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moto fun

fun fact: i got my motorcycle license this summer. before anyone fires off a million comments about my lack of balance and history of horrible bike accident(s), i’d like to promise you all that i have no intention of riding on the streets this summer. getting my license consisted of riding around a large parking [...]
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trying to slow down. failing. having fun anyway.

i’m not really trying to slow down. i’m actually working more than ever right now academically and creatively–but i’m trying to do it with more purpose. put in more pauses for reflection. i want the work to be good. really good. better than really good. on top of doing amazing research, writing, and painting, fun [...]
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a year ago last friday, i went over my handle bars and broke both my elbows, my teeth, etc etc blah blah blah. i’m sick of talking about the details. to commemorate what C calls “the worst day of my [his] life” i went back to the scene of the crime with one of my [...]
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happy rider

it’s been almost a full year since my bike accident and, as promised, this year i’m going to sport a bike helmet for the first time ever. yes, i know the dangers and having experienced them first hand last year, i realize i’m the luckiest gal in the city that i only broke my elbows, [...]
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dear C

Last year, I wrote a letter to 2009, which was really only the beginning of the health issues I would face in 2010. Who knew that weeks later, I would have kidney stone surgery, a massive bike accident in June, and 8 weeks of chronic stomach pain this winter. I’ve thought a lot about the [...]
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distraction links

i’m in the process of writing two grants applications, due a-sap. things distracting me: bike + shelf + books = brilliant idea it’s not the first time, but i’m pretty much wearing this exact outfit today this bag is calling to me
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i’ve been having a lot of nightmares lately. i keep waking up in the morning from some very disturbing dreams, which is never a good way to start a day. i have a hard time shaking the feelings. it’s 11:17 a.m. and i still feel slightly disturbed by the one i had this morning. i [...]
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wednesday writing break inspirations

one week to go till deadline. given the headache situation, excedrin is going to keep me going more than tea is. today’s writing break inspirations and links: i’ll take the entire collection, especially the dress on the right (via delight by design): bike love via design for mankind (for those curious: no, i have not [...]
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excited for a holiday weekend of: *bike rides *picnics with fruit salad and fruit drinks *leaving the city for the beach *city fireworks *hot hot weather *birthdays (including mine!) photo credit
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projects are a’brewing…

so many dyi projects brewing around here, i can hardly keep up with myself. had major plans to start on a few today until the contractors showed up at 10 to install the shower glass in the new bathroom and i realized that i’m one of those people who doesn’t feel herself when there are [...]
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