I typed a post a few days ago when i wasn't connected to the internet & forgot to post it. i'm not actually in utah anymore but i decided to post it anyhow down below.


Yes, so we're in ogallala nebraska! you know, i picked this town because i liked the name. And then it worked out to be exactly 1/3 of the way to our destination, so thus it became the lodging place for our trip's 1st leg. i wouldn't recommend moving here, because it is cold. Cold is never appropriate in july.

thank you and goodnight.


Bare With Me*

I really don't know what I'm about to say but i thought it'd be fitting to type one last blog post from utahpia. We depart tuesday morn- in a way it can't come fast enough. But yet on that morn i will mourn. utah has been most excellent. I will miss many things- the mountains, of course, i love them so. They make me feel protected; I am cupped in their hand. They guide me home. Perched on their peaks while skiing fills me with waves of reverence- nothing is more spiritual for me than a quiet place on a mountain. Of course, i'll also miss the bounteous cheap mexican food (and mexi's). Additionally: dry heat. I-15. Moab. Diego's, Settebello, Bombay House, Zupa's (our 1st date), Cafe Rio, chick-fil-a (we'll be an hour away). Aaron's family, my friends. quality people.

You know, the past few years i've lived here have been the most monumental de mi vida. To me, the years since 2005 were the years in which I evolved into a real person. Not just an adult, but a person. It's funny because the years i was in high school, say 2001 to 2005, i feel i remained stagnant; there wasn't a noticeable amount of wisdom, personality or character development. But 2005 to 2009, those have been blessed years. I feel like i'm so very nearer to the person i'm to ultimately become. But i probably have a lot further to go, it was only 4 years. Maybe each time i begin a new phase of life i'll become a little more complete.

On a less contemplative note, I am bouncing in my chair about driving I-80 to our next home. I am ready. I think living in the basement in bountiful the last few months helped with that. I need my own kitchen STAT! i miss our cooking muchly.

*I went back and forth on the title of this post for about 3 minutes. 'bare' with me or 'bear' with me? I went with the former. but now i'm thinking it looks like an invitation to come skinny dipping. So i should probably just change the title, but i'll leave it because to get to this point in the post you indeed had to bare with me.


Thursday Thought

It's the 2nd last day of my internship (glory be!) and i've spent it peeling off my dead skin, wondering why no one told me i wasn't supposed to be using a green pen the last 4 months, pondering if people would judge me if i end up working at barnes & noble with my bachelor's degree, and drinking coke. i love coke, of the non-diet variety.

[the aforementioned green pen]

What was that? You'd like to see a picture of my dead skin? Well, ok.

Lo siento.

(I really love taking cell-photos lately, they capture moments so well)

So...in other news. I forecast more blogging once we move to MI and have the internet at home...that's just an excuse. but seriously...more blogging. soon-ish.

This post feels very uneven...that's all for today.

P.S. Wait that's not all...now I'm here at the library with aaron and we thought it would be appropriate to post a photo of his foot-- both our ailments are courtesy of the sun: