’ll wait to do this until I’m in school,
so I can call it art.

Also, I just got out of more than 48 hours in an SUV with 4 friends driving straight from
San Francisco. Fully equipped with,

-all the nasty gas station coffee you can imagine.
-being pulled over somewhere in Idaho(maybe) around 1am and having a canine unit search our vehicle for merijuana, coke, crack, heroine and meth amphetamines, ect. The dog was so cute, and we were cleared.
-so many U-turns, mixed exists and swearing.
-spilling(getting) gasoline(gushing) all over myself and my clothes, in my defense it was the 5th time I’d pumped gas ever. The first time being a little under two weeks ago, at the beginning of this trip.
-arriving at the US-Canadian border at 11:30pm only to find that it was not in fact open 24 hours, and sleeping in the car for night number two.
-car light-strobe light dance parties.
-super giddy laugh attacks at 3 hour intervals.

Before that we were all over the US of A, including every gas station washroom along the number one highway, Coachella music festival, Las Vegas, and the Grand Canyon. Our trip was only 11 days long but it felt like a month, expect so many photos.

Also: hugging may cause head wounds, according to me.

Two weeks ago I was at a house show party, excitedly drinking too much wine and coconut flavored Rockstar energy drinks spiked with vodka. While hugging a (really rad) girl named Morgan too vigorously, we fell backwards somehow and I hit the back of my head on the edge of the sidewalk. My friends took me to the emergency, I had a small patch of hair shaved(cue very dramatic and hilarious hospital scene), got three stitches, and a wicked concussion. Expect so many photos. (see first sentence of this post)

Also, I’ve been so inspired from all this highway-catch up on day dreams-thought process-reading time that my notebook is overflowing with ideas and and and
I’m really excited/overwhelmed.

But, also, very very sadly, my house’s beloved cat Cracker died without me knowing before leaving on our trip and I only just found out today(welcome home!) He was so rad, just the spunky-est all white little-lion feline. He had leukemia and had to be put down.

I’ve lived with him for almost two years and will miss him waking me up for work with little paw pats to my nose so bad. Sort of ironically, the first sign that he wasn’t doing so well was that he started to pull out all of his own hair. (see first sentence in this post)

Things are crazy. Expect so many photos.

Lately, Spring-ING and Controversy

My dear friend(& roommate)Matt has a habit of leaving me the loveliest of gifts.

Looking like a character from Willy Wonka is so in this season (too funny).

I can often be found at parties taking pictures of John’s shoes.

Such a beautiful, and tasty plate by Ms. Lisa.

View of Regina from the passport office.

The best hours sign I’ve ever seen for an independent business, at Grassroots Antiques, cause it’s so true.

Spent an afternoon frolicking in the sun with friends merging like geese, all of us gathering together and then splitting off and collecting other people and then coming together again at the end. Days like this make me want to live in their bubble forever. Wandering without watches and escaping everything.

My so beautiful and incredible friend Jera, you should read her blog!

City skyline at Broad St. and College Ave.

I was interviewed by CBC news this morning on my walk to work about how optimistic I feel about living in Saskatchewan. I said I felt pretty good about it until the latest funding cuts, most notably to the Film tax credit and the CBC itself. I had yet to finish my first coffee of the day and they caught me off guard but I hope to have articulated that support for the arts is essential in my mind to the quality of life here (or anywhere) and said something like,

“what makes a great city isn’t how many tall buildings you have but the community, culture and diversity within it.”

Truthfully the city feels really depressing today, between our classic gray wind, hearing of so many friends loosing their jobs and knowing how many independent businesses have been struggling lately, it’s getting kind of scary.

So for Christ’s sake can we please all shop local and support the arts?

AND on that note, so happy to be leaving the country in aprox 60 hours for a whole two weeks! ROADTRIP! AROUND THE STATES! ADVENTURE! ACK!