It’s 1200 Miles From Palm Springs to Texas

This post will encompass two trips I went on, one almost three months ago and the other almost two. I’m so good at doing things in a timely manner that I’m also writing this on election night while pretending that the world isn’t slowly falling into hellfire.*

The title of this post comes from this song by Dean Martin with the same title. I googled songs about Palm Springs and it was the first to show up. It’s quite a number. It’s also perfect because the two places I went after going home were Palm Springs, and then Austin Texas.

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Homesick: I Will Not Let My Heartache

The title is a reference to the Relient K “Heartache” song from their new(ish) album, Air For Free.* I listened to it a lot when I went for runs when I went home and took these photos at the cabin my family and I rent every summer. I try not to let my heart ache for this spot, but it’s pretty incredible.

There is some debate as to when we started going to the cabin, and the tradition of trying to figure out when we started going has become just as ingrained in our yearly trips.

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Some days are just ugly

Very short and sweet today, just posting something I found kind of funny in all it’s dark, bitterness.

I recently dyed my hair green. And when it dried I looked like I was auditioning for the role of The Joker’s daughter. I’m talking astroturf and Green Apple Gatorade green. So I bought some blue hair dye and spent probably an hour and a half systematically covering my bright green head with it.

When I finally rinsed it was a magical gradient from dark green to bright teal-blue. So I posted a pic on my Snapchat and proceeded on my day. I didn’t save the picture from Snapchat, and then thought “maybe I should take another one.”

After that decision, somehow, every single picture I took was blurry, or at a terrible angle, or made me look way fatter than I am, or had awful lighting that didn’t show the cool gradient of my hair.

Then I got this text message from a friend: Screen Shot 2016-02-02 at 6.09.42 PM

And you can see how I responded. Some days you take that perfect selfie* and some days are just ugly days. As long as you remember that those ugly days are just bad lighting, awkward camera angles, and blurry results. Not what you actually look like.

So here’s hoping tomorrow is a better photo day, because honestly this hair is a thing of beauty that needs to be shared with all the world. Or the 20 people who read my blog.

*as seen here: ME

Driving Parallel Along Route 66

The drive from Los Angeles to Nebraska and back (on two different routes) drives you through 9 states, 10 if you take route 54 and go through 10 minutes of Texas.

9 states in 4 and a half days of driving is a lot of states when you consider the size of them. Coming from New England I am accustomed to being in and out of a state within an hour. But out here in the wild west things are a lot bigger.

Starting with the sky

Utah 11:24 - 3

This was somewhere in Utah at the end of November 24th

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