Thursday, March 28, 2013

This is Love

Saw this couple one day last week on my way back from the store and it made me smile. 

She was riding on the handlebars. Legs swaying back and forth as he steered an S shaped path down the street.

He kissed her neck, her cheeks making her giggle as they happily floated along.

This is love I thought. So nice to see it again.

Friday, March 22, 2013

But You Don't Have Any Accents

So I'm sitting here contemplating yoga but am tired after 3 doubles this week so I'll share a cool night instead.

Worked and went to check out the new World of Beers after work. The last time I was in this old space it was for a Kiss cover band, my have times changed. 

Really great bar with every beer imaginable. Got to drink beer out of a snifter glass and enjoy a Boulder IPA. Can you taste Colorado through a can? The answer is YES as I had flashbacks of Boulder drinking and remembering my old stomping grounds.

As usual when I go to a bar some stranger starts to talk to me. This one was from Ohio and asked if I was local.

After I said yes, he just kept saying in disbelief how strange it is that none of us locals have accents. "Nobody has accents down here. Nobody." he kept saying over and over again like we were an alien race. For some reason it haunted me and has stuck with me all day.

After one I was done and was happy to get off Duval to enjoy a ghost town ride home. 

At some point my phone randomly switched onto this sound app which I heard coming from my purse. Its one of those goofy things I added to my iphone when I first got it and now officially love it. Waves from Oregon. 

So riding home I listened to waves crashing while taking pics of cool creepy trees at 3am. Probably the best random thing of the night.

I loved the sound so much I fell asleep to it and I gotta tell you, waking up to waves makes the day a little brighter.

Ok, one more shift...Two days off and lots to do.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Perfect Storm

Ever feel like all the things you've been working on start to come together and you might just get it right this time?

I've been feeling that the last few days and its been great. Finding my way through some paintings and spotted a call for artist deadline I'll submit to.

I notice how different my responses to various things have been compared to when I first moved down here 7 years ago and it makes me happy.

Started with handing out one of my art business cards at work this week to some curious peeps. Along with some other good feedback on those business cards, the wheels begin to turn in unison.

And the best part is its all contained in the life I've worked hard to create.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Spring Chickens

There's a reason why the post office is going to a 5 day a week service.

Waiting at the front of an ever growing line, I started laughing and wondering when the postal workers were going to bitch slap one of the customers.

One guy was trying to convince the postal worker to hand over a certified letter to him for his friend. Another was asking for tape cause he didn't want to use his saliva to close an envelope. As their antics stopped up service, the rest of the line got to talking.

"That's nothing! Last week I watched a guy mail live chickens to New York. He just punched some holes in a box and shipped it while the whole post office was crying laughing. I know what he was thinking, they're really pretty and I want one - why not ship them?" This man even showed me a pic of the box o chickens.

Another one said he saw a guy try to mail a live reptile. "They didn't even ask if it was a poisonous breed. What if he was trying to kill someone???"

Did it get mailed, you ask? Why yes. 

I asked both these gentlemen if all items shipped were found in the Winn Dixie parking lot. 

But I think my favorite part of this whole encounter was the T-shirt worn by the guy who showed me the chicken pic.

FLORIDA - A sunny place for shady people.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Welcome Back Warmth!

Had a good cold stint down here but it seems like that has finally broken. Sun is shining, wind is blowing and got to open the doors today during my yoga practice which was nice.

If you're like me and can't seem to make any of the class times at your local studio but still want to practice daily try yogaglo

Great online classes that can stream onto your TV. You just got to get past the distractions of your own home at first but after that its awesome!

Cheers to things warming up everywhere.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Spring Break '13

Another one is upon us. How do I know? 

A gaggle of girls crossing the street against the light. Bikers looking like they will fall off their bikes at any time. And Europeans looking into peoples houses and yards like they're at a zoo.

Hello Spring Break 2013. Goodbye beaches and bike paths for two months. 

Should be entertaining.