Rest In Love Jyme


Yesterday evening our beloved cat Jyme had a tragic accident. Although she hung on like a champ, her injuries were too severe and she didn't make it. I am grateful that I got to be there petting and loving on her as she took her last breaths and, as Kaite so eloquently put it, graduated from life.

My roommate Kaite had warned me over and over leading up to our moving in together just how fast and hard I would fall for this lovely feline, and surely enough I did. I called her jimmy (more often than not it came out with a bit of a Spanish accent "himmy") and scratched her butt while she ate (her favorite). She was beautiful and she knew it But just in case you didn't know, she would pose on bookshelves and stare at you until you noticed. I will miss many things about Jyme, here are just a few...I will miss: Her drinking out of the toilet while I get ready for the night, such a lady. Her meowing every time her food dish was less than half full, I think she was always worried in case we would ever just mysteriously left her. Chasing and attacking moths in the living room and then taking them down in one gulp. Her greeting me at the hallway when I walk through the door. Her hiding under my bed when we have over 3 house guests (which is almost everyday). The amazing contortionist like positions she worked herself into during naps. Holding her like a baby and talking to her like an adult. And most of all, the way she would casually walk up and rub her soft fur against your ankles forcing you to pick her up and forget all that is sad and annoying if only for a moment.

We love and miss you Jyme. We all know you are the sweetest and most beautiful kitten in kitty heaven. I leave you now with the same request in kitty heaven as I had every time I walked out the door of our little apartment in the city...Hold Down The Fort Jimmy. Hold it Down.

A Blog Remodel...A ReBloggel If You Will.


So, it turns out, for reasons unknown to myself, people are actually reading my blog. I know, I know, crazy right? Why would anyone want to read about my life? To inquire after events that flirt with mediocre and mundane, well that's just ludicrous. Trust me, I am just as shocked! Alright, so how do I know this for sure you ask? Well, i put this stupid little hit counter on my page out of innocent curiosity after seeing one on a friends blog, and it has been telling me in the most forward of terms that I am getting way more hits than I had imagined. Who are these people so rudely and blatantly snooping through my life? OK I guess, in a way, I am asking for it by putting myself "out there", you know, on the WEB. Nevertheless, I haven't the slightest clue who they are. And come to think of it, I don't know if I have a preference as to whether they are friends or strangers. And to really beat this already lifeless subject into the ground, I guess in reality, I have no real evidence that these so called "hitters" are really sticking around to read my ramblings or if these are all coincidental stumblings on to a poor attempt of documentation by a borderline virgin blogger.

Even so, whatever it is that is actually happening here, I have decided to make some changes. I, as of today, am going to make a solid effort here, to become a dedicated blogger. I would like to learn the rules of the road. It is odd, but as I have ventured out into blog land I have noticed that blogging can be an art, I have a lot to learn. Apparently...all bloggers aren't angry geeks, who knew?

So what can my "readers" (yes I am still assuming at least a few of you stick around and listen to my BS) expect from me from here on out? Well, I am hoping to simply document my life. I might go ahead and take a storytelling type of approach to keep both me and my "readers" awake while I record the numbing normalcy that is my day to day. I think it is safe to say my "readers" can also expect: far too many photos, shared inspirations, quality quotes, a few drunken dissertations and a front row seat to all of wholesome fun that follows me from town to town. Intrigued? Who wouldn't be?

I know you are all just chomping at the bits for more, unfortunately this is it for tonight. Don't worry, you can shut your mouths baby birds, Ill feed you again tomorrow. Goodnight "Readers"

words to live by.


my world


My entire world has turned upside down.

and its still turning...

bad days...


Days like today are kind of exciting. They are so bad that you know no matter what the evening brings, it will be better. I am lucky because at the end of this awful day, i have a handful of great friends waiting for me to join in the good times. I cant wait for this terrible day to end and this amazing night to begin.


[par-uh-shoot] noun, verb, -chut·ed, -chut·ing.
a folding, umbrellalike, fabric device for allowing a person, to float down safely through the air from a great height.

“But it’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once and it’s too much. My heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst. And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can’t feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life.” — American Beauty