Real Talk


The past view months have not been fun. I quit one job and gained another. We started looking for a new apartment in August and were not moving until December. I worked midnights at this new job and I was so stressed and exhausted that I lost 15lbs. Not cool.

Things are getting a little better now. I have ignored this blog for a long time and I’m going to try and get back to it in the New Year. Ill be in a new place, in a new city and hopefully I will be feeling better.

I need a fresh start.

I have reading goals for 2019 and art goals and work goals and travel goals and I hope I can keep up the momentum and get shit done.

So heres my small update. More for myself then others I guess. Because no really reads this thing anyway.


Real Talk

July Tattoos

This month I got two tattoos!

Because when I feel like crap I torture my skin to make myself feel better.

First one is a bunny-fish, or Bish for short. This is one of Koree’s original drawings. Tracy named her Fiona. She’s real pretty. My foot kept falling asleep. That was the worst part about this one. ugh. And I’m pretty sure I kicked Koree when my leg twitched. Oops.

Next up is my little axolotl. He’s super cute and was named Abbott. ha! Lana is so great. I love it!

Mail · Postcards

Postcrossing – July

Postcrossing is an online project that allows its members to send and receive postcards from all over the world. The project’s tag line is “send a postcard and receive a postcard back from a random person somewhere in the world!” Its members, also known as postcrossers, send postcards to other members and receive postcards back from other random postcrossers. Where the postcards come from is always a surprise.

July was a busy month for postcard collecting! I get so excited every time I check the mail.

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July Book Haul

July was a busy busy month for book collecting! If only I had read more. Gah!

  1. Brother by David Chariandy
  2. My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand
  3. The Illustrated Poets: William Blake by Peter Porter
  4. Poems of John Keats by Claire Tomalin
  5. A Dogs Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
  6. Fresh from the Vegetarian Cookbook by Robin Robertson
  7. The Berenstain Bears: Get in a Fight
  8. The Berenstain Bears: and Too Much TV
  9. The Berenstain Bears: Trouble at School
  10. The Berenstain Bears: Visit the Dentist
  11. The Berenstain Bears: and the Green Eyed Monster
  12. There’s No Such Thing as a Dragon by Jack Kent
  13. The Selection by Kiera Cass
  14. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
  15. F for Effort by Richard Benson
  16. Brave Enough by Cheryl Strayed
  17. The Beatrix Potter Treasury
  18. The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher by Beatrix Potter
  19. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
  20. The Tale of Tom Kitten by Beatrix Potter
  21. The Tale of Benjamin Bunny by Beatrix Potter
  22. The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
  23. Between by Jessica Warman
  24. Lucky Man by Michael J Fox
  25. Vitamins & Minerals Handbook
  26. This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
  27. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway by Jeff Kinney
  28. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (1960)
  29. 1984 by George Orwell (1961)
  30. 1984 by George Orwell (1981)
  31. The Time Machine/The War of the Words by HG Wells (1983)
  32. Pokemon Adventures Vol.1 by Hidenori Kusaka
  33. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
  34. The Life and Adventures of a Haunted Convict by Austin Reed
  35. The History of Bees by Maja Lunde
  36. The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld
  37. Coming Through Slaughter by Michael Ondaatje
  38. Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
  39. The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
  40. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  41. Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey
  42. Happy Birthday Moon by Frank Asch
  43. Dinosaur Garden by Liza Donnelly
  44. Sam and the Firefly by PD Eastman
  45. And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street by Dr Seuss
  46. Serendipity by Stephen Cosgrove
  47. The Fairy Chronicles: Thistle and the Shell of Laughter by JH Sweet
  48. The New Baby by Mercer Mayer
  49. I Just Forgot by Mercer Mayer
  50. Me Too! by Mercer Mayer
  51. Just Grandpa and Me by Mercer Mayer
  52. Weave a Circle Round by Kari Maaren
  53. Slow Food Nation by Carlo Petrini
  54. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  55. American Panda by Gloria Chao
  56. A Beautiful Terrible Thing by Jen White
  57. Missing Mother by Barbara Bracht Donsky
  58. The Unwanted by Lisa McMann
  59. Wish You Were Here by Nick Webb
  60. Not Dead Yet by Phil Collins
  61. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
  62. The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead
  63. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
  64. The Baby-Sitters Club 58: Stacey’s Choice
  65. The Baby-Sitters Club – Little Sister 12: Karen’s Ghost
  66. The Baby-Sitters Club – Little Sister 16: Karen’s Goldfish
  67. The Baby-Sitters Club – Little Sister 99: Karen’s Big City Adventure
  68. The Baby-Sitters Club – Little Sister 111: Karen’s Spy Mystery
  69. Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss
  70. Dreams by Frank & Rhondaa Garfield
  71. Past Live by Peter & Elizabeth Fenwick
  72. The World of Unicorns by Diana Cooper
  73. Mind-Seal of the Buddhas by Patriarch Ou-i
  74. Buddhism & Modern World by Bhikkhu Dr Beligalle Dhammajoti
  75. The Shaman’s Body by Arnold Mindell
  76. The Chef’s Garden by Terrence Conran
  77. Pots & Containers by Anthony Atha
  78. New Kitchen Garden by Adam Caplin
  79. Power Plants by Frankie Flowers & Bryce Wylde
  80. Happy Happy Happy by Phil Robertson
  81. Holes by Louis Sachar
  82. Zero to One by Peter Thiel
  83. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  84. How to be an Artist by JoAnneh Nagler
  85. Ru by Kim Thuy
  86. Naked Pictures of Famous People by Jon Stewart
  87. Winter by John Marsden
  88. 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad
  89. Days of Toil and Tears by Sarah Ellis
  90. The Stone Child by Dan Poblocki